We have a thing for Biggie mashups. The first song of the week ever was "Party and Bullshit" by Ratatat ft. Biggie's vocals. This week, courtesy of Ddpesh, Biggie vocals from Nasty Feel and mashed it up with Justice's remix of MGMT's "Electric Feel". Sounds pretty freakin tight. Mondays suck, and we're trying to help cure your "Case of the Monday's."
Monthly Archives: August 2009
Posted on August 31, 2009 by Micha
Posted on August 28, 2009 by Micha
First of all, you guys rock. Hilarious t-shirts.
Second: why are some of the best t-shirts retired? If you guys would un-retire both the 'math/chem "i have problems, i have solutions t-shirt" ' and the 'i slid into 3rd at Rachel's bat mitzvah t-shirt' I would buy them.
Every now and then we explain the idea behind Retiring shirts. We'll do it again here.
In order to keep our site fresh, we are always coming out with new t-shirts. And to make room for these new shirts, we need to retire the older guys. This doesn't mean we don't love them, or that we've forsaken them.
On our new website (to debut in 9 months) we'll have an option to vote those shirts back in, so we can reproduce the shirts you guys love. Because to be honest, the "I slid into third at rachel's bat mitzvah" is one of my all time favorite t-shirts.
Posted on August 26, 2009 by Micha
In celebration of Michael Jackson's 51st birthday, my roommates and I are throwing a "Michael Jackson Birthday Bash." We sent out the invite over a month ago to ensure that there's going to be no excuses. It'll be the best party ever thrown at the Taft Suite.
My brother, AKA DJ Shnooms, got me the entire catalog of Michael Jackson songs--all 450 of them. Everything from the Jackson 5 to the Jacksons to his solo years. I've got the pleasure of listening to it now and separating it into playlists. I'll post the playlist for you when I'm done.
There's so much awesome Michael that most people didn't even know exists. This party is going to be full of, "Michael Jackson sings that song."
Everyone's getting excited for their outfits. Marielle will be creating a whole new wardrobe--she's picking up some penny loafers, big white socks--and sprinkling them with some glitter--Black short pants, a white MJ shirt, and a fedora on top.
We've even got Alex Feder, of the XYZ affair, coming down from the Big NYC.
Posted on August 26, 2009 by Micha
Besides the song being great, summer is winding down and we need to glorify it as much as we can. I mean, who doesn't love summer! Nice weather, beach, girls in sundresses, what's not to like? This song talks about people getting giddy happy, "There's something about sunsets and beaches though that make you think you're in love - when you're probably not". While the last part can be taken negatively, it just shows how the sun brings out the happiness in everyone. You're task: Before summer is over, watch the sunrise.
Have a great week!
And for those kids going back to college, don't party to hard before classes start.
P.S. This is another one of those songs I've been watching for a while and it finally released a video. The song will be released September 21st. In addition, there have been at least 5 remixes made for the song.
A bonus P.S. A T-Shirt that signifies the beach and summer --
Posted on August 20, 2009 by Micha
Once or twice a year my apartment complex slips the dreaded "Apartment inspection" note under our door. We usually have Seven days to prepare our house for inspection.
It's not the college dorm room inspection--where they're looking for drugs, alcohol, and toaster ovens. This is the next version--they look for cats, dogs, and BBQ grills. We've got the latter.
It's a huge BBQ, like 4 Ft high, 6 Ft wide and 3 Ft wide. So its a real work of art hiding this thing. To successfully hide it from the authorities, we turned to the best. We took notes from Elliot, who hid E.T. in a closet filled with trinkets and blankets.
We got very creative with our disguise--starting off with a blanket to fully cover the monster. Then we added two duffel bags flanking the grill, a 37" TV box, a fold up mattress, golf clubs, and silverware. The goal is to make the closet look like such a mess that no one in their right mind would enter into the room. When everything was finished, we sprinkling dirty laundry on top of everything--a few socks and underwear--to really add to the exhibit.
And to top it off, we made sure my bed was real nice and messy which really enhanced the overall image.
Posted on August 16, 2009 by Micha
Kid Cudi gained his fame through entourage, debuting his hit "Day N Night" on Episode 10, Season 5. Crookers then took that beat and made a remix for the ages. Cudi used that fame to discuss issues close to his heart, like embracing martians. It's deep kids. Kid Cudi and Crookers put up this banging song respecting the martians.
P.S. watch out for Cudi's new song with David Guetta titled "Memories"
Posted on August 14, 2009 by Micha
Our good friends over at Seventeen Magazine featured our Girls British Flag T-shirt in their September issue. On page 66 and again on Page 70 they have a rocker chick, decked out in a plaid jacket and shoes, modeling our British Flag Girls t-shirt.
Real cool photoshoot. All about plaids because plaids are back.
Posted on August 13, 2009 by Micha
We're gearing up for the launch of our graphic t-shirts, with a "Photoshoot at the Warehouse" in Washington DC, mid-September.
It's going to be as much a launch of our graphic line as a celebration of how cool DC has gotten. Over the last few years I've written a lot about DC--how it's become hipper and funner everyday. It's about to get a lot cooler.
The party, featuring our t-shirts and all that DC has to offer--from Emperor Vodka to Mi n Yu in Georgetown to graffiti artists--will be a true testament to Crooked Monkey's roots in Washington DC. Now all we need is a professional sports team that can win games.
Details about the party--including the invitations, timelines and guests--will be on the blog throughout the month.
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Posted on August 11, 2009 by Micha
A chill progressive song, Fractal Universe, created by Matan Zohar, aka Mat Zo, is great for your summer listening. Your assignment is to go to the pool today, enjoy the summer weather and listen to this song. You'll feel much happier. Enjoy
Have a great week, DJ Shnooms
Posted on August 10, 2009 by Micha
We did it. We reached 1,300 facebook fans. We dedicated today to the 1,300th fan. I believe it was a dog (no joke) by the name of Amos Cogan. I wish it would've been a monkey, but we'll take a dog.
Speaking of which, we had always said that when we made it, we'd buy a monkey for the office. But we need a milestone to set for this goal. Any suggestions?