New Tune by LMFAO – “One Day”

On March 27, 2012, in Music, song, by mugen

I dunno how I feel about it. I’d definitely be playing the hell out of it if I were still DJing in Japan, for sure. But compared to their “stupider” stuff, it’s less satisfying… I like their humor more than anything.

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FREE (legit) mp3 from MxPx on SoundCloud

On March 27, 2012, in Music, song, by mugen

New track from MxPx off their upcoming (April 3) album Plans Within Plans: “Far Away”

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Fantastic Cyndi Lauper Cover – Emilie Autumn

On March 26, 2012, in Music, song, by mugen


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Community-Inspired Mix!

On March 23, 2012, in Music, by mugen

Spip and I are both fans of Community, an awesome sitcom that deserves to stick around at LEAST one more season to make it into syndication. Here’s his mix The Darkest Timeline, full of Community goodness and general weirdness.

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Trologic Remixes “Party Rock Anthem” Live

On March 22, 2012, in Music, song, tech, by mugen

Using DJay software, a Vestax Spin controller, and a MIDI keyboard mapped to work with DJay (it’s pretty easy to set up)

This is a really nice mix between the prepwork a DJ needs to do with setting cues and loops, and live performance (using a lot of features – effects, etc. – introduced in the newest version of DJay).

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Manson & … Shia LeBeouf?

On March 21, 2012, in Music, song, by mugen

Weird. Makes Shia LeBeouf about a zillion times more interesting — he directed the short film/music video for Marilyn Manson’s “Born Villain,” and compares it to Un Chien Andalou – Salvador Dali’s and Jean Cocteau’s Andalusian Dog.

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Marilyn Manson

On March 21, 2012, in Music, by mugen

So… Brian’s still around. And making music, as well as painting and dropping odd quotes here and there from Shakespeare and others. Definitely still a challenge, but maybe with a different angle on things? I dunno.

Personally, I think AntiChrist Superstar is one of the best albums I’ve ever encountered. Since then… hits and misses.

Check out the music videos page. MM’s cover of Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus” is pretty great.

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Starter Kit

On March 19, 2012, in Music, by mugen

My former student Ryan is guitarist (and media guy) for Starter Kit. Their newest release looks to be 2009’s Unsettled.

Video for their song “Twilight Regret”:

I saw them back in … 2005 maybe?… in Dekalb, Illinois. The keyboardist is a new addition. They’ve stayed in the same hard rock vein with melodic vocals and emotional/internal/relationship-inspired lyrics. They’ve moved a bit away from their former frenetic constantly noodly guitarwork (I liked it!). You can see what I mean about their older stuff here in their first video, for “Tomorrow’s Never Better”:

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On March 19, 2012, in Japan, Music, by mugen

These guys are a 5-piece band playing live, video game-inspired music in the Kansai region of Japan (Kobe & Osaka). The guys are all really friendly and cool to hang out with, and several of them also DJ.

3 songs by THE GAME SHOP on SoundCloud

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