Sunday, August 30, 2009

RIP AM



















I never met DJ AM. I don't have any pictures of us mugging at the club. Still, he had an affect on my life. He helped legitimize DJing (more money, power and respect) and was an incredibly skilled performer. I have a-ha! moments when watching his videos or listening to his mixes and always come away with new ideas and motivation. Rest in Peace Adam Goldstein.

Here's what some of those who knew him better are saying:

A-Trak remembers AM

Diplo remembers AM

Eli Escobar remembers AM

Pase Rock remembers AM

He played at LA party The Do Over a while back. Here's his mix.

Download the five mixes he did for an Elton John party here.

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Friday, August 28, 2009

If U seek U-Tern

One of the often unfortunate aspects of being a club DJ is overexposure to music I wouldn't normally listen to - let alone subject hundreds of people to. Sorry Britney, I'm just calling them like I see 'em. However, this U-Tern remix not only makes "If U Seek Amy" palatable, I can't stop listening to it. Also, it's official, so go buy it on iTunes.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

French kicks

This dude has crazy sneakers and the clip uses one of my favorite Kanye sample's, Bobby "Blue" Bland's "Heart of the City." I ain't mad at Gil Scott Heron's "Angel Dust" either.






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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Video daze

These two are both cool and on the NSFW tip.




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Monday, August 17, 2009

Ahonetwo Ahonetwo

Stevie Wonder's touch help make this one of my favorite MJ tunes.



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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Alaska pizza FTW




























The foodies over at a Slice, the melted cheese and pepperoni topped arm of Serious Eats, took on Alaska in the newest post of their 50-state pizza tour.

I helped provide a little long-distance analysis, earning the title "Pizza maven."

In other pizza related news, Alaska State Fair marketing director Dean Phipps announced this two-topping special featuring an American Idol runner up:

"We just got approval for a backstage PIZZA PARTY with David Archuleta for winner and seven of your best friends. Sign up for mobile or email updates on the Fair Web site to enter. ... we’ll have the sign up on the Fair Web site (alaskastatefair.org) by tomorrow."

Archuleta performs at the Fair at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 28.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Get Hyperized

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Larry long balls

This:




Is why I'm looking forward to this:

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Sunday, August 09, 2009

It's not TV

There are some instances where HBO is better than real TV. A lot better. True Blood is one of those instances. The second season has been awesome. I might even have to pick up the books once the season is over, just to get my fix.

Alexander Skarsgård is great as Eric, the 1,000-year-old Nordic vampire. I first remember seeing him in Generation Kill, but I guess that's because I overlooked his performance as Meekus in Zoolander.

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The man rocks

Local boys Portugal. The Man (they're from Wasilla) are doing it real big. They just released a new CD and played Lollapalooza earlier today.

This is one of my favorites off the new album.

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Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Pizza party!

amore from Ford Spencer on Vimeo.



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