little video i edited for one of my side projects, programmed2thrash.


Formation (difference and repetition) I, 2011

Made using an Afghanistan-based video game, Baden Pailthorpe’s 'Formation' series, explores the aesthetics and dynamics of opposition. In the work, two opposing forces of US soldiers and Taliban combatants follow invisible waypoints side-by-side. Oblivious to each other’s presence thanks to a hacked game setting, the usual violence of this relationship is transformed into a poetic, uncanny rhythm that repeats and amplifies the avatars’ movement.

by Baden Pailthorpe

more here http://vimeo.com/user5157711

'True 3D' Display Using Laser Plasma Technology

help me obi wan kenobi, you're my only hope





come as you are -- little roy

little roy is coming out w/ a tribute album to nirvana called "battle for seattle." it's going to be dope and this song is the jam. i've also been hearing his version of "on a plain" being played on the radio. can't wait till it comes out in september!


aftermath: population zero

i haven't watched the whole thing yet but it looks like a lot of fun. i lovez the sci fi pseudo documentaries!

electronic bedroom eyes -- bubusubaru

time for some more darkfreakfunksciflyhiphop instrumentals


stoned ape theory -- duncan trussell

yay, short animation of terence mckenna's "stoned ape theory," from one of my favorite comedians, duncan trussell.

terry gilliam's do it yourself animation show

if you know lickingyourmindseye, you know i love art-education-do-it-yourself stuff. terry gilliam from monty python!!! has an animation show and this clip is all about cut out animation (yesss!!!) i love it because these lo fi animation techniques translate perfectly into doing gifs in photoshop.


techyes -- bubu subaru

a part of long set of songs i did 2-3 years ago while channeling a cosmic being named bubu subaru. OLD PEOPLE LIKE TO LISTEN TO TECHNO / BUT THIS DISCO DEATH TECHYES


drone II -- datdatdat

a moving collage by studio datdatdat...so pretty


qatar revealed as the world’s biggest contemporary art buyer

Sheikha Al Mayassa at the opening of Takashi Murakami’s exhibition at Versailles in 2010

i thought this art article was interesting. i'm not so surprised because definitely in the past 10 years the eastern hemisphere has been enjoying the largest scale architectural projects, with hotels, business buildings, museums and cultural centers going up. they have to fill the museums up with something. i might have to put "visit qatar" on my travel to-do list one day.

if you are familiar with modern art names, you might enjoy seeing the short list of what they have been acquiring and at what prices. full article here

screamin' jay hawkins : i put a spell on you (jeremy sole's zombie stomp remix) -- jeremy sole

ok, heard this on the radio yesterday and it totally blew me and my friend away. i hope you enjoy it too.


31spring -- leanmeansteen

here's another mpc instrumental i got lined up for the pixar/zardoz project im collaborating w/ my friends on. my best friend joey from the band rumspringa will be singing on this one. we haven't really come up w/ lyrics yet though. the subject could be about anything. maybe a topic sentence, or a one line lyric. leave your suggestions. we'll give you a shout out o the song for sure!

p.s. that rumspringa video is pretty old, and members have changed, but it's their most popular vid and the lead singer is still the same

cave 2 -- kahn & selesnick

from the project "Mars : adrift on the hourglass sea"

"Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere." - Carl Sagan

the human animal - the human zoo

this is part three of a series called "the human animal." this episode called "the human zoo" follows the consequences of industrial and technological urbanization but us as humans still retaining tribal social notions. "The cameras of the Natural History Unit capture the subtleties of human hierarchy in an English pub, the urge to set up and defend territory in a Tokyo park, and tribal behaviour as displayed by gangs in Los Angeles." it's a super fun watch. you get to see people and different living conditions all across the globe from the comfort of your computer screen


let you go (official vid) -- marble players

this has to be the best music video i've seen all month. maybe i just love virtual reality/electronic avatars and house music. I LOVE FUNKY DEEP HOUSE! the feeling, the graphic and everything is just right! my anthem for this upcoming weekend for sure. enjoy!!!

directed by jerome potter (lolboys)http://www.hot-tropic.com

sure shot -- beastie boys sesame street edit

good sesame street edit of one of my favorite bboy jams of all time yo!

cigarette duo -- princess chelsea

came across this song today and i dig it. i was stoked to find out she's from new zealand too (not for any specific reason, i just always liked to imagine new zealand is like california but out in the middle of the ocean). its a really laid back, almost old fashiony duet. kinda loungy, reverb on the vocals. i guess she calls her style "dream pop?" if you've been listening to hard/fast stuff all day long and you want a change of pace and even want to undwind, take a gander at this.


