Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Girl Talk, Kirsten Dunst (uber-cute), Atomic Dog

Well, most bands are either taking the winter off or touring down south where its warm so its another slow week in Richmond.

We do have Girl Talk on Saturday night.  Girl Talk is actually DJ Gregg Michael Gillis, who creates some crazy mashups of rock, pop and rap and gets the party started right.  He actually has to give his albums away for free because he uses so many samples, he would get his ass sued off and wouldn't make any money on them anyway.  You can download his latest album, All Day, for free by clicking HERE.  And if you want to see how many different songs are sampled on the 71 minute album, click HERE.  Even if you aren't that into dance music, its fun just trying to identify the songs the samples come from and to hear Black Sabbath's "War Pigs" mixed with Ludacris' "Move Bitch" or the Ramones "Blitzkrieg Bop" paired with The Doors' "Waiting for the Sun" and Missy Elliot's "Get Ur Freak On".  Be forwarned he uses the explicit versions of the rap songs so this is not something to play for the kids.  The show may be sold out already but if you can get tickets, Girl Talk will be at The National on Saturday with doors open at 8 PM and the show starts at 9 PM.  No opener is listed so get there on time, just in case.  Tix are $22 in advance, $25 day of show.  Here's the first track off of the new album, with the aforementioned Black Sabbath/Ludacris mashup:

Time for our next segment in the "25 Best Music Videos of 2010" as chosen by Paste Magazine. This one is by Coconut Records, which is Jaszon Schwartzman, who some of you may know from movies and the really cool show on HBO called "Bored to Death". The song is pretty good, though it doesn't start until about a minute into the video so don't crank it way up thinking that there should be music because there isn't. The song is called "Is This Sound Okay?" While I don't particularly think its a great video, it is moved up several notches by the presence of the uber-cute Kirsten Dunst, who I have loved ever since she did that stoned dance in her underwear on the bed in "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind". You can judge the video for yourself here:

And for no other reason than the funk will get you through the cold weather, here is George Clinton, "Atomic Dog".

I'm going to hit the sack and try to kick this cold.

Have a great weekend!

Tony Jordan