Sunday, August 31, 2008

FoundTrack's August '08 Compilation (Track 13/16) - The Morning Benders - Boarded Doors

The Morning Benders - Boarded Doors (Track 13/16)
Album - Talking Through Tin Cans (Sample/Purchase)
Label - + 1
Photo Taken By Timothy Norris

The Morning Benders are a youthful indie-pop rock quartet from Berkeley, CA, founded by lead singer/guitarist Chris Chu. They've developed quite a following after the release of their debut LP, Talking Through Tin Cans this past Spring and are currently getting ready to play at both the Monolith and Treasure Island festivals in September before a brief tour with Ra Ra Riot and several Puma In-stores this October. Try this video on for size of our featured "Boarded Doors"

The Benders have recently offered The Bedroom Covers, an album featuring new interpretations of some of their favorite tunes from yesteryear including songs of Fleetwood Mac, The Cardigans, The Ronettes, Roy Orbison and many more recorded on a laptop in their apartment. You can find more info. on the project on the benders blog as well as links to download the entire album.

Weekly Events Calendar : F.I.L.A. (Found in LA) September 1st-7th

Monday September 1st (LABOR DAY)
Cinefamily Labor Day BBQ & the Five Minutes Game @ Silent Movie Theatre - involves screening the first five minutes of 20 rare films and letting the audience vote to see which one is watched in its entirety
Traffic Events Presents Room Service feat. Tommie Sunshine, more @ Standard (Downtown) - (FREE w/RSVP)
Labor Day Pool Party @ Backyard at the W (Westwood) - RSVP to
Dios (Malos), The Underground Railroad to Candyland, Miguel Mendez, Audacity @ Spaceland (FREE)

Tuesday September 2nd
Brian Wilson CD signing @ Amoeba (FREE)
Paul Weller @ Wiltern
Pacific Division & Johnny Polygon + DJ sets by DJ Muggs, Mike B and The Gaslamp Killer @ Standard (Downtown) - FREE w/RSVP
Aquarium Drunkard Presents Centro-Matic, Sleepercar, South San Gabriel @ Spaceland
The Wombats, Afternoons, Pop Noir @ Echoplex
Sons and Daughters, Birdmonster @ Troubadour
Michael Runion, Pierre de Reeder @ Hotel Cafe

Wednesday September 3rd
Bob Dylan @ Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
Paul Weller @ Wiltern
Loudon Wainwright III @ Largo (Coronet)
Lee Scratch Perry, PaceWon @ Amoeba (FREE)
Lee Scratch Perry, PaceWon, Mr. Green , Abe Vigoda @ El Rey
Indie 103 Presents Human Value, Xu Xu Fang,Black Pine @ Spaceland (Club NME)
Aaron Embry and Friends, Avi Buffalo, The Relationship @ Tangier (FREE-Restaurant)
War Tapes, Run, Run , Run @ Viper Room

Thursday September 4th
KCRW Presents Emily Wells, Lenka @ Hotel Cafe
Future Sounds Presents The Rumble LA # 2 feat. Pop Levi, Le Switch, plus special guest DJ Amplive (Zion-I) @ Three of Clubs - (FREE w/RSVP)
Rock 4 Change feat. Tom Morello, Angie Stone, Rhymefest, Flea & John Frusciante, others @ Gibson Amphitheatre
Why?, Rafter, Dublab DJ's @ Echoplex
The Growlers, He's My Brother She's My Sister, Rosewood Thieves,Hello From Reno, Silent Comedy @ Silverlake Lounge (Fold)
Tom Brosseau, Carcrashlander, Alexis Gideon @ The Smell
"The Other Side of the Mirror - Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival" Screening @ Aero Theatre (Santa Monica)

Friday September 5th
Nada Surf, The Watson Twins @ Troubadour
Maze feat. Frankie Beverly, Chaka Khan @ Gibson Ampitheatre
Kav (Happy Mondays), Eastern Conference Champions, Once @ Spaceland
Arclight Presents 2001: A Space Odyssey @ Arclight (Hollywood) (SOLD OUT)
Mario C's Power Up @ Miss T's Barcade
Cinefamily Presents "Class", "Weird Science" Double Feature @ Silent Movie Theatre (When Cougars Attack)

