Sunday, October 31, 2010

#264 Perfect Shuffle 45

Perfect Shuffle number 45, play it on your Walkman or in your Jukebox. The best of the best of what's new right now... and they're all here: De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig, Shit Robot, Rye Rye, N.E.R.D., El Guincho, Mercury Rev and more. Fits like a glove, solid as a rock...



Friday, October 29, 2010

#263 Jack White Is The Best Shoe Salesman In The World

Jack White has been doing well this week in terms of extra money rolling in. Not one but two commercials went on air that feature his music.

The new Converse "Join the Procession" spot, starring legendary basketball player Dr. J, dug up The White Stripes' 'Hello Operator' from their year 2000 record De Stijl. Around the same time, Converse mother company Nike, figured it'd be a swell idea to use The Raconteurs' 'Salute Your Solution' from 2000 and 8's 'Consolers of the Lonely' for their new campaign entitles 'Boom'.

I obviously wasn't there to make either of the deals, but I'm thinking that for 1 year USA on all media platform Jack might have made a cool 250K... a commercial.


#262 Punk Rock Friday

Thursday, October 28, 2010

#261 Top 10 Artists To Fall Asleep To

Online hotel booker Travelodge, figured they'd research what kind of music the Brits listen use to fall asleep. In a survey with 6000 respondents the results are as follows.
From the Travelodge press release:

Findings revealed previous winner Coldplay still has the 'snooze factor' - with Chris Martin's monotonous, meditative melodies claiming the number one position for lulling Britons into slumber. (Coldplay topped the kip charts in 2008 when the survey was previously conducted)

Heart throb and swing vocalist Michael Buble took second place in helping the nation nod off with his dulcet tones. Third place in the kip charts was award to the Scottish / Irish indie boy band, Snow Patrol - who many people believe are the most boring band in Britain.

Britons voted the 'Princess of Soul' Alicia Keys as their fourth favourite sleep inducing singer whilst fifth place was awarded to singer-songwriter, surfer, and soft rock musician Jack Johnson.

1. Coldplay
2. Michael Buble
3. Snow Patrol
4. Alicia Keys
5. Jack Johnson
6. Taylor Swift
7. Mozart
8. Barry White
9. Leona Lewis
10. Radiohead

Now you know.

#260 Lemmy Jamming Out In Kronebourg Commercial

The manliest of man, Lemmy Kilmister is starring in a new commercial for Kronenbourg Beer.

Situated in a French Brasserie type setting, Lemmy and what I think are some other Motörhead guys, are slowing down the pace of The Ace Of Spades.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

#259 Doritos' Late Night 360 Degrees Music Videos

Via Wilbert "Six Flags" Leering

Doritos "Late Night" I'm lead to believe is the ultimate bag of potato chips you can have after a long night of partying. To have you believe that as well, the people at AMV/BBDO and Goodby, Silverstein & Partners came up with a campaign that features five relatively unknown bands and a global music event featuring Rihanna and her new video, "Who's That Chick".

Since you have to login with an empty Doritos action pack, I don't know what Rihanna's content is all about. But the five relatively unknown bands all shot a 360 degrees video that you can control. What that means?
Go have a look at the Doritos Late Night website. I promise you won't regret it.

#258 It's Almost Halloween, Top-5 Frightening Tracks

Music Works is a London based company that "Makes Music Work For You". In other words, they search and license music for instore purposes. With Halloween vastly approaching, Music Works together with media researchers EMR wanted to find out what songs people find truly horrifying.
Now I don't see how any retailer would like to frighten their customers, but here's their top-5 nonetheless:

5. Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells

In the Netherlands commonly known as the music you hear when the Baron and his bad guys are about to so something evil to Bassie and Adriaan.

4. Charles Bernstein - Nightmare On Elm Street

Not only a scary movie and a very scary sound track, Nightmare on Elmstreet is also the acting debut of Johnny Depp who is frighteningly awesome.

3. John Williams - Jaws

I guess anyone could have seen this Shark coming from a mile away.

2. Sunn O))) - Cursed Realms Of Winterdemons

I never figured they'd test Sun O))) for this, but it makes sense.

1. George Crumb - Black Angels

The clear number one, 28% of all respondents found George Crumb’s ‘Black Angels’ the most terrifying sound track. While it doesn’t stem from a film, it does have all the hallmarks of a horror soundtrack.

To see all test results go here.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

#256 Super Mario Bros Coin Sound Transcription For Optimized Fingering

#255 Perfect Czars (according to Marian van Kesteren, @datkanniet)

Beautiful compilation here. We're talking about Perfect Czars here, a compilation by Marian van Kesteren.
Especially interesting for lovers of John Grant (yes indeed, he's the singer of the The Czars).

Download here.
Spotify here.

Liner notes in Dutch over at Het Zesde Vlak.

Monday, October 25, 2010

#254 Awesome Campers / Awesome Music

What you're about to see is not, I repeat is NOT, the next Ok-Go video. What you're about to see is in fact a shoe commercial that just happens to look like it could be the next Ok-Go video.

