Monthly Archives: December 2009

J-Squared & Hudson’s Season’s Beatings 4 (Revised)


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In case you didn’t get the memo, J-Squared and myself have got Xmas records coming out the effin’ wazoo. We did three mix CD’s of alternative christmas fire, which are well loved throughout the land but people kept stopping us in the street and asking when’s the next one coming out? Therefore we put together a free internet only volume a couple of years back. This is that one that’s been slightly revised with a few extra bits.

You can grab volume one here for free and the other two volumes are in all good record shops like Fat City

Much thanks goes out to the Glenn McG for giving us the original SB4 mix as we’d foolishly lost it.

As Festivus is coming near…

Here’s a list of the hidden easter eggs on the Seinfeld DVD sets. I’m currently in the process of re-watching all the episodes from the start (I don’t think I’ll get to the Festivus episode by the 23rd December though).

Taken from Wikipedia:

Easter Eggs

Seasons 1 & 2

Disc 1
Go to the ‘Extras’ menu
Select the chili to view three minutes of camera tests for lighting and coloring of the apartment once the show was picked up after the pilot. The audio is a voiceover by Tom Cherones and Tom Azzari.

Disc 3
Go to the ‘Extras’ menu
Click on ‘Inside Looks’
Select the large fortune cookie and you’ll see an Inside Look on a discarded episode “The Bet”.

Disc 4
Go to Set Up
A stain from George’s hospital food is active
Select it and you see a comparison of Seinfeld unrestored vs. remastered

Season 4

Disc 1
Go to ‘Extras’ menu
Highlight ‘Inside Looks’
Press Down, a birthday cake will be highlighted
Press Enter to see a short clip of the four stars singing “For He’s A Jolly Good Fellow” and wishing someone Happy Birthday

Disc 2
Go to the ‘Extras’ menu
Click on ‘In the Vault’ (Deleted Scenes)
Highlight ‘The Virgin’
Press Right and a red triangle will appear
Press Enter to see a 3:45 clip from “Mad About You” featuring Paul Reiser and Michael Richards as Kramer

Disc 3
Go to the ‘Extras’ menu
Highlight ‘Episodes’
Click up and the image on the garbage will highlight
Click enter to see a segment called “Much Ado About Nothing,” about the Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Tom Arnold parking space incident

Disc 4
Go to the ‘Episodes’ menu
Highlight ‘Extras’
Press Up and a ‘Do Not’ symbol will appear over the Oil light between the gauges
Press Enter to see a blooper of Larry David, Larry Charles, and Bob Balaban as Greenpeace workers getting violently splashed by water while pretending to be on a raft in the ocean

Season 5

Disc 3
From the Main Menu go to the ‘Extras’ section
Highlight the menu entry ‘Setup’
Press ‘Right’, this will highlight the zig-zagging lifeline on the screen
Press the ‘Enter’ key and you will see the Seinfeld cast discuss the 1994 Northridge Earthquake

Disc 4
From the Main Menu go to the ‘Setup’ section
Highlight the menu entry ‘subtitles’ here
Press the ‘Left’ arrow key on your remote control
This will highlight the heart symbol and if you press the ‘Enter’ key now you will get to observe a suggested camera angle of the ugly baby

Season 6

Disc 1
Easter Egg 1
From the Main Menu go to the ‘Setup’ section
Highlight the ‘Main Menu’
Press ‘Left’, this will highlight the enter key on the keyboard
Press ‘enter’ and you will see a clip of the Seinfeld cast talking about the Rob Reiner tribute

Easter Egg 2
Go to the ‘Extras’ section of the disc
Highlight the entry’ Running With The Egg: Part 1
Press the ‘Up’ arrow key to highlight the poison spray can
Press the ‘Enter’ button and you will get to see the Sein-imation character design concept sketches

Disc 2
From the Main Menu go to the ‘Extras ‘section
Highlight the menu entry ‘Setup’
Press the ‘Right’ arrow key on your remote control once to highlight the pecan
Press ‘Enter’ and you will now see a small clip featuring Jerry Seinfeld talking about the little things in the show

Disc 3
Go to the ‘Extras ‘section
Highlight the ‘episodes ‘menu entry
Press the ‘Left’ arrow key on your remote control to highlight the pencil
Press ‘Enter’ and you will see a clip of Jerry Seinfeld talking about the Dark Side

Disc 4
Go to the ‘Extras’ section
Highlight the menu entry “Sein-imation: Kramer vs. Monkey”
Press ‘Up’, this will highlight the hot dog
Press ‘Enter’ and you will get to view a clip of Jerry discussing the pain he caused on the show

Season 7

Disc 1
Go to the ‘Episodes’ menu
Select “The “Engagement”
In the Episode Menu, highlight “Deleted Scenes”
Press your RIGHT button twice and a ring will appear
Press ENTER to select the ring and reveal an extra deleted scene at the movie theater

Disc 2
Go to the ‘Episodes’ menu
Highlight set up
Press DOWN twice and Elaine’s lost button will appear
Press ENTER. This will start a 15 minute segment called “Hey, Aren’t You?” including stories from the entire cast. This feature is also available on a bonus disc released as part of the Fifth Season set.

