Well it has been a while, I have been in China where the music was bad and the internet is
CENSORED which could soon be the case here in Australia…
So it’s nice to have this site, the Tube and lots of other sites back although I wish I was still over there on holidays.
Moving on, you may have seen this video before because it is fucking wow. I felt like watching it again today, so why not share it?
Neil Peart from Rush is an absolute machine on the drums and this kit is insane. Enjoy.
I love it that as Australians we feel we can blatantly claim successful Kiwi’s as our own! Although it doesn’t always work in or favour (who started that Russell rumor man? Bet you regret that one ya silly bastad!) in this case however, it’s more than warranted… Not only was Liam Finn originally from our sunburnt continent but he’s f**kin’ awesome (and is yet to pitch his Blackberry at an innocent person’s skull, fingers crossed)… Check this clip of Liam on Letterman doing his best one man band (well one man and one woman, that’s Barnesy’s daughter Eliza-Jane… Seems she’s inherited some pretty awesome vocal chords). Be sure to stick it out till the end, Liam goes NYUTTTS, it’s awesome!
Hey guys, it’s my turn to pick the video of the week (I think in my laziness I let a week slip by but hey what else would you expect from me). Dangermouse (or Brian Burton to his mum) is hotter than a French biscuit atm, his production collab with Sparklehorse has generated some serious buzz (not that he needed much more surrounding him, who heard Modern Guilt or Attack and Release???). But (as Im sure you are all already aware) it was his fine sample based work on the Grey Album (Jay-z Accapellas over beats constructed from samples sourced only from The Beatles White Album) that lit the wick on his ‘super-producer’ canon. So as a toast to his fine sample chopping skills, I’ve chosen his Remix of Zero-7‘s ‘Somersault’ featuring his DangerDoom collaborator, the multi-syllable, synonym twister MF Doom. The female vocalist is the very talented, very beautiful, very Aus*fcukin’*stralian Sia Furler!!! Peep her myspace HERE or check some more of the work she’s done with Zero-7 for some seriously sublime down-tempo mood setters…
Anyway here’s the vid (and a copy of the original track, not sure what the deal is with the image in the remix but it’s pretty easy on the eyes, its actually moving if you watch closely too… crazy).
*Notice how Danger seamlessly flips the groove of the original track from a waltz to a 4/4 hand clappin’, hip hoppin’ break, truly a whizz with the sampler!*
Video Of The Week is King Crimson’s Matte Kudasai from in 1982.
Adrian Belew’s sea gull simulation on his guitar is very impressive.
Matte Kudasai means “please wait” in Japanese.