17newbass -- leanmeansteen

more work from my mpc. more dancey than the last one i posted. one of my friends said this was almost moombahton. ya, it almost is, except it's not a remix.

mauritian sunset 2006 -- sandy smith

soooo dope. i want to do art installations like this. pretty cool that the colors are the same as my logo too. more of sandy's work here http://www.sandysmith.co.uk/index.html


11CHISM -- leanmeansteen

another chilled out westcoast tune by me. i just played the mpc2500 straight into the tape deck. it's an instrumental for an upcoming project i have called "pixar/zardoz."

imagining the tenth dimension

if you are like me, you've already seen "carl sagan explains the 4th dimension." i love that video, carl's like a mr. rogers of science. it's pretty chill and you can even watch it under the influence. so, in the pursuit of knowledge, here is the next step, which not only goes to the 5th dimension, but beyond that all the way to the tenth. depending on how your minds ability to cognize concepts, you might want to watch this sober, or w/ a boost. lol. either way, some minds are gonna implode!!!


04HLUV -- leanmeansteen

some funky tunage by way of mpc2500 by me

killian eng

more killian @ http://www.behance.net/KilianEng

the mindscape of alan moore

the writer/creator/shaman alan moore tells about his upbringing, social climate that inspired him to write watchmen and v for vendetta, thoughts on the future, and what it means to be an artist/shaman. hiiiiiiiiiiighly highly recommended especially you friends that enjoy terence mckenna.


head dream -- jung-yeo min

The creative act is a letting down of the net of human imagination into the ocean of chaos on which we are suspended, and the attempt to bring out of it ideas. - terence mckenna


everything is a remix pt.1

first episode of a 3 part series by kirby ferguson. its pretty fun and gives good insight to remixing as a type of art. i was writing a manifesto before correlating hip hop culture to collaging and cubism and i think this doc definitely picks up on the same ideas i was trying to put down. in this short 7 min episode he takes us through chic's legendary 'good times' bassline, some william burroghs, and goes through a couple of old blues songs that led zepplin ripped off. nice

Remixing is a folk art but the techniques involved — collecting material, combining it, transforming it — are the same ones used at any level of creation. You could even say that everything is a remix.

the history of hacking

great short doc put out by discovery channel awhile back. i'm not exactly sure how old it is but it does look a little dated but that just adds to the ambiance for me. i had no idea what phone phreaks where but now its all coming together... do you remember all that rollerblade phone stuff that was in the movie hackers with angelina jolie? soooooooo jokes!


maria -- koreless

its been raining the past two days in los angeles and its gonna rain the rest of the week. time to chill out and watch puddles collect water. here's a beautiful downtempo tune by glasgow's koreless. the light etheral pianos + the sub bass do it real nice on this one.

Maria by Koreless


it was never meant to be (ford & lopatin a.k.a. games remix) -- cfcf

synths and sportscars is a motif a lot of people are using nowadays. i've been wanting to do one since last year but wow i might have to give up cuz its going to be pretty hard to top this. originally unofficial but now semi-official music video by franck deron

