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The Cat and the Coup by joffory
January 1, 2012, 7:02 pm
Filed under: Video

oh hey I have a blog.

I have just discovered quite a wonderful videogame:

[vimeo 22321449]

The Cat and the Coup is a documentary videogame in which you play the cat of Dr. Mohammed Mossadegh, the first democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran. During the summer of 1953, the CIA engineered a coup to bring about his downfall. As a player, you coax Mossadegh back through significant events of his life by knocking objects off of shelves, scattering his papers, jumping on his lap and scratching him.


Local Yocals by joffory
April 23, 2010, 10:27 am
Filed under: music, Oakland, Review, Video | Tags: , ,

So as i procrastinate my epic coachella youtube binge post, i would like you to examine the new music video from the oakland band Saything. They are one of the most solid rock bands I have seen around here and definitely have some of the grooviest math indie funk jams around. Their new album; which was recorded during their recent national tour, has just finished being mastered, so expect to hear more of them soon. For now: watch the video

it seems like everyone around is in that video, and if i hadnt been in at coachella id of been in there with a stupid look on my face im sure.

piping in from coachella by joffory
April 18, 2010, 11:49 am
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my 9th journey to the desert has been so far amazing. ill write more about it soon.. all you need to know right now

is die antwoord killed it

and here are almighty defenders being AMAZING

more to come as they come

Xiu Xiu + Tune Yards by joffory

man what a fucking shitty week, double muggings and too much sobriety and failing with girls. BUT I saw xiu xiu + tune yards + noveller last night in SF and fuck did it make life seem rad.

get rad with my video

so fucking good. I was a little EHHH I DUNNO about xiu xiu at first.. but man they won me over, you could cut the tension with knives. Merril of tune yards is an amazing performer and is truly inspiring. and sure alot of people can loop guitars and bla de bla but Noveller makes it sound like a fucking beautiful world is being made in front of you, even after some dude turned off her power strip and all her gear mid first song

its a nice day outside

Winter by joffory
January 11, 2010, 6:19 pm
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Its been a cold few days, and a generally freezing 2010 so far. so it only makes sense that ive had an album done by the man Ben Frost on repeat.
this is some brilliant work. Tim Hecker with more movement, and more brood. Excellent production, and its fucking heavy. I like his ghostbuster references as well. Also: anything named By The Throat has to be good.


listen to it here at his bandcamp

oh and

oakland jokeland

Roberto Miguel

Marmalade Mountain

for once there is alot of good vibes around here.

Jams and Jams by joffory

post halloween. i need to eat more food and drink less. oakland halloweens should always end at Lobot, cuz Lobot is where its at, except at 3am when the DJ started sucking.. boo..

So in keeping with the theme from the mixtape we just put out, ive got soom goodies for yoo

Dum Dum Girls (or girl, since the main force in the band would be an individual girl) seem to be getting quite large in some respects, or atleast getting the attention they deserve because they are taking the phil spector wall of awesome girl pop sound into awesome directions, and they do brilliant covers too! so here is a recording of the rolling stones song, play with fire

Dum Dum Girls – Play With Fire

also keeping with awesome jams, Prinzhorn Dance School is amazing, if you didnt know that already.

I really hope they have a new album come out soon.

Prinzehorn Dance School – Realer, Pretender

both songs available at either link. enjoy

man the weather is cool today by joffory
October 17, 2009, 5:32 pm
Filed under: music, Oakland, Video | Tags: , , ,

I love it when the weather is cloudy but you can still see the sun in the distance and it is illuminating the grayness into some sort of happy medium between the two. and sunsets look rad.

So I saw Be Your Own Pet open up for the raveonettes a year ago after being a big fan of them for a while, and they rocked so hard despite the asshole crowd(which is the usual case at the independant). The Singer Jemina Pearl has a solo project now, and it rules. the first single off the album has backup vocals from Iggy fucking pop, and Thurston Moore is in the music video.

so therefore, I shall jump on this bandwagon, because there is a bandwagon that must be jumped on.

and here is a picture of her being cute and eating ice cream, click it to see her new video:

Jemina is a cutie pie

so yeah, it rules. very much less jangly than Be yur own pet but more 50’s rocky girl stuff which is cool. She thrashes so good though..

here is her album and such to download: now go see her fucking live. shes on tour with islands, and playing in san francisco on the 23rd.

I drank too much coffee today