Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Ferris Buellers day of selling out.

#matthewbroderick #ferrisbueller #Honda #CRV #Gameday

Fuck you Matthew Broderick and the folks at Honda, i like the idea but fuck you for making me want this ad to become a real movie. Fuck you for getting my hopes up.


Monday, January 30, 2012

Family Band

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Shit Post Sunday - Mad Men Season 5 Teaser

After a year off, the classiest show on television is back....



Shit Post Sunday - The Walking Dead.

#Thewalkingdead #shitpostsunday

So, with Frank Darabont gone, The Walking Dead is headed in a new direction, here are the new opening titles. I like it, i could get behind a show like this.


Saturday, January 28, 2012

George Clooney, The worlds most awesome douche.

#Georgeclooney

Good for you George Clooney, i still hate you for winning the lottery of life.


GM The windows of opportunity project.

#GM #Windowsofopportunity

So GM just ruined driving for me, never again will i be satisfied if i am sitting in the back seat of a car and am unable to do any of the things shown in this video.


My God Is Blue - Cover Art

@sebtellier

Damn robot baby, you scary.

#RobotBaby #TheApocalypse


This shit is terrifying.

Some crazy scientists with a sick sense of humour have built a robot baby - designed to help teenagers / prospective parents get a feel for taking care of a baby / cylon baby when the robot apocalypse eventually happens.


Friday, January 27, 2012

They!Live LP

@benjamindamage @DocDaneeka_ @modeselektor

Alright so I'm not talking about the radcore John Carpenter film 'They Live' but the first LP of the talented Benjamin Damage & Doc Daneeka. Never heard of them? That's ok not many people have. Besides a few things they've done apart they have only ever released a double single on Monkeytown side label 50 Weapons.

It was double single Creeper/Infamous that shone a light on minimal swelling techno. With a gorgeous production weight and depth these tracks got so deep inside you that you could almost shit them out. 

Their first LP was insistantly insisted by Modeslektor after they heard Creeper. They flew them to Berlin to make the album and it will be released today (01/27/2012).

Enough chit chat. Let's have a listen

Listen to the original 50 Weapons double single below. 


Watch the quickly made music video for Halo which will be on the They Live LP



Ferris Buellers Game Day?

#Gameday #ferrisbueller

Another teaser for an ad on Game Day. Since when do people make ads for ads? what the fuck is going on? although i must say this was probably the greatest teaser ever made. It instantly made my loins tingle.
Watch, Discuss.


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Wrong Premier photos

@SundanceFest @Oizo3000 #Wrong

Pictures from the Wrong premier at Sundance are now online.
Click here.



Straya Day

The Castle Team is celebrating it's home country of Australia today. 


Here's something Australian the rest of the world might not know about. 
From the year 2000 The Avalanches 'Since I Left You'


If you're interested in what we Aussie's listen to then jump on here 
It's the top 100 tracks of 2011 counted down and voted by Triple J (the most hip radio station in Oz [i guess]). 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie Pledge

@ericwareheim @timheidecker



Tim and Eric don't want you to download/torrent/pirate/snatch their latest film 'Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie in the coming days. They need moneys to make another twisted film! So they came up with the Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie Pledge

Before you watch below and decide to ignore the Tim & Eric pledge just remember they are doing everything they can to make sure everyone on earth can see it this Friday (perhaps Saturday depending on your timezone). So maybe it's time to give these guys the money they deserve and buy their film on demand this Friday. Watch it with friends/pets/pet's friends.

Here's a Tweet from Eric.



"UK, CANADIAN, AND AUSTRALIAN CHIPS! Hang tight, they are trying to figure out how you can see the movie too"





Ok so go here and sign that pledge!

Below are some celebrity pledge signererers.

Hit the jump to see who is taking the pledge.


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

DIE ANTWOORD & the Temple of Doom

@DieAntwoord

So i thought Die Antwoord was just a bit of a joke. Then I saw they were doing a world tour and now they are releasing a second album (on their own label this time). Guess they're here to stay. Enjoy the Teaser for their new album 'Tension'. It's out February 7.




Have a look see at this too if you haven't seen it already. I'm guessing this track will be on the new album.

Fok Julle Naaiers. Translation 'Fuck You All'


FOK JULLE NAAIERS from Die Antwoord on Vimeo.

