brb, giggling uncontrollably.
Episode 13! Mike Rosenthal of Twitter: The Comic wonders if Davis and David are BAD enough to check out a children’s game from 1985 about earning nickels by catching watermelons and directing very small trains. Also they giggle a lot and visit the Disco Room.
On a recent Saturday in Los Angeles, one could attend a Pee-Wee Herman art show at Meltdown, a pop-up Nicolas Cage art show (a port of an earlier Nicolas Cage art show put on in San Francisco), and a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles art show at I Am 8-bit (not to be confused with the official…
I’ve got a lot of thoughts on how over-used nostalgia is as a marketing ploy/”aesthetic” is, especially in nerd/geek circles. Utilizing pop culture icons (Harrison Ford, 8-bit graphics, keytars, analog film, your mother, etc.) isn’t inherently disappointing, but it’s the fact that they’re leaned on so heavily as a crutch on which entire creations are based on is exhausting. See: every “retro”-themed kickstarter videogame and every “minimalist” movie poster on Tumblr.
Basically, Brandon Bird is great and sums up a lot of ideas I agree with but am too lazy to put down.
The past month has seen a lot of great friends visiting town, leaving town, and celebrating.
VHX Magic Eye, at your service.
Can you spot the sharks?
This has just 100% made my week.
Episode 12! Davis double triple dares David to play Gears of War, a small indie game by a Norwegian studio. They debate the merits of postmodern minimalism coupled with the intense pre-pubescent coming-of-age story inferred by the protagonist’s use of a machinegun with a chainsaw attached to it.
We talked about a videogame we really didn’t like for probably way too long.
Andrew took a picture of me.
Dontstaylong Mix - Surfing the Grid
Arpeggiators, synthesizers, drum machines. My entry for this year’s Summer Mix Series.
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Oil-soaked jeans. Dirty hands that won’t come clean. Sweating in garages that reek of fuel, solvents, and cigarette smoke. The hair rising on the back of your neck as you risk almost certain death hitting the ton on a back-country highway. Summer is for wrenching & riding on two wheels.
Created in part for summermixseries.com/
Thanks to Miguel Camilo for the cover art assist.
- The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Talk-Action=Shit
- The Greenhornes - Hard Times
- Billy Childish - I’m Out Of Control
- Wooden Shjips - Black Smoke Rise
- Black Time - Be A Caveman
- Soledad Brothers - Cage That Tiger
- Black Lips - Boys In The Wood
- The Black Angels - Evil Things
- The Fresh & Onlys - I Would Not Know the Devil
- Thee Oh Sees - Devil Again
- The Chatham Singers - Evil Thing
- Brimstone Howl - They Call Me Hopeless Destroyer
- The Spaceshits - I’m Dead
- Singapore Sling - Song for the Spirit
- Mr. Airplane Man - Moanin’
Andrew’s summer mix is tuffer and greasier than whatever you’re listening to right now.