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February 9, 2009

This is too perfect

I found this while I was cruising around looking for pics of what deadmau5 wore to the grammys.

Who wouldn’t want this job?!?!

Bloggers for Summer Music Festival Tour (Freelance, Various US Locations) via Hired Guns

Title: Music Writers for Festival Tour Blog
Client: Digital Marketing Shop
Location: All over the US
Type: Freelance (Various Festivals from March-August)

Love music, have blog, will travel. The Hired Guns need a few adventurous spirits — into everything from instrumental hip-hop to electronica to mashups — to scratch out a blog devoted to covering the hottest turntablists on this summer’s music festival tour. This could go down in “best summer job ever” history.

Gun Profile:
You are the hands-down, go-to authority on all things DJ. You’re on top of all the latest music trends and in the know about what’s coming down the pike. And you love to write. You’ll be blogging from your laptop, sometimes from home and sometimes on tour, so where you hang your hat isn’t really important. Be comfortable with social media, since your musings need to end up out in the ether, from Gorilla vs. Bear to MySpace. And when you’re at a show, in the moment, you’ll engage your fans via Twitter; tight, well-edited short-form content must be a specialty.

We’ll need a chief blogger driving the site; to run this show you’ll need considerable street cred already established and a strong reputation for developing and launching online content. You’ll be posting every week — missives between 50-500 words — so speed and tempo count for a lot. Then we’ll pepper the blog with regular posts from a few of you artists and experts who have something pertinent to say about the DJ world.

The blog is underwritten by the tour’s main sponsor, a premium liquor brand, so it is essential that you be over the age of 25. No exceptions.

Nitty Gritty:
Starting with the Winter Music Conference on March 24th and running through Lollapalooza at the end of August, you’ll each cover around three shows, recreating the general scene and relaying the major happenings from the festivals you attend. You’ll get access to the DJs themselves — think DeadMau5, Z-Trip, a-Trak, Diplo, Chromeo, Kaskade, Steve Aoki — for bigger profile-oriented posts (so it’s important that you’ve interviewed artists in the past and won’t get all star-struck).

Inside Skinny:
If you’ve got an established, recognized name in the DJ circle or in the blogosphere — with a loyal audience to boot — let us hear about who will be following along with your escapades on this journey.

Spend the summer traveling the country, talking and writing about the free music festivals you’re attending. Did we mention your expenses are paid? Our inboxes are already exploding.

How to Apply:
Email a cover letter (required) with your most recent resume attached to (Please do not reply to this email.) The cover letter should detail your experience relevant to this opportunity and include the reasons for your interest in the position.

No phone calls or faxes, please.

Deadmau5 – Bot

Filed by Ralph Milan at February 9th, 2009 under BLOG
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Stones Throw and Ed Banger

I found a great interview with Peanut Butter Wolf and Pedro Winters aka BUSY P here at free your funk. At first I was annoyed how the layout was on the interview but then I got used to it. Reading the record label RAWKUS mentioned by BUSY P was pretty interesting for me since it had a huge influence on me with all of their Soundboming compilations they released back in the day. They chop it up about J.Dilla sampling Daft Punk and how art is a huge influence on their labels.


Filed by Ralph Milan at February 9th, 2009 under BLOG
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February 6, 2009

Coachella vs. THE RECESSION

Ever since the Coachella line up was announced last week everyone has been giving their opinion on it. Not me. Some people are worth seeing some are not but it is always an adventure. The most interesting thing to me about the tickets going on sale was the fact that goldenvoice is allowing you to put your tickets on layaway. I haven’t thought about layaway since I was a kid and my mom had to put our school clothes on layaway because we were broke. This is a smart way for goldenvoice to combat the recession.

Filed by Ralph Milan at February 6th, 2009 under BLOG
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February 5, 2009

DAN SENA is Busy

The founder of “Busywork” Dan Sena just dropped a new track. We spend about one night a week hanging out with Dan and know how determined he is to have his music heard by the world. His track “Just Too Hott” was just that. I think this song will be a true gem.

We look forward to hosting his video premiere party this Friday for HAUS OF CARDS.
Check our events section for more info.

