Saturday, March 31, 2007

The Black Crowes Bootleg Project

The Black Crowes Bootleg Project (TBCBP) is a non profit attempt, by Black Crowes fans across the world, to create Bootleg DVD's of the best quality. All in the spirit of 'sharing the ride' for all of those who appreciate the Black Crowes and their music. The DVD's created should only be shared and traded freely amongst fans and other enthousiast and should never be sold.

I've started TBCBP with another Black Crowes fan to create dvd's with the best quality out there, comparing sources and such. So, if you want to find out what the quality is of the bootlegs I've collected over the years go here and browse the archive by year. But before you do that just now that as for now only Pro-Shot show are featured on the website and I'm not yet ready uploading all the info on all the bootlegs and sources I have.


You can also check them by year by clicking on the following links. 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Joost or is it Juiced?

Joost first commercial, while some might miss an big idea behind the commercial I don't mind it and love the conceptual idea of it.

What's Joost?
Joost is a new way of watching TV on the internet. With Joost, you get all the things you love about TV, including a high-quality full-screen picture, hundreds of full-length shows and easy channel-flipping.


Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Apple TV hacked!

I've been wondering if I should write about this because I though it would've been world news by now. But it seems that news is traveling slower these days. But within a few days of release the Apple TV has been hacked. I seems to run a modified version of Mac OS X, Apple Inc.'s operating system, which makes it easy to throw on some other software to enable a different video and audio codecs besides standard codecs iTunes support.

So what have these wonderful nerds done. Embrace and feed your local nerds people, they are vital to a healthy hack enviroment! Okay, focus, what have they done? From now one you're able to upgrade the smallish 40 gig hard drive.

You can install all kinds of codecs or play movies in VLC if you don't like frontrow. If you want to be kept up to date just bookmark


Bracelet Phone

Uhm, how do explain this? Well, I browse and I browse. While browsing I stumble on a lot of things, some interesting some don't. Not that this what is interesting to me to have it is however something interesting in a technical way. I mean if they can build a phone into a bracelet, why don't I have lets say a belt I can call home with? Still this could be a nice give for your girlfriend, wife or both. Look here for more info.

via pg

iTower Omega

While having a fever, I've been ill for the last 4 days, I sit at work writing that this might be a good solution for iPod lovers alike. No more regular stereo set, an amp for this, a CD-player for that. Unless retro is your lifestyle I say throw out your amp, tuner, CD-player. Go and buy your iTower.

Friday, March 23, 2007

To Err is Human, to Air Guitar, Divine

Dan “ Bjorn Turoque” Crane

Absolutely fu#*ing brilliant! We all, yes you also, have played some air guitar in our time. Or we still show-off your sweat air guitar techniques, while rocking to the hard and steady beats of our favorite band. Dreaming it was you playing those nasty riffs and sweaty licks. We all have played Air Guitar!

I know that there are championship in playing Air Guitar but I didn't know that they made a film about it. One film I think we should embrace, mimic at work so all your friends can also enjoy the freeing experience of playing some freaky Air Guitar. So hail to new kings and heroes of the Air Guitar.

Go here to view the trailer.

Crap! I'm asthmatic.

So, I have Asthma. Due to a allergic reaction to tree pollen my lungs get agitated and give an asthmatic reaction. Luckily I can be helped by inhaling some other stuf called 'Flixotide'. The freakiest thing is that, I've been using Flixotide for twee weeks now, that my lung capacity has gone up 20%. I never thought it was such a big problem, but now it seems to be.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

It's not how good you are, it's how good you want to be.

"Why do we strive for excellence when mediocrity is required?" Paul Arden.
Nuf said. Buy this book!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Laser your laptop

It has been a while since I posted and I came across something nice to post. The thing is that if you're near Boston and are able to shell out 200 dollars. You will be able to have a custom design lasered on your expensive laptop at Scott Campbell Tattoo.

Oh crap! I almost forgot, here are some more designs.


Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Stuntkid art

I've posted before about the Stuntkid, one of my favorite artist of this time. This time I wanted to show you some work he just did. The girl with the furry lollipop is brilliant! Okay, crap, I'm at work very busy and comment more on his work. Uhm, in the meanwhile go to his site and looks at the great work he's done so far. Cheers!

Have a break…

Ha, ha, some funny stuff. Do I smell a viral comming on?

The video diaries of Molotov Alva - Episode 1

Taken form the website

My second life

In January 2007, a man named Molotov Alva, dissapeared from his Californian home.

Recently, a series of video dispatches by a Traveler of the same name have appeared within a popular online world called Second Life.

Filmmaker Douglas Gayeton came across these video dispatches and put them together into a documentary of seven episodes.

So far I haven't been tempted to sign up for Second Life or SL as avid user use and I think might try it but I won't ever be an evangelic Second Life user. Still this is a smart attempt to bring Second Life into real life. It might even be a commercial in disguise, fanvertising if you will. Lets see if the new episodes develop in a good series. Click here for the first episode.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Weary & Wired - review

Photography by Matt Wignall

I just got a copy of the new album from Marc Ford, Weary & wired. I and will review this funky, hot, greasy, guitar fueled smokey souped up Ford like there is no tomorrow. Okay, I might be blurred by the fact that he's one of my favorite guitarist of all time.

