Archive for June, 2009

Stupid Money…

June 30, 2009

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In keeping with the theme of ridiculous quantities of money, NOTR presents a brief breakdown of the lottery, as inspired by the current OzLotto draw to win $90 million… (more…)

150 Years and Counting…

June 30, 2009

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Bernard L. Madoff – the Charles Ponzi of a new generation.

By the sounds of it, Bernie isn’t feeling particularly happy just now, which may have something to do with the 150 years in prison he has to look forward to, not that he’s expected to live more than 10-15 years anyway, since he’s 71 right now. (more…)

Thriller

June 26, 2009

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RIP Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)

I Can’t Help It. I don’t Wanna Be Starting Something, damn you news of Michael Jackson’s death, The Way You Make Me Feel is… Bad.

He was a Smooth Criminal, a bit of a Street Walker, and at least partially In The Closet. Remember The Time he sang Black Or White and tried to Heal The World?

We all need to Come Together, don’t Scream, remember, You Are Not Alone.

Don’t take too much Morphine, because when There’s Blood On The Dancefloor, it’s Dangerous.

Michael had no Privacy during his ChildhoodIs It Scary?

Who Is It? This Man In The Mirror. To the Tabloid Junkies he was trying to say Beat It, ignore the Monkey Business and just Leave Me Alone.

They Don’t Care About Us, they only care about Money.

So, from the Superfly Sister to the Stranger In Moscow, to Little Susie, Dirty Diana and the Liberian Girl, we’re all Speechless.

Whatever Happens don’t Cry, You Are Not Alone. Smile and Keep The Faith, his legacy of 13 Grammies and 750 million records sold is Unbreakable… even if he is Gone Too Soon.

Get Off The Wall and On The Dancefloor, grab a P.T.Y (Pretty Young Thing) turn it up to 2000 Watts and Burn This Disco Out.

Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough.

All jokes aside, there is no denying this is one of the greatest dance routines ever. Shit, dance competitions are still filled with talentless hacks trying to emulate the original.

Doc Rendezvous

June 25, 2009

As the member of the NOTR crew that knows the least about the hippidy hop music scene, I feel that, having come across this particular gem, I need to share it with you all. I give you the worlds latest rap sensation, Doc Rendezvous.

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Here is the man himself offering up some dap with his boy Snoop.

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Madlib Radio

June 23, 2009

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The greatest producer of the last decade… yeah… i said it.

Contentious claims aside, the Gilles Petereson radio podcast series has just dropped the first of a two part, 1 hour Jazz mix by none other than

“Mr. I-have-more-creative-aliases-than-your-five-favourite-rappers”.

Occasionally you get undereducated people throwing up other names as the greatest Hip-Hop producer of the last decade, but i’ll be damned i there’s a better artist making both Jazz and Hip-Hop, not to mention wild Brazillian neo-funk.

Anyway, dash overkill in this drop aside, to put it simply, it’s Madlib, its Gilles Peterson Worldwide, its free from iTunes.

NOTR’s Natural Selection #8

June 23, 2009

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Carlito Darwinio, had a mad crack habit plus foot fetish, he preferred The Hot Boy$ over Wayne’s new stuff and helped Robert Moog invent the synthesiser. He also co-wrote ‘Walk On By’ with Burt Bacharach.

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Happy 100th Birthday Errol Flynn

June 20, 2009

A dapper chap from the darklands of Tasmania who tore Hollywood apart with such classics as Captain Blood, and The Adventures of Robin Hood.

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Best remembered for his yacht, hard living, drinking and womanising, he was taken to court after allegedly sleeping with two underaged girls in 1942, but was cleared of all charges with a little help from the creatively named American Boys’ Club for the Defense of Errol Flynn (ABCDEF).

He died in 1959, with one paper reporting that “Errol Flynn came to town in 1959 for a week-long binge that ended with him dying in a West End apartment, his local friends propped him up at the Hotel Georgia lounge so that everyone would see him”.

So hats off to a hard living Taswegian who evidently enjoyed a Jameson’s as much as we do.

Errol Flynn: 1909-1959

1 Picture = 1,000 Words

June 20, 2009

The celebrity of America’s newest Presidents takes a stange new twist when this piece of cutting-room floor masterpiece makes the six o’clock news… still, he did get the sucker.

Easy on the praise Mr Reporter, its sounding a little contrived.

So you think you can play Banjo?

June 13, 2009

Tubs has been in my ear about this clip, and that means an ear soaked in gin… For the sake of my ear and yours, watch this.

Go on. Taser me. I dare you…

June 11, 2009

She mouthed off and was physically non-compliant…

I am constantly astounded at the US police’s willingness to shoot little old ladies with electric guns…