I know... what's with "The Tank" thing?
In fourth grade, I was the fat kid who mowed down the kickball catcher to the harrowing cheers of my school mates. My teacher named me "The Tank". This was the same crochety old lady who told my Mom I talked too much during every parent conference. "You're never going to get anywhere in life Tank if you keep talking so much...". I feel it my duty to take this moment to tell my beloved Mrs. Levine... Suck it!
I'm the "husky" kid in 8th grade with the Metallica Ride the Lightning back patch on his ratty jean-jacket. You've probably already met me. I've been hanging around the Buzz studio for about 8 years. Honestly no one really knows what I do here.
Before the Buzz, I was a bartender, roofer, limo driver, photographer, pharmacy tech, plant salesman, DJ, photo store clerk, and professional ditch digger for the cable company, as well as many many other jobs. Seriously, if it's a job, I've done it. All along the way though, music has been my thing. From Bill Withers & Public Enemy, Aerosmith to Tom Waits, Poison, The Roots, Pixies, and everything in between... I'm a total MUSIC NERD.
So when the Buzz was looking for someone to host the Vinyl Vault, they tapped me; the closest thing to one of those filthy loner historian headphone kind of guys I use to see on the subway in my hometown of Philly (go Phillies!).
NO HATERS HERE. Music has set the background to every one of my memories, hot cheese included. Christmas 1986 - Joan Jett & The Blachearts Black Leather (the hottest cheese goin' - If you know the song, you know what I'm sayin'). My point is, every memory has a story, and every story has a song... so preach your roots. Play YOUR music.
The people at Buzzfeed.com have made an interesting, and somewhat scientific video. Take a dude, get him drunk and then stoned, and watch which he has more self control during. Frankly, the message of the video is distracted by his terrible Pizza Hut table cloth shirt and skinny jeans. It's funny none the less.
It's funny. It's informative. It beats working on your TPS reports, so give it a watch.
Eminem has released a new single called Berzerk off his upcoming album Marshall Mathers II.
This track is kinda oddly addictive. The album and the track is produced by Beastie Boys producer (and everything else) Rick Rubin, and heavily samples Billy Squier's The Stroke. What do you think?
Warning: The track contains NSFW language (unless you work for the Buzz). All our language is NSFW.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon (universally accepted as the most successful and well produced vinyl of all time), The BBC has released a trailer for Darkside, Sir Tom Stoppard’s upcoming radio play based on the album.
The teaser video promotes the August 26th broadcast of the hour-long fictional audioplay on BBC Radio 2 on August 26.
Even Floyd's David Gilmour is stoked. In a recent interview he says the script is “fascinating,” adding: “I can’t wait to hear it come to life with the great cast performing it, and our music woven into it.”
Now as much as I'm personally jazzed about the audio play, I think it'd be doubly awesome if the BBC plunked down enough cash to have the production company that produced this teaser, do the whole play! It is visually STUNNING!!!
How cool is Trent Reznor?!? Seriously!
Nine Inch Nails released it's latest single Copy of A off the upcoming album Hesitation Marks, due out 09.03. releasing the single though wasn't enough for Trent. He wants you to have it for FREE.
FREE!!! Go get it at Amazon UK >>>
Ahem. In this instructional video enlightening us about the Marina Abramovic Institute, one of the subjects appears in a state of undress. Completely undressed.
Last week at a three-day retreat in upstate New York, Marina
instructed Lady Gaga in the Abramovic Method--a series of exercises
designed to heighten participants' awareness of their physical and
mental experience in the present moment.
Marina Abramovic Institute (MAI) will be the first space dedicated to
practicing the Abramovic Method, which prepares participants to both
perform and observe long durational work.