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Pantone For Prince

Prince Gets His Own Purple

Prince was multi-chromatic; a comedian who said as few words as possible, an androgynous sex symbol, a devout mischief-maker, an artist who fused disparate styles — soul and rhythm and blues and rock solos and reedy electronics — into one squarely his own, painted with a palette no one had even noticed.

Regardless, we call him The Purple One for good reason. And now, thanks to a deal between his increasingly license-happy estate and the Pantone Color Institute, he has his own, specific, kingly shade.

“While the spectrum of the color purple will still be used in respect to the ‘Purple One,’ Love Symbol #2 will be the official color across the brand he left behind,” a statement reads. The color was inspired by the hue of a piano he’d planned to take on tour, before passing away on April 21, 2016.

think that’s great… man, can’t believe it’s been over a year since he passed.


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Monday Music

having just dropped that post about the shitty sad state of affairs that were on display down in charlottesville over the weekend, this song popped in my head for some reason…

haven’t heard, much less thought of, this song in ages… hell, i might’ve been a teenager the last time i sat down and listened to this one… it really is strange how our minds work sometimes, i swear.

#blink  #curious

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Monday Music

i’ve been chill’n and listening to this pretty much all day…

gotta luv it.

#SoGood  #SuperChill  #BebopMang

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Arcade Fire Fidget Spinner

Arcade Fire releases latest album on ultra-expensive USB fidget spinner

Anthemic Canadian ensemble Arcade Fire just released its latest album, Everything Now. Perhaps in an attempt to capitalize on the current cultural zeitgeist, the band has released the album on a USB-enabled fidget spinner, in addition to the usual vinyl, CD, cassette, and digital editions.

The limited edition format was flogged for $109 on the band’s official website, which is undeniably pricey, but well within the realms of what you’d expect for a limited edition trinket.

In comparison, the CD version goes for $14, and the old-school vinyl record costs $18.

love me some Arcade Fire, but damn… but i guess if you’re really a hardcore fan and really, really want a limited edition USB spinner with their album on it — then it’s totally worth the $109.

#damn  #expensive

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More Monday Music

Arcade Fire – Everything Now (Official Video)

been hearing this one a lot lately, and damned if i don’t feel the sudden impulse to crank this badboy up whenever i hear it… gotta love Arcade Fire, what a great band.

not sure how the hell we got on the subject, but a friend of mine was going on and on about this song by rihanna… said she wasn’t a big fan, but damned if it wasn’t an awesome performance, and after streaming it through my tv/speakers last night i gotta say… she was right, cuz i’m not much of a fan either but that was a great performance.

Vangelis – Blade Runner Soundtrack (Remastered 2017)


Monday Music

King Missile – Detachable Penis

an oldie but a goodie… what a great song, always cracks me up mang.

PS. lil dicky says hi…


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Movies Music

Moog’n Blade Runner

Blade Runner theme-s made at the Moog Mother64

i watched Blade Runner for the first time in years the other night, and man… hard to believe that movie is like 30+ years old… i mean, after all that time, and it still holds up.

figured i’d go ahead and watch it again since the new one is coming out later this year, which i still have high hopes for… though at the same time, i’m really trying hard not to get my expectations up too much so i don’t walk outta the theater all disgusted and pissed.

PS. the original theme song was done with a Yamaha CS-80

Blade Runner 2049 Will Be Missing One Much-Hated Element From the Original

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Music Online/Web

“Take On Me” AR App

Brilliant Augmented Reality App Lets You Star in Your Own ’80s Music Video

One of the most memorable music videos of the 1980s is A-ha’s “Take On Me” featuring a young woman who’s pulled into a world that looks like it only exists as crude pencil sketches. The video took 16 weeks to animate by hand, but Trixi Studios created an augmented reality app that can recreate the effect in real-time.

Ever since Apple announced the availability of ARKit—a suite of new tools that make it easier to add augmented reality features to an app—at its WWDC event back in June, iPhone and iPad users have been anticipating how developers will use AR in new and unique ways.

have to say, that’s pretty damn cool… great, now i’m gonna have to checkout this app whenever apple releases their new iOS.

#heh  #thumbsup

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Monday Music

Nine Inch Nails – Less Than

oh man, i’m always down for some new NIN :)

been a fan for over 20 years now, and still think it’s fucking awesome that trent is out there still playing shows and making new music.

#NIN  #AwesomeSauce

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Throwback Thursday

been rock’n out to the ramones for the past hour or two while working…

man, just can’t seem to get enough.

#ramones  #throwbackthursday

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Monday Music

heard this song the other day and thought it was pretty cool…

doesn’t hurt that jayden keeps sending me links to various songs and artists to checkout, usually a couple times a week — then again, i figure he’s just trying to keep me “young” or something ;)


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Movies Music

The Soundtrack Comeback?

From Baby Driver to Atomic Blonde, Streaming Has Saved The Movie Soundtrack

JOHN HOULIHAN’S MISSION seemed impossible. The music supervisor for Atomic Blonde had to win over George Michael, New Order, and Public Enemy, with nothing but a little bit of cash and the promise that their music would be playing as a backdrop to Charlize Theron doing badass spy stuff in 1989 Berlin. As someone who has been soundtracking films for more than 20 years, Houlihan knew in theory how to convince them and their licensors—bartering, negotiation, outright pleading—but the soundtrack-licensing game today is much different than it when he was finding music for Austin Powers.

