retrogrammartown: ferelden: do you ever hear the intro theme to a video game and you get really emotional and your heart feels really weak like it’s coming back home and it’s basically like that whole world you love so much summed up into one epic song and you just want to fucking cry a lot because this is the video game for you and nothing else ever can even compare to the feeling you get...
In 2012 Kanye West introduced most of the world to Chief Keef, via the G.O.O.D....– SENSITIVE THUG: WHO WILL SURVIVE IN AMERICA? WHO WILL SURVIVE IN AMERICA? WHO WILL SURVIVE IN AMERICA? WHO WILL SURVIVE IN AMERICA? This is excellent, read it in full. On the Kardashian bit in particular: Every era, for centuries, has had its few celebrities or cultural products whose name people...
Just heard on Channel 4 News that: 1) Tumblr allows its users to upload amateur pornography 2) Users have come up with a plan to flood the site with porn in a last minute attempt to scare off Yahoo Did I miss a memo? I don’t want to be the only one doing this
Something that the interview I just reblogged on Japanese vs Western video game design didn’t address is that Western and American are not interchangeable, and localising like they are causes its own issues. The rest of the world, or even just the English-speaking bits of it, is a pretty big audience! One of the more immersion-shattering localisation things I have come across in a Japanese game...
East vs. West: An Interview with Keiji Inafune &...
fetchquests: I was going to talk a bit about an interview I had found about 3 years ago, with Keiji Inafune (illustrator/co-designer of the Mega Man series) and Hiroyuki Kobayashi (producer of the Resident Evil series), regarding the culture-clash in game design between American and Japanese gamers. The interview went over how, as a result of the contrast in cultures and history, western gamers...
piratemoggy: truckzilla: to all you americans out there this is eurovision This almost made me emotional with the sheer beauty of it- it was like Freddie Mercury had lived to make an EDM album, I am literally buying it right now.
The NME’s review of Vampire Weekend’s new album leads with: Vampire Weekend had the misfortune of arriving in 2008, just as the landfill-indie boom was hitting its peak. Clean-cut and puppyish, the New Yorkers were often dismissed as poster boys for indie music’s most vapid incarnation: the giggly-wiggly, T4 On The Beach pig-noise peddled by the likes of The Wombats (eugh), The...
Rejected openings for the review of Momoiro Clover...
Between the song by the guy from OK GO, the song by the guy from The Go! Team, and, well, everything else, GO! is something that 5th Dimension definitely has going for it. I put the euphoric space pirate pop metal of “Mugen no Ai” at the end of my personal best of 2012 mix because I figured there was no possible way to follow something like that. HAHAHA, comes the response from 5th...
One more: I wrote on the Vampire Weekend album,... →
The New York band’s third album isn’t exactly lively, but it’s definitely undead.
thirteen hundred words on the drag scene in the...
timocraticyouth: […] So in a sense FFVII is totally about drag. (In a thousand more relevant senses FFVII is about anything but. I know this. Bear with me.) The game presents Cloud as this sort of self-complete icon of masculine potential (via violence) that’s unfortunately common in the protagonist role in videogame design, in a way that’s only getting worse, still: look at the lead...
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minimoonstar: timocraticyouth: There’s this bit about three, four hours into Squaresoft classic and The One RPG Everyone Owned On The PlayStation Final Fantasy VII where notoriously you have to dress the protagonist as a lady. (In his Kotaku retrospective Tim Rogers complains about the scene, and the use of the term… NEVER FORGET. I… actually didn’t know about most of this (as...
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The video, which was directed by Johan Renck, features Williams running in place...– lol at the detail at the end of this bit of the video section of the “Tripping” wiki
One Week, One Robbie: In which Adidas gets some...
oneweekoneband: I used to admire Biffy Clyro for waiting for the world to get round to their way of thinking. Just plugging away, doing what they did, believing their day would come. And when their day did come, I was happy for them. I mean, listening to their records wasn’t much fun, and the frequency with which Radio 1 played said records wasn’t much fun either, but I appreciated the...
Best "it's the small things" in music so far 2013...
cxianet: One per artist. Nicki’s laugh on “Freaks” Big Sean’s “Fall Out…BOIIIIII” on “The Mighty Fall” Justin Timberlake saying “Pop!” in the same way as the NSYNC song on the outro to “Strawberry Bubblegum” Beyoncé’s “Texas Trilllll” on “Bow Down” Dreezy’s “Fuuuuhhhhkkk” ad-lib on “Knock a Hoe” Patty’s little giggle after “We will teach you how to make boys next door out of assholes” on...
One can click around on blogs and go down YouTube wormholes, but my musical life...– How to Dress Well’s Tom Krell makes his case for brick-and-mortar music shops in our feature “Record Stories”, which has some of our favorite artists— including Danny Brown, Jenny Lewis, Yo La Tengo, and more— talking about their favorite stores. (via pitchfork) Look, I like record stores at least...
jonathanbogart: Looking at the Jukebox’s only run-in with Jai Paul is an exercise in nostalgia at this point. Ewing! Macpherson! Skidmore (*sob*)! Eddy! Don’t get me wrong, I’m proud of the Tumblr generation, but I miss some of the ILXors. Aww, Jai Paul’s myspace no longer has a press section consisting entirely of the negative reviews from that post.
I AM JUST EIGHTEEN MY HEART BURSTS WITH TRUE BEAUTY TRUMPETS: THE ONLY CURE– Beirut - Gulag Orkestar by Mike Powell from the Second Annual Stylus Haiku Marathon, 2006. Something just reminded me of this, one of my favourite short things to have appeared on Stylus that wasn’t from the Jukebox. Realising seven years later that the last line doesn’t even have the...
Exist Yesterday.: Happy April 11: The Top Four... →
inat40: katherinestasaph: maura: 4. Robin Thicke, “Sidestep” 3. Michael Jackson feat. Siedah Garrett, “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” 2. Pulp, “Underwear” 1. Helium, “What Institution Are You From” 4. Kristin Hersh, “Sundrops” (the version on Strings) 3. Miss Kittin, “Play Me a Tape” 2. Sky Ferreira, “Everything is Embarrassing’ 1. Bjork, “Human Behavior” 4) Supertramp - ‘The Logical...