Archive for March, 2010

the Industry : Drunken Monkeee

To jumpstart the next few editions of the Industry we met up with Drunken Monkeee, Chicago et. al. If you’ve been to one of his shows, then this interview is a real treat for the fans. Instead of providing the usual photos, we’ve got five of his stellar music videos for your enjoyment.

Who is Drunken Monkeee?

I am a ball of fusion, I am Energy, I am the freedom that is good music. I know this may sound crazy but I really do feel like I’m a superhero, a super nova here to save the world through my music, my own sound, my live stage shows & my spirit.

Can you talk a little about your discography?

Over the years I’ve put out some delicious favors of music such as my first CD in 2003 "Pickles Rolled Into Blunts" (The Mama’s Boy version & the Captain Hill’top version) after that I hooked up with Ill Legit and we formed The High Channel and put out a hiphop underground classic "The Boy with The Iron Blunt" (2005) it was a instant classic because everyone said it was fresh, new and outta the box hiphop. People compared it to Redman & Method Man meets BlackStar (Mos Def & Talib Kweli), then in 2007 I released yet another Chicago Classic "The Banana Pudding Treat" and in 2009 I put out a mixtape (Live From Tweak Central") & the trip hop electro lounge "Sex Music 101".

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What is the Tweak Central Academy?

Tweak Central Academy is a movement and a lifestyle, we are not and do not follow the in crowd we think outside of the box, we don’t try to look or make music that people say is in we just do it the way we want to, we take pride in being different and unorthodox space cadets.

Who are your biggest influences musically?

God, Jimi Hendrix, Marvin Gaye, Micheal Jackson, Roy Ayers, Donald Byrd, Fela Kuti, Jim Morrison, Nicola Conte, Sade, Tricky, Peven Everett, Old Dirty Bastard, Redman, J Dilla, Wu Tang, Lonnie Liston Smith that’s just to name a few cause there are so many, too many, a helluva alot more.

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Which other artists and genres do you work with?

I’ve worked with Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Zzaje, BlahBlahBlah, Yaw, Khari Lemuel, Ill Legit, Neo Dot Com, Fatboy Skinny, Universal Ninjas, Blackdaylight, Lokua, B.B.U theres so many to name. When it comes to music I dont limit myself on genres or who I work with. I’m a big fan of experimental none of my tracks sound the same and I dont want anyone to label me underground or mainstream.

How has your music evolved?

My music has evolved a hell of alot I can really feel and see sound. I can really put my emotions, pain, and happiness into a song and make it into a classic. My music is more reality feel good music now because I like to talk about everything in the world. I don’t care if I’m making a track about pouring barbeque on a big booty unicorn’s back, when I’m done it’s going to be a banger. When I first started I used to rap more about sex, weed, and life and curse my ass off but now it’s just straight get it off my chest feel good music.

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How do you use mixtapes to elevate your exposure?

I got so much music that I just put out as soundtracks, projects, and albums. Everyone can make a mixtape but not everyone can make back to back classical albums.

Where (besides Chicago) have connected most with your music?

I stayed 4 years in New York and got to do alot of street performing around the city with Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. Also Seattle, Tampa, the entire Midwest and with the help of the internet, the world. It’s been plenty of times when friends of mine would travel and be approached by someone or have an out of town guest that have already heard of me because of Myspace. I have alot of genuine friends and fans that stay in different cities that have bootleg my music just to push and help get my name out because the music and God have truly bless me.

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Chicago often has a small town feel to it, do you agree with this?

Hell Naw who told you that, I just think Chicagoans march to a different beat a different drummer, I admit that when it comes to the poetry, fashion, hiphop, juke, and nightlife everyone does know each other, everyone has some type of history with someone you would not expect but far as it being a small town, hell naw, it’s a whole ‘nother world.

Why do a lot of artists end up leaving Chicago (what can we do to change this)?

Alot of artists leave the city because they feel like Chicago is a city filled with haters, its too clickish, and there is no money or help and it’s true. It’s so much bullshit that goes on behind the scene where people dont want to give you shine cause you either dating a chick they like, because of your clothes, because you’re too this, you’re not that, and the shit be lame as hell but that’s why I decided to create my own scene and do things my way. Basically all I did was segregate the city at a time when they said it couldn’t be done. The city don’t need much but media but lately the city has been more in the limelight. I think Barack becoming President is bringing more money to the city.

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Where would you like to perform?

Shit everywhere in the world…countries I can’t even pronounce, Space, Pluto, Heaven, the jungle. I’m a big fan of believing you can do anything you want to do. God made us in his image we just have to get back in tune with our spirituality.

What flicks would you compare your music to?

Shaw Brothers Kung Fu Dynasty of movies, Porno Movies, Japanamation, Dramas, Tragedy, and comedy it’s so many good movies to name but my life is already a american movie classic everything about me. My movement is very action packed, my live shows are very intense, and just like a comedy I will put a smile on your face, but it’s real life like a Tragedy or Drama.


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Posted: March 6th, 2010
at 1:18pm by Koookiecrumbles

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Posted: March 4th, 2010
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North Korea's new Red Star OS

Not only does North Korea have "its own Internet" - a national information network independent from the US-based Internet regulator - it also has an operating system, developed under by order of Kim Jong-il.

