Thursday, September 4, 2014

SPIRIT OF 69 - A FILM BY MIKE SKINNER // DR. MARTENS

Below is a very cool clip from the Mike Skinner film Spirit of 69, a collaboration between the director and Dr. Martens footwear. I dig it, as it talks about mod culture, the UK/Jamaican music influence and style. I love ska/reggae and this is a great clip and introduction to a new line of clothing and boots that have been inspired by the mod/ska/two tone UK culture. Check the clip out below:

Monday, September 1, 2014

The Swavy One Releases The Catchiest Song of 2014 With Bounce

Hip hop doesn’t always come out with such  catchy tunes. Even some of the best in the game can’t really capture my attention, but The Swavy One has done more than capture my attention, he’s single handedly changed my perception of hip hop in 2014. Sure, I’ve shouted out Murs, Fashawn, and others, but their records are older now, and well, it’s 2014 and new is new. The Swavy One pushes the best parts of hip hop out with “Bounce” and it’s awesome. The mix of lyrical dominance, tight beats, and easy flow is easily one of the best things I’ve heard all year.

“Bounce” will have you doing just that, bouncing with the tune and singing along with the chorus that just doesn’t let up. The beats are solid, the rhymes here are effective, and it all works to the best that you can imagine from the world of hip hop today. You’re not going to find another song that is this catchy right now, whether on the radio or online. There’s talent that overflows here, and it’s something that you cannot deny. There’s just so much to the song, and it’s more than just me praising it, listen to it.

You cannot listen to The Swavy One’s latest release and not get it stuck in your head. Download it, turn it up in your stereo and watch people’s head turn as you “Bounce” with one of the hottest songs of 2014, bar none. The Swavy One is on top of his game with this track, and I for one can’t stop listening, you won’t either so start now.

Check out the track “Bounce” via soundcloud here, follow The Swavy One on twitter here, check out his official website here, and keep tabs on the up and coming MC.

The Electrets Ignite A Fire In My Heart With Misfit

It’s rare for me to swoon when I hear a band, but The Electrets have done it. Not since I first heard The Red Aunts have I fallen in love with a female punk rock outfit. The thing is that not only do The Electrets play a brand of early punk rock that I’ve always been a fan of, but they do so with a touch of horror that will definitely get you swinging your hips a bit. The record makes me want to take out my creepers and bolts and go out on the town Electric Frankenstein style.

All kidding aside, “Misfit” is an EP that is really good, it’s 6 songs of garage punk, and modern alternative that is awesome. There’s no gimmicks here, they are the real deal, they play with precision and when you listen to the tracks you are going to fall in love with the way the guitars work, the bass lines can walk around, and the keyboards that isolate that old school rockabilly and punk swing style. Don’t get this twisted, they are not to be confined in one style, but rather the ethos of those genres seems to permeate throughout the tracks, and create a style all its own.

The stand out tracks are “Misfit”, “I Can Be better”, and “Red Train”, but the whole record is grand. I really love this record and can only hope that the band gets more notoriety because they are truly a gem to me and anyone that likes that old school punk sound. Think early Ramones, The Huntingtons keyboard sound, Stiff Little Fingers, The Damned, and anything that isn’t too polished. They bring back a raw energy that is well worth your time, and definitely your money and sacred devotion.

Check out more on The Electrets via Soundcloud here, Itunes here, and Facebook here. I’m in love with this music, hence why I’m telling you to go get it. Seriously, this is one of the better records I’ve heard all year, and I hear a LOT. When you’re a CHUD you get certain privileges.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Blood Sugar Summer Punch In An Iconic Song With Haunted

Blood Sugar Summer is a duo that you are going to want to keep your eyes on. With the release of their latest track, “Haunted”, you get a taste of what’s coming from the duo of Benj├│ James and Jack Wilson. This guitar heavy track is one of the most uncompromising examples of artistry and poetry meeting head on. The song is more than just a mixture of sounds, it’s a layered approach to music that melts two very distinct ideas into one opus.

The song’s lyrics are iconic, they inspire, they tell a story, and it’s the same dynamic that you will liken to bands like The Cure, and Echo and The Bunnymen. There’s so much going on with the track, that you will want to rewind it and listen to it over and over again. There’s just something here that is intangible, and makes it an iconic alternative track. It mixes this melancholy tone with poetry and rock atmosphere that will completely floor you upon first listen.

“Haunted” is just that, it’s a haunted and haunting track that speaks volumes to the talent of Blood Sugar Summer. I’m completely impressed and enthralled with the sounds, and am not sure what to make of it all.

