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Brain Surgeon DMX "What The Fuck Is A Barack?"

Your momma ain’t name you no damn Barack!

DMX coked out doesn't know Barack Obama

Mensa candidate and former rocket scientist (maybe that should read “rock smoker”!) DMX was interviewed in the latest issue of XXL Magazine.

When asked about the presidential race, more specifically, if the rapper knew who Barack Obama was, and that he’s a black man, he responded with this piece of wonderful eloquence:

What the fuck is a Barack?! Barack Obama. Where he from, Africa? What the fuck?! That ain’t no fuckin’ name, yo. That ain’t that nigga’s name. You can’t be serious. Barack Obama. Get the fuck outta here. Wow, Barack! The nigga’s name is Barack. Barack? Nigga named Barack Obama. What the fuck, man?! Is he serious? That ain’t his fuckin’ name. Ima tell this nigga when I see him, “Stop that bullshit. Stop that bullshit” [laughs] “That ain’t your fuckin’ name.” Your momma ain’t name you no damn Barack.

Yes, he’s serious too. Click here to check out the entire interview – it’s rather enlightening (and/ or scary) !

Thanks to the great http://www.ninjadude.com !

March 26, 2008 Posted by | Barack Obama, DMX, John McCain, _CARTOON | Leave a comment

Brain Surgeon DMX "What The Fuck Is A Barack?"

Your momma ain’t name you no damn Barack!

DMX coked out doesn't know Barack Obama

Mensa candidate and former rocket scientist (maybe that should read “rock smoker”!) DMX was interviewed in the latest issue of XXL Magazine.

When asked about the presidential race, more specifically, if the rapper knew who Barack Obama was, and that he’s a black man, he responded with this piece of wonderful eloquence:

What the fuck is a Barack?! Barack Obama. Where he from, Africa? What the fuck?! That ain’t no fuckin’ name, yo. That ain’t that nigga’s name. You can’t be serious. Barack Obama. Get the fuck outta here. Wow, Barack! The nigga’s name is Barack. Barack? Nigga named Barack Obama. What the fuck, man?! Is he serious? That ain’t his fuckin’ name. Ima tell this nigga when I see him, “Stop that bullshit. Stop that bullshit” [laughs] “That ain’t your fuckin’ name.” Your momma ain’t name you no damn Barack.

Yes, he’s serious too. Click here to check out the entire interview – it’s rather enlightening (and/ or scary) !

Thanks to the great http://www.ninjadude.com !

March 26, 2008 Posted by | Barack Obama, DMX, John McCain, _CARTOON | Leave a comment

Abbey Rude! – Lady Macca’s Porno Past

“She looks like the madam of a sleazy brothel”


A piece from Brit rag “The Sun” last year regarding the loveable, cuddly Heather Mills! The most popular woman in Britain since Myra Hindley !!

It’s really rather strange and scary, how much public perception has demonised Mills! She can have no public life in the future – maybe even any semblance of a normal life will be nigh impossible too.

I’m no fan of Heather’s. Among reasons for this, is the fact that she reminds me too much of a chick, Stacey, I met in North-East England years ago on a Stag Party weekend. I don’t mean that Stacey had the same number of legs as Heather. I was drunk of course, but I’m sure there were two legs – not three, not one, not zero.

Anyway, the worst thing was the fact that, at the end of our one night stand, Stacey gave me a case of crabs. How inconsiderate! When I opened it later, the crabs jumped out of my briefcase, ran around everywhere and scared all the passengers on the train! I think Stacey’s dad was a fisherman.

I am a big Paul fan though. He’s definitely one of my favourite Beatles. In fact, he’s definitely my fourth favourite Beatle. Fifth, if you include Pete Best.

Little Heather’s far from the first spouse (of either sex) to marry a wealthy older partner and then come away with a huge chunk of change.

Do people think Mc Cartney is some senile, innocent, fragile geezer that either never knew what he was doing, or who needs to be protected at all costs?

Macca is a notoriously shrewd businessman and was thereby able to become by far the wealthiest of the former Beatles and in fact one of the wealthiest people in Britain!

Also, Macca came from the poor streets of a rundown Liverpool during the post-war economic depression. He would have to have been been as streetwise as a street lamp!!

Macca could easily have required Mills to sign a pre-nuptial agreement – but he did not! Therefore, he had to endure the extended proceedings and potential loss of fortunes. That’s his own fault!

Do people think that just because it’s once-cuddly Beatle Paul, that his marriage will last forever?

Divorce rates are steadily high and according to UK Government stats, some 132,562 UK couples split in 2006 (the huge number of couples whose marriage has to all intents and purposes ended, but who for whatever reason do not divorce, is not included in this stat)!

Consider adding to this “standard risk” of marriage failure, the incredibly high profile of the Macca marriage. Add too the very idiosyncratic nature of Macca’s lifestyle and the inherent unique stresses and strains that presents. Add too the fact that Macca had adult children from a former marriage and consider the stresses to a marriage that normally creates. Add too the age gap between the spouses.

Therefore, let alone having to cope with the normal stresses and strains of a man and a woman living together 24/7, but having to cope with so many more difficulties and challenges, the risk of this marriage failing was always high.

Yes, therfore, even if it had been “cuddly Beatle Paul” with some virgin who’d just walked out of a nunnery, the marriage would have had a high risk of an early end!

Yet, Mills seems to get 100% of the blame for the breakdown of their marriage. Not Paul. Not the public glare. Not the unique lifestyle. Not the presence of adult children from a former marriage. Not the age gap. Not the normal marital strains!

It was fascinating then, in this context and the context of the vast potential financial gain/loss for the two parties that, as the Mc Cartney divorce case progressed, more and more revelations about Mills came across the various media channels to the Public! To the Public at large – and also of course to individual members of the Judiciary who from part of the Public and who therefore could not have avoided hearing the sordid details via some media channel!

This so-called scandalous stuff wasn’t new to the various media sources. Stories about Mills’s naughty past (allegations of having been a call-girl, porno model, etc) had been going around for years, but had in the main been hushed up when she was in the arms of Sir Paul.

Yes, amongst the allegations was one that Mills was once a “high class” call-girl! I love when idiots use the phrase “high class” in that ludicrous context! Even if, say, the Royal Queen of Holland was doing tricks for cash, even she could not then be properly referred to as “high class”!

So it seems the media rags felt they could publish this material as the divorce proceedings progressed, even though they never dared do so before!

Just look at the piece below from the Sun rag! The reporter is apparently shocked senseless at the content of what is basically a Sex Instruction Manual. It’s like these pictures came out of the sixth circle of hell and would corrupt the morals of the entire society!

This is the same Sun rag that every day has a young, often teenage, lady stripped on page 3 for the delectation of its “readers”. Of course too, it normally has lots of other nude or partially nude female shots on its inside pages.

Why the moral crusade against something Mills may have done ages ago?

Do we really believe that Macca had no inkling of Mills’s alleged dark past before he wed her?

Like anyone, Mills has free will. If she wanted to get involved in a particular kind of photography or a particular kind of work or whatever, so long as it’s not illegal or minors are not involved, it was her choice.

Furthermore, Mills was a model. Models are sometimes, or even often, involved in photoshoots where at least some nudity exists. If Mills had been a nude model for the Sun rag, they would have published her nude pictures with no qualms.

Applying moral judgment on someone else’s actions is always precarious and often hypocritical.

What about Macca himself?

Cuddly Paul came from the swinging sixties. The “Free Love” era! The Hippy era. Stories of debauched bacchanalian sex and drug orgies from the swinging sixties are commonplace even among “normal folk” who participated in the scene – let alone in the rarified world of music superstars and legendary groupies.

Is there any miniscule, remote chance that Macca may have done some naughty things some time in the past?! Why weren’t the media rushing to investigate that possibility and to find potential evidence thereof?!

So Macca’s “publicity” campaign could look like it might have involved a lot of propaganda and, potentially, disinformation!

Importantly too, of course, it’s a lot easier and a lot less dangerous to throw mud at the “despised one” of a Knight of the Realm than at the “loved one” of a Knight of the Realm!

When the court case had ended, the settlement turned out to be a lot less than that first feared by the Macca camp, when the proceedings were first announced!

Therefore, if I was cynical, I’d say the Macca “publicity” campaign worked perfectly!

I’m not cynical though!

Mills received a serious chunk of change. But what about her life?