I've thought reviewing it song by song but that, to me, wouldn't be fair. Almost reviewing if it was an album singles wouldn't suffice. That makes come to a conclusion, already? yes already!, that this is an album. Not just a collections of song that sound nice. What I've missed in the last few albums of the Black Crowes I find here. A greasy, southern and sometimes western sound, dirty and rough but honest. Not an attempt to fit in but an attempt to pan out, a glance in Marc musical mind that I find very pleasing.

From a great opener and the fast-paced Featherweight Dreamland setting the tone for the whole record to the closing with funky, jazzy, horns blowin', instrumental straight up The Big Callback. This record shows Marc Ford talent as superb and versatile musician and instrumentalist. My favorites on the album are Featherweight Dreamland, The Other Side, Smoke Signals, Greasy Chicken, Medicine Time, The Same Thing, Running Man Blues, The Big Callback. This album, that's screaming out of my speakers right now is filled with funky riffs, laid back beats and bluesy, screamy and smelly solo's surprising me in every bit. Hats off for Marc 'Fuckin' Ford! Still I can't stop imagining the Robinson brothers regretting the fact that he left the band and, besides the solo's, never letting him co-write songs.

My advice? Buy this fucker! Cheers.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Ome Willem

Goodtimes! Ome Willem is a TV program I used to watch when I was between the age of three and ten. All I can say is goodtimes, goodtimes! For those who don't the show read all about it here. Enjoy!

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Teaspoon Slide Guitar

"Wonderful clip of a guy in the jungle somewhere playing slide guitar with a spoon in his mouth!

Just forund more info on where this clip is from:
"Karoo Kitaar Blues follows South African songwriter David Kramer and slide guitarist Hannes Coetzee into remote regions of South Africa on their quest to find musicians who play an almost forgotten folk music."" Cheers

Audrey Kawasaki

It's been a long time I mentioned an artist I liked and it just so happend I bumped into one just now! Audrey Kawasaki clearly lends form the Jugendstil greats and you can see hints of Manga. Go over to Audrey's site to look at some fine art! Enjoy.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

G.R.A.W. 2

Oh yeah!!! I have bought myself a copy of G.R.A.W. 2! You guys won't be seeing me for the rest of the week!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Marc Ford European Tour Update!!!

Picture by MattWignall

More tour dates for Marc Ford! Not all dates have a venue yet, but I'll keep you updated when I know more.

The Netherlands
Sat 27-05 - Zoetermer - Boerderij

Sun 10-06
Mon 11-06
Thu 12-06

Fri 29-06 - Bremen - Meisenfrei opt
Sat 30-06 - Singwitz - Kesselhauslager
Sat 07-07 - Option

The Netherlands
Sun 08 - 07 - Weert - Bospop

Cheers, maybe I'll see you there =)

My Black Crowes Bootleg DVD list is updated!

Today I received some new DVD's in the mail, see the screenshots below and here's my full list of BC related DVD's.

19 July 2006 - Jones Beach - Wantagh, NY, USA

- Info link

07 November 2006 - Rams Head Live - Baltimore, MD
- Info link

G.R.A.W. 2

G.R.A.W. sounds to me like Grawwwwwww, a state of being knees deep in guts and blubber of your opponent. G.R.A.W. II sounds to me like a double Grawwwwwww, a state of being waist deep in guts and blubber of your opponent. To me it's sounds good, it's sounds like war, I'm ready and see myself screaming Sir, Yes Sir, everytime I start up my XboX 360.

Yes I'm talking about Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, my favorite game, maybe even my favorite game ever, besides Quake III Arena. Where in actuality I'm more of a pacifist I love the strategic first person shooters. And it seems I'm going to have nice week this week because the second episode of G.R.A.W. is going to be out this Thursday =).

That might mean you won't be seeing much of me for the next few days after purchase. Because I will be waist deep in guts and blubber of my opponents.

Okay kids, never fight dirty, always fight fair! Cheers!

Monday, March 05, 2007

I post in bursts!

Uhm, your thinking, huh? Posting in bursts? Yeah, I post in bursts, just as how I like to shoot while playing G.R.A.W. on by XboX 360. What I mean , people have been complaining about my erratic way of posting lately, is that I might not post everyday. But when I do I post at least two or three subjects every now and then. So please, be patient and wait until I post some more.

These days though I have a good reason for not posting so much. The reason which I'm going to announce this week I guess. Cheers!

Extra Long Condoms

If you have a big one, if it's as large as that one of a horse or just as long as the trunk of an elephant. Then you might be eligible for one of L' extase Extra Long Condoms ;)

Agency: Leo Burnett, Brussels
Art: Matthieu Dubray
Photography: Thierry Siebrand/Opération

Bureaucracy kills nature

"In nature's death sentence, execution occurs while waiting for a decision.
Bureaucracy kills nature. Demand approval for preservation laws of the rain forest."

Brilliant art direction and ditto copy!

via aotw

Marc Ford is coming to Holland!!!

Yes people, He's a coming and I've ordered the tickets. Click here form more info (Dutch site)!

Old Skool Top to Bottom

Wow, that's an old skool top to bottom! Every day I take the train to work and I can't remember having seen a piece on a train this large! Two whole wagons long, I guess there's some writer running with a hard on for weeks! Lol! Cheers

Jimmy Page with The Black Crowes VHS - Update

Crap! The VHS tapes send to me are both audience shot and crappy quality wise! Oh well so the trader lied. But soon I'll be announcing a different bootleg rpject I'm picking up with some other people around the globe. Cheers