Posted by Billyjam, August 15, 2007 08:00am | Post a Comment

Afrika Bambaataa, Donald Glaude, The Chemical Brothers, DJ Icey, Sasha, DJ Dan, Lee Coombs, The Crystal Method, Ladytron
, and D:Fuse are all among the many, many acts slated for both this year's SF LoveFest (9/29) and the LoveWeek (Wednesday to Sunday) events leading up to it, all happening next month in San Francisco. The actual SF LoveFest 2007 parade (formerly Love Parade), the annual city party that celebrates dance music and culture, will again travel along Market Street, culminating in a big party at the Civic Center with Spundae and Skills hosting the official after party on the festival door step at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. Meanwhile, for those with VIP and press passes, the party will move indoors inside the San Francisco City Hall building.

The actual celebrations of LoveWeek kick off on the Wednesday of that week, while the "Official Pre-Event" party, with The Chemical Brothers scheduled to perform, is set for the Friday of that week. For exact details it is best to visit the event's website, especially since it appears all the details are still being ironed out, with "daily updates" promised.
The event "is a testament to the fundamental community desire to come together and break down barriers, in peace and love through dance music," said SF LoveFest board president Joshua Smith, who noted that what makes the festival, which is now in its fourth year and last year attracted 65,000 revelers, extra unique is that it is attended by all ages of house and electronic music fans. It also caters to damn near all strains/sub-genres of electronic music -- of which, as you know, there are many.
The  DJs and artists that are booked to perform include Sasha, Ferry Corsten, DJ Dan, Gabriel & Dresden, the Crystal Method, Lee Burridge, Ladytron, D:Fuse, Baby Anne, Meat Katie, Afrika Bambaataa, Donald Glaude, Eddie Halliwell, DJ Rap, 16 Bit Lolitas, Three, Richard "Humpty" Vission, Sandra Collins, Vello Virkhaus, DJ Icey, Lee Coombs, Chris Fortier, Rogue Element, and many, many more. As I mentioned earlier, for full up-to-the-minute details (dates/times/places), best to check in with the SF LoveFest website.


Posted by phil blankenship, August 15, 2007 01:05am | Post a Comment

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Family Guy vs a-ha

Posted by Billyjam, August 14, 2007 05:05pm | Post a Comment
In a short reworking of 80's group a-ha's unique and famous video for "Take On Me," the Family Guy producers do a clever remake of the Norwegian duo's 1985 synth-pop worldwide hit single. Check it out below and for the lyrics to the song scroll below the video screen.

"TAKE ON ME" lyrics

 Talking away I don't know what I'm to say
 I'll say it anyway today's another day to find you
 Shying away
 I'll be coming for you love O.K.
Take on me
Take me on
I'll be gone in a day or two
So needless to say I'm odds and ends
But that's me, stumbling away
Slowly learning that life is O.K.
Say after me It's no better to be safe than sorry.
Take on me
Take me on
I'll be gone in a day or two.
The things that you say
Is it live or just to play
My worries away
You're all the things I've got to remember
You shying away
I'll be coming for you anyway
Take on me
Take me on I'll be gone in a day or two.

Happy Creamsicles Day -- You got your margarine in my soap!

Posted by Eric Brightwell, August 14, 2007 03:36pm | Post a Comment
Creamsicles are made by Unilever, a company formed when British soapmakers Lever Brothers merged...

...with Dutch margarine giant Margarin Unie in 1930

At 5 cents a pop, it doesn't matter that creamsicles taste like children's aspirin dipped in triaminic.

Legend has it that if you you truly believe creamsicles taste good and you leave out creamsicle fudge, drinks or cakes on August 13th (The Eve of Creamsicles Day), Creamor the Snake will swing by your house in his creamsicle Mustang and leave you gifts in your creamsicle gloves which you've left by the driveway.

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Posted by Billyjam, August 14, 2007 10:47am | Post a Comment

The Simpsons' intro, with real life humans filling in as the animated family members Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie, made in the UK as a promo for the TV show's 17th season in March of this year, continues to grow in popularity online. As of today on YouTube it has gotten well over sixteen million views. And that is just on that site. The video clip is also posted on numerous other popular sites, such as ebaums world, where it is also getting repeated hits -- all of which reportedly have increased in recent weeks following the release of the Simpsons Movie.

The short clip, which accurately re-enacts the title sequence of the animated show with real actors such as at the very beginning of each episode, when the camera zooms into a schoolroom to Bart (above) writing in chalk on the blackboard, got the full approval of Simpsons maker Matt Groening. If you haven't already, see the one-minute video clip that uses the original Simpsons intro theme below and witness the actors' and film-makers' accurate portrayals of each character. Like the TV show, the clip ends with the whole family squeezed on the sofa ready to watch TV- - only in this version they are about to watch the cartoon version of the Simpsons.

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