January 19, 2003
Here’s all the random crap I’ve checked out on the internet lately. Some of it’s new, some of it’s old, all of it is worth looking at, as long as you have broadband (some of them are big downloads).
First off: The Yeah Yeah Yeahs interview and live performance on the John Lamacq show. I’m putting the link up here for my own reference more than anything. The BBC Radio site is practically impossible to navigate, and keeps redirecting you like if you were in some kind of infinite error loop. Anyway, the performance is four songs long, including three new ones not on either of the EPs released this year.
If you’re down on yourself or lacking in inspiration, I highly recommend going here. Make sure you’re sound is on (but not too loud). Sean Connery always knew the right thing to say. This is a supadupa old link, but the wisdom is timeless, really.
To burn some brain cells, I had a good time checking out Gridlock which is a simple little game of brick moving. Frustrating but really fun.
Here’s a really fucked up Electric 6 music video. [Warning: 35mb download] Featuring Jack White on vocals and a moose with a luminous crotch, this video is a can’t miss. It’s a bit freaky, and has the side effect of making you yell “DANGER! HIGH VOLTAGE” at all the wrong times (like in the middle of a meeting).
FOX, just trying their hardest to prove me wrong every time I’ve said they can’t get any lower, showed a program last week called Man Vs. Beast. Can World Champion glutton Kobayashi eat more hot dogs than a grizzly bear? Can a team of 50 midgets pull an airplane further than an elephant? Can a sprinter outrun a giraffe? Man Vs. Beast answers these age old questions. What, you’ve never asked these questions? As offensive as the synopsis sounds, the pictures on the site are EVEN WORSE.
Last link’s for Axel: Step Into Liquid is a new surfing movie, by the folks that put together the Endless Summer films. The footage looks beyond insane, and should shut up anyone that claims that Blue Crush had “the best surf shots ever.”