Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt. 1

Last year the legendary psych-rock band The Flaming Lips released a limited edition album on a USB flash drive.

Sounds normal, except that the drive was buried deep inside a life-sized, lemon-flavored gummy human skull, inside a marijuana-flavored brain…you have to eat through the brain to reach the USB that holds four exclusive songs.

These were $150 each. Sold out.

Then they released a followup….in a gummi fetus. This is marketing.

You know I love treats…here’s one of their old songs. A classic.

The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt. 1

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let’s talk about mature themes

god damn, it’s been a minute since the last post. i just fell down on a subway platform in front of closing train-doors, ate an ice-cream sunday, and saw a BMW crash into a fence.

but none of that is as awesome as the new Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti album “Mature Themes.” I’ve waited two years for the follow up to “Before Today,” and it’s finally here and as good as expected.

you need this in your life.

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Symphony of the Nymph

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Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Only in My Dreams

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Love Bang Pool Party #2

Yep. We’re doing it again.

Got over 350 people at the first one – let’s make this even bigger cause it’s gonna be the last party we do at Purple Mountain this summer.

Music by DJ Mase, Choyce Kutz, ADO8, Heatwolves, and MC One Con.

Party is FREE BEFORE 12:30PM – 100RMB after with one drink.

Photo from the first party by my Indonesian friend, who not only took pics but held it down at the door all day! This song goes out to you – Indonesian cover of the Black Sabbath classic.

Soreng Santi – Iron Man

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WOLF ANNIVERSARY TONIGHT @ LUNE // WOLF PARADE

great night out last night.

big thanks to Girls Love Mystery, Conrank, Rainbow Danger Club, Rankadank, Records, Deadlock, and Q-Kraft.

best band of the night was Bigong Bijing. Hands down. Just the rawest live rock I’ve seen in Shanghai in a really long time. mad respect. check their  music on Douban.

the Norweigan band..ehhhhhhh. lot of posturing man, lot of posturing…

apparently Bigong Bijing are breaking up, which sucks. read about that and more in their interview with my friend Xiao Zhong from PAIRS over at Shanghai 24/7.

they’re having a CD-release party tonight over at Live Bar in that northside. if you’re into the heavier side of rock, definitely recommend checking that out THEN coming to the Heatwolves.com four-year anniversary special over at Lune.

yep, gotta plug this party again. DJ Caution, ADO8, and myself spinning great music all night at Lune. Hip hop, moombaton, dirty south, party jams…so many tunes.

and free gummi-bears, gummi-worms, gummi-dinos…all that.

free jungle juice while it lasts too.

here’s some wolf music to get you ready for the evening. found this while grabbing music from the old computer last night. still one of the best live bands I’ve ever seen.

Wolf Parade – Where We Built Another World

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R.I.P TO MY DRAGON CANE – YOU HAD A GOOD RUN DRAGON CANE. DIDN’T EXPECT YOU WOULD PASS THROUGH MY WORLD SO FAST BUT THE MEMORIES WI11 L▲ST 4EVR.

RAINY DAY JAMS PT. 1 – LOU REED, BERLIN LP

Realize I’ve been posting a lot of rap // trap // gucci mane lately, and it’s the rainy season so i’m gonna post some older, non-trap songs from the records i’ve been listening to at the wolftress. Recently [kind of] reorganized my vinyl collection and found a ton of LPs I hadn’t heard in at least a year. LPs are perfect for rainy days…

Lou Reed, easily one of the rawest songwriters ever. “How do you think it feels to be up for five days and afraid to go to sleep?” Berlin is way dark but still somewhat pop.

I grew up on a lot of Lou Reed. Fondly remember listening to his “New York” album on tape while riding in my father’s “Batmobile” (Silver 1991 Camry) on the way to school, and my father explaining to me that Lou Reed used to get electroshock therapy for being gay and that back then homosexuality was listed as a disorder in the DSM.

This one is about a promiscuous women who gets her daughter taken away by the government because she’s “not a good mother.” Story is told from the perspective of a dude she’s probably rejected, probably someone who lives in her apartment building.

Yeah. The whole album is tales and character portraits like this. It’s brilliant all the way through.

