ATH was invited to attend X Games and we agreed based on the strength of he local lineup that graced the big stage during the day leading up to the headliners and then on to the Super Stage mega headliners. The cool part was that my access allowed me to moonlight as a sports photographer. We all have a history of skateboarding or riding a bike or something rad like that, don’t we? I worked in a bike shop to buy my Haro freestyle bike and still have my Lance Mountain special edition in the office. To get to see some guys like Dennis McCoy and Tony Hawk still riding and skating at a high level and catch the innovation coming from so many guys from Austin along with rally car and truck racing and maniacs on dirt bikes, it was an exciting change up to my usual subject matter. I got a little twitchy not shooting f2.8 or bigger and ISO 200? What is that? I don’t leave the house for less than ISO 2500. #concertphotographerjokes
So join me as we take a trip down memory lane and talk X Games…
Slow rolling is now done, though I think we may put up a PYAITK version of FFF8 coverage. FFF9 info is pending and you can recommend artists to the festival honchos.
But for now, you get to peep a ton of bad ass festival pics from a couple Sundays back. This edition features Cayucas, The Men, XXYYXX, Dennis McCoy, PLG, Matt Hoffman, Washed Out, Dismemberment Plan, Deltron 3030, MGMT, Bonobo, Slayer and King Khan with just enough crowd shots that you could be a star!
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“It’s the year thirty… thirty. And here at the Corporate Institutional Bank of Time, we find ourselves reflecting. Finding out that in fact we came back. We were always coming back.”
I couldn’t even begin to guess how many times I’ve heard that opening line from Deltron 3030’s self-titled debut from 2000. Okay, if I HAD to guess, I’d say it’s somewhere in the hundreds. Happy now? More after the jump.
For today’s From The Closet, we’re going to go with another genre that doesn’t get much attention around here: Hip-Hop. In our journey we are going to travel to the year 3030. It is a time when Deltron Zero is fighting oppresive government corporations and battling to be the Galactic Rhyme Federation Champion. Released in 2000, Deltron 3030 is a concept album put together by Del the Funkee Homosapian, Dan The Automater and DJ Kid Koala. In my opinion one of the most original and groundbreaking hip-hop albums around, which still stands as my personal favorite in the genre. While it’s doing the album an injustice by picking one song to present, I’ll go with the intro track, “3030”.
Now that I have the ladies attention with the post title (tee hee)…. Our favorite producer man Dan The Automator (Gorillaz, Deltron 3030) is producing and playing on a new album with Russel Simins (John Spencer Blues Explosion). Dan, as always when he collaborate with folks, has come up with another unique name for the project: Men Without Pants. The album is said to have special guests including Sean Lennon, Pelle (lead singer of The Hives) and members of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Mooney Suzuki and Cibo Matto, amongst others. A release date for Naturally is set for August 19th. Check out two songs “double life” & “and the girls go” from the highly anticipated new album below. You likey?