If I were looking for the next Andy Samberg, I’d be watching the shit on Channel101, which is where he came from. I still cherish and quote jokes from the short lived series House of Cosbys [watch below] and Yacht Rock [watch below], both of which were created by members of the DIY LA community behind this website. Those two shows are old now but still funny.
I recently watched the movie Inside Job twice in a row. It’s about the sub-prime mortgage debacleoo [sic]. It made me feel really sad. Very informative. These financial servicers robbed the entire world!
Tyler the Creator is an exciting and interesting character these days. He is a rapper and producer, but his art isn’t really the point. The point is that he feels like the most incendiary and volatile personality since Kurt Cobain. His new record, Goblin, is out on XL Recordings.
VirtualDJ is the coolest, most fun new toy for me. I’ve always disliked using iTunes, mostly because of its awkward nesting folders (most of them empty) and especially because of its hard to use iTunes to DJ parties since you can’t queue up songs to play next very easily.
Noise-dance band Extreme Animals and neon cultural detritus art collective, Paperrad, both feature my friend and huge inspiration, Jacob Ciocci. His style is heavily borrowed by lots of visual artists and musicians, such as Dan Deacon.