Lou Reed – The Kids

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happy new year i’m sorry i love you protect your cock

so i took my dad around shanghai to see some real shit yesterday afternoon. the area a few blocks away from Laoximen metro station (Line 10) gets REAL, ya heard. raw meats in the street, fish flopping around in kiddie pools, feral dogs, 90+ grannies knitting on tha block, feral kids.. [almost] no foreigners.

and this is only two metro stops from “the concession.” btw, please stop calling it “the concession” – that is fucking lame, and almost as bad as people saying “Shangers” – that is the worst. come on white people…

反正, we were at this market that sold everything from free weights to digital scales, power drills, USB keys, GUCCI x LV gear, and DVDs, and this uncle came up like “yo i got dat shit” and busted out a couple vials of DRVGS. The top of the box said “AUSTRALIAN VIAGRA” but the side said “MADE IN AMERICA.” he wouldn’t let me take a good picture cause i wudun’t buyin’ nothin (thas wut he said), but i snapped this shot 4 he left, ya heard.

my dad and i stepped outside and met this lady selling fake gold chains, USBs, and some pipes that looked like they was 4 smokin’ ice. she yelled “hello! sorry…” then pointed a gun-shaped lighter at my cock and said “bang!” and “保护你的东西!! (protect your thing)” then “ooooo, sorry. haha, happy new year! I LOVE YOU! sorry..” think she was smokin dat shit in those pipes she was selling…

anyway, it felt like summer this weekend. this song reminds me of summer. it’s a blend of “Eyes Without A Face” and Cassie’s ” Me & U.”

love this one.

Cassie // Mijimisha // Elash Gorilla – All The Way Down

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happy nondenominational holidays


posted up in the Chicago Hilton lobby cause I don’t wanna drop $12.99 for interwebs in ma room. ate so much turkey and beef wellington + pumpkin pie/pecan pie/chocolate mousse at The Drake. Hilton needs to step their toothbrush game up though.. I almost swallowed like seven bristles.

saw beautiful black girls on the direct flight from Shanghai and remembered what ass is. forgot my new neck pillow on said plane. got a really awkward look and “no…” response from the stewardess when i asked for gum like yo that isn’t really an unusual request, it helps combat the ear pressure issues. she jokingly offered me nicotine gum. got a ride to downtown Chicago from an eccentric, mid-50s Croatian female cabbie who drove a white Scion filled with Felix The Cat toys. we talked about women, mostly. she convinced me that i definitely need to fire my maid, who curses at me and is set in her ways. great convo.

back to kalamazoo tmmr, and for the first time i won’t meet my main homie Ziggy Stardust, cause he died of cancer in May..

u had a good run mang. almost ten years and u was always a tru motherfucking g. this track goes out to u dogg.

David Bowie – Ziggy Stardust

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also, do what you can to kill the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) – if this law passes, blogs like this will no longer exist, and wolves like me might go to jail 4 copyright violation.  google SOPA, do some research, and contact your local lawmakers. seriously fuck this bill.

#THA_COLONEL

stayed out way too late last night thanks to the ROM crew and my main homeboy Colonel Sanders.  about to be a big weekend..love bang #12 tmmr and my first chinese wedding on sunday evening.

i need serato – burning CDs is ruining my social life. hate turning friends down for dinner and house parties because i “have to make CDs.” it’s also ruining my diet cause i just holler at my boy THA COLONEL.

and this sunday..basically a young Colonel Sanders cause he spreads so much love – Xiao Zhong from PAIRS, one of my favorite Shanghai rock bands, is throwing an AFTERNOON show at Yuyintang from 2PM – 5PM. it’s only RMB20, which is like, not even a Spicy Chicken Breast Combo.

plus, all the bands are made of at least 50% university students. peep the whole article with MP3s over at SmartShanghai

so if you love live music, get up out of your sunday love nest and get down to YYT. shit’s important for the scene.

these are some rap tracks, because Xiao “Extra-Crispy” Zhong sometimes sings Tupac’s “Ambitionz of a Ridah.”

G-Side - Im Sorry :( (feat. P.H.)

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G-Side - Came Up (feat. S.L.A.S.H.)

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and as i vented on Harvard Connection.. Shanghai Fun – please stop sending me texts or I’m finna have THA COLONEL go holler @ u, and no one wants that. not interested in your cleverly-themed parties at Bar Rouge. actually i’m offended.

happy friday ya’ll.