Saturday, August 30, 2008

To the Rim

I will chill out with the Obama love...right after this post. Check these pics from The Nominee's visit with the UNC Tar Heels. I have been a Heels fan since JR Reid rocked the high fade and King Rice introduced me to the crossover.

Obama takes it right at All-American Ty Hansbrough

Obama gives Coach Roy some tips about the triangle offense.

Hansbrough is so excited about meeting the future President he gets wasted on cheap beer and ritalin, and promptly jumps off a building screaming, "Yes We Can."

If you know what is good for you you will check out the world's best hoops blog, FreeDarko, for more analysis.

Friday, August 29, 2008

The Nominee

Hope springs eternal. Obama vs. McCain is like Celtics vs. Hawks. It shouldn't even be close, but it is still scary. His speech last night was amazing. If you missed it, it is a must see or watch it again for the first time.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Playing the Building, 21 Mercer...APT's NYC update

Playing the Building, an art installation in the Battery Martime Building in NYC.

Also, if you happen to be in NYC don't forget to check out the new Nike Sportswear store @ 21 Mercer.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


I will admit that my musical taste has expanded. I no longer listen to music that involves a four minute guitar solo. I love variety and the blurring of lines between genres. And few do sticky sweet dance music better than this crew. Last year they brought the house down with one of the the top music videos of '07. In case you missed it, here it is...


Obviously, they got there shit together for '08. This one oozes 1980's Friday night television. Put on your Dukes of Hazzard T-Shirt and grab your dancing shoes.


APT gives a warm welcome and big shout out to RV and TE and little Miles. He is a Celtics fan, right?

Monday, August 25, 2008

Nerd Alert!!!

What is there to do in the Midwest? Well, if you're married with a little kid, it amounts to a big heap of nothing. But Nan and I try and find something to do together. So, as the night is closing to an end and Soph's bedtime is getting closer you can visibly see that we're starting to get anxious. Our eyes meet and we both smile a little smile. It's almost an unspoken routine. One of us puts Sophia down and the other gets things ready for our special time. Of course, I'm talking about World of Warcraft. Ah, yes, that beautiful MMORPG that has ruled my life for over a year. Just the mere mention of the game elicits a sigh and eyeroll from some of my best friends. But how can you deny something that's shilled by the likes of Mr. T and Billy Shatner? However, whatever your feelings on the game, what can not be denied is the quality of Blizzard's cinematics. Just this week they released the "trailer" to the upcoming expansion "Wrath of the Lich King". Imagine Aragorn in Lord of the Rings becoming obsessed with fighting the armies of the Undead, then in his obsession gets tricked and then possessed, becoming the leader of the undead armies. Such is the story of Prince Arthas. So, put aside any prejudice you might have towards the game and enjoy the beauty of the cinematic. Watch it in much better quality here.

Have I whet your appetite? Great. Then here's some video of me playing the game to the tune of Niacin and Primus. Enjoy!

Jailblazer turns Green

Roomie, I just had to post this pic. It has been buzzing around the internet. These two are such an odd pair. We got KG who brings it every night and Miles who has been at home collecting checks because his general presence has been unwelcome by his team and his coaches.

Click this link for the total rundown of D Miles...good and BAD! If this dude gets in shape and makes the team it could be NICE! The fallout could also be entertaining.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Best Hoops Pic of the Summer Games

"For my COUNTRY!"

In other news, the crew over at Turntable Lab got some run on Pimp DJ Sabo is the cat being interviewed. I think pink totally wants him...and I love how she keeps calling it "Turntable Labs"..."pluralization" at it's finest...just like me grandma...

Check out the vid here.

Thursday, August 21, 2008


I am strugglin. Sat at a meeting on Tuesday night where a bunch of Sudanese people told me that our country was shit cuz their kids are fat, lazy, violent, and on drugs.This may be an unfair oversimplification, but I ask you, is this what freedom means?

Hey, I know attention is on the Olympics and China is up to it tits in Sudanese oil and our country loves them cuz our LeBron and Kobe ecomony is laced up tight like my Pro-Keds. And we have to cut the very programs designed to help yall acclimate to the Us due to our warring problem...but, what the fuck do you want me to do about it? I just want to go mountain biking!