HANDBRAEKES #1

@oizo3000 @boysnoize @boysnoizerec





The Oiz Noize 'HANDBRAEKES' (Mr. Oizo & Boys Noize) first collaboration EP will be out February 6 on BNR. You should totally be excited by this (have at least 15ml of pee leak from you).


Now after listening to the Previews below, i have the following to say.

HOLY YES! BEAT BONER CENTRAL, DREAM TEAM, 1st PLACE. DINOSAURTASTIC!

Tracklisting.

A1: “Callgurls”
A2: “Riho”
B1: “The Qat”
B2: “Milc”

Callgurls has been on high rotation in a lot of sets recently with Tiga dropping it and 'The Qat' frequently during his Australian tour.

Full preview of the EP below.

 Handbraekes - #1 EP by Sainted PR 

Disclosure

@disclosure_uk

Disclosure are two brothers from the UK aged 17 and 20. They make future music and have released a free album a few months ago. On 30th January they're new double single Tenderly/Flow will be real eased digitally and on 7" on Make Mine.

The sound of these guys is so rich/full/expensive/fresh/dolphintastic. They're production skills are incredible for how stupidly young they are (jealous).  Anyways enough talking shits.

Take off your pants, have a listen (below), grab the free EP, pre-order the 7" die happy.

Disclosure. Remember that name. It's going to be quite exciting to see what they come up with next.

The Free EP (below). How is this free? It's too good to be free.

 E.P. - FREE DOWNLOAD (see description) by Disclosure.

Double Single Tenderly/Flow

 Tenderly/Flow by Disclosure.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Shit Post Sunday - Breaking Bad POV

Let's celebrate one of the most creatively shot shows on television.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

WRONG at Sundance

@oizo3000

So, Wrong will premier to the world tomorrow (22/01/2012) at the Sundance Film Festival.

This is a new ridiculously rad poster (sorry, sticker) for it (see below).


Wrong is a film about a man trying to find his dog (I guess that's not the least of it).

So perhaps the dog was all just in his head the whole time and never actually existed?

We'll let you know what people thought of the film after it's premier and keep you up to date with all things Wrong/Quentin/Oizo like always.

In the meantime check out this clip of William Fitchner as Master Chang below.

Star Wars Uncut, Directors Cut.

#Starwarsuncut #starwars

So this is finally available on YouTube to stream the entirety of its awesomeness.
so set aside 2 hours of your time, get a drink and a snack and sit down to enjoy your recreations of the greatest story ever told.

Ok so if you didn't know already Star Wars Uncut is a massive world wide fan project. Participants were given 15 seconds from Star Wars to recreate in any way they pleased. These have all been stitched up (not individual vimeo clips now) and run the entire length of the original film.

ON'N'ON Music Video

@edbangerrecords #justice

I like this one. Perhaps my favorite music video from the new Justice LP. The track like all the new Justice is growing on me. You just need to forget that old Justice sound.

Enjoy the new Justice Music Video below. Justice.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Bark Side. Volkswagen commercial.

#barkside #starwars #volkswagen

This is the teaser for Volkswagens upcoming commercial on "Game Day" 2012, The info simply states that this will all make sense come Game Day.


An Hour of Absolute Awesome

#skinemax

Free up an hour.

Take your pants off.

Enjoy.


Skinemax from Smash TV on Vimeo.

Words from the Creator.

Skinemax is Koyaanisqatsi for a generation raised on late night television and B-movie VHS tapes. It's long form entertainment for short attention spans. An hour long VJ odyssey, it will move your body and warp your mind.

A nostalgic look back at a half remembered childhood growing up in the 80s and early 90s, Skinemax takes a close look at the culture of that era. The images that motivated, delighted, and terrified us on the silver screen, set to propulsive modern music that pines for a simpler time.

Tracklist:

Com Truise - Norkuy
Depakote - Tummler
Martial Canterel - For Us
Fulgeance - Glamoure
Daedelus - Penny Loafers
Teebs - Why Like This
Laurel Halo - Embassy
Games - Strawberry Skies
d'Eon - Transparency
FOE - A Handsome Stranger Called Death (Com Truise Remix)
Games - Shadows In Bloom
White Car - No Better
Gatekeeper - Forgotten
The Hasbeens - You And Me
Ford & Lopatin - Emergency Room
Rainbow Arabia - Mechanical
oOoOO - Burnout Eyess
VHS Head - Motions
Outer Limits Recordings - Plastik Child
More info here


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

only in America.

