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Thursday, June 30, 2005

July's Epsiode


posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 8:45 PM


More music

John Vanderslice's Pixel Revolt is due out August 23rd and can be bought at Barsuk. Check out Vanderslice's homepage for new photos and a high res mp3 of Trance Manuel, the first single from the album. It's really good.

Also check out Biirdie and their album Morning Kills the Dark. Jared Flamm is the lead singer of this band and was the also the lead singer of one of my favorite bands during college, Noahs Red Tattoo. This sounds completly different (in a good way) but who doesn't after 10 years. Check them out and get a free preview of the album here. These guys have put out a perfect Sunday morning album. Check them out.

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 9:02 AM


Wednesday, June 29, 2005

New Music

*From the guys that were The Unicorns comes 2/3 of that band with The Islands. Read the PF review here and download two of their new tracks from Simple Mission. Really good, a must get!

*Deathcab for Cutie plan to release their new album Plans August 30th and Devendra Banhart's new album Cripple Crow is due out September 13th. Tracklisting for Cripple Crow is:

01 Now That I Know
02 Santa Maria Da Feira
03 Heard Somebody Say
04 Long Haired Child
05 Lazy Butterfly
06 Quedate Luna
07 Queen Bee
08 I Feel Just Like a Child
09 Some People Ride the Wave
10 The Beatles
11 Dragonflies
12 When They Come
13 Inaniel
14 Hey Mama Wolf
15 Hows About Tellin' a Story
16 Chinese Children
17 Sawkill River
18 I Love That Man
19 Luna De Margarita
20 Korean Dogwood
21 Little Boys
22 Anchor

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 10:15 PM


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Spell with Flickr here. It's a pretty neat program that searches Flickr's database combining letters from random posts. Go back and keep submitting for new combinations or just change single letters. Cool site.

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 6:25 PM


Robot Chicken

Once again, by now I hope you have seen this show, but in case you haven't, this is a must. " Old-School stop-motion animation and fast-paced satire are the hallmarks of this eclectic show created by Seth Green and Matt Senreich. Action Figures find new life as players in frenetic sketch-comedy vignettes that skewer TV, movies, music and celebrity. It's television especially formulated for the Attention Deficit Disorder generation" - Adult Swim. It's to the extreme and I guarantee laughs. The show only runs for 15mins total, if that, so I know you have time and it changes pace so fast that you are non stop laughing. ADD for sure. If you have a DVR, set it to tape the show. It comes on during Adult Swim (late) on Cartoon Network. Check out a clip here and a few other clips here (just scroll down)

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 10:02 AM


MC Chris

coverWhether you know him as MC Chris or "Mc PeePants" from ATHF, you need to download his free album, well actually 3 tracks (the rest are skits) Supprisingly it's good, or at least at this stage in the morning it is. You can download (free) his album here ( a flash free version here )and you can get "I Want Candy" and other audio clips from that amazing episode here.

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 9:39 AM


Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Advanced feature for iTunes 4.9

Exploring a bit now, and I promised myself I would just leave this alone, but on iTunes 4.9, earlier I was complaining about not having some podcasts I listen to listed in their directory, but under the "Advanced" menu there is a "subscribe to podcast" drop down. When selected, an RSS feed window opens and you can enter any feed, thus subscribing you through iTunes to said podcast. Really cool and the oldness just got a shot of life back in it. Overall, once the bugs get worked out iTunes 4.9, for the podcasting features alone, will be worth it's wait in gold. (until the fees start)

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 11:11 PM


Last 4.9 update

It's getting old and so is my excitment for 4.9. I was finally able to update it on my G4 without fail. Although I am still having trouble with certain podcasts. Some are working fine, but I have noticed that if I use iPodder it is actually a faster download. I still plan on using iPodder nad if you are new to podcasts I would suggest iPodder and then grow with itunes. Anyway, it's up and running and I posted like 6 or 7 posts today. A record. May start doing that, so if you are actually reading this, please check back a few times a day, maybe afternoon and night. M.

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 10:02 PM


House of Cosby

Originally uploaded by mhayhurst.
Go check this out right away! According to Channel 101 and Boing Boing, The House of Cosby will no longer be around. The first episode is still online on another site here and for a little while longer here, on Channel101. Did I tell you to check it out yet. The real Cosby and his lawyers have given a cease and desist letter to channel101 and the creators. " has received a formal request from Bill Cosby's attorney to "cease and desist" serving up your favorite nuggets. We intend to comply with this order. The latest episode of HOC is not available and the earlier episodes will be deactived by 5pm on June 28th. Sorry. - Monday, June 27th - 2005." So like I said, this won't be around much longer, so check it out before it's gone. Torrents can be found here and here

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 7:47 PM


Bang Bang Rock & Roll is the fantastic debut album from the five piece British outfit Art Brut.

