“Metallic dragon can move things by the power of his mind and destroy whit but a thought. If metallic dragon chose, he could lay waste to all the energy mankind has amassed. Compared to the power of his will, the enargy mandkind has used to date is no more than puffs of air.
But in reality, metallic dragon are all part of the flow the same grate stream.”
When I first saw a kid in one of the classes I taught holding this white plastic thing, I thought it was a lunch box. Turns out it was a sewing kit.
Here’s a track that I picked up the other day by a fellow called Eddie Mars, followed by some stuff from Japan’s answer to urban weird: Cornelius.
Do you remember when the Sci-Fi channel used to show anime every Friday night? I do…and I especially remember being super-creeped out by the movie Akira.
I mean, all the posters make it look like it’ll be classic cyberpunk: bad-ass bikes, tough Tokyo gang kids, that sort of thing. Then bizarro anime hell breaks loose and the movie just gets weird.
Anyways, Dane Jah ras is a Canadian poet/freestylist and he has put together a concept album based on Akira. From Dane’s blog:
“Each track features at least one sample from the film. Samples used include Japanese dialogue, the re-done English dialogue and segments from “The Akira Suite” (The film’s score). The mixtape was produced and recorded by myself. The concept, mix and master are from KnowSomething’s DJ D-Mass.”
A year or so ago I found a web comic called Gone With The Blastwave. It was about a group of soldiers wandering around a post-apocalyptic city, trying to find the other army and trying to find their way out. It was a Mad’s Spy Vs. Spy crossed with Platoon and it was amazing. Unfortunately, the author seems to have discontinued it.
If you still want to read the darkly comic tale of these masked troops wandering around a ruined city, you can buy the first volume on Amazon (or you can find some of the images on Google)
Speaking of ruins and the future, here is great Tommie Sunshine track and a bangin’ Tiga track, both remixed by the Disco Villains:
Tommie Sunshine - Dance Among The Ruins (Disco Villains Remix)
There was a period of my life last year when I called every female I knew “Baby.” I don’t know where I got it from, but its probably from songs like these. They’re the kind of songs that make you want to sing along, especially to the “oooh, baby” parts. They’re not the kind of songs that make you want to fall in love, they’re not the kind of songs that make you want to be a fitte prins. They’re just the kind of songs that make you want to dance with your baby all night long. Have you ever seen the scene in Layer Cake where Daniel Craig is watching Sienna Miller dance? Its like that.
Every thing that the The Golden Filter touches is, well, solid gold. They seem to be pretty mysterious, shying away from sharing much about themselves. As they said in an interview on KillahBeez, “The origins of the golden filter lie somewhere in the cosmic seas of darkness and desperation… and the way in which the tides rise above that.”
Like that wicked gun shirt I recently blogged about, I also picked up this Triumvir “Rome Never Fell” shirt at Capsule up in Toronto’s glamorous Yorkville region. Its black and white, and features a statue of Caesar giving the Trudeau-salute. It also fits perfectly.
To celebrate how much I like wearing it, here are some Rome-themed tracks for you.
And while we’re on the topic, let’s reminisce about the time I went as Caesar for Halloween. I was probably inspired slightly by Robert Silverberg’s Roma Eterna, a fictional story of what the world would have looked like if the Roman Empire had never fallen.
Thanks to our T-dot brethren SalaciousSound for the Violca track. They’ve got another one, and some more information on their post about Violca.
I saw Moon the other day. From the near-silent shots of the big-wheeled rovers rolling across desolate plains to the austere, functional interior of the base the entire thing is a beautiful love song dedicated to classic sci-fi. Without trying to give too much away, it felt like the film was channeling the spirit of every movie from 2001: A Space Odyssey to Bladerunner. There where wisps of Event Horizon, Solaris and even Aliens throughout. Director Duncan Jones knows his stuff, and Sam Rockwell played the lead role perectly.
Moon Safari is probably one of my favorite albums of all time, and I fell in love with it the first time I heard it. In fact, it could have probably been the soundtrack to Moon. It almost feels like Sam Rockwell’s costumes were even inspired by Air’s clothes from the cover of their Moon Safari album.
A few weeks ago CJ Milli made my day by dropping a couple of tracks in my inbox. It was like she was reading my mind when she combined Empire of The Sun’s “We Are the People” and Kanye West’s “Homecoming” into awesome. She’s also put together a few of her own tracks.
CJ Milli - The People’s Homecoming (Kanye West + Empire of The Sun Mix)
She’s pretty cute and puts together some good beats, so check this chiquita out on MySpace. Like Clipse and John Carter, she’s from Virginia and it makes me think there must be something in the water down there.
And by way of a few bonus tracks that reminded me of her track…Chiddy Bang samples MGMT’s classic track Kids and gives it a bit of hip-hop flavor while The Mentalists simply cover it using nothing more than iPhones and their voices for instrumentation (watch the video of this if you don’t believe me).
Edgar Rice Burroughs had one hell of an imagination - he didn’t just write the Tarzan books (including Tarzan at the Earth’s Core), but he also wrote a series of books about Mars featuring an immortal named John Carter. Rumor has it they’re making a movie about his adventures, and I anticipate it being awesome.
In the books, John Carter is supposed to be from Virginia. You know who else is from Virginia? Pusha T and Malice from Clipse, that’s who.
* If you really want to stretch the connections here, it makes perfect sense to include a Neon Coyote remix in this Mars-themed post because The Coyote was a major character in Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars Trilogy. Throw your hands in the sky if you’ve read it!