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By Akira The Don on Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

So yesterday my little brother rang me asking how to use Premiere pro, and today he put this out.

FAST AND RIGHTEOUS.

Well, that intro title card hangs around about ten seconds too long, but the rest is great. RIP that painting.

— By Akira The Don on Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

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Damn, another great show. I haven’t started taking that for granted yet, even though I’ve been doing this for half a year. I still worry it might fuck up irredeemable somehow. But no, it was FIRE again. Great music – lots of it from Marvin The Martian, whose classic début (download it free now in the Blobblog!) came out two years ago, and a gang of ish from my new favourite rap bastards, Odd Future, great chat, great stuff from you lot, a beautiful Doncast Dedication, letters read out as if they were raps, and am entirely unplanned live performance of Awed Of I right at the end, spurred on by a  comment from Doncast Chatroom Regular and longtime friend of ours BloodRedTornado, who said I don’t do impromptu live stuff when I’m sober. Ha! In your face buddy!

And thank you, obviously, for spurring me on to do cool stuff. LOVE YOU GUYS!

OK, back to work. It is 11:00 am here in cloudy Industrial Estate East London, and I have already cycled 8.2 miles, run for 14 minutes on a treadmill (my personal record!) and put in half an hour on the crazy weight machines in Clissold Leisure centre. Right now I am gonna make some breakfast for my poorly girlfriend who is in bed reading Calvin And Hobbes comics, set the X-Box up in the bedroom so she can play it, then write a song. After which I shall cycle to Joey2tits yard and record it. POW! POW! GOOD DAY! TODAY IS GOOD DAY! LET US REJOICE! HOO GRAH!

Oh, and we have a WINNER for the I Think I’m Big CHEECH… Larry David post competition. The random winner generator picked…

KOLTREG!

Whoooo!

Congratulations G!

Your prize is a #dondoodle! So chuck a description of a thing you want drawing up on Twitter and tag it with #dondoodles. Or chuck up three, and I’ll pick one to do next time I have the Wacom out! And the rest of you do similar. You never know who’ll get lucky and get their own picture of A Penguin Punching The Pope or whatever! Hoo graaaah!

— Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Photos by Charlotte Whewell

Hey yo!

Sorry I haven’t been speaking to you on this beautiful frontpage for a few days. I HAVE been updating the Blob Blog (go see, there be jewels), but I haven’t been able to find the time to compose myself enough to hit this section in the appropriate manner. It has been a flurry of activity. Weddings, babies, and the inevitable opposite. You’ll never walk alone. Life is beautiful and tragic all day every day.

What did I learn? I learned that toddlers love glove puppets, and they love bananas, and if you combine the two, you have Child Entertainment DYNAMITE. But we all knew that already, right?

I went to a wedding, where I saw the bride belly dancing, and her groom swinging flaming dog leads around his head. What a family they will make. They laid on fire lanterns for us to ignite, and I got mine off first! I am really good at fire. It proudly lead a whole pack of the wondrous things on their journey across London. Oh, to be in a balloon! Yeah, that’s gonna be ace.

Anyway. Aside from all that sort of thing I have been Working. I stayed up all last night working on my remix of Si Cranstoun’s awesome Dynamo. My remix takes shit back to school. Si and Iron Braydz are in the building right now re-vocalling my new beat. Braidz was telling me about how RZA showed his how to use an MPC. That is serious annecdotage right there. RZA told me a little about Mathematics, but I wish to Baby Jesus and all the orphans he’d showed me how to use an MPC. Imagine! Oh my DAYS!

Braidz also just did a track with Sean Price and M1 from dead prez. I can’t wait to hear that shit.

Anyway. I am really enjoying making this thing. My beat is nuts and Braidz verse is off the deli counter. Check the OG:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOFsFs7bnjw

Now, think of the vibe I bought to remixes like Bare Necessities and The Joint. YES IT IS THAT KIND OF DOPE!

Elsewhere, I am starting to get really excited/nervous about ATD24, which kicks off at 3am on June 23rd. As previously announced, I will be recording my next mixtape in 24 hours, and broadcasting the whole process LIVE. We are now $84.59 away from our target of $298 to buy the Ustream Pro thing so we can broadcast with multiple cameras in HD and do transitions and shit and make it a flipping SHOW! EDIT: Bloody VAT! We need an extra 17.5%! BLAST!

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Or you can send money via paypal to zillazillazilla at gmail.com.

OK! Back to the lab. I might update this text with something else when I get a second, I feel it is missing something. Aside from all that, holla at me with your thoughts about what you’d like to see on ATD24. I’m gonna try and encapsulate the whole ATD Mixtape experience in 24 hours. What’s an ATD mixtape mean to you? What do you wanna see the behind-the-scenes of? What’s gotta be on there?

Let me know!

Peace and love brothers and sisters!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHDMHfs3yd4

This drop is dedicated to Great Uncle Derreck, may he Rest In Awesome. He really and truly was Great, and I feel honoured to have hung out with him and shared in the generous bounty of his cigarettes, and his memories.

— Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

This is just bananas!

Via The Torygraph:

A British woman who suffers chronic migraines was struck by such a severe headache it left her talking in a Chinese accent.

Sarah Colwill used to speak with a broad West Country accent.

She is thought to have sustained brain damage during her last migraine which left her with Foreign Accent Syndrome (FAS) – an extremely rare condition which causes speech to change.

Damn that headline is hilarious.

— By Akira The Don on Wednesday, April 21st, 2010