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Thursday, June 30, 2005
posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 8:45 PM
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
*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!
01 Now That I Know
posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 10:15 PM
posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 6:25 PM
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
Whether 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
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
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
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posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 7:47 PM
Bang Bang Rock & Roll is the fantastic debut album from the five piece British outfit Art Brut.
posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 7:00 PM
posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 6:29 PM
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
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
posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 9:24 PM
posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 3:12 PM
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.
posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 2:31 PM
Wednesday, June 22, 2005
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
posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 10:09 PM
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.
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
posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 11:35 AM
Sunday, June 19, 2005
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.
posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 8:31 PM
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
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.
posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 2:57 PM
Friday, June 17, 2005
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 Badfruit.com
posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 4:36 PM
Tuesday, June 14, 2005Homestar 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
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
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
posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 8:19 PM
Sunday, June 05, 2005
posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 4:12 PM
Saturday, June 04, 2005
posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 11:28 AM
Friday, June 03, 2005
MP3s from 78RPM's recorded between 1900 - 1930. Very Cool!
posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 6:05 PM