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Saturday, December 4, 2010

The Monster YouTube Club, Volume 1

We all spend so much time making fun of crazy people who document their lives on the Internet that sometimes I think we forget that we are also, ourselves, crazy people who document our lives on the Internet. That's why this morning I put out a call for Monsters who also operated YouTube accounts; I knew I wasn't the only one. And I'm not!

But I'm writing this fucking post, so I might as well go first. For two years I have been writing/animating a web series called Rock and Sock and Robot, which is rapidly approaching 100 episodes. Here's a recent one:

But enough about me, what about you? Did you know Maisonaise has a YouTube channel? Here is a video about how Russians have weird sense of humor:

Jake McKay has a YouTube channel too, and he does a lot of different things, including animation that is better than my animation which is why I'm not embedding that shit! But I'm pretty sure you guys get how the Internet works and you can click through if you want.

Chris Trash even has a YouTube channel, which I forced him to make active today! Here is his first video!

Finally, here's a stop motion video from LulaCrazyGirl!

Yayyy creativity! If you are one of those godforsaken YouTubers as well, let me know on Twitter or in the comments, so that there can actually be a volume 2 of this thing.

Concert's Corner: Concert Log #1

Occasional Concert Logs, Reviews, Videos, MP3s, gifs, and anything else that fuels my addiction.

Concert Log #1:

Who: Brendan Benson and the Posies
Where: Club Nokia in Los Angeles
When: Friday, December 3rd, 2010
Brendan Benson (also known as "the other singer in the Raconteurs") put on a great show to a mostly empty house (350 people / 2300 capacity). He would have been better served playing a more intimate venue.
I've been a fan of Brendan Benson since I first downloaded "Cold Hands, Warm Heart" from Stereogum way back in 2005. He has knack for writing great Power Pop Songs that hook you in, lodge themselves in your brain and get stuck for days.

Enjoy Garbage Day from his latest Album My Old Familiar Friend.

I have to admit to not really knowing much of anything about the Posies. I never got around to looking them up prior to the show and was pleasantly surprised by the fact that I didn't hate their music.

In Conclusion, we should all be so lucky to find something in this world we enjoy as much as this guy enjoyed the Posies.

Next Week: A Super Indie Xmas. Be prepared for some Yacht Rock vs. Coppola Soundtrack Band Reviews and maybe some emo fashion tips from the tweens I'm sure to be outnumbered by.

Just The Tip - Volume 1

I'm sure many monsters, myself included, send incessant tips to Gabe that never make it onto the videogum presses. Sometimes it's a tragedy of epic proportions, I'm sure (much like a recent event in history involving airplanes and skyscrapers that I can't quite remember right now but I'm sure is significant). Gabe must curate the site, fair enough. As monsters just doing this for fun though, we have no editorial integrity to follow.

So, without further adieu, I present Just The Tip, a place to collect all the lonely, missed, not quite perfect videogum tips. And the first one came from me, many months ago. I think it's wonderful, but Gabe didn't agree with me. Full disclosure: I play this song A LOT.

Sigh. LOVE. Please send me your forgotten tips (! They have a home here now.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Things Gabe Didn't Get Around To This Week: 12/3/10

Welcome to the first installment of "Things Gabe Didn't Get Around To This Week", sponsored by Monster Energy™.

This week, Gabe neglected to Re-Cap America's Fastest Growing Real-i-tv™ sensation, "America's Got Healthcare". In his stead, we now present our re-cap for "America's Got Healthcare" for the week of 12/3/10:

Here's a rundown of what happened this week:

Hello, America! This is Barack Obama and THIS is...(crowd chants along) AMERICA'S GOT HEALTHCARE! You know how it works, America! We bring up a crop of people who need healthcare and our panel of celebrity judges decides who moves on to the next round and, say it with me, (crowd chants along) "GETS FREE HEALTHCARE!". Now this week things are heating up. There are only 3 more spots left and a whole new batch of contestants so let's get things started! Let's bring out our first contestant...Edith Jackson!