Saturday September 6th
Nine Inch Nails, Deerhunter @ Forum
KCRW Presents Nada Surf, Inara George @ Troubadour
KCRW Presents Chris & Thomas @ McCabe's Guitar Shop
Maze feat. Frankie Beverly, Chaka Khan @ Gibson Ampitheatre
Rademacher (Record Release), Le Switch, Light FM @ Pehrspace
The Bpitch Jetlag Tour feat. Ellen Allien, Matthew Dear, Modeselektor @ Avalon
Ironman w/live commentary by Jon Favreau @ Aero Theatre (Santa Monica)
Scion Presents The Art of Music (Opening Reception) @ Scion Installation Gallery

Sunday September 7th
Death Vessel @ Spaceland
Inara George, Greg Kurstin @ Tangier (Restaurant)

KCRW Presents

FoundTrack's August '08 Compilation (Track 12/16) - Mike Relm - Body Rock

Mike Relm - Body Rock (Track 12/16)
Album - Spectacle (Coming Soon)
Label - Radio Fried
Photo Taken by Jerome Gacula to gear up for his tour with the Blue Man Group

Mike Relm is the multimedia master audio/visualist/turntablist from San Francisco, CA, dazzling audiences with his wildly imaginative onslaught of pop culture bits that combine film and music to produce what many consider to be the most entertaining and technically advanced DJ performance around. He has recently annouced his first North American headlining tour this Fall, in support of the highly anticipated upcoming debut album 'Spectacle", which will include our featured "Body Rock".

Check out this trailer to Mike's current live DVD release Clown Alley, where Mike remixes audio to some of our favorite flicks including Napoleon Dynamite, Office Space and Pee Wee's Big Adventure. The DVD also comes with 3-D glasses for in-between skits where Mike evades insane killer clowns.

Friday, August 29, 2008

FoundTrack's August '08 Compilation (Track 11/16) - Benji Hughes - You Stood Me Up

Benji Hughes - You Stood Me Up (Track 11/16)
Album - A Love Extreme (Sample/Purchase)
Label - New West

Benji Hughes is a singer songwriter from Charlotte, North Carolina, putting together his penchant for clever pop in the love ballads that comprise his prolific 25 track debut, A Love Extreme. The strawberry blond bearded Benji plays keyboards and guitar on the record but not without the production assistance from LA-bred session player Keefus Ciancia (T Bone Burnett, Sheryl Crow, Everlast) . Benji loves his beer but he might love women even more, case in point, the chivalrous video for "Girl in the Tower"

Married to the MOB Fall/Winter 2008 Collection - Fresh Threads for the Girls

The badass ladies of Married to the MOB (Most Official Bitches) are back with some new fashion hotness as they present their Fall/Winter 2008 collection. Their Summer '08 collection was sick and it looks like the new collection follows suit. I love their raw energy and attitudey brand identity and bold slogans... really sick stuff goin' on here for sure:

Sick design- check. Spunky brunette- check. Purple hoodie- check. Sign me up:

This chicita looks like she bites... watch out for her, people:

The white jeans are rad... who says you can't wear white after labor day?:

Nice composition and contrast on this shot- I love the detail on her jacket and the bold print on her tee:

** FoundTrack Friend Victor is friends with the Chica that runs "Cult of the Cultist," and awesome ladies's streetwear portal and online store... make sure to check it out for all newest pieces from M.O.B. and every other brand that matters!


A scattershot of Sunset Junction Photos

These are a few days late I know, but regardless here are some obligatory Sunset Junction photos. Unfortunately you had to once again PAY to get in this year, which kinda sucks... the quality of the show hasn't seemed to go up at all from its good ol' days two years ago and back. Regardless $tyles G and I jived our way in and it was a good time of random fun. Here are a few random photos from the festive Sunday afternoon on Sunset:

Oh what I'd give to be 12 again and be able to ride carnival rides and chow down on snow cones:

One of the many local bands that was part of the $20 line up:

$tyles G and I snuck to the back area and saw where all the crazy Carnies hung out... it was nuts and you should expect nothing less of Carnies.

