Tuesday, March 31

Travis Collier

Zouk Jewels - Vertical Ruby Mix

Here be a vert mix fro you from one half of Mountblood, Zouk Jewels. These guys are reppin van hard so show some love for a solid Canadian act. This Vertical Ruby Mix can attest to their excellent taste in music.


  1. Rochelle - Chin Up (Andy George Dub)
  2. Li'll Bo Tweak - Dub Be Good
  3. Cryptonites - Cant Give You Up (Kill The Noise Remix)
  4. Crookers - Big Club/Fat Ass
  5. NASA - Music (LA Riots Remix)
  6. Dead Prez - Hell Yeah (Audiostalkers Remix)
  7. Diamond Cut - Teardrops (Treasure Fingers Filter Disco Edit)
  8. Romanthony - Curious (Treasure Fingers Remix)
  9. Kanye West - Champion (Cousin Cole Acid Dub)
  10. The Fashion - Like Knives (Daniel Dexter Remix)
  11. Herve & A-Trak - Roll With The Winners
  12. Dead Prez - Hell Yeah (Audiostalkers Remix)
  13. Boy 8-Bit - Fogbank (Jack Beats Rmx)
  14. N.E.R.D. - Everyone Nose (Douster Remix)

Ay Sea Sea Reporting 5

Feeling the track: "Lets Talk Money" by Pimp C ft. Lil Wayne [2] [3]

I R MINUS March 2009 Top Tracks

Image by Hobo Gestapo

At the end of each month will be posted the months top tracks, from the various top 3 interviews that take place. Who better qualified to make the I R monthy chart that the interviewees? Today is the last day of March so here it be. Shout outs, cudos and all that to The Afghan Raiders SpenceGabor and Screendeath.
  1. Lemonade - Bliss Out
  2. Maus Haus - Dead Keys Drop
  3. Wallpaper - Da, Da, Da
  4. Futurecop! - Eyes Like The Ocean [http://www.zshare.net/audio/57299241036d6525/]
  5. Phoenix - If I Ever Feel Better
  6. Somebody's Going Down Tonight - Inthesticks
  7. All American Rejects - Gives You Hell [http://www.zshare.net/audio/516980089dae7d4c/]
  8. Yelle - A Cause Des Garçons (Tepr Remix) [http://www.zshare.net/audio/34987024fa64a3/]
  9. Elton John - Sacrifice Because

Dada Life - Happy Hands & Happy Feet

So Dada Life has released a new EP, "Happy Hands & Happy Feet," in advance of their debut album "Just Do The Dada." The EP includes remixes from Alex Gopher, Malente, Phatzoo and Moonbotica. All of which I expect to see popping up around the blogsphere soon. As for the album itself, it's set to drop this spring/ summer. In the meantime Happy Hands & Happy Feet should be keeping you pumped until then. Video, mp3:

Saturday, March 28

Boy 8-Bit - Together Mix

This remains to be one of my favourite mix's. Generally I go for just single tracks because mix's don't always have a continuous flow that can keep me listening. This one is solid. Boy 8 Bit's Mad Decent Together Mix:


  1. Dialogue from the Audio Book ‘Lair’ By James Herbert
  2. Boy 8-Bit - The Suspense Is Killing Me
  3. Boy 8-Bit - Ready For War
  4. Fake Blood - Mars
  5. Boy 8-Bit - The Cricket Scores
  6. Full Mental Slackers - Autoriot
  7. Pryda - Muranyi
  8. Black Ghosts - I Want Nothing (Vincent Markowski Remix)
  9. Plastic Man - Spastik
  10. Pomomofo - ‘ Back At the Club’ (Boy 8-Bit Remix)
  11. Acid Jacks - ‘Awake Since 78′
  12. Boy 8-Bit ‘Fog Bank’
  13. Devils Gun - ‘Gold Dust’ (Boy 8-Bit Remix)
  14. Dialogue from the Audio Book ‘Lair’ By James Herbert

Oizo Mr.

If you find yourself saying "I don't get it," during movies, web videos and so on you should just not click play on this video. Sometimes things are meant to be "random" and have no real message nor goal aside from entertaining an audience in some way. It's the same as walking into an art gallery and seeing a piece that seems so useless and nonsensical. Anyway this is what I understand to be the first part of Mr. Oizo's Making Lambs Anger film. Check it.

