Saturday, July 25, 2009

Still Bill Trailer

The trailer for Still Bill. A documentary about the past, present and future of Bill Withers.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Unabomber Cabin

Unabomber Cabin (Sacramento)

The haunting image of the Unabomber cabin sitting in an FBI storage facility in Sacramento. Scary thing about this it is that I just moved to Sacramento about a month ago.

Unabomber Site (Montana)

Unabomber Exhibit A

Unabomber Exhibit B

Unabomber Exhibit C

Unabomber Exhibit D

Ratata Gun by Tomm Velthuis

Awesome RATATA gun from Dutch designer Tomm Velthuis. Built of 11 wooden pieces, this intriguing toy when put together form a real-life dimension machine gun.

From the designer's words:
Eleven pieces of wood in a wooden box. A blocks set, just a toy. Until we start to play with it. When we put pieces together, it becomes a full size machine gun. People should play more, really play more. With each other. Away from that computer, get outside! You don't play with a gun, yet it looks friendly, with its smooth edges and a pleasant light color. There's two emotions hidden inside that provide food for thought.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Slaughterhouse - The One (Uncut)

Official music video for Slaughterhouse's single "The One" from their new self titled album scheduled to be released on August 11. This is Slaughterhouse's first official music video for their upcoming self titled album.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Elucid - Automatic Writing

Directed by Ali “Boombaye” Santana. I’ll let E Gutta describe it:

If I learned one thing from the ‘Automatic Writing’ video experience it would be that there are only two ingredients necessary to accomplish any goal; vision and determination. Somehow the universe throws you in the path of whatever else required for the rest of your journey. This project was a true labor of love and testament to our resourcefulness. What started as late night random idea tossing via instant message (oracles, drapetomania, solar eclipses?!?) quickly morphed into a 4 page video treatment. Shot intermittently during the early months of 2009, without a penny’s investment, Boombaye and I trooped through the streets and subways of New York City in true hip hop/guerrilla style shooting illegally on lo-fi equipment without a proper permit. Five months and a number of sleepless nights later, I’m ecstatic to present this piece to the world. Automatic Writing’s message of self reliance and empowerment resounds even more so with the accompanying imagery.’Close your eyes, it feels different here/ Sign of the times, almost in the clear/I see spaceships on Flatbush, calling me back home/ Resetting the clock to begin again’Cuing inspiration from my personal musical trinity of Sun Ra, George Clinton, and Afrika Bambaataa, ‘Automatic Writing’ serves as a statement to the building of a new world. A future world. A better world. The idea of midnight trains, chariots, and even spaceships carrying oppressed people away from their suffering are common themes in American Black music. As a people robbed of their past, now living in the present as aliens in a foreign land that constantly seeks to disparage their identity, we have no choice but to embrace the future and the promise it brings.

Crown Royale - "Get It Up" [Live]

Ann Arbor's Buff1 links up with DJ Rhettmatic of the World Famous Beat Junkies to form the mighty Crown Royale. The duo fell through the studio to debut one of the new banger's from their upcoming collaboration project exclusively for Hip Hop Official. Get A Bar!!