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Madlib comes out with his own brand of designer espresso
08.16.2010
01:17 am
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According to XLR8R, Dangerous Minds pal Madlib has come out with his own brand of designer espresso:

OK, we know the dudes at Stones Throw like to get creative with their merchandise, but this might be a hip-hop first. Madlib and Intelligensia Coffee are teaming up to make a custom espresso blend inspired by the Beat Konducta. The limited-run blend is being debuted tonight at the cafe’s Pasadena location, and Intelligensia is calling the product “a syrupy, sweet offering that has kept (Madlib) awake long enough to average an album-per-day over the past three years.” We can’t vouch for the taste, but we’re certainly intrigued, and more importantly, we’re wondering how Diddy or Jay-Z did not come up with this first. Apparently, the hip-hop underground is leading the way in both beatmaking and brand-building.

I hear it goes well with this.

Update: Tara has had some. She describes it as “like crack.”

Via Coolhunting

 

Posted by Richard Metzger
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08.16.2010
01:17 am
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Peter Sellers and John Lennon riffing on Acapulco Gold: who’s got the dope?
08.14.2010
08:38 pm
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A Beatles and Peter Sellers double bill.

During a 1968 promo shoot for Apple Records, Peter Sellers visited The Beatles in the studio and some impromptu drug talk ensued. Lennon reminds Sellers of the time “when I gave you that grass in Piccadilly.” Sellers response: “it really stoned me out of my mind.”

Listen for Yoko’s remark about “shooting as exercise,” a none too subtle reference to her and John’s heroin use.

The second video is Sellers performing ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ in the style of Laurence Olivier’s Richard the Third on the Granada TV special The Music of Lennon & McCartney. Sellers goofy take on The Beatles’ tune was actually released as a single and made the pop charts.

 
Sellers performs ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ after the jump…

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Posted by Marc Campbell
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08.14.2010
08:38 pm
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‘Sweet marijuana… marijuana… help me in my distress’: pre-code movie musical number from 1934
08.13.2010
06:29 pm
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Soothe me with your caress
Sweet marijuana… marijuana…
Help me in my distress
Sweet marijuana… please do…

You alone can bring my lover back to me
Even though I know it’s all a fantasy

And then put me to sleep
Sweet marijuana… marijuana…

Sweet Marijuana from the 1934 film ‘Murder At The Vanites’, pre-Hays code.
 

Posted by Marc Campbell
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08.13.2010
06:29 pm
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Oh the horror: Reading Rainbow intro slowed down
08.12.2010
04:23 pm
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This glacial speed Reading Rainbow intro scares the living shit out of me. Quaalude, anyone?
 

 
(via HYST)

Posted by Tara McGinley
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08.12.2010
04:23 pm
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Anthony Bourdain and Nick Tosches discuss ‘The Last Opium Den’
08.11.2010
03:56 pm
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Anthony Bourdain and Nick Tosches discuss Nick’s book The Last Opium Den. Nick is one of my favorite writers, a dude who walks it like he talks it.

Driven by romantic, spiritual, and medicinal imperatives, Nick Tosches goes in search of something everyone tells him no longer exists: an opium den. From Europe to Hong Kong to Thailand to Cambodia, he hunts the Big Smoke…

This clip reminds me a bit of Richard’s wonderful interview with Mick Farren about speed, with some Guinness thrown in.
 

 

Posted by Marc Campbell
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08.11.2010
03:56 pm
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Speed-Speed-Speedfreak: Mick Farren
08.10.2010
04:33 pm
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Legendary rock journalist, performer, novelist and countercultural gadfly since the 60s, Mick Farren discusses his newest book, Speed-Speed-Speedfreak (Feral House). Elvis Presley, The Hell’s Angels, Hunter S. Thompson, Truman Capote, the Beatles, Hank Williams, the Manson Family, Jack Keroauc, Johnny Cash, JFK, Adolph Hitler: all of the above were, at one time or another, to put it bluntly, speedfreaks.
 

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Posted by Richard Metzger
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08.10.2010
04:33 pm
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Saturday morning toke: How marijuana became illegal
08.07.2010
12:32 pm
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Posted by Tara McGinley
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08.07.2010
12:32 pm
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Timothy Leary: Aleister Crowley’s demonic disciple
08.05.2010
05:21 am
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In this mindbending expose, breathlessly narrated by some Bible thumpin’ teenybopper who sounds like he’s tweaking on meth, the truth about Timothy Leary and his infernal connection to Aleister Crowley is revealed to be the ultimate and absolute downfall of civilization as we know it.

Leary, doing Crowley’s bidding, distributed LSD and mescaline to America’s youth with the lusty abandon of a Viagra-fueled Priest feeding Methaqualone communion wafers to rosy-cheeked, tight- buttocksed altar boys. The resulting degradation of society has altered our reality in ways that are immeasurably and indescribably decadent and sinful. For which I am eternally gratefully.

If one were to take the bible seriously one would go mad. But to take the bible seriously, one must be already mad.

Aleister Crowley
 

 

Posted by Marc Campbell
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08.05.2010
05:21 am
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Marijuana and kittehs
08.04.2010
12:39 pm
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Oh noes!
 
(via Daily What)

Posted by Tara McGinley
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08.04.2010
12:39 pm
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Psychedelic Glue Sniffing Hillbillies
08.01.2010
03:12 am
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Is Craig Smith’s no-budget 8mm Psychedelic Glue Sniffing Hillbillies the spawn of John Water’s bad seed, the white trash pappy to Harmony Korine’s Gummo or the most twisted home movie ever made? Is it a brilliant cinematic statement about America’s marginalized underclass or just a reel of crap celluloid found in the bottom of a grab bag at a West Virginia garage sale? Or, who gives a shit? Pound back a few Rolling Rocks and swim into the celluloid oil slick that is Psychedelic Glue Sniffing Hillbilles.

For the the fullblown glue sniffing experience buy the DVD at gluesniffcom. “It’s more fun than a two-headed tractor pull.”

Posted by Marc Campbell
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08.01.2010
03:12 am
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