More Off! footage from SXSW 2010

Off! @ SXSW 2010

Argh. Obviously shot with iPhone b/c of the bass overdrive. Can't wait for proper video and recordings of this band. Keith Morris is the man.

Drummer I like: John Stanier

Here is John Stanier (Battles, Helmet) with Prefuse 73 on the track "Smoking Red" from the "Class of 73 Bells" EP.

Thing that should not be: Marmaduke trailer

See if you can figure out what's wrong with this trailer. (Hint: Everything).

OFF! - "I Don't Belong"

Keith Morris - vocals
Dimitri Coats - guitar
Steven McDonald - bass
Mario Rubalcaba - drums

Public Image Ltd. "Public Image" (soundcheck) 1982, NYC

TV report from September 1982 of Public Image Ltd.'s performance in New York City at the Roseland Ballroom. With soundcheck of "Public Image" and witty commentary by reporter.

Maui barks at TV: Monkeys

Trying to watch a documentary on monkeys. Maui is not digging it at all.

Simon & Garfunkel - "The Sounds of Silence" 45 Hot Mono Mix

"You are hearing a combination of two things:
1.) The source is vinyl, which was from an analog master tape - not an MP3, or anything digital.

2.) The mix is very different on the original 45 RPM vinyl record, that for reasons unknown, is not available today on any format - CD, MP3, whatever. Only by going back to the original 45 do you hear this MUCH better version of this great song!"

KeN - "Happy Suicide"

The band's name is KeN and it features Kristin Thomson (formerly of Tsunami, Simple Machines co-founder). Their official site:

Miniature Schnauzer puppy

Miniature Schnauzer puppy

How to skip through annoying DVD trailers

Usually hitting menu will let you skip through the trailers and get to the movies.

But some DVDs are programmed to prevent you from skipping through them. Here's an easy workaround to bypass that problem.

Retro commercial: Hanker for a hunk of cheese



Mission of Burma - "This is Not a Photograph" (1980)

From 1980.

Bud Powell - "This Was Bud Powell" LP

Found this at the Farmer's Market today for $2.00. Thanks to my friend Dean Jenkins (RIP) who encouraged me to take a second listen to this pianist, which led to a full-blown appreciation of BP. Whenever I listen to BP, I always think of Dean.

Bud Powell - This Was Bud Powell LP

Dogs catching treats in slow motion

Thanks to Mashable for the tip.