Archive for November, 2008

Mixtape for your forthcoming rape

November 29, 2008 Leave a comment


We’re not going to lie: every so often we here at ILB have an idea that doesn’t quite come off in the execution. We don’t research the idea properly, there’s not enough content to justify a blog post, or we end up playing four hours of online Scrabble while eating clementines instead. Our idea of visiting an online rape fetishist community to ask them for music recommendations would definitely fall into this category of “the road to WordPress hell is paved with good intentions”. Read more…


You have no friends in common

November 27, 2008 Leave a comment

Usually, ILB’s incoming friend requests on Facebook tend to revolve around the “least interesting co-worker/some schmuck from a message board I post to/dude from school who has since turned into a white pride advocate.” But November 27, 2008 brings us a special treat. Read more…

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In review: Brooklyn Academy – Bored of Education

November 27, 2008 2 comments



Over the years I, and undoubtedly many of the rest of you, have gotten a lot of enjoyment from the Jay-Z lyric “revolve like the sun around the earth”, the Chamillionaire line “Always been about the horizontal lines through them S’s, that’s a dollar sign”, and the time when Cannibus said “I’m your worst nightmare squared/That’s double for niggaz who ain’t mathematically aware.” A lot more enjoyment than I’ve gotten from the rest of these guys’ careers, at least.

But they, Brooklyn Academy want to play this game as well Read more…

Scorzayzee – Casio Sweep

November 25, 2008 1 comment



If you wanted to, you could probably break out a game of armchair pop culture psychology over “Casio Sweep” and wonder why, in the spirit of tunes like this, 50 Pence’s 2003 daytime radio cracker “In Da Pub”, and myriad other UK hiphop airtime fillers, British rappers seem to be so keen on the concept of taking the instrumental from a recent hit about ballin’ and then kicking verses about how broke-ass/gutter they are. You could think about whether this is endemic of an inferiority complex, and if so if that’s an inferiority complex UKHH has to American rap, or just a complex the UK has to America full stop. Alternately, you could consider it a deliberate marker of undergroundness: I refuse to go commercial to blow up like you did on this beat, and as a result I’m still checking the dented tins at the end of the Sainsbury’s aisle. Read more…

It’s “Titanes En El Ring” Sunday on!

November 23, 2008 5 comments

Here is a Youtube video clip of a 1970s Argentinian wrestling match between a man dressed as Genghis Khan and a harried executive who repeatedly stops the match to take phone calls and dictate memos to his secretary, who is standing at ringside:

The clip comes from Titanes En El Ring, an Argentinian wrestling promotion that operated from the early 1960s to the late 1980s. Being as my hobbies, outside of beefing with 95% of the UK music fraternity and drinking Hendrick’s Gin, do include the pro-wrestling, and I spent three whole months as a freelance correspondant for PowerSlam Magazine before being fired after an argument about TNA midcarder “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal, I could try to educate you on this topic. However, the best piece of writing I’ve seen so far this year on any topic would be Dave Meltzer’s “Hall of Fame” bio of Kardagian which ran a few months back. Catch it in full after the jump, as well as a few other TEER clips

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The triumphant return of Wiley the Keyboard Warrior

November 23, 2008 1 comment


Could someone get Wiley a World of Warcraft subscription or membership to a furry porn website that publishes all its users personal log-in details? Anything that ensures he spends his time on the internet doing something less embarassing than broadcasting his thoughts on message boards. 

We’ve been here before. The man who Grimey Simey Reynolds once called, seemingly without any sense of irony, “the UK’s equivalent of Rakim, Chuck D, Ice Cube, Nas” seemingly doesn’t click “preview post” to see what utter inane self-clowning shit he’s posting before the submit button is pressed. Anyway, word to Consolevania we here at ILB have been “checkin’ the forums” with regards to the Rolex advocate to see what he’s been saying this week.

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Today’s recommended reading

November 21, 2008 1 comment


Being as it’s around the tenth anniversary of the release of Grim Fandango and you can go out and download a torrent of it in under 30 minutes these days, I have no idea why you’d be spending your evenings pissing about reading blogs. However, we here at ILB like to cater to all parties, so here’s a few pieces of script that have been quite literally read by us over the past few days. Read more…