ar·cane (är-kān') adj. requiring secret or mysterious knowledge;

Gift of Gab feat. Del and Brother Ali – Dreamin’

Posted in music by arcanedufresne on October 26, 2009

Heads or Tails?

Posted in musings/writings/creations by arcanedufresne on October 26, 2009

Anytime you have an argument or decision to make that can only be settled via coin flip, and have access to a computer and not a coin.

Posted in inspiration, music, musings/writings/creations by arcanedufresne on October 26, 2009

You said ‘Ain’t this just like the present
to be showing up like this?’
There’s a moon waning crescent
We started to kiss

Blood Bank

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All I see are small town streets covered in feet of snow as the street lights reflect off the infinite white in the dead of a December night. Or washed-out, vintage Polaroids.

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Zombie Nation

Posted in toys by arcanedufresne on October 26, 2009

Remind me in January to grab these Zombified Mickey Mouse and Julius Bearbrick figures.

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Weezer feat. Lil’ Wayne – Can’t Stop Partying

Posted in music by arcanedufresne on October 26, 2009

Every single one of the words I am about to type make me feel weird. Lil’ Wayne is on Weezer’s new album, Raditude. Can’t Stop Partying is the track, and it is produced by Polow Da Don and Jermaine Dupri. I have no idea what else to say.

Check it out for yourself, please.

Cymbals Eat Guitars – Why There Are Mountains

Posted in music by arcanedufresne on October 26, 2009

First off, thanks to Muhm for showing me the light and introducing me to these guys. They actually played a show here with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart a couple weeks back that I very regrettably had to miss.

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Musically similar to a chaotic Built to Spill, the youngsters (members of the band graduated high school in 2006) create an ocean of sound with driving guitars, crashing percussion, and frenetic vocals. The tempo shifts and across the board instrumentation never feel forced but seem to be more of a disclaimer stating “This is who we are” as CEG go from tsunami to tide pool in seconds and back again.

Listen to And The Hazy Sea

Without the use of choruses/hooks the album is more about the journey from highest high to lowest low, then the actual end product. Guitarist and lead vocalist Joseph D’Agostino’s delivery shows off a range of emotion from frenzied howls, to mellow cooing, to wails of longing on each track and never lets up. Lyrically tight and oozing infinite replay value, pick this up and embrace yourself for a methodically turbulent adventure.