Dear Odd Future – Steve Albini is not a Liar but…

Dear Odd Future – Steve Albini is not a Liar but…

OddFuture Mash-ups vs Steve Albini of Shellac He heard what he heard and wrote what we wrote about his experience in a shuttle airport van in Barcelona about the artists known as Odd Future. Steve Albini is a bluesman by trade and a engineering purest by profession. For all intent and purposes he is not a starfucker. You won’t find him remixing shit. He records things as he hears them and uses the tools at his disposal to capture the noise in the room. Clearly though the internets loves some good gossips. Personally we find nothing redeeming about Odd Future just some kids making a rukus but remixes and mash-ups are not so bad – we respect the “art” form in a cultural sense. We do think Tyler The Creator and his gang should make as much money as they can now and put it away for their future because it’s not going to last. Here’s a direct quote from Albini’s always more than entertaining old school Electrical Audio message boards that started the war of words. Enjoy!

“The whole trip they complained about not being at a McDonalds and repeatedly shouted for the motherfucker to pull over so they could get some fucking McDonalds nigger. Interspersed with the McDonalds requests were shouted boasts about how often they masturbated and fucked bitches nigger and got paid like a motherfucker fifty grand like a motherfucker. They continued complaining that the trip was taking too long and insisted they be fed immediately all the way to the airport, where their minder presumably fed them.”

“I am quite happy none of them engaged me directly, because at least one of us would have regretted it.”

We admit this is a cheap trick and we’re adding to the noise because we actually like some of the indirect output.

See the full Odd Future music debate and rant on the Electrical Audio’s message board Hilarious.

Odd Future Mash-Ups:
This first one of these is the best one of the two mash-upsbelow but download both and compare for yourself.
King of Assmilk Flowers MP3 by Gnarlo (Neutral Milk Hotel).
Communist Future MP3 Neutral Milk Hotel vs. Tyler, The Creator by Cyclpsrock MP3 (Aka Rob Duffy)
Prayer to God MP3 by Shellac from 1,000 Hurts This is not a mash-up but would love to hear somebody make one with the song below.
The Admiral MP3 by Shellac from At Action Park

Shellac shows:
8.20 Echo Lounge, Los Angeles, CA, with Autolux
8.21 Echo Lounge, Los Angeles, CA
8.22 Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
8.23 Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
8.25 TBA, Portland, OR
8.26 TBA, Portland, OR
8.27 The Vera Project, Seattle, WA
8.28 The Vera Project, Seattle, WA
9.30 Asbury Park, NJ (all tomorrow’s Parties) w/ Chavez!

Sir Ben Kingsley as Ian MacKaye my dear sheep

Sir Ben Kingsley STOMPS into the shoes of Minor Threat’s Ian MacKaye from Mean Magazine on Vimeo. You know an actor has class when he has no problem trying to act like he is 16 all over again. Funny idea for a Mean Mag promo video. Get some Minor Threat music and mosh or whatever it is the kids are doing these days: Sometimes Good Guys Don’t Wear White | I Don’t want to hear it | Think Again | Filler

Scarlett Johansson 16mm NYLON video short

Scarlett Johansson 16mm NYLON video short

So the babe who is on the top of The List has put out a Tom Waits cover album? Scarlett Johansson has a tasty spoken voice as it is and it seem to translate to a sexy singing raspy voice in the music. A very strange and daring choice but not when you look at it from the perspective of a performer. She seems to interpret and pulls off some serious artistic integrity. She plugs myspace for musicians a little and seems full of sympathy for musicians who just want to create. Going to have to listen to this record. She is an actress who has the power to make things believable but singing is not something you can fake.