Tuesday, March 31, 2009


On Tuesday, North Korea announced that it would try American journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling - Lisa Ling's sister - for "hostile acts" and illegally entering the country.
The official Korean Central News Agency said, "The illegal entry of US reporters into the DPRK (North Korea) and their suspected hostile acts have been confirmed by evidence and their statements."
The agency also said that the pair, who work for California-based Current TV, will be granted consular access and will be tried according to international law. The agency did not, however, specify their "hostile acts," although South Korean reports are saying they could be tried for spying.
The situation also tries relations with North Korea, which is planning to launch a communications satellite that the US believes is just a cover for long-range missile testing.
Kim Yong-Hyun, a North Korea studies professor, surmised that "By starting legal action officially (against the journalists), North Korea revealed its intention to use them for negotiations with the US after the missile launch. North Korea will release them anyway. However it may use them as virtual hostages to deter punitive measures by the US over its launch."
And if the pair are convicted of "hostility crime" they could face prison.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Dam Funk Interview

Alright, another Stones Throw artist that deserves mad respect. This guys is bringing back the funk James Brown/Rick James style ... but dipped in new millenium pixie dust.


Known as Los Angeles' "Ambassador of Boogie Funk," dãm-funk represents the citizens of the Funkmosphere.Headquartered in the Culver City section of L.A., dãm (pronounced: 'Dame' as in Damon) spent the last few years cultivating a musical renaissance rooted in the early-'80s styles known as Boogie, Modern Soul and Electro-Funk.


It's getting closer

PS. New Mars Volta Album release date set for mid June!!!!


Las Muertas De Juarez (dead women of juarez)

As we hear the increasingly sharp criticism of the drug traffic in the boarder city of Juarez, Mexico, the real issue in my eyes is being ignored. I agree that drug violence on the boarder is a problem but what is really going on in Juarez?

Since they have been counting in the early 90's, hundreds of young women in Juarez have gone missing or have turned up dead. Some of the dead women that where actually found are burnt and dressed in another woman's clothes. Some police are in on it because they try to convince the victim's families that Any body they find is their family member. The victims are easy to dismiss because they are almost all impoverished. Adding to the problem, Mexican government estimates 1.3 million residents, but the real population may be closer to 2 million. How can you miss a thousand people if they "weren't there" in the first place.

This is obviously a huge sex-trafficking ring. I never wanted to believe that this happens in modern times but the slave trade is alive and well - on the U.S. boarder. Why is this issue ignored? Why are drugs more important than women in the Administrations eyes? While no doubt they are connected, the focus away from femicide makes me realize that women's rights still have a long ways to go. Activists have been met with coordinated violence and terrorism. Does America not care about women or is it that they just don't know? I would like to think that is a hopeful ignorance - but one we need to correct.

WTF - b3

* via current

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Majorlazer ...

I got my hands on this lil clip from supergroup MAJORLAZER made up of the incredible SWITCH & DIPLO! ... it's from the SXSW wonder that happened last week in Austin. Check it .

ps. yea. switch @ coachella!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


DMT is the biggest, craziest, dopest psychedelic drug ... better and stronger and faster then any shroom, sweeter then any pipe ... anything. ANYTHING. that's it. DMT and it's found in every living thing. We carry it around inside. its what makes dreams possible.This drug is not addictive at all.There has never been a case of overdose or abuse.There has never been a death recorded.There has never been a suicide or homocide committed on DMT, has got heroin addicts to completely stop after one use.has been used for over a thousand years now. is found in over 1000 plant species. it allows you to make contact with beings in other dimensions. crazy its illegal in the US (like everything else) please listen the following. please.


Flying Lotus

still one of the coolest cats around! this interview has been around but still really interesting.


on my way ... part 1

So coachella is only about 2 weeks away (lil more) and I never knew of alot of the bands playing there. I love going somewhere where I'm not familiar with the music ... makes me feel as if I've discovered a hidden treasure. So this post will be about exciting acts I just got my head around.

So, these guys have been around for a while - but I never got around to them until now. Like the Beatles came back. (I dont like to compare like that but these guys really sound alike, lol) I give you DR. DOG!

Ettiene De Crecy is going to be effing crazy ... these dudes play live on stage inside a cube that lights up and dances around along with the music!

Bajofondo is the last part. for now. Im almost embarrased not ever listening to these guys before. If you are in any way into Gotan Project then you should definetly know about theseguys. Amazing sweet music. A definite must for me. Please pay respect to BAJOFONDO!

Until next time. Stay tuned.

