Kings of Leon - Pyro
"Christmas is right around the corner and honestly as it gets closer and closer, I get more and more excited. Yeah, I'm a bit of a sucker for Christmastime. Which is exactly why I chose KOL's new "Pyro" video for VOTW. In the video you can clearly tell from the strung lights around the bar that it's Christmastime. And judging from the barfights and dancin' ladies, it's clear that the excitement has gotten a hold of the small-town folk in a most riveting holiday fashion. My guess is that they simply couldn't wait for Christmas day and things just got a bit tense while waiting for all those gifts! In the end, Santa employs a giant magnet to draw all the "naughty" people to the North Pole. Faaaantastic!."
Concepts x New Balance - The Kennedy
"For those of you who do not know I am actually a huge sneaker fan. I saw these over at www.sneakerfreaker.com (great site for new releases). I LOVE New Balance and these definitely went to the top of my NB wish-list."
"This would have to be the first sneaker in the history of mankind ever inspired by a dead politician! Frank Rivera at Concepts in Cambridge has given us the scoop on his nifty New Balance 999s, which were designed to reflect President John F. Kennedy's love for New England's sailing history. Trimmed in classical red, white and blue (with tan highlights), there's a host of tiny details including nylon paneling and CNCPTS flag logos, and the shoes come with a mesh bag that should be ideal to drain anything that tips overboard."
Available March 2011
Jeremy Scott x Adidas - Teddy Bears
Reuters - Twisted fashion designer Jeremy Scott was arrested after being seen with the decapitated heads of the cute and cuddly [and recently missing] Snuggle Bear twins. He was reportedly wearing them on his feet.
"OK that's not true but these things are still pretty weird. Although, I honestly had to think twice about if I'd ever consider buying these. I didn't think very long, but I had to think about it."
Tron by Monster - T1 Daft Punk Limited Edition Headphones
"What, you thought Flynn spent all that time in the digital world listening to music through crappy ear buds? WRONG. He definitely had a pair of these bad boys on deck so he could get pumped before hitting the Light Cycle Arena. Now, Monster does make crappy cable, yes, but I've listened to a pair of Beats headphones and they are by no means horrible. Could you spend your $300.00 on a better pair of headphones? YES. However, considering the average consumer is not an audiophile and will happily pay a premium for the latest fad, you're not getting COMPLETELY ripped off. And since we're on the topic of not getting ripped off, I suppose an extra 50 bucks isn't so bad for these limited edition headphones. I mean, they do glow after-all. And they ARE shiny! Almost forget to mention that. I'm reaching here. They're so not worth the money. But whatever have a look anyway."
You can pick them up on Monster's website here.
Dr. Dre - Kush (feat Snoop Dogg & Akon)
"Only someone with as much money as Dr. Dre could make a video this visually impressive. Seriously, they stopped a jet in mid-air, opened it up and then stuffed it with inanimate groupies, hundred dollar bills, alcohol and Akon. It's like Blue Thunder, The Matrix and Friday all rolled into 4 minutes. (Catch that rolling pun?) Really though, the effects are top notch and of course, the record itself is everything you'd expect from Dre and then some. The drums kick like mules, the pianos were probably played by Burt Bacharach and there are more weed references than the Proposition 19 bill itself. When's the album dropping??"
Daft Punk - Derezzed
"It's been over 30 years since legendary French duo Daft Punk have released a new album. OK, it hasn't been that long. But it might be another 30 years because the Tron Legacy soundtrack is NOT A DAFT PUNK ALBUM. I feel the need to state that because there are many a disgruntled DP fan mulling about the web complaining about how disappointed they are because this isn't the DP album they expected it be. Well, maybe you should have read the not-so-fine-rather-actually-large-print that says TRON LEGACY ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK - MUSIC BY DAFT PUNK. It may have helped.
For all those who can read beyond a second grade level I give you Derezzed, the single officially offered up by Disney from the soundtrack. You can watch the accompanying video I posted here. Now, this version is much longer than the version you hear in the video and thus far more, um, awesomer. Yes, awesomer. Since Tron Legacy is out on Friday I'm going to stick to the theme and offer up 2 more of my favs from the soundtrack."
North Point Community Church - iBand
"I'm a Mac guy. I love Apple products and I pretty much condemn the use of PC's the way I condemn the use of weapons of mass destruction. (And milk, for that matter.) However, I am not really a fan of the iPad. Not because it's not amazing (it is), but rather because it represents the lifestyle of excess that Americans somehow continue to live even in the face of economic difficulties of historic proportions. I think that is really crappy.
That said, I saw these guys playing Feliz Navidad on some iPads and iPhones and I just placed an order for a iPad. Hopefully it gets here in time for me to go caroling. Don't judge me."
Daft Punk - Derezzed
"If I had to make a list, I'd probably start with a piece of paper. Well, no, I don't use paper. I'd probably open up a new TextEdit file on my iMac. On that list would be the number "1". And next to the number "1" would be the most highly anticipated, epic film redux ever. That would of course be Disney's Tron. (If I included musical albums I could give a 1st runner up to Dr. Dre's "Detox" but we're not talking about that right now. Stay focused.)
Then I would BBM all my celebrity friends and poll them on who they might want to compose the soundtrack for the most highly anticipated, epic film redux ever. All but Khloe Kardashian would respond, Daft Punk. So it was written, so it shall be available on iTunes as you read this. Here is the official video for the single "Derezzed" from the soundtrack. Thanks to Margaux for sending me what seems to be the ONLY official version of the video so I could share with YOU! Can't wait to see the movie when it drops!"
"Hey everyone. About that. Yeah, I apologize profusely for the absence of content over the past couple of days. I know how much you all look forward to "Mammal Mondays" where I showcase unlawfully cute and cuddly furballs from the aminal kingdom. (Yes I said aminal, not animal. Say it, it's funny.) Also, I know many of you woke up this morning expecting to indulge in "Surf 'n' Turf Tuesdays" where I show YOU where to find the best arthropod/bovine meat combos on Long Island. Sadly, there was no Surf 'n' Turf to be found.
But don't jump yet! Step back inside that window. I finally got in front of a judge this morning and don't have to go back until February 17th. So tomorrow we are totally back on schedule with "Wikileaks Wednesdays" where I will pick up where the now remanded Julian Assange left off. However, instead of publishing secret U.S. documents I will be publishing the locations of the select tobacco stores selling Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa's new brand of rolling papers. See you all tomorrow."
Joey Roth - Sorapot
"I love tea. Tea loves me. So why shouldn't we express that undying love with a $250.00 teapot? I can't think of a reason not to either. No, this teapot doesn't really do anything special. It's just an uber-modern way to brew a cup of herbal goodness. Although it's "stainless steel backbone is made using the same process as jet turbine blades and space shuttle components." Which has got to count for something."
Get yours @ http://joeyroth.com/sorapot/
Chromeo - Hot Mess
"I promise this is not a cop out but I really don't know what to say about this video other that it's incredible JUST BECAUSE it's Chromeo. Yes, I am a big Chromeo fan. You should be too. I've been waiting for the new album to drop and yes, it's sick. If, for some crazy reason you have NO IDEA who Chromeo is, please, stop reading this blog, go to iTunes or youtube and download/watch everything that they've ever done. The "Hot Mess" video is probably the best video Chromeo has done (right behind "Night By Night" which was some crazy Dirty Dancing stuff). I guess what I'm trying to say is, watch the video, enjoy the hell out of it and then go enjoy the rest of their catalogue. Your ears will thank you later."