RIP Michael Jackson

Thursday, June 25, 2009 | |

Michael Jackson died today in Los Angeles of cardiac arrest. Words cannot describe the sense of loss and sadness the world feels today. He was 50. Thank you, thank you, thank you Michael Jackson for sharing your gift with the world! Download DJ Ayres' incredible Michael Jackson career mix here.

Ciara featuring Missy Elliott - WORK

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The FADER posted this great video from Ciara's new album and all i could think about was the voguing balls from Paris is Burning and how much fun this song would be at the club for this weekend's PRIDE celebrations here in NYC. WORK it girls!!

RIP Farah!

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After a lengthy and public battle with cancer, Farah Fawcett died today at the age of 66.

Red Stripe Presents...

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 | |

The nice folks over at Red Stripe put together a quick summer tour featuring Terry Lynn and Johan Hugo! Download the album for FREE here and check them out live in NYC-DC-Miami-Chicago-Austin-LA!

Reading Material

Tuesday, June 23, 2009 | |

From the TheMoment Blog:Who says print is dead? Koji Suzuki, the Tokyo-based author of smash-hit horror novels like the “The Ring,” has found a new publishing medium: toilet paper. Suzuki has teamed with Hayashi Paper Company, which makes novelty printed paper products for public restrooms, to manufacture rolls of toilet tissue stamped with a nine-chapter horror novella called “Drop.” The story, about a goblin living in a public restroom, places the reader at the center of the tale, and each roll contains several copies of the novella so that you can easily pick up the narrative where you left off. (A friend of mine in Tokyo said it’s so scary, she was frightened to be alone in the bathroom.) A roll of “Drop” costs 210 yen, which, at just over $2, is a fair price for disposable art.

Sa-Ra Creative Partners on KCRW

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The interplanetary producing trio of Sa-Ra Creative Partners dropped by Garth Trinidad's show on KCRW in Los Angeles to pick some tunes and preview their new album, Nuclear Evolution: The Age of Love out today on Ubiquity Records. Listen to the guys discuss everything from staying independent in the music industry to making music in the post-Bush age.

Free Iran

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Ashkahn is back again. He made these beautiful FREE IRAN posters! Download to your desktop, print it up at your local print shop and circulate amongst friends or buy the T-shirt for $10 here! President Obama called a midday press conference today condemning the Iranian crackdown against demonstrators and declaring the rest of the world "appalled and outraged" by the violence going on there. Read the NYTimes coverage here.