Thursday, July 31, 2008


To twist yourself into previously perplexing bedroom positions, lay down the Twister-like sheet and place hands, feet, knees, and asses on the appropriately numbered symbols -- pink for you, blue for your man -- which would pave the path to ecstasy, if your extreme horniness could only overcome your crumminess at Twister.

Order yours here.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Listen to MPLS

Last week I wrote about my homie Franz and his friends starting a podcast, well, here's their official site!

Check it out episode 4, now up for your listening pleasure.

MCP Closes

To all you are lovers and photographers out there I just received a very sad email from MCP. It saddens me to see places where your creativity is nourished and your knowledge is expanded through the arts closing. It seems that it's happening too much and it needs to stop!

Here was the letter that the Board Co-Chairs sent out...

It is with regret that we must inform you that Minnesota Center for Photography is discontinuing business operations at the close of business on July 31st. Over the past six months we have unsuccessfully attempted to adjust our budget and, with your help, raise additional funds to pay down debt and fund continuing operations.

The Board made this decision with reluctance and after attempting whatever we could do to permit the survival of MCP.

On behalf of the many stakeholders in Minnesota Center For Photography, we thank you for your continuing interest and support of MCP’s mission over the years.

Very truly yours,

Chuck Koosmann, Co-Chair
Mark L. Wilson, Co-Chair

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Cassettes Won’t Listen has been nominated for an MTV Music Video award for their song, "Paper Float" and has taken it upon themselves to launch a campaign to beat Kanye West. That’s right! Here’s the deal if Cassettes Won’t Listen gets more nominations than Mr. Ego Kanye West, they’ll give their next album away in a free download format. (Not that you probably won’t be able to find it anyway…for free that is).

Check out the website they launched that redirects you to where you need to vote.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


City Pages A-Listed Muja Messiah's Album Release party that will be going down this Sunday at First Avenue.

Muja Messiah (CD-Release)
Date/Time:Sun., July 27, 8:00pm
Price: $8/$10

Muja Messiah
Jen Paulson

Muja Messiah is a genuine badass. After putting out his Mpls Massacre mixtape earlier this year with a long, impressive list of local guest stars tearing it apart alongside of him, it's time for the unleashing of his new full-length album, Thee Adventures of a B-Boy D-Boy. The album features the same brash, rough-around-more-than-just-the-edges persona, crossed with killer beats and rhymes that more than live up to the Muja hardcore stamp of approval. Hosted by hip-hop hero Brother Ali with I Self Devine, the bill is so chock-full of blindingly bright local talent from the likes of M.anifest, Maria Isa, and Black Blondie that this show is bound to shake the very foundations of the legendary First Avenue Mainroom on an otherwise sleepy Sunday night. Assemble the crew and get down there, because right now Muja Messiah stands on the precipice of hitting the scene harder than a fist to the face, and you know you wanna be there to experience it firsthand. With DJ Turtleneck. 18+. Photo courtesy of photographer Christina 'C-Rocka' Rimstad.

Franz and Friends Latest Podcast


Noam the Drummer

Alicia Steele

Franz Diego is a local rapper, activist or should I say justice fighter, H-U-S-T-L-E-R and just an all around dope person. I've known this kid since he was in HIGH SCHOOL!! It's crazy to think of how long we've known each other. Anywho here's the deal Franz along with Noam the Drummer and Alicia Steele (who I also have known for a min Marshall Fields baby!) have come together and put an hour aside every week to discuss issues about life.

The first two episodes the three of them were trying to come up with a name for the show and this week they finally got one they're working with "Listen to MPLS: Music, People, Love Shh...." This weeks show they talk about local blogs (this one was mentioned! woot!), Atmosphere's latest video shoot, origins of Lil Wayne samples, websites, shows, The RNC, Youth Work, Critical Mass, Documentaries, Deep Cookie, Plane Tickets and much more!

This is probably the coolest talk show out of Minneapolis right now and I say talk show because that's all they do. Peep it Here.

Also check out the following blogs by the members of this podcast:


Criminal Searches

Sometimes I wonder if the internet is really a good thing? There are so many websites that could crush you if someone really wanted to dig deep enough into something from the past. I recently received an email that contained a link to a criminal search, whaaaa? Yea, you can go to this website and type in the name of whom ever and bam! Check by name and get the durrrrty on a wide range of said person's offense: drugs & alcohol, sex, violent, teft, traffic, behavioral and busniess. Granted most of these reports/arrests are public records but it's just crazy that now it's only a click away. Criminal Searches isn't complete and there may be some data missing inlcuding minor traffic offenses. If you feel like seeing what might be under your name on this website check it out here.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Annette Musick Gets Down

My homegirl (Annette Musick) moved out to San Francisco almost a year ago! Not only is she an down to earth, cool ass Mami, she's an amazing drummer and she does a lot of gigs with live House music DJs. Her and Jevne recorded a one of those moments when they played together in San Diego Feb 08. Peep the link...I'll be having this on my rotation all day at work. _W_Annette_Live_In_San_Jose_2_12_08.mp3

Monday, July 21, 2008

Revolutionary Style

Immortal Technique is in town for a show tonight! Not only is Tech an emcee but he's a political activist who uses his talents to bring up issues about racism and poverty. If you've never seen this man preform live get your asses out to First Avenue tonight!! His stage presence alone is amazing but his passion and love is off the charts. Don't snooze on this show.

