Archive for February, 2015

Funk yeah. Toejam & Earl might be back.

Along with Road Rash, the Toejam & Earl video game series was essential pop culture in my childhood. I spent countless hours playing these games about two aliens bringing funk to crazy earthlings. I’ve casually followed the Facebook fan page, but yesterday the big news dropped that the creators are trying to make a new game – the one they always wanted. It’ll feature more elements of the original gameplay, but with retro comic book style. Since SEGA doesn’t actually own the rights to the game, Humanature Studios can go indie and are raising funds on Kickstarter. It’s going to take quite a bit of time and funding to pull this one off, but I hope it gets there. This is the 90s at its finest.

toejam-earl

Safelight: A film with more than a few of my favorite things

Road trips. Film photography. The 70s. The California coastline. That’s enough to make me watch a movie, but it doesn’t hurt that our good friends Joel P West and Darla Hawn teamed up for music on the film either. Safelight (formerly Truck Stop) is a drama about a high school student’s quest to photograph every lighthouse in the state (despite his cerebral palsy) and the runaway girl who helps him make it happen. I wasn’t able to find a release date, but it should debut sometime this year.

Our February Mixtape

“Remember the first time you went to a show and saw your favorite band? You wore their shirt, and sang every word. You didn’t know anything about scene politics, haircuts, or what was cool. All you knew was that this music made you feel different from anyone you shared a locker with. Someone finally understood you. This is what music is about.”

I don’t think any of us are MCR fans, but I have to give props to Gerard Way for that one.

On this month’s mix, you’ll find tracks from by Springtime Carnivore, Fat Tony, Day Wave and even a track we felt self-conscious about including, but said we’re gonna do it anyways. Try to guess which one.

p.s. Not seeing the cassette above? Head here.

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