Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Kobe's Game Face



Face of a champion.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Electric Face Stimulation


You've probably already seen this. If you haven't, I cannot tell you how rad this is. But don't go hooking jumper cables up to your face, this dude knows what he's doing.

My Girls Proper House Remix

My friend and I were wondering what "My Girls" would sound like if it was remixed. And, until I did a little digging, I never heard one. Turns out there's a bunch. I'll share you one of the better ones. Dude named Gigamesh did it. Enjoy.


Download "My Girls (Gigamesh Proper House remix)" here.


SUPER BONUS: Download Gigamesh's remix of Radiohead's "Everything In Its Right Place" here

Friday, May 1, 2009

Bangers: Weezy


Weezy F Baby just dropped this lil banger. The track has a cool breakbeat and some aight 808s. Turn it up—it's the weekend.

Download "Fix My Hat" here.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Monday, April 27, 2009

Feist/Ben Gibbard


Feist (of 1,2,3,4 fame) And Ben Gibbard (Of Death Cab For Cutie fame) recently did a collabo at Radio City Music Hall. Ok, it was less of a collabo and more of a sitting-on-stools-on-persian-rugs jam session. Really, though—it's in preparation for the "Dark Was the Night Show."

The dudes from The National—who also organized the thing—got these people to play: Bon Iver, David Byrne, Dirty Projectors, Feist, My Brightest Diamond, The National (duh!), Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, and Dave Sitek (who ever that is).

If you're in NYC on May 3, 8:00 p.m, hit it up. The show's at Radio City Music Hall.

Download the Feist/Ben Gibbard jam here.

via Hypemachine via Knox Road

NEW The Sounds


Here's some new stuff from The Sounds. Haven't heard anything from 'em in awhile. SO, here you go. "Dorchester Hotel" seems to be the standout track here. It's more classic Sounds...er, sound. Anyway, both are pretty dope.


Download "Dorchester Hotel" Here
Download "Tony The Beat" Here


Via Kickin' The Peanuts

Friday, April 24, 2009

Little Boots


Here's a remix for ya. It's a little remix of Little Boots' "New In Town." The remix is a little dark and brooding, but is reminiscent of an emo Ace of Base. You think I'm joking? Get it.

By the way, Little Boots is hot. Just sayin'..


Get it here.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Passion Pit



If I was personifying a hipster that knew a lot about obscure hipster-ish music I'd Say "Here's a band you need to be into: Passion Pit." Then I'd jump on my singlespeed and ride off to buy a vegan brownie.

Really though, Passion Pit is a really good addition to any music colectsch. Their new album, "Chunk of Change," really really is a cut above. Check em out. Passion Pit's sound reminds me a little bit of a cross between Au Revoir Simone and Polyphonic Spree.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Diplo: Hold The Line


"Hold the Line" is all over the Internets. But if you haven't heard it, the 'Tek gots your back. If you're looking for a new banger for your workout OR to start your party, this one might be your proverbial "shit."

Oh yeah. did I mention this is a Diplo/Major Lazer/Santogold collabo? Well, now you know.

download the DJ edit here.


via Mad Decent

The Big Pink


Last time I posted something from Gang Gang Dance, I told you it sounded like a freestyle from CMY2K. This time they're remixing someone else's stuff. It still has that GGD frenetic sound, but their remix of The Big Pink's "Velvet" has a more mellow sound. Still spacey and stoned. But very cool.

For some reason, the end of this song reminds me of the symphonic ending to The Beatles; "Day in the life."

Download "Velvet" here.


Via The Fader

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Telepathe


I read about this new band from Brooklyn called Telepathe. Much like many all-girl synth pop bands from Brooklyn, Telepathe's album "Dance Mother" is full of cool, blippy 808 beats, and plenty of soothing vocals. It sounds a lot like Au Revoir Simone—except not as cutesy. That being said, I really really like this album. I've had it on in my car for the past two days.

Sorry Folks. No more Album. Telepathe's label told me to take it down. I really recommend buying the album though.

Mexmore Toyselectah Mix



Sorry it's been awhile. I was skiing 12 feet of new snow in Utah. I had to pass this on from Mad Decent. It's a bunch of remixes of a bunch of songs. And most of them are pretty good. So if you like music that is good, but hate music that is not good—this LP might be for you.