Dan Sena – Italofuker

Filed by Ralph Milan at February 5th, 2009 under BLOG
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You Can’t Touch This

Once famous rapper MC Hammer has his own iPhone app called… Hammer Time. With the app installed on your iPhone/iPod Touch, you can easily follow his latest activities including upcoming events and shows, browse music videos (”U Can’t Touch This” is on the list!), as well as follow Hammer’s tweets.

In a nutshell, MC Hammer was never there to increase our productivity — he always tried and sometime even succeeded to entertain us. I’m sure there are still die hard MC Hammer fans who can’t wait to install Hammer Time on their shiny gadgets, especially when they learn the app is free.

You have to stay connected to hammer. With his app he is trying to show he still has it going on and with this commercial he looks like he trying to just get by.

Filed by Ralph Milan at February 5th, 2009 under BLOG
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Socialism vs Capitalism v2.0

Looks like the Associated Press is alleging copyright infringement of President Obama’s image used in Shepard Fairey’s artwork found on buttons, posters, websites and just about everywhere you look.

Designed by Shepard Fairey, a Los-Angeles based street artist, the image has led to sales of hundreds of thousands of posters and stickers, has become so much in demand that copies signed by Fairey have been purchased for thousands of dollars on eBay.

The image, Fairey has acknowledged, is based on an Associated Press photograph, taken in April 2006 by Manny Garcia on assignment for the AP at the National Press Club in Washington.

The AP says it owns the copyright, and wants credit and compensation. Fairey disagrees.

Filed by chris santiago at February 5th, 2009 under BLOG
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February 4, 2009

I Want My MuteTV!

Peep the scene at MUTE Fridays during our Rhythm in the White House party — ghetto style deejays, electro beats and sexy treats — just what we need in these tough economic times! A big thanks goes out to LARISSABOT for capturing the excitement of the night as we celebrated the inauguration of Barack Obama!

Some Rhythm in the White House_MUTE from Larissa Mills on Vimeo.

Filed by chris santiago at February 4th, 2009 under BLOG
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February 3, 2009

Doco Banksy

Banksy is the the “anonymous” stencil/graffiti artist that is often revered and mocked all over the UK. You should know about him or pop your head out of your bubble more often to get in the know. In this video some people tell you what they know and think of him. The best part of him selling of his art, is art auctioneers have been known to attempt to sell his street art on location and leave the problem of its removal in the hands of the winning bidder.

Filed by Ralph Milan at February 3rd, 2009 under BLOG
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February 2, 2009

Punxsutawney Phil ain’t this vicious

Everyone knows it means six more weeks of winter when a groundhog sees his shadow.   My biggest question with this whole thing.  Since there is so many groundhog parties and they all have their own little waking up from hibernation party which one do we trust?   

What does the future hold if he bites the mayor’s hand?

According to German superstition, if a hibernating animal casts a shadow on Feb. 2 — the Christian holiday of Candlemas — winter will last another six weeks. If no shadow was seen, legend said spring would come early.

Staten Island’s famous groundhog, Charles G. Hogg, inexplicably bit Mayor Michael Bloomberg during his annual holiday ceremony on Monday, drawing blood from the billionaire.

Said Bloomberg spokesman Stu Loeser: “It nicked his hand.”

He was told there was no risk of rabies. The 2-year-old animal was born and raised in captivity and has had no interaction with other animals.

Roy Ayers – Everybody loves the sunshine (9th wonder remix)

Filed by Ralph Milan at February 2nd, 2009 under BLOG
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February 1, 2009

People hate losing to the Steelers

Today was the “BIG” game, the day we crown the world champions of football that only play teams that are located in the United States of America.  As usual I had people over and fired up the grill and made some carne asada.  But things went a little different for me this year I didn’t drink any alcohol not a drop.  Not because I am on some new sober tip but I went big last night.  I felt like I got drilled by a linebacker last night.

There were some funny commercials and some promotions for some upcoming movies that look good.  The game was good maybe even better than last year with a remarkable play by linebacker James Harrison running back a 100 yard interception.   This play down below is my favorite play that I ever seen James Harrison be a part of.

Filed by Ralph Milan at February 1st, 2009 under BLOG
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