Techjio x Warp 1.9

Montreal son Techjio uses technology to crank out some of the best bangers the blogosphere has experienced. When he takes on version 1.9 of The Roots' collab with Aoki you know it's gonna be dope, you know it's gonna be sick and you know it's gonna be bangin'. I don't know how many more bloghouse terms I can come up with right now so just download the track.

Quime - Quime Suspenstories Mix

Mix here from The Czech Republic's DJ Quime. Thought the comic cover per mix was an excellent idea. Meanbucket. No, no tracklisting... it's DJ Quime.

Thursday, March 26


The Wu scene from Jim Jarmusch's Coffe and Cigarettes.

My Robot Ears #61

Just a quick My Robot Ears today. Two or three have been taken down by blogger in the past couple weeks. Also, Soulwax's E Talking video giving you a visual lesson on what effects come from just about every party drug. The Zoloft one is pretty funny.

Top 3's with the Afghan Raiders

Mikey & Beans together form the Las Vegas non DJ group the Afghan Raiders. Not to be confused with a couple of Afghani's raiding your campground or anything like that. Although there are claims of the duo "terrorizing" dance floors wherever they bring electro hardcore headbanging performances. Here is a top 3 with the group. Shout out outs to the Afghan Raiders & peep their Myspace.

What have been your guy's top 3 favourite tracks of March 09?
  1. Lemonade - Bliss Out
  2. Maus Haus - Dead Keys Drop
  3. Wallpaper - Da, Da, Da

And top 3 albums of March 09?

  1. The Juan Maclean - The Future Will Come
  2. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavillion
  3. Beyond the Wizards Sleeve - Beyond the Wizards Sleeve Ark 1

What are your top 3 sources for new music these days?

  1. Amigos
  2. Blogs
  3. Magazines

What are your top 3 anticipated tours of 09?

  1. Flight of the Conchords [http://www.myspace.com/conchords]
  2. Animal Collective [http://www.myspace.com/animalcollectivetheband]
  3. Afghan Raiders tour to Europe / UK [http://www.myspace.com/afghanraiders]

What are your top 3 anticipated performances at this years at SXSW, besides your own?

  1. The Chap [http://www.myspace.com/thechap]
  2. Beach House [http://www.myspace.com/beachhousemusic]
  3. Wallpaper [http://www.myspace.com/wallpaper]

Bonus: Some Afghan music for you from the Future Thinkers/ Solid Gold EP.

Monday, March 23

Tomorrow We Work - Newrick/ Mix 1

The second installment of Tomorrow We Work online.

Button Masher

Button Masher out of Victoria, Australia sent me a spaced out track that I've been really enjoying lately. A thick bassline kneads your ears in the most comforting way while a minimalistic electrohouse clap beat keeps everything steady on top of the eerie but beautiful atmospheres. His Does It Offend You, Yeah? remix is a little more straightforward but is nonetheless another impressive endeavour. I'd love to hear more from this guy in the future.

Saturday, March 21

Ben Hittle

My Robot Ears #60

Headphones designed by Parra

Thursday, March 19

Bangladesh - A Milli

Anyone who knows me knows this: I straight up f***in love A Milli. Just can't play that track enough.

Fit Uk - Greece

MSTRKRFT on Jimmy Kimmel

So MSTRKRFT was on Jimmy Kimmel last night preforming Bounce feat. N.O.R.E. & Isis, but N.O.R.E. wasn't to into it obviously. Checking his text messages all the way through. Those rap superstars, what can ya do?

DJ LeVeLS Mixt-Ape

No myspace link and there's like a million DJs out there with "Level" as the word of choice for a characterizing appendage to the word DJ. At least the mail contained a dope ass mixtape full of crunky club joints to embellish a whole hour of my day.