#Heartattackgrill #diet

I don't have words to describe just  how much i am disturbed and aroused by this idea.
I want to hate it, but at the same time, i want to eat there. i want to feel the grease run down my chin, and i want to put on enough weight that when i eat there, i eat for free. people who weigh 160kg (350lbs) eat for free.... wait, that sounds like it would be a detriment to your business, offering free food to the people who are likely to eat the most?

The restaurant's previous spokesman, 575-pound (261 kg) Blair River, died on March 1, 2011, aged 29, from complications of.....you'll never guess it.... pneumonia.

I just... wow.





My new favourite toy.

#stevejobs #actionfigure

A company called "In Icons" from somewhere in china was making this doll, till Apple found out and under pressure of legal action forced a halt to the production of these dolls, so i dare say only the prototype and a couple of testers were ever made.

Retailing for $109.99 this doll is 1:6 the scale of a real life Steve Jobs and is obviously awesome.







Tuesday, January 17, 2012

UPDATED - Tellier's Pépito Bleu Music Video.

@SebTellier @recordmakers

Delicious x 1000.




Now we wait for the album to come out April 16.

UPDATE FrenchyBoy
Just in case some of you are wondering what the fuck is a Pépito, it's a famous biscuit eaten by pretty much everyone in France. Next time you are travelling through this shitty country you know what  to get from the grocery shop.


A track from the LP has leaked on to shit-tube. It's called Cochon Ville. Hmmm did Mr Flash have anything to do with this track?

UPDATE - The album is produced by Mr. Flash. Excitement for this record just sky rocketed again.


Bored at work? Command and Conquer. Yes.

#Commandandconquer #HTML5



This was one of my favourite games, and now its in the process of being turned into a browser HTML5 game. that makes me happy. no longer do i have to install anything, i can just open the window and play.Which means for those of you who get bored at work, now you have something else besides Facebook to waste your time with.

Enjoy!

Congress shelves SOPA. The internet wins.

#SOPA #winning



So what did congress really think was going to happen when they proposed restricting peoples freedom online. The backlash it incited on the internet wasn't just limited to the country that the new laws would have affected and so a world wide cry rang out, stop SOPA now before it fucks up my illegal downloading practices. I think companies should learn from this, as H2ouse has previously mentioned, most 'pirates' would be happy to pay a fee for the service/ability to download new shows on demand instead of waiting 6 months for them to air on T.V. nestled snuggly between ads for products we neither want nor give a flying fuck about. One of the main things that annoys me is that in the states there are services that almost do this, Hulu for example, but to all the rest of us living outside of the land of the "free" we are stuck with delayed schedules. Take for instance The Muppets, released in the USA on thanksgiving, which if I'm not mistaken is the last thursday of november, whereas we here in australia didn't get a chance to see it till january 12th.
So with that in mind, until companies start to figure out how to provide better services to us the internet generation, SOPA will never be able to find a foothold. Which is why it comes as no surprise the Congress has officially shelved the act for now.

good on you Earth.

Hello.

#hello #lionelritchie

This is good.



Hello from ant1mat3rie on Vimeo.

The Nation does SourceFed

@PhillyD @SourceFed

One of the most successful YouTubers on... YouTube, Philip DeFranco, has announced that he is launching a new channel called SourceFed.
As if the Philip DeFranco Show wasn't all the Phil you could handle, now there's more.
Take a look.

Gesaffelnade

@gesaffelstein @boysnoize @erolalkan @phantasysound
Get ready to grab yourself a super limited edition of this above giant CD-R / 12". 

 Boys Noize & Erol Alkan - Lemonade (Gesaffelstein Remix) PREVIEW by phantasy sound  The 12" features this remix by Gesaffelstein. You may of heard of him.


Monday, January 16, 2012

Monday Massacre - Game deaths.

#gamedeaths #madworld #boingboing

This is great, it takes me back to the hours of frustration i faced as a youth fighting my way through games with no save points. Why did games get easier as we got older? is it because kids these days can't handle the trauma of losing 5 hours of gameplay when they die? who knows. watch this and remember the good times.


Monday Massacre - iSelect and the marketing genius

@iSelect

iSelect is not a health fund.
In the world of business, they do businessy stuff which is boring.

But, they have funny TV ads.
Here's their new one.