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Heather Mills McCartney

Abbey Rude … Heather in clinch from book

By VICTORIA NEWTON
Showbiz Editor

05 Jun 2006

http://www.thesun.co.uk/

LADY Heather McCartney posed in depraved pornographic clinches which are bound to sicken her estranged husband Sir Paul and his army of fans.

The ex-model was snapped in a string of lurid scenes for a hard core German book.

Many of the images are too explicit to print in a family newspaper.

One shot shows Heather naked and smothered in baby oil as she performs a sex act on a nude male porn star. The curly-haired man is then photographed performing an act on her with the help of a sex toy.

In other shots Heather appears to act out bondage scenes with whips, handcuffs and edible underwear.

Dressed in red stockings, suspenders and a corset — and with long red-painted nails — she looks like the madam of a sleazy brothel.

She is also seen smearing herself and the male co-star with whipped cream and baby oil. In some snaps her nipples are covered with lipstick.

In other scenes, Heather and the man appear to have sex and perform sex acts while watching themselves in a mirror. And in yet more, Heather ends up naked during a game of strip poker.

The porn shoot was published in 1988 — five years before the blonde became famous after losing her leg when hit by a police motorbike.

Now 38 and mum to Sir Paul’s two-year-old Beatrice, she stopped at very little when she took part in the revolting snaps for Die Freuden Der Liebe — The Joys Of Love.

The filthy volume features 112 pages filled with pictures — and contains NO accompanying words.

Heather and Sir Paul, 63, announced last month that they were separating after just four years of marriage. Geordie-born Heather could claim up to £200million in a divorce.

Ex-Beatle Sir Paul had earlier apparently turned a blind eye to his wife’s “colourful” past — insisting it was all slurs by jealous fans and mean media commentators.

She was once even asked on a US chat show if she had ever been a prostitute, which she denied.

Days ago The Sun told how Heather was a would-be escort girl who dated rich Arabs behind the back of first hubby Alfie Karmal.

He said: “I caught her out lying over a job interview, which turned out to be an interview with an escort agency. Heather claimed she didn’t know it was an escort agency and said she thought she would just be showing clients around London.

“Under that beautiful, caring facade was a manipulative, callous and cold woman.”

Since news of their split became public, Paul has gone out of his way to defend his estranged wife. He regularly posts messages on his website attacking sections of the media for branding her a “gold-digger”.

March 26, 2008 Posted by | Chav, Heather Mills, Paul McCartney, The Beatles, _ARTICLE, _OTHER | Leave a comment

Abbey Rude! – Lady Macca’s Porno Past

“She looks like the madam of a sleazy brothel”


A piece from Brit rag “The Sun” last year regarding the loveable, cuddly Heather Mills! The most popular woman in Britain since Myra Hindley !!

It’s really rather strange and scary, how much public perception has demonised Mills! She can have no public life in the future – maybe even any semblance of a normal life will be nigh impossible too.

I’m no fan of Heather’s. Among reasons for this, is the fact that she reminds me too much of a chick, Stacey, I met in North-East England years ago on a Stag Party weekend. I don’t mean that Stacey had the same number of legs as Heather. I was drunk of course, but I’m sure there were two legs – not three, not one, not zero.

Anyway, the worst thing was the fact that, at the end of our one night stand, Stacey gave me a case of crabs. How inconsiderate! When I opened it later, the crabs jumped out of my briefcase, ran around everywhere and scared all the passengers on the train! I think Stacey’s dad was a fisherman.

I am a big Paul fan though. He’s definitely one of my favourite Beatles. In fact, he’s definitely my fourth favourite Beatle. Fifth, if you include Pete Best.

Little Heather’s far from the first spouse (of either sex) to marry a wealthy older partner and then come away with a huge chunk of change.

Do people think Mc Cartney is some senile, innocent, fragile geezer that either never knew what he was doing, or who needs to be protected at all costs?

Macca is a notoriously shrewd businessman and was thereby able to become by far the wealthiest of the former Beatles and in fact one of the wealthiest people in Britain!

Also, Macca came from the poor streets of a rundown Liverpool during the post-war economic depression. He would have to have been been as streetwise as a street lamp!!

Macca could easily have required Mills to sign a pre-nuptial agreement – but he did not! Therefore, he had to endure the extended proceedings and potential loss of fortunes. That’s his own fault!

Do people think that just because it’s once-cuddly Beatle Paul, that his marriage will last forever?

Divorce rates are steadily high and according to UK Government stats, some 132,562 UK couples split in 2006 (the huge number of couples whose marriage has to all intents and purposes ended, but who for whatever reason do not divorce, is not included in this stat)!

Consider adding to this “standard risk” of marriage failure, the incredibly high profile of the Macca marriage. Add too the very idiosyncratic nature of Macca’s lifestyle and the inherent unique stresses and strains that presents. Add too the fact that Macca had adult children from a former marriage and consider the stresses to a marriage that normally creates. Add too the age gap between the spouses.

Therefore, let alone having to cope with the normal stresses and strains of a man and a woman living together 24/7, but having to cope with so many more difficulties and challenges, the risk of this marriage failing was always high.

Yes, therfore, even if it had been “cuddly Beatle Paul” with some virgin who’d just walked out of a nunnery, the marriage would have had a high risk of an early end!

Yet, Mills seems to get 100% of the blame for the breakdown of their marriage. Not Paul. Not the public glare. Not the unique lifestyle. Not the presence of adult children from a former marriage. Not the age gap. Not the normal marital strains!

It was fascinating then, in this context and the context of the vast potential financial gain/loss for the two parties that, as the Mc Cartney divorce case progressed, more and more revelations about Mills came across the various media channels to the Public! To the Public at large – and also of course to individual members of the Judiciary who from part of the Public and who therefore could not have avoided hearing the sordid details via some media channel!

This so-called scandalous stuff wasn’t new to the various media sources. Stories about Mills’s naughty past (allegations of having been a call-girl, porno model, etc) had been going around for years, but had in the main been hushed up when she was in the arms of Sir Paul.

Yes, amongst the allegations was one that Mills was once a “high class” call-girl! I love when idiots use the phrase “high class” in that ludicrous context! Even if, say, the Royal Queen of Holland was doing tricks for cash, even she could not then be properly referred to as “high class”!

So it seems the media rags felt they could publish this material as the divorce proceedings progressed, even though they never dared do so before!

Just look at the piece below from the Sun rag! The reporter is apparently shocked senseless at the content of what is basically a Sex Instruction Manual. It’s like these pictures came out of the sixth circle of hell and would corrupt the morals of the entire society!

This is the same Sun rag that every day has a young, often teenage, lady stripped on page 3 for the delectation of its “readers”. Of course too, it normally has lots of other nude or partially nude female shots on its inside pages.

Why the moral crusade against something Mills may have done ages ago?

Do we really believe that Macca had no inkling of Mills’s alleged dark past before he wed her?

Like anyone, Mills has free will. If she wanted to get involved in a particular kind of photography or a particular kind of work or whatever, so long as it’s not illegal or minors are not involved, it was her choice.

Furthermore, Mills was a model. Models are sometimes, or even often, involved in photoshoots where at least some nudity exists. If Mills had been a nude model for the Sun rag, they would have published her nude pictures with no qualms.

Applying moral judgment on someone else’s actions is always precarious and often hypocritical.

What about Macca himself?

Cuddly Paul came from the swinging sixties. The “Free Love” era! The Hippy era. Stories of debauched bacchanalian sex and drug orgies from the swinging sixties are commonplace even among “normal folk” who participated in the scene – let alone in the rarified world of music superstars and legendary groupies.

Is there any miniscule, remote chance that Macca may have done some naughty things some time in the past?! Why weren’t the media rushing to investigate that possibility and to find potential evidence thereof?!

So Macca’s “publicity” campaign could look like it might have involved a lot of propaganda and, potentially, disinformation!

Importantly too, of course, it’s a lot easier and a lot less dangerous to throw mud at the “despised one” of a Knight of the Realm than at the “loved one” of a Knight of the Realm!

When the court case had ended, the settlement turned out to be a lot less than that first feared by the Macca camp, when the proceedings were first announced!

Therefore, if I was cynical, I’d say the Macca “publicity” campaign worked perfectly!

I’m not cynical though!

Mills received a serious chunk of change. But what about her life?

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Heather Mills McCartney

Abbey Rude … Heather in clinch from book

By VICTORIA NEWTON
Showbiz Editor

05 Jun 2006

http://www.thesun.co.uk/

LADY Heather McCartney posed in depraved pornographic clinches which are bound to sicken her estranged husband Sir Paul and his army of fans.

