I probably stared at this record cover hundreds of times after high school everyday when I was 15 and 16. I was lucky enough a few years later to take video art classes at my undergrad university with the woman who shot the record cover, Tammy Rae Carland. Along with Bikini Kill, bands like Huggy Bear, Sleater Kinney, Team Dresch, and other bands like Sister George, L7, Seven year Bitch, and even HOLE, were members of a loose network of primarily female musicians who carved a unique niche in the music scene throughout the 90’s.
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My boy Bobby P Picked up some grammys last night. Unfortunately, he is cultivating a look that is eerily similar to the cover of the Jethro Tull album Aqualung. What do you think? Should Samson cut his trademark locks?Written by Jake Peterson - Contact
Tuvan throat singing, AKA overtone singing, AKA harmonic singing, is a complex form of vocalization, originating from Tuva, Siberia, and Central Asia. This beautiful singing style is generated via manipulation of the mouth, pharynx, and larynx to create “resonant tuning”, or more than one vocal pitch at the same time. This style of music is steeped in tradition and is hundreds, if not thousands of years old.
LETS GENTRIFY IT!!! Now, thanks to the power of the internet, you too can impress your dates and win bar bets. This hilarious video is just meant to whet your appetite. The tutorial comes after the break.
UPDATE: Just found this… HOT HOT HOT - Tuvan Throat singing hip hop video:Contact
It’s 17 years since Spencer Elden was photographed by Kirk Weddle in a swimming pool in California. The image – with the addition of a dollar bill on a fishing hook – would of course go on to achieve iconic status on the cover of Nirvana’s 1991 masterpiece Nevermind.
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I think that this video sums it up perfectly.Written by Jake Peterson - Contact
Experian Terrible and Awesome at the Same Time (or, How to Reach a Real Human in the Age of Telephone Automation)
I had some trouble with my credit due to someone else’s social security number being on my credit report. Don’t worry folks, I’m fine, it’s just my financial spirit that took a beating. I’d like to outline to you here what went wrong, and how I dealt with the credit bureau. I have to type up this report for my records anyways!
(Above artwork by Dan Perjovschi — one of my favorites from the Venice Biennale 2007. More on him later).
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Great web site + great perverts = great cover are compilation. Over 1500 album covers with some sort of nudity included can be viewed. If you are an album collector / pervert like me, you have found mecca… so lay down a small carpet, kneel, face your computer screen and start praying. Be sure to poke around the site, as it is an excellent collection of cover art in general and there are many other great cover compilations. LinkWritten by Jake Peterson - Contact
I remember my first Buckethead concert. It was probably one of the first times in my life that I got to experience some real up close avant garde rock n roll. It was very influential in my developmental years. He has always had a place in my heart. His new video is excellent… The only existing picture of Buckethead unmasked after the break. [Read more]Written by Jake Peterson - Contact