Tuesdays With Lazerbeak

Posted by Lazerbeak on February 23, 2010

Hey there.  Been in the studio for about the last week or so wrapping up all the tracking for this new Sims full length.  We’ve been working on this project together for the last couple years, and I’m thrilled to say that it is super close to nearing completion.  Not to toot my own horn or anything, but it is quite frankly an absolute monster.  So excited about this one, definitely each of our best work to date.  Between that and wrapping up my own solo record (also inches away from being completely finished), I wasn’t able to come up with a theme or anything for this blog entry.  I figured I would just make a list of a handful of things that have brought a smile to my face over the last few weeks.  I’ll try to bring a more focused blog hunger to next week’s submission.  In the meantime I give to you:

“Lazerbeak’s List Of Some Pretty Awesome Things (At This Moment In Time At Least)”

 

The Wire

Per usual, I am way late to this party.  I’ve heard people say this is the greatest TV show ever for at least five years and yet did nothing.  Well I’ve finally given in to my curiosity and it turns out that The Wire is indeed the greatest TV show ever (at this moment in time at least).  But you probably already knew that.  I’ve been watching an episode or two before I go to bed every night for the last few months, and I’m just starting the final season tonight.  Man I am gonna be sad when it’s over.

 

 

Maxwell “BLACKsummers’night”

I never really got that into Maxwell growing up, so when his new record dropped this summer I didn’t give it much thought, except that what they played on KMOJ sounded pretty sweet.  Sims put me onto the album a few months back and it continues to be on constant rotation.  Sounds simultaneously like an old soul record and yet also like it’s from the future at the exact same time.  There are some serious jams on here.  Plus his performance at the Grammy’s was one of the only non-vomit inducing songs the whole night (and he brought Roberta Flack up on stage!).  I’m pretty sure watching the American Idiot: Broadway Musical performance took several years off my life.

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Die Antwoord

You’ve probably already heard all about this: the latest international sensation to hit the internets over the last few weeks.  Some really weird trashy rap/rave group from South Africa .  I’ve read a lot of articles that this is a total joke (a la Da Ali G Show) but I really could care less.  The beats are pretty great, the raps aren’t even half bad, plus they have an incredible looking website with all sorts of cool videos and songs and pictures and whatnot.  I’ve definitely spent several hours trying to figure it all out and wasn’t even upset when I realized how much time I had wasted.  Am I crazy for genuinely enjoying this stuff, and not on an ironic level either?  Give it to me straight, I can take it.

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Total Waste Of Time

Totalwasteoftime.tumblr.com to be exact.  This is a new website that my good friend MJ started recently.  He posts totally hilarious stuff that he finds on the internets at breakneck speeds.  Seriously, if you like  a website to be constantly updated with new content, this is the one for you.  I generally check this every night before falling asleep and it never disappoints.  I always laugh my ass off.  Check it out.  Below is just a small taste of what is in store.

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Well, that concludes this edition of “Lazerbeak’s List Of Pretty Awesome Things (At This Moment In Time At Least)”. I’ll try to come up with a better list for the next blog.  Hope you have a great week and I’ll see you next Tuesday for sure.

– Beak