PS. please pay attention to the posts. I try not to fool around too much and get straight to the point. The videos and things I post up here are very interesting. I can guarantee you will not waste time. lol


Saturday, March 21, 2009

Good Dj's coming to town!

brand new clubnight featuring some of dallas best dj's along with the best dj's in the world! ... check them out @ www.myspace.com/iheartwednesday

AFI Dallas

Once again Dallas is a good place for film. The AFI is finally here. They have been famous for bringing people like David Lynch (they brought him to premier his Inland Empire film and talk about it etc.)

This yeah it's rummored that Adrian Brody (The Darjeeling Limited, The Pianist) will be here to accept an award and show up to the movie Brother's Bloom @ Opening night March 26. and Henry Selick (Coraline, The Nightmare Before Christmas, James & the Giant Peach) also, to accept an award at the Nasher Sculpture Center March 31st @ 7:00 PM

They will be showcasing a great number of films. Including The Burning Plan directed by Guillermo Arriaga who wrote Amorres Perros, 21 Grams, and Babel (this film was also scored by none other then The Mars Volta) and whole lot more films. So please go if ytou get a chance!

For more detailed information go to AFI


New way of communitcating

So ... there is of course myspace, facebook ... blah blah blah. and although Twitter has been around for a long time you can tell that the "NEW" cool way to "communicate" (because there will never be a reaplcement for face to face conversation) is just that Twitter ... SO, Watch this supernews cartoon about the new cool way of communication. and how ... lame/cool it could be .

PS Twitter me: twitter/b3bryan3000 lol


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Omar Rodriguez-Lopez is at it again!

So ... ? This guy is at it again. On tour all throughout Europe right now, with his "new" band along with his singer/lovemate <3 Xiamara Sariñana. She's really great and makes really good dreamy music with the band. Not anything like Cedric which can be a good thing depending on how you look at it. But really different sounding. Please check out the following!

PS. Me cuesta un chingo poner estas canciones- disfrutenlas putos!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Anyone going with me to SXSW?


Tricky - 2nite @ The Granada.

That's right. Tricky - a lot of people know him for his work with the fascinating MASSIVE ATTACK. But his solo albums such as Maxinquaye, Ponderosa, & Vulnerable are really brilliant. And the list goes on but unfortunately too extensive to name! Tonite @ The Granada in lower Greenville. Tickets are real cheap. IMO a truly important "trip hop" act that can NOT be missed. His latest album Knowle West Boy was done with the help of Dave "Switch" Taylor - who of course is famous for his signature style house music - but he also helped produce and bring up MIA along with Diplo; also directed Santogold in a few of her tracks in her debut album! So you know know the beats are going be banging! try to make it! tix here.


New Doomage!


New Track Produced by Stones Throw 'Oh Non'
Ghostface & Doom - CTW
Ghostface & Doom - CTW Remix


Sunday, March 15, 2009

Billion Beatz

The Billion Beatz Theory states that the heart of every living thing beats one billion times before they die. This is a pod created by Randy Morgan and scored by SAUL WILLIAMS.

Check it.


Pen through the heart

found this on current. great stuff.


Friday, March 13, 2009



elm street tattoo 13 super party!!!!!!!!!!

cheapest,quickest tattoo ive ever gotten plus free beer $20 . Seriously you cant beat that. Elm street tattoo has a super party every Friday 13th , Oliver the tattoo artist is greatness!!! he made bry and i a coraline tattoo with a circus mouse. more pics to come!!!

.......its only 10:00 you still have time to head out!


P.S. F*ck Madoff!!!!!!

Savath & Savalas

Guillermo Scott Herren has been one of the most influential people in my life. His work as Prefuse 73 has been constantly playing in my stereo for years now ... and his work as Savath & Savalas has marked a very important spot for music in me.
Finally released music on my favorite recold label (guess?). Called "LA LLAMA". and it sounds like what I would imagine would be psych-folk music from the 60's or sumtin' - Pretty interesting new sounds. I hugely recommend it to anyone feeling like they need to hear something new ...

Hear it here:
Please buy @ StonesThrow

Did you ever think to see this?


Thursday, March 12, 2009


Barbie Turns 50 and gets her own real life Malibu dream house. You know because, shes a real person and in our recession, we can spend millions creating a home for someone who is made of plastic......... okay. I'll admit it I'm jealous the house is in Malibu and has its own museum. The house was designed by Jonathan Adler
xoxo mar

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Adrian Terrasaz Gonzalez ...

