Stacking food on animals

Now that the “Breaking Bad” season finale has come and gone, this may have to be my replacement show. [via]

Rocky Salemmo: The Bowler

Here’s the latest from our friend Sean Dunne, who you may remember filmed this great documentary on Jimmy Tarangelo that we featured on the site last year. His latest subject is Rocky Salemmo. As Sean says:

He’s a ramblin’ gamblin’ man. For the majority of his adult life Rocky has hustled bowling for a living. Here is his story. A short documentary about booze, broads and bowling.

If the bowling alley looks familiar, that’s because it’s neighborhood favorite, The Gutter.

On a tangential note, Sean’s tongue-in cheek use of the term “broad” reminded me that I’d been meaning to look up the etymology of that term, since I had no idea where it came from. The internet answers all.

Brooklyn Salsa Company Launch Party This Saturday

The Brooklyn Salsa Company, “a new generation of salsa makers”, are celebrating the official launch of their 5 borough condiments at Party Expo this Saturday, and you’re invited!

With $3 Brooklyn Brewery Beers and performances by BoomClique, NAAM, and The Rassle, along with special guests,  it should be a good time!

There will be a half pipe too, so bring your decks boys!!

I recently got my hands on the first batch of this yummy salsa for a rooftop BBQ, and I can promise you it was a big hit so, be a part of the Brooklyn food revolution– stock up at the party or find some Brooklyn Salsa at a store near you.

$2 Cover, Doors at 8pm.

RSVP here.

The Oil Spill Just Killed a Fucking Whale.

Photo c/o Brooklyn Street Art

As if a daily stream of 60,000 barrels of oil into the ocean, heartbreaking photos of suffering animals,  the northern migration of man-eating sharks , or you know, the complete decimation of the Gulf Coast wasn’t enough, now there’s this.

Accrding to Gawker, the oil spill has killed a fucking whale.

Scientists are still studying the carcass to determine the exact cause of death, but a fucking whale guys. Guess all those brown splatter paint bombs you’ve been lobbing at BP affiliate gas stations haven’t been doing the trick…

PS – Boing Boing has a list of ways you can actually help

PPS – NOT THAT WE’D ENDORSE ANYTHING ILLEGAL but if anyone DOES feel like getting a little more, um, creative with their protests, these stickers have been popping up all over the hood, and the blog Brooklyn Street Art is holding an awesome logo contest (where the above image is from) to help “rebrand” BP.


Peter Wolf Crier – “Hard as Nails” from Northern Outpost on Vimeo.

@ Union Pool 6/18

Summer Jams

After jamming out in my corporate office to Al Lover — the free Woodsist remix album posted here yesterday on FREEwilly, I decided to post a few free mixes for the summer, in case your iTunes is feeling empty. Forget the ‘mp3 drought of 2010,’ and check this stuff out.

The always consistent blog Stadiums and Shrines put this mix out in February, and it is littered with psychedelic, summery gems, by bands such as Expensive Looks (who killed it with Pocahaunted and Sleep ∞ Over at Glasslands this past weekend) and Coyote Clean Up — whose incredible FREE record Double Trouble Doo Doo Bubble can be found at ihadanaccidentrecords (zip file).

If you dig tropical or ambient jams, you’ll definitely enjoy the superbly crafted, 12 minute album Land Huxt from London’s Arch M, given away for free at his site.

And finally, if the disco bug has caught you of late, as it has so many ’round these parts, you may enjoy this new mix from Brooklyn’s own Treasure Fingers.

Now throw on those jorts and get outside.

Pains of Being Pure at Heart "Say No To Love"

Pains of Being Pure at Heart, who will be playing the impervious Siren Fest, debuted the video for “Say No To Love” today– reliving moments from 16 year old me’s memories of sneaking into a mansion in construction on a waterfront property and having a party on the wooden planks. Thankfully, no Peggy Wang’s were harmed in the making of this video, unlike our friend Mikey. [Via Stereogum]

The Battle Lines are Drawn

“A divided Federal Communications Commission advanced a plan backed by Google Inc., EBay Inc. and Inc. to regulate Internet service providers over the opposition of carriers led by AT&T Inc.” — The FCC is now exploring their legal authority in enforcing net neutrality. Big Internet, of course, is not feelin’ it.