If that description was too ambiguous for you, download the album anyway.

Download the whole dang LP HERE.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Crayon Masterpieces




Mind-blowing crayon artwork by Christian Faur. See if you can find Burnt Sienna and Cornflower.

Oh you won't see those colors anymore. I suppose all the crayon colors from my generation are now named "Unity" and "Idealistic Sky."


Via Inquiring Minds

Sunday, March 15, 2009

8-Bit Hip Hop


Courtesy of my dudes at Epidemik Coalition.

Here's some of your favorite bangers—if you heard them on your O.G. Nintendo.


Full tracklist:
Jay-Z — Dirt Off Your Shoulders
T.I — What You Know
Chamillionaire — Ridin’
Ludacris — What’s Ya Fantasy
Bonecrusher — Neva Scared
Kanye — Overnight Celebrity
Ludacris — Move Bitch
Lil’ Jon — Get Low
Kanye — Gold Digger

Download: Whizhouse 8-bit Hip Hop

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Studio Week Delirium

If you're one of my fellow students at Portfolio Center, you're probably wondering if those gremlins in your room are A) a sleep-induced apparition or B) a caffeine-induced hallucination.

There's some really dope work coming out of PC this quarter. If you want to see some of mine, you'll have to wait. The dudes at Epidemik Coalition are toiling 'round the clock on my website, so you'll be able to see why I haven't been around much the past two years.

All that aside, here's some free Beastie Boys for your work, play, or delirium.

Download B-Boy Bouillabaisse.

Via Mad Decent

Thursday, March 12, 2009

More Kutiman



Sorry. I could not help it. This guy is blowing my mind. If you get a chance, watch all the derivative videos—they're posted in the info section of the video.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Kutiman—remix videos...now you know



Kutiman is an Israeli producer. For his recent project, he's taken completely unrelated YouTube videos and sliced them together to form a composition.

via Yes Yes Y'all

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Best Super Bowl Spot—Wieden+Kennedy



This commercial validates why I want to work at Wieden+Kennedy.

Monday, March 2, 2009

People Riding Bikes



via Good. And from your friends at Hutchinson Tires.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

My Bio

This a work-in-progress bio I wrote for my website. I thought it'd be funny to keep it entertaining. I obviously took creative license when writing it. It was also really late when I 'penned' it, so let me know if it's utter crap.

Rumor has it that Adam Stephen Hook was born in the bosom of southern Utah—somewhere near Canyonlands National Park. From birth, a compassionate family of lynx weaned Adam into his terrible twos. But, lacking opposable thumbs and adequate educational facilities, the lynx family packed Adam’s only belongings—a Ronnie Lott football card and a tattered Baja jacket—and sent him to the hustle and bustle of Salt Lake City.

It was here Adam learned to read and speak English. During his tutelage, he fell in love with skiing, mountain biking, and meteorology. He also fell in love with grammar and fart jokes.

It was his destiny to pursue a career in advertising copywriting.

Monday, February 23, 2009

The Whitest Music in the World



I've formed another postulate about music.

311 is the whitest music ever. Think about it: a bunch of reggae-loving, weed-smoking, high-pitched-rapping, guitar-distortion-playing guys from NEBRASKA= really, really, white music.

Their music has little-to-no appeal to anyone that is NOT white. Why choose 311? You like reggae, rap, and metal, and perhaps rap metal—and you want it all at once.

If you wanted reggae, you could easily listen to Bob Marley. If you wanted some metal, you could listen to Slayer. If you wanted rap, you could listen to Wu-Tang, and if you wanted rap metal you have Rage Against the Machine, or even Limp Biskit. But all three? There's only 311. And they've only found marginal success at bending musical genres.

SO think about it. If you've found yourself with a short attention span for only one genre of music, and you're white, chances you've really jammed to 311 at some point. C'mon, their bass player belongs in Phish.

I rest my case.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Nike iD—Kobe IV



The Kobe IV is based on a the feel and ├╝ber responsiveness of a soccer shoe. Kobe wanted a more low-cut style for quicker moves to the hoop. And BROKE ANKLES!!!

Also, whoever does Nike Basketball's viral video, I want to work for you.

