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Archive for January, 2010

So pumped to see that PlayJ posted that Beach House x Gone With The Wind youtube cocktail.  It’s so dope plus I’m taking it as a YouTunes blank check.  El Guincho, Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson and El Perro del Mar provide soundtracks for a couple videonugs, after the jump (more…)

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Hey Playtonics,

Last week our resident lo-fi mixtape mastermind Billy posted some advice on how to create an awesome audio/ visual experience. As he said, “I spend a considerable amount of time watching muted internet videos with music playing over top.” His suggestion in his post is listen to Magic Lantern’s “Dark Cicadas” while watching a muted video of Battle At Kruger. Great idea, right? So this got me to thinking, why don’t we exploit this hobby to make another semi-regular segment called “YouMash.” The basic idea is that we will post links to songs desgined to enhance/ add more depth to your YouTube video watching. And, what is Playtonic Dialogues if not a haven for shameless puns and clever wordplay. So on to my stab at YouMashing… (more…)

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Hey Playtonics,

Check out my review and pictures from Wednesday night’s Bear in Heaven concert at The Bowery Presents The House List:

http://houselist.bowerypresents.com/2010/01/a-wonderful-midweek-memory/

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Hey Playtonics,

On Monday I posted my review of Datus’ EPs Masc, Fem, and Neut. If you haven’t already, give these albums a listen at their website. For this new segment titled “Getting to Know You”, I plan to give you all a closer look at emerging bands and artists.  I am always curious about how bands create their music so I would like to share my findings. Over the course of email correspondence, I’ve had the opportunity to ask questions to both Ezer Longinus and Trevor Williams of Datus. This week let’s get to know Datus…

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I have to give it up for my fellow Bates alumni music bloggers at Cities of the Plain. Sam and Heavy D consistently post interesting tracks and observations which I highly recommend you check out. One recent post that caught my attention was for Childish Gambino, the rapping alter ego of  actor, comedian, and writer Donald Glover.
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Hey Playtonics,

Yesterday I received the awaited and exciting news that I will be writing for the online music magazine Tiny Mix Tapes. Tiny Mix Tapes (or TMT) is a well established provider of “both up-to-date and dated news, reviews, interviews, and articles on different genres in the vast music world, including independent releases, major label releases, and even self-releases (via TMT’s Facebook page).” Since its establishment in 2001, TMT has steadily grown as one of the premier sources for music info on the web, and with a recently revamped site, it is sure to continue its climb to prominence.

I, under the moniker “Playtonic J”, will be writing for the Delorean section. Previously, the Delorean section used to solely consist of reviews for older music. However, with TMT’s redesigned website (and ethos?), the ‘Delorean Blog’ will now be a place where I can write about almost anything: track reviews, lists, Beatles conspiracy theories, etc. I am really excited for this opportunity and I plan to keep you all abreast as to what I write for TMT.

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Hey Playtonics,

Check out my review from Saturday night’s Haiti Benefit at The Bowery Presents The House List: http://houselist.bowerypresents.com/2010/01/from-haiti-to-williamsburg/

Videos from the show after the jump: (more…)

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