28 September 2011

One more. Gang Starr's DJ Premier, Mos Def, Black Thought, Eminem in a BET Awards bumper.

This is just silly.

Shabazz Palaces

One more track.  Shabazz Palaces is Digable Planet's Butterfly's new project out of Seattle. 


M83 "Midnight City"

ey spotify, lemme embed tracks in my blog.


26 September 2011

q-tip and norah jones

Q-Tip and Norah Jones' Life is Better.  How had I gone three years having not heard this?

24 September 2011

Fall in Venice

My first Fall weekend in Venice, and it doesn't suck.

23 September 2011

Queen's "Feel Like"

Here's an unreleased recording of Queen's Feel Like, which ultimately evolved, with Bowie, into Under Pressure.

chills below:

19 September 2011

mesmerizing

Pioneertown Madness

I finally put this montage together from Kit's 30th birthday hoedown in Pioneertown last January. Good times.

shhhhhhhhh white lightning!


16 September 2011

15 September 2011

Beck + St. Vincent + INXS

oldie (in internet years) but goodie


Bill Cunningham New York

Up next on my Netflix queue: 


Bill Cunningham New York Trailer from Gavin McWait on Vimeo.

The Muppets

This whole campaign has been fun.  Neither mind blowing nor perfect, it's at least been bold and unconventional. Here's their latest.

14 September 2011

12 September 2011

09 September 2011

Federer: Mozart and Metallica

Le Swisse!  Good luck this weekend, Federer.  In honor of a push for a 17th Grand Slam title, here's David Foster Wallace's 2006 article on the religious experience of watching Roger Federer play for NYT's Play magazine.

"The thing with Federer is that he's Mozart and Metallica at the same time, and the harmony's somehow exquisite."


07 September 2011

06 September 2011

twin tower cameos




blogspot tweet: watch the throne

Kanye and Jay-Z collaborating on Watch the Throne is like if Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal decided to play doubles in 2008.  #goodversionoftheheat

02 September 2011

01 September 2011

Philippe's

Fun little history of Philippe's, our historic downtown French Dip restaurant.  An excerpt:

Opened in 1908 by one Philippe Mathieu, the "French Dipped Sandwich" stumbled into history one day in 1918. While making one of his signature hearty sandwiches, Mathieu clumsily dropped a sliced French roll into a still-hot pan, soaking in its natural roast juices. The customer offered to eat the food anyway, loved it, and returned the following day, this time with friends, requesting more dipped sandwiches. Whether it was Mathieu's French heritage, the French roll itself, or the fact that the customer’s name was Officer French, the exact details matter little. On this day, the “French Dipped Sandwich” became official.


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