Season 8

Disc 1
Go to the ‘Episodes’ menu
Click on “The Foundation”
In the Episode menu, highlight ‘Main Menu’ and press DOWN on your remote twice. The upper-left fill-out form will light-up.
Press ENTER. This will start a 2 minute segment called “The Barmitzah of Robert Padnick.” Robert Padnick is the son of Castle Rock Entertainment executive Glenn Padnick.

Disc 2
Go to the ‘Extras’ menu
Highlight “Sein-imation: The Del Boca Vista Express” and press LEFT on your remote twice and the smoke from the ‘No Smoking’ logo will light-up.
Press ENTER. This will start a 15 minute segment called “The Bench: Life Before Seinfeld.” Some of the cast & crew members and some of the guest stars explain what they did before Seinfeld came into existence.

Season 9

Disc 1
Go to the ‘Episodes’ menu
Click on “The Blood”
In the screen for “The Blood,” two similar Easter Eggs can be found.
Highlight ‘Play Episode’ and press RIGHT on your remote. A key will appear. Press ENTER.
OR highlight ‘Main Menu’ and press RIGHT on your remote. A fleur-di-lis will appear. Press ENTER.
These Easter Eggs each show a different scene involving key grip Pete Papinickolas standing in for Lloyd Bridges (Izzy Mandelbaum).

Disc 3
Go to the ‘Episodes’ menu
Click on “The Cartoon”
In the screen for “The Cartoon,” highlight the “blip” between ‘Episodes’ and ‘Main Menu’ and press DOWN on your remote. The head of the joystick will light up.
Press ENTER. This will display Elaine’s pig cartoon (discussed in “The Cartoon”), with Elaine’s initials in the corner.

Disc 4

Easter Egg 1
Go to the ‘Episodes’ menu
Click on “The Finale”
In the Episode menu, highlight ‘Main Menu’ and press DOWN on your remote. The first fingerprint will light up.
Press ENTER. This will start an “alternate ending” to the Seinfeld series.

Easter Egg 2
Go to the ‘Extras’ menu
In the Extras menu, highlight ‘Scenes from the Roundtable’ and press RIGHT on your remote. A red frame will appear around the “Exhibit A” sticker.
Press ENTER. This will start a Sein-Imation titled, “Conquering the Van Wyck,” from a Season 2 episode.

Season’s Beatings – A Yuletide Odyssey (Christmas mix CD from 2003)

As a special festive treat here’s the first volume in the Season’s Beatings series that I did along with J-Squared and Dave H in 2003 as a challenge to see how many good christmas records we could cobble together. Remarkably we managed to cobble together enough for 4 CD’s (the others should be available in all good http://www.fatcity.co.uk/Sales/pages/MusicPageRichMedia.aspx?pageid=13095)

There’s plenty of fruity language so if you’ve got young’uns be careful…

Tracklist:

‘Up On The Housetop’ Jackson 5
‘Soulful Christmas’ James Brown
‘Winter Wonderland Reggae’ Byron Lee
‘I’ll Be Your Santa, Baby’ Rufus Thomas
‘Santa’s Little Helpers’ Rotary Connection
‘Christmas In Hollis’ Run DMC
‘Christmas Rappin’ Kurtis Blow
‘Chillin’ With Santa’ Derek B
Coldcut’s Christmas Break
‘Let The Jingle Bells Rock’ Sweet Tee
‘Dana Dane Is Coming To Town’ Dana Dane
Getting Down With Lil’ Louie H
‘Christmas Gift’ Margie Joseph
‘Jingle Bells’ Lou Donaldson
‘Santa Claus Goes Straight To The Ghetto’ James Brown
‘Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin’ Mack Rice
‘Christmas A Pass’ Charmaine
‘Santa Claus Is Black’ Mikey Jarrett & Mikey General
Frankincense Blend
Gold Blend
Myrrh Blend
‘Christmas Child’ Rotary Connection
‘Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin’ Albert King
‘Space Christmas’ Shonen Knife
Tried By McCartney
Wham-Nuts
‘Christmas Rappin’ Dizzy H
‘Christmas Wrapping’ The Waitresses
‘A Special Christmas Message’ Arro
‘Little Drummer Boy’ Salsoul Orchestra
‘Let The Good Times Roll’ Ray Charles
‘Silent Night Chant’ Rotary Connection

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Here’s some bits from the reviews it got:

…A 60 minute treat of festive fun from the likes of James Brown, Run DMC, Kurtis Blow, Paul McCartney & Shonen Knife. An odd combo you’ll agree but it works! Yuletide drops include Keith Harris, Orville and Pitman. It also includes a “christmas wrapping” by the Waitresses so send the posse some online love…” HHC

“…Off the Hook (Derby’s premier Hip Hop Spot) proudly brought you “Seasons Beatings” last year, but since the release was a bit rushed, and the mix was so good, it was definitely a good idea to give it another shot this year. It’s a mix of the coolest Christmas beats you’re going to find anywhere – including Hip Hop from Run DMC & Kurtis Blow to Sweet Tee & Derek B, plus a whole load of funk flavours from everyone from the Jackson 5 to Ray Charles…” HHC, DJ Yoda, Ones & Twos

“…This takes all that naff Christmas music down a dark alley and buckwheats it, and rather weirdly you could probably listen to it in the middle of summer and still enjoy it. Although whether you would want to or not depends entirely on your own enjoyment of contrary seasonal perversity…” New Noise