1. Clp - Hands Up(Bugati Force Edit)
2. MightyMy vs Diplo vs DJ Laz - Shake
3. Emynd ft. Young Chris - We Don't Give A F*ck (Nadastrom Remix 2)
4. Diplo & Blaqstarr- Get Off (Bonus Beats)
5. Djedjotronic - Gum Attack
6. House Syndicate - Jam The Mace (LeVeLS Club Edit)
7. Edu K - Raver Lovin ft. Mc Gaff E (Nadastrom Remix)
8. Edison, Bootyslappers - Pump Repeat (Mowgli Remix)
9. Trackademicks - Enjoy What You Do (Sammy Bananas Remix)
10. Rob Threezy - Your Love
11. Mixhell ft. Oh Snap!! & Jen Lasher - Boom Da (Crookers Remix)
12. DJ Mujava -Township Funk (Mad Decent Remix)
13. Buraka Som Systema - Sound Of Kuduro ft. M.I.A., DJ Znobia , Sabrosa, Puto Prata(Lil John's Moonwalk Mix V20)
14. Edu K & Scott Cooper - Crank It ft. Lella (Trevor Loveys Remix)
15. Paul Bingham - The Buzz (Robbie Rivera Tribal Mix)
16. Zombie Nation - Worth It, Part 1
17. 2Bit Thugs - Tearing Up The Club (Kelevras Pink But Perky Mix)
18. Shab Ruffcut & Tee Ski - Jacket Potato House ft. Trevor Loveys, Shab Notghi
19. Ajello - Dolphy (In Flagranti Re-Edit)
20. AC Slater - Rock It Out (Rob Threezy Remix)
21. Thunderous Olympian - Racer (Bstee Remix)
22. Timbaland - Part Of Me (Brick Bandits Club Remix)
23. HiJack - Higher
24. Excelarator - Shake Em Down (Watch Me Now)
25. Flosstradamus ft. Caroline Polacheck - Big Bills (Banged Out Blaqstarr Remix)

DJ Worthy - Work The Walls

I wish I could get this excited over a room with four walls @ 2:11

DJ Worthy Myspace

Wednesday, March 18

Clash The Disco Kids - Oh My God It's Techno Mixtape

I have been meaning to get a Clash The Disco Kids mix up for a couple weeks now but procrastination managed to get the better of me. Now Steve Aoki beat me to it, so it's time I get this up.


1. Shinichi Osawa - Push (Alex Gopher Remix)
2. Cazals - Poor Innocent Boys (Shinichi Osawa Remix)
3. The Subs - My Punk (Jokers of The Scene Remix)
4. Proxy - Raven (Dirty Disco Youth Remix)
5. Marilyn Manson - This Is The New Shit (Melee Punks Remix)
6. MSTRKRFT - Fist of God
7. Alexander Technique ft. Van Scott - Nightlovers (CCC/JFK Remix)
8. SPA - Pets Dance (Steve Aoki Remix)
9. Gooseflesh - Blow Up
10. Mightyfools - Addict (Heavyfeet Remix)
11. Santiago & Bushido - Bounce
12. AutoKratz - Stay The Same (Alex Gopher Remix)
13. Mr Miyagi - Pick Your Poison (Felix Cartal Remix)
14. South Central - Golden Dawn (The Bloody Beetroots Remix)
15. The Bloody Beetroots - Cornelius (Radio Oi Mix)
16. Arrow!! - Nu Jack Lim
17. DJ Mujava - Township Funk
18. In Flagranti - Business Acumen
19. Clash The Disko Kids - Big Cheese
20. Etienne De Crecy et Monsieur Jo - Hanukkah (Beni’s Swap Mix for Monsieur de Crecy)
21. Deadmau5 - Ghosts & Stuff (Dirty Disco Youth Remix)
22. DJ Dan - Monkey Business (DJ Bam Bam Remix)

Clash The Disco Kids Myspace
And here is Steve Aoki's post on Dim Mak Records

Animal - All Day Mix 3

Top 3's with SpenceGabor

Second SpenceGabor post of the day. After the press release of his debut single The Session [http://www.zshare.net/audio/5687754486d92e11/] came through I manged to get a hold of him for a top 3 interview:

Top 3 reactions you look for when someone is listening to your music for the first time:
  1. "this is u?!?!"
  2. "wow"
  3. Any feelings... I mean if u feel something, its better than any words.
Top 3 musical inspirations:
  1. Depeche Mode [http://www.depechemode.com/]
  2. Sam Sparro [http://www.samsparro.com/]
  3. DJ Shadow [http://www.djshadow.com/]
Top 3 tracks of March 09:
  1. Elton John - Sacrifice because I broke up with my girlfreind (aw poor me)
  2. Yelle - A Cause Des Garçons (Tepr Remix) [http://www.zshare.net/audio/34987024fa64a3/] When I hear this song in my HEAD and I just wanna DANCE!
  3. All American Rejects - Gives You Hell [http://www.zshare.net/audio/516980089dae7d4c/] This song reminds me of Weezers early work, so good, it puts me in a good mood everytime.
Top 3 sources for new music:
  1. Radio (maybe too much, lol)
  2. Beatport [https://www.beatport.com/]
  3. Online Blogs
Top 3 albums of March 09:
  1. Kenna - Make Sure They See My Face
  2. Sam Sparro - Sam Sparro
  3. John Legend - Evolver
Top 3 favourite venues in NYC:
  1. Pacha [http://www.pachanyc.com/]
  2. Cielo [http://www.cieloclub.com/] This place looks like its taken out of the movie Tron.
  3. Vinyl no longer exists, but the legacy lives on.

SpenceGerber Myspace

Take Notes: The Lemur

I figured I'd take a min to welcome The Lemur of The Lemur Blog to our contributors list (while I wait for my drivers side window to be replaced). He has already made mention of what he will be up to over here @ I R & we are happy to have him aboard. Now go dl some music.

Hot Pink Delorean - I Am What Porno Should Be Part 2

Yo! Have we met before? I'm The Lemur of The Lemur Blog fame. Mr MINUS asked if I wanted to contribute. I think this blog is hella tight. So when I'm not jabbering about the music I love @ my own blog I'll be dropping a few sick tunes.

We here at I R MINUS dig Hot Pink Delorean and not jabbering so much so what better than to immediately let you in on the second of said DJ/producer trio's promo EPs from their just released album "I Am What Porno Should Be"? I think it's hella tight. So snatch it from below. I'm afraid they're in 128 but crank up the bass and volume and it should be allright. Or you could just buy the 320s @ Beatport!

Tuesday, March 17

DJ Wool - Cold Nights Warm Music DJ Mix

Madera Milwaukee Edit

Mini Viva - I Left My Heart In Tokyo (Acid Girls Remix)

Lovebolts Trailer #4

Canon Rebel XSI


First and foremost, I want to give a big THANK YOU to everyone who has ever support me. If there's one thing I've stuck with all these years, it's my passion for photography. It's been 5 years, since it all started and I'm going to start giving credit where credit is due.

Thank you to my parents for making this all happen by buying my first camera [ a shitty point and shoot camera that I got stolen from me at a house party when I was 16 ] Thank you to all the boyfriends I've ever had for letting me back you into corners with my shutterbug tendencies, and most importantly thank you to all my friends. What sides of your beauty and personalities you give to me and the lens could make every PROFESSIONAL Photographer envious. You are all my favourite subjects, and I never get tired of taking pictures of you. Given that by the time we're all 40, you will all have cataracts in your eyes, and hopefully by then I can pay you all out for your surgeries. I'd like to give a special shout out thank you to Gabe; I love you like a brother, and thank you for always supporting me!

Enough sap,
the big deal behind this post is I just bought a Canon Rebel XSI [That's 1400 dollars well spent] and I am delighted to finally sleep in the bed I've made [you know that infamous saying] I'm relishing in the spotlight of stepping out of the own box I put myself in and meeting the expectations of those who support my style. Here's to better quality pictures!

Note: I'm supposed to be having a portraiture photo date with this gorgeous woman; Caz. I found her on craigslist and we've been talking through email. I've never met her but I am more than excited to have her be one of my first subjects with this gorgeous piece of machinery!

I've added two pictures to this post, which are both taken by my new camera, and thank you I R Minus, you are motherfuckingpimp juice.

Be good snitches,

Wai-Lee Reid

SpenceGabor - The Session

SpenceGabor is a NYC based electronic artist/ producer with an upcoming debut single, The Session. Produced & preformed by SpenceGabor the single is set to drop this May via Modyworks. Check his Myspace while your at it.

