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December 27th, 2009

Albums of 09: The Final Frontier

Late in the year I realized that one of the dominant themes amongst some of my favourite albums of 2009 was a sort of forward-looking futurism. That’s not to say that the music itself was inherently new, much of it is informed by post-Apollo 70s era krautrock and early electronic work, but it had an… Read more »

November 16th, 2009

Puscifer, The Mission

Maynard James Keenan is a self-professed nerd, despite the stylings of his Tool and A Perfect Circle projects. So when he’s free to let loose on a solo project without the expectations that those two bands come with, he really lets loose. The first sign of this is the fact that “Puscifer“, as a “band”,… Read more »

November 10th, 2009

Blondie “Performs” Live on Dutch TV

Blondie performing “Denis” on Dutch TV I love this video of a live “performance” by Blondie of the song “Denis” on a Dutch TV program from, I would think, 1978. I don’t know what the story is here, but there’s something appealing about seeing Debbie Harry just stand dead still while multiple televisions around her… Read more »

November 9th, 2009

New Jahtari Dubs for the 8-Bit Minded

Well, this was a pleasant surprise for a rather cool November afternoon: Bookmat has not one but two new Jahtari releases available for purchase and download. These came as a complete surprise, partly because Jahtari does a poor job with their site: not only was there no word that these were coming, but there still… Read more »

October 27th, 2009

Videos of the Decade, By Way of Delicious

Antville’s list of the best videos of the decade, no doubt a precursor to many “of the decade” lists over the next two months, is a good one. I don’t have too many complaints about the picks themselves, though I would contest their placement. For what it’s worth, this would have been my number one… Read more »

October 24th, 2009


Bleeping Beats B(eep)-Side by nerdm Here’s a B-Side I made to the previous Bleeping Beats mix that includes some new stuff, some stuff I couldn’t really fit in previously, a few goofy things, and some live performances that are a little raw and rough around the edges, all wrapped in a slight early-90s arcade vibe…. Read more »