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by Stephen Rowland

13 Jan 2011


And don’t get that confused with the Mary Jane Girls’ “In My House”.

The video, re-creating a low-budget dance party/music program from what could be the late 1980s or the early 1990s, is complete with glitchy video (NOT film), an introduction from the “host”, cringe-worthy fashions of the era, and even a commercial break with hilarious, faux-local advertisements.

Think what you may about the song, but you gotta see this embarassingly perfect video!

by Jessy Krupa

12 Jan 2011


Now that the Christmas season has passed and the gifts have already been received, let’s take a nostalgic look at popular gifts through the years. The 2000’s recently ended, but there are still a lot of trends and changes to look back on.

Neopets or Webkins: Neopets sold millions of toys and themed merchandise by offering kids realistic counterparts to their free online pets. Towards the end of the decade, Webkins emerged as a younger-child’s version of Neopets, with stuffed-animals whose codes lead to their online alter egos.

 

by William Carl Ferleman

12 Jan 2011


English songstress Amy Winehouse performed in Brazil on 8 January. Footage has appeared from her live set—she plays a festive cover of “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” (no, not the Green Day track) and “Just Friends”, among others. Winehouse appears quite loose and, simultaneously, skillful, for the most part.  She’s set to release a new album this year, too. Not a bad start, dear. It’s jumpy footage, but you get the idea.

 

by Stephen Rowland

11 Jan 2011


The wildly eclectic Bavarian, my personal favorite of all film directors, Werner Herzog will be releasing a new documentary in 2011. It is called Caves of Forgotten Dreams and has already wowed audiences at the Toronto International Film Festival, screened before a nonchalant Herzog had even seen the finished product.

And yes, it’s in 3D.

The film concerns the recently discovered Chauvet cave system in Southern France, which has never been filmed before, and was decorated with cave drawings 35,000 years ago—the oldest known to man.

IFC has picked the film up for theatrical distribution in the United States, and it will also be airing on the History Channels. I’ll keep you informed of the release dates once I’m privy to them!

by Eric Allen Been

11 Jan 2011


Hip-hop instrumentalist RJD2 kicked off 2011 by dropping The Glow Remixes EP, a three-track digital release that can be downloaded for free at the website for his label, RJ’s Electrical Connections.

The EP features various takes on the track “Glow” (from his 2010 album Colossus), along with the original video for the song. Chicago DJ duo Flosstradamus kick off the release, morphing the track into a dancefloor-ready romp. Next in line is fan-selected remix contest winner Paolo Palazzo and capping off the EP id a mid-temp club remix by UK producer Candy Panther.

The tracklisting for the EP and RJD2 upcoming tour dates are listed below.

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