Also, the Kobe IV is available in Nike iD. So you can create any rad colorway you want. Here's mine.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Download Nirvana's Nevermind


Yup. The whole album. If you don't like this band, you're probably communist or Al Qaeda. And that means you're an enemy.

Download it here. (the link will be active for one week. After that, you're SOL.)

AMAZING short film



via It's Nice That...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

R.I.P. In-A-World-Classic-Voice-Trailer Guy?


I know this happened like 5 months ago, but I feel this man needs a posthumous post. Don LaFontaine, the voice of EVERY action movie trailer since forever, died in September. He was famous for the "IN A WORLD..." lines.

We'll miss you, homey. Movies will be less dramatic and awesome without your touch.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Size DOES Matter

Yo. For your viewing enjoyment, I just figured out how to make my blog columns wider. Hope you like it.

If you care, Here's how I did it. For Blogger, go into Layout, then edit HTML. I bumped up my main column to about 1000 pixels. I'll show you a screenshot of my main-column size. Happy blogging on the big screen.

50 People, 1 Question



via It's Nice That.

Daily Laugh

via Cute Overload

Monday, February 9, 2009

She Loves Me Not: A Relationship Taxonomy


It is that time of the year. Relationships seem to be at their best. Or their very-dismal worst. I've seen a lot of relationships begin and end in the past couple weeks—simply by observing people's Facebook status. It's a very interesting phenomenon.

But what really happens when the relationship goes South? What are the dynamics between both parties? And how, if at all, is the relationship resolved?

I figure the best way to examine this, is through a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure format. It is the only logical solution.

1) Glances from across the room/bar/show/gym (If yes, move to # 2. If no, move to #4)

2) Flirting (If yes, move to #3. If no, move to #4)

3) First Date. (Date goes bad move to #4. If it goes well, move to #5)

4) Nah man. She's not into you, dude. THE END.

5) Second date. (Goes well, move to #7. Goes bad move to#6)

6) Tell her you'll call her. But you won't. THE END.

7) Kissing, possibly making out. (If yes, move to #8. If awkward move to#10)

8) Third date, higher possibility of heavy makeout/sex. (If yes, move to #9. If no, move to #12)

9) Maybe talk about where the relationship is going. (If yes, move to #13. If no, move to #11)

10) She says she'll call you. But she won't. THE END.

11) Relationship continues, but without a purpose. Can waver into friends-with-benefits country.
(If goes well, move to #14. If goes poorly, move to #4)

12) Awkward, naked, or disheveled silence. Followed by dash for the door. No words are exchanged. THE END.

13) Dating continues, relationship blossoms. Mutual trust and respect develops. (If yes, go to #15, if no, move to #16)

14) Relationship wanders into booty call/Drunk Dial Country. (If goes well, move to #17. If goes poorly, go to #10)

15) Strong feelings, perhaps love, develop. (If mutual, go to #18. If one-sided to#16)

16) Confusion, miscommunication. (if kind of, go to #19. If A lot go to#20)

17) Booty call remains a viable option as long as both parties are in the vicinity. THE END.

18) Love develops. Perhaps marriage or long-term partnership. (If goes well go to #21, if not go to #20)

19) Passive-aggressive, ambiguous, non-communicative threats, emails, texts, and/or phone calls. Until both parties run out of demeaning things to say. THE END.

20) End of relationship. Possible property damage, joint custody, legal proceedings, and police involvement. THE END.

21) Happily ever after. Kids, grandchildren, and retirement. THE END. (If not happily ever after, move to #20)


Valentines day blows. It is wonderful if you're in a good, stable relationship. But other than that it's a day for self-loathing single people to bitch and moan.

Also, dating is a necessary evil. Relationships can be chronically be unsuccessful for years. Then suddenly a person will be blindsided by the right one (or so people say).

Preferably all you need is one relationship that really goes the distance. Until then, it's batting practice.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Shredding the Gnar?


I've never driven over 2 hours to ski. Even on a really good day. Ever. Tomorrow that's going to change. For whatever reason, I'm going to drive 3.5 hours to ski the jagged peaks of Cataloochee, North Carolina. Shred the gnar, if you will.

I will.

