Jun 30, 2009

J-Music Clips of the Week

Single: Shochuu Omimai Moshiagemasu


Artists: Candies

Artists: Sweets

Artists: C-ute

Jun 29, 2009

Kakkoii

I'm seriously gonna be blowing a major nut when I go to Japan..BxH kicks so much ass

Jun 27, 2009

Lashley vs Sapp

man...Bob Sapp sure does suck


this clip probably will be taken down soon but Lashley took Sapp down with a double leg and just pounded him in the face for a few minutes with Sapp eventually tapping out

Jun 25, 2009

Dearly Departed

Michael Jackson
1958-2009

Weinstein's Fusionfunkysouljazz Part 1

Cloud One - Dust to Dust from the album Atmosphere Strut

A rare find from the old dusty underground of New York's disco scene. Cloud One is the brainchild of Patrick Adams and Peter Brown. They are probably more well known in the realm of house and techno. But since there was none of that music in the mid 1970s, the music that came out mixed jazz fusion with airy grooves. Here is their song from the ultra-rare Atmosphere Strut album entitled Dust to Dust. The version that I could find is a Kenny Dope edit, but enjoy the music as you write on the blog.





Jun 24, 2009

Hump Day Eye Candy Extravaganza

A Happy Birthday shout going out to lovely and oh so hot Aya Matsuura who turns 23 tomorrow(6/25)..she sure has grown into one hot piece of arse but hasn't she always been hot?..I mean, looking at Ayaya when she first debuted at the tender age of 15, you obviously thought to yourself,"wow, she's gonna be really hot when she gets older"...just like when I look at Saki Nakajima now ;)



Aya then....

Aya now..




then..
now..

then..

AND NOW...daaaamn





Jun 23, 2009

Look Funky Fresh Dressed To Impress Ready To Party...for the summer

heading down to Anime Expo next week? or do you just want to look like a sexy beast for the summer? Then head on over to the Official YODC Uniform Shop for all your fashion needs!!..choose from our multiple array of logo designs on a wide variety of different color tees, like white, black and black!..each shirt is made to order, using the latest in cutting edge robotech technology to achieve the greatest precision in printing! so what are you waiting for? BUY YOUR SHIRTS TODAY!!!!

..but seriously, if you're heading down to AX, show us some support and rock a YODC shirt..Eriku, SoG and I will be heading down so if you see us, say what's up or slug SoG in the stomach for all his Undisputable Truth posts...cuz you know you've been wanting to




















Bollywood Babes

Melanie Kannokada

This time Weinstein found a babe from stateside. This piece of hotness is from New Jersey. I'm hoping no jackass from the Jersey Shore has made her their girlfriend.
You can catch her on youtube doing Indian related things, like interview actors and singers. She's the most famous Indian American this side of Kal Penn.

Well at least in my eyes. I love you Melanie.

Jun 20, 2009

J-Music Clip of the Week

Artists: Morning Musume
Single: 3, 2, 1 BREAKOUT!




peep Morning Musume's official myspace page for their OPV contest for this single with the winning video being chosen by the girls and Tsunku..winner will be announced in a couple weeks at Anime Expo..some of them are pretty good..most are not

Jun 18, 2009

BADASS

'NUFF SAID


Another keyboard cat video.

This one really amps up around the 2:00 mark.

Badassery

I don't know why SoG hasn't posted this yet but this IS badass on the grandest scale!!..A full size 1/1 scale Gundam that they erected in Odaiba. faucking amazing and it moves too!!..well, just the head but the eyes light up and it shoots steam out its ass and other parts of the body..the plan for right now is to keep the Gundam up only until August(wtf? all that work and only have it up for a couple months?) but fans have started I petition to keep the sumbitch up permanently


Jun 17, 2009

Hump Day Eye Candy Extravaganza

this one's for beemer..who requested pics of Shoko Hamada quite a while ago...enjoy




pics courtesy of Sleepyjohn.com







Jun 16, 2009

Bollywood Babes

Namrata Singh Gujral

Weinstein back with another edition of hotness of bollywood. This chick has an interesting story, she was born in India, she is a Sikh, and she is mixed Spanish, Indian and Tibetan.

Talk about ethnicities, damn! But it works.
Weinstein drooling like Homer at donuts.

Jun 15, 2009

Diggin' In The Crates "Interplanetary Music" Edition

Still jazzin' it up on DITC...


Artist: Sun Ra
Title: Astro Black
Label: Impulse!/ABC
Vinyl: Standard black vinyl

I love this man:



In 1972, the pioneering jazz label Impulse! Records (yeah, same people who gave you the record featured last week) sought to sign free-jazz pioneer and self-professed resident of the planet Saturn, Sun Ra. On paper, it sounded like a good fit: Ra's releases on his own Saturn Research label had influenced John Coltrane and others. The initial attempt to sign Ra was fraught with some unique legal difficulties - Ra and his manager/business partner, Alton Abraham, had taken the standard contract Impulse! offered them home, and according to Impulse!'s head producer at the time, Ed Michel:
"The following day, Alton was back with a retyped contract, turning everything on its head, with ABC, rather than Saturn, at the short end of the stick."
It probably didn't help that the contract Ra and Abraham handed back contained clauses such as:
SIMILAR RIGHTS ON PLANETS OTHER THAN EARTH. Company agrees that all rights discussed in paragraph 5 above, as well as all rights of distribution and retail sales, on planets other than Earth (including but not limited to Saturn, Pluto, Jupiter, and Mars) shall belong to Sun Ra.

