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The car in the video game didn’t exist – pixels and vectors and nothing else.

Then someone decided to make a real life version of it…

I know that it’s very snobby, but I hate it when a song like this (which should feel wonderfully… subversive) becomes mainstream. Not only does it not seem so wrong to be playing it, it also makes me feel a bit like that balding guy in a suit who sings along to Anarchy in the UK on the bus…

By the way, NSFW. Really. Not even with the sound off.

I did warn you…

I know that none of you listen to Radio One (you’re all too grown up and/or cynical for that) but I’ve been sat in the car a lot this weekend, and there’s only so many times you can listen to Sweet Home Alabama before you go insane…

So, I’d like to present you with three tracks and see if you come to the same conclusion I did…

First up, Scooter’s “Nessaja” from 2002. Oh yes, 8 whole years ago (and it was 10 years too late then)…

Don’t feel you have to listen to all of it. You may well go insane.

Next we have the Scooter tribute band “Moped” from 2006…

Finally we have this Enter the Ninja from South African group Die Antwoord. It’s only just appeared on theradio now, and I assume it’s less than a year old (their first album was last year).

I can’t help feeling someone is parodying a parody…

(When she dances, I can’t help thinking she’s getting the form wrong too…)

Sep 2010
The Rock 1000 2010

So, my current favourite radio station of all time, EVAR (part 1) has just finished its yearly 100 greatest Rock songs of all time…

  1. Rage Against The Machine – Killing In The Name
  2. Metallica – One
  3. Foo Fighters – Everlong
  4. Tool – Sober
  5. Metallica – Enter Sandman
  6. Shihad – Home Again
  7. AC/DC – Back ‘n’ Black
  8. Guns ‘N’ Roses – November Rain
  9. Pearl Jam – Black
  10. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Free Bird (Fixed spelling… you can’t trust anyone in this copy/paste world…)

So, how many surprises do we have in there…?

Well, Rage is currently loved more than usual (even in NZ) following the shafting of Cowell last Christmas. With the exception of Shihad and Tool (neither of whom I’m heard of before) it’s all pretty much as expected. In fact, Freebird is the only one of those tracks that wasn’t in the top 20 for last year’s chart.

How many new entries were there in the top 100? It’s a depressingly short list…

  1. I Am Giant – City Limits
  2. Slash – By The Sword (incredibly forgettable, IMHO)
  3. I am Giant – Neon Sunrise(which I think is a better song than City Limits)
  4. Rise Against – Saviour (another great song)
  5. Disturbed – Inside the Fire (urgh…)
  6. Slipknot – Snuff (It’s slipknot…. that’s all you need to know)
  7. War Machine – AC/DC

Wait… what? War Machine was released 2 years ago. How did the fans of AC/DC take two whole years to get that into the top 1000?

Strangely, one of my favourite tracks on The Rock (American Slang by The Gaslight Anthem) didn’t make it onto the list at all.

Most depressing of all is that U2 managed to get 21 tracks in the top 1000. Still, at least they didn’t manage to get higher than 93…

Do any of you remember this wonderful video from the icy bit last year…?

I saw it back then and made disparaging comments about the driver.

Then I realised who the driver is.

Hi Stuart… *waves*

Before you watch this, you need to know three things…

  • There is a surprisingly large slab of the fan fiction culture who believe that Capt Kirk and Mr Spock have a secret romantic relationship that is barely hinted at in the series
  • There is a thriving community of people bolting together TV show clips to make music videos.
  • Someone once told William Shatner he could sing, and he’s (intentionally, I think) taking the joke further than the rest of us are.

That said…. comedy gold…

May 2010
Aussie Satire

It’s not quite at Bremner, Bird & Fortune standards, but it’s bloody close…

May 2010
Simple fun…

Nov 2009
Turn it up to 11

I’m so sorry. I haven’t posted for nearly a month and then I update with a video post. I don’t deserve you my loyal and loving audience. Either of you.

So, after half deafening myself on the way to work this morning, I started thinking about songs that would (if played back to back) lead to the destruction of my speakers. This update is cunningly being written at 11pm so that I can’t turn the music up for fear of upsetting our neighbour (who just happens to be the landlord’s daughter).

For fairly obvious reasons, this list is a little light on ballads. :)

So… in no particular order…
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Why hasn’t the internet said anything about these two sounding strangely similar? I can’t hear the former without expecting the later…

It’s not just me, is it…?

Jul 2009
cat toys

No, this isn’t me reposting cat videos. No it’s not. No. Just… okay, whatever.

But I want an RC helicopter now.

So, the Sears tower in Chicago has this cool new thing called the ledge, which is basically… No… oh no… oh sweet zombie jesus, fark that!

Jul 2009
Sad Kermit

Colour me impressed. Air New Zealand creates a new safety video and put it, and the blooper reel, on the internet. Whoop-te-do.

Except… all the stewards and the pilot in the video are all naked bar from some body painted uniforms and some handily positioned props.

No doubt Mike Rayburn will turn out to be another cool guitarist that everyone but me already knows. I just discovered him when decided to play me Led Zeppelin plays Dr Seuss

And then, following my apparent obsession with Duelling Banjos, we have Dueling Banjarabia