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krockafella
Brooklyn, NY
"About as professional as a troupe of monkeys trying to play an instrument."
Interests: writing. music. white boys.
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Sep 9, 2012
Watch Actor Zachary Quinto on PBS. See more from Tavis Smiley. And by "your" I mean "my". My world is complete. Yes. This happened. And goddamn how glorious it was. Nerds rejoice. Look at these two Titans of Intellectual Wordsmith-ing doing the fucking "point being" dance all over each other. They were up in the auditorium, and we had a front row seat watching the best debaters in the club go head to head. I mean, shit. Smiley asked all the questions I would have had Eyebrows himself been sitting across from me. He opened with the obvious observation on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2011 at black girls heart white boys
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So I've been equal parts busy/sick/tired this week. It's Friday, the fourth night of CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival. The reason I'm posting about this particular event where I hadn't gotten around to posting about any of the others is because it's the one I'm most excited about. Cold Blood Club is playing a CMJ Showcase after party on a bill with a legend. Smiths' bassist Andy Rourke is doing a DJ set at Fontana's with DJ C'mon around performances by Cold Blood Club and New Moods. Obviously, I'm going to go see the gorgeous BAMF herewaskendra do her... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2011 at black girls heart white boys
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Soo, aside from all the other awesome shit that went down on Tuesday night's Spike TV Scream Awards, one of the best was the fact that Doctor Who's Matt.Mothafuckin.Smith took the Best Science Fiction Actor award right from under Daniel Craig and Chris Evans (no one else counts man). I mean you know, a 900 year old kooky alien took it from Captain fucking America. Is this the ultimate sign that Doctor Who has hit it big in America? I think so. Yes. I do. All the more better for Smitty and his trusty gang of sidekicks. Doctor Who Official... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2011 at black girls heart white boys
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Check out these dub remixes of New York based dance freak rock n' roller Hustle Club's "Night Society" by Designer Drugs and PLS DNT STP. While I appreciate the mostly stripped version on the Designer Drugs side of things, PLS DNT STP's sick warped version speaks louder to me. It's just really fucking dope. Check it: [LISTEN] and [DOWNLOAD] Hustle Club - "Night Society (PLS DNT STP Remix)" Hussle Club Official PLS DNT STP Official Designer Drugs Official Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2011 at black girls heart white boys
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Here is the Pop Matters premiere of the RAC remix of Katie Herzig's "Free My Mind". This single is off her recently released album The Waking Sleep. RAC does good things with songs. Especially of the folk rock singer-songwriter variety. There's an added extra element of whimsy in here swirling around Katie's vocals and sweet violins. There isn't too much boogie in the beat, but it does POP as these things should. Generally I like it. [LISTEN] and [DOWNLOAD] Katie Herzig - "Free My Mind (RAC Remix)" KATIE HERZIG TOUR DATES Oct 20 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2011 at black girls heart white boys
If you are a Harry Potter fan, like I am, and you've been buying the DVDs since the first film, then you know what a pain in the ass the Special Features have been. On every occasion, with the exception of The Goblet of Fire and the recently released Deathly Hallows Part 1, the Special Features have been complete crap, non existent, and catered mostly to children. That last bit is understandable, but still very disappointing for die-hard adult fans who increasingly want MOAR behind the scenes info with each film release. Blu-Rays are a great thing, because they offer... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2011 at black girls heart white boys
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Just a quick note to let you know about this new interactive (of sorts) poster for BB Doe Eyed D Dubs' upcoming Hammer horror film The Woman In Black. I can't post it here because I suck donkey balls, but head over to EW. com to take a gander. Move your mouse around and and see something. But seriously, it's D Dubs. Look at that facial hair. Look at those Doe Eyes. Just let it happen, yo. [WATCH] the new trailer again: The Woman In Black opens Feb. 3rd 2012. D Dubs wants you theeeeerrrrre. The Woman In Black Official... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2011 at black girls heart white boys
So, this chick is everywhere rights about now. She's been around dropping tracks for a couple of years, but I first heard of her when miss Sheena Beaston posted the video (above) for her track "212" back in September before it was yanked from Youtube. Then I came across her celebration on Gawker's pages. Then Pitchfork. Now she's ended up in my inbox with true tales of internet buzz that won't quit. This bitch is so hot her video got pulled (officially over some copyright dispute). So hot you gotta watch this clip on a Russian website called VBOX7. So... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2011 at black girls heart white boys