Deciding to play it safe (well, as safe as one can with someone like Sun Ra), Impulse! decided to make a distribution deal with Saturn Records for Ra's older recordings, some of which were known more by reputation than by their content because of how hard to get many of the titles were. Going even further, Michel decided to give the tapes -- 21 albums worth, all mono masters except for one previously unreleased title -- a serious sonic overhaul, bringing the recordings up to then-current industry standards. All of the albums got new artwork from Impulse as well.





That one previously unreleased title was an eight-track multi-channel tape containing what would result in this particular album. The tape wasn't mixed down, so Michel, Abraham, and Ra went into the studio to mix the album for stereo and quadrophonic sound (as can be seen on the label, the record is "compatible stereo/quad"), which led to this particular anectdote from Michel:
"At that point I liked to mix at the pain threshold. It was really loud. We were mixing it quadrophonically in a relatively small room. Sun Ra was sleeping deep and snoring loud. For some reason, I stopped the tape in the middle of the tune. He came awake, wheeled his head like an owl does - all around the room, checking everything out. He said, 'You Earth people sleep too much.' He put his head down and started to snore again."
Nine titles out of a planned 21 came out between 1973 and 1975; when the deal was terminated by ABC, all of the restored masters and new cover artwork were returned to Saturn Records.

Almost two decades later, Evidence Records struck up a deal with Sun Ra and Saturn Records to release the records on compact disc (in very excellently mastered, packaged, and annotated editions, yet!) - but for some odd reason, Astro Black was not amongst the titles. I didn't find this out myself until I read Ashley Kahn's excellent book on Impulse! Records, The House That Trane Built, so I started an eBay search recently and found a tip-top-shape copy of the album, which finally arrived in my PO Box today.

I didn't play this yet, but as soon as I post this, I'm doing up a vinyl rip for myself.

eco-terrorist propaganda

I saw Whale wars last night & those hippie motherf*ckers made me sick.





this is what they throw onto the whaling vessels Butyric acid

and here's more footage of those fuckers ramming one of the ships in the Whaling fleet.


Here's a drawn out rant I planned to leave as a comment on a related you tube video but it was too long.

I'm craving whale sashimi.
If you attack me while I am abiding by international & Japanese law please do not expect for me to welcome you with open arms, if I feel threatened in any way I will defend myself by any means necessary.

I would like to know the reason why these organizations do not attack other fishing operations in this way, please do not say that the Japanese are killing off endangered species of whales. Do your research & you will find that the Japanese whaling fleet hunts species that have large enough populations that can be harvested in managed numbers as a sustainable food resource. In fact Australia even sent it's own vessel to monitor the activities of the Japanese whaling fleet during a recent hunt! I have not seen any report from the Australians accusing the Japanese of any wrongdoing.

It is part of Japanese culture to eat whale meat as it is in many other 1st Nation & Nordic countries. That is fine if you wish to not eat whale but do not criticize someone's culture because it conflicts with your belief system.
I think I will grill a rib eye steak for dinner. But before I eat it I will say my prayers & give thanks to the animal that gave it's own life so that I can live, I will also not try & waste any of the meat.

These people are idiots, if they choose to participate in this type of terrorist activity they run the risk of serious injury, death & damage to their property.
If you think my words are harsh or idiotic then watch a nature program & see any number of predators on film ripping apart & eating the flesh of other animals lower on the food chain.

Jun 14, 2009

More SCANDAL-ous-ness

Shoujo S live - complete with dancing. Did I mention that I love these girls?

Jun 13, 2009

Dearly Departed


MITSUHARU MISAWA aka TIGER MASK II

1962-2009


"Misawa, arguably Japan's greatest modern-day grappler, was tagging with highly-regarded youngster Go Shiozaki in the main event of a show in Hiroshima.
They were taking on Akitoshi Saito & Bison Smith for their GHC World Tag Team titles when he failed to get up from a moderately dangerous looking back suplex move, a staple of NOAH matches.
Misawa would have taken the move thousands of times before but this time he stayed motionless.
A hushed crowd watched efforts to resuscitate him, before he was taken out of the ring, still unconscious, on a stretcher.
Misawa was declared dead in hospital at 10:10pm local time on Saturday."




here's an old Misawa match when he wrestled as Tiger Mask vs Bret Hart





I'm a pig

Jun 11, 2009

Site find: The definitive guide to Asian poses

asianposes.com

Frankenstein Girl vs Vampire Girl

from the makers of Tokyo Gore Police comes this little diddy... I wasn't really a fan of Tokyo Gore Police, it was just a bit too over the top for me..now I usually enjoy that type of stuff, Machine Girl(starring the lovely Minase Yashiro and Honoka), Battle Royale, ect.. but those movies had build up to the gore, TGP just had the gore, no build up whatsoever



I'm expecting the same from Frankenstein Girl vs Vampire Girl BUT, my girl Yukie Kawamura is in it and thats good enough reason to sit down and actually watch the entire movie.





