Friday, September 4, 2009

100 classic guitar riffs

Backwards Beekepers

The other day I came home to find a huge swarm of bees in front of my house, right by the curb. It turned out they were making a hive in the concrete box that contains our water meter. With 3 kids under 8, I wasn't thrilled about having a beehive in our front yard, so I contacted Backwards Beekeepers - a collective of urban beekeepers who believe in cultivating organic, wild honeybees using age-old techniques and no chemicals. I found out about these folks from Boingboing, and I'm really fascinated with what they do. They will remove bee colonies from one place, and transport them to a hive where they won't disturb people and their honey can be collected.

Anyway, I emailed the address on their blog, and a few days later I got a call from a beekeeper named Joseph. He came the next morning at sunrise, collected the bees and moved the hive to an agricultural area where the bees could be productive and live hassle-free.

I'm super into this! If I didn't have little kids, I might try keeping some bees and making organic honey. But for now I'll just enjoy following the group and their cool blog. The video above shows how they collect and transport a hive.

Backwards Beekeepers

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Free! Mudfoot Music 320k mp3s on Bandcamp

<a href="">Bashment by Mudfoot</a>

I'm trying out this new indie music service called Bandcamp, it allows you to offer free and/or paid downloads of your music in various formats. Right now I've got a couple of songs and an old DnB mixtape up there, and everything is free to download at 320k mp3 quality. Let me know what you think of the site, I'll be adding more songs and mixes soon and I will post the info here.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Mudfoot Meets the Dragon, part 1 - 1997 DnB/jungle mix

This is side 1 of my first "official" DnB mixtape, recorded in late 96 or early 97 when I was living in San Francisco. It's a pretty eclectic mix, all kinds of DnB from big anthems to more obscure stuff, things that were new at the time and older tracks. If you download it and you like it, give me a shout!

(Bonus points if you recognize the font, and no it's not actually a font.)

Monday, July 13, 2009

Bollywood Immigrant Song Mashup

The internet can only lead to more awesome mashups like this one. If Led Zeppelin could have imagined this, they surely would have put it in "Song Remains the Same". (Couldn't have possibly been worse than the dream sequences they shot.)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Brilliant Crowdsourced Music Video using Fans on Webcams

This is just too fun not to share. Keep watching, it gets more and more interesting.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

I Give Him a Pound - Oh I Mean I Shake His Hand


Monday, June 29, 2009

Neil Young and Paul McCartney do "Day in the Life" live

It's great to see our musical heroes enjoying themselves, and this is a good example - Neil Young plays the classic Beatles song live in Hyde Park and Paul comes out to sing along. Talk about two guys who are at ease with themselves as they get older... I know Paul was always very competitive with the Beatles' contemporaries, and Neil Young was supposedly a pretty controlling guy to work with as well, but here they just seem to be enjoying each other and having fun. Imagine if they had done this kind of thing in the 60s!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Unnecessary Tooth Zoom - Waaaaaaah!

This is pretty wild - zooming into a tooth, you can see the structure of enamel and even the atomic structure of one of the crystals that make it up. Good reminder to brush your teeth - the enamel is porous, and your body only makes it once.

HAARM: Healthy Americans Against Reforming Medicine

This is awesome - and depressing too. It's Awe-pressing.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Hot Dogghetti

Take dried spaghetti, stick it in a hot dog (sliced or unsliced) and boil.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Isaac Hayes was Straight Up Gangsta

Came across this gem today, Isaac Hayes' version of "Walk On By" - super dope. Sampled in Biggie's "Who Shot Ya," this has to be one of the funkiest covers of one of the least funky songs of all time - miles away from the Dionne Warwick original. Between the music, the mid-century modern set, the Afro chorus and Hayes' outfit, it's sensory soul overload.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

John Tesh is Awesome

Who goes to a John Tesh concert? I have no idea, but this is pretty cool - live on stage, he plays the original demo of the theme from NBA on NBC, and then he and his band just demolish the song live. Where's Marv Albert? And no, that's not G.E. Smith on guitar.

Monday, January 12, 2009

The Real Wyld Stallyns

Hey dillweeds, try plugging in the guitars first!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Holidays from Diamond Dave

Call your friends and wish them well with these choice bits from the accapella of "Runnin With the Devil". You'll be glad you did!

I'm In a Dancing Mood

Just got back from vacation, and I'm feeling pretty good. Here's some sweet music for a sweet holiday season and an even sweeter New Year. Could be a rough one, but just remember, you don't need money to feel irie. Take it away, Delroy Wilson!

Friday, December 12, 2008

DnB vs. Church

This is kind of disrespectful, but still worth a look - someone mashed up video of a Baptist Church with audio from a DnB rave, and it really works. No offense intended to any baptists, and I gotta say... your church services are off the chain!

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Bizarre Skate Video - Beez

This is my kind of skate video - weird and wacky. Lots of innovative tricks, going for originality if not technical skill. Gotta give these guys credit for extreme creativity.

Friday, December 5, 2008

This is Why DJs Should Use RECORDS

This is what the world will look like if all DJs switch to using laptops. I don't want to live in THAT world.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Lil Jon / Strawberry Shortcake Mash Up

Warning: the audio is NSFW. This is a great mashup though!