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  1. Monday, August 19, 2013
  2. Tuesday, June 18, 2013

    Die Antwoord new video “Cookie Thumper” 

    i cant believe people thought this was a fake band not too long ago
    and by people i mean professional rock and roll journalists
    not only are they real but theyre really good.
    this video should make MTV more ashamed than normal for not showing videos any more
    not that they would show this video even in the bad old days
    but this is the type of video that would have gotten then all the cred they shoulda been getting
    instead they get cred for showing duran duran and mj vids
    AS IF IT TAKES A GENIOUS TO SHOW THOSE
    and the cars and ah ha and madona ext ect ext

    is there one person out there with any courage doing cool stuff at a high level?

    thought it was gonna be obama but: no

    thought it was gonna be yr momma but: no

    looks like onlyest ones doing it are DA and VICE

    maybe kayne a lil bit, but fool is still waiting for his croisants

    anyone who can get distracted as easily as he can about massages and a stained rug

    can get got

    kwest out

  3. Wednesday, May 15, 2013
  4. Sunday, April 14, 2013

    Psy’s new video came out today 

    it already has 10 million views on YouTube.

    nearly 11 million.

    there are no music experts in the world.

    just people who didn’t predict that an asian Benny Hill would take the planet by storm

    with songs we can’t sing along to.

    strangely some are saying it sounds like this Red Foo song that came out a few months ago

    so are they calling “Gentleman” a cheap korean knock off? LMFAO

  5. Friday, February 22, 2013

    “pot shop”, a “thrift shop” parody has 3,964,179 views in 43 days 

    scott sterling tells us that the hit video comes from comedian and former Miami mayoral candidate Steve Berke

    but heres my question: are there really that many DeLoreans sitting around that people can just rent them for music videos?

    amazing.

    anyway, pot shop is fine, but this video of teens talking about “thrift shop” is somehow even more trippy

    and this one of “elders” reacting to Lonely Island also amuses

  6. Wednesday, February 20, 2013
  7. Wednesday, January 23, 2013
  8. Monday, January 21, 2013

    nothing else matters 

    i havent seen zero dark thirty yet. maybe i’ll catch it today.

    i just hate knowing how movies end.

    whats wooing me besides k bigelow is in the commercial you hear a version of

    metallicas “nothing else matters” that sounds like its sung by a choir

    metallicas black album, from which the original comes, is a miracle.

    launched at the dawn of grunge, it was the exception to the lie that

    nirvana killed metal.

    “enter sandman”, the first single from Metallica’s unnamed 1991 album (thus some call it “album” and some call it “the black album”) came out a mere eight weeks before “smells like teen spirit”

    so if nirvana killed metal, please explain how the black album ended up selling 22 million copies.

    “nothing else matters” was the third single off the album. it came out 4/20/92, almost 9 months after the album had dropped.

    the album was so deep they’d release six singles in total.

    today boing boing is featuring another 90s hit, REM’s “losing my religion”.

    they’re showing a video of that single where they screw with things so that it’s no longer in a minor key, its in a major one.

    the weirdo who did it, first tried it a year ago on “nothing else matters”.

    it works on both songs in a creepy way.

    please enjoy.

  9. Friday, December 28, 2012
  10. Sunday, November 4, 2012

    no doubt in hot water, pulls “Looking Hot” because of backlash 

    gwen stefani in hot water

    on their website the LA band says they were responding to native americans who found it offensive

    “As a multi-racial band our foundation is built upon both diversity and consideration for other cultures. Our intention with our new video was never to offend, hurt or trivialize Native American people, their culture or their history. Although we consulted with Native American friends and Native American studies experts at the University of California, we realize now that we have offended people. This is of great concern to us and we are removing the video immediately. The music that inspired us when we started the band, and the community of friends, family, and fans that surrounds us was built upon respect, unity and inclusiveness. We sincerely apologize to the Native American community and anyone else offended by this video. Being hurtful to anyone is simply not who we are.”

    id like more details on what the native americans, or as my canadian friends more accurately call them, First Nations, find offensive about this – and something tells me we will, which is good because we need to keep learning about each other.

    but in the meantime i will say i think Gwen looks more amazing than all the Coachella girls wearing these styles combined

    and since shes 67 years old, i find that fascinating.

    update: ok, here’s a portion of a compelling note posted on a No Doubt message board about why First Nations are against this video specifically

    …I loved No Doubt. Even later as I have been attending college “Just a Girl” helped me realize I was in a bad relationship. This is why I was deeply saddened to see the music video for “Looking Hot.” As a Native woman whose college educated mother chose to raise me on the reservation in order to be close to my culture and always be proud of who I am and where I came from, I was deeply offended by your trivialization of my culture. Eagle feathers, beadwork designs, the way that you fix your hair, even down to the colors that are used in traditional regalia all have spiritual and/or religious meaning for American Indian people. Many of these dances that we do at powwows have been done for hundreds of years and have a ceremonial purpose behind them. Being tied up in a prisoner type situation singing, “Go ahead and look at me ‘Cause that’s what I want” does more than add insult to injury. It makes light of American Indian woman that were raped and brutalized during U.S. colonization of America. It makes light of the genocidal policies of the U.S. government committed against American Indian nations. Dancing around a fire scantily “dressed like an American Indian woman” thrusting singing “Go ahead and stare at my ragamuffin” takes a whole new meaning when you take into account the current startling statistic that 1 in 3 American Indian woman will be raped in her lifetime and most of these will be by non-Native perpetrators. As somebody who lived through a sexual assault, I do not take this portrayal as fun and games. We as American Indian people cannot afford to. The rate of suicide among American Indian youth, ages 15 to 24, is the highest of any racial group. The media imagery of our people does affect minds and attitudes not just of the predominant culture’s view of us but the self-esteem of our own young people. It does so easily when American History classes do every individual taking them a severe injustice. All of this has real effects on our lives as we struggle to live in two worlds: the white world that constantly tells us that we are insignificant as our culture and traditions are constantly made a mockery of and the Native world which tells we need to learn our languages and ceremonies and protect them as sacred as we are in danger of losing this part of us. I hope that No Doubt and others will choose to recognize and rectify this publicly.