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The Spanish alt electro wonder peeps of Crystal Fighters are leading up to the release of an official video for the upcoming single "Champion Sound" in a few days, and so they have taken the opportunity to drop this version of the song on our ears. I love it because it's a bit darker than "Plage", not only sound-wise, but it conjures up the image of an artist's struggle, losing himself in the shitstorm of doubts and consequences in the wake of following a fucking dream. It's all about taking the chance. Pre-order the "Champion Sound" in all its versions... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2011 at black girls heart white boys
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If you didn't go to the Creators Project event in DUMBO this past weekend, here's your opportunity to find out about what you missed out on. It was beautiful. Inspiring. Fun. We arrived late and didn't stay all day on either day. But the shit we saw was mind-blowing. No, seriously. It's not just the free booze talking yo. The musical performances were as expected. Packed and buzzing. Though we didn't make Florence + the Machine (focusing instead on Four Tet and Yuksek - which was so dope ya'll, our heads are still spinning) I love this picture above of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2011 at black girls heart white boys
Here is the official clip for "Love On Top". Yes, Queen B has put out yet another video from her critically acclaimed album 4. Now, how many damn videos is this bitch here going to release this month? It was the video for "Countdown" last week or other wasn't it? Baby bump, no baby bump. Like with "Countdown", I marvel at the dance moves, costume changes and colors. People are hollering about said dance moves (in "Countdown") being stolen and blah blah blah. Bottom line, this is a bad bitch here. She puts my love for her on top. (<-----pun)... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2011 at black girls heart white boys
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And by "your" I mean "my". I will be wetting my pants for this nonsense. I love award shows. I love the bad, awkward-as-balls banter. I love the corny jokes. I love the crappy skits. I love the horrible predictability of it all. As award shows go, I think the Scream Awards are the most fun of the lot. Not only for the celebs involved, but also for the nerds (like me) who vote. These are the films and tv shows, comics and games that make our geeked out lives worth living. Some of my favorite things like Doctor Who,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2011 at black girls heart white boys
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Zachary Quinto made a decision a little while ago and acted on it today. In my opinion, he did this in the most respectful, quiet, non-glamorous way possible. I have mad respect for this man. Even more respect for his message. That is the message of hope and support for gay teens (and individuals in general) everywhere. I didn't know if I should even post about this. My love for BB ZQ has nothing to do with his personal business. I respect him as an artist. Seriously, despite all my girly gushing over his looks. I think he's talented. I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2011 at black girls heart white boys
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And by "you", I mean "me". I know it's the shit. If you don't know what The Walking Dead is, go here and think about how much you suck. The second season premieres tonight on AMC @ 9/8c. Check a sneak peak out before you watch the show: [WATCH] The Walking Dead Season 2 Sneak Peak The Walking Dead Official The Walking Dead on Facebook The Walking Dead on Twitter *Video credit: The TV Premiere Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2011 at black girls heart white boys
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Yes, it's that controversial, indie-blogosphere polarizing, bubble-lipped bitch Lana Del Rey herself; the self-described Gangsta Marilyn Monroe or whatever it is. That chick there. Her EP Video Games is out officially today. Guess what? I like it. I like her. I like her sleepy vocals, her drowsy eyes, her newly garnered bubble lips, her faux retro style. Her lyrics remind me of the shit I think about when I think about my recently deceased boyfriend/best friend Antonio. Fact is, no one was paying this chick the slightest bit of attention when she was that other girl, Lizzy Something-or-Other. She bored... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2011 at black girls heart white boys
So, I was at this thing. And I think you'd prefer this sharp, sound adjusted video (above) of Daniel Radcliffe accepting the Scream Award for Ultimate Scream on behalf of the Harry Potter film franchise to my shaky crap-quality mess in which BB Doe Eyed D Dubs is drowned out by the horrible sound of fangirl squealing. Some Fucking Facts About This Shit Here They made us line up and wait for an hour outside in the cold rain before corralling us into a holding room in Avery Fisher Hall. For two hours these kids role-played and took pictures with... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2011 at black girls heart white boys
