Monday, December 20, 2010

Beyond The Screams

Check out this awesome documentary on the Hispanic Punk Movement. The documentary is produced by former Los Crudos vocalist Martin Sorrondeguy. It's pretty awesome. Please take 27 minutes to check it out and spread the word about it.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

El Anticristo

So this guy on Youtube, El Anticristo 2007, has a series of videos he does called "Documentales" that are hilarious. They're in spanish and they talk about certain topics that he finds are an aberration to humanity. He uses all sorts of hilarious words. Please oh please check this guy's stuff out if you understand spanish. I really enjoy it. Today I'm going to link you to his video on Pipopes, or as we like to call them in America, Clubbers. Enjoy.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

State Of The Music Address

Sooooooo... the other day I was having a Facebook conversation with some people about what crappy music is out nowadays. You have this garbage like Rihanna, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Ke$ha, then you have your artists who are good, but ruined by being overplayed like Eminem and Bruno Mars, and then you have your unappreciated good artists like Thrice. Now I'm not posting this just to shit on popular artists, no no no. Please don't misunderstand me, although if you'd like to go right ahead, you're just a simple life form that will be taken care of through Darwinism you scumbag... Anyway, I'm posting this simply to write about Thrice. Thrice is a greatly under-appreciated rock band. They still haven't really hit it "big" by most people's terms, but they've been around for over 10 years. I don't mind that they haven't hit it "big". Even with their major label album "Artist in the Ambulance" they didn't quite sell out. They had more radio-friendly, poppy songs and then went another direction, a direction most bands are afraid to go out of fear of alienating their fanbase and their record label. Thrice explored and expanded their musical horizons and went into a heavier and more experimental phase in their music. "Vheissu" was a much heavier and more experimental album than any of their previous three records. The song meanings stayed pretty much in the same vein as the other albums. All their lyrics have a positive message and that's something a lot of today's popular music doesn't have. After "Vheissu", Thrice delved even deeper into their experimental music and released a 4-CD double album called "The Alchemy Index". This album was criticized greatly for not being "normal Thrice". I admit, I'm guilty of not enjoying this album as much as I should have. Their next album was their most recent release titled "Beggars". With this album they breathed life into even their most mellow songs on the album. Despite it not being the aggressive Thrice everyone had grown to love, it was still good. Aside from it being good, it was what Thrice wanted to put out. That's what's most important. That's what makes them so unique and special. They've never been about selling records or becoming famous. They've always been about writing music they like with good messages. Anyway, the point I'm trying to make is that Thrice is awesome and y'all should listen to them. They're really underrated even though they're the best. Here's a few videos of some really awesome songs.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Hockey Highlight Reel

Tonight I'm going to show you one of the league's best current goal scorers. His name is Steven Stamkos. He was selected 1st overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning. He's currently mired in a small scoring slump, but he's gotta have one of the best shots in the game. When he's on, he's on. His signature move comes on one-timers from the left faceoff circle. He usually gets a cross-ice feed (usually from his boy Marty St. Louis) and slaps a one-timer past the goalie. This motherfucker can snipe! He likes to pick the corners where the goalie has a hard time reaching glove or blocker to. Anyway, check this video out (shows all 51 of his goals for the 2009-2010 season) and tell me he's not one badass hockey player. STAMKOS!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Check This Out!

Sooooo.... check out my boy Stefan. He claims it's just for funsies and that he's not a rapper, but I'd like to disagree with that. The man produces for others and this is actually the first thing I've heard him do for himself. I'd like to see a bit more of this and have him rap and produce for himself. The man is as selfless as they come and I'm proud to consider him a friend. Furthermore, he's the one keeping my Korina safe while she's in New York. For that I'll be forever thankful. I can't wait to be back out in New York to have a few drinks with Stef and all the peeps out there. For now, here's his short rap that I deemed awesome. Great lyrics, great beat, great sample (found it a bit creepy, but that makes it even better). Great stuff from Stef. Check it out and stay tuned for more. I'll be posting any future tracks he is kind enough to share on Facebook.