Russian student Mikhail, who studies in the Kim Il-sung University and writesAa blog from the Russian embassy in Pyongyang, has recently purchased the Red Star Operating System (OS) and tested it. Courtesy of Mikhail, RT gives you an opportunity to take glimpse at IT life of world's most closed country.

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Posted: March 3rd, 2010
at 11:04pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: myninjaplease,computers,too good to be true,web,design,internets

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Professor Barry Nalebuf : Why Not?

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Posted: March 3rd, 2010
at 6:00pm by Koookiecrumbles

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Kodak Brownie Hawkeye Munny

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Posted: March 3rd, 2010
at 4:52pm by Koookiecrumbles

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Nirvana on Ice?

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Wow. I mean, do I even have to say it?

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Posted: March 3rd, 2010
at 12:09pm by orangemenace

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Ninja Homes: MON Factory


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"House with Crest"

The holes are lined up on a cross shape. The hole is made on the architecture like the perforated line. This architecture is "House with Crest". A light that penetrates into the architecture always moves and never stays. It is a symbolic spectacle. A light that goes through the hole is projected in a circle shape, moves unlimitedly, and never stays. Occasionally, it disappears, and it appears.

Here for this week’s edition of ‘Ninja Homes’ we have the MON Factory/House 8 in Kyoto, Japan designed by EASTERN design. Completed in 2007, the 260 m2 project houses both a workshop of a traditional craftsman and his family home.


The owner wanted a home that could accommodate his business - creating crests for traditional Japanese clothing - while keeping the living and work spaces distinct and separate. EASTERN’s solution was to raise the majority of the project off of street level, creating a parking area beneath the main structure of the building, with a storefront for the craftsman’s business on the street. The workspace is then directly above the shop, connecting the two spaces while making the actual workshop more private.


The second level - with the workshop and living spaces - is divided by two courtyards into it’s primary parts, namely the workshop, the living room / kitchen area, and the bedroom, by two small courtyard spaces. Essentially, hallways run along both sides of the house [around these courtyards, which don’t reach the perimeter of the building], connecting the various spaces. Get a better look at the plan in larger detail, here.

We "lift the one-storied house to the sky" to create calm interior space. It is lifted to 3m in the sky. The space under that is lent as a parking lot. The one-storied house lifted to the sky makes "two outside spaces placed among three inside spaces". The wind and the light of nature gather from the sky into two outside void spaces. And that extends to three inside spaces.


The only break in the exterior concrete walls of the building come in the form of a series of circular ‘holes’ - which speak directly to the circular shape of the tradition crests being made in the workshop.

Two street side walls overlap on "Mise (show/shop)" space from right and left as like the breast of the Kimono. The "breast" interior becomes the shop space. The circular holes made for a cross shape becomes a pattern that decorates the wall as a crest. The kinds of crests reaches 7000. Any complicated crest pattern is formed from circle.


The workshop area and the living area are separated and also connected. The client and his daughter have such living style. The crest making is a delicate work and also a business work. It is quiet, and also busy. The drifting cloud is seen, and they finish working, and relax in the living room at the middle space.

The reflected light becomes an infinite line of light and extends into the darkness of twilight on both side window of the living room. And the dark becomes deeper. In this one-storied house lifted to the sky a night goes on like that.



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::photographs by Kouichi Torimura::

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Posted: March 3rd, 2010
at 9:06am by orangemenace

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Commercial Jetpacks

It is the perfect way for city high-fliers to miss the morning rush hour. A company is set toproduceAthe first commercial jetpacks - and one could be yours for just £50,000.A TheAtrafficAjam-beating packs will be manufactured after a multi-million pound deal was signed with an internationalAaircraftAcompany this week.

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Posted: March 3rd, 2010
at 9:04am by Koookiecrumbles

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Design Biennial Boston 2010

Our ninjas over at the PINKCOMMAGALLERY are looking for entries of "design works that represent creative approaches and solutions to issues in contemporary design" for the first ever Design Biennial Boston 2010 exhibit.

A jury will be selecting works that they feel represent "the most significant emerging voices among Greater Boston's early- career design talent (including practices working in architecture, landscape architecture, graphic design, industrial design, and interior design)" for an exhibition opening late this Spring.

Applicants must practice in Greater Boston [so non-Beantown ninjas need not apply, sorry], must have graduated from a design or architecture program, must be presenting work that was completed independently, and must have been independently practicing for fewer than 10 years or 45 years old or younger. Applicants can be a team if they all meet these requirements.

The jury will include:

Mark Pasnik, Chris Grimley and Michael Kubo, pinkcomma gallery

Stefane Barbeau, Vessel Inc.

Beate Becker, DIGMA

Eric Howeler, Howeler + Yoon Architecture

Fritz Klatke, Visual Dialogue

Dennis Kois, Director, DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

Amanda Lawrence, PRAXIS and Northeastern

Beth Whittaker, MERGE Architects

Submissions must be received by 4 p.m. at the gallery on 12 March 2010.

If you think you’ve got the stuff, get some work together and submit [download PDF of guidelines and submittal forms here]! I look forward to seeing the results - and hope to feature some examples of the works chosen here on AMNP later this Spring.

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Posted: March 2nd, 2010
at 10:00am by orangemenace

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