Friday, November 30, 2007

cLAy TV!! 5 Goodies....

First: My Robot Friend, not a grrreaaat song but a neat video.

Second: If you don't know already Arcade Fire plays insane live shows that people constantly rave about. I still hear about how awesome the show at the Hollywood Bowl with LCD Soundsystem was...missed it. damn.

Third: Joanna Newsome. Crazy voice, she's good though and this video was made by a fan. Neato.

Fourth: JT. Yep, I get it, but it's good, just listen and watch, it grooves...

Fifth: Rocket From the Crypt, one of my all time favorites, old and good, crank it..

cLAy TV!! Les Savy Fav

These guys are great, I am sure your cool friend mentioned them to you once. I have been listening to them for a while. Their live shows rule like nuts. So, here is a newer video off their new album..."Let's Stay Friends" Watch it if you like watching people dance funny. I know I do.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

F-M history...If you know what this is....

then you should consider yourself very lucky...

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My memorable time was this party. These are the fliers we handed out around campus, stylish huh? The party was huge!

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Oh, and I remember Meg. B. selling the new 7 O'Clock Sucker 7" that I still have and love.
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Oh Oh, this is what happened, but as I remember the party went on and on...

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Oh Oh Oh, the dates don't match up...this warning must have came from one of our other parties, whatever, you get the point, I will post that parties flier some other day...bye.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Fargo-Moorhead Flier

OK, so I will occasionally put up old fliers from days gone by. Here is the first one. It was done by Mr. Neil Fasen. It's a classic. He and I played in The Scrodonauts together in like 1997-98. It was at The Bowler. We were rad and still are.

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cLAy TV!! Oldie but Goodie....

Man, I used to SK8 every day. Now it's about once every two weeks just up and down the street. This video inspired me to get back to it. Now you too, let's skate!!

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Remember some of those Pavement songs, or Veruca Salt songs, or other 90's alternative type pop songs,they were so fun and cool, well the thermals keep that alive. I have had this album for a while now, it's good. I just saw a video that renewed my Thermals likey.
Watch this and buy it. It's fun.

Shot at Love w/ Tila Tequilla

I am addicted. damn. Ruiko and I watch it on-line. Watch about half-way through, if you can, and see what a grandma says to Tila.

I am dumb.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

cLAy TV!! New Music...

Here is a blog that I will do from time to time about new music (old too) that I have gotten and maybe a video that goes along.

Health "Health" LA band. Sooo damn good. You will be hearing more of these dudes sooon.

Yeasayer "All Hour Cymbals" Brooklyn Band. Really cool. You got to get it. It's hypnotizing. They do this weird world, gospel, primal thing but hip it up with beats. Great Album.

cLAy TV! One New-One Old

One New.
Radiohead is cool. Still.

"15 Step vs. Se7en

One Old.
Paranoid Android-OK Computer

Monday, November 26, 2007

cLAy TV! More Videos!

Here are 3 Videos. They are pretty good.

Minus Story. This girl is pretty fun to watch and it is probably the cheapest video ever made. Decent song too, little 90's sounding but likeable.

Yeah, I know. The White Stripes. The video is fun to watch but the song is pretty bad.

Ida Maria. Good song. Poppy, punky, catchy as all hell. Won't probably go get the album or anything but check it.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

cLAy TV! Commentary...

The state of music is not the olden days where you could walk down the street and say, "Hey, do you like 'legs' by ZZ-Top?" and the person would most likely say, "yes." And then you could talk about the video, the band, and other ZZ Top stuff.
Music just doesn't strike a chord with the masses any more (mind the pun), there are very few artists that everyone can identify with anymore and that makes talking about music different these days and a bit frustrating.
It's so nice to share the music listening experience with people, when you can say, "Yeah, I love that song, and wow, how about that video!" it's that shared experience that gets people stoked and feel happy that you can love or at least know the same artistic medium. These days, I talk to people about music and, sure, I throw band names out and so do they, and some match up, but the knowledge of each artist and the level of interest varies greatly. It's rare to be on the same page anymore because music is just soooo, accessible. Don't get me wrong, I love music and love hearing new music but does anyone love, especially indie/music enthusiasts really LOVE any music anymore? I buy a new album, I like it, I play it 5 times, I move on to the next. it's bad. I don't give it a chance to grow on me more, maybe I will revisit it again, but not really. Maybe it's my own fault?! Should I just buy 1 album every two months and really give it love and 'live' with it, probably not. Should I stick to Top 40 and hang out with muggles? Nope. I think the last time the masses came together and really knew an artist and everyone you knew, knew it, and liked it was "Hey Ya" by Outkast. Everyone knew the video choreography and knew the lyrics and liked it. You could talk to all walks of life and they thought is was neat too, and that made you feel good, didn't it!? Will that happen ever again? Or are we all just turning into musical introverts?
I guess the way to go is to see LIVE music. That will always bring the people together to like the same thing. But, I have noticed at shows too lately people seem to be there just because they are supposed to, because their hip friend said it was going to be cool. Then you get 50% of the crowd who knows about the artist and the other half looking around and wondering if they should go to Urban Outfitters tomorrow and get those black tight pants that kid has on. Oh, that reminds me, I have to get those tight black pants. OOOPS, I am one of them!
So anyway, the mission of cLAy TV! is to get us on the same page again. I will blog what CDs I have gotten or what videos I have seen and then when I see you, we can connect and laugh out loud about how happy and cool we are.

Double Uncle!

My sister Kathleen had her second child!! Yay!
Noah James Kesteloot.
Kayla is my other niece.

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1st Installment of cLAy TV!!

cLAy TV! It's all about music. Ta hell with Mtv! (except for it's exceptional reality shows of course)

DJ Mehdi, Modest Mouse, Bat For Lashes, Chromeo
LA peeps, look for Lincoln Blvd on the West Side in the Chromeo video!

Modest Mouse - Invisible

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Bat For Lashes - What's A Girl To Do

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CHROMEO - Tenderoni

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Turkey Day 07' Vegas Style!!


Reeks and I went to Vegas for T-Day. Stayed at the Riviera for 3 nights. It was fun. It was cold too! Penny slots were a hi-lite. We slept a lot and drank a lot. Here are some pics we took. Yeppers.

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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Operation Initiate + My Mayasian Tsunami

New Blog. My MySpace one is played out. I will post day to day things about what I have been doing, listening to, watching and other neat stuff.
Should be fun.



If you don't know already, I am a survivor of the Dec. 26th 2004 Tsunami. I was on the beach in Penang, Malaysia on vacation and saw it and ran from it. Here is dead-on footage about what my experience from the Tsunami was like. I just found it on-line, it's giving me chills. The first one and is a link from the same beach we were on. The second one is a different beach that was about 100 miles north. The third one is from the same island I was on and it is pretty much exactly what I saw. (click on Penang, Malaysia)



Here is another one. It looked just like this at the beach I was at!! Wow! Freaky!

Tsunami In Malaysia - Click here for the funniest movie of the week