The Kirby Krackle machine thunders on with a swamp-metal ballad about everyone’s new favorite HBO drama. (HINT: some show I haven’t seen yet called “True Detective” which I will probably binge-watch at some point in the future.)
Quite possibly the best high-irony mashup I’ve ever heard.
A single from their 1996 album Peace At Last.
This song is my spirit animal jam. Dig that slow burn.
I once dreamt Sam Russell and I performed this live as a set closer with Justin Timberlake and Cee-lo.
Last fall Kirby Krackle had the opportunity to write a theme song for Happy Tree Friends, the not-for-kids cult animation YouTube phenomenon wherein cute cartoon animals meet grisly ends.
MondoMedia released a video for the song. NSFW or children or anyone!
Choosing a Secure Password – Boing Boing. Great non-technical explanation of why your password probably sucks and how to pick one smartly.
The Case Against Scott Lively — Illustrated. I normally avoid linkbait-y HuffPo articles but this one demonstrates the power of sequential art to convey a message. (Plus: whatta horrible person.)
The Videogame That Finally Made Me Feel Like a Human Being | Game|Life | Wired.com. The Last of Us: Left Behind DLC was amazing and I can’t wait for more. (Ignore the comment thread full of weak “men’s rights” idiots.)
Modern Twilight Zone. Updated TZ plots via Twitter:
After buying a piece of homemade jewelry from an @etsy shop, Kate realizes she is sharing the emotions of its creator when wearing it.
A girls night out takes 3 friends on a barhop thru the #TwilightZone when a @Yelp suggestion takes them to an authentic 1920s #speakeasy.
Courtney logs back into her old @aim account to find that a high school version of herself is still talking with other people.
Yeah, that’s right. We went there.
Thanks to our engineer buddy Don Gunn for being game and providing the wub-wubs.
Discovered after Patrick raved about them on Twitter. Bombastic guitar pop with lots of strangely detuned chords and weirdo lo-fi production values. Kind of in the same wheelhouse as The Wrens if you’re into that kind of thing.
Took me a listen or two to get really into it (the lo-fi genre can get awfully precious) but what really drew me in were the number of sonic surprises in every tune. Just interesting stuff throughout. Playlisted!
Kirby Krackle’s fourth annual nerd music celebration is once again happening at the Hard Rock Cafe in Seattle during Emerald City Comic Con weekend. This year’s lineup features the return The Doubleclicks, the Kracklefest debut of Seattle nerd core duo Death*Star and special guest Mark Blasco who’ll be opening the show with some solo tunes. This years Kracklefest poster was created by the nutty-talented Dean Trippe.
Ticket are on sale now. Kracklefest always tends to be a zany good time and I’m really looking forward to this year’s show.
Out-Growing jQuery – Tech.Pro. Neat tutorial re-creating some of jQuery’s base functionality.
My teenaged daughter has recently started a webcomic. Could you give her one piece of advice that has helped you and one piece of advice that absolutely has not? Joel Watson’s great advice for making (and sticking to making) any kind of art.
Don’t worry about merch. Worry about making good comics. Dont worry about getting more readers. Worry about making good comics. Don’t EVER compare your perceived success to that of your peers. You don’t know their situation, or how they came about what you think they have that you might want for yourself. Just worry about making good comics. Never envy your peers money, readers or success (sounds a lot like the last one right? That’s because it’s super important.) Instead, envy how hard they’ve worked and try to emulate that. Also, just worry about making good comics.
A find from KEXP. A direct descendant of grindy 90s-style women-led acts like Throwing Muses and — well, every other band they inspired. Playlisted!