Monday Massacre - Jaaaam (Fresh Prince Remix)

#Jaaaam #pogo #freshprince #willsmith

Pogo is the guy who bought us such classics as "Upular" and "Alice" if you haven't seen them, they are worth checking out on YouTube.
Here is his latest offering, a remix of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.


Monday Massacre - God Hates Evolution

#God #Evolution #Christians

This is a bit old, bit I had never seen it before.
Jesus loves you.


Monday Massacre - U.S. Federal Debt Limit, Explained

#US #Recession #DebtLimit




Remember a few months ago when the US Federal Government casually convinced other countries to keep accepting their I.O.U's ?? And all us regular folk were all like, "wait, what?"
Here's a short film explaining how they did it.




Monday Massacre - The Frog.

#traditionalanimation #thefrog #poo

This is simply the best thing you will ever see.
This is for you Haynezeeboy.


Monday Massacre - Mini Weapons. Fuck Nerf.

#fucknerf #miniweapons

So this is awesome, however i can't help but think of zoolander.

What is this? A weapon for ants? How can we be expected to shoot children... if they can't even feel the bullets?
Derek, this is just a small...
I don't wanna hear your excuses! This weapon has to be at least... three times bigger than this!




Monday Massacre - The Golden Globes & The End of The World

@RickyGervais @GoldenGlobes



Monday Massacre - The best TV ads of 2011

#TV #TVad #2011 #CastleAwesome




TV, first invented by the French in 1864 as a means of wirelessly transmitting morse code to deaf soldiers fighting on the front lines of the Venezuelan cold war - it was quickly discovered that the running costs were so astronomical, that only by selling advertising space would the system become financially viable.
Thus, the TV advertisement, or 'ad' was born.

Here, in no particular order, are some TV ads that we decided were amongst the best of 2011.
Many are ads that we have featured before - but, here they are again, so shut up.

Click to see them all after the jump.


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Shit Post Sunday - If Only

#TheRing #TeleTubbies


Shit Post Sunday - The Saga of Biorn.

#thesagaofbiorn #valhalla

Good.



This is a film by: Benjamin J. Kousholt, Daniel D. Christensen, Mads Lundgaard Christensen, Jesper A. Jensen, Jonas K. Doctor, Steffen Lyhne, Pernille Ørum-Nielsen, Frederik Bjerre-Poulsen, Jonas Georgakakis. Bachelor film project 2011 from The Animation Workshop.

Shit Post Sunday - Oh, The Places You'll Go

#BurningMan #DrSeuss #OhThePlacesYoullGo



Here at Castle Awesome, we hate hippies.
Not because of their unwashed hair & bad hygiene habits.
Not because they don't drink milk because it has hormones in it, but will gladly take acid from a stranger.
It's because they love everyone and dress like assholes

never the less, here is an awesome video of hippies reciting Dr. Seuss' Oh, The Places You'll Go at this years Burning Man festival which was held on Tatooine.

Shit Post Sunday - Foreplay Music

Quite old. Very smooth.

Shit Post Sunday - CASA DE MI PADRE


I can't wait for this. A feature length Will Ferrell comedy spoken entirely in Spanish. 

Fuck the subtitle haters.

YES!!!!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Go See Tin Tin

@ParamountPics





















If you're a fan of Tin Tin get off your buns and sit yourself in a theatre showing Tin Tin now.
Preferably in 3D as it all comes to life a bit more with the extra dimension.

Here are two clips to get you excited.



Homemade Synthesizer.

#homemadesynthesizer #StephenJAnderson

This dude turns his kitchen into a synthesiser, as my title would probably lead you to believe. It takes a little while for him to actually make it, so just sit tight and wait, he proves to be a talented kitchen music maker.




Also if you like his stuff you can find more of his work here. 

Friday, January 13, 2012

What animals do when they are bored.

#crow #russia #boredanimals

So crows are supposed to be the smartest birds. This supports that statement.


Evil Twin - Music Video

@modeselektor @MonkeyTown_jp @errorsmith

With the release of the a new Limited edition 12" picture disc coming out January 13 we get ourselves a nice lil music video for Evil Twin. The video is for the hardest hitting track on the much loved Modeselektor LP 'Monkeytown'. Evil Twin was mostly created using Native Instrument's Razor created by the infamous Errorsmith. The track definitely has the DNA of the genuis-smith throughout it thanks to the programs use here. 

