Thursday, February 28, 2008

Egil Olsen

We're having a concert with Egil at U1 aka SV kjelleren tonight. More details

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Janelle Monáe

No Janelle Monáe isn't only here to satisfy your robosexual amputee fetishes, her music sounds damn good to. Just listen to that angelic voice, why she doesn't do more of that stuff is beyond my comprehension. Unfortunately the song is that short. But that doesn't mean the rest of her stuff isn't any good, quite the contrary. Metropolis Suite 1 - The Chase, which is the first part of an album divided into 4 EPs, contains two more goodies entitled Violet Stars Happy Hunting (which was a US single last summer) and Many Moons which is my favorite. I believe they both are produced by Andre 3000 of OutKast.

I can't shake that opera vibe though, I actually forced myself to walk home today playing that song on repeat for over an hour. It just makes me look at things differently, I don't know why...

And remember: VOLUME UP!

I'm fucking Ben Affleck

Sarah Silvermans video, which started it all, was pretty damn funny too, but nothing could top seeing Josh Groban and McLovin like that.

If you're new to the Kimmel/Damon feud take a look at these first.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Best of by:Larm

So by:Larm is over, we had a great time, saw a lot of bands, drank way too much beer and met a lot of interesting new people.

The absolute highlight was when we stumbled into Blå and saw Binärpilot, which ended up being the only act we saw twice. Put your dancing shoes on and turn the volume up way high before playing this insane track:

Honorable mentions goes out to Looptroop, Ida Maria, Lykke Li, Miss Li and Casiokids - which all held fantastic concerts.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Things have changed

A worried man with a worried mind
No one in front of me and nothing behind
There's a woman on my lap and she's drinking champagne
Got white skin, got assassin's eyes
I'm looking up into the sapphire tinted skies
I'm well dressed, waiting on the last train

Standing on the gallows with my head in a noose
Any minute now I'm expecting all hell to break loose

People are crazy and times are strange
I'm locked in tight, I'm out of range
I used to care, but things have changed

This place ain't doing me any good
I'm in the wrong town, I should be in Hollywood
Just for a second there I thought I saw something move
Gonna take dancing lessons do the jitterbug rag
Ain't no shortcuts, gonna dress in drag
Only a fool in here would think he's got anything to prove

Lot of water under the bridge, Lot of other stuff too
Don't get up gentlemen, I'm only passing through

People are crazy and times are strange
I'm locked in tight, I'm out of range
I used to care, but things have changed

I've been walking forty miles of bad road
If the bible is right, the world will explode
I've been trying to get as far away from myself as I can
Some things are too hot to touch
The human mind can only stand so much
You can't win with a losing hand

Feel like falling in love with the first woman I meet
Putting her in a wheel barrow and wheeling her down the street

People are crazy and times are strange
I'm locked in tight, I'm out of range
I used to care, but things have changed

I hurt easy, I just don't show it
You can hurt someone and not even know it
The next sixty seconds could be like an eternity
Gonna get low down, gonna fly high
All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie
I'm in love with a woman who don't even appeal to me

Mr. Jinx and Miss Lucy, they jumped in the lake
I'm not that eager to make a mistake

People are crazy and times are strange
I'm locked in tight, I'm out of range
I used to care, but things have changed

Saturday, February 16, 2008


I have to admit, even though I find Sushi delicious it scares the living daylights out of me. Prepared in the wrong hands, it's the type of food that can leave you scarred for life. Thats why I did a bit of research before trying out a new place today.

First things first, Dagbladet's Fredag should really incorporate some kind of tags system, I'm pretty sure - or at least I hope - they ate at more than 5 sushi restaurants.

Nicely designed blog This Way Design offers up his top 5 Sushi places.

But the real go-to place for Sushi info in Oslo is Sushi or Death, which has a no bullshit approach, rich in content and locations. Sure made me hungry!


by:Larm er straks over oss, og alle Oslo borgere med musikkhjerte plikter å ha det gøy i flere dager på rad!

Ifølge VGs utnevnte eksperter er dette stedene å være. Det slår meg at dette må være en meget gunstig promo for de relevante artistene. La oss håpe de har valgt førstelåt på MySpace med omhu...

Ruset på norske tabloider utnevner jeg meg selv til ekspert og anbefaler følgende kvelder:

onsdag er det i VG teltet det skjer, Familjen har så kul musikk at det nesten er fristende å begynne å si "fyre opp syra" igjen. Debutskiva deres var helt klart en av de kuleste platene i 2007. De starter ballet klokken 23:00 i VG teltet og blir fulgt opp av Diskjokke klokken tolv. Etter alt å dømme noen timer som kommer til å bli en vakker opplevelse for de som liker elektronisk musikk. Desverre så spiller Embee samtidig på Nichol&Son klokken 23:00, så hater du elektronisk musikk sats på denne istedet, selvom den offisielt sett ikke står på by:Larm programmet.