Check out the track below and turn it up, it’s an instant classic if you ask me.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Nina Kotova Creates An Integral Cello Performance on Her Latest Release of J.S. Bach Suites

Classical music doesn’t get enough credit. It’s one of the genres that deserves so much more respect, and yet it doesn’t seem to get it. When you listen to contemporary artists play the classics, you will get something inspirational. It’s with that framework that you will be absolutely floored by Nina Kotova’s release of J.S. Bach Suites for Cello. This is a record of incredible impact, and offers over 2 hours of music. The sound comes at you with a certain precision that will surprise most, and for me, it was that initial track that really got me hooked.

Nina Kotova is an international performer with an incredible skill for music. From an early age she has mastered the art form and has been playing with a certain bravado that is not matched by many other artists. It’s with this release that new fans and old fans alike will get a profound push forward. You’ll find that listening through the songs, there is a certain push of her own style that is compelling. There’s precision here and there’s soul. That soul that is put into the music inspires, and creates an incredible tone. If you’ve heard Yo-Yo Ma’s release of Bach, you will definitely love this, because it trumps that one. It is a far better, more compelling release and that’s something that I can truly appreciate as a musician, and lover of music.

You’ll find that Nina Kotova’s powerful playing makes this stand out. It creates a mood that is easy to listen to, and creates a sort of “brain” wave length that inspires. It pulls you in, and doesn’t let you go. Once you put this on, you can close your eyes and almost see her playing with power. The sound here is well crafted, recording with the utmost precision, and inspires with every single note.

If you like music, any genre, you have to listen to this. You absolutely have to listen to this beautiful recording. Nina Kotova’s release here will just stun you, even if you’re not a big fan of classical music. I highly recommend listening to this one, it’s flawless, it’s compelling, and it’s nearly metaphysical. I know, this is a lot of praise, but you have to listen to it, it’s well worth it.

You can get this record via amazon.com here, and you can learn more about Nina Kotova’s music here on her official website. I can’t think of another classical record that has floored me quite like this one. I’m sincere in saying that.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Expendables 3 Download Free HD

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Hundreds of Jobs Depend on The Movie

Stick around for the credits of any movie and you will see hundreds of names scrolling through. For every one or two movies that you will see, including downloading the expendables 3, you will find hundreds of not thousands of people working together to make it happen. This becomes an issue when you realize that if you steal or download the film instead of going to the theater, you will be effectively pulling the plug on a lot of jobs in the industry.

You may not feel that this affects you in anyway, but you will be single handedly helping the demise of movies go through. Imagine no more action movies, and even no more expendables 3 hd full movie in theaters. This is all a terrible thing that you will want to avoid, and be a part of but how you can get involved can seem a bit difficult if you aren’t sure how to help.

Speak Up About Piracy

Piracy isn’t a victimless crime. If you find yourself want to go this route, consider the children, families, and parents that are working hard on sets, production, post production, computer work, stunts, and much more. They are not paid as highly as the actors you see, and they help make the movies come to life. If you want to ensure that there is a future in cinema for any movies, you’ll want to stop the expendables 3 movie hd free downloads, and the downloads of pirate videos. Deterring people is not as complicated as you may think, either, you just have to help tell someone that there’s something wrong.

For instance, if you find a website and there’s something wrong, you have to look into reporting it via:

http://takedownpiracy.com/tips

ReportPiracy@mpaa.org

This will help you keep business going, movies being produced, and help trample the piracy of illegal film downloads. You don’t want films to die, you want them to flourish, and to do so, you will need to tell someone that a link is being distributed throughout the online sector. Download the expendables 3 hd movie should trigger the right thing to do in your mind, and that’s where you have power.

Don’t let pirates win, and close down production of future action films. If you don’t report the download expendables 3 hd movie links today, you will be hurting the industry, and hundreds if not thousands of people that are just trying to eek out a living.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Punisher Fights Daredevil

 

I was thinking about this comic book from my old collection. In 2011, I came back home to Los Angeles from Idaho, and I had amassed a ton of comics from the past years. I liked this particular one because it featured The Punisher fighting one of my other personal favorite characters, Daredevil. This book had an awesome fight between the two, and it reminded me of how great comic books from the silver age were. You don't really get this kind of action today, at least not in the pencil work that was used in the 1970s and 1980s. Today, everything seems too glossy for my tastes. However, I do like the new Punisher work, since he's landed in Los Angeles.

I know, this is not exactly a high impact post, but suffice to say that I'm returning to form. I'll be publishing a lot more content, and it will reflect my personality, and other things, as usual.