Archive for November, 2012

Captain Murphy is Flying Lotus

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 30, 2012 by dc

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So, after a few weeks of wondering who animated hip-hop newcomer Captain Murphy is, two nights ago all was revealed at Los Angeles’ Low End Theory night at the Airliner.

Captain Murphy isn’t Tyler The Creator, Madvillain or Earl Sweatshirt – it’s none other than Flying Lotus. And post-gig-unveiling, Fly-Lo seemed quite amused with himself – check out the tweet below:

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His Elijah Wood-featuring music video for Tiny Tortures (under his own moniker) dropped a few days ago (along with Captain Murphy‘s video mixtape, Duality) and now the mystery is over.

I’ll be honest I thought he was behind the production, but I didn’t know he was the rapper. I thought it was Tyler the Creator all the way.

Anyway, on top of this revelation Flying Lotus has released the Duality mixtape as a download which you can get for free here.

It’s awesome – that Fly-Lo’s an impressive f*cker.

Flying Lotus – Tiny Tortures – new video

Posted in Music with tags , , , , on November 29, 2012 by dc

Breaking Bad cupcakes

Posted in Comedy, Food, TV with tags , , , , , , , on November 29, 2012 by dc

Here’s one for all you cupcake fetishists out there who also happen to enjoy the odd Breaking Bad box-set:

If you know the baker of these fine cakes get in touch…

Beck – new album news

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , on November 28, 2012 by dc

Next month Beck releases his much written about Song Reader ‘album’, which features twenty songs as sheet music only.

It’s a nice little idea – but let’s face it, like most Beck fans, we’d all prefer an actual album, with music on and singing and stuff.

It’s been four years since Beck‘s last album (the excellent Modern Guilt), and whilst his production duties on albums for Charlotte Gainsbourg, Thurston Moore and Stephen Malkmus (along with a collaborations with Tobacco and Childish Gambino, song writing duties on the Scott Pilgrim vs the World movie and the odd detour into Playstation game soundtracking) have provided us with some brilliant moments – there’s nothing like a top quality album from the man himself.

So, the good news is that Beck has recently confirmed he’s working on a new album which looks set to see the light of day pretty soon. Recording on the new material dates back a few years, but his hectic schedule has delayed things some what. In a recent interview on Australian radio station Triple J he told listeners, “I started a record, largely recorded in 2008, so I’m trying to carve out some time from all the production work I’m doing to finish those songs before they become records from a lost era. It’s going on a half decade at this point.”

Here’s hoping 2013 is the year they get signed off.

Local Natives – Breakers – new video

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 27, 2012 by dc

Here’s the latest single Breakers from LA band Local Natives:

Local Natives release their new album Hummingbird via Frenchkiss/Infectious on the 28th/29th January next year.

TV blast from the past – Jim and Doug tripping in Neighbours

Posted in Comedy, TV with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 26, 2012 by dc

Until I spotted this clip again on YouTube today, I’d briefly forgotten about the legendary episode of Neighbours where Jim and Doug accidentally take hallucinogenic mushrooms on a camping ‘trip’.

It’s even better watching it now – in fact it’s like something Tim & Eric would do – relive it below:

Cool Alfred Hitchcock photo

Posted in Film, Movies, Photography with tags , , , , , , on November 25, 2012 by dc

I’ve been enjoying a good rummage through Pinterest recently – and this photo of Alfred Hitchcock has been one of my favourite finds: