Reviews

Harvey Danger: Little by Little

A brief refresher: Harvey Danger formed in Seattle in 1994. Their first record, Where Have All the Merrymakers Gone?, released on Brooklyn’s tiny Arena Rock Recording Company, became a surprise smash when the song “Flagpole Sitta” became an inescapable summer staple on commercial radio and MTV in 1998.

GTA, GTA2 and Wild Metal

Rockstar Classics offers free downloads of its three timeless titles: Wild Metal, Grand Theft Auto and Grand Theft Auto II. All three have been optimized to run smoothly on more current PCs and are meant to give you a “nostalgic trip back in time to the early days of the Rockstar legacy.” Rockstar started collecting name, address and email information from all who want to download the games – just so you know. We think it’s still worth it!

Girl Talk: Feed the Animals

Girl Talk is the stage name of musician/mash-up DJ Gregg Gillis and 'Feed the Animals' is his fourth LP he released on Illegal Art. Gillis is very well known for his inspired mixing style - he uses dozens, if not hundreds of samples from different songs, often without the artists' permission, to create a new composition.

Kanchi: The Ducky Dog

It is a second album by this French DJ. It offers a nicely blended mixture of Breakbeat, Hip Hop & Electronica. Full of energy, with varied tempos and textures, it's perfect to listen to while you work or study. My favorite are 'Nasty boy' and 'Fanboyz' - Enjoy!

The Wired CD: Creative Commons Music

What musicians are saying is that true creativity needs to be open, fluid, and alive. When it comes to copyright, they are pro-choice. Here are 16 songs that encourage people to play with their tunes, not just play them. This CD was given away free with the November 2004 issue of Wired Magazine, and is permitted to be freely shared and sampled for non-commercial purposes under the terms of the Creative Commons licenses placed on the music.

Steal This Film – Part II

The League of Noble Peers are delighted, after more than a year, to release Part II of STEAL THIS FILM. In this film, we have tried to go beyond the current discussions around file-sharing to look at what kinds of social change are precipitated by massive changes in our capacity to communicate. We think the changes wrought by networked, peer distribution are historical on the scale of the printing press and here we try to explain why.

The Last Man on Earth [1964]

When a disease turns all of humanity into the living dead, the last man on earth becomes a reluctant vampire hunter. By night they leave their graves, crawling, shambling, through empty streets, whimpering, pleading, begging for his blood!

Night of the Living Dead [1968]

The Shining, The Exorcist and The Omen are all films that owe some of their stylistic approach to this film. This is the film that re-wrote the rules of the horror genre as it went along, whilst acting as both social critique and fond homage to 'The Birds' as well. Romero set in place a steady breakdown of all our assumptions of the horror film, which he then utilised to full effect through the rest of this film and the two superb sequels that followed.