From the 1980s to the early 2000s, a good movie soundtrack could become the year’s greatest mixtape. In 1987, it was Dirty Dancing. In 1992, it was Singles. Pulp Fiction and Above the Rim tied for the honor in 1994. Romeo + Juliet took the cake in 1996 and so on. But as iTunes—and later, streaming services—became more prevalent, the need for movies to compile a bunch of killer tracks in a physical album release has all but vaporized. (Why buy the 8 Mile soundtrack when you can just queue up an Eminem playlist on Spotify?)

This had two distinct effects on music supervisors’ jobs. First, fewer labels tried to strong-arm their hot new artists onto movie soundtracks. Second, they—and their musicians—became more amenable to licensing out their back-catalogue material, especially when physical album sales were dropping precipitously. “As the record business has segued from the brick-and-mortar thing that’s long-gone to this new digital thing, there’s been huge drops in their revenue,” Houlihan says. “Now this little side-dish thing of them giving synchronization licenses has become a lifeblood.” Both current and older artists realized that moviegoers who heard their song might be more likely to stream the rest of their body of work. And in 2017, that consideration has evolved to help make soundtracks the most vital and vibrant they’ve been in decades. Continue…

well to be honest, i’m kinda glad to hear this since i’ve been a long time fan of movie soundtracks… probably going way back to when i was a young teenager, and it was a cool way to get your hands on a CD with good songs from various artists… hell, i often will look for a good movie i just watched on spotify to see if there’s a soundtrack and will tune-in while working if one’s available.

PS. listening to “baby driver” soundtrack right now :)

PS. Charlize Theron looks so hot in that pic…

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Monday Music

heard this song quite a few times over the past couple weeks, and didn’t even realize it was by Imagine Dragons until the other day when i heard it on XM while driving around in the miata.

damn man, doesn’t even sound like them does it?

dunno, surprised me mang.

#GoodMusic  #CrankItUp

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Monday Music

Queens Of The Stone Age – Make It Wit Chu

an oldie but goodie…


#heh  #thumbsup

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TGIF Mofo’s

one of the guys posted this at work earlier, and being a dumbass i clicked on it… now i’ve had this effin song stuck in my head all day.

so yeah, click on it… watch and listen to the whole thing, i dare ya.

c’mon man, join the pain.

#chuckle  #wimper

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Monday Music

just stumbled across this song the other day and really dig it.

of course, every time i find or dig a song, i naturally pop open spotify and add it to one of my playlists.

gotta luv spotify, mang ;)

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Music News

RIP Chris Cornell

Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell has died

Chris Cornell, lead singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave, has died aged 52. The singer’s representative Brian Bumbery confirmed the news to the Associated Press, describing the death as “sudden and unexpected”, The Guardian report.

According to Bumbery’s statement, the grunge icon passed away in Detroit on Wednesday (May 17). His family will work closesly with the medical examiner to determine the cause of death and have asked for privacy at this time.

oh man, what sad news…

i got home last night just in time to sit down and watch the “I Am Heath Ledger” that i was looking forward to seeing… really good by the way, and kinda left me both amazed at just how much he accomplished, and even more sad at his passing — learned quite a bit about the guy that i didn’t know as well.

then i turn around and hear about this on the radio while driving over to Wawa for my morning coffee fix (i’m hopelessly addicted)… and was like “oh shit man, really?!”… they guys on the radio said something about it being a possible suicide?

#WTF  #SadPanda

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Monday Music

whenever may rolls around, this song from arcade fire always tends to popup in my head… and aside from that, it’s just a badass song.

whenever i hear this one, i usually have to crank it up.


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Monday Music, Vol. 2

well the Covenant might suck — dunno, haven’t seen it yet — but one movie that certainly didn’t suck was the new Guardians of the Galaxy!

no spoilers or anything, just in case you haven’t seen it yet… but seriously, loved it… first one was great, so despite all the hype i was curious if the second would live it to it… easier said than done, especially with sequels… but they did a helluva job.

was a little more ’emotional’ than i thought it’d be… don’t worry, not gonna say anything more.


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Movies Music

Hasselhoff’s Guardian Rap

Once You Hear David Hasselhoff Rap About Guardians of the Galaxy Your Life Will Never Be the Same

You kind of need to see the lyrics in black and white to fully appreciate them:

Getting down and dirty with a procyon lotor

Got no people skills but he’s good with motors

That weird thing by his side an infantilized sequoia

The two of them walk by, people say “Oh Boy-a”

They ask me why I’m bringin’

A baby into battle

“Thats really irresponsible”

And getting them rattled

I say “Give me a break

Get off my back dammit”

I didn’t learn parenting

My daddy was a planet

In these times of hardship

Just remember:

We are Groot

holy shit man, i feel like i’m the twilight zone right now after listening to that… it’s so bad and yet, totally awesome… right?

#BlankStare  #ListensAgain

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