Saturday, July 10, 2010

Kool Keith on the White Rapper Show (2007)

I can't believe it's been over 3 years since i enjoyed The White Rapper Show.

Shout out to my boy John Brown, King of the 'Burbs(horn sound)... shout out to my boy Shamrock(horn sound)... shout out to my boy Sully(horn sound)... shout out to my girl Persia(horn sound)... Shout out to Jus' Rhyme(horn sound).....shout out to MC Serch(horn sound)... and lastly, shout out to my boy Kool Keith (horn sound)!!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Otis Redding-'Shake' (1966)

I still haven't heard the new re-issue, Otis Redding & His Orchestra-Live on the Sunset Strip, that was released a couple months ago. I do long for it.....

I have the Stax/Volt Revue: Live in Norway DVD from 1967 that has the amazing Stax line-up (Mar-Keys, Booker T & the MG's, Sam & Dave) in its prime. That remastered and remixed recording sounds extraordinary. Headliner Otis definitely has the stand out performance that one would expect from this soulful master of R&B. It is truly a shame that he perished so young (at 26) in a plane crash that killed 4 others from his band.

Just listen to these guys play. Its phenomenal.

I once had this shit cranked way the hell up one day when I was living with my brother. I had just gotten superbligged out, and I let this financial advisor in that had an appointment with my brother and his wife. I was so wunked out that i didn't even turn the music down when i let him in and offered him a seat in the same living-room that was blaring. My brother was running late, so when he came home a few minutes later with a shocked look on his face from my oblivious blazed behaviour, he asked how this dude was doing, to which he replied in a loud voice, "Fine. We're jammin' in hear!". Maybe you had to be there.....

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

MIA-'Born Free' (2010)

I finally saw this video for the first time last night. My friend was telling me Saturday about MIA's new song in which she (big surprise) uses a Suicide sample as the main melody.

This is all old news now, but surprisingly this video was banned from YouTube. Personally, i find Strongman Ron much more offensive and despicable.

Maybe Suicide will become a household name now......yeah right!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Charlie-"Spacer Woman" (1983)

This track goes so hard. All I know about this song is Charlie is Italian.

"I don't want to hurt you, i just want to love you..."

Friday, July 2, 2010

The Pretenders-"Its a Thin Line Between Love & Hate" (1983)

I was looking for a Six Finger Satellite video to post this morning. I couldn't find a good one that allowed embedding, so here's an oldie but goodie....

I shouldn't have been so surprised to find out that The Pretenders' line ups over the years have included: (briefly) Johnny Marr and Andy Rourke of the Smiths; Bernie Worrell of P-Funk and Talking Heads; and even Paul Carrack of Roxy Music.

Daniel Francis Doyle might have been influenced by the drummer's sweet headset.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Glass Candy-'Feeling Without Touching' (2010)

I've been spending my free time alone watching early X-Files and Law and Order: SVU. What a waste- but mindless and entertaining. (Some of those SVU's are NASTY, dawg).

Here's a band i've wanted to post something by for a while. I never get tired of this electro-duo that's always on point. This newish track is a good one.....

Portland's Glass Candy is playing their only East Coast show this year in New York City with Mike Simonetti on Friday, July 2nd. Sounds fucking amazing. Let's go......