According to The Boston Herald this is one of underground's hip hop's most popular video blogs. Which it is, because it was printed In a newspaper which makes it true.
Plus: by putting the words "one of" in front of a statement like that, one can make almost any plain event seem more snazzy while still being technically factual.
For instance: I am one of the most handsome men in underground hip hop. Not the most handsome....but one of them.
I wanna see some of underground hip hop's less popular video blogs. Where they at?
You can read the whole Boston Herald article here
also Okayplayer gave us a glowing review the other day which you can read here
I love you all
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
I like this picture. It's like something out of a Wes Anderson movie. Snaf took it of me as we crossed lake Champlain going from Burlington, Vermont to Ann-FUCK-Arbor, Michigan. I asked around Burlington, but nobody seemed to know where the Burlington Coat Factory was.
October 20th, Day 1, The Middle East, Boston
This was our first night of the tour. We opened for about 100-150 people like any other night. I may have caught a contact high (compliments of the Coughee Brothas, Del and Devin) going into the green room to get water before we went on. It didn't really hit me that we were on tour until Devin's set. It takes a certain type of woman to be a big Devin fan. They were all there.
One thing about being a new group on tour that most people don't understand is the amount of time that you spend hustling at the merch table. At least you better be if you plan on there being another tour. So I try to talk to everyone who walks past the table... cause we are, after all tryna get the music out to the kids.
I pass this one girl a sticker in order to get her to come by the table, hoping to maybe charm her into buying a CD and she asks me for a marker which annoyed me a little bit because sometimes drunk people ask you sign weird shit that they'll lose by the end of the night and I really have no time or tolerance for drunken stupidity.(This next part is the part that will get me in trouble with my beautiful girlfriend whom I love very much.) The gal then squeezed her boobs together and asked me to sign them. I haven't been asked for any autographs really ever, especially never asked to sign any titties before, but who am I to say no, a fans a fan and we are after all trying to get the people interested in what we are doing so I gave them my signature "Tone Tank" handstyle with the fattest black marker within reach. I did it for the better good of things.
Snaf said that it's all downhill from here, but within seconds her friend came back to get her boobs signed. Well, of course I had to because obviously it's part of the job and I am on the road to work, not to play.
A lil while later some other college type girls came up and asked for stickers, immediately sticking them to their boobs and backsides... but at this point that stuff is smalltime.
I had never heard of a deadbeat mom until now.
This picture was taken inside a public restroom somewhere in Ohio. There's something really creepy about public restrooms you find when you're on the road. You'll see things written like "tap toes for a blow job" and things of that nature. I guess in a way they have to hide in the shadows of automatic hand dryers and wet floor signs. Apparently men with narrow penises feel the same shame. Who's going to go into a store and purchase "ultra narrow" condoms when "magnums" are two packages down. So they too are bound to finding what they need out of life in a truckstop restroom.
I've been having an amazing time.... Everyone is chill as hell. I'm lucky to be here.
Friday, October 26, 2007
We're on tour.
I am having the time of my life
We are opening up for famous people: Del The Funky Homosapian and Devin the Dude.
Because of this we are getting treated better than we are used to.
First off, all the shows have been packed. We're playing for a lot of people who have never seen us before.
More pictures and stuff after the jump....
Sometimes we even get fed (see above)
When we played Vermont: They had us in this big, snazy, clean-looking venue called "The Higher Ground".
When we went backstage we had our own dressing room with our name on it.
Devin the Dude and The Coughee Brothers have an amazing set.
They kill every night.
Their songs are in my head on continous loop everyday of the trip.
We took a car onto a boat (ferry) and took the boat across a lake (lake Champlaign)
Before we left we we're a little worried that being cooped up together in tight quarters would make us wanna kill each other. But we've been getting along great. We need to be: we're all alone out here trying to make it all the way to California. We're on a mission like Special Ed.
The spot is called Nancy's. It's in Columbus, Ohio. Notice the sign: "Eat it and Beat it."
This is the only thing they had on the menu. Chicken and Noodles (over mash potatoes with green beans)
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Photos by JJ1one
Last Wednesday we were guests on "The Halftime Show with DJ Eclipse" (Every wednesday night @ 10:30pm on 89.1 FM )
Everybody was very cool people. Eclipse is a very nice person.
you can listen to our appearence here:
Iller than Theirs on WNYU
We also appeared on WFMU's "Coffee Break for Heroes and Villans". The host, Noah, is a real cool guy and he asked us to bring some music we liked. So me and Tone played DJ for a while.
you can listen to that show here:
Iller than Theirs on WFMU
Monday, October 8, 2007
Good afternoon ya'll
Today I have a few random reading materials:
First is an Interview we did for Ground Lift Magazine. We hold court on a plethora of different topics and then we review a few of our favorite 12" records:
then you can read what Time Out NY has to say about us and our music:
Time Out New York piece
And finally I would like to share this nice Interactive Guide to our album art:
Tone Tank's Art Secrets Revealed !!!
it explains a little bit about all of the weird and wonderful characters Tone Tank created for the beautiful fold out CD art.
have a nice day!
Friday, October 5, 2007
Here's a nice little piece by the good people at The New Pop. It features Junk Science and their new wonder brew: Gran'dad's Nerve Tonic, known to the kids as "The GNT"
See photos also on our site. Photo By Tone Link The New Pop