The ex-model was snapped in a string of lurid scenes for a hard core German book.

Many of the images are too explicit to print in a family newspaper.

One shot shows Heather naked and smothered in baby oil as she performs a sex act on a nude male porn star. The curly-haired man is then photographed performing an act on her with the help of a sex toy.

In other shots Heather appears to act out bondage scenes with whips, handcuffs and edible underwear.

Dressed in red stockings, suspenders and a corset — and with long red-painted nails — she looks like the madam of a sleazy brothel.

She is also seen smearing herself and the male co-star with whipped cream and baby oil. In some snaps her nipples are covered with lipstick.

In other scenes, Heather and the man appear to have sex and perform sex acts while watching themselves in a mirror. And in yet more, Heather ends up naked during a game of strip poker.

The porn shoot was published in 1988 — five years before the blonde became famous after losing her leg when hit by a police motorbike.

Now 38 and mum to Sir Paul’s two-year-old Beatrice, she stopped at very little when she took part in the revolting snaps for Die Freuden Der Liebe — The Joys Of Love.

The filthy volume features 112 pages filled with pictures — and contains NO accompanying words.

Heather and Sir Paul, 63, announced last month that they were separating after just four years of marriage. Geordie-born Heather could claim up to £200million in a divorce.

Ex-Beatle Sir Paul had earlier apparently turned a blind eye to his wife’s “colourful” past — insisting it was all slurs by jealous fans and mean media commentators.

She was once even asked on a US chat show if she had ever been a prostitute, which she denied.

Days ago The Sun told how Heather was a would-be escort girl who dated rich Arabs behind the back of first hubby Alfie Karmal.

He said: “I caught her out lying over a job interview, which turned out to be an interview with an escort agency. Heather claimed she didn’t know it was an escort agency and said she thought she would just be showing clients around London.

“Under that beautiful, caring facade was a manipulative, callous and cold woman.”

Since news of their split became public, Paul has gone out of his way to defend his estranged wife. He regularly posts messages on his website attacking sections of the media for branding her a “gold-digger”.

March 26, 2008 Posted by | Heather Mills, Paul Mc Cartney, The Beatles, _EDITORIAL | Leave a comment

The Ruby Suns – Sea Lion (2008)

The Ruby Suns – Sea Lion (2008)

Release Date: 4 Mar 2008 (UK/USA) / Jan 08 (NZ)
Label: Sub Pop

Let me start by gushing that this album is fucking magnificent!

Now that’s out of the way, we can regain composure!

If you thought that all that came from New Zealand were rugby players and kiwi fruits, you’d be wrong. There have in fact been some classic pop groups from that distant land down under! I’m thinking of The Chills (with the wonderful “Heavenly Pop Hit” etc) and The Mutton Birds etc. Of course too there were Split Enz and Crowded House in the more commercial pop arena!

This music is wonderfully ethereal pop. An absorbing mixture of great western influences combined with a heavy dollop of age old traditional Maori music (one of the tracks is actually sung entirely in Maori!) It reminds me a lot of Last Bastion favourites Beirut, and that’s no bad thing!

https://i2.wp.com/search.tvnz.co.nz/photogallery/images/gallery/entertainment/zorp_05.jpgSo who are these guys? Good question!

The Ruby Suns first formed in 2004 when Californian Ryan McPhun moved to Auckland and started playing in several bands such as The Brunettes and The Tokey Tones. Originally known as Ryan McPhun & the Ruby Suns, they reverted to The Ruby Suns some time in 2006.

The Ruby Suns released their debut album in 2005 and it did not garner the publicity it deserved. Nevertheless, the band persevered and in early 2007 the band embarked on their first European tour. In the latter half of 2007 the band toured with The Shins extensively throughout Australia.

The band released this, their second album, in January 2008 in New Zealand and worldwide in march 2008.

We really hope that this great album gets the acclaim it deserves!

Very soon, we want to hear The Ruby Suns being mentioned in the same breath as rugby players and kiwi fruits whenever New Zealand is spoken of!

I’m not alone here in my views on this great work! Really!! You don’t believe me? Take a gander at these reviews then!

Check here too:

Here’s the Mojo review

Mojo Magazine

The Ruby Suns – Sea Lion
2008 Lil’ Chief Records / Memphis Industries / Sub Pop

Title: n/a
Writer: Andrew Perry
Publication: Mojo Magazine
Date: March 2008

Strange things are happening… in New Zealand and beyond.

Brainchild of Ryan McPhun, a 24-year-old Californian ex-pat in Auckland, The Ruby Suns key into their (adopted) homeland’s indie psychedelic pop tradition, which seemed to peter out after Flying Nun heroes such as The Chills and The 3Ds bit the dust. If the trio’s 2005 debut was a little overly Beach Boys-focused, Sea Lion is its own beast. Here, McPhun introduces World stylings apparently absorbed while globetrotting: Oh, Mojave revamps the acoustic-rattling Tropicália of Os Mutantes’ A Minha Menina, while Tane Mahuta Afro-clashes Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s soul-elevating choral splendour with the Bhunda Boys’ ring-a-tingling guitars. Elsewhere, Ryan’s predilection for Wilsonesque harmonies, glockenspiel, etc, erupts into twinkly fairytale pop that’s bold and forward-looking in equal measure. This one’s a real brain-buster.

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There’s no denying that much of New Zealand’s popular music is heavily indebted to whatever is currently pumping out over the American airwaves. What’s far more unusual, and a whole lot more interesting, is when the cross-pollination travels in the opposite direction. With its Polynesian rhythms, strong Pacific influences and an entire song sung in Maori, Sea Lion is destined to be the most authentically “New Zealand”-sounding album you’ll hear in 2008. However, the mastermind behind this incredible album, Ryan McPhun, didn’t grow up in Grey Lynn or Dunedin. McPhun is an expatriate Californian who travelled across the vast Pacific Ocean to New Zealand, and has assimilated the sounds he found here with his three-piece psych-pop combo, The Ruby Suns.

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The Ruby Suns are a DIY cottage industry – the perfect example of how a band can function and thrive in a post-MySpace world. Ryan records and produces all of their music in his own home, and Amee meticulously crafts all of the band’s artwork. They have toured extensively throughout the US, the UK and Europe, and yet are still (happily) without a manager. Even a freak tour-van fire that destroyed all of their equipment and merchandise in 2006 didn’t stop them from continuing on with their self-organised and self-funded tour of the US.

The release of the band’s first album, The Ruby Suns, in 2005 went mostly unheralded in New Zealand, but, as Jesus himself said, “a prophet is not without honour, except in his own hometown”. In the UK, things were very different, and The Ruby Suns’ debut received numerous fine accolades from the notoriously fickle UK music press, being variously described as “sparkling multilayered sunshine pop” by Uncut and “astonishingly good” by Mojo, after being picked up and released by hip UK indie label Memphis Industries.

A successful UK tour with likeminded pop auteurs Field Music followed in the wake of the UK album release. Once again, disaster struck, and hard-drive failure laid waste to much of the material Ryan had been working on prior to leaving New Zealand. What had been painstakingly assembled over a protracted period was re-recorded in record time on their return, and within months a brand new album was finished. So successful were these sessions that the band elected to release a strictly limited edition EP, “Lichen Ears”, just to maintain momentum and justify a few more gigs around Auckland.

… Which brings us to Sea Lion, the second full-length Ruby Suns album, and the first Lil’ Chief Records release for 2008. With its title inspired by the sea lion colony visible from Highway 1, south of San Francisco, and recorded by McPhun alone in his Auckland basement, Sea Lion’s melodic musings found inspiration in the natural world and his travels within it. “Tane Mahuta,” sung entirely in Maori, is an ode to the great Waipoua forest in Northland and “Adventure Tour” tells a tale of a memorable drive through the South Island. An African influence also exerts a strong presence in the album. Not only was Ryan struck by the people (“Ole Rinka” is about a man he met in the Maasai Mara National Reserve), but he was also enamoured of the music, especially Kenyan traditional music and modern day hip-hop.

The depth and breadth of the Ruby Suns’ songs has, to no surprise, grown dramatically since their 2005 self-titled debut. The epic Sea Lion was intended to be a world music album, however reverb and psychedelic pop managed to creep back in, to create a unique mixture of exotic sounds, accomplished with an impressive array of instruments – from steel-string ukulele to djembe drums to pots and pans, all set upon a cosy cushion of synths and cassette samples. The Ruby Suns offer these words to describe their new album: “Pop music, noise, psychedelia, flamenco, South Pacific, southern Africa, home recording, hiking, travelling, animals, beaches, vegetarian food, especially falafel.”

