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If you didn't know already, Beastie Boys + Nas = Flawlessness. Too Many Rappers [New Reactionaries Version]:

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I mean, if you didn’t know, I just want to highlight this. Hopefully theres some kinda video treatment in the works for this already. Please. Please Music Video Jebus.
Too Many Rappers [New Reactionaries Version]. Beastie Boys Featuring Nas. From the somewhat epic and worth the wait Hot Sauce Committee Part Two. My favorite song on the album thus far, possibly for the long run. I love everything about it. The 80s style only they can do, the (somewhat minimalist) beats, the crazy sounds used to make music, the weird synthesized sound fading in out the song like a siren or light of warning. Its so ill. I love Hip Hop like this. You guys can party to Make Some Noise if you want to, I’m over here with this song.

Witness the Haiku Power and Press Play. Or click the link. From your cellphones or iPads. You can play it.

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..and then check the completely different version of it sitting on YouTube I just found.

Enjoy this in all of its awesome, please.

 

Did we talk about the Big Boi and Modest Mouse Collaboration? Because its actually happening.

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WAOW.

So after hearing the rumor of this odd yet amazing combination happening for a while, and silently waiting for some kind of confirmation… it finally comes through via the wonders of Big Boi’s Twitter and Twitpic. Then Pitchfork came through with the confirmation. Swipe from them, because I really don’t feel like typing all this sh*t out right now:

Last week, OutKast MC Big Boi revealed on his Twitter that he’s been in the studio with Modest Mouse, working on new music. To put things lightly, the news took a whole lot of us by surprise. MTV recently spoke with Big Boi about the collab and filled in a few blanks, though we still have no idea how this collaboration might sound or when we’ll get to hear it. According to the man himself, he’s serving as a producer on Modest Mouse’s new album, as is frequent OutKast collaborator Chris Carmouche. Thus far, Big Boi hasn’t done any rapping for the band. The crew has been working together at Big Boi’s own Atlanta studio, Stankonia. Talking to MTV, Big Boi described the collaboration in terms that only he could use: “I’ve been a fan of the band for a minute… We’re all musicians and producers and artists, and it’s just like a big-ass brainstorm, a brain-stormin’, tsunami, typhoon, tectonic-plates-movin’ kind of thing. We do all types of music, so to get the chance to jam with a jammin’-ass band, I knew it was going to be cool. We had a vibe too. We made a couple of records that are just jamming. It’s a hodgepodge of funkiness.” Modest Mouse has been a highly successful, critically acclaimed band for about a decade and a half now, but this still might be the nicest thing anyone has ever said about them.

I don’t want to overhype things, because when you get really excited for albums, they can sometimes leave you disappointed. But I will say that my brain exploded from reading the music awesomeness that is occurring somewhere out in this universe.

As things develop and music is released…. I will find a way to get it to you.

Stay tuned.

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May 14, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Oh It’s Real: The Kaki King Custom 7 String Acoustic Guitar. By White Guitars. Link:

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Yes. Its Real.

 

Don’t kill me K. But this deserves attention.

You can file this under “Biggest Tease Ever for a Kaki King Fan.” But I don’t care. Take a peek at the wonder and understand why you need to get to her 2011 Spring Tour. ESPECIALLY if you are on the west coast, since Zoe Keating is coming along for her California shows. If you don’t go, just… *smh.*

Most of you didn’t know about this. I know most of you out there didn’t know about this, because *I* didn’t know about this. But for some reason, it turns out that before Kaki’s Custom Ovation Guitar was made for her in 2009/2010, White Guitars made Kaki her very first Custom Acoustic Masterpiece. And yes, I’m calling this fu*ker a Masterpiece, because what you are looking at is a Custom made, Russian-Style 7 String Guitar; somewhat rare to modern music nowadays. Adorned with crop circle patters along the frets and body of the guitar, and beautiful wooden detail down to the tuning knobs on the guitar, I can basically GUARANTEE that you have NEVER SEEN THIS. And the only way you will see it is to watch Kaki go on tour with it for the first time ever, starting in February.

If you wanna take an exclusive sneak peek at The Kaki Custom Russian, click here to go to White Guitars, where they keep their superawesome stash of musical instrument nom noms. Get excited for the new tour…. and enjoy.

**UPDATE:**
If you’d like to see the collection of guitars that Kaki is taking on tour with her… go ahead, click here, and see THIS.

Oh It's Real: The Kaki King Custom 7 String Acoustic Guitar. By White Guitars. Link:

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Yes. Its Real.

 

Don’t kill me K. But this deserves attention.