apollo throwdown -- the go! team

fun video for a fun song


nostradamus -- john jerome o'connor

graphite and colored pencil on paper, 2005
53 inches x 83 inches

A Nostradamus prophecy predicting religious turmoil and wars was the foundation of this drawing. I began by translating three manifestations of the prophecy – the original French version, the English translation and the editor’s summary – into inches and centimeters. Emanating from the upper center, I plotted each letter of the original text in inches (A=1 inch, B=2 inches, etc.). I then translated the English version’s letters into inches and connected them to the original lines, at different angles. Finally, I connected the editor’s summary. The overlapping lines created a dominant inner shape, which I reinforced with solid graphite and grey colored pencil. Several lines extended outward from the perimeter of this form, which I capped with circles and filled with patterns derived from their distances from the perimeter. In the lower section of the drawing, there are other textual references to the prophecy. I counted the number of letters in each word of Nostradamus’s original writing, and chose an equivalent amount of random numbers (1 to 26). For example, if Nostradamus’s original written word had 3 letters, I then chose 3 random numbers from 1 to 26. I then re-translated these numbers back into letters and entered the random configurations into my pocket dictionary, which searched for the closest English approximation. The resulting words are interspersed throughout portions of the drawing. I also included the punctuation of the Nostradamus text, and a portion of his original writing appears outside the yellow bands, written in cursive.

simulation theory and glitches

when i used to play "tokyo xtreme racer zero" (freeway racing video game), my ex gf would ask about the lives of the drivers in the civilian cars i was passing up (or crashing into). "i wonder where they are going and where they live. they must be driving to work or going to see their girlfriends in the middle of the night." i thought this was cute and even though there weren't actual drivers in the cars, there were little sims in there programed to drive like law abiding citizens to make the simulation i was playing seem more real.

that was almost 10 years ago. simulations are much more real now. enter simulated reality and sweedish transhumanist philosopher dr. nick bostrom.
Dr. Bostrom assumes that technological advances could produce a computer with more processing power than all the brains in the world, and that advanced humans, or “posthumans,” could run “ancestor simulations” of their evolutionary history by creating virtual worlds inhabited by virtual people with fully developed virtual nervous systems.

Some computer experts have projected, based on trends in processing power, that we will have such a computer by the middle of this century, but it doesn’t matter for Dr. Bostrom’s argument whether it takes 50 years or 5 million years. If civilization survived long enough to reach that stage, and if the posthumans were to run lots of simulations for research purposes or entertainment, then the number of virtual ancestors they created would be vastly greater than the number of real ancestors. - NY Times

dr. nick puts us at about a 20% chance that we're living in a simulation right now. other simulation philosophers now propose that the "creator/designer" not tending to the simulation could be the reason why everything bad is happening. it could even just be for entertainment, hurricanes, famine, glitches and all. that's kinda heavy... and then i entertain myself with my own simulation glitch.

it cracks me up because of the realistic commentary by joe rogan, mike goldberg and the crowd chanting, but man i'd probably flip my wig if this happened in "real" life


history of house music pt2

here's the second installment of 'the history of house.' this episode breaks down: the disco backlash of 79',the underground rise of frankie knuckles, where the term "house" comes from, the hotmix 5 and WBMX

war talk -- dominique young unique

oh man i like this song too much. dominique has some fast raps. yaaaa, so does rye rye, but rye rye doesn't rap over funky disco house beats!

international -- mathewdavid feat. dogbite

hmmmm, new stuff from brainfeeder crew, mathewdavid. nice vhs feedback music video. they sampled an ethiopiques groove. the overall feeling is like flying lotus vs. animal collective. give it a try if ur into that downtempo.

kathleen -- james pants

i've been listening to james pants for awhile now and i think his stuff is really great. he has this really great DIY electro funk feel which im kind of unsure about when it's translated to a live performance. i tired looking up his live videos and they're kinda meh. it's ok though, he has tons of tracks that are fun and sound like they came from the basement and thats how i like it.

James Pants: "Kathleen" by alteredzones


infinite glitch -- ben baker-smith

all i can say is live streaming data mosh of the whole internet happening now!!!

from the website:

Every day an incomprehensible number of new digital media files are uploaded to hosting sites across the internet. Far too many for any one person to consume. Infinite Glitch is a stream-of-conciousness representation of this overwhelming flood of media, its fractured and degraded sounds and images reflecting how little we as an audience are able to retain from this daily barrage.