Tracklisting

Blue Penguin
Oh, Mojave
Tane Mahuta
There Are Birds
It’s Mwangi in Front of Me
Remember
Ole Rinka
Adventure Tour
Kenya Dig It?
Morning Sun

Here be kiwi pop!

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March 26, 2008 Posted by | Music_Alternative, The Ruby Suns, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

The Ruby Suns – Sea Lion (2008)

The Ruby Suns – Sea Lion (2008)

Release Date: 4 Mar 2008 (UK/USA) / Jan 08 (NZ)
Label: Sub Pop

Let me start by gushing that this album is fucking magnificent!

Now that’s out of the way, we can regain composure!

If you thought that all that came from New Zealand were rugby players and kiwi fruits, you’d be wrong. There have in fact been some classic pop groups from that distant land down under! I’m thinking of The Chills (with the wonderful “Heavenly Pop Hit” etc) and The Mutton Birds etc. Of course too there were Split Enz and Crowded House in the more commercial pop arena!

This music is wonderfully ethereal pop. An absorbing mixture of great western influences combined with a heavy dollop of age old traditional Maori music (one of the tracks is actually sung entirely in Maori!) It reminds me a lot of Last Bastion favourites Beirut, and that’s no bad thing!

https://i2.wp.com/search.tvnz.co.nz/photogallery/images/gallery/entertainment/zorp_05.jpgSo who are these guys? Good question!

The Ruby Suns first formed in 2004 when Californian Ryan McPhun moved to Auckland and started playing in several bands such as The Brunettes and The Tokey Tones. Originally known as Ryan McPhun & the Ruby Suns, they reverted to The Ruby Suns some time in 2006.

The Ruby Suns released their debut album in 2005 and it did not garner the publicity it deserved. Nevertheless, the band persevered and in early 2007 the band embarked on their first European tour. In the latter half of 2007 the band toured with The Shins extensively throughout Australia.

The band released this, their second album, in January 2008 in New Zealand and worldwide in march 2008.

We really hope that this great album gets the acclaim it deserves!

Very soon, we want to hear The Ruby Suns being mentioned in the same breath as rugby players and kiwi fruits whenever New Zealand is spoken of!

I’m not alone here in my views on this great work! Really!! You don’t believe me? Take a gander at these reviews then!

Check here too:

Here’s the Mojo review

Mojo Magazine

The Ruby Suns – Sea Lion
2008 Lil’ Chief Records / Memphis Industries / Sub Pop

Title: n/a
Writer: Andrew Perry
Publication: Mojo Magazine
Date: March 2008

Strange things are happening… in New Zealand and beyond.

Brainchild of Ryan McPhun, a 24-year-old Californian ex-pat in Auckland, The Ruby Suns key into their (adopted) homeland’s indie psychedelic pop tradition, which seemed to peter out after Flying Nun heroes such as The Chills and The 3Ds bit the dust. If the trio’s 2005 debut was a little overly Beach Boys-focused, Sea Lion is its own beast. Here, McPhun introduces World stylings apparently absorbed while globetrotting: Oh, Mojave revamps the acoustic-rattling Tropicália of Os Mutantes’ A Minha Menina, while Tane Mahuta Afro-clashes Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s soul-elevating choral splendour with the Bhunda Boys’ ring-a-tingling guitars. Elsewhere, Ryan’s predilection for Wilsonesque harmonies, glockenspiel, etc, erupts into twinkly fairytale pop that’s bold and forward-looking in equal measure. This one’s a real brain-buster.

https://i1.wp.com/www.thewhitenoiserevisited.co.uk/images/gorilla.jpg

There’s no denying that much of New Zealand’s popular music is heavily indebted to whatever is currently pumping out over the American airwaves. What’s far more unusual, and a whole lot more interesting, is when the cross-pollination travels in the opposite direction. With its Polynesian rhythms, strong Pacific influences and an entire song sung in Maori, Sea Lion is destined to be the most authentically “New Zealand”-sounding album you’ll hear in 2008. However, the mastermind behind this incredible album, Ryan McPhun, didn’t grow up in Grey Lynn or Dunedin. McPhun is an expatriate Californian who travelled across the vast Pacific Ocean to New Zealand, and has assimilated the sounds he found here with his three-piece psych-pop combo, The Ruby Suns.

The image “https://i2.wp.com/a842.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/84/m_fd2b8875d1b3eb583f58b87ef3aa5251.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.McPhun was born and raised in the seaside town of Ventura, California, but his hunger for travel and new experiences eventually led him, via Africa and Southeast Asia, to his current home, Auckland. Having arrived in New Zealand, McPhun gathered some likeminded musicians and formed the band Ryan McPhun & The Ruby Suns in 2004. Never one to sit still, McPhun also played in various Auckland-based pop groups including The Tokey Tones, The Reduction Agents, The Nudie Suits and The Brunettes, with whom he toured the US with The Shins and Rilo Kiley in ’05. (McPhun also plays drums, percussion and background vocals on The Brunettes most recent Lil’ Chief album Structure & Cosmetics.) Initially featuring a revolving cast of local musicians, the band (now simply called The Ruby Suns) eventually coalesced to the core trio of McPhun, Amee Robinson and Imogen Taylor.

The Ruby Suns are a DIY cottage industry – the perfect example of how a band can function and thrive in a post-MySpace world. Ryan records and produces all of their music in his own home, and Amee meticulously crafts all of the band’s artwork. They have toured extensively throughout the US, the UK and Europe, and yet are still (happily) without a manager. Even a freak tour-van fire that destroyed all of their equipment and merchandise in 2006 didn’t stop them from continuing on with their self-organised and self-funded tour of the US.

The release of the band’s first album, The Ruby Suns, in 2005 went mostly unheralded in New Zealand, but, as Jesus himself said, “a prophet is not without honour, except in his own hometown”. In the UK, things were very different, and The Ruby Suns’ debut received numerous fine accolades from the notoriously fickle UK music press, being variously described as “sparkling multilayered sunshine pop” by Uncut and “astonishingly good” by Mojo, after being picked up and released by hip UK indie label Memphis Industries.

A successful UK tour with likeminded pop auteurs Field Music followed in the wake of the UK album release. Once again, disaster struck, and hard-drive failure laid waste to much of the material Ryan had been working on prior to leaving New Zealand. What had been painstakingly assembled over a protracted period was re-recorded in record time on their return, and within months a brand new album was finished. So successful were these sessions that the band elected to release a strictly limited edition EP, “Lichen Ears”, just to maintain momentum and justify a few more gigs around Auckland.

… Which brings us to Sea Lion, the second full-length Ruby Suns album, and the first Lil’ Chief Records release for 2008. With its title inspired by the sea lion colony visible from Highway 1, south of San Francisco, and recorded by McPhun alone in his Auckland basement, Sea Lion’s melodic musings found inspiration in the natural world and his travels within it. “Tane Mahuta,” sung entirely in Maori, is an ode to the great Waipoua forest in Northland and “Adventure Tour” tells a tale of a memorable drive through the South Island. An African influence also exerts a strong presence in the album. Not only was Ryan struck by the people (“Ole Rinka” is about a man he met in the Maasai Mara National Reserve), but he was also enamoured of the music, especially Kenyan traditional music and modern day hip-hop.

The depth and breadth of the Ruby Suns’ songs has, to no surprise, grown dramatically since their 2005 self-titled debut. The epic Sea Lion was intended to be a world music album, however reverb and psychedelic pop managed to creep back in, to create a unique mixture of exotic sounds, accomplished with an impressive array of instruments – from steel-string ukulele to djembe drums to pots and pans, all set upon a cosy cushion of synths and cassette samples. The Ruby Suns offer these words to describe their new album: “Pop music, noise, psychedelia, flamenco, South Pacific, southern Africa, home recording, hiking, travelling, animals, beaches, vegetarian food, especially falafel.”

Tracklisting

Blue Penguin
Oh, Mojave
Tane Mahuta
There Are Birds
It’s Mwangi in Front of Me
Remember
Ole Rinka
Adventure Tour
Kenya Dig It?
Morning Sun

Here be kiwi pop!

http://link-protector.com/440810/

or

http://link-protector.com/440428/

Thanks to the original posters


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March 26, 2008 Posted by | Music_Alternative, The Ruby Suns, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

The Ruby Suns – Sea Lion (2008)

The Ruby Suns – Sea Lion (2008)

Release Date: 4 Mar 2008 (UK/USA) / Jan 08 (NZ)
Label: Sub Pop

Let me start by gushing that this album is fucking magnificent!