"Fronted by terminal ranter Eddie Argos - a man keen to state "yes this is my singing voice, it's not irony" mid-song - Art Brut are a curious prospect. Part irreverent, part introverted, part cocksure yet with an appealing hint of vulnerability, they pepper this debut album with staccato blasts of shambling pop and touching paeans to love unrequited. Taking a Fall-like stream of unconsciousness approach to lyrics, Argos and co have an enthusiasm that is both admirable and infectious. Couple this to an almost irritating knack for penning catchy tunes and the debate concerning whether Art Brut are art rock, art punk or simply art statement becomes irrelevant: Bang Bang Rock And Roll is, simply, top entertainment." - Manchester Online

Tracklisting :

1. Formed a Band
2. My Little Brother
3. Emily Kane
4. Rusted Guns of Milan
5. Modern Art
6. Good Weekend
7. Bang Bang Rock & Roll
8. Fight!
9. Moving to L.A.
10. Bad Weekend
11. Stand Down
12. 18,000 Lira

You can purchase the cd from Insound ($14.25) or download it from iTunes ($9.99)(listen to the album), but what ever you do, don't get it from Amazon because they are selling it as an import for $22.99. (love Amazon, but not for this one) There is also an excellent review done by Pitchfork, in which they gave these guys an 8.9 rating, and if you haven't heard of these guys, you will. You can check out their site here.

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 7:00 PM


Another Update on 4.9

It seems that the podcast directory for iTunes 4.9 has been on the fritz all day today. Adding new podcasts and subscribing has been a huge pain in the ass. They claim to have been having “technical difficulties” most of the day, but I say they rushed on this because that podcasting is the "hot topic" right now. I hope that they can get this thing working, as for me, I gave up on it today, but may try later tonight.

All in all, the list of podcasts seem pretty extensive. They have Reel Reviews, Dawn and Drew, Dailysonic, but NO Not Your Usual Bollucks, what the hell. That is an amazing listen and I hope they will add it to the list soon. Like I said earlier, I'm off to iPodder...

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 6:29 PM


4.9 update.

Having trouble getting these podcasts, not as easy as ipodder so far. Also, got iTunes 4.9 for my work pc, but was unable to get 4.9 for my G4. Hope this problem is corrected by the time I get home today. So far, my first thought is that they launched this too soon. But I hope I am wrong. Going to iPodder now for my daily updates.

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 1:07 PM


iTunes 4.9 out now!

It's finally here! iTunes 4.9! With a new music store, with the upgrade (free) to itunes 4.9, that has so many podcasts to download for free. It is almost like christmas. Most are of previous shows that if you have been downloading from ipodder, you would have already had them, but still. We'll see how long and how well this takes off. I'm off to download...

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 10:42 AM


Saturday, June 25, 2005

American Movie

One of the top 5 movies of all time! Period! Offical site is here (although I advise viewing the film at least once before entering). If you have not seen this film, stop what you are doing and go get it. It is still early enough on Saturday night for you to have a good time tonight. A sixer and this film and you are golden. And call Mike Schank in his basement at 414-466-Mike, he's 3614 days sober!

Also, Check out the Mark and Mike show (after you have seen the movie) at Zero TV!

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 9:24 PM


iPodder 2.1

Just updated mine, will you update yours. Get iPodder 2.1.

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 3:12 PM


Apple lands Podcasting deal

About a week late, but it seems Apple has already landed it's first "exclusive" podcast. It's partner is the Sundance Channel and reportedly one of the first casts will be The Al Franken Show. All this is supposed to take place in the next month or so. I will try to keep you updated, but you can read the article here.

Also it seems iPods can now run video with iPod Linux according to Make. Check out the article and video here and check out Make's's a must!

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 2:31 PM


Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Antony and the Johnsons: I Am a Bird. This is a must!!! Check out the video to Hope There's Someone and a review. You can download the song for free from InSound on there mp3 page. Please also check out the band's offical homepage.

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 11:18 PM


Shooby Taylor "The Human Horn"- He is a must in anyone's music catalog. I was introduced to him through my friend Pete and fell in love with Shooby on first listening. Please find a way to take the time to check out this underground NY legendary Scatman. You can find plenty of writings and mp3's about him on the web, but an extremely interesting article with links is here and a catalogue of mp3's are here and dedication page is here. I only post so much because he deserves it!

