Friday, 31 July 2015

Average Rap Band (Tom Scott & Lui Tuiasau) - Release Groundbreaking Introspective Rap Record "Stream of Nonsenseness"



Produced by Dandruff Dicky

Budget for record $42 dollars but it sounds 


like a million redistributed dollars. There are 


also some really tasty t-shirts available via 


bandcamp

https://averagerapband.bandcamp.com/merch/average-rap-band-black-t-shirt


Favourite track at the mo: Bending Spoons 

It was actually really buzzy cause I just watched this really boring youtube video about the difference between analytical philosophy and the continental vibes  So it's good to know Tom Scott and his peer-reviewed crew don't think much of the analytical side of things just listen to the lampooning on "What it Is" the sampled geezer clearly conveys how boring and full of crap sanitised philosophy can be!

 I mean I was doing an honours course at debt ladened AU and had the misfortune of choosing a $1000 honours paper that studied word for word Ludwig Wittgensteins "Philosophical Investigations" to be honest I enjoyed it in a quirky way but couldn't understand any of the logic and stuff in it. I read it my way as I wasn't 'allowed' to read any secondary texts (books on hard and confusing books) in the end I just canned it. 

Anyway all the continental philosophers are god damn Rockstars aka Nietzsche, Zizek, Plato, Marx but some analytical philosophers are cool to like Aristotle and Kant is kind of half of each side and ethics is mainly analytical and I really enjoy that stuff but anything to heavy on the numbers and Im putting that book down. Just like the old skool wise dude Montainge  he guy who invented the essay he said 'I aint hurting my head for no book, read read it again but i'd rather throw it away then stress out about it!' (paraphrase). Proust also a total continental guy believed every book no matter how good it was none of them no book can ever be above being thrown away by us in favour of doing something else ironic as he wrote the longest most windy and slow paced book in the world but apparently its pretty good I mean the title is basically the dopiest ever "In Search of Lost Time" 







Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Saturday, 25 July 2015

The Moss Rock Show - Episode Number 4 (Finally hahaha)


Episode 4 of The Moss Rock Show bringing you all the hottest tunes from around Sunny old NZ and the Rest of the World can't forget that place too :) Stream the show in the player directly below!!
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Thanks for listening to the show Hamish!! :) 

Playlist Number 4!!!  

Ratatat - Cream on Chrome 
Silicon - Burning Sugar 
Rackets - Swan Song 
War on Drugs - Ocean in Between the Waves
Wilco - Magnetized 
Racing - Stereo Fields
Tame Impala - Love and Paranoia 
Lana Del Rey - Honeymoon
Steel Pulse - My House 
Lee Scratch Perry - Groovy Situation 
Boh Runga - I Dreamed a Dream 
Hannah Trigwell - Stay With Me 
David Kilgour and the Heavy 8's - Comin On
Liam Finn - Wrestling with Dad
Madyk - Some Kisses  (New Artist) 

Friday, 24 July 2015

Hulk Hogan's Life is Falling Apart


I just found out about the racial controversy surrounding Hulk Hogan. Apparently he was caught on a 'home movie' being very dis-respectful about the ethnicity and colour of other WWE wrestlers. He even took aim at his own daughter for apparently dating someone who wasn't white. The shockingly racist and abhorrent remarks could not have turned up at a worse time for Hogan who is currently in the financial fight for his life. He is in the midst of a serious court litigation trying to prevent Gawk media from releasing a video of a sexual nature that would destroy his reputation and future career opportunities in entertainment. Below are some of the worse statements uttered by Hogan courtesy of the Enquirer:

"I don't know if Brooke was f*cking the black guy's son," Hulk said, the sources add.
"I mean, I don't have double standards. I mean, I am a racist, to a point, f*cking n***ers. But then when it comes to nice people and sh*t, and whatever."
According to their sources, Hogan also said: "I mean, I'd rather if she was going to f*ck some n***er, I'd rather have her marry an 8-foot-tall n***er worth a hundred million dollars! Like a basketball player! I guess we're all a little racist. f--king n***er."

To me it really does seem as if Hogan's life is falling apart even though his trying his best to right his wrongs. The American icon issued a formal apology renouncing his hurtful words and disturbing prejudices caught on camera. But, despite his best efforts he has since been stripped of all his his wrestling accolades and white washed from the WWE hall of fame.
The old saying 'there's no smoke without fire seems' applicable to Hogan's life because in the past his credibility has been rocked by controversies and rumours surrounding the man from being unfaithful in his marriage to not looking after the interests of his family before himself especially his daughter. From my outside perspective what I see is an old lost man who lacks a normal level of empathy toward the people he loves. Perhaps fame fried Hogan's head as he even says himself in the attached video  he use to party so hard he couldn't even remember peoples names!