Anyways enough chit chat. 

Enjoy the Evil Twin video (below) and buy the Limited Edition picture disc here (it comes with the brilliant 'German Clap')


Epic Rap Battles of History.

#Epicrapbattlesofhistory #stephenhawking #alberteinstein

This has been seen by 33 million people already, so you have probably already seen it. Still, its awesome and hilarious. so you just have to deal with it being posted here.

CES 2012: 8K LCD

#CES #CES2012 #8KLCD #Sharp




We've seen plenty of completely stupid, unnecessary & overpriced gadgets at this years CES,
none more so than this fucking stupid thing.
An 8K LCD monitor.





OMG, almost 8 times higher res than standard full HD TV's.
But Dave, why is this stupid?

I'll tell you.
because it's still twice the resolution that even the highest resolution cinema cameras are capable of capturing.
congratulations Sharp, you built a TV that is only running at 50% capacity.
you fucking mongs. At this point in time, the TV & Home Cinema market will not expand past 2K for a very long while given the investments in standardising HD (anything between 720 and 1080).
We all knew that one could be made if someone wanted to, christ, we saw 4K monitors at CES a few years ago - only a handful got sold, but we got the message - realising that the sky was the limit.

But Dave, what about RED's rumoured 27K & 32K cameras?
The sole reason for shooting at a resolution higher than true 4K is for visual effects.... or there's not enough money in the budget for more than one lens. Even so, the final cut will always be exported at a more manageable resolution. 1080 & 2K will dominate the home market & 4K will dominate the cinema market. Not to mention the fact that the human eye is incapable of detecting resolutions upwards of 4K on a standard 50" panel.
This panel might have a niche market in post production houses or photoshop suites with more dollars than sense, but it's not likely.

The next major development we're going to see in cinema is the standardised upgrade from 24fps to 48fps, which initially I was 100% against, but now Kodak is well and truly heading down the shitter and 35mm prints are no longer gracing projection booths with their presence - I'm all for it, in fact, I can't wait.
Of course, 48fps will still fall well within the 50 or 60 Hertz that most monitors & projectors can run at, so the migration on the consumers end will be seamless.

Main point; Sharp, congratulations for continuing to make shitty TVs that nobody will buy.

Brooksbot = Dave

Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom.

#wesanderson #moonrisekingdom

So we'll soon be graced with another Wes Anderson tale entitled 'Moonrise Kingdom'. This first live action film he's done since 2007's The Darjeeling Limited.

Here be the synopisis.

"Set on an island off the coast of New England in the 1960s, as a young boy and girl fall in love they are moved to run away together. Various factions of the town mobilize to search for them and the town is turned upside down -- which might not be such a bad thing".

WHAT A CAST OF ABSOLUTE RADNESS!

Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray (an anderson always) , Frances McDormand, Harvey Keitel and Jason Shwartzman (an Andeson always) to name a few.

Now get excited by watching this trailer. It seems to be very Wes Andersony.

Yah for grinning the entire duration of a film!

Damn Nature, you scary!

#damnnatureyouscary #teahupoo #phantomHDgold

Our world is amazing.

To quote Bill Bryson "Imagine trying to live in a world dominated by dihydrogen oxide, a compound that has no taste or smell and is so variable in its properties that it is generally benign but at other times swiftly lethal. In bulk, when agitated, it can strike with a fury that no human edifice could withstand. Even those who have learned to live with it, it is often a murderous substance. We call it water."

On this particular day, the ocean was declared a "double code red" people were prohibited from entering the water under threat of being arrested. obviously that didn't apply to billabong pro surfers.

This was shot on a Phantom HD Gold by Chris Bryan, see more of his stuff here. 
Also the song used is "Lower your eyelids to die with the sun" by M83



More Surfing Videos

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Joggobot. The future of running.

#joggobot #futurerunning

So this is the future. We are here now. You can have a personal running pal in the form of an A.R.Drone.

Skyrim - for reals.

#skyrim #GroBroPros

Gooooood, Live action skyrim comedy. This is what life should be like.


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Fresh Prince of SouthWest Air.

#SWA #CoolestFlightAttendant

No doubt having a flight attendant like this would make american passengers forget about being man-handled and violated by TSA agents just 20 mins prior.


