Archive for August, 2011

2012 Presidential Craziness Scorecard

Monday, August 29th, 2011
A project with MoveOn.org

Stop the Pipeline

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011
Bold Nebraska is leading the charge with the Stand with Randy campaign to Stop the TransCanada Pipeline. Learn more about the issue from Jane Fleming Kleeb as activists meet in DC to put a Stop to the Tar Sands. Get your T-Shirt and Stand with Randy.

Wugazi

Sunday, August 14th, 2011
When I first heard about this Wugazi mash-up I was skeptical. I've been a huge fan of Fugazi since I was 12 years old and, while I'm nowhere close to a Wu-Tang aficionado, I consider myself an admirer. More specifically I'm a lover of Ghostface Killah and ODB. So when I first saw this Wugazi project popping up, it made me nervous.  Nervous because I'm a bit obsessive when it comes to things like tidiness. Not in the sense of cleanliness, but more in the sense of leaving an untainted legacy. Basically, I wondered if this would add to the artists' story or be an unfortunate anecdote to their otherwise fruitful contributions to our collective musical culture. In other words, would it be memorable because its a great and respectful re-imagining of their work, or because its clever and... funny? Then I thought to myself, "Who gives a shit?" And cranked the volume.  I encourage you to do the same.

Wugazi • 13 Chambers by WUGAZI And for the record, props to Cecil Otter and Swiss Andy for the care they took in putting this together. After many, many listens, their skill and effort is undeniable. From the Wugazi site - "Wugazi is a labor of love by Cecil Otter & Swiss Andy. A year’s worth of cutting up every imaginable Fugazi record and trying out every Wu-Tang acapella they could get their hands on, resulted in Wugazi: 13 Chambers (a must listen for anyone who even looked at a skateboard in the 90’s)."

Chances With Wolves

Saturday, August 13th, 2011
It is Saturday in San Francisco and that can mean only one thing. Its time for me to open the windows, make some breakfast and catch up with my favorite internet radio show Chances With Wolves. The show is described by East Village Radio as "repping hard for haunting beauty, magic, and the weird." I assert that to be true and it always puts a smile on my face. Perfect weekend music. The fellas behind Chances With Wolves were profiled in a video by Coolhunting awhile back. Watch the video below.

It’s fun to use ‘Heckuva’

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011
This was a project with MoveOn.org. It ultimately was not used. But it sure was fun to make.