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 10:09 PM


Are "Truckers" Dead

First let me say that I personally have a lot of respect for truckers and the truck driving industry. It takes a certain individual that can choose that lifestyle, and yes it is not just a job in my opinion, but a lifestyle. I personally have always thought that the trucker is the modern day cowboy. He travels the "range" from the east to the west and vice versus.Many nights alone barreling down a desolite road with only the wind and stars as companions. Sacrificing everything for the pursuit of wealth, solitude, and adventure.

All this being said, the trucker has always had one obligation to me, and to everyone, young and old, in this great land of ours. That obligation, is that when anyone reaches their arm out of their window and requests, by moving the arm up and down, in that familiar motion, that the trucker must respond with the honking of the horn. I did it as a child and it made my day. An unspoken bond between the trucker, the cowboy, and the individual. I still have friends today that pull the strings and appreciate the honk and the smile. A connection with a perfect stranger and the equal respect given.

Today that respect, that uncommon bond, was sadly broken. I was following an suv with a child in the front passenger seat and he reached out his arm, pumped it in the air and the 18 wheeler that was travelling beside us both refused the horn. The child repreatedly asked for the horn, but nothing. Lastly before the suv exited the highway, the child leaned out slightly, I think I saw a tear fly back and land on my windsheild, but anyway, the child looked up and tugged at the air, pleading with the trucker for one pull of the cable that makes the horn play the sweet music of the new west. Sadly that horn was never honked and the boy's heart, his dreams, were shattered there on the highway.

A sad day my friends, a sad day indeed...

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 6:52 PM


Tuesday, June 21, 2005


posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 4:31 AM


Monday, June 20, 2005


Well I was over checking out a blog I just discovered and he (David W. Boles) was reviewing a new cd, Paul Anka's Rock Swings. I too was a bit disturbed by this idea of Paul Anka singing Smells Like Teen Spirit and Black Hole Sun, but for some reason it works. Check out Boles' review here and I know iTunes has the cd for preview (that's were I heard it). Will update later, but I have to go mow the lawn now.

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 12:09 PM


Audio Blog test

this is an audio post - click to play

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 11:35 AM


Sunday, June 19, 2005

Herzog's new project

This was just sent my way from my friend Peter Aldrich. It seems that Christian Bale and Steve Zahn are going to be in Werner Herzog's Rescue Dawn. Based on the true story of Dieter Dengler, who Herzog did a documentary about entitle Little Dieter Needs to Fly. Bale will play a pilot (who I am assuming will be Dengler) who is attempting to escape from a POW camp. Check it out here and here.
Speaking of Aldrich, check out his personal site here and his record label here.

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 8:31 PM


OSX on Intel box?

Not sure if this is a fake or not, but what we appear to be having is an Intel machine (Dell Inspirion notebook) running OSX x86. I heard a lot of rumors about this pro and con. You make the call. The video clip is here.

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 2:38 PM


Saturday, June 18, 2005

DVD Excitement

First off hopefully everyone picked up a copy of the newly rematered and re-edited Samuel Fuller film, The Big Red One. I have the original theatrical version (the one that the studio cut), but this new version has an extended 40min of footage and is closer to the way the great late Fuller would have wanted it. There are also some great extras on the disc. All this being said, if you have never heard Fuller talk and speak about his experiences, this is a must. What an entertaining man.

Also extremely excited about the Errol Morris box set slated for release July 26th. The box set will include his best work, Gates of Heaven, Vernon, Florida, and The Thin Blue Line. If you have not seen any of his documentries, these are the three to see. This was origianlly scheduled to be released in February, but I guess something came up. Visit his website you have the time it is really well done.

One more bit of dvd news. One of my favorite directors will be releasing 2 of his lesser known films on dvd. This man is Werner Herzog and the films are Land of Silence and Darkness and Signs of Life. Both will be released on July 5th. If you are unfamilar with Herzog, first get the Herzog/Kinski box set. The films included in that set are some of my favorite films, but these two are great works. Check out his personal website for more info on upcoming projects.

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 2:57 PM


Friday, June 17, 2005

Podcast App for Windows iTunes

Just read about an App Plug-in for Windows versions of iTunes to allow podcasts to be downloaded and intergrated into iTunes. Thought I would pass it on. You can read it here. To download or to find out more, there site is

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 4:36 PM


Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Animated Internet

I realize that with that title I have to mention Homestar Runner, but the purpose of this post is not about that program. Hopefully most of you know about Homestar Runner, but if not click here.

No, the purpose of this post is about a site I just came across called Angry Alien. Animator and producer Jennifer Shiman animates a series entitled, 30 Second Bunny Theatre. Basically she crams pop culture movies such as Pulp Fiction, Jaws, The Exorcist, etc..., into 30 seconds recreations performed by animated bunnys. I guess I'm behind on this because it seems to have been around for awhile and she has had a few screened on the cable channel Starz/Starz OnDemand. Pretty funny.