Jun 10, 2009

Jun 8, 2009

Diggin' In The Crates "Psychedelic Trane" Edition

Sorry for not dropping in to share new installments of DITC with you all, but I was only short of energy and time, not material to share. Now to catch up:

My John Coltrane collection expanded by a few titles since I did this post back in April sharing what was then my Coltrane vinyl library to date. And one of the titles I went for was this rather infamous puppy:

Artist: John Coltrane
Title: OM
Label: Impulse!/ABC
Vinyl: Standard black vinyl

So sayeth Wikipedia (after I edited a glaring error in the paragraph):

In October, 1965, Coltrane recorded Om, referring to the sacred syllable in Hindu religion, which symbolizes the infinite or the entire Universe. Coltrane described Om as the "first syllable, the primal word, the word of power". The 29-minute recording contains chants from the Bhagavad-Gita, a Hindu epic. It is alleged that Coltrane began taking LSD around the time of the Om session. A 1967 LP, issued posthumously, has Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders chanting from a Buddhist text, The Tibetan Book of the Dead, and reciting a passage describing the primal verbalization "om" as a cosmic/spiritual common denominator in all things.

When Impulse!/ABC, the label Coltrane recorded for during the last seven years of his life, issued this album, there was a rumor afoot that Coltrane and his band (which at the time was his Classic Quartet of pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Jimmy Garrisson, and drummer Elvin Jones, plus the addition of tenor saxist Pharoah Sanders playing DMC to Coltrane's DJ Run) had dropped acid before the tapes rolled. No doubt some people gave further credence to this rumor after just one hearing of this album. Suffice it to say that the critics of the time, always eager to shit on Coltrane when he didn't record something that wasn't "Return of the Son of 'My Favorite Things'," hated this album.

Trivia: The "Om" amulet on the album's front cover belonged to Impulse! head and John Coltrane's producer, Bob Thiele.

My copy is an original pressing using the standard Impulse!/ABC label of the day, which had morphed from the original orange-dominated label, to the black label with red trim and that ubiquitous TV network logo stuck next to it.

Like every Impulse release until the evil MCA empire got its hands on the ABC Records tape vault, the album came in a righteous gatefold.
As its own album, Om has not been in print in America for several years, and import copies, when you can find them sometimes have the track split into two parts (as on the original vinyl), while others present the piece uninterrupted. In the US, Om did finally get some digital compact disc respect as part of the double CD anthology The Major Works of John Coltrane in 1992. Hopefully, a remastered edition of the original album will be making its way to store shelves later this year or early next year as part of The Impulse Years: Volume Four 5-CD box set. In the meantime, give a gander to the entire piece via this link here: (Give it a couple of minutes to load, due to its length)

my-wasabi.com in America

My-wasabi.com, this formerly Japan-only business has finally set up an American online store for their Japanese-themed console skins. Check out some samples below, then hit the link to check out their online store.

Jun 5, 2009

I cried



JR Station melodies
Japan Railways

I stumbled upon this vid that basically has the melodies played on the train station platforms in Japan, as you can see each station/or train line has a melody & my understanding is they get switched after awhile.
I heard the first one & I got really sad & started to tear up.
I need to get back...

BADASS

'NUFF SAID

Jun 3, 2009

BoA to perform in San Francisco but......


I've been anticipating BoA finally coming up to Bay and seeing her perform live so I was a bit excited and disappointed when news broke that she'd be coming up our way at the end of June. You see, BoA will be making her Norcal debut during the San Francisco Pride Festival, if you don't know what that is, look it up...now, I don't have a problem with the people who live that life style, I mean I am friends with SoG but its not exactly the environment I want to be in when I see BoA. I rather be around an enthusiastic crowd that are already familiar with her and are excited to BoA perform. Plus I heard weird things go on there at the Pride Festival...crazy things that aren't suitable for my fragile eyes...So yeah, I'll catch BoA the next time she comes through...that's if she ever does...after performing in front of a bunch of queens, she may never want to come back...geez, I wonder who thought it was a good idea for her to perform in front of a bunch of gays?

Hump Day Eye Candy Extravaganza

this one right here is one of my favorites and yes, I have quite a few favorites but there's something special about Yukie..when I first laid eyes upon her, I thought "wow, she's pretty..kinda reminds me of Leeann Tweenden but japanese"...it was probably the dimples..you know the dimples that appear everytime she's smiles and it just simply melts your heart...um....yeah...Yukie Kawamura everyone