First Avenue
701 First Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55403



Saturday, July 12, 2008

I recently added this song to my myspace page and my home girl Saucy Dame Delux had the video up on her blog. I love love love this song and the video is also very real, check it and leave your comments...

Friday, July 11, 2008

I Pledge Allegience to the Grind II

Killer Mike is on FYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAH! If you don't pick up his new album-I Pledge Allegience to the Grind II or take a peek at the link below, you're sleeeeeepin'! And I thought the new Lil Wayne was bangin'?! This is even better, sorry Weezy.


Download here.

Thursday, July 10, 2008


SERIOUS ART is the latest show that will be opening this Saturday at the First Amendment Art Gallery in NE Minneapolis. The show will be featuring work from the Midwest Native Michael Gaughan who recently moved to sunny L.A. Showing off some of his many talents with drawings, paintings and prints the night will also have life performances from Hardland/Hearland, Brother & Sister and Mean Beep.

Michael Gaughan grew up outside of Chicago's outer suburbs and moved to Minneapolis to pursue a degree in Art that he received from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Gaughan’s mind is always on the grind too! He’s the mastermind behind the adventurous Art Scavenger Hunt that started at the Walker Art Center that he’s now bringing to different cities. Gaughan is not only an visual artist but he’s a musician and has preformed as a rapper named Ice Rod and is in a rock group called Brother and Sister.

Saturday July 12, 7-10pm
First Amendment Arts
1101 Stinson Blvd at the corner of Broadway and Stinson in NE Minneapolis
All ages / Free admission

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

48-Hour Film Festival

This is an entry from local tastemakers/magazine l'etolie. Kate the Arts Editor and the mastermind behind the Blog mentioned that the film didn't win any awards...well judges, I think you should have given these guys an award!! Enjoy the battle between Gypsy's, Mod-Gangstas and Hipsters...

Brown Bag Steez

"This ugly bag is guaranteed to cure ugliness. Directions: Open bag and place over head of ugly person with face side facing forward. Instantly creates beauty where there is none.Note: For extra ugly persons, two bags may be necessary in case one breaks."
If you're really interested in buying an ugly bag modeled after a 70s white Sears ad you can buy it here.

Don's Guns, The Go's Best Shop To Rent From!

I love that Dessert Eagle he has in his hand...

Thursday, July 3, 2008

To-Do Tattoo

The perfect solution for your shoddy short-term memory!

Here's a tongue in-cheek tribute to anyone who's ever scribbled a reminder on their hand or wrist. Err, that would be about everybody, right?

Our To-Do Tattoo kit includes 12 graphic "To Do" forms that you can apply to your body wherever it's most convenient (or creative) and a skin-safe, washable-ink gel pen.

You'll never again have to make a lame excuse for missing bowling night or your mom's birthday.

Purchase tattoos here.

That's Stupid

Since they released their first LP album Bake Sale in June The Cool Kids have finally made their ways to the airwaves in Minneapolis. If you haven't heard of The Cool Kids or just want the mixtape you can download it here.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Koushik Mix O Remixes

New podcast up @ Stones Throw from Koushik. All new remixes from Koushik

Track listing below from Koushik podcast
1) bernard purdie - lialeh remix feat noelle scaggs and percee p snippet (light in the attic forthcoming)
2) homeliss derilex - ca$h money remix
3) kg - defn beat
4) pbw, madlib, planet asia - definition of ill remix accapella
5) roc c joint
6) four tet - a joy remix feat percee p (quickmix)(instr+voc)
7) stezo ft dooley-o - piece of the pie
8) free design - don't cry baby remix feat dudley perkins (light in the attic)
9) koushik – homage
10) madvillain - curls remix
11) koushik - basketball beat
12) bumps feat guilty simpson and j. rocc - drums (version) (forthcoming)
13) bumps feat guilty simpson and j. rocc - drums (gymbag remix)
14) home skillet theme
15) kg - game over remix beat (pt2&1)
16) dabrye feat jay dee & phat kat - game over (accapella)madvillain - strange ways remix
17) koushik - none in mind
18) baron zen - electronic (barren zone remix)
19) percee p feat j rocc - reverse pt 2
20) percee p feat j.rocc - reverse (apples and oranges remix)
21) four tet - hilarious movie of the 90's (kg funny flic) (domino)
22) dooley-o feat bernie fly (sp?) - watch my moves rmx
23) beastie boys - live or on mtv
24) koushik and percee p - cold beats
25) madvillain - remixes outro instrumental