Archive for September, 2006

Bonfire Of The Brands

September 1, 2006

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I’ve always felt strange wearing clothes that have brand names written all over them. So for the last few years I’ve worn clothes that either were subtle in the logo or hid the tag inside.

  • First of all I hate to be a bill board advertisement for clothing companies.
  • Second, it looks tacky.
  • Third, even though people might pay a lot for clothes, they shouldn’t be judged by what brand they are wearing. People should like you for who you are, not what you wear.

Well, One person decided that they are sick and tired of brands. So Neil Boorman is setting all the brand name items he owns, on fire! What a cool guy! He dislikes brands to the point of setting them on fire. My advice for him is to chill out and remove or hide the brand name logos. Problem solved right? For him, I don’t think so.

I would like to know if there is any way possible to escape advertisements, besides living in a forest, in the middle of nowhere. Well, I can’t think of a way to escape it all. Personally I would go live on a beach, but I still think there will be Coca-Cola or some brand name item everywhere. Just not nearly as much as in a city. If one day advertisement becomes as extreme as it was in the movie “Minority Report” I’ll have to move to a forest, or a deserted beach. Enjoy the links below.

[Link – Blogger Bonfire Of The Brands]

[Cool Hunting article]

Radiodread – Easy Star All Stars

September 1, 2006

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Track List: 

  1. Airbag (featuring Horace Andy)
  2. Paranoid Android (featuring Kirsty Rock)
  3. Subterranean Homesick Alien (featuring Junior Jazz)
  4. Exit Music “For A Film” (featuring Sugar Minnot)
  5. Let Down (featuring Toots & The Maytals)
  6. Karma Police (featuring Citizen Cope)
  7. Fitter Happier (featuring Menny More)
  8. Electioneering (featuring Morgan Heritage)
  9. Climbing Up The Walls (featuring Tamar-kali)
  10. No Surprises (featuring The Meditations)
  11. Lucky (featuring Frankie Paul)
  12. The Tourist (featuring Israel Vibration – Skelly Vibe)
  13. Exit Music “For A Dub”
  14. An Airbag Saved My Dub

Year/Label: 

2006/Easy Star

City Rocker review: 

Radiodread is a remix of Radiohead’s hit album OK Computer. Most remixes of popular bands tend to be horrible; Radiodread is definetly an exception to remix album failure. This remix is awesome!

The first great aspect of Radiodread is dub music. All the clangy guitar riffs and spooky sound effects of the original OK Computer album is replaced with dub music you can dance to. Another great quality of this remix album is the singing. In place of Thom Yorke’s erie vocals, are singers who give off the “soul” vibe.

What a unique album! Everytime people are in a gloomy mood, Radiohead seems to fit the mood. This album tends to cheer people up! Very strange. Very unique. Just a great album. Have a listen, and you’ll notice yourself singing along with a smile. Then you’ll ask yourself this is the wierdest feeling because dub music and Radiohead isn’t suppose to mix! Yet the Easy All Stars have done it. They made a “dub” remix of Radiohead’s OK Computer.

Music Style: 

Dub, Ragae, Psychedelic, Party, Soulful-Singing, Warm, Chill-Out

Favorite Tracks:

  1. “Let Down”
  2. “Karma Police”
  3. “Climbing Up The Walls”
  4. “No Surprises”
  5. “An Airbag Saved My Dub”

Related Links:

[Easy Star – Article on release of Radiodread remix]

[Buy this album on Amazon]

City Rocker rating of this album: 

9.5 out of 10