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El-P Producer Extraordinaire Plays Rhythm Roulette

El-P Producer Extraordinaire Plays Rhythm Roulette

Big fans of El-p here at Pitchforks are for Trolls. Here’s an interesting video of El-P doing the equivalent of a freestyle, except for producers. He has to pick three pieces of vinyl at random and create a beat out them. So the beat at the end was solid and not to give anything away […]

World’s Fair

Well look at that, no sooner do I go “Hey guys this is a cool song on soundcloud” do they release a free album to the people. I haven’t listened to it quite yet but I like what I’ve heard and it’s free! Just click here.

Silver Linings Playbook [REVIEW]

Silver Linings Playbook [REVIEW]

Years ago when I was a young sexually charged 14 year old I was tricked by a movie trailer for a film called Coyote Ugly. This trailer made the movie look like the exact kind of movie a, pre-internet is everywhere, 14 year old boy would want to see. Later on in life I happened […]

Your Girl’s Here Pt II by World’s Fair

Your Girl’s Here Pt II by World’s Fair

I’ve been screwing around the Fool’s Gold Soundcloud for a weeks now and have found some really good stuff. I don’t know too much about World’s Fair quite yet, but “Your Girl’s Here Pt II” is entertaining piece fo hip hop.

The Wolverine [#Film Review]

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: I love me some super hero movies. My wife and I do the movie watching two ways, we try to catch all the relevant Oscar and Golden Globe nominees for best picture, best foreign film and best documentary and then we also suck up all the […]

Magna Carta Holy Grail by Jay-Z [REVIEW]

Magna Carta Holy Grail by Jay-Z [REVIEW]

I like this album as much as I like many other Jay Z albums. I think people have given it too much crap and that it’s as solid as anything he’s done that isn’t a classic album. I’ve actually played this through more times than I’ve played Yeezus but it’s no where near as good […]

The 777 Trilogy by Blut Aus Nord [REVIEW]

The 777 Trilogy by Blut Aus Nord [REVIEW]

This trilogy was interesting coming from one of the most mysterious black metal composers out today. It’s dark just like black metal should be, but Blut Aus Nord decides to play with the formula a little bit which if you know me then you know that I love that stuff. Each album is a continuation […]

Breakout Nations by Ruchir Sharma [REVIEW]

Breakout Nations by Ruchir Sharma [REVIEW]

I enjoyed this book immensely. There are some small economic philosophy issues, but it mixes perfectly my interests in finance, political science, history and economics. Most of the book is Sharma covering specific countries or at most regions. This leads to some of the chapters feeling like general overviews rather than detailed analysis, when the […]

Absolute Monarchs by John Julius Norwich [REVIEW]

Absolute Monarchs by John Julius Norwich [REVIEW]

It’s hard to distinguish between which pope did what especially since they all keep so many of the same names, but this book does what it’s supposed to do, which is give an overview of the entire papacy which in turn gives you some insight on European and Italian history. If this book doesn’t make […]

Kanye West’s Yeezus [REVIEW]

Kanye West’s Yeezus [REVIEW]

So I had a bunch to say about this album, but it turns out Lou Reed said it already. Pretty much this is how I feel about Yeezus: Lou Reed’s Review of Yeezus

We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic by Foxygen

We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic by Foxygen

This is one of my favorite albums of 2013. I’m late on the Foxygen train, but in today’s internet culture the eclectic listener will often be late when his ears aren’t listening to as much indie or metal or whatever I haven’t been listening to as much as something else. This here is an important […]

Capital by John Lanchester [REVIEW]

Capital by John Lanchester [REVIEW]

What an absolutely wonderful book. It was like what Don Delillo was trying to do with Underworld except successful at it. If I had one small complaint, it’s that maybe there could have been a bit tighter plot and there were no characters representing the white or black middle class. Other than those two things, […]

Les Misérables [REVIEW]

Les Misérables [REVIEW]

People love to start their conversations about Les Misérables with how much they hate musicals. Then if they’ve seen Les Misérables they qualify their first statement with a “but I loved Les Misérables”. I doubt these people have seen many musicals and I’ll have to admit I don’t have a ton of experience with them […]

Queeens of the Stone Age …Like Clockwork [REVIEW]

Queeens of the Stone Age …Like Clockwork [REVIEW]

I like rock music, regular rock and roll whether classic or modern. There isn’t a whole bunch of it that is relevant right now. There’s that annoying poppy sort, like Nickleback. There are some semi-grunge bands that are working hard putting out new albums but not putting out “new music”. Then there’s what the internet […]

Star Trek: Into Darkness [REVIEW]

Star Trek: Into Darkness [REVIEW]

How do you like your eggs? Poached? Scrambled? Sunny Side Up? How about your Star Trek? Character driven? Sciency? Explory? Detectivey? How about if because of how successful Star Wars was I took Star Trek made a whole new timeline and instead introduced a world of only action? I mean action packed action? Very very […]

Kanye West Yeezus Samples Mix

Kanye West Yeezus Samples Mix

The people have already graced us with a mix of the songs Kanye used on his new album Yeezus. It’s a good listen if not for any other reason to see how eclectic Kanye is. Listen here on mixcloud.

Hip Hop Trifecta Three New Albums In June By Four Great Artists

Three weeks in a row and three albums by four of my favorite hip-hop artists. Each of the albums are from completely different spheres of hip-hop, so there’s plenty for the narrow minded listener to disagree with me! Good month for things I like. Thieves Banquet by Akala The first album has already been released, […]

The Help [Review]

The Help [Review]

The Help is one of those stories that needs to told. It’s a plus when the acting and directing were superb. The screenplay was adapted adeptly creating a powerful and incredible film. As an American it’s important to never forget the way “the land of free” treated a group of human beings for so many […]

The Skin I Live In [Review]

The Skin I Live In [Review]

This movie works as far as weirdness is concerned. If you’re looking for that European style, that show don’t tell kind of film then Pedro Almodóvar’s The Skin I Live In is for you. It was most certainly for me. Sometimes European films can get so pretentious with their pacing that it slows down the […]

The Descendants [Review]

The Descendants [Review]

This film was wonderful. Everything about it was great. The pacing, the acting, the moral questions and the awkward coloring of who is and who isn’t the protagonist and antagonist were all enjoyable, heart wrenching and original at the same time. George Clooney continues to choose great movies to be a part of in this […]

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