Torsdag er det svensk aften! En god plan er å begynne med Lykke Li på Blå klokken 22:30. Da er det kort vei til Fabrikken 1 for å se Maipei klokken 23:00 før Skandinavias kanskje mest ekte hiphopere Looptroop går på scenen 00:00

Fredag er det ikke tvil, kjør Club:Larm og Nomaden! En time Lindstrom, en time Bjørn Torske og så en time med G-Ha & Olanskii, lite som skal til for å se hvilken norsk electro/club juvel det her blir. Starter midnatt!
Gikk du glipp av gårsdagens Looptroop konsert er Oslo velsignet med enda en, tidligere på kvelden klokken 20:30 på Sentrum Scene.

Lørdag spiller Mikal Telle, han Tellé ja, på The Villa klokken 00:00 sammen med DJ Asel!

OBS: Programmet er endrett i hytt og pine.

Friday, February 15, 2008

I love getting mail!

It only took me about 4 years, but I finally got my hands on Arvid ft Ernesto - Try via Juno Records. From the once-very-relevant-what-happened-to-you-guys Naked Music comes probably my favorite cocktail-lounge-club-record.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Ridiculously easy unlocked iPhones

Reknowned iPhone source har just released a GUI for Zibri's ZiPhone which makes jailbreaking, activating and unlocking a one-click prosedure, which is just... insane. Especially when you take into consideration that this works on all(!) iPhones. Just check the boxes you wish to apply (ie. if you're on a legal AT&T account just tick the jailbreak box). A restore in iTunes is recommended before you use it. Norwegian source has made a GUI for Windows users which is just as easy to use.

February desktop and iPhone update

I've updated my runway of geekfashion to include iPhone and Leopard February screenshots.

And while we're on the subject, totally tworthy article on wallpapers!


So you think you're Twitterworthy? Or that your links are tworthy material? Add me and I'll follow you as well

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Attention all hipsters!

No, snowjogs will never look cool, never!

The Whip - X Marks Destination

Aah, yes, who doesn't want to be trash? The Whip's debut album is up for grabs on certain illegal spots, but if you want to take the legal approach (as you should) it's available for preorder at their MySpace page.

The complete tracklist should be:
01 - Trash
02 - Save My Soul
03 - Frustration
04 - Blackout
05 - Muzzle #1
06 - Sirens
07 - Divebomb
08 - Sister Siam
09 - Dubsex
10 - Throw it in the Fire

While I've played Trash so much I almost can't listen to it anymore, Blackout - which is also available at their MySpace - is pretty cool too.

Friday, February 08, 2008

1.1.3 Fully unlocked

iPhone hacker slash God GeoHot has found an exploit that allows for a full software unlock for the iPhone's latest firmware. While the firmware has been available to hacked iPhone users for some time, this has required an extra sim card (TurboSim, HyperCard or similar) for people who bought their phones with firmware 1.1.2 or 1.1.3 already installed (due to a difference in the bootloader (v3.9 vs v4.6)).

So what does this mean? iPhone hacking just got a little easier, and definitely cheaper, which means you should see a pricedrop in prehacked iPhones. X-cards just got outdated (at least until the next roadbarrier introduced by Apple) and people should be able to use Apples latest baseband on their phones, enabling all the current features and eliminating some of the fear related to hacking the device. And yes, the hack also works on the new 16GB model.

Still not getting it? If you want one, go buy one. Now is the time!

Monday, February 04, 2008

(Pretend) viral marketing

If you didn't catch it, it's a commercial, for a videogame, which means that this unfortunately is another one of those sneaky commercials which wants you to question whether it's real or not. Like the old Ronaldinho commercial and the slightly less credible Michael Vick and Lebron James Powerade commercials.

Nevertheless it makes for some saucy marketing which guarantees watercooler time. The interesting part is this clip which actually documents how they made the Ronaldinho clip:


- Du kan rearrangere Springboard selv
- Hybridview, Drop Pin og Locate Me i Google Maps
- Sende tekstmeldinger til flere samtidig
- Webclips

Dersom du først skal gjøre det er Geircito sin guide på veldig oversiktlig og detaljrik. Skal jeg være helt ærlig så er prosessen nokså slitsom og ut i fra hva du får igjen for det, så er det strengt talt ikke verdt det.