To celebrate the release of a new line of shoes that feature a cushioning system called P87, Spanish shoe brand Camper (now you get the joke with picture) shot a video with the co-Spanierds / the band Klein.
The band is performing their track "Thread Over It", whilst walking over a brightly colored series of oversized paper instruments that from above look like a giant microchip... Just go watch.

#253 The New !!!-video

Gets all thumbs up here at the Sizzer office.
Directed by a Saman Keshavarz for the Warp Film department.

#252 Dead Kennedys the Comic Book

Back in the 90's Revolutionary Comics, a US comic book publisher, released the "Rock 'n Roll Comics". A series featuring unauthorized biographies of various bands and artists.
I remember ordering a friend of mine the Dead Kennedy's episode, cause at the time he was a huge fan. I ran into the comic online not so long ago and figured I'd share it with you right here for download and here for the real deal.

Other Rock' n Roll Comics include N.W.A., Led Zep, Pink Floyd and many many more. Very interesting if collecting vinyl records is not nerdy enough.

Friday, October 22, 2010

#251 Punk Rock Friday Number 2.

As my friend Niels Post pointed out. Today's Punk Rock Friday should be about the Slits. Rest in peace Arianne Foster aka Ari Up.

#250 Punk Rock Friday

Thursday, October 21, 2010

#249 Phoenix & Daft Punk Deliver NY An Indie Boner

During their first ever Madison Square Garden gig last night, advertising darlings and Air France Brand band Phoenix, took high school buddies Daft Punk onstage to do some live re-mixing. Read a better description of people who were actually there, here. But watch below.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

#248 The Album Atlas

Via Debbie
Very similar to the Hip-Hop Map I wrote about some time ago, is this Album Map or Album Atlas if you will.
A Google Maps map that shows you what album pictures have been taken where. The Beach Boy's Pet Sound... San Diego Zoo. The Jam's This Is The Modern World? Right here etc. etc.

#247 Metal Bands Tatoos, All Of Them

I love people who threat their body as a conceptual piece of art.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

#246 Decoding J-Hova's Book

Guess what? Jay-Z did something awesome!
He wrote a book called Decoded, but that ain't even the awesome part.

Jay hired ad agency Droga 5, who coincidentally can be considered the Jay-Z of advertising, to come up with a way to launch the Decoded. Droga 5 went all out with a multi-platform idea that takes every page of the book and brings it back to its birthplace, literally.
The release date of the book is November 16th and till that date, the campaign will recreate each book page on various outdoor visual touch points. Think billboards, the lining of a suit or the bottom of a pool. All relevant to the birthplace of the content.
Confusing? Very!

It's like a worldwide scavenger hunt mixed with a lot of Dan Brown, taking place both offline and online. I can't get it to work properly, but maybe you have better luck. If so. Do let me know.

#245 Perfect Sixties (according to Dave von Raven, @the_madd)

Dave von Raven is a Freak. A beat-freak that is. During the day as Dave Melaart he's employed by Rotterdam music store Feedback but at night he leads his gang of merry men in a band called The Madd.

The 60's are Dave's decade. You see this in the way his house is decorated, the clothing he wears, his band but especially in his extensive collection of rare and often forgotten vinyl records. Lucky for us he decided to digitize those singles and share them with us through this Perfect collection. More Dave in Dutch here.

Download here.

Monday, October 18, 2010

#245 A Day In The Life Of Ice-T

Q: What's better then a day the beach?
A: A day at the beach when you're Ice-TMore here.

Friday, October 15, 2010

#244 Hallo! Ween?

I'm not celebrating Halloween. But if I was, I know how I'd dress up.

#243 Punk Rock Friday

Thursday, October 14, 2010

#242 They're Giving Away Free Air Guitars

#241 Iggy Pop Re-Recording The Passenger With A Bunch Of Kiwi's

It's weird. I work in advertising, I create music for advertising, I love punk music and here at Blog010110 I write about the three of of those. For some reason though, I totally missed this year's Cannes Direct Grand Prix winner. A campaign featuring Iggy Pop. Good thing I went to see yesterday's Cannes Showreel in Tuschinski.

The basic idea: Orcon Broadband Internet is so fast. You can start a band whilst being on opposite sides of the planet , with Iggy Pop if someone pays him enough.
I wish we had this back in the Das Oath days.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

#240 One Of The Reasons Audi Is Kicking BMW Butt

They have an amazing audio branding strategy.

#239 Rubber Tracks, The Converse Recording Studio

I've been saying it for a while now. Advertising agencies and brands could very well and should very well be the new record labels.
In a day and age where the recording music industry needs to look for new ways of generating income and the traditional music labels can't seem to keep up, it only seems logical that more dynamic and creative companies step up.

Say hello to shoe manufacturer Converse. They're about to open a recording studio, called Rubber Tracks, in Brooklyn. The studio will allow emerging artists the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art equipment... for free.
Apart from giving bands the opportunity to record, Converse will also help out in getting that music heard. What does that mean? Well a quick look in my little crystal reveals new shoes will include free CD's and MP3 downloads, branded events featuring the Converse bands, band video's will heavily be provided with Converse materials as well and mucho mucho more.