I don't know that much about bikes, but I do know the ones I like from a design standpoint when I see them- this one had a badass matte black on gloss paint job (it's a Harley Davidson V-twin / V-rod I think):

And finally, J Davey rockin' the house as always:

"The Brothers Bloom" Movie Trailer

"The Brothers Bloom" is a new heist/con man film from director Rian Johnson (who did the awesome indie film noir piece, "Brick"). It stars Adrian Brody and Mark Ruffalo as two brothers who embark on one last heist and bring a little socialite (played by Rachel Weiss) along for the ride. I'm liking how quirky this trailer's looking- Kinda has a bit of a Wes Anderson feeling going with it:

Thursday, August 28, 2008

FoundTrack's August '08 Compilation (Track 10/16) - Katie Herzig - Hologram

Katie Herzig - Hologram (Track 10/16)
Album - Apple Tree (Sample/Purchase)
Label - None
Photo taken by Caleb Chancey

Katie Herzig is a singer-songwriter based in Nashville, TN. Paste Magazine has recently featured her as one of the top 25 best new artists after the success of her third solo effort, Apple Tree, self-released this past Spring. Katie has recently decided to Free the Tree, distributing her new album via NoiseTrade's remarkable and embeddable widget, offering fans the choice to tell 3 friends or to pay any amount in exchange for an immediate download. I've embedded the widget below so you can download the album straight from here and receive 2 unreleased bonus cuts not appearing on the album.

Check out her solid session on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic below.

"What Just Happened?" Movie Trailer

Robert Deniro and Director Barry Levinson (Academy Award winner for one of my favorite movies, Bugsy) have teamed up for this film, "What Just Happened," which chronicles the crazy world which we call the movie business. Deniro plays a producer going through a midlife crisis- we get to watch him balance his personal life alongside all the ridiculous daily ordeals of his career. While the trailer does leave a "this could be really fun or really bad" taste in my mouth, it DOES feature Sean Penn, Stanley Tucci, AND a fat bearded Bruce Willis as HIMSELF. Watch the trailer and judge for yourself:

Watch the HD Quicktime version over at Apple Movie Trailers

Pimp your Mouse out - Louis Vuitton Mouse Pad

No this isn't a joke... Murakami was commissioned by Louis Vuitton to design a mouse pad for the Japanese edition of trendy Magazine, Numéro. How much does this piece of mouse casa couture cost? You'll have to be one of the lucky few that gets it as a giveaway included with the Magazine. Japanese fashion mags have a cool tradition of nice giveaways- I once got an inflatable Bathing Ape pillow with a Magazine I picked up at the airport in Toyko. A rad albeit bizarre culture indeed...

Source- Ako Tanaka's Honeyee Blog

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

LiL Wayne summed up in a single Picture

I don't know what planet this Guy's on, but as long as LiL Wayne keeps us entertained he can travel to whatever galaxies the sizzurp takes him to:

FoundTrack congratulates Mister Wayne on all matters pertaining to his recent album's success and all matter pertaining to sippin' on the sizzurp.

Madonna x Chuck E Cheese's Rock-afire Explosion - "4 Minutes" cover

Those of you that grew up in the 80s or ever went to Chuck E. Cheese or Showbiz Pizza Place, might remember the animatronic Rock-afire Explosion band. Well looks like they're back for a reunion tour thanks to the interwebs and are covering everything from Usher to MGMT. My favorite cover tune of theirs has to be Madonna's "4 Minutes" - All the classic members are back including Mitzi Mozzarella (handling the Material Girl's vocals), Billy Bob, Dook LaRue, Fatz Geronimo, Uncle Klunk, Beach Bear, Rolfe DeWolfe, Looney Bird and Earl Schmerle. Grab yourself some game tokens, mediocre pizza and a pitcher and enjoy:

Source- FoundTrack Friend Blake G

Highlights from SF's Outside Lands Festival

So much to say and so little time. I thought i'd share some coverage and a few notable performances.

1) The Felice Brothers
Despite one of the smallest crowds at the festival i felt that every one of us their were convinced that the Felice Brothers put on one of the better shows we'd seen all weekend. These guys just have a great time on stage, especially the drummer Simone, who got up from his seat to sing vocals for a few tracks. Def'ly lived up to my own high expectations from one of my favorite acts of the year.

2)Radiohead's Electrical Light Parade
Despite production mishaps causing their entire sound to get cut off in the middle of two songs, Radiohead came out to play and although i was too far away to even see the band, the stage was all i needed. It was as if 50,000 people had gathered around the biggest LCD screen to watch the coolest screensaver plug in set to one of the best bands of our time. Check out this video and my picasa album to see what i mean.

Radiohead - The National Anthem

3)Tom Petty
Sound problems for the second consecutive night had forced Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers to take a 5 minute break. It became a blessing as he ran into his pal Steve Winwood backstage and invited him to support the band for a few songs when they would return, including a cover of the Spencer Davis Group's "Gimme Some Lovin'. Favorites from Tom Petty's set included "Learning to Fly" and their cover of the Traveling Wilbury's "End of the Line".

