A few months back, the kind folks at Amoeba Music in Hollywood invited me to come in and do a "What's in My Bag" video where I pick stuff I love that I find in their store. Well, Die Antwoord recently breezed through town, and Amoeba kidnapped them briefly to shoot this very funny and revealing "What's in My Bag." It's a great video. The dystopian rap-rave crew start out with South Park, meander through PJ Harvey, Eminem, Aphex Twin, Autechre, and David Lynch oddities, with many surprises in their crates, throughout. Good times.
Namibian-German artist Max Siedentopf created “Toto Forever,” an installation that plays the song “Africa” on repeat in the middle of southern Africa’s Namib Desert. From the BBC News: Mr Siedentopf tells the BBC it is set to play forever, with solar batteries “to keep Toto going for all eternity…” “[I] wanted to pay the song […]
If you played poker with Steve Albini — esteemed guitarist for Big Black, Rapeman, and Shellac, recording engineer for Nirvana, Pixies, and PJ Harvey — he would take all your money. I was surprised to learn that last year Albini won gold in the World Series of Poker. Above, a short documentary about Albini’s poker […]
Today marks the 42nd anniversary of the release of David Bowie’s mid-70s masterpiece, Low, the first album of his so-called Berlin Trilogy (later joined by “Heroes” and Lodger). Working with the increasingly experimental Brian Eno, this album was a dramatic departure for Bowie and much has been made over the music, the strange (and strangely […]
Things move fast in the world of social media, and they don’t slow down for marketers looking to make an impact. Whether you’re grabbing eyeballs for a major company or a local business, you’ll need to adjust your strategy for every platform. Don’t have a strategy to begin with? That’s where the Social Media Marketing […]
It’s a rude awakening for that rookie vacationer abroad when they try to plug in their gear for the night. Veteran jet-setters know that outlet shapes can vary wildly from country to country, which necessitates that most boring must-have for any world-traveler: A sackful of clunky power adapters. Awkward problem, elegant solution: The Twist Plus […]
Looking for a career in music behind the boards, either as a music producer or DJ? It’s a good bet that you’re going to be working with Ableton Live. Each new iteration of this powerful workstation gives the user more tools to create, and it’s just as well suited for the task of meticulous track […]