When DFA records founder, James Murphy dropped his debut LCD Soundsystem full-length, it’s lead off track was “Daft Punk is Playing at my House“. Now it’s 5 years later and the electro-dance maestro is continuing to demonstrate his affinity for cybernetic organisms and house parties. The latest LCD release, This is Happening is a really solid album (especially, the opener “Dance Yrself Clean”), but I wasn’t immediately sold from the first single, “Drunk Girls“. The song “Home“, on the other hand, is much more representative of the overall sound on the new release. What makes it even better is the crazy new video for “Home” that has just hit the interweb like a busted computer monitor . As you’ll see for yourself, it’s part Pinnochio, part Iron Man, and entirely pretty awesome. It’s got everything: cocaine, robots, lite brite pegs, foil, orgies… everything. Read the rest of this entry →
About 4 years ago, I spent a lot of time on Threadless.com. In fact, one of the only reasons that I visit the site so rarely, at this point, is because I’m always so busy with this one. I had been working the graveyard shift as a night auditor at a shit-hole of a hotel across the street from a public park full of crackheads and the one thing that I had to occupy myself during the long nights was a computer screen and the internet. A lot has changed, both with my life and with Threadless, but every once in a while, they produce something so crazy and awesome that I remember what drew me to them in the first place. Read the rest of this entry →
Last Monday, I attended the Seattle stop of Lebowski Fest. Just prior to the screening of the Coen Bros. classic, The Big Lebowski, there was a special video clip of Jeff Bridges apologizing for his inability to attend the function. Among the reasons given for his absence was that he was busy with other responsibilities. Not mentioned was the fact that he had better things to do than get creeped out in a warehouse full of geeks, who were dressed in impersonation of a character that he played over a decade ago. During this brief clip, Bridges placed his old helmet on to his head from his role in TRON, signaling his reprisal of the role as Kevin Flynn in the upcoming TRON sequel. Like I said, he’s got better things to do; things like hanging out at the San Diego Comic-Con with people dressed like a character that he played 27 years ago.
Comic-Con has grown to be more than just the biggest comic convention of all time. It has also become a star-studded event, which presents previews of the latest upcoming Hollywood projects in production. Tron Legacy is one film that was heavily featured at the event this weekend, complete with a cast panel, trailer viewing and concept art. Take a look at the VFX test trailer now and see what you think for yourself: Read the rest of this entry →