With all the dirty laundry spilling out across the pavements perhaps Hogans greatest achievement will finally be coming face to face to with the pain he has caused his fans of all racial backgrounds and socio-ethnic strata. The old saying seems to apply that 'what goes up must go down' but before we are so quick to condemn Hogan a man he is completely in the wrong we must remember he is "human all to human" in the words of Freidreich Nietzsche. The simple theme of human fallibility is re-inforced by his daughter Brooke a person has seemingly endless empathy for him.

If You Knew My Father~
By Brooke Bollea
If you knew the dad I knew,
you’d know his tender heart.
He’d never want to hurt his fans,
or family from the start.
If you knew my father,
you would know how hard he fought…
and the way it brought a smile to people light, medium and dark.
We always fight a battle
that people never see,
and sometimes when you’re hurting, you don’t think logically.
Human isn’t perfect,
and perfect is not he,
but I can tell you one thing, it’s just not what it seems.
Cause If you knew the dad I knew,
you’d know he raised me well.
He taught me folks are so much more
than shades could ever tell.
And If you knew my father,
you would know he’s down to earth.
He may have slammed the giant,
but remembers life’s true worth.
If you knew my father,
if you just walked in his shoes…
then you would know that microscope that comes with yellow boots.
If you knew my father,
you would see your own in mine.
And if he was your father, you could never find divide.
Cause me- I bet your father
or someone that you love
Maybe regrets something
they wish they’d never done.
So if you know my father,
remember he’s a man,
and you would crave relief if people judged everything you did.
The lord says to forgive them,
don’t be the one to stone…
so please remember his strong arms when you were all alone.
The lives he’s changed, the friends he’s made,
the people he’s inspired…
It makes me sad to see my dad
defeated and so tired.
If you knew my father,
you would know just how he’s hurting…
For he loves every one of you, regardless of your story.
And if you met my father,
I know he’d give you love!
He’d lift you up, apologize and give you all a hug.
For those who think you know my father,
remember who you are.
We all can make mistakes and carry ugly scars.
Because I know my father,
I can promise this-
Just like you and I, things we don’t mean can sometimes slip.
We all continue learning.
This life can be so rough…
So if you know my father, please try not to be tough.
My father has a daughter,
and I have feelings too.
And if I knew your father, I would do the same for you.
A tweet from Hogan what to make of it is up to you. 
In the storm I release control,God and his Universe will sail me where he wants me to be,one love. HH


Thursday, 23 July 2015

The Neo-Kalashnikovs & The Glocks - "Get Ready to RockNRoll" Show Kings Arms 24th of July Friday $10

The Neo-Kalashnikovs play The Kings Arms Tavern
Tomorrow night Fri 24th of July with The Glocks 
$10 on the door can't wait to Rock!!!
p.s our new single "Drama Queen" is mixed and will be 
surfing off to the sunny West Coast of the USA to be
mastered by none other than Big Bass Brian the man who
added the finishing touches to Sublimes first record smile emoticon





Diamonds

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

The Lives of Professional Street Fighter Players (Capcom)

This week i stumbled across an elightening documentary about Professional Arcade players. The doco is called "More than a Game" and narrates the lives of some of the best sportsmen (sic) in their chosen digital field of choice namely Street Fighter arcade machines. One of the marketing bosses at Capcom who is an ex-street fighter fanatic clearly outlines the serious history of the game in his own words. In his opinion the youthful bespectacled character states how the original Street Fighter Game was a flop the gameplay proving to rigid, contrived and on the whole uninspiring.

However from their mega failure jumped out with a karate kick the significantly updated and worldwide hit version 2.0 aka Street Fighter 2 kicking off an arcade gaming revolution. Here is the doco if your interested apparently Street Fighter 4 is the most widely played modern arcade game in the world, amazing.











Amy Schumer - Uses the Force in Sexy Star Wars GQ Photoshoot

Well its not everyday Amy Schumer jumps into bed with C3PO and R2D2 for a GQ parody photo shoot. I can only wonder in a slight state of fear how die-hard Have reacted to seeing there heros in such compromising situations copy-right holders Disney are all up in arms and hot under the collar. I guess when you pay for A movie franchise to the tune of $4 billion dollars thats kind of justified. In Amy and GQ's favour i personally think theyve done a good job of dramatizing The sex lives of the Star Wars characters that weve known to come and love, Sorry that came out wrong. Ill keep my eyes peeled to see if a court case Kicks off inrelation to the saucy snaps below ;)