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July 7, 2009

DJ Tim Healey

This is a pretty fantastic remix. I liked the song better when I heard it without the video on MySpace, but the video is pretty great too. I can't figure if this newscast is real or not. At any rate, it just proves what grandma always said: white people sure are funny!

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Major Lazer: BBQ not included, but completely necessary

This pretty well sounds completely badass. Major Lazer is a collaboration between Diplo and Switch, the pair that brought you M.I.A.'s Paper Planes last year, a song that is perfect in itself and for which I have since discovered it is impossible to do a bad remix (even Wreckx-N-Effect Rump Shaker seems to work pretty well--yeah I don't understand why either).

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July 6, 2009

Billy Boy On Poison: White Stage...yeah I never heard of 'em either


They don't have an album out yet and they aren't legal to drink, but L.A. rock band Billy Boy On Poison do have a "charismatic lead singer" and "principle troublemaker" (and other cliches, according to the bio on their Facebook site penned by Lonn Friend), and a slot on this year's White Stage on Saturday. This one's a head scratcher...

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Street Sweeper Social Club


His father was Kenyan, his mother a white American. He attended Harvard. He hails from Illinois. He developed an early interest in politics. And Rolling Stone rated him the 26th greatest guitarist of all time. He's Tom Morello, of Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave and most recently, Street Sweeper Social Club.

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FRF Staff Picks: Jeff (Part 1)

Some thoughts on eating and drinking.

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In Praise Of Great, Lesser-Known Works: The Greatest Man That Ever Lived

"If you don't like it you can shove it
But you don't like it, you love it"

I had pretty much given up on Weezer by the time Red was released last year; they'd done some catchy enough songs in the 00's, but nothing inspired like Blue and Pinkerton. Then along came the swift jab of Pork And Beans and the long wind-up upercut of The Greatest Man That Ever Lived, and I was once again laid out flat.

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FRF Staff Picks: Don


After Jinki's take on the best of the fest, here's the word from the Don.

Best stage: Yeah, yeah, the Palace of Wonder is a riot, but I'm sick of hearing about it. And if everyone wasn't pissed or worse by the time the Palace opened, they might notice that the Field of Heaven is better. It's got A-list names, check Lee Scratch Perry and Spearhead last year, The funky Meters this, Jack Johnson, Phish, Femi Kuti and Ben Harper in the past - but it does just as well with smaller acts. When there are 200 people at the Green Stage, you feel sorry for the artist. An empty Red Marquee looks empty, but somehow a lightly populated Field feels just fine. Ask anyone who saw the party Undercover Express put on last year.

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July 5, 2009

FRF Staff Picks: Jinki


Fujirockers staff writer, Jinki, offers up some of what he'll be doing/seeing at the fest this year.

Best place for a drink/meetup: the Tengoku ("Heaven") bar between White and Green Stages, near to the river. Stategically located, always plenty to fresh fruit for cocktails, decent shochu and generous pours in years past.

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Beyond the Bands


Any Fujirock veteran will tell you that the fest is more than just live music. Each year the organizers make an effort to provide enough stimuli to give the boys and their guitars some competition. Here are a three new additions to this year's spectacle.

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la vie en rose

The outer limits of the festival just got more civilized with the addition of a new "stage" called Cafe de Paris, which is "inspired" by "Moulin Rouge," the famous Montmartre night club, not the movie with Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman warbling rock hits from the 60s-80s.

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