Infinite Glitch is an automated system that generates an ever-changing audio/video stream from the constantly increasing mass of media files freely available on the web. Source audio and video files are ripped from a variety of popular media hosting sites, torn apart, and recombined using collage and glitch techniques to create an organic, chaotic flood of sensory input.

watch the live stream here http://infiniteglitch.com



i haven't finished watching this yet but i have to share it. it's a 3 part documentary by belgian visual artist frank theys. part 1 is about transhumanism. part 2 is about singularity, and part 3 is about the digital messiah. i read that terence mckenna, kurzweil and many others appear in this film. below is part one.


forever dolphin love -- connan mockasin (erol alkan rework)

great rework of new zealand band 'conan mockasin's song 'forever dolphin love.' this dance version is eerie like the original song and even reminds me of crystal castles. love it.
Connan Mockasin - Forever Dolphin Love (Erol Alkan Rework) Radio Edit [Phantasy] by Erol Alkan

forever dolphin love -- connan mockasin

epic strange music video for 'forever dolphin love.' kinda gave me the same weird chills as the first time i watched 'zardoz.' i like it. different. i wonder what its like live though. ill be shortly posting the erol alkan remix...

suburban dream (live) -- the stepkids

you know i hear their name around but i never sat down and checked em out till now. i guess this is a vid of them practicing. i checked out other live vids of them and they use the same white clothing/projector visualization set up at shows. they get pretty funky.

80 blocks from tiffany's

i just finished watching this siiick documentary. its one of two definitive 70s south bronx street gang films, the other being 'aint gonna eat my mind.' directed by gary weiss, it mainly focuses on the two gangs 'savage nomads' and 'savage skulls.' if you know the movie 'the warriors,' this is like that, except real. it also has the same feeling as the hip hop documentary 'style wars,' but this predates that by 8 years. watch the whole doc below!

out in the streets -- africa hitech

what can i say? this song is just on constant attack mode. it's super intense and i'm really looking forward to the whole album release. africa hitech is collab between mark prichard and steve spacek. i'm familiar with spacek as a singer so i wanna see if he sings on the other tracks.

Africa Hitech - Out In The Streets by Warp Records


tv troubles -- boxcutter

'tv troubles' from boxcutter's album 'the dissolve' which will be released in april. music video by sabrina ratté. some of the most beautiful visuals...

antlers wifi

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manga farming -- koshi kawachi

maybe its just me but i feel these calming peaceful post apocalyptic notions from this. it just reminds me of a 'jungle overgrowth on the ruins of mankind' thing. i think its beautiful and koshi kawachi has a lot of other neat object artworks. http://www.koshikawachi.com/


holographic buddha network -- viradical

"You have to take seriously the notion that understanding the universe is your responsibility, because the only understanding of the universe that will be useful to you is your own understanding."
— terence mckenna


triptych -- rumspringa

here's my best friends band, rumspringa, from l.a. you might have heard of them, might have not. they've been underground for a long time. i guess the most condensed way to describe their music would be a sort of psychadelic indie blues. this song was recorded when the band was a duo before the band member change up, but! it does feature guest vocals from cecilia, who is now the current rhythm guitarist and backup vocalist. the video is by winona reagan, who my homie joey(lead singer) met at a film festival, where she showed her film 'haunted heart'. he hired her to this this video and let her do whatever she wanted to do with 'changing faces' and 'crystals' as a guideline. pretty tripped out, enjoy!


avoiding you -- lux repeat

had a lot of fun watching this especially after i saw the nova special on fractal geometry last week. video by bartholomäus traubeck made with google earth.

shamanisim: archaic techniques of ecstasy -- mircea eliade

this is a must have book if you've ever been interested in shamanism. i haven't read it all the way through yet but it is one of the most interesting non fiction reads i've had yet. shaman myths are some of the most fantastical/psychedelic stories, and i think they provide a lot of insight if you are the type to embark on psychedelic journeys yourself. it was written by religious historian mircea eliade and first published in 1951. its written like a history book and its not new agey if that sort of thing turns you off and it's also not a book of prayers and spells. it follows different shamans from north, central, and south asia, to north and south america. some chapter titles are: "initiatory sickness and dreams", "obtaining shamanic powers", "parallel myths, symbols, and rites."

