Saturday, November 28, 2009

The World According to Sheed

Celtics reserve center/power forward Rasheed Wallace thinks the NBA is going soft.

“They gotta know that he’s a damn flopper,” Wallace said. “That’s all Turkodo (pictured below holding last years All-Flopper Award) do. Flopping shouldn’t get you no where. He acts like I shot him.”

Wallace said that’s a cheap way to play defense.

“That’s not basketball, man. that’s not defense. That’s garbage, what it is. I’m glad I don’t have too much of it left.”

Reminded that he has three years left on his contract didn’t hold back his lecture, adding that Paul Pierce did nothing wrong on his dunk over Chris Bosh early in the fourth quarter.

“This game is watered down, watered down with all that flopping [crap],” he said. “They’re setting rules on us to the point where you’re taunting if you dunk on somebody. Paul dunked it and then he didn’t say nothing but it’s a tech.

“Let the Golden Child do that or one of the NBA Without Border kids do that, it’s all fine and dandy.”

NBA Without Border kids...ouch. Roll Sheed.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Eiger Sanction

My man Adam-ant-ium Claws is a devoted backpacker, climber, mountain biker, and snowboarder. He drops by APT to give us the down and dirty on Eastwood's rock climbing epic.

The Eiger Sanction...where else can you see Clint Eastwood in knickers? This right here is part 007 flick and part Baffin Mtn film festival. Eiger Sanction is classic 70's explotation with enough stereotyped beauties and politically incorrectness to please any Dirty Harry fan.

Leaving behind his tenure as prof of art to return to his first love, killing people for money and climbing, Dr. Hemlock ventures to the Swiss Alps to climb the Eiger and assassinate a member of his climbing team.

What makes this film really worth your while is Clint's authenticity. He does his own stunts and the climbing is first rate. Just don't worry about the plot holes.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Stillness IS the Move!

Beyoncé's kid sister SOLANGE kills it with this Dirty Projectors cover.

NASA Musical Project Presents...

"Spacious Thoughts." This track features the collaboration of musical misfits Mr. Tom Waits and Black Elvis himself, Kool Keith.

Thanks to You Aint No Picasso for the hook-up. Their full length is forcoming and features everybody and the kitchen sink. Check it...

1. Intro
2. The People Tree (ft. David Byrne, Chali 2na, Gift of Gab, Z-Trip)
3. Money (ft. David Byrne, Chuck D, Ras Congo, Seu Jorge, Z-Trip)
4. NASA Music (ft. Method Man, E-40, DJ Swamp)
5. Way Down (ft. RZA, Barbie Hatch, John Frusciante)
6. Hip Hop (ft. KRS-One, Fatlip, Slim Kid Tre)
7. Four Rooms, Earth View
8. Strange Enough (ft. Karen O, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Fatlip)
9. Spacious Thoughts (ft. Tom Waits, Kool Keith)
10. Gifted (ft. Kanye West and others TBD)
11. A Volta (ft. Sizzla, Amanda Blank, Lovefoxxx)
12. There's a Party (ft. George Clinton, Chali 2na)
13. Whachadoin? (ft. Spank Rock, MIA, Santogold, Nick Zinner)
14. O Pato (ft. Kool Kojak, DJ Bãboa)
15. Samba Soul (ft. Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, DJ Q-bert)
16. The Mayor (ft. The Cool Kids, Ghostface Killah, DJ AM, Scarface)
17. NASA Anthem

Impressive set list.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

Fantastic Mr. Fox

I can't wait for this. It's like a childhood diorama/dollhouse dream world!

Portlanders, can we see this over Thanksgiving weekend?! CAN'T WAIT (even more) to see you!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Brandon Jennings

There is nobody more exciting in the NBA today (maybe this GUY). He skipped the NCAA's to play in Italy. Then, the Knicks passed over him in the NBA Draft. Now, with the help of Coach Skiles and some stingy team defense, he has made hoops in Milwaukee relevant. Catch a glimpse, HERE.

PS Bounce to THIS! Perennial cap tip to Pitchfork.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009

Julian Marley

W2 will be waving his knotty-knotty dreadlocks to this one, on repeat, all winter. As will all the rest of you. This album is hot. Dr. D hasn't scrolled off this album on his iPod for a couple weeks, truth be told. I'm sure that comes as no surprise to those that know me.

Julian Marley, one of reggae legend Bob Marley's many musical children conceived outside his legal marriage, is back again, having released only two previous albums in the past 15 years. This new 2009 release, "Awake," brings in the contemporary righteous roots reggae vibes, with stellar production and conscious lyrics, sure to make even the craziest baldheads nod their pale noggins and shake their feet. Check it at your local independent record store, or hunt the web for a freebee. Enjoy!

For more info on Julian Marley, his current tour, or any of the other Ghetto Youth International crew, check here.

For some free preview audio clips from "Awake," check here.

Or to just check out a live clip of the album's green track, "Boom Draw," check this out:

If that video doesn't get you packing up the greenwax, I'm not sure what else will.

One love. Rastafari.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Tonight...Tiny Fires

Tiny Fires is something like a local Portland band. While they are not all Portlanders, this four piece rubs elbows with other great local musicians that are formed and shaped around Peapod Recordings.

They will grace the stage of the most secretive and (rumor has it) stunning performance space in our City. Find your way to 107 Hanover Street and look for signs of music, movement, and perhaps a small bird whispering the term Apohadion.

After a bit of digging, I was pleased to learn that one of the members is a great friend of mine from Portsmouth, NH who I have not seen in years. In fact my man is so famous he has a menu item named after him at THIS favorite APT eatery.

Five aMERICAN dOLLARS gets you through the door and you can bring your favorite beverage of choice. W2 and El Manicero hope to see you there!

Monday, November 2, 2009


Right up the alley, two of the best fall rides of the 09 season...

...the Special...
...the GS...

...the art of the sedan...

As always, click for larger...

...more great rides here...a really nice site...

Things that Go Bump in the Night

I wanted to give a shout out to local scribe Christopher Gray for attempting to unravel a bit of Television history. He takes a look at THIS classic made for TV adaptation in last week installment of the Portland Phoenix.

Going further, I am barely able to walk down my hallway at night after consuming this impressive roster of unsettling films and books...Daphne du Maurier's series of short stories entitled Don't Look Now, Stephen King's Salem's Lot, Michael Wadleigh's film Wolfen, and the stellar Vincent Price joint The House on Haunted Hill.

I just need a bit of THIS to recalibrate and things will be all good. Now give me some candy.