In case you don't know who he is. He is the saxophonist for The Mars Volta. I got a little interwview he did for a mexico city radio show. He talks about how he & omar ended up living in mexico city, his side projects including a new movie he's helping do the soundtrack for called "Naked CIty". etc. Pretty neat little interview. The only downside is that it's in spanish. so I apoligize to all that don't . . . I'll get a transcript of the interview and update this post.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Coachella 09` The dome

I found this today ... I'm going to coachella this year so this made me really happy. Although, I'm not too sure how true it is due it not being in the line-up. But if it is real, omg! Its gonna kick major ASS!


plus it read the following

Saturday starting late afternoon and going until they tell us to stop...ALL ARTISTS WILL PERFORM BEFORE THE COACHELLA GROUNDS CLOSE (so don't worry if you already have tickets and don't want to camp or don't have camping permits, you'll still get to see everyone perform...)WHEN THE DOME RE-OPENS AT 1amPURE FILTH meets LOW END THEORY& BRAINFEEDER & BOMB SQUAD AT SOUNDCLASH IN THE DESERT...Please note in order to stay and rock with us until the a.m you will need a camping permit as the COACHELLA ground will be cleared out at 12-12.30...then the music will come back on in the DOME at 1am. The camping pass will get you back in the grounds and we'll we going til they tell us to stop!


ps. kinda sad Wino cancelled, lol


Thursday, March 5, 2009


and another one from one of the most exciting producers of our time!

Cryptomnesia is the first release in a series of three albums recorded in 2006 by EL GRUPO NUEVO DE OMAR RODRIGUEZ LOPEZ. Despite the name of the group, Rodriguez Lopez is quick to point out that THE MARS VOLTA remains far and away his top priority. EL GRUPO NUEVO… is differentiated from the guitarist’s other namesake projects by his selection of players, specifically Zach Hill (HELLA) on drums, Jonathan Hischke (HELLA) on synth bass, and Juan Alderete de la Peña (THE MARS VOLTA) on bass guitar. Additionally, Cryptomnesia features the vocals of guest frontman Cedric Bixler Zavala on eight of the album’s eleven tracks. Rodriguez Lopez completed the album in 2006, shortly after finishing THE MARS VOLTA’s Amputechture. Cryptomnesia’s tracks are a decidedly heavier affair than that album, a conscious decision on his part to switch gears from writing horn arrangements and complex instrumentation for an octet; it is, therefore, comparatively stripped-down and aggressive, with Hill’s presence injecting a dose of chaos and inertia that are a keystone of the EL GRUPO NUEVO… sound. Bixler Zavala’s vocals, tracked in 2008 after two years of his dwelling on the enormity of the recording, are certain to send even the most casual of listeners running for their lyric sheet. The ever-prolific Rodriguez Lopez continues to set the bar higher and higher for himself. EL GRUPO NUEVO DE OMAR RODRIGUEZ LOPEZ has been the stuff of rumors for three years; Cryptomnesia proves more than worth the wait. A special limited advance vinyl offering of only 3,000 copies will be made available exclusively to Indie Retail in honor of Record Store Day on April 18th. Album will see it’s official release on cd, vinyl and digital everywhere on May 5, 2009.



Dallas' own Wildstyle Phanatiks are throwing a nite @ Shade of nothing but electronic beats and they've invited me to join their line-up with R3Vo! ...

should be a night to remember ... for more info check my myspace!


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Chaos, Abuse, and Neglect

Dani was 7 years old when Florida police finally came to investigate allegations of child abuse at her house. Weighing just 46 pounds, she had spent most of her young life curled up alone in her room, and was never allowed outdoors—even to go to school or see a doctor. The neglect was so severe, one expert says, that she would have been better off if she had been raised by animals.
Her story—including her adoption by a remarkable couple and her astonishing steps towards recovery—was featured recently on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," after her case was first exposed in a poignant multimedia story in the St. Petersburg Times. Bruce Perry, M.D., Ph.D., was the featured guest on the program. He has evaluated Dani and is consulting on her treatment—and has also seen about 150 similar cases.

When police found her in a small, Plant City, Florida rental house, Dani was naked except for a heavy diaper. The stench was so strong that the officers expected to find a dead body.
Instead, they discovered a feral child: A girl so profoundly neglected that she had never learned to eat solid food, speak, or even understand language. Dani wasn't toilet-trained, and although she could walk, her gait was crab-like and uneven: She skittered on her toes.
Seemingly oblivious to the filth around her, Dani's mentally impaired mother told the officers, "I'm doing the best I can."
Although such extreme stories are rare, child neglect can be as harmful as abuse, and is sadly very common. More than two-thirds of the 905,000 confirmed cases of child maltreatment reported to the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System in 2006 involved neglect.
*via MSN
wow, b3

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