Archive for the 'video' Category

08
Feb
10

Video! How To Make It In America (Episode 1)

Here is the first episode of the upcoming HBO comedy series featuring Kid Cudi. I’ve been hearing a lot about this for a while now, and I still have no idea what to expect. Usually, I’m a fan of things that Kid Cudi is involved in, so I have high hopes. I’m also pretty picky with TV shows (but this is coming from a guy who watches COPS on an almost daily basis), so this could be a hit or miss for me.

Thanks to Kid Cudi

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08
Feb
10

Video! Nneka Performing on Letterman

I’m blogging without ears again, since I’m still in the library, and I still don’t have headphones. So I’m going with my gut and posting something that I’m looking forward to watching as soon as I get home. This is Nneka performing “Heartbeat” on Letterman. It’s a great song, and I’d be very surprised if this performance wasn’t worth 4 of your measly minutes.

07
Feb
10

Video! Jay-Z Superbowl Opener

Here’s Jay-Z’s Superbowl opening rendition of “Run This Town”. The Who will be performing at half-time, but The Who is boring, so half-time show = the puppy bowl.

Update: Congratulations to the Saints. It was a good game and the Saints deserve the win. I can’t even imagine how crazy Mardi Gras is going to be this year.

04
Feb
10

Video! International Jam Session Over the Internet

It started with a verse, each person just came and joined in, some are complete strangers, some only teenagers, all of us creators, we are the dreammakers, internationally transmitting through bandwidth, passin this bands passion so the masses can jam with us, all are invited to play, none are required to pay, let the virus spread, inspire heads, go pirate away, this is that free music, for people who need music, just listen and breathe to it.

In case you haven’t realized, our limits are quickly retreating. This video is another great example of artists coming together despite geographic, cultural, and musical differences. It’s a reminder that while our backgrounds, heritages, governments, and cultures may be different, we as individuals have a lot in common. It’s also a reminder of how sick this original song was. Check it below.

Peace to all the international P&P followers! I know I’ve got some great readers from New Zealand, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Bulgaria, UK, Canada, Saudi Arabia, China, Germany… I’ve come across readers from all over the place. It’s a trip when I find out where you all come from. Leave a comment and represent your country or city!

Handsome Boy Modeling School – The Truth (ft J-Live) | YouSendIt

Saw it at The Music Ninja

04
Feb
10

Video! Snooki Interviews Phoenix

Ready to collectively blank stare? Here is Jersey Shore‘s Snooki interviewing Phoenix. It’s like seeing two animals encountering each other for the first time in the forest. Neither seems to know of or understand the other, and it makes for a great interaction.

03
Feb
10

Video! Vampire Weekend Live Acoustic Set in France

La Blogotheque has captured a great acoustic set by Vampire Weekend that takes place in France. I can’t tell you much background information, because I don’t speak French, but it’s both intimate and energetic – a great set – and the French seem to be really into it. The full set is 23 minutes, and features new stuff, old stuff, and a cover. Who knew Ezra could speak French so well?

Contra has been out for a little while now. Any thoughts? It seems like it had a polarizing effect among fans. Vampire Weekend has been really successful at branding themselves, and I think this is part of the reason that some scrooges are getting upset. It’s always a little disheartening to see your favorite indie band become a brand, but it’s also part of the music business, and as long as the music is good, I’m okay with it. The music industry faces the large task of balancing art and product, and everyone has their own idea of what “selling out” is. That being said, I enjoy Contra, and I’m still a Vampire Weekend fan.

Thanks to La Blogotheque and Will

02
Feb
10

Video! A Night Out With Dan Black

Since that Dan Black/Kid Cudi video just dropped, I realized that although I love Dan Black’s music, I don’t think I’ve ever seen him outside of music videos and press pictures. So here’s a video of Dan Black linking up with the people from Smirnoff to show them some of his city, Paris, beyond the Eiffel Tower.

He shows you a street art gallery, a favorite restaurant with a ping pong table, and then meets up with his friends for an aftershow party.