Now that’s out of the way, we can regain composure!

If you thought that all that came from New Zealand were rugby players and kiwi fruits, you’d be wrong. There have in fact been some classic pop groups from that distant land down under! I’m thinking of The Chills (with the wonderful “Heavenly Pop Hit” etc) and The Mutton Birds etc. Of course too there were Split Enz and Crowded House in the more commercial pop arena!

This music is wonderfully ethereal pop. An absorbing mixture of great western influences combined with a heavy dollop of age old traditional Maori music (one of the tracks is actually sung entirely in Maori!) It reminds me a lot of Last Bastion favourites Beirut, and that’s no bad thing!

https://i2.wp.com/search.tvnz.co.nz/photogallery/images/gallery/entertainment/zorp_05.jpgSo who are these guys? Good question!

The Ruby Suns first formed in 2004 when Californian Ryan McPhun moved to Auckland and started playing in several bands such as The Brunettes and The Tokey Tones. Originally known as Ryan McPhun & the Ruby Suns, they reverted to The Ruby Suns some time in 2006.

The Ruby Suns released their debut album in 2005 and it did not garner the publicity it deserved. Nevertheless, the band persevered and in early 2007 the band embarked on their first European tour. In the latter half of 2007 the band toured with The Shins extensively throughout Australia.

The band released this, their second album, in January 2008 in New Zealand and worldwide in march 2008.

We really hope that this great album gets the acclaim it deserves!

Very soon, we want to hear The Ruby Suns being mentioned in the same breath as rugby players and kiwi fruits whenever New Zealand is spoken of!

I’m not alone here in my views on this great work! Really!! You don’t believe me? Take a gander at these reviews then!

Check here too:

Here’s the Mojo review

Mojo Magazine

The Ruby Suns – Sea Lion
2008 Lil’ Chief Records / Memphis Industries / Sub Pop

Title: n/a
Writer: Andrew Perry
Publication: Mojo Magazine
Date: March 2008

Strange things are happening… in New Zealand and beyond.

Brainchild of Ryan McPhun, a 24-year-old Californian ex-pat in Auckland, The Ruby Suns key into their (adopted) homeland’s indie psychedelic pop tradition, which seemed to peter out after Flying Nun heroes such as The Chills and The 3Ds bit the dust. If the trio’s 2005 debut was a little overly Beach Boys-focused, Sea Lion is its own beast. Here, McPhun introduces World stylings apparently absorbed while globetrotting: Oh, Mojave revamps the acoustic-rattling Tropicália of Os Mutantes’ A Minha Menina, while Tane Mahuta Afro-clashes Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s soul-elevating choral splendour with the Bhunda Boys’ ring-a-tingling guitars. Elsewhere, Ryan’s predilection for Wilsonesque harmonies, glockenspiel, etc, erupts into twinkly fairytale pop that’s bold and forward-looking in equal measure. This one’s a real brain-buster.

https://i1.wp.com/www.thewhitenoiserevisited.co.uk/images/gorilla.jpg

There’s no denying that much of New Zealand’s popular music is heavily indebted to whatever is currently pumping out over the American airwaves. What’s far more unusual, and a whole lot more interesting, is when the cross-pollination travels in the opposite direction. With its Polynesian rhythms, strong Pacific influences and an entire song sung in Maori, Sea Lion is destined to be the most authentically “New Zealand”-sounding album you’ll hear in 2008. However, the mastermind behind this incredible album, Ryan McPhun, didn’t grow up in Grey Lynn or Dunedin. McPhun is an expatriate Californian who travelled across the vast Pacific Ocean to New Zealand, and has assimilated the sounds he found here with his three-piece psych-pop combo, The Ruby Suns.

//a842.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/84/m_fd2b8875d1b3eb583f58b87ef3aa5251.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.McPhun was born and raised in the seaside town of Ventura, California, but his hunger for travel and new experiences eventually led him, via Africa and Southeast Asia, to his current home, Auckland. Having arrived in New Zealand, McPhun gathered some likeminded musicians and formed the band Ryan McPhun & The Ruby Suns in 2004. Never one to sit still, McPhun also played in various Auckland-based pop groups including The Tokey Tones, The Reduction Agents, The Nudie Suits and The Brunettes, with whom he toured the US with The Shins and Rilo Kiley in ’05. (McPhun also plays drums, percussion and background vocals on The Brunettes most recent Lil’ Chief album Structure & Cosmetics.) Initially featuring a revolving cast of local musicians, the band (now simply called The Ruby Suns) eventually coalesced to the core trio of McPhun, Amee Robinson and Imogen Taylor.

The Ruby Suns are a DIY cottage industry – the perfect example of how a band can function and thrive in a post-MySpace world. Ryan records and produces all of their music in his own home, and Amee meticulously crafts all of the band’s artwork. They have toured extensively throughout the US, the UK and Europe, and yet are still (happily) without a manager. Even a freak tour-van fire that destroyed all of their equipment and merchandise in 2006 didn’t stop them from continuing on with their self-organised and self-funded tour of the US.

The release of the band’s first album, The Ruby Suns, in 2005 went mostly unheralded in New Zealand, but, as Jesus himself said, “a prophet is not without honour, except in his own hometown”. In the UK, things were very different, and The Ruby Suns’ debut received numerous fine accolades from the notoriously fickle UK music press, being variously described as “sparkling multilayered sunshine pop” by Uncut and “astonishingly good” by Mojo, after being picked up and released by hip UK indie label Memphis Industries.

A successful UK tour with likeminded pop auteurs Field Music followed in the wake of the UK album release. Once again, disaster struck, and hard-drive failure laid waste to much of the material Ryan had been working on prior to leaving New Zealand. What had been painstakingly assembled over a protracted period was re-recorded in record time on their return, and within months a brand new album was finished. So successful were these sessions that the band elected to release a strictly limited edition EP, “Lichen Ears”, just to maintain momentum and justify a few more gigs around Auckland.

… Which brings us to Sea Lion, the second full-length Ruby Suns album, and the first Lil’ Chief Records release for 2008. With its title inspired by the sea lion colony visible from Highway 1, south of San Francisco, and recorded by McPhun alone in his Auckland basement, Sea Lion’s melodic musings found inspiration in the natural world and his travels within it. “Tane Mahuta,” sung entirely in Maori, is an ode to the great Waipoua forest in Northland and “Adventure Tour” tells a tale of a memorable drive through the South Island. An African influence also exerts a strong presence in the album. Not only was Ryan struck by the people (“Ole Rinka” is about a man he met in the Maasai Mara National Reserve), but he was also enamoured of the music, especially Kenyan traditional music and modern day hip-hop.

The depth and breadth of the Ruby Suns’ songs has, to no surprise, grown dramatically since their 2005 self-titled debut. The epic Sea Lion was intended to be a world music album, however reverb and psychedelic pop managed to creep back in, to create a unique mixture of exotic sounds, accomplished with an impressive array of instruments – from steel-string ukulele to djembe drums to pots and pans, all set upon a cosy cushion of synths and cassette samples. The Ruby Suns offer these words to describe their new album: “Pop music, noise, psychedelia, flamenco, South Pacific, southern Africa, home recording, hiking, travelling, animals, beaches, vegetarian food, especially falafel.”

Tracklisting

Blue Penguin
Oh, Mojave
Tane Mahuta
There Are Birds
It’s Mwangi in Front of Me
Remember
Ole Rinka
Adventure Tour
Kenya Dig It?
Morning Sun

Here be kiwi pop!

http://link-protector.com/440810/

or

http://link-protector.com/440428/

Thanks to the original posters


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March 26, 2008 Posted by | Music_Alternative, The Ruby Suns, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Art in Manila – Set the Woods on Fire (2007)

Art in Manila – Set the Woods on Fire (2007)

Avg. of 200 kbps vbr mp3
Released Aug. 7, 2007 on Saddle Creek

Art in Manila is the latest progeny of Omaha, Nebraska’s Saddle Creek label.

The sextet is comprised of former Azure Ray starlet Orenda Fink on vocals and guitar, Adrianne Verhoeven on keys and vocals, Dan McCarthy on keys, Steve Bartolomei on guitar, Ryan Fox on bass, and Corey Broman on drums.

The band’s debut LP, Set the Woods on Fire, was released last August, just prior to the band’s tour supporting Rilo Kiley.