I heard it's going to be 65 degrees, but I'm really really excited. So excited, I tried all my ski gear on in my room last night.

Not only will it be a great break from school work, it'll be great to get out into the mountain and slide around for awhile.

I'll be on shitty skis, and bad boots—none of which will fit or work exactly like I want. But that's OK. Anything to get back on the hill. Even if it's in North Carolina.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Reminiscent of Brandon DiCamillo's CKY2K Rhyme



Give this one a chance. It gets pretty rad.

via Earl Boykins

See The original CKY2K Rhyme here

Friday, January 30, 2009

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

An Open Letter to Brad Pitt


Dear Brad:

Congratulations on your Oscar nomination...you realize 2008 was a subpar year for movies, right?

It was.

Benjamin Button was a Forest Gump ripoff. The only difference: Button swapped borderline retardation for a reversed aging process. And some would say Kate Blanchett is better looking than Robin Wright Penn. This is a moot point.

I prefer Robin Wright Penn's Bohemian look to Blanchett's more classical, porcelain beauty anyways.

That is neither here nor there.

Also, you look kind of old. It was like in Oceans 13, you looked like normal Brad. then in Babel you looked really old. The clock is tickin'. So maybe it is a good thing you're nominated. Before too long your face will look like Robert Redford's—like luggage. And, you won't be able to play those crucial heartthrob roles you used to.

It's part of the game I suppose.

You'll probably take home an Oscar in March, but realize this: 2008 movies were horrible.

Best Regards,

Adam Stephen Hook

p.s. Lose the Freddie Mercury mustache.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Reeeeeemix



I picked this up on Diplo's site today. It's a big 'ol megamix—perfect for a run/workout. I actually just listened to this and it's annoying the hell out of me. Don't download it. If you're feeling adventurous today, check it out. But be forewarned.

From now on, I will preview the music I share with you. 1000 apologies.
Download for free here.


via Mad Decent.

Daily Laugh



This is real. And there's actually a story behind this. Apparently this pig is afraid of mud—so his owners bought him some rad little galoshes.

Check the rest of the story out here.


via TFP.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

New(er) Girl Talk Album



If you're throwing a party and you're not sure what music to play, Girl Talk is money.

I uploaded the entire new album on YouSendIt so you can download it for free. Get it within a week or you're SOL.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Internet Radio



One of my favorite ad agencies in the world, Wieden+Kennedy, started an Internet radio station—they call it WK Radio. You can listen to it here or in your iTunes window.

I've been listening WK radio for a few minutes now, and I'm not super blown away by their selection.I suppose I'll give it a chance for an afternoon.

This brings me to a personality quirk of mine: I judge people by their musical selection. If I'm at a party and someone's playing Brim Full of Asha I might think it's cool—if done ironically. But if there's not a mixup of some truly good music, I cannot possibly enjoy the party. In fact I will stew about it for the next few days.

"What the hell were they thinking?" I'll remark to anyone within earshot. "Don McLean's best hits? At a kegger?"

Moral of the story: I have impeccable taste in music...often I'm too picky about it.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Fashion Reminder

Just because your motto is "It's fine in 0-9," doesn't give you complete liberty to dress like a douche this year.
Refrain from wearing this stuff:
  • Jeans with holes in them (everyone)
  • Pointy shoes with your jeans with holes in them (dudes)
  • Affliction shirts (everyone)
  • Ed Hardy (everyone)
  • Earrings (for dudes)
  • Goatees (for dudes and girls)
  • Pretty much anything with a skull on it (mostly dudes)
  • Doc Martens (everyone)
  • Distressed baseball caps with overly bent brims (everyone)
  • Dirty shoes (everyone except transients)
Keep your fashion "fine in 0-9."

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year's Resolutions

Normally I'm not too big on making a big deal about New Year's goals. Too quickly, it turns into a passive-aggressive way to tell people about how cool or how goal-oriented a person is. All that aside, here's a few goals I've been thinking about:
  • Graduate from Portfolio Center
  • Become a better writer
  • Get a job at an ad agency on my top five list
  • Ride my mountain bike on a trail at least one time every month of the year
  • Read at least 12 novels
  • Eat healthier
  • Become more outgoing
  • Manage money better
  • Do at least 10 pull ups
  • Smile more