Manu Chao – Welcome to Tijuana

welcome to Tijuana! Tequila, Sex and Marijuana!

Manu Chao – Welcome to Tijuana – recorded live at Paris – Grande Halle de la Vilette, 4&5 September 2001

Manu Chao (born José-Manuel Thomas Arthur Chao on June 21, 1961), is a French singer of Spanish roots (Basque and Galician). He sings in French, Spanish, English, Italian, Galician, Arabic and Portuguese and occasionally in other languages. Chao began his musical career in Paris, busking and playing with groups such as Hot Pants and Los Carayos, which combined a variety of languages and musical styles. With friends and his brother Antoine Chao, he founded the band Mano Negra in 1987, achieving considerable success, particularly in Europe. He became a solo artist after its breakup in 1995, and since then tours regularly with his live band, Radio Bemba.



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James Yuill – No Surprise

I originally posted this video on my other blog back in 2009. Enjoy

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“No Surprise” by James Yuill from Turning Down Water For Air, available now.

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“No Surprise” Lyrics:
If you need me, I will run to you
And if you call me out of the blue I will run to catch you as you fall on me
And it’s no surprise that you’ll soon forget about me

So slow it down
Take it easy

If you want me, I will be right here
And if you love me you will notice me here

But it’s no surprise that your eyse are crying my name
And it’s no surprise that your eyes are seeing the same

So slow it down
Take it easy

So slow it down
Take it easy

Japanese anti-nuclear music


The genre of Japanese anti-nuclear music began in the 1980s after the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl. Problem was, some of the largest record labels were owned by companies, like many companies in Japan, that are connected to the nuclear industry. But as the Atlantic reminds us, you can’t stop the Internet.

Above, the video for “You Can’t See It, And You Can’t Smell It Either” by Rankin’ Taxi, a very catchy dance hall reggae tune about nuclear disaster. Here are the closing lyrics:

Die from a dose of radiation? No way!
Did you say an unstoppable leak? No way!
Do I want to be an object of hate for unborn children? No way!
Do I want to lead a life of unhealthy luxury? No way!
Can radiation deepen love? Can radiation make us wiser?
Can radiation stop wars? Can radiation bring a smile?

Radiation is strong, Radiation is powerful, it doesn’t discriminate, and you can’t beat it
Radiation is scary, Radiation is dangerous, you can’t see it or smell it, and you can’t run from it

Can’t see it, can’t smell it, can’t run from it…
It’s safe! It’s safe! It’s safe! until it’s not, until it’s not, until it’s not, until it’s not,


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Beastie Boys – Fight For Your Right – Revisited

Great news from the Beastie Boys as they announce May 3rd 2011 for the release date of there long awaited new album; “Hot Sauce Committee Part Two.”

Every pre-order includes an exclusive, instant download of Make Some Noise (Passion Pit Remix). Digital downloads will be delivered via email at 12am ET on May 3.
Physical packages will ship for delivery by May 3 EXCEPT for packages that contain vinyl:

“Good people, please note, not unlike birthing a baby, or baking a batch of cookies, or picking grapes for wine, sometimes things need just a little bit more time to cook to come out just so. So our deluxe vinyl’s maturity date will be slightly different then the other formats. But please know that our corps. of engineers and experts have been on this, making sure the wait is worth it and that I can personally tell you that in my humble opinion, the test pressing of the vinyl sounded banging on my home hi fi.” – Mike D

Please note: Orders placed after 4/19 for packages containing vinyl will not ship until July.

Deluxe Package

Hot Sauce Committee Part Two Deluxe Package Includes:

  • CD with 8 Panel Digipak Fold-Out Design
  • 9-panel Fold-Out Poster Designed by Mike Mills
  • 2 x 180 Gram White Gatefold Vinyl
  • Digital Album Download Card
  • 2 Extra Bonus Tracks + Remix (Delivered Digitally)
  • Bonus 7″


Plus These Fabulous Items:

  • Beastie Boys T-Shirt (Exclusive To This Pre-Sale)
  • Exclusive Iron-on (1 of 3)
  • HD Download of the extended version of the
    Make Some Noise Video called “Fight For Your
    Right Revisited”

= $74.99

Digital Download

Hot Sauce Committee Part Two Digital Download

  • Digital Download of the Record With An Additional Remix

= $10.99


CD + T-Shirt Package

Hot Sauce Committee Part Two CD + T-Shirt Package Includes:

  • CD complete with 8 Panel Digipak Fold Out Design
  • 9-panel fold out poster designed by Mike Mills

Beastie Boys T-Shirt (Exclusive To This Pre-Sale)

= $29.99



Janelle Monáe – Tightrope

You know how every once in a while you come across an artist who just blows your mind? This is hands down that sort of a scenario. I was recently introduced to this video (thanks Stylianos) and it just grabbed me right away.