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Mellis

@scottmellis

























I met Scoot (Scott Mellis) when i was the pubeless age of four. I grew up with two sisters and he was really the sibling i never had with a penis. His first band 'Pool-Shark' (named after a Sublime track) first played in my garage with gathering neighbours and shitty side acts. It went down well but it really didn't touch the surface of what was to come from Scott.

Now and for quite some time he's been a man/boy-man guitar act. It's a tough battle to be recognised from every other one man act out there. But this is what Scoot lives for and I really think he's starting to find an identity as an artist/musician/hat-wearer. 

So perhaps you'll enjoy his voice, his shit hair and music. 

This is one of his best tracks, HoneyBee (see below). Recorded and filmed in a Backyard.



Buy his shits here

Kristen Bell's Secret

@imkristenbell

I need some/most of this sweet ink.




Hong Kong. What to do when you run out of space.

#hongkong #tinyapartment

So this is probably the future of living. Get excited about being crammed into a 3m X 3m box. But it's ok because you can move the walls! Fuck you population growth.


Rube Goldberg

#rubegoldberg #Josephherscher

I love rube goldberg machines. I also love reading the paper, so bonus.


What is Dubstep?

#bassnectar #Dubstep #Prezi

So now you can be informed in conversations with people who talk about dub step.





Also if you like the presentation and want to know how to make something like that for yourself, Go here, its a web app called Prezi and it is stunning in its simplicity.

WVIL Camera/Phone?

#WVIL #CES2011

This is purely speculation, but this is something you want. A new camera system that also appears to be a smart phone. and done in a sleek sexy design. I want it. I want apple to make it.
so this was at CES 2011. Hopefully we will see some updated info about it at this years CES 2012. Which starts tomorrow.


Schticky!

#Shamwow #schticky #Vinceoffer

Do you remember when infomercial guys started becoming famous and punching hookers? well apparently that isn't a career killer in america. From the man that bought you Sham-Wow comes Schticky! The best way to clean the crime scene of all those sneaky hooker hairs.


Tellier's 'My God is Blue' teaser.

@sebtellier @recordmakers
Sebastien Tellier on the front of Technikart.


This teaser video for the Tellier's new LP is pretty much a religious experience for me.
I can not wait for this album!

 

'My God Is Blue' is OUT APRIL 16

Tracklisting.

01 Pepito Bleu
02 The Colour of Your Mind
03 Sedulous
04 Cochon Ville
05 Magical Hurricane
06 Russian Attractions
07 Mayday
08 Draw Your World
09 My Poseidon
10 Against the Law
11 My God Is Blue
12 Yes It's Possible


sauce - Pitchfork

Monday, January 9, 2012

Korea's next best export?

@idiotape @SeoulEM @edbangerrecords #11111101 #semf

In a country where the domineering president controls the media and the people are force-fed mass produced commercial bullshit for music (I am talking about the Republic of Korea [South Korea] and surprisingly not it's northern cousin [Democratic People's Republic of Korea] although there are striking similarities at times), it's great to see some talented musical acts actually getting noticed and god forbid pulling a reasonable audience/fan base.

I speak of Idiotape (이디오테잎), a Seoul based band who have recently (through VU entertainment) been pulling large crowds supporting huge artists with their blend of high-voltage, electronic shoegaze that gets the kids jumping. I first saw/discovered Idiotape at the 2010 Global Gathering, shortly after my arrival in Korea. On new years eve I watched them open for none other than Ed Banger heavyweights Feadz and SebastiAn. While their set was cut short due to a timing issue, they still got everyone warmed up for what was a wild evening. Earlier in the year, again at GGK, they packed the Blue Spirit stage to capacity and shattered the minds of crazed Koreans and foreigners alike. And as I prepare for to witness them bust out tunes off their very cool record 11111101 this weekend at the Seoul Electronic Music Festival (SEMF), supporting some french guys called Justice and this other little known group, Crystal Castles or palaces or forts or something, I am confident that they will again be as tight and professional as they have been on all previous occasions, delivering a sound that is unique in a land where the soundscape is rigorously dictated by the way the singer's look rather than sound.



This is a Korean band truly worth of international exposure. I hope that the groups they've played with recently will be testament to their quality and they will grow to some foreign acclaim.

If you're in Korea and want to enjoy a day/night of debauchery and splendid raging, get all the info and a ticket to SEMF here. Get Idiotape's record on iTunes here. You won't regret either purchase.