Now, Edith here is a maid for a family in Savannah, Georgia. In her spare time she enjoys being a stereotype and writing letters to magazines. Do your thang, Edith!

WHAT'S UP, D.C?!?!?!?! (HOOTING, HOLLERING) Can you all say "cataracts"?! (LACKLUSTER CHANT OF "CATARACTS"). I CAN'T HEAR YOU! I SAID, "CAN Y'ALL SAY CATARACTS?!" (PEOPLE LOSING THEIR SHIT AND SAYING CATARACTS!). No, seriously. I can't hear you guys...cause in addition to the cataracts my hearing is nearly gone. I need at least one hearing aid. Also, I have athlete's foot, I think. And...what else? Um, my back hurts a lot. That's not too good. I have to use a heating pad. I think that's about it really...goodnight!


BRITISH FAT GUY: Look, Edith. I appreciate your enthusiasm. You have a real "rappin' Granny" type spirit about you and if this were a casting call for some Adam Sandler movie I'd say yes. (audience boos and hisses) But I don't see any blood or bruises, you are standing on your own without aid and you can still form nearly full sentences so...I'm going to have to pass. (audience boos and hisses)
DAVID HASSELHOFF: Well, I was going to say no for similar reasons to other sane judge but...apparently the audience didn't enjoy his comments too much and I can't afford anymore bad P.R. So....yes?

Haha! Congrats, Edith. Ok. Well, let's take a quick break and see who will be joining Edith in the Winner's Circle aka Dr. Syndey Goldberg's Family Practice in Biloxi, Mississippi. Thanks for sponsoring us, Doc and don't forget while you are in Biloxi to check out Dr. Goldberg's Family Practice. "He'll cure your Biloxi blacks AND BLUES". We'll be right back.

GIFs That Keep on Giving

As taken from this lovely post. Enjoy y'all!

Ludacris' "Word of Mouf'" Discussion Questions

On Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges’ 2001 release, “Word of Mouf,” the artist encourages us to, “Read between the fine print, think about lyrical content.” With that in mind, I present these discussion questions:

1) Coming 2 America

a. Discuss the line “I pack more nuts than Delta Airlines” in light of post-9/11 security policies.

2) Rollout (My Business)

a. Examine the barrage of questions as it relates to the attainment of wealth for wealth’s sake, particularly the couplet, “Now tell me who's your housekeeper and what you keep in your house?/ What about diamonds and gold, is that what you keep in your mouf [sic]?”

b. Discuss Mr. Bridge’s commentary on traditional rhyme scheme in his choice of rhyming “bag” with “bag,” “room” with “room,” and “case” with “case.”

3) Go 2 Sleep

a. Making hoes “go to sleep” is a matter of great import to the “dirty south” community, as evidence by the appearance of no less than five guest MCs. Discuss the socioeconomic impact of the current lucidity of said hoes and its effect on “nuttin on yo sheets”

4) Cry Babies (Oh No)

a. Discuss the line, “I got people scared as fuck like when condoms break/ or how your heart deals with eating eighty pounds of steak” as it relates to the lack of proper healthcare in underprivileged neighborhoods.

5) She Said

a. Discuss the post-feminist ideals of empowerment through sexuality as it relates to the line “She said she couldn't see how women turn trick (turn trick)/ And couldn't picture tryna suck a nigga dick (suck a dick)”

6) Area Codes

a. How does Mr. Bridges relate having “hoes in different area codes” to the Freudian dichotomy of id and superego and its relation to the search for pleasure and the desire for personal fulfillment?

b. Discuss the line “7-1-8s, 2-0-2s/I send small cities and states I.O.Us” in light of the current administration’s economic stimulus initiatives.

7) Move Bitch

a. What are some of the possible reasons for the bitch‘s steadfast refusal to “get out the way”?

8) Get the F**k Back

a. Discuss the modern male’s unwillingness to confront physical pain as it relates to the line “Bitch, the whole town’s on my nut sack.”

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monster Words with Friends list

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