Hearing Daniel Lopatin talk so anthropomorphically about his musical setup kind of makes you think that they might one day actually gain sentience and take over. Until then, though, we get the spaced-out and soothing synth sounds of Oneohtrix Point Never. This interview that Vice.tv did with Lopatin is pretty cool, he talks about his equipment, there’s a little live footage from his performance at Coco66, and we basically just get some insight into him nerding out about sounds and mechanical doodads. Going back and listening to Returnal after this, you get a better sense of how he constructed these dense soundscapes Neat!
Archive for November, 2010
Not interested in joining the teaming masses as they fight each other for $5 a blu-ray player? Not to worry! The folks behind Swimming Cities, the artist collective involved with Brooklyn street-artist Swoon, are holding a huge Black Friday party in, what they deem, a “12,000-square-foot indoor adventureland.”
They’ll have Zip lines, hot dog skeet shooting, a heated pool, non-conventional exercise machines, croquet, ping pong, badminton, dirty uncle pony rides, bike blender smoothies and maple/ bacon infused shots. You’re encouraged to dress “Hunter Casual,” but coming with thanksgiving leftovers in hand will get you a discount.
The Great indoors black friday party, with DJs Dirtyfinger (Blacklabel), $mall ¢hange (Rubulad), and Uproot Andy (Bulgarian Bar).
9PM-10PM OPEN BAR . 3AM-3:30AM FREE SHOTS
55 9th Street. bldg 61, Brooklyn.
F or G to Smith/9th St.
$15 cover, $10 with costume or Thanksgiving leftovers, $5 before 11pm.
Dress: “hunting casual.”
From Dreamin It Vegan:
3 whole bell peppers, cut in half and seeded
3 cups cooked brown rice
1 med. yellow onion, diced
1 cup corn, cooked
2 T. pine nuts
2 tsp. cumin
1 1/2 tsp. oregano
2 T. cilantro
1 package of vegan sausage crumbled
If using tofu I used firm and crumbled it and add following herbs: oregano, red pepper flakes, sage, garlic, fennel, caraway seeds, soy sauce, cumin, olive oil. and sauted until cooked through.
Preheat oven to 375. First saute sausage or tofu. Put into a bowl and set aside. In another pan saute onion & garlic in oil. Add corn and saute. Add pinenuts and saute for about min. Next add cumin and oregano for a couple more min. Add rice, sausage and cilantro to the pan a stir through.
Lay the halved bell peppers in a casserole dish. Fill up peppers. Top off with a Tablespoon or so of tofutti and salsa.
Pour hot water into the dish about 1/4 inch or more and cover with foil. Bake for 1 hour until peppers are soft.
There use to be trolleys and horses. And hey, after the Williamsburg bridge was finished in 1903, “the small village of Williamsburg” became the most populated area of Brooklyn. So morning commuters at the Bedford stop at 8 A.M. watching packed train after packed train go by, history knows your pain.
There are plenty of things to love about the arrival of winter: the rediscovery of well-worn boots that look (and feel) even better with each passing month, the excuse to skip a night out to tuck away under heavy blankets, reeking of smoke after an evening spent at the Union Pool fire pit.
With these pleasures comes the arrival of the hot toddy: a potent blend of hard liquor, hot water, honey, lemon and spices designed to warm the stomach and take the edge off winter’s bite.
Almost every bar in the neighborhood features some take on the hot toddy, with standouts including Daddy’s (try the ginger variety), Five Leaves (their Highlands Cider gets a dose of housemade quince butter and thyme), Fireproof East (especially strong), and Pete’s Candy Store (extra cinnamon-y).
But for cold boozehounds with a sweet tooth and a willingness to branch out a bit, Huckleberry Bar’s jalapeno tequila-infused cocoa is a beverage that leaves the trusty rusty toddy in the dust.
The masterminds of mixology behind the counter at Huckleberry take their housemade hot chocolate (“super decadent,” declares bartender Jeffrey Stalcup) and pair it with their spicy pepper-infused tequila. The result: a thickly indulgent (yet kicky!) sipping drink that somehow marries the unapologetic pillowiness of Kristie Allie’s hips and the bad-assedness of Mickey Rourke’s… well… everything.
Fans of other, more traditional pepper-spiked confections - Vosges’ “Red Fire” comes to mind – know a kick of pepper heightens the flavor of cocoa like none other.
But Huckleberry Bar’s boozy version takes this flavor pairing to an entirely new level. It’s sugar and spice with a shot of courage. It’s the drink you order after a hellacious day at work; the drink you tell your friends to meet you at the bar for; the drink you fantasize about when it’s not around.
And it’s absolutely the best way to cure — or sate — your alcoholic, chocoholic cravings in the cooler months to come.
Before today there were 11 albums that received at 10.0 rating on Pitchfork. Now, add Kanye’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Believe me, I want to give credit where credit is due, and I do like Kanye West, but I have a hard time believing that Kanye released the best album since Yankee Hotel Foxtrot came out eight years ago.
Maybe it’s petty to weight the opinions of a music review site so heavily, but this is the internet, so let’s get petty! Here’s the list of all the previous perfect scores.
…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead – Source Tags & Codes
12 Rods – Gay? (EP)
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – I See a Darkness
Bob Dylan – The Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live 1966, The “Royal Albert Hall” Concert
The Flaming Lips – The Soft Bulletin
Robert Pollard – Relaxation of the Asshole (In the review, this album received rating of (1)0.0, giving it a dual rating of 10.0 and 0.0.)
Radiohead – Kid A & OK Computer
Amon Tobin – Bricolage
Walt Mink – El Producto
Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
So what records that came out in the past eight years do you think are better than My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy? Or was this justified?