Seoul Electronic Music Festival 2012 from VU_ENT on Vimeo.

Scientific hopscotch

#madnorwegians #cubelets #gingerbeards @modrobotics

This is Cubelets! Sure they're excy (about $160 for a set of 8) but they'd be so worth it!



These are cool. Buy them here.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Shit Post Sunday - Macho Man.

#Machoman #skyrim #mods

So this is the best thing to happen in 2012 so far.




If you're playing on a computer you can download this and other mods from here.

Shit Post Sunday - The Advertising Juggernaut begins

@starwars

So the Phantom Menace in 3D is out in a few weeks. Get ready to see Star Wars everywhere again. .....Yuck.

Star Wars does Ice Tea.



Star Wars does French Quick Burgers.




Shit Post Sunday - He's Back!

#oscars

The best Oscar host is back. Josh Duhamel and Megan Fox just need to find him first.

Shit Post Sunday - Father & Son

Another Tim & Eric short.

Shit Post Sunday - Winter is Coming

@GameOfThrones @HBO #Winterfell #WinterIsComing #ShitPostSunday 

Friday, January 6, 2012

How Kodak Died.

@Kodak @Kodak_AU #Film #RIP #Bankrupt #Kodak 



What a sad day.
Kodak announced over night that they would be filing for bankruptcy in the coming weeks if they fail to sell off their patents (worth in excess of US$2billion) or convince some rich dudes that film will bounce back and get a US$1billion bail out.

This just proves what we all expected - the desperate attempts that Kodak was making to put to bed the rumours that they were in dire straights was just a last ditch effort to prevent shareholders from jumping ship.
Castle Awesome reported on Kodaks defiance and blind optimism in the face of a corporate apocalypse, back in November of last year (HERE) - where Kim Snyder, Vice President of Kodak denied stories of a struggling century old film company by reassuring people that they weren't going anywhere.

There's not much more to say here, this horrible situation speaks for itself.
Our heritage, and still the undeniable king of image accusation will soon be laying on the cutting room floor. Replaced by CMOS CCDs, HDDs & SSDs.
This is how film dies. We're watching it happen right before our eyes.




Of course, all of this comes straight off the back of film distributers, major studios & cinemas announcing that they had put aside their long standing differences regarding an-across-the-board migration to digital cinema and will proceed with plans to phase out distribution of motion pictures on 35mm film and will adopt a standardised digital projection system (of which Christie, IMAX & Kodak are involved) which will consist of distributers providing cinemas with a HDD containing a 2K or 4K copy of the film - and professional projectionists plugging in the hard drive, turning on the projector & pressing play.

It's all a bit insulting.


Thursday, January 5, 2012

Battlestar Galactica RPG

@edwardjolmos

Another fantastic College Humour early 90's RPG. This time, Battlestar Galactica. 

Please be careful, only watch this if you have seen ALL 4 SEASONS of BSG. Major spoilers ahead.


Brodinskied Gesaffelstein

@Brodinski @gesaffelstein


Brodinski has remixed his Bromance partner's track 'Viol'.

Is this the first time someone has done a decent remix of the Gesaffelmaster? I'm going to have to say yes.

No idea on release date etc. Enjoy a somewhat shitty quality version of it below.

 

WRONG - another extract

@oizo3000 #Wrong @SundanceFest

YAY! Yet another extract from The Beard's new film.


WRONG (short) EXTRACT 2 from Mr OIZO / Q.DUPIEUX on Vimeo.

Update - Haynezeeboy

The Gardener in Extract 2 is from an earlier more French (no english) film by Quentin called 'Steak'. His name is Eric Judor and he's part of a famous french comedy duo called 'Eric and Ramzy'.

Eric as (Blaise/Chuck) in the 2007 film Steak by Quentin Dupieux.

Find out more about Steak here


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

John Carpenter presents - Pingu's The Thing

#Pingu #TheThing #JohnCarpenter

This combines two of my favourite things.
Shitty kids TV shows that were shamelessly shitty & John Carpenter films.
enjoy.


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Have some more Lemonade

@finger_prince @lightyear_


Listen to the glorious remix of Lemonade by Light Year (now just Jordan) and The Finger Prince in it's entirety below.
This will be on the soon to be released Lemonade remix EP.

 Lemonade (Light Year & The Finger Prince Remix) by Light Year

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