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Entries from August 2010

Vintage Video: The Only Ones “Another Girl, Another Planet”

May 28th, 2008 · 10 Comments

First, I can’t help but acknowledge the unstoppable cultural ascendance of Persona Don Dada. Just days after I posted last week’s Vintage Video of Rodney Dangerfield’s novelty classic “Rappin’ Rodney,” the Onion A.V. Club ran a feature on novelty singles by comedians, headed by none other than “Rappin’ Rodney.” Coincidence? If so, let’s just say […]

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Tags: Monday Mixtape Update

Monday Muxtape Update 05.26.08: Fistpumpers

May 26th, 2008 · 7 Comments

Alright, it’s time for some fistpumpers! Big hooks? Fistpumpers! Mid-tempo rockers? Fistpumpers! Huge power chords? Fistpumpers! Audible vocals on easy-to-sing choruses? Fistpumpers!!! Here’s some jams that are great fistpumpers, the kind that make you want to thrust your sockers in the air to the beat! Fellas, show your appreciation for the jams in a non-dance-related […]

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Vintage Video: Rodney Dangerfield “Rappin’ Rodney”

May 21st, 2008 · 6 Comments

I don’t think I’ve ever actually seen Rodney Dangerfield’s actual stand-up set (note to self: do that), but like most Americans who grew up with a steady diet of television watching in the 1980s and 1990s, I know his schtick like it was written on the inside of my eyelids. The thing about Rodney Dangerfield […]

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Monday Muxtape Update 05.19.08: Totally Ital Vibes Mix

May 19th, 2008 · 18 Comments

Wa’ppun bredren? I can’t believe this is just now my first reggae muxtape. Considering the rising temperatures here in Tucson, I’m layin’ this shiz down just in time. Nothin’ beats the heat like some cool vibes, right mon? Dread. Turn up the bass. No one cyaan test!
Read on for tracklist + notes …
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Friday Media Filter 05.16.08

May 16th, 2008 · 3 Comments

They let kids use this thing? Here’s the Friday Media Filter …

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Totally Unnecessary: Two products that don’t need viral marketing

May 15th, 2008 · 15 Comments

Viral marketing — another sign of the Idiocracy-ization of our country. Sure, fanboys just ate up those mysterious links to photos of Heath Ledger as the Joker; but what was the point of those leaked pictures of the Joker and his Country Plush Bears Collection? And we all laughed at the Boston Police Department for […]

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Friends of PDD: KillerPOP

May 15th, 2008 · 3 Comments

My brother’s website, killerpop.com, is back online after a brief sabbatical. Right now it looks like he’s just got his comics up, but he promised me more to come. Above is the first of his new strip, Rad Raz. You should check that shiz out.

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Vintage Video: Telly Savalas “If”

May 14th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Telly Savalas, best known for his role as Detective Lt. Theo Kojak on the 1970s TV series Kojak and for playing other gritty, bald-headed bastards in films such as The Dirty Dozen and Kelly’s Heroes, probably isn’t the first person you’d peg as having a taste for maudlin MOR ballads. But it turns out that […]

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PDD’s Hall of Fame Albums | Manic Street Preachers - Generation Terrorists (Columbia Records, 1992)

May 12th, 2008 · 13 Comments

“You know the myth of Staggerlee, that he would kill for a stetson? The Manic Street Preachers would kill for a Sega Megadrive.”
– Richey James Edwards
Hey remember 1992? What a year of possibilities, huh? The musical landscape was truly a-changin’. It was a divisive time in our culture; let me tell you, in my school […]

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Tags: Hall of Fame