to be honest, i feel like the creators of xavier: renegade angel studied this book and took a lot of shaman myth imagery out of it and it makes the show that much mind twisting.


cyberpunk documentary 1990

just finishing up watching this. soooooooo siiiiiiiick. kind of hokey because of how dated it is but there are many parts that are still relevant. great dialogue and great visuals, oh man tim leary and william gibson too. can't beat that. here's the complete doc below!

benny and the jets -- beastie boys and biz markie

i try not to put too much lulzy stuff on here cuz its not a humor blog but i'm going to have to say that this cover cracks me up every time and its a great performance too. i used to think it was a blatant mockery of elton john but i've seen other performances where biz markie enunciates all the lyrics correctly so i think this is a song he genuinely loves. if you haven't heard this before, hope you like it. if you know the jam, you know whats up. either way, its a good kickback tokable song to me.


ohyesiloveher -- leanmeansteen

ohyesiloveher<3<3<3 by leanmeansteen
here's a new song i finished today for my girlfriend. pretty fun track. don't really know to describe it except to call it raggatech bootybreak love jam. if that sounds like the kind of song you'd be into you'll like this.

aerodynamics for psychonauts -- mars 1

...every one of us when we go into the psychedelic state, this is what we should be looking for. It's not for your elucidation, it's not part of your self-directed psychotherapy. You are an explorer, and you represent our species, and the greatest good you can do, is to bring back a new idea, because our world is in danger by the absence of good ideas. Our world is in crisis because of the absence of consciousness. And so to whatever degree any one of us, can bring back a small piece of the picture and contribute it to the building to the new paradigm, then we participate in the redemption of the human spirit, and that after all it what it's really all about. - terence mckenna

corona -- minutemen

watched the minutemen documentary today called "we jam econo" with my homie. it was cool seeing how they grew up and how they started everything and of course lots of awesome performance footage. this video itself was not sourced from the doc, but this performance was in it. to the dismay of some minutemen fans, this song is known as the king of the hill song to most, but everyone i personally know loves both the minutemen and king of the hill so enjoy. rip d. boon


tall painting

here's a cinematic time lapse by dave kaufman of a painting by holton rower
seen it at http://journeymansblog.blogspot.com/

peckham dub -- skinshape

some ruff tuff reggae dub sounds from mister skinshape ughhhhhhhhhhh!

Peckham Dub by Skinshape

beings of the vegetation -- pablo amaringo

"In the silence, in the darkness, swept away by these alien alkaloids and the plant-mind behind them, you find out a truth that can barely be told. And most of it cant be told." - terence mckenna

smack my bitch up -- beatles vs the prodigy

beatles, check. the prodigy, check. sit back and enjoy before youtube takes it down
seen it on http://undergroundcontainer.blogspot.com/


gal-o sengen -- policemen

japanese hip hop fast break raps over gyaruo dragonball z animated violence, gambling, partying, and eating shroomz spritzed with lime

wanderland -- hermanos inglesos feat. meme

this music video is great. it starts off with a cute bird that eats some wild berries and it starts trippin balls and goes off on an adventure. the track is really cool too. not too hard and electro, and not so laid back that its r'n'b, its juuuuuust right. real good house groove

alien ascension -- martina hoffman

"Right here and now, one quanta away, there is raging a universe of active intelligence that is transhuman, hyperdimensional, and extremely alien... What is driving religious feeling today is a wish for contact with this other universe."
— Terence McKenna


rolling in the deep -- adele [leanmeansteen remix]

rolling in the deep_adele [leanmeansteen remix] by leanmeansteen
just finished this song! i've been working on it for 2 weeks now. adele has some great soulful vocals and i've been on an electro reggae wave so here's what happened. hope you like it. if you have a soundcloud account hit me up so i can hear your stuff too.

