Archive for April, 2013

29
Apr
13

Escape Monday: Bastille Performing In The British Museum

tumblr_mkfkwscZ8b1qlmrr1o1_1364575136_coverI’m deviating from my norm when it comes to Escape Monday posts and instead of posting a series of beautiful images, I’m just posting one video that really hit home when I saw it last week.

I have my main man Peggles to thank for this video, he sent it last week and though I’d heard the song countless times before on radio, this version really made me realise what an amazing piece of music this is.

For me, this is what music, real music, is about. There’s no fancy production, no weird blips or bleeps or squelchy basslines or epic drops. Just four guys, one guitar, some pretty creative percussion and a whole lotta heart.

26
Apr
13

Awesome Work Time-Wasters (Part XV): Cyclomaniacs Epic

1835662-armorgames-cyclomaniacs-epicI worked so hard this week (with the exception of going to Metallica, although staying alive in the mosh pit was pretty hard work…) that I’ve been dreaming work. It’s not even 9am yet and I’m DEAD tired.

When the weekend finally lands in a blissful cloud of doing absolutely fuck all, you aren’t going to find a happier Tiger. The amount of nothing I’m going to do will be legendary.

In the meantime, because I’ve done the work of about three people this week, that means that two of you out there reading this can totally get away with doing no work today whatsoever. That’s where Cyclomaniacs Epic comes in…

25
Apr
13

The Heroes Of The Day

Metallica1Last night in the frontlines at the Bellville Velodrome, I fought a war. Powerchords thundered like mortar fire as thousands of us chanted the battlecries we knew so well in unison.

It was a beautiful thing to be a part of and I was in the thick of it, barely three metres from the front guardrail, close enough to feel the heat from the flames and smell the sulphur of the gunpowder.

And all the while the undisputed Gods of metal raged on, ripping their fretboards apart, kicking holes through the drumkit and feeding off the energy we threw at them like sweet nectar only to amplify it a thousand-fold and blast it right back at us.

24
Apr
13

What Is The Best Metallica Song Of All Time?

metallica-promo-photo-1200x12001Metallica has been around for a long-ass time – the band formed back in 1981 and have been going pretty strong (with the exception of St. Anger) ever since.

So that’s a good 32 years of fucking shit up like shit has never been fucked up before or since. They are considered the Godfathers of Thrash along with Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth and tonight they are going to melt faces.

Through a stroke of pure luck, I got my hands on a Golden Circle ticket on Monday so tonight I plan to be about 5m from the stage, losing my mind in an ocean of thrash metal glory. METALLICA RRARGRAHRGHAGHARGAHRGAHRGAAA!

23
Apr
13

Ducks Are Very, Very Fucked Up

PLUSH_2711_ALT_4b5488a6362b0Jesus. I actually have no idea how to describe what I’ve just seen and almost feel bad re-posting it here for you, my poor unsuspecting readers, to have to try to deal with.

Ducks, as it turns out, are extremely, extremely fucked up. You know the famous expression “fuck a duck”? Probably not seeing as I invented it… but anyway, long story short, do not EVER fuck a duck. EVER.

What you’re about to see is two things 1) Expertly narrated by Morgan Freeman and 2) the very stuff nightmares are made of. I am not being over dramatic here, think very carefully before you watch this because it will destroy your perception of ducks forever.

22
Apr
13

Escape Monday: What Archaeologists Of The Future Will Find

maico-akiba-moss-6I love the idea of a future where the gears of industry, commercialism and capitalism grind to a halt, the population plummets back down to less than a billion and we go back to living a simpler way of life.

As long as my iPad keeps working. And my laptop. And my cell phone. And the internet. You know, the basics of human survival. Life without any one of those things would be pretty much unbearable.

I was browsing Neatorama yesterday and came across these sick household items that have been treated to look like they’re from 100 years into the future. It’s all part of a project artist Maico Akiba put together and it’s motherflippin awesome.

19
Apr
13

The Tiger Makes One Lucky Reader’s Weekend (#5Gum Winner)

winner-trophyIn internet competitions, as in life, there can sadly only be one winner and though I’d like to reward EVERYONE who entered the #5GumExperience competition yesterday, sadly I don’t have enough tickets.

The challenge was to write in the comments section and tell me what the term “Gonzo journalism” means to you cause yeah, that’s what I’m looking for, a little Gonzo journalist to send on my behalf.

Before we get into the winner, here’s what Gonzo journalism means to me. For starters it’s subjective as fuck, YOUR thoughts, YOUR feelings, YOUR experiences in their rawest, least filtered form. It is unapologetic, abrasive and real. It’s the truth, YOUR truth, whether people like it or not.

19
Apr
13

Friday Lolz – Now Featuring A Double-Dose Of What The Fuck

tumblr_mkwewaHjzC1rccsbqo1_1280I tell ya, the older I get the weirder my sense of humour becomes. It’s reaching a stage where I’m seriously starting to think the things that crack me up are literally funny to no one but me.

So here’s a little experiment in taste. Today I’m going all out with my Friday Lolz and posting some truly bizarre shit that I found hilarious to see if anyone out there relates.

If this shit makes you laugh, leave a comment below and let’s see how many comments I rack up by the end of the day. I’m not a gambling man, but if I was, I’d bet on about two (if I’m lucky).

18
Apr
13

Represent The Tiger, Win 2 x Tickets For The CT #5GumExperience

Kooks 5GumThere’s a badass story about Hunter S Thompson when he was covering the campaign trail back in ‘72 and he gave his press pass to this raging maniac he met on a train.

This guy then used the pass to get access into this high profile press conference with all these presidential candidates where he proceeded to heckle the shit out of them and act like a total maniac.

The point of this whole story is that I can’t make the #5GumExperience here in CT on Saturday, so I’m giving my tickets away to one lucky reader to attend the event on my behalf and act as a Gonzo journalist for the site.

18
Apr
13

Gangster Granny – Just What Your Thursday Needs

Gangster GrannyIn a lot of ways this video goes directly against the laws of nature – grannies are supposed to be sweet and docile, they’re supposed to knit and bake cookies and read bedtime stories to the grandkids.

But not Gangster Granny. Gangster Granny is here to do two things, which you will learn about shortly when the audition tape you’re about to see gets to that bit.

Bottom line is I very much doubt we’ll be seeing Gangster Granny at the movies anytime soon. I just really wander about the people who write this shit – I mean surely they can do better than a script about an ass-kicking granny!