The folks over at The Creators Project posted this look into Karen O's big performance art thing "Stop The Virgens". It looks like the extremely innovative Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman decided that instead of doing a boring old solo album, she'd rock a "pyscho opera". It was the only format big enough to carry all that quirky BAMF. I'm going to be honest with you and say point blank that I don't get it. It looks like if I could pony up the dough to see this thing I'd spend a great deal of time with my brow furrowed in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2011 at black girls heart white boys
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These Brit White Boys are another band I know virtually nothing about. They just landed in my inbox, and I like what I hear. They kind of embody everything I love about Brit Rock. Earnest, raw simplicity that speaks for itself. They've got a weird band name (explaaaaaaain it to meeeeeeee!), are baby-faced, and one of them is inexplicably shirtless. Rubber Kiss Goodbye want you to love them. And you should, yo. Or if not, get going on a pretty decent relationship for starters. Yay! New music. [LISTEN] Rubber Kiss Goodbye Tracks Check out their CMJ shizz: Monday, 17th October... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2011 at black girls heart white boys
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The always awesome, highly danceable tunes of Penguin Prison (Chris Glover) will be showcasing next week at CMJ Music Marathon. I'm certain he will not disappoint. With a much lauded self-titled debut album under his belt (set for release Oct. 18th), and one of the hottest remixes of one of this year's hottest new artists making fresh rounds in the blogosphere to some reverent cooing, I'd say this dude pretty much has it sewed up and in the bag. I mean, I literally cannot get enough of this remix of Lana Del Ray's "Blue Jeans". It's a diiirty sweaty treatment... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2011 at black girls heart white boys
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CMJ Spotlight band Our Mountain is a model (Aussie Abbey Lee Kershaw), her boyfriend, and two epically bearded men in a psychedelic rock band. They are cooler than you. And by "you" I mean "me". They are cooler than me. And they sound fucking phenomenal. If you don't know who they are, you best be getting to know them. "Nick Cave-esque" has been thrown around. Here's the new single from their forth coming debut album. [LISTEN] Our Mountain - "Devil's Banquet" They're doing some CMJ shit, so check it: Tuesday, October 18th- 11PM Trash Bar 256 Grand Street NY 11211-4303... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2011 at black girls heart white boys
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While I'm cooking up (and wrapping my oft confused head around) my own personal CMJ Music Marathon schedule, I thought I'd drop a few suggestions in the pile for your consideration. Here's one. A band I know virtually nothing about except what I've heard via their Soundcloud has a litter of CMJ showcase dates next week. This will provide you plenty of opportunity to get to know them and their pretty straight forward rock n' roll. Though there is a bit of pop with some elements of grunge in there that I dig. [LISTEN] At War With The 60s -... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2011 at black girls heart white boys
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Next Tuesday is the day CMJ rules the world. If you don't know about CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival, go here and get over yourself. Last year, I did this thing wrong. I got a press pass for ACED and thought I was the shit. I barely went to a show I was so damned confused and ended up missing out on virtually everything. This year, that ain't happening see. My time is limited because I have a day job, so I won't be out every day of the week, but every other day. Still, with showcases, parties and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2011 at black girls heart white boys
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That's right. Lifetime. Steel Magnolias. All Black Cast. How do I feel about this? Side A: Remakes, in general, piss me off. And this will be some made for TV shit on that weepy, corny ass Lifetime network. Steel Magnolias is a favorite from childhood that made me laugh and cry my eyeballs out. I fell in love with Julia Roberts, her massive lips and big hair. My eyeballs went saucer status upon witnessing Sally Fields' ability to make me cry so hard one minute and Olympia Dukakis/Shirley MacLaine's genius in making me laugh my lungs out of commission the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2011 at black girls heart white boys
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Here's the perfect kick-off to my pre-CMJ weekend yo. Brooklyn-based DIY alt-dance collective Cold Blood Club's first single "White Boyz" just landed, and it's pretty safe to say that this be the anthem. When I heard this shit I damn near blew up. Thiiiis bitch is speaking my language. We wants all the white boys. And we shall have them. I declare it. A white boy, indie-alt rock band Radio America's Tom Stuart, wrote this for herewaskendra, and damn if it doesn't fit her like a glove. As TMDS puts it, this is that New New Wave shit. Some electro... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2011 at black girls heart white boys