metallica wow audience in prague, play black album backwards

credit: metallica.com

metallica fans in the czech republic didnt know what hit them when the band unleashed a first-of-its-kind performance playing the entire black album BACKWARDS.

this is big news people. most bands think its a special deal to play an album from beginning to end. but metallica, being the always-foward-thinking band they are, played their most commercially successful album in its entirety from the last song to the first song!!

bravo metallica. there is a reason you guys are on top.

keep it real: holographic hullabaloo #coachella

tupac’s holographic appearance along side snoop dogg and dr. dre at coachella (wknd #1) stirred up a boiling hip hop hot pot of excitement and nostalgia against dissent towards the digital fabrication of a once-living “thing”. with the “magic” of technology, the masses were wowed yet fooled by a technological illusion, a digital puppet.

we now (always had) have the powers to deliver something while saying its something else. but what does it mean when we can create any “thing” and say it is whatever we want it to be?

i mean… what then is the difference between a holographic tupac and a elvis impersonator? or a metallica cover band? or for that matter, a fedex delivery guy who claims he used to start for the yankees? what if i told you this blog was actually written by a real human being?

though the reaction that followed was a seemingly divide between gangsta tweens and jokesters and dissenters, rumors spread that they would be taking this holographic handjob on the road. which would definitely have to be filed under the biggest scam in all of the history of the universe. talk about devaluing a legacy for the sake of capitalistic greed and inappropriate use of technological trickery and mass manipulation madness.

keep it real.

guards butchers metallica, vampire weekend, m.i.a. covers, gives them away for free

guards, the little known band with close affiliation to cults, has released a free download of their new covers 7″ comprised of 3 radical reworks of radical artists… namely metallica, vampire weekend, and m.i.a.

these indie kids who released a pretty damn cool ep last year (also free) have proceeded to entirely rewrite the songs into totally unrecognizable shoegaze mush. well… thanks for the freebies?

stream/download/share the tracks below…