Monday, March 16

My Robot Ears #57

Methadone - Fuck Art Let's Dance

New, exclusive & straight up bumpin Methadone. With some of that good ol MSTRKRFT hand claps and fresh lyrics this one goes straight to the Ipod.

Every time I look into your blog I see the future

A couple tracks sent over from Louie of the Disco Villains.

Peep their Myspace for upcoming tour dates.

DJ Hell - The Angst Music Video

Will Pill just messaged me saying that there was some dope shit in the I R email account. And fuckin AIDS cracker there was a free upload of The Angst along with the video. I already posted the track a while back without knowing I had one sent to me (officially) but here's the video.

Ay Sea Sea Reporting 4

Feeling the track: "Hell Yeah" by San Quinn

Friday, March 13

Thursday, March 12

Etienne De Crecy Live 2007

THE Chris Duncan Interview

Q: Alot of people are slamming your name in the BMX world. Calling you insane amongst other things. Do you have anything that you would like to say to these individuals?
A: Well I been thinking of that one for a long time. I retired from pro competition in 2002 because I DID go insane. I tried to feel better by quitting the spending of my cash on weed completely and stopped drinking the wine 40 bottles once and for all. However, the damage was already done. I was feeling worse and worse until I started therapy in 2005. My doctor is the US ski team psychiatrist Rob Gaffney. He is awesome! He helped me in my transition from pro athlete with all expenses paid to just a guy that loves bikes. I had serious issues.

Since 2001, I was dealing with the truth about my biological father. He abandoned me as an infant. I was raised by my mom and my dad (I call the man that raised me my dad because that's what he is of course!). I always thought that my dad was my biological dad. At age 21 after meeting my true biological father for the 1st time I was like SHIT....I feel weird. Then I smoked like all the pot in southern California to try and make the pain go away. It didn't work hence why I had to go to therapy in the first place. The main problem that I eventually over came was never knowing the truth about my biological father. I didn't know it at the time, but I was subconsciously searching for the completeness of knowing who my true father was. I was undeniably awkward from age 12 to 21 (at 21 – I went loony).

It all started with MTV having me think that I was gay for 10 years. The doctor called it the Pedro Syndrome. I was like WTF and he explained that when the 1st gay guy died of AIDS in the real world everyone was shockingly confused into thinking, that if they were gay they were basically dead too. The doc said that people who are insecure about them selves react very strongly to shocked confusion. Paranoia sets in and after that is false belief. I had the false belief of being gay even more by around 1998 when MTV showed dudes kissing all the time. This insecurity was super fueled by drugs when I started to smoke pot at age 16. So, like an old sandwich that would make one ill Pot & Gay insecurity were the halves of bread holding the meat of my lost daddy problem. I had already gotten sober, but therapy helped me realize what makes me drink and how to stop it. Therapy also made me comfortable with my sexuality ( I know that I'm not gay). Not that there is anything wrong with being gay, but it's just frustrating when a whole television network is confusing its viewers. Thanks MTV. LOL.

I'm totally mentally healthy now though. I did a complete revolution in the spectrum from sane to insane and back to sane again.

Q: How did the whole Josh Stricker beef or whatever start up?
A: Stricker and I never really fought-like knock down drag out fight till the other is unconscious.We never did an ultimate beat down to each other or anything like that. We just punched each other a few times. Then his friend hit me. Then the same friend beat me a foot or two away from the end of life. Then like 2 years later Stricker punched me in the head at a comp.

In chronological, it all goes like this: (Let me remind everyone that this was like 10 years ago)

The first incident.

At an HB (Huntington beach for all the north easterners) party I hit him a couple of times after he squirted the girl that I brought to the party. Her blouse was all wet from the super soaker he used and you could see her nipples. She was pretty pissed and gave me the you better do some thing look. Nasty was the percolator of the 1st incident. Neil woods brought me to his room (where Josh was at the time) and was like "DUNKDOG, you gotta do this boi" he said-"Hit em dog, hit em” I did and then I was soon blind sided by Neil Wood in the temple. I was “star struck” literally. I was fresh off the Florida boat into the land of sheep hills and I was like this is cool I got punched by Neil Wood. After the Neil Wood punch Josh got me a few more times and we were kinda ok. (physically and stuff)
The 2nd incident.