Anyway, I woke up this morning and talk of Obama grabbin' a VP has me climbing aboard the "Hope Train." Well, at least the "It Can't Get Any Worse Train." Plus, I stumbled across several stylin' pro Obama rap joints that got my booty shakin. Hip hop started as an art form during some very difficult social times and it has been both a mouth peace for change as much as a welcome distraction from the wackness. Roll tape.

6th Sense-Ignite The People (Like Obama)


Big Boi and Mary J-Somethings Got to Give

Be the peace you wish to see in the world and could someone give me a beer.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Get up, stand up

This weekend my oldest got really sick. Like, she had a fever of 103. And she can't do any more than dancing. She's in bad shape. So, she's been confined to lying in bed and watching movies. She's recently been getting into stand-up comedy, and as I try and sway her from the sound-effecting of Dane Cook, I've been trying to show her the more "underground" folks like Morgan Murphy and the voice of Ratatouille. This of course let me introduce her to my favorite working comic: Zach Galifianakis. If you haven't heard or seen Zach, I encourage you to not walk, but run (for better health benefits) to get either The Comedians of Comedy or his solo release Live at the Purple Onion. IF you can find it (youtube has bunk), he also hosted his own show on VH-1 called Late World with Zach. It was genius. Here are some bits of his and an interview with his twin brother Seth.

He can also be seen in a couple of videos, like this one and this one. Enjoy.

Monday, August 18, 2008

APT Beach Day

Yesterday was Beach Day @ APT.

The cast memebers included (clockwise) Masta Key, Mamma Ketchum, Daddy Krovel and King Roomie (not picuted).

As always, the APT crew rolls ANYWHERE and EVERYWHERE they go in pure STYLE.

Plenty of this...

...and this.

Daddy Krovel workin' the always, APT Bonus Points for headwear that is seasonal, does not feature a logo and is not typically used for sporting purposes.

Fav pic of the afternoon...washed-out, a 60's Italian for larger if you think you can handle how dope this shot is...

In other news...

...if you haven't had enough music talk already...

FYC - For Your Consideration

M83...the track you're looking for is "Couleurs".

Air France...just let it play...

Both tracks are APT Rated at Grade "ID" Status..."IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD".

Also good fun...

More info on APT Hall of Famer Fonzworth Bently here...playa is ALWAYS buttoned-up and looking good, adhearing to all APT dress codes and tips.

Thinking about going to the cinema this week? You might want to see this:

There is also an new movie up over at Roomie's site, the KR Photo/Film Journal...

...The Getaway starring Steve McQueen.

APT...workin' hard...for you...

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Putnam Murdock

Stop the presses APTers. Give some love to my boys. Especially you lovers of Americana and Old Time. This music represents a killer collaboration from one Putnam Murdock and my boyhood chum Tom Carlisle. The album is called Fiction.

I poached this pic from Urbanspecific Photostream. Thanks guys.

Tom dropped this email on me recently...

"Friends, Family, Freaks, Drunks (both current and former), and people who identify as Other,

As some of you know, for the past decade or so I've been collaborating on songs with my old pal Putnam Murdock. Well, at long last he's released a full length album entitled Fiction, which includes seven songs that I co-wrote. It is available at cdbaby as an actual physical disc, or if you're more of a digital download, song cherry-picker type it is also on iTunes.

The songs that contain my generally strange lyrical output are:

Bright Future, Arsonist's Son, Jersey Whiskey, Come Clean, Score, A Short One, and Holding Out

Themes include: The apocalypse, movies from the 1930s, gin, whiskey,
infidelity, bad karma, canines, unspecified lust, cocaine, and
heartbreak. The songs I'm not responsible for tend toward sentimental
love songs, so I guess that's what they call balancing things out."

What more needs to be said. You can listen for free at CD Baby. If you like what you hear reach into your pocket. Maybe we can bring these freaks to Maine.

Friday, August 15, 2008

The Minstrel Show...

