Now through November 29th, Amazon.com is offering $3 of MP3s for free with coupon code “GET3MP3S”. (If you don’t see a box on the checkout page at Amazon, click on “Redeem a gift card or promotion code & view balance” on any album page to redeem this credit.) It applies a credit to your Amazon.com account, which can be used to purchase any MP3 of $3 or less in the Amazon MP3 Store.
Today, Girl Talk has released his new album “All Day”. It consists entirely of musical samples from other artists’ songs, often bringing together completely different musical genres side by side in harmony. You can listen to all of the songs on “All Day” below.
01 – Oh No
02 – Let It Out
03 – That’s Right
04 – Jump On Stage
05 – This Is The Remix
06 – On And On
07 – Get It Get It
08 – Down For The Count
09 – Make Me Wanna
10 – Steady Shock
11 – Double Bottom
12 – Every Day
A complete list of all the Foursquare badges and how to get them. One of my favorites: Pee-wee Herman Show
To get this one, you have to check in to a venue that Paul Reubens (Pee-wee Herman) is currently checked in toâ€¦TWICE! The thought of being in the same place as him kinda creeps me out.
I get to check another goal off the old life list.
Having missed out on a couple opportunities in the past I finally had my chance to see Slayer at Magness arena. It was the loudest show I have ever seen (by far). Forget amps that go to 11, Slayer’s go all the way to 666. It was a full-on sonic assault on my ears and I loved it. They started off with two songs and then pummeled there way through the entire Seasons In The Abyss album. The encore whipped the crowd into a frenzy with “South Of Heaven”, â€œRaining Blood,â€ â€œAggressive Perfectorâ€ and show closer, 1986â€™s brutal and harrowing â€œAngel of Deathâ€. I can’t wait to see them again.
He mixes luxury and austerity. Horkheimer dabbles in bonds, has an American Express Gold Card and belongs to the Playboy Club. He wears a $10 electric watch and a ring set with a second-century BC bronze coin from the reign of Ptolemy VI of Egypt. He has a heavy metal plaque embossed with the word “HUSTLER” on his key ring. He drinks only champagne, which he buys 10 cases at a time, in vintages varying from cheap, oversweet Andre to dry, costly MoÃ«t & Chandon. He makes champagne cocktails by pouring the bubbly over a lump of sugar laced with Angostura bitters, and laps them up delicately, cat-like, one after another. He enjoys food and dines out at least four nights a week. He owns a large, old, hand-built stereo system whose amplifier is all vacuum tubes, not a single transistor. He admires Shostakovich symphonies and Peggy Lee.
The article also discusses a raging “doomsday party” that Jack Horkheimer threw on the Crandon Park beach in Miami, Florida back in 1982. An estimated 3,000 people showed up for the bash. Unfortunately the party dissolved into a mass of chaos with four young men stabbed, dozens beaten up and robbed, and around 30 arrested. You can read more at the Archived Miami Herold article about the incident here.
Here we are on what would be the 90th anniversary of Charles Bukowski’s birthday so I guess I’ll post one of my favorite obscure Bukowski clips. The clip is from the 1977 classic “Supervan“. In the film a lecherous Bukowski has an uncredited cameo appearance as a wet t-shirt contest judge. Bukowski is seen splashing water and groping unsuspecting (or possibly suspecting) young starlets while wearing a t-shirt that reads “Wet T-Shirt Contest Water Boy”. I have no idea how the writers/producers/directors ever roped him into this one but I’m glad they did.
Bukowski also has cameo appearances in The Killers and Barfly (which he wrote). If you’re interested in purchasing “SUpervan”, it was released just this March on DVD. And if you’re a huge fan of vans, the actual Supervan is currently for sale.
Bruce Dickinson: I’ll be honest.. fellas, it was sounding great. But.. I could’ve used a little more cowbell. So.. let’s take it again.. and, Gene?
Gene Frenkle: Yeah?
Bruce Dickinson: Really explore the studio space this time.
Gene Frenkle: You got it, Bruce.