All authentic and original content, made from the heart by aspiring musicians and made possible by the kind people at Converse. It's like being a musician in 1600-something France, with Converse playing the part of the French nobels.
I guess that makes the Rubber Tracks studio the Versailles of our time... kinda.

The studio is now open for applications from interested musicians. More information can be found at

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

#238 Anne Frank Zappa E.P. Now Online!

My new band Anne Frank Zappa will play their first show coming Friday at the Stardumb Rumble in Rotterdam.
No only are we playing our first show, we're also releasing our first E.P.. These 7"'s of instant classic riff-rock are limited to a mere 300 copies, so I suggest you get yours fast by contacting the Stardumb Records HQ. The first 100 visitors at this Friday's Rumble will get a copy for free so that should get you standing in line.
Doors open at 19.00 first band 20.00 we are expected to play around 21.30. See you there.

In the meantime we dropped the 7" online for your downloading wants and we're streaming the whole thing through Sound Cloud.

Anne Frank Zappa - Anne Frank Zappa by mmwwaa

#237 Perfect Belle and Sebastian

Another great comp in the perfect Series. This time Multimedia editor Jenneke Harings or jnnk as she is called on the twitterwebs, dissects the work of Belle and Sebastian.

download here and
spotify here.

Monday, October 11, 2010

#236 The J Dilla Orchestra

I spend last weekend in the good ol' city of Rotterdam and spend it mostly at my buddy Philip Powel's Bird Fest, a festival celebrating Hip-Hop, Jazz and Nu-soul.
Musically not really my kinda thing (especially Nu-soul. God, I really really really hate Nu-soul), but luckily The New Earth Group killed it as usual. Walking through the venue I was surprised by a film that was playing... coincidentally the film you see pictured above.

The film is a concert registration entitled "Suite For Ma Dukes". It's the music of J-Dilla, arranged for a 60 piece Orchestra by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. This DVD is available in a three piece box-set called The Timeless series and also features Mulatu Astatke and Artur Verogai.

Now I haven't seen anything off the latter two, but this Miquel Atwood-Ferguson stuff is f-in awesome.

Friday, October 8, 2010

#235 Punk Rock Friday

#234 Something for the weekend: Perfect Shuffle 44

Perfect Shuffle 44, the best new tracks by the master Wilbert Leering himself. All good all Perfect. Drop me a message if you think there's one band song on here.

Enjoy and Download here.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

#233 Hollarado Is Out Doing OK Go On Cool Videos

Ever Heard of Hollerado? No me neither. But this one awesome video.

#232 Everything You (N)ever Wanted To know About Air Guitar

Click to enlarge.

#230 Nas(ir bin Olu Dara Jones)'s Angry Open Letter To Def Jam

Nas, the guy pictured above with a shirt featuring a word that I as a white dude can't use, send out what appears to be an open letter to the records executives at Def Jam.
The basic message of the letter is "Put My Sh*t Out" and the first paragraph reads: "With all do respect to you all, Nas is NOBODY's slave. This is not the 1800's, respect me and I will respect you."
That should get you excited enough to click here and read the complete email.

Bob Lefsetz describes it like this:

"In a nut shell he has an album titled 'Lost Tapes 2' that his fans have been dying to have since his first one came out in 2005. They seem to not understand the cultural impact the first one had. The album is done and now they are saying he can put it out but it won't count on his deal and they won't pay for it but still want all the benefits of a new nas album."

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

#229 Bruce Spingsteen's The Promise Opens Next Week

Bruce Springsteen - "The Promise: The Making of 'Darkness on the Edge of Town'" will open next week. Above a sneaky peaky of what to expect.

#228 Anne Frank Zappa De Mixtape

It's been a long time coming but it's finally here. My new band Anne Frank Zappa just put a mixtape online that features one Anne Frank Zappa songs and an additional 45 minutes of random rock craziness.
Download here and listen below. Anne Frank Zappa - Respect Uit Spot Aan - De Mixtape by mmwwaa

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

#227 What The Future Sounded Like

"What The Future Sounded Like" seems like a very cool doc by Ian Collie. It's about London’s Electronic Music Studios, the pioneering synthesizer company formed in 1969 that created such items as the voltage controlled synth (VCS3) and the Synthi A, if that means anything to you. If it does and you're not working today light up a fattie and enjoy.

#226 Perfect Pixies

The Pixies is on of those bands you have HAVE to know. You don't have to like 'em per-se, but the Pixies are a defining band, with defining songs.

Roy Santiago took care of Perfect Stiff before and now Perfect Pixies. It seems the Pixies are in good hands.

Download moet je zijn voor die download.
Spotify Perfect Pixies.

Monday, October 4, 2010

#226 Woody Guthrie and his Fascists Slaying Guitar in New York

At there's an amazing gallery of photos featuring Woody Guthrie and his fascist-slaying guitar. Where is he now to slay some people here in Holland, huh people?
Taken in 1943 by photographer Eric Schaal, these rare images show Guthrie singing to the young and old citizens of New York City in subway cars, pubs, and playgrounds. Without Woody no Bob, Bruce, Billy or Wilco, enjoy!

Friday, October 1, 2010

#225 Punk Rock Friday