“Tightrope” is the first single off Janelle Monae’s upcoming ‘suites,’ the Metropolis Suites II & III: The ArchAndroid. In this outstanding collaboration with Outkast’s Big Boi, Janelle Monae draws strength from James Brown, Grace Jones and even Andre 3000.

Janelle Monae’s The ArchAndroid is the hotly anticipated and long awaited first release since Monae’s 2007′s Metropolis Suite I of IV: The Chase. According to her official blog, “The ArchAndroid” is an “EMOTION PICTURE” brought to you by Janelle Monáe and the Mad Minds of the Wondaland Arts Society. The star-studded featured cast includes the legendary Big Boi of OutKast, renowned poet Saul Williams, psychedelic dance-punk troupe Of Montreal, punk prophets Deep Cotton, and the Wondaland Arch Orchestra.I can already tell you now that the of Montreal collaboration is absolutely bananas. The ArchAndroid came out on May 18th.

Enjoy this spectacular video. Would love to hear what you think so please comment.

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Persian Red Hot Chili Peppers – Ballgard


Iranian punk/Funkphenomena Ballgard is one of the best Iranian underground (Zirzamin) exports to come out of the country.

Ballgard released there debut album titled; “Zigiland” mid April of last year, changing the landscape of the Persian music scene for ever. Funk-amplified to the proverbial tits,  Ballgard is far from what the country is use to hearing as the band breaks away from the redundant cheese that is Persian pop music,  induced with bold provocative lyrics that maybe suitable for an 18+ audience with a thurst for cynicism and reflective of everyday life in Tehran.

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Ballgard’s members are;

Yoshen (Bass)
Chugh (Guitar)
Chaf (Drums)
Yulun (Vocals)

You can get a taste of Ballgard’s funky music by watching their first music video “Mirim O Mirim” by Afshean Hessam.

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Hungry For The Power – Azari & III

Toronto’s own and our good friend Fritz Helder is back with a sick bang!

Censored version Music video for the Banned From Youtube single HUNGRY FOR THE POWER by AZARI & III. Directed and edited by ALIXANDER III. Co-directed, photographed and edited by GEORGE VALE.

Single available worldwide through I’m A Cliché records. Keep on the watch for anything Fritz Helder.

John Mayer “Heartbreak Warfare” Augmented Reality

Studio B teamed with Adobe and John Mayer to create the worlds first Augmented Reality music video. Studio B shot and keyed the green screen footage using the new Apple ProRes 444 codec.

Flash Augmented Reality (FLAR) is a way of creating a digital hologram in 3D space by holding up a marker to your computer’s camera and activating a special piece of Flash software. As you can see in this video, I’m holding up a piece of paper with the designated marker (in this case a broken heart), and the video of John Mayer follows it around the screen, and even tilts in 3D space!

The FLAR technology was featured in WIRED Magazine, and you can check out their video as well.

You can try out John Mayer’s Augmented Reality video for yourself at

Studio B Films is a video production company based in the San Francisco Bay Area specializing in documentary, sales and marketing sizzle videos, customer stories, motion graphics, corporate communications, green screen shooting, and creative video editing.


Dosh grew up in the Twin Cities. At a young age he also took piano lessons and then discovered FM radio in the early ’80s. Dosh began drumming at age 15. By the time he left home for Simon’s Rock College at age 16, he had decided music would likely be his profession, however, he subsequently got a degree in creative writing.

Throughout the ’90s, he played with a number of bands on the East Coast. When he moved back to Minneapolis in 1997, he started his own band, as he had begun to compose his own music. He also worked at his alma mater, Lake Country School, teaching percussion, driving the school bus, and assisting classroom teachers. Immersing himself in the local scene, Dosh played with many bands over the next five years: Nasty Goat, Best Red, Animals Expert At Hankering, Iffy, Vicious Vicious, “T,” and Lateduster; all this time, recording tape after tape of original music on a 4-track machine.

Dosh’s work with Andrew Broder in Lateduster and Fog gave him an experience that helped him begin to perform solo. In 2002, he released his debut recording, Dosh CD, which he had recorded himself, mostly in his basement. The CD developed a following in the local Twin Cities scene.

After playing many shows, City Pages voted him second on their annual “picked to click” list.

Dosh CD was re-released internationally in September 2003 on anticon. records, and was reviewed in the Village Voice, Urb, Flaunt, Xlr8r, The Big Takeover, and a number of online magazines.

Dosh is also known for the incorporation of his family life into his work. His EP, Naoise is named after his son. On “Naoise” is “Happy Song for Tadgh,” a reference to Naiose’s half-brother, Tadgh. He is also known for writing a song for his future wife at the time called, “I Think I’m Getting Married.”

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Dosh Videos:

Dosh – “Capture The Flag” Live At Home

Andrew Bird & Martin Dosh – “Simple X” – Live at Bonnaroo