The Casanova Wave
Waterford man Brian McCartan has got some deserved attention on the Irish blogosphere of late for his debut self-titled EP with Irish blog The Point of Everything dubbing his brand of rich one-man band electronica as “chillwave we can call our own”. http://thecasanovawave.bandcamp.com
Two videos into his career on Big Dada, DELS (pictured) is probably the UK’s most exciting unknown rapper. He has recorded those two first 8-bit infused singles – Shapeshift and Trumpalump with Joe Goddard of Hot Chip. http://www.myspace.com/imdels
A rising star in electronic music over the last year, the UK’s James Blake has twisted that buzz once again with his recent piano-based Klavierwerke EP and a restrained and desolate cover of Feist’s Limit To Your Love. Listen at Nialler9
A somewhat childish repository containing pictures of things which look like the male organ. Your puerile humour fill for a Friday. http://accidentalpenis.com
Delectable links from the culinary arts or food porn at its best/worst. See also, “Liqurious” for the drinks version. http://tasteologie.notcot.org
Life through a shooting gallery
Ria van Dijk has been visiting the same fairground park’s shooting gallery every year since 1936 to take a shot at the target and have her picture taken in the process. http://bit.ly/shootinggallery
English musician Alex Day mocks the first book in the Twilight series chapter by chapter in a 22-part videoblog, proving it to be poorly-written, irrational, nonsensical and hence, perfect for emotional teens.
The new video for Red Lights by Holy Fuck contains considerable cachet in the arena of the internets, seeing as it’s filled with the dominant web currency: cats, cats and more cats: who play instruments and drive cars.
Zach Galifianakis continues his web-only talk show with a chat with Bruce Willis, to talk about the good old ’80s and his award cabinet. Choice quote: “When you were making The Whole Ten Yards were you ever worried it would be too good?”
Sharing your name with a famous person sounds like fun at first. You could use it to your advantage when booking hotels and restaurants. Those fame-hungry restaurateurs will be fuming when you turn up and aren’t Tom Cruise as they expected and no doubt, the jeering in school was constant. Worst of all, would be if you shared your name with a teen pop sensation who had legions of fans who follow his every move, stalk his social network pages and attempt to get his phone number.
That’s what happens on a daily basis to a man in Jacksonville, Florida whose full name is… Justin Bieber. The unfortunately named adult who is a married man receives fan mail and constant phonecalls to his home from star-crazed fans of the other Bieber. Facebook recently deactivated his account saying that he was using a fake name. (more…)