Watch The Throne Review

Welcome back to Music Monday Everyone,

As much as I would love to send you guys some variation of my fave genres (soca, dubstep, rap, and house), I couldn’t possibly mention anything other than the “historical” release of the album “Watch the Throne” by Jay-z and Kanye West.

Now I’m not much of a Jay-Z fan (in fact I’m quite the opposite), and though I respect Kanye’s work, cannot stand who he is as a person. I’ve always seen these two as the rap game’s most pretentious, and it has always frustrated me how people will jump on any of their tracks because of their name, and not the quality. They to me are a living exhibition of commercial America ruining music. Soulja Boy is a kid having fun, these are men truly selling out.

That all being said, there’s only one way I can truly describe this album. Swag.

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I EAT MY EXAMS ALIVE

Sorry we’ve all kind of been MIA recently but exams are unfortunately upon us. While the stronger among us turn to the books we lesser beings turn into caffeine fueled semi-nocturnal procrastination machines. Some may feel guilty about spending precious study hours on useless distractions but I say embrace it, you’ve earned that 4 hour study break. So treat yourself to some well deserved internet distractions brought to you by the fine folks at TYA:

For the procrastinator in denial the site musictouse.com is great for finding instrumental tracks that you can work along to. You can set the genre and mood and out pops a list of tracks you can stream or download. I personally like the electronica setting coupled with moving the slider to ‘positive’ and ‘relaxed’. Check it out by clicking here.

If you’re looking for a great way to waste time and make music this site is for you. It’s a really cool sequencer program where you can make music that looks and sounds like this:

Of course music isn’t for everybody. But Kim Jong-Il is. This tumblr is probably one of the funniest I’ve ever seen, ever. Going by the name kim jong-il looking at things it is hilarious.  I love the look on his face

looking at corn

Finally Ted.com is for the procrastinator looking to broaden their horizons. These interesting videos cover topics ranging from psychology to human rights to technological innovations. And the whole thing feels vaguely studious so it still counts as studying…kinda. Below is a great starter vid for a first time TED viewers about how school kills creativity, sounds like a good reason not to work to me:

In TYA news the whole gang will be reunited within a week back in Toronto, so if you’re around come holla. Until then we hope these links will help you succeed in your quest to not succeed in school. Good luck on exams and remember Kim Jong-Il may be watching you:

Happy Holidays.

<3Mark

WHITE AND PURPLE AND HARRY POTTER MUSIC

As some of you guys may know already, some Western students released a song called “White and Purple” a while ago,  a take off Wiz Khalifa’s “Black and Yellow.” They got around to shooting a music video and you can check it out right here:

OH SNAP ARE THOSE YOUR BOYS AT TYA FRONT AND CENTRE!?!?

Pause at 1:30. LOOK AT THAT. Surinder is also in the video sometimes.

Riding on the Harry Potter wave, we’ve got another really cool video, especially if you’re really into different styles of music.

The amazing thing about this? I have no idea how much he’s practiced this. His friend just yells at him from the back “Try it with Rock n Roll! Ok now jazz it up a little!” This guy  is practically playing it by ear. Simply unbelievable.

That’s all I’ve got for today, have a nice weekend

Oh ya I also sprained my ankle. I’ll try to get in some funny compromising situations due to my injury and post about it

– Nick Hassan

 

Love

Hey guys, today’s post is going to have the theme of love. And who knows more about love than lovely actress Jennifer Love Hewitt?

I octo-cream my pants just thinking about her ahahahaha

She promised to pose for us after the amazing night of passion she and I, Nicholas Hassan, shared, because I was the greatest lover she’d ever had, or something like that I dunno it was nbd. But besides the love between man and woman, what other kinds of love are there?

As some of you may or may not know, it was homecoming this past weekend at UWO. After the unbelievable stomping Western gave Queens (it was like 2348790234 to 5 or something, although I will admit you guys won the last Vanier Cup >_>), I have a newfound LOVE for my beautiful university. Even the bad weather couldn’t keep us down, as the London boys partied literally from dawn till dusk… and then till dawn again. PANCAKE KEGGERS ANYBODY!?!?!

But enough about me, lets get back to Love.

Love is beautiful, and Rube Goldberg Machines are awesome! So combine the two for something both awesome and beautiful! As the creator put it,  he built an “overly complicated machine to simplify the overly complicated task of asking a lady for her hand in marriage.”

(P.S. The first bit is his preparation, the last minute or so is the actual proposal and victory dance) (P.P.S. Look on related videos for interesting prom-posal ideas)

But sometimes love isn’t always so pure. It’s a little, er… raunchier. Sometimes people take it too far and you get this. Once you click on the link scroll down for more examples.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/expresident/two-steps-to-porn-nsfw

Batter Up is pretty funny but OMG FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DON’T SEARCH CREAMPIE IT’S NOT WHAT YOU THINK IT IS WTFSDFJSKDL;FSD MY EYES!@!?s

Before I sign off, I just want to repost something I found really cool. I meant to put it in a previous post but I added it in a day after so I don’t know if anyone saw it. I love Pokemon, and here is an interesting take on a live action movie that, if created, would complete my childhood and make me want to believe again.