I'm surprised they aren't wearing black face... This is so messed up, it makes me want to punch these guys in the face. I've never heard of these guys and I hope that is true for most people, and I hope it stays that way. There are however, 1,850 comments on youtube below this clip.

Let's play something good to cleanse ourselves:


Baracky II

My wife loves Rocky II. It is her favorite Stallone movie. No Rambo. No Cobra. No Deathrace 2000. No Rhinestone (my personal fav). Rocky II. Fine.

She has seen it like 142 times and can pretty much recite it verbatim. Not only does my girl love some Rocky, she also has a serious Obama thing. In fact she dropped into a week long funk when she briefly thought Hillary stood a chance and muttered things like "I might just vote for McCain if Hillary wins."

Fortunately we survived that scare. Baby, for you, I drop this treat.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

I'm a rock star...

Being in my near-mid-30's and having two kids (ages 2 and 15), the resources for discovering new music are at an all-time low. Currently I'm jamming to the Max and Ruby theme song and these losers. So what's there to help me out? My best friend in life: video games. Specifically, mother grabbin' Rock Band. It is truly the venue of all venues for those of us with a love for music and extraordinary eye-hand coordination. The game comes with a great set list, but for just a little extra you can download songs to add to it. So a while back I was looking through the Music Store and on a whim I got Red Tandy by The Mother Hips. Holy hell, this song was not only cool in a 60's sense, but it was a ton of fun to play. Here is a video of the guitar track on expert. Check the extended jam at the end. Hello? Live Phish on Rock Band please!

Oh, and here's another awesome song to play. Not Mother Hips, but almost as good

Stay tuned for my review and videos of me playing Rock Band 2. Holy crap, what a set list.

Girl Talk

...this is the moniker of former biomedical engineer turned mash-up wonder, Gregg Gillis. Pittsburg's finest is offering his new album, Feed the Animals, for the "pay what you wish" price. His remix credits include izzle by Beck, Grizzly Bear, PB and J, as well as Of Montreal. Peep this vid made by one of his "super" fans.

Lil birdie told me USA Hoops kicked some Greecian ass. 92-69. Roll D-Wade.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Dream Team

Remember when these dudes laughed their way to Gold in 1992. I do. They didn't call one single time out during the enitre tourney. I think Chuck Daly got more PT than Christian Laettner, the only non-future hall of famer on the roster. Ouch!

So it is Olympic time again. The Amercian ballers led by Kobe and LeBron have a banger come 8AM Thursday morning. The Greek team busted them by six the last time they played. I won't be watching (Psuedo-Olympic Boycott based on Darfur, Tibet, pollution, 8 billion for the opening ceremony, and we don't get cable), but you should. And then tell me all about it. U-S-A! U-S-A!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Bob Fosse Walk It Out!! Check this out...

This is some fly stuff...Justin and Britney got nothing on these ladies...

(Thanks to Greg in Chi-town for putting me up and hooking this up)


RIP Bernie Mac (See below post)

Saturday, August 9, 2008

R.I.P. Bernie Mac

One of the joke...

Scariest Clip Ever (No Joke) and something really cool

I like Mister Rogers, I swear, but this is f'ing freaky and had to post it. Sorry about the nightmares....

to balance that terrible thing go check this cool little thingy out...



White!! holy shizzle! That is cool!


Thursday, August 7, 2008

Paris for President!! Funny or Die!!

I don't know if you all saw the recent McCain ad where he compares Paris Hilton and Britney to Barack, saying he is just another celebrity but here, Paris fires back with a hilarious spoof ad that just raised my Paris respect a few points... check it...

See more funny videos at Funny or Die

The site is backed by Will Farrell and has had some other hilarious stuff, explore if you have the time or the work you want to avoid...

more..super funny be careful...

See more funny videos at Funny or Die

See more funny videos at Funny or Die


Another Take Away Show

La Blogotheque is french for fucking awesome. This time director Vincent Moon gets Quannum Projects All-Star, Pigeon John, and his homeboy Davey Rockit in front of the camera. Finally, a hip hop take away show. Daytrotter needs to get on board with this.