You can file this under “Biggest Tease Ever for a Kaki King Fan.” But I don’t care. Take a peek at the wonder and understand why you need to get to her 2011 Spring Tour. ESPECIALLY if you are on the west coast, since Zoe Keating is coming along for her California shows. If you don’t go, just… *smh.*

Most of you didn’t know about this. I know most of you out there didn’t know about this, because *I* didn’t know about this. But for some reason, it turns out that before Kaki’s Custom Ovation Guitar was made for her in 2009/2010, White Guitars made Kaki her very first Custom Acoustic Masterpiece. And yes, I’m calling this fu*ker a Masterpiece, because what you are looking at is a Custom made, Russian-Style 7 String Guitar; somewhat rare to modern music nowadays. Adorned with crop circle patters along the frets and body of the guitar, and beautiful wooden detail down to the tuning knobs on the guitar, I can basically GUARANTEE that you have NEVER SEEN THIS. And the only way you will see it is to watch Kaki go on tour with it for the first time ever, starting in February.

If you wanna take an exclusive sneak peek at The Kaki Custom Russian, click here to go to White Guitars, where they keep their superawesome stash of musical instrument nom noms. Get excited for the new tour…. and enjoy.

**UPDATE:**
If you’d like to see the collection of guitars that Kaki is taking on tour with her… go ahead, click here, and see THIS.

Welp, there will be a New Thundercats. And It Will Look Like This:

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Someone from London Toy Convention for the WIN

Again. I usually don’t defer from music too much. But as an 80’s kid… This is kinda important in our world.

I’m sure there will be a sh*t-ton of hate that will be directed at this project. To take something as important as Thundercats and attempt to remake it is a lofty goal. Some say unobtainable. But you know how I am. I keep an open mind.

So here is your first peak at Newly Animated version of Our Thundercats. Taking on a highly Anime Influenced approach, we see an obviously younger Lion-O (remember, he was just barely out of his teens when he got the sword of Thundera…. do your homework) surrounded by our favorite team… Chetara, Panthro and Tygro. Obviously updated for the kids… it’s not as horrible as I had anticipated it to be.

From MTV:
The all-new, more edgy and anime-influenced Thundercats is slated for release in 2011 by Cartoon Network and is being produced by Japanese animation studio Studio 4°C — who did the Matrix anime “The Animatrix” and “Batman: Gotham Knights.” The impressive pedigree of the all-new “Thundercats” doesn’t stop there: the executive producer is “Ben 10’s” Sam Register and the producers are “Batman Brave and the Bold’s” Michael Jelenic and “Avatar: The Last Airbender’s” Ethan Spaulding.

From here, we cross fingers, geek out all over the internet, add “Thundercats” to my google blog search and wait for any more news. Until then… feel free to let me know how much you hate it already. LOL.

 

Welp, We'll see how this goes.

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January 25, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Diplo remixes Sleigh Bells. Nothing but win comes of this. Links:

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Remixes are AWESOME

Short Post:
I love Diplo. I love Sleigh Bells. I think we all know this. So when two of my favorite things collide like this, I  need to take a brief second to tell the world.

I mean, it was super awesome back in the day when he got on the Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Gold Lion” and made that 12 times cooler than it already was. He’s really great at doing that. But then he finds some kind of way to take the Sleigh Bells “Tell ‘em” track, and make it even cooler.

You can check out the stereogum article here, and download the Sleigh Bell/Diplo awesomeness by clicking here.

Enjoy.

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January 24, 2011 at 6:31 pm

I usually remain humble on things. But your Level of Conan O’Brien appreciation is not on MY Level. Photos:

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They go WAY back.

Some people will love this story. Some people will think I’m apeshit insane. Most people just want to know how I did it. But at the end of the day, this is just a story of a little girl who has always loved Conan, always wanted to see him in person… and after 16 years of waiting, finally had all of her dreams come true. Twice.

I’m telling on myself a bit when I say this, and I know I’m babbling a bit with this story…. but I remember being 11 years old and watching the very first episode of Late Night with Conan O’Brien. So now I’m sure you’re wondering,  “How did you even know it was on, and why were you even up that late to begin with? Why are you bullsh*tting me.”  Well no. I’m not bullsh*tting you. If you were a fan of The Simpsons back in 1992/1993, you know that Conan was one of their best writers, and was getting shoutouts (promos?) for his new night show on The Simpsons (as referenced above you). And anyways… NBC used to run Late Night Music Videos in Conan’s slot before Conan was there (early signs of my Music Nerdery). Since it was the only way my non cable having-ass was seeing music videos back in those days, I remember being upset but okay with losing my music videos for Conan O’Brien and whatever madness he could come up with. I also remember thinking that he’d better be fairly awesome for me to give up my music, however. And surely enough… he was. Bedtimes were forever ruined, and my mother would grow to forever hate me for consistently falling asleep with the TV left on Conan.