When Azure Ray, Fink’s ethereal pop duo with fellow Alabaman Maria Taylor, disbanded in 2004, she amped up the country with her solo offering, Invisible Ones, a contemplation on spirituality filled with death and God and maybe redemption — “prophets, pimps, angels, whores,” as she sang — and plenty of Southern Gothic heaviness. Check it out HERE!

With Art in Manila, Orenda turns her voice, which is still pure like a bell and richly sad like red wine, to similar subjects (mostly the soul and its torments).

Her band, cobbled together from people she toured with solo, makes it all seem less lonely. More passionate numbers such as “Spirit, Run” and the acoustic beauty “The Abomination” bear this out clearly, but even on pieces of gorgeous sorrow like album bookends “Time Gets Us All” and “The Game,” there’s the sense that not all is lost because even poor Orenda has someone to keep her company.

Art in Manila was originally going to be called Art Bell, after the creator of and the radio voice behind late-night syndicated talk show, Coast to Coast AM. The famed broadcaster, who officially retired from the show July 1, is famous for delivering commentary dealing with paranormal phenomena like ghosts and UFOs. Although the subject matter seemed to fit the aesthetic of the band, there were potential legal issues, so the band name was changed to make reference to Bell’s 2006 tenure in the Philippines.

Tracklisting

1. Time Gets Us All

2. Our Addictions

3. The Abomination

4. I Thought I Was Free

5. Set the Woods on Fire

6. Golden Dawn

7. Anything You Love

8. The Sweat Descends (written by Les Savy Fav)

9. Spirit, Run

10. Precious Pearl

11. The Game

www.myspace.com/artinmanila

Here be Barton Fink’s sis:

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=BTHTKV6V

Thanks to the original poster

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March 26, 2008 Posted by | Art in Manila, Music_Alternative, Orenda Fink, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Art in Manila – Set the Woods on Fire (2007)

Art in Manila – Set the Woods on Fire (2007)

Avg. of 200 kbps vbr mp3
Released Aug. 7, 2007 on Saddle Creek

Art in Manila is the latest progeny of Omaha, Nebraska’s Saddle Creek label.

The sextet is comprised of former Azure Ray starlet Orenda Fink on vocals and guitar, Adrianne Verhoeven on keys and vocals, Dan McCarthy on keys, Steve Bartolomei on guitar, Ryan Fox on bass, and Corey Broman on drums.

The band’s debut LP, Set the Woods on Fire, was released last August, just prior to the band’s tour supporting Rilo Kiley.

When Azure Ray, Fink’s ethereal pop duo with fellow Alabaman Maria Taylor, disbanded in 2004, she amped up the country with her solo offering, Invisible Ones, a contemplation on spirituality filled with death and God and maybe redemption — “prophets, pimps, angels, whores,” as she sang — and plenty of Southern Gothic heaviness. Check it out HERE!

With Art in Manila, Orenda turns her voice, which is still pure like a bell and richly sad like red wine, to similar subjects (mostly the soul and its torments).

Her band, cobbled together from people she toured with solo, makes it all seem less lonely. More passionate numbers such as “Spirit, Run” and the acoustic beauty “The Abomination” bear this out clearly, but even on pieces of gorgeous sorrow like album bookends “Time Gets Us All” and “The Game,” there’s the sense that not all is lost because even poor Orenda has someone to keep her company.

Art in Manila was originally going to be called Art Bell, after the creator of and the radio voice behind late-night syndicated talk show, Coast to Coast AM. The famed broadcaster, who officially retired from the show July 1, is famous for delivering commentary dealing with paranormal phenomena like ghosts and UFOs. Although the subject matter seemed to fit the aesthetic of the band, there were potential legal issues, so the band name was changed to make reference to Bell’s 2006 tenure in the Philippines.

Tracklisting

1. Time Gets Us All

2. Our Addictions

3. The Abomination

4. I Thought I Was Free

5. Set the Woods on Fire

6. Golden Dawn

7. Anything You Love

8. The Sweat Descends (written by Les Savy Fav)

9. Spirit, Run

10. Precious Pearl

11. The Game

www.myspace.com/artinmanila

Here be Barton Fink’s sis:

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=BTHTKV6V

Thanks to the original poster

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March 26, 2008 Posted by | Art in Manila, Music_Alternative, Orenda Fink, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Art in Manila – Set the Woods on Fire (2007)

Art in Manila – Set the Woods on Fire (2007)

Avg. of 200 kbps vbr mp3
Released Aug. 7, 2007 on Saddle Creek

Art in Manila is the latest progeny of Omaha, Nebraska’s Saddle Creek label.

The sextet is comprised of former Azure Ray starlet Orenda Fink on vocals and guitar, Adrianne Verhoeven on keys and vocals, Dan McCarthy on keys, Steve Bartolomei on guitar, Ryan Fox on bass, and Corey Broman on drums.

The band’s debut LP, Set the Woods on Fire, was released last August, just prior to the band’s tour supporting Rilo Kiley.

When Azure Ray, Fink’s ethereal pop duo with fellow Alabaman Maria Taylor, disbanded in 2004, she amped up the country with her solo offering, Invisible Ones, a contemplation on spirituality filled with death and God and maybe redemption — “prophets, pimps, angels, whores,” as she sang — and plenty of Southern Gothic heaviness. Check it out HERE!

With Art in Manila, Orenda turns her voice, which is still pure like a bell and richly sad like red wine, to similar subjects (mostly the soul and its torments).

Her band, cobbled together from people she toured with solo, makes it all seem less lonely. More passionate numbers such as “Spirit, Run” and the acoustic beauty “The Abomination” bear this out clearly, but even on pieces of gorgeous sorrow like album bookends “Time Gets Us All” and “The Game,” there’s the sense that not all is lost because even poor Orenda has someone to keep her company.

Art in Manila was originally going to be called Art Bell, after the creator of and the radio voice behind late-night syndicated talk show, Coast to Coast AM. The famed broadcaster, who officially retired from the show July 1, is famous for delivering commentary dealing with paranormal phenomena like ghosts and UFOs. Although the subject matter seemed to fit the aesthetic of the band, there were potential legal issues, so the band name was changed to make reference to Bell’s 2006 tenure in the Philippines.

Tracklisting

1. Time Gets Us All

2. Our Addictions

3. The Abomination

4. I Thought I Was Free

5. Set the Woods on Fire

6. Golden Dawn

7. Anything You Love

8. The Sweat Descends (written by Les Savy Fav)

9. Spirit, Run

10. Precious Pearl

11. The Game

www.myspace.com/artinmanila

Here be Barton Fink’s sis:

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=BTHTKV6V

Thanks to the original poster

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March 26, 2008 Posted by | Art in Manila, Music_Alternative, Orenda Fink, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Orenda Fink – Invisible Ones (2005)


Orenda Fink – Invisible Ones (2005)

mp3 @ 192 kbps

I remember years ago having to endure a dumb movie called Barton Fink with scenery chewing monster John Turturro and directed by those Coen Brother idiots. I hope this is not the sister of the eponymous character!

I seem to remember that Barton Fink won the Palme D’Or at Cannes. Why do these dumb committees – most recently Oscars – persevere with giving prizes to the Coens? Wake up and see the Emperor’s got new clothes!

Fear not, Cormac Mc Carthy fans, this has nothing to do with those Coen Brother idiots! Orenda is currently the lead singer in the rather good Art in Manila, recent progeny of Omaha, Nebraska’s Saddle Creek label.

Orenda has a long history in the world of indie music. Fink was half of the Southern dream pop duo Azure Ray from 2001 to 2004. She is also a former member of Now It’s Overhead, another Saddle Creek band. She is married to Todd Fink (formerly Todd Baechle – WTF, did he change his name upon marriage?!) of The Faint, another Saddle Creek band.

I guess she just loves anything to do with Saddle Creek!!

In 2006, she formed Art in Manila, originally named Art Bell. The band’s debut album Set the Woods on Fire was released on Saddle Creek on August 7, 2007.

Invisible Ones was her full first full-length solo album and was released on August 23rd, 2005.

