Shonen Knife crowdsource cats for new video

Shonen Knife in a record store showing devil horns

Japanese pop punk legends and Kurt Cobain favourites Shonen Knife are making a video for new album Overdrive, and need your help. Well, not your help exactly – they’re after your cat.  Read more…

Are Pioneer making a new vinyl DJ turntable?

New Pioneer turntable for 2014

This just in from our Oh No They Didn’t! correspondent: legendary CD deck makers Pioneer might be returning to turntables …  Read more…

This Jehovah’s Witness wants you to stop masturbating … R. Kelly has other ideas

Nope, this isn’t a young Ed Miliband throwing shapes. It’s a deaf Jehovah’s Witness using American Sign Language (ASL) to warn you that wanking makes the baby Jesus cry. But add R. Kelly’s Ignition Remix, and you have internet gold. Read more…

BABYMETAL’s Give Me Choco!! is a work of insane genius

Thrash metal guitars, a J-pop kawaii (“cute”) aesthetic, techno samples, synchronised idol-pop dance routines, gothic Harajuku outfits and melodic choruses… and it’s a song about chocolate. Read more…

Rebump makes email, your entire existence, worse

y u no answer me?

A spammer’s delight – if you don’t reply to someone’s email, Rebump automatically sends followup emails until a response is received.  Read more…

Throwback Thursday: The 1980s shoebox cassette player

Portable cassette player, 1980s

Behold! This mighty titan of technology, which once upon a time did furnish my tiny lug-holes with The Greatest Hits of 1985 and Michael Jackson and endless repeats of the Ghostbusters theme…

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Throwback Thursday: The Greatest Hits of 1985 – My first album

The Greatest Hits Of 1985 (Telstar)

If Telstar had stuck to what they knew, they might still be around today. The Now! compilation franchise have been doing the same thing for 30 years.  Read more…