Thursday, June 30, 2011

June 29th, 2011 Videos Of The Week

LIVE VIDEO OF THE WEEK: "Jackass In A Polo Shirt" by Dick Valentine

squidbunny knows what's up: "In This Video: Dick Valentine equates himself with Jesus Christ and assures a douchebag he will fuck him up in a cage match for the good of all. He is never mistaken."

I don't know what that song at the end is, and I don't care. All I know is that the last time I posted up Electric Six for Video Of The Week my state of New York allowed same sex marriage.

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE WEEK: "Perform This Way" by Weird Al Yankovic

There is quite a back and forth about this song, but that's for another time when I get around to editing this.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Rhythm Bastard Double Feature

Two shows in two weeks! Hopefully I won't be too busy catching up on Regular Show...

The band Remedy goes on before at 9 PM.
It's a free show, and it's nice little venue where I played the Gig Of Legend
I don't know if I'm going to be including "College Party" into the setlist, but who knows.

JULY 9th- BAR EAST- 9:00 PM
10bux, 21+

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

June 22nd, 2011 Videos Of The Week

Gettin' right to it! Two videos I'm surprised I didn't mention already today!

LIVE VIDEO OF THE WEEK: "Promenade" by Street Sweeper Social Club at Starlight Theatre in Kansas City, MO

This made it for one reason: Tom Morello, and how he can make a guitar sound like anything.

Here's a video from 1998 where he shows how he does some of his guitar tricks on TRL. There was one where he shows all the tricks used in "Promenade", but I can't find it right now.

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE WEEK: "Gay Bar" by Electric Six

Watch it at work! Watch it in front of your parents! While a lot of those "Gaybraham Lincoln"s were Dick Valentine, stand-ins were used in a couple scenes.

BONUS VIDEO: "Danger! High Voltage!"

In case you want an Electric Six song without gay context.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Come Back Tomorrow

-"Axe Cop" the song on RBN (if you have a Creator's Account)
-New Tabs
-And for all you NewGrounders, I'll put up something that's been buried in my accounts.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

June 15th, 2011 Videos Of The Week

We've got a nice little collection going for the playlist!

LIVE VIDEO OF THE WEEK: "Bang Bang Rock N' Roll" by Art Brut in Cologne

I first heard this song in Saints Row 1, a game that was a lot better than I was expecting for a supposed "GTA Clone" released in the first year of the Xbox 360's lifecycle. Yahtzee recommened #2, but I started with the first, because "Look At Me (I'm A Winner)!" was in the game. Then I realized I could have burned the entire Charge! Album on to my 360 (gamertag RhythmBstrd).

I put it as the live video not because the performance itself is particularly interesting, but because it's the clearest version of said song on YouTube.

And, you know, because the tune itself kicks ass, and it fit in perfectly with the madcap anarchy of the Saints Row series.

What's Art Brut up to now? Lead singer Eddie Argos appeared on Akira The Don's new version of Living In The Future (2.5 to be precise) requesting Ghostbusters 3.

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE WEEK: "You Get What You Give" by New Radicals

In Part 2 of "The Rhythm Bastard Shares Music From His Childhood", we come upon "You Get What You Give" by New Radicals.

Even in this day and age, it still fills me with hope for future, which is the kind of thing we all need right now.

The RIAA and MPAA can make it a felony to stream video with copyrighted music in it, even 100% FC FB RB runs.

We're sucking the dicks of the rich, who not only don't give back, but ship off jobs to other countries.

Even when rich people steal right from under our noses, and take everything to leave behind a scorched Earth, they only get a slap on the wrists.

Human life is just another commodity to these fuckers, like oil.

But when I listen to this song and see this video, all of that fades away, and I think that someday, we can win.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Rhythm Bastard's Coming To Rock Band!

It's finally here!

The sound kinda sucks, but it's going to be one of those things I'll be fixing before I submit it this Thursday!

It's a little thing I've been doing in the interim in between songs. "Axe Cop" is the first, followed thereafter by "Robotman's Lament", which I'll start working on after I put up "Axe Cop".

