Pretty fuckin killer review of Best of Boiler Room Classics on the Pitchfork today.
This thing has been a long time coming, and it feels good to finally get it out there. We started talking about this project over a year ago, and spent an off-and-on six months shooting and editing. Thankfully the record release was delayed long enough to finish the video!
We’d initially only planned to make this promo, but when we filmed the clips for the individual songs, we kept saying “Welp, might as well shoot the whole song.” By the time we’d filmed 3 or 4 of them, we realized that we were basically making a video version of the entire album (which, coincidentally, Beyoncé also did while we were in the middle of shooting).
We are happy to report that Flannelgraph Records will be releasing this video version of the album as part of a CD-DVD combo pack, which will be available… as soon as the DVDs are ready. We’ll keep you posted!
Meanwhile, Simmons looks to have the requisite skill set to give the 2013-14 Celtics about 25 minutes off the bench. (Follow Hey Belinda, one of the better gif creators out there.)
Bill Simmons should be disqualified from all basketball commentary for this.
—Ian MacKaye's SNL Story
“‘You can still do the show, but keep it cool.’ Our plan was the opposite.”
Ian MacKaye (Minor Threat, Fugazi, The Evens) tells NPR’s Ask Me Another about that one time Saturday Night Live asked him and a bunch of his friends to jump around to a Fear set. Things didn’t quite go the way SNL wanted.
Tough, gritty, old school defense and MJ being MJ. Love it.
It’s good to give yourself a reminder every once and awhile of just how much better Jordan was than Lebron. Imagine how much whining there’d be if ANYONE guarded Lebron the way Gary Payton mobbed MJ in the ‘96 Finals.