You know one thing I love. Like, really love. With all my heart. Having $10 beers in some parking lot and watching my favorite bands at the summer radio festivals. But it’s often difficult to actually make it to all these festivals. It’s a good thing at some dedicated YuuTubers have been posting the entire sets online for all of us to see. Want to watch the entire Angels & Airwaves set from Weenie Roast? Look there.
Recently I’ve gotten somewhat bored with Instagram and have been looking for someway to take it to the next level. I just discovered Cinemagram. Not only can you throw filters over your photos, but you can turn them into GIFs as well. Whoa. YOu just shoot a short video and finger paint a mask over the part you want animated. Pretty cool, eh?
And finally today… as you know MCA of the Beastie Boys died recently. Tributes have been pouring out from all over the place. I’ve seen a couple cool ones myself. How’s this one ?
Ok that’s all for me. Hope you have a nice rest of your day. Later.
On today’s show.. Sid Vicious is 55, The Dirty Heads new vid, and CBGB is now a music festival.
First off today, we’d like to wish a very happy birthday today a 55 year-old Sid Vicious. Yep, that’s right, if Sid the kid were still alive today, he would be 55-years-old. As we all know Sid died at the young age of 21 in an apartment building. If he survived all these years how do think Sid would be today? We’ll never know.
Our buddies in the Dirty Heads have just released a brand new video for their latest single. You know the Dirty Heads right? A bunch of fun dudes from Huntington Beach. Here’s a clip from Spread Too Thin.
And finally today, as everyone knows CBGB, the legendary New York City music venue, was shut down and is now a John Varvatos clothing store. I was never able to see a show there but I went to the store once to check it out. I tried to take a picture of a cool Ramones poster with my cell phone, and some little dork in a 15 hundred dollar outfit walks up to me and tells me no photos. Thats how I knew the rock was dead. But apparently the group who owns the CBGB name is trying to revive the brand by turning CBGB into a weeklong music festival in New York City. Shows will be hosted everywhere from Bowery Ballroom to The Trash Bar. Could be a good time. We’ll have to see.
On today’s episode: Tom Gabel is having a sex change, Travis Barker selling a Cadillac, and idiot ravers killed dolphins with drugs.
Hey there. I’m Eddie DaRoza and welcome to the Daily Detour.
I’m really curious how the next Against Me! album is going to sound. What, with singer Tom Gabel announcing he’s getting a sex change and turning into a women. Yeah, that’s right. Tom has announced via Rolling Stone magazine that he will be known from here on out as Laura Jane Grace, and will begin taking hormone treatments immediately. Tom says he is planning on remain married to his wife Heather. And for her part, Heather says she keeps waiting to get mad. But it just hasn’t happened yet.
Have 28 thousand dollars to blow? How about buying one of Travis Barker’s Cadillacs? Travis is selling his 1976 Cadillac El Dorado as it has just been sitting in the garage for sometime. The car has only 31,000 miles, a convertible roof, excellent condition, and if only it could talk I’m sure some great stories to tell.
And finally, I’m sure a marine wildlife park seems like a great place to have a rave. There are whales, snow cones, and tons of space. Unfortunately, it’s not. For many reasons. The first being that marine mammals use sonar to navigate and thumping electronic beats make them freak the fuck out. And also the fact that idiots like those at the Connyland Zoo festival last week feed dolphins drugs. Two dolphins from the zoo have died after overdosing on a heroin substitute. Idiots – don’t give drugs to animals, ok?
Well that’s all for me. Hope you have a nice rest of your day. Later.
Have a short update on The Darkness for you right now. The band, who happens to be none of my favorites, has just announced the name release date of their new album. Hot Cakes – that’s the name – will be released on August 21st – that’s the date. And well, that’s the news.
You guys know Howler? They are a band from Minnesota. This year they recently released their debut album titled America Give Up. I really like it and often listen to it in the morning as I walk across San Francisco on the way to work. The album has songs with names like Beach Sluts, America, Free Drunk, and This One’s Different - which happens to have a video we are premiering for you right now.
And finally today… have you seen those little Holga toy cameras they sell at Urban Outfitters? The ones that go for up to one hundred dollars, but really should be selling for about fifteen bucks? Yeah, I own a few. The thing with those cameras is they take awesome little pictures and are super fun. If it just wasn’t so darn expensive. Well I have just stumbled upon a cool little photoshop action that will replicate the look of the pictures. I designer at Equal & Opposite dot com has released a zip file you can install that will throw a similar saturation and distressed look onto your photos. Not as fun as shooting with a plastic crappy camera and film, but very useful none-the-less.
In light of MCA passing away, we thought today’s Daily Detour should look at some of our favorite old school Beastie Boys’ interviews.
1) When the Beasties released License to Ill it went straight to number one and a crew of 19 year olds had the top album in the country. They went on the Joan Rivers show for a performance and interview.
2) Riding the success of License to Ill, the Boys set out on a worldwide tour that resulted in many laws being broken, riots breaking out, and Ad-Rock getting arrested. The UK press, surprisingly, greatly exaggerated the Beasties antics and wrote what many say were flat out lies. This pissed off the band, and when they arrived they had a few things to say about it.
3) In 1989 the Beastie Boys had a few years of success and a couple worldwide tours under their belt. One afternoon they appeared on Yo! MTV Raps with Fab 5 Freddy for a tour of New York City. Some people say the band may not have been completey sober during this appearance, but that is for you decide. And how’s Mike D’s outfit??? Sick!