The next weekend I was punched in the middle of the face by Stricker's friend and I was pissed because I thought it was over. No big deal just one party punch.

The third incident.

Well one time about a year later I was at Neil Woods house again, chilling with Stephen Murry and the same guy that punched me at the party came over. I was drunk and called this guy out and I didn’t realize that he was a professional bar brawler. After the comments he proceeded to beat me senseless. First he hit me on the head with his skate board then he got on top of me and beat the vision out of my eyes. Stephen Murry had a broken Collar bone and couldn’t help get him off of me. Eventually I woke up and got away from him and ran into the garage. I was really beat down. I couldn’t see straight and the dude (Thompson was him name) chased me around the garage until Neil got home and told the dude to leave. I was mad and scared of that guy Thompson for years, but I got over it and appreciate the memory of the beat down. I realized that a person can only talk so much shit till he is knocked the fuck out.
The 4th incident.

One time a year or two after the Thompson beating I talked shit to Stricker at a contest and he punched me in the head so hard that I bled from the ear for the rest of the day. Crazy!
Current day (a few months ago).

At the 25 year S&M party me and Stricker laughed about all of this.
I’m a lot more lovable today and I have different policy towards anyone that hits me.

I have outlined this policy in the latest Chris Duncan Clothing ad

Q: Why did you make the switch from BMX to Mountain bikes?
A: Ryan Fudger canceled my subscription to BMX in like 2002 and I no longer was able produce media content for my sponsors. To make matters worse I had many haters in the judging booth at almost every contest. I couldn't win even though I was still innovating tricks. I lost interest in a battle that I couldn't win, so I moved to MTB. MTB was the same but very different at the same time for me. I was originally gonna promote just dirt jumping in MTB, but the dark side came with the industries demand for slope style madness.

I fucking hate Slope style! However, I don't hate the concept of the SS. I just hate how the courses are so frigging crazy. Sometimes I watch a video and wonder how no one died in the making of that contest. Crazy. I basically peaced out of that part of mountain biking and started to instruct for bikeskills.com dirt jumping program and do jumping shows at schools for kids.

Q: When did you start these jumping shows for kids?
A: I started to do that in 2004. It was at the same time that I started to do dirt jump instruction.

I wanted to do something away from contests, so I could just get away from all the stress that being a pro gave my mind. The shows were a way to say this is “my show” the (Chris Duncan Show). It was really fun until I started to get burnt out / not get paid enough for my time.

I totally will do the shows if I can make decent money for my time. During the performances, I would really go to another dimension while doing them. I learned how to really make people love me without the contest vibe. Whether it was the teachers or all the kids at a show, I made sure that they all loved me at the end of any show. Shows are hard work and it's basically hard to make a living at them. The gigs don't come as easy as they should (even if you are really good at them and have a rep). So I basically stopped perusing a full time effort at doing them. I really like to do shows and I'm really happy that I put so much time into them because it taught me a lot of skills for public speaking.

Q: You got the opportunity to design your own frame for Fisher, isn't that right?
A: I did and it was a bit disappointing. I wanted to have a mountain bike that was light and had the closest ergonomics to a BMX as possible. Well, I got the bike to feel like a BMX but the problem was the weight and LOOK of the frame. The guys at trek are great dudes, but I was disappointed at the way it all went down. I wasn't able to have any input on the way that the frame looked. It's a fugly frame. I had nothing to do with that, I wanted it to have clean lines similar to a Santa Cruz Jackal and it turned out the way it did. I didn't let them put my name on it because of the way it looked. The looks of the frame also contributed to the weight of it too. Super gigantic big seat stays and a 1.5 (UN-NEEDED)head tube. That thing was like 1-2 pounds heaver than it should have been.

Q: What is the process of designing one's own frame?
A: Well, you have to really know what you want at the time the dimensions go to paper. When I first started to ride in order to keep up with the times I would buy what ever was closest to what I was looking for. When I would start the process of designing a frame I would always look into my current skill demands. If I wanted to do a certain trick easier and I could design a frame around it I would try and make it happen. When I designed BMX frames for Free Agent I was always trying to get the chain stays shorter. The precision building process needed to make that happen was hard to do since the FA frames we more of a mass produced design. Sometimes it was frustrating.