black sabbath -- venetian snares

now thats what i'm talking about. dubbified black sabbath. soooooooooooo heavy and tripped out. track is by aaron funk performing as 'venetian snares.' the lack of a heavy handed beat lands this in the dub category instead of dubstep and gets a super big devil horns up from me

found it on http://dubmixt.blogspot.com/

glow -- butterfly crash

its been awhile since i've heard some dubstep i could get into. i like this, really chill, doesn't go super chainsaw bassy and the video is amazing. i guess the video was made with a video game called 'the polynomial.' i gotta check that out too

found this on http://electricaddict.blogspot.com

history of house music pt1

part 1 of 15 in an excellent excellent bbc documentary. part 1 covers 70s disco to paradise garage in new york

melodivia -- dollar mambo

i love everything that artist 'dollar mambo' comes out with. this track has that rare groove, dub, ethno funk that's reminiscent of one of my other favorite producers 'mumbles.' if you loved the instrumentals for aceyalone's 'book of human language' then you'll love this. highly recomended!!!

MELODIVIA (on forthcoming album by Nice Try rec.) by Dollar Mambo

aliens: information dimension

my favorite 20th century philosopher hands down is terrance mckenna. alien talk might turn a lot of people off but the point he makes i feel is more about an existing dimension of information which beings communicate through. it sounds a lot like the interweb, cosmic interwebs!

solar storms going down

dang. pretty much inevitable that shit is going to go down. better break out the pencils, watercolors, and grandpas guitars cause photoshop and synthesizers might not work anymore...

From The Guardian:

The threat of solar storms that could wreak havoc on the world’s electronic systems must be taken more seriously, the UK government’s chief scientist has warned. A severe solar storm could damage satellites and power grids around the world, he said, leading to a “global Katrina” costing the world’s economies as much as $2tn (£1.2tn).

“This issue of space weather has got to be taken seriously,” said John Beddington, the UK government’s chief scientific adviser, speaking at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington DC. “We’ve had a relatively quiet [period] in space weather and we can expect that quiet period to end. Over the same time, over that period, the potential vulnerability of our systems has increased dramatically. Whether it’s the smart grid in our electricity systems or the ubiquitous use of GPS in just about everything these days.”

Our electrical grid is completely vulnerable. None of the major transformers are contained in Faraday cages ready to be sealed off in the case of a coronal mass ejection. If these transformers short out, we are screwed. It could take years to replace them all, and by that time half the population could be dead of starvation, conflict, and disease. Without electricity, how can you pump the gas to get the trucks and mechanics to replace the transformers?

Security is the foundation of everything else. No electrical grid means no water or gas, no water or gas means no food, no food means people need to find food however they can, which means no security. No security means that repairing any given piece of machinery automatically becomes 10-100X harder. A limited security infrastructure could be bootstrapped from the military, but it’s more likely that soldiers will defect and join their families, which will need to be protected on the local level.

On Valentine’s Day there was a class-X solar flare, the most powerful in four years. The sun is ramping up to its next solar maximum, due to hit in 2013.

During the Carrington event in 1856, the solar storm was so powerful that intense auroras lit up in the night sky in the Rocky Mountains and gold miners awoke prematurely because they thought it was morning.



greensleeves by otomatone trio

love otomatones!

radar man -- jun togawa

super sick performance by jun togawa that mustve been some time in the 80s. i just found out about her from ce sentiment. really rad performance

brave new world -- aldous huxley

siiiiiiiick. brave new world was always one of my favorite sci fi books. how about the audio version narrated by mr. huxley himself!? get it at swen's weblog.

transmission -- joy division (playmobil)

sooooooooo good!

seeker seeker -- leanmeansteen

seeker seeker by leanmeansteen
another new jam. some funky dark house with shuffle syncopated saw waves.

tricky two -- royksopp

new royksopp official video. pretty sweet 50's sci fi/horror movie themes going on and instrumental is top notch.


Takeshi Mura

here's a sweet clip from artist takeshi mura's film "melter 02"

sunshine raggatech -- leanmeansteen

sunshine raggatech by leanmeansteen

big tune i've been working on and having a lot of fun w/ lately. reggae afrobeat/broken beat style rendered with tech house sensibilities. funtimes whether the sun is up or down