Holy moly did you see these pictures Terry Richardson took of Kate Upton. What a babe, right? But wait… hold on, it comes with video. Kate doing the Cat Daddy. Did you see that? Look at that! I mean, look at that! Whoa.
Nathan Williams of Wavves has been promising a video game from his band for a while now. And guess what? It’s out! The game is similar to the classic Paper Boy, except instead of throwing newspapers you though joints and dodge cops. It’s actually really fun. The game is a co-production with Vice, and live on their site if you want to check it out.
And last but not least, Dave Grohl has announced he is directing a documentary about Sound City. The studio where Nirvana, Guns N Roses, Tom Pretty, Metallica, Fleetwood Mac, and many others have recorded their seminal albums. In a letter Grohl says the doc will cover the last 20 years at the studio and with “Fucking Real.” I’ll watch it. How about you?
Ok that’s all for me have a nice rest of your day. Later.
This morning I woke up, made a nice cup of coffee, opened my curtains and went – whoa it looks like summer is here. And you know what that means – so much fun stuff to to do and so little time. I like to spend many of my Friday nights at the beach concerts up and down the California coast. After years of careful consideration I’ve narrowed my beach concerts down to three venues. The Del Mar fairgrounds, Santa Monica’s concerts on the pier, and the epic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk concerts on the bandstand. Have you ever wanted to feel like you’re living in Lost Boy’s the movie? Go to the summer concerts at the Boardwalk. Watch the show from the sand, ride the Giant Dipper, buy a carmel apple, or a gigantic Fosters beer. The boardwalk just released the summer lineup and it kicks off with Warrant. Cherry Pie baby.
Tim Armstrong of Rancid fame is making a musical web show called Rock n Roll Theater. The show stars his friends like Davey Havok, Lars Frederiksen, and others. Tim just released a new single from the show. It’s somewhat of an ode to tinseltown titled ‘Oh Hollywood.’ Check it out on Punknews.org.
And finally, when I’m bored I often stare at GIFs almost lose my mind. I’ve recently found a pretty cool GIF blog called Mr. GIF. The guy has some pretty good style, and I have no idea how he creates have of these suckers. I highly recommend you go check out if you have some spare time.
Ok that is all for me I’m definitely maybe outta here. Have a nice rest of your day. Later.
It’s finally here. The long awaited, years in the making, documentary called One Nine Nine Four about punk rock from the nineties is online. The documentary is narrated by Tony Hawk. It covers everything from the emergence of Gilman Street in the Bay Area – with bands like Operation Ivy, Green Day, and NOFX – to the Southern California scene with Bad Religion, Pennywise, Blink-182, and more. Exclusive interviews with Fat Mike, Billy Joe, Tom Delonge, Greg Graffin, and Tim Armstrong – they’re all there. The film is on YouTube right now. I’d go search around YouTube and try to find it while you can. Who knows how long it will be up.
If you’ve ever cruised around the New York City subway system you know it’s like one giant, functional work of dirty art. But have you ever really looked at the Metro Cards? They’re kind of generic, right? Well one N-Y-C artist has taken it upon herself the redesign the card. In fact, she made 20 different cards based on different districts of the city. And many of the cards are designed with real food – like the Meatpacking district. That’s burger right there. Or how about Little Italy. Yum.
And finally, now there are some pretty scary things that come out of New Jersey. Like the 108 toxic waste dumps, the most of any state. And did you know it’s the car theft capital of the world? The entire world! But I think I have found the scariest thing ever to come from New Jersey. This creepy Psychedelic anti-marijuana PSA.
Whoa. Stay away from the pot.
Ok that’s all for me. Have a nice rest of the day. Later.
One thing I’ve never quite got about the internet is how freaking popular cat videos are. People love those little guys! Befuddels my mind. Or at least it did until now. Have you heard of Skifcha the cat? What a little party animal. He loves dub step apparently. Oh yeah and that video goes for five hours. ,
Looking for a way to seriously annoy your friends and have a blast at the same time? Why not get theTurntable Rider? It’s a kit that turns your bicycle into a portable DJ booth. Hitting the brakes, riding, bouncing, grinding, peddling, all activate different sounds. You can write songs while riding. Commuting to work has never been so fun, and you’re boss will know when you’re getting to work when your a block away.
And finally, if you have some time to kill I recommend you head on over to YouTube and check out The History of Heavy Metal. A user ‘MetalRewind’ has posted the 1980s MTV documentary that features exclusive interviews with Nikki Sixx, Eddie Van Halen, Ozzy Osbourne, and many more. Every rock fan will learn a thing or two, or at least get to kick back and see what Ozzy was like when he could still speak English.
Well ok that’s all I got. Time to hit the road. Have a nice rest of your day. Later.
Tom DeLonge has hinted that he will be moving full speed ahead with Angels and Airwaves in the next year or two. Does that mean Blink-182 will take a back seat? Only time will tell!
The 70s and 80s generated some golden skateboarding artwork by guys like Duane Peters, Steve Caballero, the Z-boys, and the bones brigade. And now some iPhone cases straight out of Gleaming The Cube are available. They’re crafted out of aircraft grade aluminum and have interchangeable backplates. Grab yourself a Hosoi, Vato Rat or Ripper case and be stoked. There’s only one problem with these cases. They cost $150 bucks! Jeez.
And finally, you know those moments when you’ve gone out, hit up the bars, killed it at pool, made tons of funny jokes, all the babes love you, and you actually even brought one home? Here’s something that will help you seal the deal. Star Wars condoms! Nothings sexier that looking at a little yoda head right? Hey baby want to see my Storm Trooper. You call me Luke Skywalker and I’ll call you Jabba the Slut.