Monday, June 29, 2009

Record Club Update

Here is Beck's latest take on the Velvet Underground. If you are not up on this project, get the dish here.

Record Club: Velvet Underground & Nico 'Waiting for My Man' from Beck Hansen on Vimeo.

Not to gush too much here, but the man just added a DJ feature titled Planned Obsolescence which should be dynamite.

And don't forget to take the APT challenge. Sound off about your favorite Michael memories below.

Thursday's draft party featured King Roomie Rock himself spinning many an MJ tune while Cross-Eyed Stu gushed about the NBA's newest Super Hero Team-Up...Shaq Fatty and LeBron. But is the Marvel Universe big enough? KG hopes not!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

RIP Jacko

Do it for the sake of doing it...

Friday, June 26, 2009

A Document of Fail

I don't know who's a fan of Lost out there, but I love it. And part of loving it comes the great satisfaction that there is a well written show still allowed to be produced and is able to maintain a modest amount of ratings that allows it to continue. I just hate when I get interested in a show that has the potential to push television to the next level and no one watches. Case in point: Arrested Development. There's always been rumors of a movie, but it looks like they're making a documentary about it first. Why anyone would watcha doc about a show they didn't see is beyond me, but at least I get a little satisifaction.

The Air Up There

This has disaster written all over it: M Night, based on anime, stars a kid. But seeing this trailer had me feeling that old Shyamalan magic was going to happen. Avatar: The Last Airbender is a show that my oldest loves to watch, and while I don't know the characters that well, it looks like the world they live in is pretty damn cool.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

GI Joe Resolute

My mind is a buzz. I have just completed watching the eleven webisodes that comprise this most excellent take on the struggle between good and evil. Before you just brush this off as some latent eleven year old type shit, I assure you this is worth your time.

These cartoons appeared on Adult Swim whose track record includes W2 favorites, The Brak Show, Sea Lab 2021, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force. I will take it one step further. The writing credits go to British comic-writer-blogger-pervert-legend Warren Ellis. He has penned the stellar Fell, Transmetropolitan, Global Frequency, and Planetary. We are talking some proper dystopian, covert-ops, neo-noir, roc em soc em goodness.

Check episode 8. An epic showdown between Storm Shadow and Snack Eyes. Kill Bill cool.

In other news, NBA draft begins at 7pm est. You know your hoops geek pals at APT will be coolin' in checked leisure suits just hoping there names get called. I think I am going to the Tropics.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Record Club

Beck is making waves once more. The incredibly spontaneous and joyful kind.

According to his homepage, The Midnight Vulture will be regularly gathering a bunch of music friends into the studio to recreate classic records in the span of one day. He will be posting them in various locations round the web, so hunt them down and enjoy. Here is a sample of the premiere adventure.

"For this first edition, after lengthy deliberation and coming close to covering Digital Underground's Sex Packets, all present voted in favor of the 'other' Underground's The Velvet Underground & Nico."


Record Club: Velvet Underground & Nico 'Sunday Morning' from Beck Hansen on Vimeo.

Initially I thought it strangely pretentious for Mr. Campbell to mispell his stage name, until I discovered that Bek is indeed the proper spelling of his given name. How exotic!

A very happy and merry Sunday to all! Especially these guys, they will need it. Viva America!

Friday, June 19, 2009

He's baaaaaaaaaack

The weird one is back with this new gem here. Couldn't get a good one to embed, so check the link. And, yeah, that's Ray Manzarek on the keys. God I love this guy. And I love the Doors. Always have. I can't help it - I was born that way.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Summertime baby

Summer time baby. I am once again playing ultimate with the Portland Summer League. At this point it is a love affair. In the fall it will feel more like hard, hard work. What fun though. It fills my compulsion for competitive sports playing. If you don't know what Ultimate frisbee is, wikipedia it. Fun but hardcore.

Ouch. (Photos courtesy of Matt Lane Photos)
Check it out sometime, it's being played all over Portland. I'm always game to toss a disc.


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

This shit is for real!

This is no joke real revolution in the air. Life or death. Wow. Props to BBC and Channel 4 of Britain. Real reporting. So Twitterers right now are guerilla journalists in Tehran. Youtube clips, blogs, this is the power and the good of modern technology.

and here..

check this shit out, now.

Monday, June 15, 2009


As something like a liberated fan, I couldn't help but find myself rooting for Kobe to put the ghost of Fat Shaq to bed and for Rhode Island alum Lamar Odom to get a ring.

Now, all basketball eyes turn to June 25th and the NBA Draft aka Christmas at APT. Pinestripe or plaid suit this year, Roomie?

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Bad Lieutenant

Looks good but this will be tough to beat...

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Shutter Island

Martin is back, with D-Cap by his side, bringing the masses some B-Movie bliss. This joint looks Cape-Fear-Scary, and I couldn't be more excited.

Portlanders, in weekend news, check out Bayside's World Market and Fair on Saturday or on Sunday, lace em up down at the Fox Street Courts with the crew from APT.

Tip time is 11:30 am. All skill levels are welcome as it is the first annual East Bayside Neighborhood 3-on-3! Come try and knock off W2, King Roomie Rock, and the Doyle's.

There is free food, so you know my man will be there!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Throw Down Your Heart

Many of us know him from his notorious, pseudo-futuristic, psychedelic banjo jazztet, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones. Others associate more with his rootsy, bluegrass albums. Well, cast aside all preconceived notions; Bela Fleck is back, this time traveling the continent of Africa with a recording crew and a mean five-o-clock shadow.

The album (and associated documentary film) is called Throw Down Your Heart, named after one of the coastal villages he visited along the way in his travels. It is a wonderful project; a melding of unforseen collaborations and experimentation, resulting in some true musical gems. Essentially, Bela went into the project seeking to trace the roots of the banjo, which is an instrument that traces its origins to West Africa. The project is a true success, with field recordings and footage that enable us all to share in the experience.

Dr. D recommends the film above all else, as some of the scenes and footage are impossible to appreciate fully through audio alone. Whether it be Bela jamming curbside with a blind Tanzanian finger pianist, or in the kitchen with a dozen or so Gambian women, the film is amazing. Heck, he even trimmed his mullet for this one!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Antenna, Zero, Jay Stay Paid, UP

These guys have all ways killed it.

From the new record...

Also a great of their best...everyone doing what they do best...hit the high quality button and turn it way up...don't skip Paul at the very end...

Coming soon...described as "a labor of love executive produced by his mother and assembled, arranged, and mixed by Pete Rock, one of Dilla's greatest influences."

Also comes highly recommeded...

Friday, June 5, 2009

I get high with a little help

So I got a little bit of a boner. So what?

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Jerry Landis Live

Seriously, Paul Simon recorded a song called the "Lone Teen Ranger" under that very name in the 1960's. The dude has been at it since the 1950's and I can't help but feel this is but another highlight, in a long and distinguished career. Watch and enjoy the man heating up the Jimmy Fallon Show alongside the Roots and members of Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra. This shit is scorching hot!

RIP Bill.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

2009 MTV Movie Awards: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson Win Best Kiss, other shtick

Very cool way to accept an award like this...

OG version (curator King Roomie Rock has seen it...*).
A peek at the new...

Speaking of moons...

Also on the horizon...

Hmmm...not sure...