Ben Milne, a baker in Fife, UK, is a big fan of the band Found. So to mark the release of its newest single, he decided to make a record of the song out of chocolate. After several failed attempts, Milne used a copy of the mold used to make a vinyl record and pressed it into a sheet of chocolate. The result, as you can see at the video at the link, is both functional as a musical recording and a dessert.
Second birthday for the podcast! Nice little back catalogue building up now :o) To celebrate the occasion, here’s another show crafted to caress your eardrums - I’ve got some old classics, unrecognised gems, and just a little new heat to add the spice! It also seems to be remix city this month…
PlaylistNatural Elements : Freestyle
[Butterfly] Digable Planets : Nickel Bags (Instrumental)
The Pharcyde : Passing Me By / Passing By Me (DJ Jazzy Jeff Remix)
Intelligent Hoodlum : Grand Groove (Bonus Mix)
Kool G Rap ft. Nas : Fast Life (Norfside Remix)
No I.D. : Sky’s The Limit
[Pete Rock] Phife Dawg : Lemme Find Out
The U.N. : Avenue
Sean Price, Meyhem Lauren & Roc Marciano : How The Gods Chill (Remix)
Snowgoons w/ Skyzoo & Torae : Can’t Go On Like That
Dilated Peoples : Triple Optics
Stanley Clarke & George Duke : Quiet Time
[Ant] MF DOOM : Hoe Cakes (Remix Instrumental)
O.C. : Emotions (Album Version / JFish Remix)
Kev Brown ft. Grap Luva : Struggla’s Theme
AZ : Gimme Yours (Remix)
Jane Child : Words I Know (Album Version / Word Mix)
Air Adam : Maria
Spearhead : Hole In The Bucket
A member of a top Japanese pop group was not actually a real human being, it has been revealed. Eguchi Aimi was supposed to be the newest member of all-girl group AKB48, but she was actually a composite of six of her bandmates. A video has been released showing how the girls’ features were blended together for the rather convincing publicity stunt…
"Champions project a message to their opponents that induces fear and resignation. Opponents of former world chess champion Bobby Fischer used to call it "Fischer Fear." They used to say that they could feel his manic energy, his fierce will to win, across the chessboard. Michael Jordan’s opponents used to feel a similar thing, as did Kasparov’s and as do Woods’ and Federer’s."
“One of my responsibilities as Commander in Chief is to keep an eye on robots. And I’m pleased to report that the robots you manufacture here seem peaceful. At least for now.”—President Obama talking to the National Robotics Engineering Center at Carnegie Mellon. (via juliasegal)
Let me post this positive story up and hope it gets some views - I’m sure if this man had got into a fight outside a nightclub it would have been heavily reported…
Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards is a man of his word. And because he is, 100 students are going to college on his dime.
In 2007, Edwards promised 100 Cleveland high school students that he would pay for their college tuition—-a total value of $1 million—-if they maintained grade point averages at 2.5 or higher and performed 15 hours of community service. The students lived up to their end of the bargain, and now Edwards is living up to his end, according to CBSSports.com and the Detroit Free Press.
“You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analyzing a situation, trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve, would’ve happened. Or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move the f*** on.”—
Dexter Isaac, a longtime suspect in the 1994 shooting and robbery of Tupac at Quad Studios, has confessed to the crime. Not only that, but he says Jimmy Henchmen paid him $2500 to do the robbery, and he says he still has the chain he took from Tupac as proof. Isaacs,…
David Blake is the name. Quik is the legend. Job is the parable.
Choose your cycle: the bloodbath of crack-era Compton, the warfare with siblings and rap rivals, the accidental tragedies and closed-casket funerals, the vodka bottles and the label squabbles, the traumas witnessed and the reverberations absorbed.
On the cusp of his latest release Monumental with fellow New York legends Smif N’ Wessun (due June 28th), we chopped it up with the Chocolate Boy Wonder and got the stories behind his greatest records. From the tears shed after hearing “They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)” mixed for the first time, to Jam Master Jay showing up at his mother’s house unannounced to work on beats, to watching Big Pun lay his verse down for the Soul Survivor album while simultaneously eating a bag of potato chips, Pete shares all his priceless moments.
I can’t see what people are looking to gain with the obviously fake Tumblr accounts (the ones with a weird name, a single pic of an attractive woman and no other content) that “like” random posts on your feed. What am I not picking up on?
56-minute John Pilger documentary on the outright theft of the Chagos Islands (notably, Diego Garcia) by the British government in order that the US could build an enormous military base there. The indigenous population of these islands was brutalised and then exiled - dumped in Mauritius and forbidden to return.
“The Attorney-General’s kind remarks are noted and appreciated. I’ve spoken to Ed Burns and we are prepared to go to work on season six of The Wire if the Department of Justice is equally ready to reconsider and address its continuing prosecution of our misguided, destructive and dehumanising drug prohibition.”—