Monday, September 11, 2017

Weave Gotcha Covered - Father John Misty "The Suburbs"

In the latest installment of Weave Gotcha Covered, folk rocker & walking embodiment of the Bedford L stop, Father John Misty, pours his soul into Arcade Fire's melancholy anthem "The Suburbs." FJM's 2017 release, Pure Comedywas a tour de force of skepticism, love and the absurdness of our own existence. This cover is the perfect prelude to the main course.

"If I could have it back
All the time that we wasted
I'd only waste it again
If I could have it back
You know I would love to waste it again"

-fresh (@danye33)

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The Payphone Funeral

Payphones started becoming obsolete about a decade before Adam Levine harmonized about not having enough change to call home, but I still can't shake the feeling that this timely telecommunication tool never got a proper goodbye.

Until now.

Nick Smatt, director of the viral Valentine's Day "Go Love" video, is back at it again. This time paying homage to the payphone. The funeral was shot by the West 4th subway station and features the acting debut of yours truly.

So join us as we say goodbye to the payphone, and thanks to the fact that we'll never have to rub its filthy receiver up to our ears ever again.

-fresh (@danye33)

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The 2 Man Weave Podcast #27 with Gary McClune

In the latest edition of The 2 Man Weave Podcast my soon to be cousin-in-law and I go deep with fantasy football. We break down Gary's dynasty rankings and take an in depth look at the 2016 rookie class.

- fresh (@danye33) / Gary (@yawnswanson)

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The 2 Man Weave Podcast #26 with Gary McClune


That’s right baby, if Simmons can come back so can I! After an inexcusably long hiatus, The 2 Man Weave Podcast returns with some much needed fantasy football talk with contributor, and famed Tony Stewart troll, Gary McClune. In this episode we try to make sense of some crowded backfields, hate on Matthew Berry’s Love/Hate column and introduce a couple new dynasty related segments.

You can expect weekly podcasts on the horizon, and as penance for my laziness please enjoy endless laughter by reading the intro to "A Giant Letdown," by Matthew Berry

- fresh (@danye33) / Gary (@yawnswanson)

Check Out My Appearance On The All Work, All Play Podcast

Longgggggg overdue, but back in July my good friends over at the All Work, All Play Podcast were nice enough to have my on as a guest in their Chicago studio. I was battling some wicked stomach illnesses that day, but fought through like a champ, and was able to relive some of my best moments including the Paris Proposal, Gronk catfish and how I was able to score an unreal flight discount from my first job.

Dan and Adam are great podcast hosts and even better people, so listen to my episode here and then throw them a 'like' on Facebook (assuming your over-posting parents haven't driven you off the site yet).

-fresh (@danye33)

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The 2 Man Weave Podcast #25 with The 37 West

In the latest edition of The 2 Man Weave Podcast, I rock out with Andrew Widell and John Fontanelli of "The 37 West." The California duo treated us to three live performances, and answered questions about getting the band back together, the writing process, and what we can expect from them next!

Follow The 37 West on YouTubeFacebook and Instagram  

Related on the 2MW "Some Shine For The 37 Project"

-fresh (@danye33)

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The 2 Man Weave Podcast #24 with Miggs- "Catfishing Gronk"

Miggs and I get Jurassic in the latest edition of The 2 Man Weave Podcast. We also dive deep into Jared's porn stash, discuss my return to daylight, firework safety and, oh yeah, the time I CATFISHED GRONK!!!!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Jay-Z Shamelessly Compares Tidal's Struggles To The Killings of Freddie Gray, Mike Brown, and Trayvon Martin

Rap mogul and the reincarnation of Joe Camel, Jay-Z, treated subscribers of his streaming service Tidal to a private concert at New York City's Terminal 5 Friday night. Hov performed a bevvy of old tracks during his B-Sides show, along with a freestlyle taking shots at his new competitors Spotify, YouTube and Apple.

Below you can find the transcribed lyrics, courtesy of Billboard, emphasis mine. 

“I don’t need no middlemen to talk to my n—-s / I understand if you don’t understand I figure my n—-a / That’s where we differ / I take what’s mine you accept what they give you / I get you/  I don’t take no checks / I take my respect / Pharrell even told me “Go with the best bet” / Jimmy Iovine offered the safety net / Google came around with a crazy check / I feel like YouTube is the culp-a-rit /. N—-s pay you a tenth of what you supposed to get / You know n—a die for equal pay, right? You know what I’m worth / I ain’t your slave right / You know I aint shucking and jivin’ and high fivin’ / You know this ain’t back in the days right / But i can’t tell by the way they kill Freddie Gray right / Shot down / Mike Brown / Like the way they did Tray right? / Y’all gone’ keep choking’ n—-s / we gon’ turn style / I ain’t your token n—a / You know i came in this game independent right / Tidal / My own label / same difference / Oh n—-s is skeptical of they own shit / You bought nine iPhones and Steve Jobs is rich / Phil Knight worth trillions you still bought those kicks / Spotify’s nine billion and they ain’t say shit / ‘Lucyyy you got some splainin’ to do’ / The only one they hatin’ on look the same as you / That’s cool / I know they tryin’ to bamboozle you / Spending billions on meryin’ to confusin you / I had to tell myself “Hov, get used to it” / It’s politics as usual.”

Last month Vogue reported that Jay-Z and Beyonce's cumulative net worth eclipsed ONE BILLION DOLLARS!!! But that hasn't stopped Mr. Carter from shamelessly comparing the struggles of his digital en devour to the tragic death's of several, young African-American men. 

It shouldn't really come as a surprise. After all, it was almost a decade ago when Hov first informed us that he wasn't a businessman, but rather a *business* man. Sadly, that still doesn't make it any less insulting. 

I guess we can all take some  small solace in the fact that he didn't pimp out Tamir Rice's death for profit. That, and the fact that Tidal is absolutely nailing their Hindenburg impression. 

-fresh (@danye33)

This White Boy Just Changed The Dunking Game For The Rest Of Eternity

Jordan Kilganon is no stranger to danger. The 6'1 baller has made a career out of dunking, wowing crowds across the country with his authoritarian throw downs. But it's his most recent dunk, the "Lost and Found," that has twitter users repetitively hammering down on the screaming face emoji.

This 360, self alley-opp puts any of Zach LaVine's "at the time great, but now that we have this to compare it to merely okay" slams from this year's NBA Dunk Contest to shame. Any chance we can get this guy on a 10 day contract so he's eligible in 2016?

-fresh (@danye33)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The 2 Man Weave Podcast #23 with Joseph Stevens "Going To Bat For Brady"

I sent out the Boston bat signal and our good friend Joe Stevens responded! In the latest edition of The 2 Man Weave Podcast we go to bat for Brady and speculate on the Bill Simmons' next move.