Tracklisting

1. Leave It All

2. Invisible Ones Guard The Gate

3. Bloodline

4. Blind Asylum

5. Les Invisibles

6. Miracle Worker

7. No Evolution

8. Dirty South

9. Easter Island

10. Animal

Here be Barton Fink’s sis:

http://sharebee.com/fcd5ed62

Thanks to the original poster

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March 26, 2008 Posted by | Art in Manila, Music_Alternative, Orenda Fink, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Orenda Fink – Invisible Ones (2005)


Orenda Fink – Invisible Ones (2005)

mp3 @ 192 kbps

I remember years ago having to endure a dumb movie called Barton Fink with scenery chewing monster John Turturro and directed by those Coen Brother idiots. I hope this is not the sister of the eponymous character!

I seem to remember that Barton Fink won the Palme D’Or at Cannes. Why do these dumb committees – most recently Oscars – persevere with giving prizes to the Coens? Wake up and see the Emperor’s got new clothes!

Fear not, Cormac Mc Carthy fans, this has nothing to do with those Coen Brother idiots! Orenda is currently the lead singer in the rather good Art in Manila, recent progeny of Omaha, Nebraska’s Saddle Creek label.

Orenda has a long history in the world of indie music. Fink was half of the Southern dream pop duo Azure Ray from 2001 to 2004. She is also a former member of Now It’s Overhead, another Saddle Creek band. She is married to Todd Fink (formerly Todd Baechle – WTF, did he change his name upon marriage?!) of The Faint, another Saddle Creek band.

I guess she just loves anything to do with Saddle Creek!!

In 2006, she formed Art in Manila, originally named Art Bell. The band’s debut album Set the Woods on Fire was released on Saddle Creek on August 7, 2007.

Invisible Ones was her full first full-length solo album and was released on August 23rd, 2005.

Tracklisting

1. Leave It All

2. Invisible Ones Guard The Gate

3. Bloodline

4. Blind Asylum

5. Les Invisibles

6. Miracle Worker

7. No Evolution

8. Dirty South

9. Easter Island

10. Animal

Here be Barton Fink’s sis:

http://sharebee.com/fcd5ed62

Thanks to the original poster

The image “https://i0.wp.com/myimg.info/thumbs/opt0447042001205737261x.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

March 26, 2008 Posted by | Art in Manila, Music_Alternative, Orenda Fink, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Orenda Fink – Invisible Ones (2005)


Orenda Fink – Invisible Ones (2005)

mp3 @ 192 kbps

I remember years ago having to endure a dumb movie called Barton Fink with scenery chewing monster John Turturro and directed by those Coen Brother idiots. I hope this is not the sister of the eponymous character!

I seem to remember that Barton Fink won the Palme D’Or at Cannes. Why do these dumb committees – most recently Oscars – persevere with giving prizes to the Coens? Wake up and see the Emperor’s got new clothes!

Fear not, Cormac Mc Carthy fans, this has nothing to do with those Coen Brother idiots! Orenda is currently the lead singer in the rather good Art in Manila, recent progeny of Omaha, Nebraska’s Saddle Creek label.

Orenda has a long history in the world of indie music. Fink was half of the Southern dream pop duo Azure Ray from 2001 to 2004. She is also a former member of Now It’s Overhead, another Saddle Creek band. She is married to Todd Fink (formerly Todd Baechle – WTF, did he change his name upon marriage?!) of The Faint, another Saddle Creek band.

I guess she just loves anything to do with Saddle Creek!!

In 2006, she formed Art in Manila, originally named Art Bell. The band’s debut album Set the Woods on Fire was released on Saddle Creek on August 7, 2007.

Invisible Ones was her full first full-length solo album and was released on August 23rd, 2005.

Tracklisting

1. Leave It All

2. Invisible Ones Guard The Gate

3. Bloodline

4. Blind Asylum

5. Les Invisibles

6. Miracle Worker

7. No Evolution

8. Dirty South

9. Easter Island

10. Animal

Here be Barton Fink’s sis:

http://sharebee.com/fcd5ed62

Thanks to the original poster

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March 26, 2008 Posted by | Art in Manila, Music_Alternative, Orenda Fink, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Gary Louris (The Jayhawks) – Vagabonds (2008)

Gary Louris – Vagabonds (2008)

Release Date: February 19, 2008
Codec: MPEG 1 Layer III
Settings: 174 kbps V2 VBR / 44100 Hz / Joint Stereo
Total Size: 54,33 MB
Total Length: 00:43:43

Through his two-decade stint as singer, guitarist and principal songwriter of The Jayhawks and as a member of alt-supergroup Golden Smog, Gary Louris has built a deeply compelling body of music whose artistry and integrity has earned him a loyal audience and the respect of critics and his peers.

With his solo debut, Vagabonds, Louris steps out to deliver some of his most evocative and personal music yet with the aid of Black Crowes frontman and longtime fan, Chris Robinson, who co-produced the album’s organically soulful performances.

Louris’s trademark introspection and uplift is reflected on the standout True Blue, which offers a compelling blend of acoustic and electric textures.

The title track acts as the musical and conceptual centerpiece of the record, with bittersweet, vivid imagery and a surging vocal chorus featuring Robinson, Susanna Hoffs and Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley. Natural, resonating collaborations such as these are at the heart of Vagabonds.


Tracklisting

1. True Blue
2. Omaha Nights
3. To Die A Happy Man
4. She Only Calls Me On Sundays
5. We’ll Get By
6. Black Grass
7. I Wanna Get High
8. Vagabonds
9. D.C. Blues
10. Meandering

http://www.shareonall.com/va6ab0nd5_pjvj.rar

pass: www.dancingmokey.com

Thanks to solitaire

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March 26, 2008 Posted by | Gary Louris, Music_AltCountry, Music_Alternative, Rilo Kiley, The Jayhawks, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Gary Louris (The Jayhawks) – Vagabonds (2008)

Gary Louris – Vagabonds (2008)

Release Date: February 19, 2008
Codec: MPEG 1 Layer III
Settings: 174 kbps V2 VBR / 44100 Hz / Joint Stereo
Total Size: 54,33 MB
Total Length: 00:43:43

Through his two-decade stint as singer, guitarist and principal songwriter of The Jayhawks and as a member of alt-supergroup Golden Smog, Gary Louris has built a deeply compelling body of music whose artistry and integrity has earned him a loyal audience and the respect of critics and his peers.

With his solo debut, Vagabonds, Louris steps out to deliver some of his most evocative and personal music yet with the aid of Black Crowes frontman and longtime fan, Chris Robinson, who co-produced the album’s organically soulful performances.

Louris’s trademark introspection and uplift is reflected on the standout True Blue, which offers a compelling blend of acoustic and electric textures.

The title track acts as the musical and conceptual centerpiece of the record, with bittersweet, vivid imagery and a surging vocal chorus featuring Robinson, Susanna Hoffs and Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley. Natural, resonating collaborations such as these are at the heart of Vagabonds.


Tracklisting

1. True Blue
2. Omaha Nights
3. To Die A Happy Man
4. She Only Calls Me On Sundays
5. We’ll Get By
6. Black Grass
7. I Wanna Get High
8. Vagabonds
9. D.C. Blues
10. Meandering

http://www.shareonall.com/va6ab0nd5_pjvj.rar

pass: www.dancingmokey.com

Thanks to solitaire

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March 26, 2008 Posted by | Gary Louris, Music_AltCountry, Music_Alternative, Rilo Kiley, The Jayhawks, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Gary Louris (The Jayhawks) – Vagabonds (2008)

Gary Louris – Vagabonds (2008)

Release Date: February 19, 2008
Codec: MPEG 1 Layer III
Settings: 174 kbps V2 VBR / 44100 Hz / Joint Stereo
Total Size: 54,33 MB
Total Length: 00:43:43

Through his two-decade stint as singer, guitarist and principal songwriter of The Jayhawks and as a member of alt-supergroup Golden Smog, Gary Louris has built a deeply compelling body of music whose artistry and integrity has earned him a loyal audience and the respect of critics and his peers.

With his solo debut, Vagabonds, Louris steps out to deliver some of his most evocative and personal music yet with the aid of Black Crowes frontman and longtime fan, Chris Robinson, who co-produced the album’s organically soulful performances.

Louris’s trademark introspection and uplift is reflected on the standout True Blue, which offers a compelling blend of acoustic and electric textures.

The title track acts as the musical and conceptual centerpiece of the record, with bittersweet, vivid imagery and a surging vocal chorus featuring Robinson, Susanna Hoffs and Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley. Natural, resonating collaborations such as these are at the heart of Vagabonds.


