Need somewhere to stay in Austin for SXSW? Daniel would like to help. Via the most amazing Craigslist ad I've seen in a while:
SXSW LADIES STAY FREEht: PhotoJQ. (LADIES: please don't actually stay with Daniel.)
That's right! Ladies stay free for SXSW
I'm looking for one to two ladies to stay free during SXSW at my place. This is a simple deal; a free place to stay with many extras, for your services.
• Recording equipment and instruments
• Free internet and computer access
• I will provide some transportation as I will be attending SXSW also
• Bus stop is half a block away and goes anywhere in Austin within minutes
• A 6' tall 190 lbs 6% body fat with ripped abs and a musician, for company
• All entertainment appliances
I'm educated, extremely fit, excellent musician, lived in Austin all my life, good job, nice artistic place to stay, and well grounded.
I'm just looking for cool people to hang out with during SXSW.
• Two friends
• One girl is fine too
I'm not a shallow person as this ad may seem. This is really a business deal, a nice way to meet cool people, and have some fun at the same time!
Looking forward to it!
While the shill of it all might be shocking for some Kiss fans, it’s really a logical step. Hello Kitty is accepted and collected by 12-year-olds to thirtysomethings and no doubt beyond. Plus, the only other franchise that could match Kitty’s eclectic array of items that beare its cuteness is Kiss (FYI, Kiss has Pez this year too.). As depressing as it is, they’re made for each other.
This is probably the greatest musical moment of 2012.
Okay, maybe not. But just watch it. It defies description.
Here's the EPK (electronic press kit) for Geoff Tate (singer for Queensrÿche). His life is obviously awesome, and he'd like to tell you all about it.
I think I just ruined your weekend.
The Portland Cello Project's OK Computer show was fantastic, and at long last, here's one of the highlights: "Exit Music (For a Film)," in which the PCP was accompanied by Weinland's Adam Shearer, wind quintet City of Tomorrow, and the (I do not like typing this name, but okay) Disassemble the Widget men's chorus. This comes via Consequence of Sound, which notes that this video's being released as "an early gift to Thom Yorke and Yo-Yo Ma, who both celebrate birthdays on Sunday" but that "the entire performance will be released shortly." This is excellent news.
Chicago plays the Oregon Zoo on Friday. Are you a true Chicago fan?
Huh, you say you are, but I don't believe you. BECAUSE YOU DON'T OWN ONE OF THESE:
Here is a unique way of combining style & physical comfort with your musical enjoyment!Amazing. This makes my own office chair—it's not even executive, I might add—look like a rickety, busted-wheel coffee-stained pile of puke. And don't get me started on those yoga balls—the Official Chicago Executive Office Chair has "contoured lumbar support" and "extra padded seat." It doesn't get healthier than that.
The Official Chicago Executive office chair features contoured lumbar support, extra padded seat for maximum comfort, tilt tension adjustment & single lever seat height control with locking mechanism. The embroidered CHICAGO logo meets the highest standards of manufacturing quality.
To kick off the campaign on this collector's item, we are offering the chair at $249.99, plus $49.99 shipping. COMMUNITY & FAN CLUB MEMBERS WILL RECEIVE A 20% DISCOUNT, SO NOW IS A GREAT TIME TO BUY!
This is truly the throne of kings.
Your dose of adorable: A bunch of small British children offer their thoughts on Skrillex. (They're as baffled as we are.)
That one curly-haired Elton John fan is mint. And I don't know quite what the girl at 2:42 is saying, but I agree with her 100 percent.
Here's a '90s TV commercial for what has got to be the most PUNK compilation ever made. "It's loaded with our favorite tunes, man!" Everything about this screams authentic PUNK, from the metalhead wigs to the PUNK-AS-FUCK track selection. I don't know if I can handle this much PUNK!
Oh god, this is hilarious.
h/t: Nipper/Line Out
Seeing as the Mercury's former Pug* Editor is no longer a salaried employee of the paper, it falls to me to present you this. And so, here it is. Anything further I have to say will only cheapen the experience, so please enjoy: Bone Pugz.
Thanks to commenter Graham for the tip.
* and Music Too, I Guess
Unless you're living in a bubble, or just don't care about music, or like music pretty much but have an otherwise busy and full and rewarding life—then you already know SXSW is under way, with the music portion of the multi-pronged clusterfuck kicking off tomorrow. Hong Kong animators have taken it upon themselves to depict EXACTLY what Austin's big to-do is all about. So here is a perfectly realized depiction of what I'll be up to later this week. After seeing this, I don't even need to go.
He probably shouldn't be driving.
Yeah. He's getting pretty old.
I have to say that Rolling Stone is usually off my radar for music news (unless I want to read about rock stars whining or pop stars pouting), but today the website has an exclusive new track from Portland melodic indie outfit Lost Lander and thus is deemed briefly relevant. The song is "Afraid of Summer," and it's a spooky ghost story sung in a hauntingly fragile manner.
After the group gave us all a first taste some months back with the track "Cold Feet," this is the only other clue we have as to what Lost Lander's upcoming debut album, DRRT, sounds like. Talking to RS, songwriter Matt Sheehy speaks a bit about the vibes that almost killed the song and why it's now one of his favorites. Take a look and then a listen to the track here.
Thanksgiving's new record is called The Widow Witch, and it's streaming on its entirety on Orange's Bandcamp page. The Widow Witch is an impressive 39 tracks long, clocking in at well over two hours. Orange appears to have recorded it back in 2009, but only now is making it available. It's almost impossible to define, covering a huge array of styles and instruments, with blurgly synth work and breezy, stony, tropical jamz sharing equal headroom. It could be a fine soundtrack for putting that bird in the oven—and, actually, your dinner will probably be cooked before the record's finished. Check it out.
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