4)Bon Iver
Moving to a remote cabin in Northwestern Wisconsin to record his debut full length, Justin Vernon of Bon Iver couldn't have asked for a better setting than SF's Golden Gate Park. Getting the crowd to chant "What Might Have Been Lost" in "The Wolves" was proof that he had captured us all. Here's a video of my personal fave.

Bon Iver - Skinny Love

If you'd like to see some incredible professional shots from all the bands who performed over the weekend, go to the Outside Lands Photo Gallery on their website.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Photos from Buff Monster Opening @ Corey Helford Gallery

Here are a few photos from the Buff Monster opening that took place at the Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City last Saturday. For those of you that missed the opening, make sure to stop by and check out Senor Monster's work - it's truly unique stuff. As BlackBook put it, the work looks as if it would be created in Japan, but alas it comes from the City of Angels. Buff Monster's pieces will be up until 9/2, and a limited selection of 3 different prints are available for $50 each. Take a peep at a few of the pieces, and the fun characters that turned up for the opening:

Murakami x Kanye "Good Morning" Music Video

Here's another awesome music video to a Kanye West track... this time it's the special animated version of the "Good Morning" video that was done by Murakami for his recent LA/Brooklyn art exhibits:

Gavin & Stacey - tonight on tv

Ok, I don't want to get in the habit of plugging TV programs but I feel so strongly about good shows that get lost in the multichannel universe, that I'm going to make an exception.

There are plenty of reasons to tune into the premiere of Gavin & Stacey tonight on BBC America at 8.40pm but the most important one is that it's actually funny. I have to admit that I find it difficult to laugh at most of the comedies on television nowadays, but this British comedy is an instant classic. It's one of those shows that you have to stick with for it to pay off, because honestly I wasn't convinced after the first episode, but once I started the second episode I managed to watch both seasons at work in just two days (part of my job - promise!) Written by two of the stars James Corden and Ruth Jones, this is essential tv viewing or definitely one for the tivo, especially those who are fans of British tv.

Check out a clip below with one of my favourite characters Nessa, played by Jones, doing what she does best.

Monday, August 25, 2008

August '08 DJ KnewJack mix- "Rewind That Back!"

Every month FoundTrack Friend and resident party rocker DJ KnewJack is going to provide you guys with some bangin' new flava' for yer ears. Checkout his latest DJ mix "Rewind That Back!"- it's all hip hop this month, and sure to help you break in your new dancin' shoes:

1 GET UP! Masters At Work
2 Electric Relaxation (Propellerheads Remix) A Tribe Called Quest
3 Bronx Bombas Boogiemonsters
4 Real Hip Hop Das EFX
5 Everybody Bounce DJ Spinna
6 If It Ain't Rough N.W.A.
7 That's When Ya Lost Souls Of Mischief
8 Crossover EPMD
9 Public Enemy #1 Public Enemy
10 Fumbling Over Words That Rhyme Edan
11 Just To Get A Rep Gang Starr
12 Live At The Barbeque Feat. Nas Main Source
13 Gasface 3rd Bass
14 The Mission (RMX) Special Ed
15 Hip Hop vs. Rap (Spinbad's Cold Cuts Remix) KRS-One
16 *!*! What U Heard Diamond D
17 Soul Clap Showbiz & A.G.
18 Jazzy Old School Dub Nubian Crackers
19 Let The Hustlers Play Steady B
20 Don't Curse Heavy D & Friends
21 Because I Got It Like That (Ultimatum Mix) Jungle Brothers
22 Keep It Flowing Lord Finesse & DJ Mike Smooth
23 Something For The Radio Biz Markie
24 Talkin' All That Jazz Stetsasonic
25 Eye Know (The Know It All Mix) De La Soul
26 Jinglin' Baby Remix Ll Cool J
27 It Takes Two (Instrumental) Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock
28 Poppa Large (East Coast remix) Ultramagnetic MC's
29 Knew Jack Hustler Ice-T

(Mixmaster redbeard himself- DJ KnewJack)

** Interested in having KnewJack DJ your party or event? Contact him via email or at (310) 529-8160

** Checkout previous KnewJack mixes here

Bloc Party - New Album "Intimacy"

Bloc Party released their new album "Intimacy" on their website a few days ago, almost 2 months before it is released in stores on October 27th in the UK (US - 10/28). In their first live webchat with fans a week ago they announced that they would follow in the footsteps of bands like Radiohead and release their album online first. After listening to the new tracks posted on their myspace page, I'm excited to check out the whole album and see if I can find my new favourite BP track (it's Flux, btw)

The album is available in mp3 format for £5 ($10) or £10 ($20) for both the digital and CD copy, which will be delivered in October and features extra tracks. Buy it here now.