Tracklisting

1. True Blue
2. Omaha Nights
3. To Die A Happy Man
4. She Only Calls Me On Sundays
5. We’ll Get By
6. Black Grass
7. I Wanna Get High
8. Vagabonds
9. D.C. Blues
10. Meandering

http://www.shareonall.com/va6ab0nd5_pjvj.rar

pass: www.dancingmokey.com

Thanks to solitaire

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March 26, 2008 Posted by | Gary Louris, Music_AltCountry, Music_Alternative, Rilo Kiley, The Jayhawks, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Heather Mills’ lie about being offered Peerage

Multi millionaire (since last month!), alleged ex-pornstar, alleged ex-hooker, (alleged by the Macca publicity machine anyway!) Heather Mills is back with more madness!

You can’t help but love this chick, huh!

I am a big Paul fan though. He’s definitely one of my favourite Beatles. In fact, he’s definitely my fourth favourite Beatle. Fifth, if you include Pete Best.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Heather Mills’ lie about being offered peerage revealed

Heather Mills
LONDON: Heather Mills’ reputation has been dealt another blow after it was revealed that she fibbed about former British PM Tony Blair offering her a peerage.

Mills had been bragging that she had been promised a “people’s peer” gong in 2001.

According to her, the title was being bestowed on her at Blair’s behest with support from a Lord Macdonald – before she became a ‘Lady’ on her marriage to Sir Paul McCartney.

Mills went so far as to claim that she was still undecided about whether to become Baroness Mills because it was “a bit odd”, the Sun reported.

Now, an ITV documentary has lined up Labour peers who rubbish Mills’ claim.

The programme, named McCartney vs McCartney: The Ex Files , tracked down all three Labour Lords with names like Macdonald and none could recall even meeting her.

Mills had made the claim to Sunday Times writer Jasper Gerard, who was flabbergasted that a commoner would be offered peerage.

“I was pretty gobsmacked that somebody who was essentially just a model and a bit of a part-time campaigner best known for being Paul McCartney’s girlfriend should be offered a peerage,” the Sun quoted Gerard as saying.

March 26, 2008 Posted by | Heather Mills, Paul Mc Cartney, The Beatles, _EDITORIAL | Leave a comment

Fletch Presents Eminem – Diary Of Madman (2008)

Fletch Presents Eminem – Diary Of Madman (2008)

Surprisingly, “Diary Of Madman” is not a collection of dumb musings from GW Bush covering the five years of the “war” in Irakkk!

No, here’s Seamus Heaney’s favourite rapper.

Yes, it’s Marshall Bruce Mathers III, who too is Seamus Heaney’s biggest fan!

Shady’s been in hibernation for a few years now. This is perhaps linked to his “dependency on sleep medication”! However, MnM’s about to wake up soon, apparently.

Yes, there’s an impending fifth solo album rumoured for this year.

Also, as announced recently by NME, Eminem will release an autobiography, The Way I Am, in October 2008. The autobiography will be ghost written by Seamus Heaney. However the only hoe Seamus has ever heard off is a triangular shaped gardening implement, so I foresee some “lost in translation” complications with their collaboration!!

Tracklisting:

01. Intro
02. 911
03. Hip hop
04. Tylenol island
05. 5 star generals
06. Think big
07. Rush ya click
08. Filthy
09. Words are weapons
10. Its ok
11. Pick it up
12. Hate me now
13. Bust a nutt
14. Its only fair to warn
15. Phone tap
16. Light speed
17. The watcher
18. Turn me loose
19. Get back
20. Trife thieves
21. Three sixty five
22. Rap olympics pt. 1
23. Rap olympics pt. 2
24. Rap olympics pt. 3
25. Rap olympics pt. 4
26. Rap olympics pt. 5
27. The farm club
28. Till hell freezes over
29. Anger management
30. I remember
31. All i see
32. Desperados
33. Keepin it raw
34. Watch dess
35. Murder she wrote
36. Wanksta
37. Hustlers hardcore
38. You must be crazy
39. Shes the one
40. Rap city da basement
41. Emulate
42. Fubba u cubba cubba
43. Welcome to detroit city
44. Rabbit run
45. Quitter
46. Hellbound
47. Throwin’ words out
48. Kids
49. Stimulate
50. Outro

Here be madness:


Eminem-DoAMadman

Thanks to the original poster

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March 26, 2008 Posted by | Eminem, Music_HipHop, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Fletch Presents Eminem – Diary Of Madman (2008)

Fletch Presents Eminem – Diary Of Madman (2008)

Surprisingly, “Diary Of Madman” is not a collection of dumb musings from GW Bush covering the five years of the “war” in Irakkk!

No, here’s Seamus Heaney’s favourite rapper.

Yes, it’s Marshall Bruce Mathers III, who too is Seamus Heaney’s biggest fan!

Shady’s been in hibernation for a few years now. This is perhaps linked to his “dependency on sleep medication”! However, MnM’s about to wake up soon, apparently.

Yes, there’s an impending fifth solo album rumoured for this year.

Also, as announced recently by NME, Eminem will release an autobiography, The Way I Am, in October 2008. The autobiography will be ghost written by Seamus Heaney. However the only hoe Seamus has ever heard off is a triangular shaped gardening implement, so I foresee some “lost in translation” complications with their collaboration!!

Tracklisting:

01. Intro
02. 911
03. Hip hop
04. Tylenol island
05. 5 star generals
06. Think big
07. Rush ya click
08. Filthy
09. Words are weapons
10. Its ok
11. Pick it up
12. Hate me now
13. Bust a nutt
14. Its only fair to warn
15. Phone tap
16. Light speed
17. The watcher
18. Turn me loose
19. Get back
20. Trife thieves
21. Three sixty five
22. Rap olympics pt. 1
23. Rap olympics pt. 2
24. Rap olympics pt. 3
25. Rap olympics pt. 4
26. Rap olympics pt. 5
27. The farm club
28. Till hell freezes over
29. Anger management
30. I remember
31. All i see
32. Desperados
33. Keepin it raw
34. Watch dess
35. Murder she wrote
36. Wanksta
37. Hustlers hardcore
38. You must be crazy
39. Shes the one
40. Rap city da basement
41. Emulate
42. Fubba u cubba cubba
43. Welcome to detroit city
44. Rabbit run
45. Quitter
46. Hellbound
47. Throwin’ words out
48. Kids
49. Stimulate
50. Outro

Here be madness:


Eminem-DoAMadman

Thanks to the original poster

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March 26, 2008 Posted by | Eminem, Music_HipHop, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Fletch Presents Eminem – Diary Of Madman (2008)

Fletch Presents Eminem – Diary Of Madman (2008)

Surprisingly, “Diary Of Madman” is not a collection of dumb musings from GW Bush covering the five years of the “war” in Irakkk!

No, here’s Seamus Heaney’s favourite rapper.

Yes, it’s Marshall Bruce Mathers III, who too is Seamus Heaney’s biggest fan!

Shady’s been in hibernation for a few years now. This is perhaps linked to his “dependency on sleep medication”! However, MnM’s about to wake up soon, apparently.

Yes, there’s an impending fifth solo album rumoured for this year.

Also, as announced recently by NME, Eminem will release an autobiography, The Way I Am, in October 2008. The autobiography will be ghost written by Seamus Heaney. However the only hoe Seamus has ever heard off is a triangular shaped gardening implement, so I foresee some “lost in translation” complications with their collaboration!!

Tracklisting:

01. Intro
02. 911
03. Hip hop
04. Tylenol island
05. 5 star generals
06. Think big
07. Rush ya click
08. Filthy
09. Words are weapons
10. Its ok
11. Pick it up
12. Hate me now
13. Bust a nutt
14. Its only fair to warn
15. Phone tap
16. Light speed
17. The watcher
18. Turn me loose
19. Get back
20. Trife thieves
21. Three sixty five
22. Rap olympics pt. 1
23. Rap olympics pt. 2
24. Rap olympics pt. 3
25. Rap olympics pt. 4
26. Rap olympics pt. 5
27. The farm club
28. Till hell freezes over
29. Anger management
30. I remember
31. All i see
32. Desperados
33. Keepin it raw
34. Watch dess
35. Murder she wrote
36. Wanksta
37. Hustlers hardcore
38. You must be crazy
39. Shes the one
40. Rap city da basement
41. Emulate
42. Fubba u cubba cubba
43. Welcome to detroit city
44. Rabbit run
45. Quitter
46. Hellbound
47. Throwin’ words out
48. Kids
49. Stimulate
50. Outro

Here be madness:


Eminem-DoAMadman

Thanks to the original poster

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March 26, 2008 Posted by | Eminem, Music_HipHop, _MUSIC | Leave a comment