I’ve made up lists of best albums for ages but this is the first time I’ve posted one outside of social media. So a quick disclaimer: this doesn’t represent G&G’s staff picks or anything, just mine. This was a really hard year to pick. The past three years have been absolutely excellent for music but 2013 […]
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In this episode, I comment on the past, present, and future of the Ruthless Diastema BlogCast. I also mention a wonderful contest from one of my sponsors. Toolcards: Fantasy from Post World GamesHow to EnterIn 25 words or less, tell us why your character should be in the deck. Send entries by MAY 5 to ruthlessdiastema […]
Meet Chris Chris Helton has been running the Dorkland! Blog for ten years. That is quite an accomplishment. To celebrate, he is raising money to attend Gen Con this year. Help him here: http://www.gofundme.com/GenCon-Fund. The List Pete asked me (and I promptly forgot) to make up a Top Five post for the site. He knows that […]
I ran across this odd little creature at ThinkGeek, home of much Japanese whimsical absurdity. This is the otomatone, an electronic instrument. With a face.
Okay – one more video before I go to bed. This is a 12-year-old Asian girl nailing King Crimson’s ‘Red’. Nighty-night!
Just so you understand the chain of thought that led me to post this video – Mick Karn, bassist for 80′s synth-pop band Japan, died today…so I went on the usual YouTube clip safari, checking out loads of old Japan videos. Naturally, I started wondering what lead vocalist David Sylvian was up to these days, […]
My favorite Beatle is George Harrison, and my favorite Harrison-penned Beatles tune is ‘It’s All Too Much’, featured on the Yellow Submarine soundtrack. Seriously, you can keep ‘Yesterday’ and ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ – Harrison’s upbeat LSD trip does it for me every time. Here’s a spiffy version by Yellow Magic Orchestra vocalist Yukihiro Takahashi.
I’m running late getting ready for Thanksgiving dinner, so I don’t have time to say a lot – but I did want to note the untimely passing of musician Peter Christopherson, founding member of industrial pioneers Throbbing Gristle and techno-occult experimentalists Coil. I’m particularly saddened by the latter, as Coil is now and truly gone…partner/collaborator […]
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Okay – two things. I’m a lifelong Smiths fan (well, since the mid-80′s, which is probably a lifetime to most of you)…also, I can personally confirm that Morrissey is kind of a prick (went to see him in the early 90′s and he walked off-stage about two songs into his set because he got offended […]
MetaFilter recently had a couple of cool links on Asian pop culture topics. A discussion of Japanese director Seijun Suzuki (Branded to Kill) Visual Kei band X Japan embarks on first-ever US tour An awesome gallery of posters using pop culture images (Superman, Marilyn Monroe) to promote manners on public transit Share and Enjoy!
4chan’s latest prank has seemingly obligated horrifying pop sensation Justin Bieber to a tour of North Korea. It seems the Beebs held a Twitter contest for fans to vote on the country the mop-headed terror should visit – predictably, 4chan got their foot in the door and skewed the results towards their venue of choice […]