Best line: “I choose you.”

Okay that’s all for today folks. Thanks for all your support, and if you find any of these links interesting, please tell your friends about our blog!

xoxo, Nick Hassan

It’s nothing personal, it’s just businesss

Whatchuuu sayyyinn from London!

Surinder here with some super sick news as to what TYA’s been up to in our westernmost region. The other day during one of my business classes, my professor made me get up on stage and explain to the class what TYA is and what we do. Not only was the class blown away by the dopeness that is Thousand Years, they quickly cleaned out our stack of business cards, and hit up the website IN CLASS. As if that weren’t enough, Nick and I were contacted by a hockey team, two residence floors, and two entire residences in hopes of getting clothing made. WE DO IT BIG IN LONDON!

ANYONE FROM THE AYLMER SPITFIRES, WILSON, PEACHE, ALL OF MED-SYD AND ALL OF DELAWARE STAY TUNED!

In other news, as TYA’s gym buff, I’ve been working out with an army corporal that I met at Western and he’s introduced me to a new workout regime call Crossfit. If you’re looking to get built army/fireman styles, check it out:

http://www.crossfit.com/

And finally, I wouldn’t dare end this blog post without paying tribute to one of my favourite imprisoned artists, Lil’ Wayne aka Weezy F Baby aka Weezy F, aka Weezy. Weezy has been serving his criminal arms possession time for the past six and a half months, and is scheduled to be released at some point in November, but not before releasing an album or two.

While in prison on Monday night, Wayne’s mixtape “I am not a human being” was released digitally world-wide, and is only the second rapper to do that since Tupac. It just goes to show that you don’t have to be the best rapper of all time to be the most dedicated, and that’s why we love you Weezy. Check out one of his newest tracks with Drake, “Gonorrhea”

TYA- London ranks this album at about an 7/10, meaning it’s definitely worth a listen, and we’re eagerly anticipating the release of The Carter IV in November.

Mad Love,

Surinder Jaidka

Thousand Years of Mixes Part One

Okay I get it lemme I think I guess it’s my turn. Mark here coming to you from a rainy Montreal. For those of you who have checked out our bios on the sexy main website, www.thousandyears.ca, you’ll notice that my activities include going to camp, posing and I’m an “aspiring DJ”. Well first off, my friends are assholes. More importantly it’s good to know that even in Uni I can use DJing as a way to not do my homework.

And so this is the first installment in the Thousand Years of Mixes series, which I’ll try and keep updating throughout the year. This first set is half top 40 half techno because that’s what I’ve been listening to recently (wooo being legal!). You can download it here:

http://www.mediafire.com/?al2vcu7r5r9tsgi

Speaking of DJing we gotta give a shout out to Western DJs. We designed them a shirt for frosh week, and they’ve been reppin’ our design on their Facebook.:

Check out their page here!

Other than that life’s been good. If you’re a Montreal club owner, a 13 year old boy (looking for a bar mitzvah DJ) or you just want the freshest graphic tees you’ll ever find, we’re your boys (and Abi).

xoxo,

DJ Buy My T-Shirts aka Mark

Thousand Years gets kicked out of k-os concert + Cool live action pokemon

Sorry for the huge hiatus from the Western boys, but we’ve been really busy until recently with frosh week (pppaaarrrtttyyy) and getting settled in. To make up for it we got a lot to tell you guys, it has been one insane ride!

First off, k-os gave a free concert on campus recently. A few hundred people were jammed into a small area on Concrete Beach and it was unbelievably packed. People were even coming down from other cities to see him, especially after the insane concert given by Down With Webster. Seeing how we love to represent Toronto and all things from our beautiful city, the Western Boys quickly hustled back to residence near the end of the concert to grab a lovely Iconic Tee for K-Os, and proceeded to wait for him back stage. After waiting in what was less than spectacular weather for approximately an hour, the Western Boys were forced out of the area by security for “hassling the celebrity” and soliciting in a blocked off area. Rebels? I think not. After talking to the school VP of Finance we were told that we had every right to be there, and yet we were still kick out. I guess we’re just that bad ass, even in London, Ontario.

So K-Os, if you’re out there, and you check us out, first off, we appreciate the support, secondly, we just want you to know that we love what you’re doing, and we’ve still got a beautiful graphic tee waiting for you. For everyone else, stay tuned for more Western U news, we’re back, and we’re AMPED for a dope year. GET SOME TYA, GET SOME!

Oh ya and the part you probably actually care about

LIVE ACTION POKEMON

http://shogungamer.com/news/live-action-pokemon-movie-full-hd-trailer-and-interview-its-creators