And yes, I did get Ethan Nicole's permission.

Monday, June 13, 2011

NEW SONG: College Party

New song from the upcoming Dino Hunter MD Soundtrack, "College Party"! Or is it "College Party!"? Who cares! or is it Who cares??

REGARDLESS, this is the last song I have written for Dino Hunter MD. The rest (that are not on the Robot Rising EP), I still need to re-do. Soon you'll be seeing all of those songs in one place, and it will be awesome.

For this song, they originally wanted me to do "Heat Of The Moment" but not really for copyright reasons. The director said it was because "it was the happiest song I could think of". I was in the middle of penning a song about two hipsters at an 80's night in Willamsburg, but then I realized something: we also use "ABC" by The Jackson 5. "College Party" is supposed to take place during a party scene in Episode 2, where a study session is interrupted by drug use. Also, the partyingest (FUCK YOU SPELLCHECK!!!) musician out there is none other than Andrew WK.

Thus "College Party" was born!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

June 8th, 2011 Videos Of The Week

2nd Week in a row!

LIVE VIDEO OF THE WEEK: "Get Free" by The Vines on David Letterman

Some people say that this was a blown opportunity to make it big in America, and this was a mental breakdown that will be part of their VH1: Behind The Music Special which will never happen because they suck live.

Those people are retarded.

Some people say this was a dig at the music buisness, where they were expected to just give in to their corpratist overlords and sing like good little monkey. but they didn't because FUCK THE MAN!

Right attitude, wrong answer. They only get a 3 out of 10 on the Sarah Palin Fucking Retarded Scale, where a 10 is "Paul Revere's midnight ride warned the British troops that Americans still had their guns and were going to use their God Given Second Amendment Rights to keep their guns".

Where was I? Oh yeah, a guy got a little too high, and this happened. Unfortunate, but really fun to watch, whenever the singer still gave a fuck. We're talking about it, and that's all that matters.

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE WEEK: "What's My Age Again?" by Blink 182

OK, so here's my decision process for this pick.

I had nothing, so I looked up "Music Video" on YouTube. One of the results was "The Real Slim Shady" by Eminem and I felt a bit nostalgic, since it was one of the music videos that was popular when I was getting into MTV. It had swear words cut out, it was risque and filled with pop culture references my parents were not OK with.

That led me to my next thought: was the first music video like that? What was the first thing I saw on MTV that made me think "I shouldn't be watching this, but goddamn does this rock so hard."

Blink 182's "What's My Age Again".

It was loud, and it featured the band streaking through the streets, just making a general nuisance. That was stuff 11 year old me, loved but never wanted to admit.

On the nudity, here's Mark Hoppus' quote on the video:
"[the] scene with the butt shots, when we were running down the street, were actually the only real nude scenes. We wore skin-colored Speedos for most of the scenes and when we were running, I realized how unattractive male genitals are. Everything dangling and such. I didn't think I could be embarrassed easily, but I really was."

I'm still working on a couple other things right now, mainly finishing up my last song for Dino Hunter MD and putting Axe Cop: The Song on the RBN.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June 1st, 2011 Videos Of The Week

So, I'd figure I'd start one of these things, going over one live video.and one music video a week.

LIVE VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Akira The Don and MC Lars at Slam Dunk Festival, "Living In The Future"

The sound's a bit off, but I finally found a video from this tour. Apparently this is "Living In The Future 2.5".

BONUS! Here's a video from the same tour that actually has decent sound:
MC Lars and Weerd Science "Signing Emo"

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Goldfish, "We Come Together"

This is a band I'm starting to get into. Goldfish is a dance/electronic group from South Africa. This is their latest single, "We Come Together". Everything here is timed perfectly, and the retro-look suits the song well. The "different levels" concept is reinforced by the color pallete for each level, from warm yellows and browns of the opening scenes, to the purples of the nightclub, to the dark browns of the final level. Looking at their YouTube page, this is only the most recent of a line of clever music videos and catchy tunes.

Have any suggestions for next week? Hit me up in the comments!