For a taster, check out the whacked out video for new single "Mercury"...scary!

Source: BBC News

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Weekly Events Calendar : F.I.L.A. (Found in LA) August 25th-31st

Monday August 25th

Lykke Li @ Amoeba (FREE)
Radiohead @ Hollywood Bowl (Night 2) (SOLD OUT)
KCRW Presents Nicole Atkins @ Largo
Casxio, Love Grenades, Lysa Flores, The Pacific @ Silverlake Lounge (FREE)
Warpaint, Josh Klinghoffer, Of Aire, Radius @ Spaceland (FREE)
Bon Iver, AA Bondy @ Troubadour (SOLD OUT)
Lykke Li, Jesca Hoop, Emily Wells @ Hotel Cafe

Tuesday August 26th
Matthew Sweet @ Amoeba (FREE)
Head Like A Kite, Molino @ Silverlake Lounge (Fold)
Delta Spirit (Record Release), AA Bondy, Dawes @ Spaceland
The Donkeys, Golden Animals, Victim Vision, The Shirley Rolls @ Echo
Lucky Dragons, Hecuba, Laco$te, Casy & Brian, Bad Dudes @ Smell
Bon Iver, AA Bondy @ Troubadour (SOLD OUT)
David Piltch @ Largo (Little Room)
Cinefamily Presents Cas'l and other unreleased Bruce Bickford Films @ Silent Movie Theatre - w/live score from Gaslamp Killer

Wednesday August 27th
Shearwater, Wye Oak, Neil Morgan @ Echo
RX Bandits, Portugal the Man, Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground @ Troubadour
Chris Pierce, Shane Alexander @ Hotel Cafe
Ghettogloss Presents Twilight at the Club @ Griffith Park Clubhouse

Thursday August 28th
After the Clouds Presents LA Confidential feat. Rapture DJ Set, Blake Miller,Hypercrush, more @ Vanguard
Chester French, Saint Motel, Silver Ghost @ Spaceland
Matthew Sweet, Greg Laswell @ Echo
Cinefamily Presents "Far Off Town - Dunedin to Nashville" @ Silent Movie Theatre (Don't Knock the Rock)
Satisfactioin, The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra, Hello Dragon @ Safari Sam's
"Be Your Own Pet" - cocktail reception for the work of Jenny Mollen-Biggs @ Ghettogloss
RX Bandits, Portugal the Man, Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground @ Troubadour
Neil Halstead, Miranda Lee Richards @ Hotel Cafe (Early Show)
Rogue Wave (Acoustic Set) @ Hotel Cafe (Late Show)
Human Giant @ Largo

Friday August 29th
Love Grenades, The Pacific @ Echo (Club Underground)
Monsters Are Waiting, Justin Warfield @ Getty (Fridays off the 405)
Zion I, Haiku d'etat @ Echoplex
Joe Purdy, Meiko @ Roxy
John Williams - A Hollywood Legend @ Hollywood Bowl
Den @ Nocturnal Bar (Santa Monica)

Saturday August 30th
Fuck Yeah Fest 5 (Day 1) feat. No Age, Matt & Kim, Abe Vigoda, Two Gallants, David Vandervelde, Glass Candy, High Places, Mika Miko, Crystal Antlers , more @ Echoplex
The Last Swimming with Sharks of the Summer feat. Arabian Prince, Hollywood Holt, Them Jeans, DJ Diabetic, more @ Standard Hotel (Downtown) - First 150 people get in free with RSVP
Silver Summit, Divisadero, Desolation, Wilderness, Ben Kamen, Fort King @ Pehrspace
Oh My Rockness Presents Love As Laughter, Oxford Collapse @ Spaceland
Melvins, Big Business @ Troubadour
John Williams - A Hollywood Legend @ Hollywood Bowl
Long Beach Blues Festival (Day 1) feat. Chuck Berry, John Mayall, more @ Rainbow Lagoon Park