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 4:00 PM


Monday, June 13, 2005


A new documentary about the name that brought electronic music to the masses.

"Robert Moog has been inventing and building electronic musical
instruments for nearly half a century. MOOG, the film, takes us inside the mind of this legendary figure as he shares his ideas about creativity, design, interactivity, and spirituality. To this day, Moog continues to shape musical culture with some of the most inspiring instruments ever created.

MOOG was shot on location in Asheville, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tokyo and London, and features interviews and appearances by Stereolab, Keith Emerson, Walter Sear, Gershon Kingsley, Jean-Jacques Perrey & Luke Vibert, Rick Wakeman, DJ Spooky, Herb Deutsch, Bernie Worrell, Pamelia Kurstin, Tino Corp., Charlie Clouser, Money Mark, Mix Master Mike and others." - Plexifilm

You can buy the film on dvd here and watch the trailer here. Check out the offical website for more information on the film and it's director Hans Fjellestad.

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 9:12 PM


Podcasting + rant

As you know from my website and the links here, I am a big fan of podcasting. I have been listening to podcasts since early January and have become an avid fan of Reel Reviews, Daily Sonic, Not Your Usual Bollocks, & the Dawn and Drew show. I have found many great casts out there, like KCRW with Elvis Mitchell, you might recognize this man from the IFC channel, but he interviews actor, directors, and the show has an independent focus. I have come across smaller podcasts like Puffcast, which is a program about reggae and dub and many others, and continue to try and listen to as many different casts as possible.

People are once again creating in a way to let their voices be heard. Now I realize, like everything great, it will eventually get commercialized and fall under corporate hands, but now is the time to enjoy the raw independence of it. That being said, the future has not been written. I hope that the evolution of podcasting continues to stay on its current coarse and that I am wrong to assume or believe that this, now great medium, will fall unto the all mighty dollar. As long as podcasts can be assessable to everyone and without censorship, this form of communication should prevail as a way to have “our” voices heard. Let’s hope that those who started this will always keep that independent mindset and remember why they set out to provide this form of communication in the first place. We will have see how the new iTunes 4.9 treats this and how the newly created Podshow handles this...but let’s hope for the best.
I don’t know why I went off on this tangent, I was just going to let you know of a podcast that focuses on bringing “old time” radio programs into the digital age, but some how my mind and hands just kept typing. Anyway, I got this from BoingBoing, by the way if you have not checked out their site, please do. Click on the link above or click here. They bring news of all kinds and from all over. News that I find really interesting, not like CNN type news, but more like information, links, stories, if you into, movies,pop culture, the internet, podcasts, etc...I know you will like them.

Anyway, here is that site. The podcast is Radio Memories and has Amos and Andy, old western series, mystery and sci fi programs, detective stories, all the great’s when radio was the only form of in home entertainment.

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 3:38 PM


Saturday, June 11, 2005


Check this film out when it hits the theaters this July. I saw it when it was here for the Full Frame Doc Fest and it looks to have been picked up and being released in association with MTVfilms. Click the pic to see the trailer. Touching in a violent way.

Also I added a link at the bottom of the page to Movie-List which has trailers from "classics" (70's, 80's, 90's) and also independent films, main stream, you name it. Check out their site. I originally found them when looking for a copy of the "Dr. Strangelove" trailer (what a great film) and they had it along with a ton of other great films. I ended up sitting there for 30 min or so just watching trailers.

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 1:03 PM


Wednesday, June 08, 2005


Who's the real wrokhorse? Is it her, is it traffiking, is it me. Real life in real situations and loving it dearly. Following the link to a world of white and vision, a world where you no longer need to be the wrokhorse.

Dive deep with the submarine as they, along with pause, provide an internet haven for music videos by greats such as Johnathen Glazer, Micheal Gondry, Spike Jonze, and more

To conclude our journey join me, Peter Jackson, and friend in a go ol' timy rag off...M.

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 8:19 PM


Sunday, June 05, 2005


The last post and this and probably the next post will be links to music videos. Posting more next week.

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 4:12 PM


Saturday, June 04, 2005


posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 11:28 AM


Friday, June 03, 2005

Space Audio

MP3s from 78RPM's recorded between 1900 - 1930. Very Cool!

A poll commissioned by Britain's Empire movie magazine, named Steven Speilberg the greatest director of all time. He's done a few good movies I'll give him that, but the greatest, give me a break... his best movie was his first.

The Mountain Goats - The Sunset Tree is absolutely amazing. Check this out if you have the time. It is well worth it! One of today's greatest lyricist along with BPB.

Also check out Magnolia Electric Co.'s Trails and Errors.

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 6:05 PM