Fast-Forward a few years to Conan’s first trip to LA in 1999. By that time, Conan had built a small legion of fans around him, and had the ability to travel to them for the first time. Now for me, this would have been a dream come true… if I could have made it to tapings. I was still in High School at the time, and seeing Conan would require a total ditch move from school… not possible with the Painfully Strict upbringing I had. I couldn’t ask my Mom for a day off from school to see him; she wasn’t that kind of Mom.  And she never really liked Conan back then. (lol’s and smh’s.)

No, Your eyes do not deceive you. Look Closely.

So at that point, I made a promise and set a (nerdy) goal. As I watched the last of the LA episodes go off that night in November, I clearly remember making a silent vow to myself:

“If Conan O’Brien EVER comes back to LA ever in this LIFE, you will be at the first taping of ANY television show he does.”

Boy, did that ever stick with me for some reason.

From there, other chances and opportunities to see Conan in New York or his San Francisco shows weren’t panning out… the ONE time I was in New York, Conan was on Vacation (figures), and San Fransisco tickets went to residents of the area in the end. But after finding out in mid 2004 that Conan would be making the move to The Tonight Show (and possibly to Los Angeles) when Leno “Retired” in 2009… that promise I made myself started to seem more obtainable.

From there, it was consistently plotting out when and how to get tickets. Something I literally thought about on and off for 4 years. Insane, I know. But at this point, Conan O’Brien was one of the only entertainers left that I hadn’t seen in person, and for someone who enjoys their live shows… this was a problem. I am a Nerd to the fullest; I don’t go to clubs, I don’t “party” a lot. But I am serious about my Live Arts/Concerts & Entertainment. And I do put in work, as evidenced by this blog (and the YouTube page, really.) I remember the only other show that got THIS kind of dedication was the Reunion Show for Rage Against The Machine at Coachella 2007. Oh man. That was work from the beginning until the end.

Anyways, When it came time for Conan to make that move to the Tonight Show… I started making calls, contacting people, working my network, and secretly stalking NBC’s ticketing page (you’ve never seen someone hit refresh on a page SO much). After finding out exactly what date tickets would be available (if I told you how I knew, I’d have to kill you), I made sure I was on that ticket page the second it went up. I remember purposely taking a break from work at the specific time the ticket page went up. I was one of the first to apply and felt really good about my chances. And sure enough… my tickets came. The feeling I had the day I found out I was going to the Tonight Show was like nothing else I had ever felt. It was like… winning my Scholarship to Colburn all over again (#nerdreference). *Translation? The feeling of something you’ve worked hard for and wished for even harder finally manifesting itself into existence. I know you’ve been there.

Now it was a blessing just to get to the first one. And while I was there… I started the now infamous “CIRCLE! CIRCLE! CIRCLE!” chant (and have the friends to prove it) that seems to live on for some AMAZINGLY kickass reason.  So if Conan went back to the East Coast after the whole Tonight Show Fiasco… I would have been at peace with that, after seeing the very first show. But when my great friend LexLamont pointed out that they would be staying in LA and using twitter (via @TeamCoco) for ticket distribution of the NEW show, I was all over it. Making sure that I didn’t miss ANYTHING… I reconnected my phone to twitter (ah, the olden days), just so that I would be updated via phone AND text message anytime The Team Coco account updated.  And surely enough after a little delay, the ticket page was posted. I stopped everything I was doing and the world to apply for the first show, again. I was hopeful… and in the back of my mind, I thought about what an epic score it would be if it did happen. But I didn’t think it would happen twice.

Well, it did.
And below is my proof. And appreciation.

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I also started that Coco chant in the beginning of the show. And a random “Viva Conando!” So now, life is complete.
Sometimes I just stare at it to remind myself its real. The mental equivalent to pinching yourself.

So. Dear any representative of TBS or NBC who happen to read this. Please don’t be mad at me taking photos of your studios. Consider it a commodity of making this nerd’s dreams come true.
And hey. If there’s anyone else out there who went to both shows, or a combination of both shows… find me. We can geek out together.

Thanks to whatever is awesome in this Universe for letting me have this twice.
And thanks to Conan. Your awesome is what inspired this post, and me… over the years.
It’s totally making up for the first 16 years of nothing.
Good things come to those who wait. And plan obsessively. Even if you hate waiting. lol.

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