Sunday August 31st

Fuck Yeah Fest 5 (Day 2) feat. No Age, Matt & Kim, Abe Vigoda, Two Gallants, David Vandervelde, Glass Candy, High Places, Mika Miko, Crystal Antlers , more @ Echoplex
Polvo, TransAM, The Drones @ Echoplex
Neil Hamburger, Pleaseeasaur @ Spaceland
Vosotros, Obi Best, I Make This Sound , Alex and Sam @ Tangier (Fold)
Melvins, Big Business @ Troubadour
Long Beach Blues Festival (Day 2) feat. Sly & the Family Stone, Booker T., more @ Rainbow Lagoon Park
Jack Johnson, Rogue Wave, Culver City Dub Collective @ UCLA (Intramural Field)
Big Picture - The Films of Warner Bros. @ Hollywood Bowl

KCRW Presents

Friday, August 22, 2008

FoundTrack's '08 Compilation (Track 9/16) - El May - I Remember

El May - I Remember (Track 9/16)
Album - Sound the Key Note EP (Sample/Purchase)
Label - Self-Release
Photo Taken by Bernie DeChant

El May is the Australian singer-songwriter Lara Meyerratken. She's provided provided keyboards, drums, guitars, percussion, vocals and atmosphere to many stellar rock and roll acts like Ben Lee, Crooked Fingers, Luscious Jackson, Luna, Dean and Britta, Nada Surf, and others but now she's busy performing her own solo work. Our featured "I Remember" was also part of KCRW's Top Tune of the Day podcast a few weeks back. Here's a clip from the featured use of Lara's "Hero" in the '05 film The Baxter, sung by actress Michelle Williams.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

FoundTrack's August '08 Compilation (Track 8/16) - Le Switch - Pristine

Le Switch - Pristine (Track 8/16)
Album - And Now ..... Le Switch
Label - Autumn Tone
Photo taken by Charlie Chu

Le Switch is a rock n roll quintet from Le Sanjeleuse (LA), led by Aaron Kyle on guitar and vocals. They've just released their highly anticipated debut full-length "And Now...Le Switch" on the Aquarium Drunkard label (Autumn Tone). My buddy Josh Charney provides the jangly piano pop for the group and was recently honored for his score of the short film "I Kicked Luis Guzman in the Face". Josh also runs an independent podcast where he brings special guests to talk, spin, and can stream or download the podcasts at Here's a le switch video feat. special guest ninjas by Aris Blevis.

Burton's iDiom 2008/2009 Fall/Winter Snowboarding Collection

What the hell happened to summer?! Just like that it looks like the back to school ads are back hitting newspapers and the days are getting shorter. Oh well, at least for all you skiers and snowboarders out there it means that the season's on its way. While you're up in the mountains tearing up the slopes, it's important to look the part- Luckily for you, iDiom (Burton's high end brand) has just released a look at their Fall/Winter '08/'09 Collection. They've definitely got a green thing going on with these pieces, where it has to do with being eco friendly or not...

Didn't even mean to place the two pictures above next to each other, but they actually ended up making a dope ensemble. I'm loving the techie print on one side of this board that contrasts the earthy leaf print on the other side... really rad stuff iDiom/Burton has going on here.

Source via To Darrin Hudson

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Korfball - Sport of the Future

After being inspired by V's shadowboxing post and the women's fast-walking event in Beijing last night, I wanted to share a sport that my buddy/boss referred to me during one of our usual you-tube lunch breaks. The sport of Korfball is played in more than forty countries, involving a team of four men and women shooting a smaller soccer-like ball into a net basket 3.5 meters high. Daring duels between attackers and defenders unfortunately can only happen between the same sex. Now that baseball seems to be on it's way out of the olympics, please join me in bringing Korfball back to it's rightful place in London in 2012.

Here is a pretty entertaining introduction to the sport featuring delightful techno music.

Shadowboxing Around the World

FoundTrack Friend Howard Lee is basically your all around funny creative type dude. While he's dabbled in standup comedy, fashion, and other renaissance man type activities, his latest creation totally made me crack up. This video is a submission for MMA Fighter / UFC Champion B.J. Penn's website- For all you fashion fans, take note, Penn is sponsored by hip streetwear brand RVCA, and is one of their "RVCA Advocates."

RVCA x BJ Penn Signature Trunks

Basically readers of Penn's site were asked to submit "Shadow Boxing" videos (a la Wu Tang)- If you dig Howard's submission, make sure to go give it a quick vote-

Find more videos like this on BJPENN.COM