Do yourself a favor and watch the entire video. A random old dude (not John McCain) lays down some ill lyrics that make nearby teenagers look for alternate transportation.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

So much fun

I am a huge fan of The Simpsons show, although I have to admit that I haven't watched really any of it for the past 5 seasons or so. The first bunch of seasons though are gold to me. Anyway, just came across a very fun and amusing youtube clip. (What did people do before youtube?)


Late Night Adventures

I have an self-diagnosed case of accute insomnia. Sure, it's not as bad as this guy, but it's to where 5 hours is a great night's sleep. I spend my time either staring at my clock, playing games, or just hanging out with friends. I'll also veg out with the TV on hoping for something to come on that knocks me into unconsciousness. I've logged a lot of hours of late night TV over the years, so I went searching for some of the classics. Here are a couple of my favorite ones, starting with one of my favorite "villians".

The Freddy 900 Number

I love Freddy Kruger, but this was one of the lamest ideas of all time. Freddy was the King of Nightmares who's four-fingered knife-glove became an iconic symbol of the 80's. So the logical next step was to have Robert England tell you a lame not-scary narrative while doing a bad Tom Waits impression. Oh, and it only cost about $10. My favorite is the disclaimer telling you to ask your parents first. This service weeded out the horrid parents by finding A) the ones who didn't know what their kids were doing on the phone, or B) the ones that let their kids call Freddy Kruger hotlines.

The Pasta Pro

I always wanted this thing because I am just like the dumb slobs in the commercial: "How in the hell do you strain pasta??? What am I, a magician???" But I really wanted this, because unlike other normal kitchen pans, it works on gas AND electric ranges.

What the hell?

This one I had never heard of, but I can only imagine three greasy douchebags in a dingy office coming up with this one. Hmmm, I wonder why there are no dudes in this commercial. Either for the innuendo-ish name, or because guys don't complain about pussy things like seatbelts!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


Yo! Check out my pals NOMO who are tearing it up all across the country as we speak. Hailing from Ann Arbor originally, I used to go see them play lots of sweaty dance parties in dingy college basements. Now they are playing Pitchfork, Bonnaroo, and even getting props from NPR

Here's a funny video from their last album, Nu Tones.

Check out their myspace page and new album, Ghost Rock (it's GOOD, and available on vinyl!) here.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Slick Sven

Welcome back to RV and Dr. D. I am hoping we can get our pals to post some Alaska pics for all to see in the next few days.

I am headed into the Whites Mountains with my pal T-Hatch from pending. He is a french teacher and seriously heady dude who turned me onto this here chap Sven Libaek.

Sven is a modal jazz warrior who is only familiar to me due to Wes Anderson's crimally underrated (such a silly saying which I intend to overuse) masterpiece The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. Looks like his stuff is being unearthed and repackaged. Check it.

Roomie, do you have any space in your crates for my man? Or is he already in there? Caught this last night. Kinda like Bev 90210 on crack.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Flow Dynamics

APT is feeling Flow Dynamics.

APT caught up with resident DJ, King Roomie and asked what his thoughts were on Flow Dynamics' first full length release. He gave us 25's what he had to say:

"I played Dave's remix of Rhibosome's "Impulse" at the Lava Lounge a year or so ago. It was the night they bring the Bowdoin and Bates kids to Portland for some debauchery. It literally lit the place on fire."
(for a sample of this track, click here.)

As always, don't sleep. Take Flow for a test drive here...a free DJ set from Barcelona.

In other music news, if you haven't already, check out the 33 1/3 and their uber-nerdy, pocket friendly books.

Titles available at the APT library:
Guided by Voices's "Bee Thousand", Beastie Boys "Pauls Boutique" (pictured above), Steely Dan's "Aja", Led Zeppelin "IV" and U2's "Achtung Baby". Titles on order: The Beatles "Let It Be", Neil Young "Harvest", The Rolling Stones "Exile on Main Street" and PJ Harvey's "Rid of Me". Order here or get off the couch and hit the book store.

As always, APT is looking forward to this, this, this
this, this, and this.