‚”Nevermind” is nothing but a celebration of free markets (“Smells like Teen Spirit” being an anthem about owning something as simple as deodorant). And the truth is – that adorable baby on the cover chasing the dollar is now in his late teens – a healthy testament to a system of monetary reward based on hard work and achievement. ‚”If only Kurt Cobain had chased the almighty dollar instead of the dragon, he’d be alive today,” Steve Albini might have said, if he wasn’t so busy reading Hayek.
Archive for January, 2009
The folks behind Street Carnage, Wonder Showzen and the Daily Show are screening thier new Adult Swim pilot, Totally 4 Teens, tomorrow night at Monster Island (128 River St @ Metropolitan Ave). The show “features Teens doing totally awesome shit like looking into the future, hating themselves, learning about Jews and eating cream filled pickles,” which sounds just up my alley. It also has the dude who voices “Towelie” in South Park.
A few other shows and an avant porn flick are screening as well, so here’s the rest via Todd P, via Street Carnage.
:: TOTALLY 4 TEENS ‚Äî‚Äî‚Äî‚Äì new Adult Swim pilot from Street Carnage / Wonder Showzen / Daily Show folks
:: Y’ALL SO STUPID ‚Äî‚Äî‚Äî‚Äî Super Deluxe / Adult Swim show by Devin Flynn
:: XAVIER: RENEGADE ANGEL ‚Äî CGI new age weird genius from Wonder Showzen people
:: FINAL FLESH ‚Äî‚Äî‚Äî‚Äî‚Äî- avant porn from PFFR
:: TV CARNAGE LIVE ‚Äî‚Äî‚Äî‚Äì Derrick Beckles presents his hacked TV footage live!
Beginning today, all four major music labels–Universal Music Group, Sony BMG, Warner Music Group and EMI, along with thousands of independent labels, are now offering their music in iTunes Plus, Apple’s DRM-free format with higher-quality 256 kbps AAC encoding for audio quality virtually indistinguishable from the original recordings. iTunes customers can also choose to download their favorite songs from the world’s largest music catalog directly onto their iPhone‚Ñ¢ 3G over their 3G network just as they do with Wi-Fi today, for the same price as downloading to their computer. And beginning in April, based on what the music labels charge Apple, songs on iTunes will be available at one of three price points: 69 cents, 99 cents and $1.29, with most albums still priced at $9.99.
We’re not really sure what’s going on here, but this is pretty much what it feels like being back at work this week:
Kure Kure Takora („ÇØ„É¨„ÇØ„É¨„Çø„Ç≥„É©, Kure Kure Takora? unofficial translation: “Gimme Gimme Octopus”) is a tokusatsu children’s comedy show from Japan. Produced by Toho Company Ltd., the show aired on Fuji TV and its subsidiaries from October 1, 1973 to September 27, 1974 with a total of 260 episodes.
However, Episodes 223, 252 and 255 never materialized. The show was rebroadcast over CS digital satellite television, except for episode 220, which was censored due to problematic show content. The reason behind the censorship being that the main character, Takora is beaten by his neighbors to the point of being brain damaged, and it was considered much too violent to be rebroadcast. Laserdisc and VHS versions were sold, but currently only the DVD version (which includes episode 220) is on Japanese market.
It was a new type of program for children. TAKORA, a central character coveted for everything saying “KURE! (I want it)” all the time. Each episode was absurd, strange, violent, surreal, indescribable, and ran exactly 2 minutes and 41 seconds.
Beaten by his neighbors to the point of being brain damaged? WTF?! Only in Japan. [hat tip BoingBoing]
Episode 220—which even more accurately depicts what it feels like returning to work this week—after the jump.
The Daily Footprint is a new feature we’re adding to Free Williamsburg in 2009. It will be a photo archive of finds, impressions, and tracks observed in the city everyday. My mission is to draw attention to the character in typical and not so typical elements of New York, specifically Williamsburg. -Clarissa Roudabush, Photo Editor
North 7th and Bedford Ave
Si senoritas et messieurs, this is a few days late…. normally a playlist is posted on the first of every month. Anyway, here are some recommended songs/bands, so perk those ears up!
1. Rafter – ‚”Juicy”
2. Arcade Fire – ‚”Burning Bridges” ‚Äì from their new LP Miroir Noir ‚Äì Neon Bible Archives… you can download the song for free by clicking here.
3. Wild Light – ‚”California On My Mind”
4. Boy Crisis – ‚”L’homme” – The Hype Machine has this track, along with a robust amount of other Boy Crisis songs and remixes.
5. Abe Vigoda – ‚”Bear Face”
6. Cheap Time – ‚”Glitter & Gold”
7. O Fracas – ‚”Forfeit”
8. Kid Cudi – ‚”Day ‘n’ Nite” ‚Äì give it a listen or download the Crookers Remix of the track at RCRDLBL.com.
9. Soft Circle – ‚”Drumbler” ‚Äì and we give you yet another hookup from RCRDLBL.com!
10. Princeton – ‚”Ms. Bentwich”
11. Small Sur – Sea Stones
If you haven’t heard of Kid Sister or listened to her forthcoming album Dream Date, then prep yourself ’cause you’ll be inundated this season. She’s the younger sister of Flosstradamus’ J2K (who also serves as her backing DJ), so talent runs in the family. Plus, you should’ve checked Kid Sister out weeks ago in our December Playlist. Right now we’re still obsessed, but the I’m-gonna-get-SO-sick-of-this factor ranks high on the Richter scale – mostly because her songs are so addictive that you’ll exhaust yourself.
Kid Sister – Pro Nails ft. Kanye West
Her only available video is currently this one, for ‚”Pro Nails.” It features Kanye West (blaghhggh) and isn’t the best song you’ll hear on Dream Date, which is why we need more ASAP. But whatevs, check it out and you will fall in love too.