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Mix: Guest Mix: DJ David Coquelin (PRR! PRR!) - FRR! FRR! Vol. 2

DJ David Coquelin (PRR! PRR!) is prolific. I first heard 100% PRROMO! at my old job and was super turned off. Then JE M'EN TAPE came in the mail, so I back-to-backed the two releases and entered into another dimension. I was transported in a realm of pure control that was almost portrayed as completely nonchalant chaos. So, I reached out to PRR!

PlayStation Blogcast 216: A Shock to the System

System Shock is coming to PS4. It's one of Sid's favorite series of all time, so he has quite a lot to say about it. And speaking of first-person, story-driven experiences, Sid went hands-on with the upcoming Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. What new technologies -- and new dangers -- will hero Adam Jensen face in this chapter of the iconic franchise?

/Filmcast Ep. 376 – Star Trek Beyond (GUEST: Matt Singer from ScreenCrush)

David, Devindra, and Jeff are joined by Matt Singer from ScreenCrush to discuss the latest Star Trek film. Be sure to read Matt’s review of the film.  You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail...Show More Summary

hot today.

Carsick Cars - "Zhong nan hai" [Bandcamp] It's really hot today. Ate too many ice creams this week. I tried to cap it at 5 ice creams per week. I used that up already before the weekend with soft serve...

Unlocked: Learning About 4K HDR TVs

Shopping for a 4K HDR TV for Xbox One S and/or Scorpio? It turns out HDR isn't so cut and dry. Plus: Tomb Raider's pleasant Season Pass surprise and more!

Manna for caffeine junkies

In the 1990s, certain sections of the British music press began to enforce a ban on their writers using the word ‘eclectic’ due to overuse. If 20JFG were to enforce a comparative ban, it would surely be on the word ‘Russom’. Gavin Russom – and his early sparring partner, Delia Gonzales – are names that […]

The Point Radio: 3RD STREET BLACKOUT A Really Dark Comedy

Brilliant comedian Negin Farsad has moved from stand up to documentary filmmaker to book author, and now a romantic comedy. 3RD STREET BLACKOUT isn’t a typical RomCom, but Negin rarely does anything typical. Plus after six decades of TV and movie roles, Robert Forrester talks about paying his dues a few times over and his […]

Movie News: Pokemon Movie, Saw 8, Community Film; Preview Reviews for La La Land, A Monster Calls

After a small summer break, GeekScholars Movie News is back! The crew returns with some interesting developments to report on including a possible Pokemon movie, Saw 8, Community getting its own movie, and will Javier Bardem (Skyfall)...Show More Summary

Episode 220: Enemying in Public

On the TFT Podcast, we listen to and discuss Public Enemy’s second studio album, “It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back.” Episode 220: Enemying in Public originally appeared on Overthinking It, the site subjecting the popular culture to a level of scrutiny it probably doesn't deserve. [Latest Posts | Podcast (iTunes Link)]

Claude Williamson (1926-2016)

4 days agoMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

Claude Williamson, a West Coast jazz pianist who was deeply influenced by the bebop piano of Bud Powell and was perhaps the last surviving member of the Lighthouse All Stars, often unleashing centipede-like speed on the keyboard along with sinewy...        

Dancing music in the C20: P-funk (1974-75)

Bernie Worrell died a couple of weeks ago. Who was Bernie Worrell? He was the future in Parliament-Funkadelic’s afrofuturist future-funk. If bandleader George Clinton (aka Supreme Maggot Minister of Funkadelia aka Maggot Overlord aka...Show More Summary

/Filmcast Ep. 375 – Ghostbusters (GUEST: Joanna Robinson from Vanity Fair)

David, Devindra, and Jeff are joined by Joanna Robinson from Vanity Fair to discuss the new Ghostbusters. Also: David sees Fellowship of the Ring with a live orchestra, and Jeff and Devindra chat up Stranger Things. Be sure to read up...Show More Summary

The Inimitable Teddy Edwards

5 days agoMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

As part of its reissue of select albums on the Xanadu label, Resonance Records has just released The Inimitable Teddy Edwards, which was recorded in June 1976. The album is important because it features tenor saxophonist Edwards in spectacular form...        

A FEW SCRAMBLED THOUGHTS ON SMERZ

Smerz - "Because". Smerz are two women, producers Henriette Motzfeldt and Catharina Stoltenberg. This song seems founded on the unsaying of something, the unsaying or unsinging. The same line repeated, sampled, cut up and clipped. "Because we said the same...

Lost Bird With Strings

6 days agoMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

Late Friday afternoon, I grabbed coffee with Carl Woideck, the author of Charlie Parker: His Music and Life (University of Michigan Press) and an instructor of jazz, rock and music histories at the University of Oregon. Carl is a long-time...       Related Stories Charlie Parker: Unheard Bird Charlie Parker: Old Folks  

Circuit Break

Ben Babbitt - "Xanadu" Sometimes in the summer I get to have my best recurring dream: the one where I just walk around the city swallowing points of light like Pac-Man picking up pellets. The constellations in me getting more...

Astro Travelling Through Time

The Search for T J Eerie is Johannes Palmroos’ brilliant documentary accompanying RVNG Intnl.’s latest release, Mount Liberation Unlimited’s (Eerie) For your Love. It is a suggestive, Pynchonesque investigation into the career of the mysterious T J Eerie, who ‘shaped the modern electronic boogie sound without even realising at the time’, coming with a soft focus […]

Guest mix: PYE CORNER AUDIO’s The Head Technician

This isn’t the first mix that Pye Corner Audio’s The Head Technician has fabricated for 20JFG – to experience that, you need to travel back in time to this post – but seeing as he has helmed two awesome albums that have been released in the past 9 months, it was certainly worth inviting the […]

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