Sunday, October 30, 2011

Thelonious Monk Documentary

The story behind 'Straight, No Chaser' began in West Germany in 1967 and ended more than two decades later in Kansas City, Hollywood and New York. It had its beginnings in 1967, when the film-maker Michael Blackwood was commissioned by West German Television to make a film about Thelonious Monk. Over a six-month period of time that stretched into 1968, Michael and his brother Christian Blackwood, acting as cinematographer and co-director, followed Monk around, capturing him on and offstage, in the studio and on the road, at work and at rest in New York, Atlanta and several European cities.

In total, fourteen hours of film was shot and edited by the Blackwoods down to a film that was broadcast only once in Germany and never again anywhere else. From time to time, talk would surface in the jazz community about the existence of this precious footage, often described as 'the Dead Sea Scrolls of Jazz'.

In 1981 the Blackwoods, joined with director Zwerin and producer Ricker, planned on turning all this material into a film. But they had to wait until 1987 for their (financial) breakthrough. Clint Eastwood, a lifelong jazz fan, was producing and directing the movie 'Bird' about Charlie Parker and heard about this project.
After viewing the samples, he was prepared to step in as executive producer, arranging for the financing to complete and for its eventual release through Warner Bros in the summer of 1988.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Face Scrunchers Live


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Hump Poster 8

Tonight, because Fridays don't cum fast enough. Let's take our pants off and dance the night away.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

DTTC "Big Ass Head" vid

Don't Talk To The Cops has come out with a great video to go along with their song Big Ass Head. The energy and silliness in the song is perfectly evoked in this video. I'm so glad to see a visual to one of my personal favorite summertime party jams. I'm pretty sure I played this song at least once during every DJ set over the past 6 months. I must tell you it worked anywhere. On a full dance floor packed with quickly spazzed out dancers, this was the perfect compliment to slow down the pace and still keep the groove. When everyone was on a deck sipping Pink Dranks in the sun, it immediately made them get up and shake their thang thang. Even if you just sat there and didn't want to have fun, you would still nod your head and chuckle to yourself about hilarious these lyrics are. I'm also pretty sure this song is my lady's favorite rap song of all time. How can you go wrong? Enjoy the visuals by Treats Club.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Spiral Drawings

To demonstrate their Artist Pens, Faber Castell had Singapore-based art director and designer Chan Hwee Chong create meticulous spiral drawings of three masterpieces using their pens. In case the drawings themselves aren’t proof enough of Chong’s skill, a video was shot by Eric Yeo as he draws Girl With A Pearl Earring.

Faber Castell from eric yeo on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

City Arts Festival

Reign City recommend list. I love that they have putting these together for the past few festivals. See you tomorrow at Neumos!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Katie Kate - Flatland

Kate's moment has finally arrived!! Her album Flatland comes out today and I must say I am so excited for my sister from another mister. You can find it on all iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, and at Everyday Music in Seattle. You can listen to it here, but you must go cop that so you can bump it always. Buy the album because the artwork is actually functional. We celebrate the release of this record this Thursday.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wild Flag Poster

I've been doing a lot of admats lately and I must say it is fun to have complete creative control on this one.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Nas - Nasty

Nasir spits pretty hard on this and I want him to give me one of his rings.

Nas - "Nasty" Music Video ( from Nasir Jones on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Method Man - World Gone Sour (The Lost Kids)

So, I just watched this video on Xbox Live and wasn't sure if people seen this new Method Man video yet. At first I was like wtf, but then it grew on me. Method kills this shit!

What you think?

Slow Dance - Low 5

Playing with all of us at Neumos October 20th. Get tix now! This shit is soooo good. I'll never get tired of these 80s mash up videos for their songs.

RIP Steve Jobs

A great speech from 2005. This guy a true game changer, he will be missed.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

P Smoov Face Scrunchers Vol 2


I'm P Smoov.

My new record is out. Right now.

Learn, listen, love, fuck, fag, friend, die, pay, live, hate, kill.

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Download here.

Here are some words about it (for idiots):

Face Scrunchers Vol. 2 is a ride through the hard drives and psyche of Seattle based mega-producer P Smoov (Mad Rad, Fresh Espresso). Half songs, half instrumentals, it’s a production album ranging from open, psychotropic compositions to tightly wound, frenetic beat concertos. All tracks are written, arranged, performed, and fondled by P Smoov himself. This album will tell you you’re pretty, love you tender, then punch you in the kidneys and throw all your shit out in the front yard.

Guests on Face Scrunchers Vol. 2 include:

Terry Radjaw, Buffalo Madonna, Rik Rude, Fatal Lucciauno, Shaprece Renee, Grynch, El Mizell, Trent Moorman, Darwin, Sharlese Metcalf, Brent Amaker, OC Notes, Slow Dance, and more.

Yours in Christ,

P Smoov

Monday, October 3, 2011

Dam Funk - Innafocuseddaze EP

"Is there anything better than a new free Dam-Funk EP? No, there is not. More gorgeous PCH-ready modern funk, with Dam tweaking the formula ever so slightly. Make no mistake, at heart Damon Riddick has a musically omnivorous bent, with an equal ardor for soul, metal, jazz, techno, disco, and rock. Ask him about Prefab Sprout or Todd Rundgren and turn your tape recorder on to remember the recommendations. But at heart, he is a funkster, both traditional and experimental, futuristic and nostalgic. The Gemini Twin, a master of duality. InnaFocusedDaze is the appetizer for his next full length, due next year on Stones Throw."

Scion A/V Presents: DÂM FUNK "FOREVER" from Scion A/V on Vimeo.

via Freebase

Saturday, October 1, 2011


My friend DJ Rxch Wxtch of Second Sight showed me this yesterday and I can't stop watching it. Australian born rapper Iggy Azalea talking about something most of the world enjoys.

Download her mixtape "Ignorant Art" here.

Kate on KEXP

Katie Kate 9/24/2011 In-Studio Performance

Not only is Seattle’s Katie Kate a versatile MC and singer, but she’s no joke on the production either - crafting innovative beats that range from (or combine) hip-hop, electronic and pop. She’s joined by Mad Rad’s Terry Radjaw in this exclusive KEXP performance. - W. Myers

CLICK HERE to listen! Photo by Mary Kalhor.