Q: I understand you licked Leigh Ramsdell's head and hands while he was commentating at the X-Games. What was the deal with that?
A: Sometimes at comps I would get board and frustrated at the same time. The nature of big money dirt comps are that you always HAVE TO WAIT till you can roll in.

The camera guy was telling me to wait for like 5 minutes so he could get a shot of riders in the back ground while Leigh was interviewing. I was sick of waiting (I wanted to ride) so I licked Leigh for the shot to piss the camera guy off. I also thought it would be funny too. It was!

Q: How are your mountain bike lessons going?
A: The mountain biking lessons are going at the same rate that they always have gone: steady. The MTB instruction industry is growing. I'm really looking forward to teaching BMX lessons too. That market has not taken off yet because of the exclusion of BMXer's from skateparks. “BMX -coach” Oh yeah!
When every town in America has a bike friendly park you'll see me as BMX coach.

Q: When is CDC going to drop?
A: I actually just finalized my manufacturing techniques.
I use stencils and spray paint to do my designs on 100% cotton shirts. I found out that using an iron to cure the paint to the shirt after it drys is totally the key. After the paint is ironed it bonds with the fibers of the shirt and it can be washed and will keep the color. Currently, I'm doing all my shirts this way and I will have a few designs that people can choose from on the CDC website . I'm also gonna do heat transfers onto 50/50% Cotton/polyester shirts too. The reason that I wanna use that technique is to put the CDC ads that I come up with directly onto a shirt. I have a prototype that I didn't make and I like the quality of it, but I'm currently searching for the right ink jet transfer paper that I feel works the best.
The first round of shirts will be for my team riders and will be the spray paint style. So far the team consists of 4 riders:
Steve Blodt, Capone Rider, Big Daddy, and Deuce.

Q: One more. You think you could throw down another quad truck fro I R Minus?
A: Those days are over. I was on a mission that day. I was such a mental case back then.

Now I just do what ever comes completely natural when I ride. I'm not like Miron: a BMX pro that doesn't ride any more, I ride. My body is still in OK shape. My body is better than average because I never did any shit that I felt I couldn't REALLY do. I always believed that skill is really about longevity on your bike and not just saying fuck it I hope I make it. I always knew that I wanted to make BMX an all time thing. Looking back, the funniest thing that I remember about competing was when I wasn't feeling the course or the general vibe I chose to not ride. Even though I flew there on the sponsors dime I always believed to fallow what my heart told me. Back then (1999) in dirt jumping it was unheard of to fuck off a potential top three placing at a contest. I use to have hard feelings and would even say to my self that in circumstances like those I was choking. The reality was I was just doing simple self preservation. I instinctively knew that I needed my body to stay some what healthy so I could use it to do what I love for a long time.

Riding is therapy for me.

Chris Duncan Clothing

Sunday, March 8

Quote of the Day:

"I am what prono should be" - Hot Pink Delorean

Daft Punk - Tron 2.0

If you’re going to film the sequel to a 1982 film about evil computers, you might as well get France’s finest robot DJs to do the soundtrack. None other than Daft Punk have signed on to write the score of Tron 2.0, a techno-stalgia trip due in 2011.

My Robot Ears #52

Theo Simpson

Housemeister - We Need Cash

Team Dilly In The Desert

Friday, March 6

Che Trailer

Everyone wears the T or sports the poster somewhere in their room. Now here's the movie.

Quote of the Day:

"There's no such thing as a stupid question, only stupid people." - Mr. Mackey (South Park)

Thursday, March 5

Boney M - Rasputin

Tomorrow is Friday, and there is only one Friday track as far as I'm concerned. And its Boney M's Rasputin. From time to time witnesses have confirmed that the lyrics "Ra Ra Rasputin" spew from my general direction at around 9AM in the workplace. And as the day goes on more and more of the song is sung. You should dl it. It's just in time for Friday!

My Robot Ears #49

Tuesday, March 3

Sunday, March 1

Royskopp - Happy Up Here

New video for "Happy Up Here" off Royksopp's upcoming record Junior.

The Griddleman

My Robot Ears #48