Friday, December 16, 2011

Freddie Scott-"You Got What I Need"(1968)


DJ Gabriel Mendoza blew my mind with this deep cut at his all vinyl Black Gold Soul Club @ Zubar in Dallas last evening. Yuh!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Velvet Underground-"I Found A Reason"(1970)


"What comes is better than what came before..."

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Pop Group-"She Is Beyond Good & Evil"(1979)

This was my favorite find while recently shopping at End of an Ear in Austin, TX .

(Don't tell anybody, but I also purchased this 7" single).

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Peech Boys-"On a Journey"(1983)

Here's a recent article on Larry Levan, who produced this track.

Monday, December 5, 2011

GZA at MIT (2011)


Word, son. The GZA met with some geniuses. Read about it here and here.

Brass Construction-"Movin"(1976)

"Wanz will always out-vinyl you"-Farah

That was Farah's response to me telling her and Rob about recently buying this 7" single in Brass Construction's hometown of Brooklyn. I had informed my vinyl-loving friend, Wanz, about the find. He responded that he had the full length version on an lp and he would throw it on in a few. He did, and this extended version it soo much danker.

Kraftwerk-"The Man Machine"(1978)


Last night the crowd at the Fallout Lounge acted buck-wild and hyped when I dropped this track.The sick beat, the amazing synth melody, and the vocoder all combine to make a timeless classic. This is definitely one of my favorite cuts from one of my favorite albums of all time.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

SALEM-"I'll Fly With You/Forever Young"(2011)

I'm glad SALEM's re-edit of Alice Deejay's "Better Off Alone" pissed my dance-loving friend off so much, because it led me to this gem. Off of the "Raver Stay Wif Me" mixtape.

'Tis a bummer that this song cuts out abruptly at the end of this video. Oh, well.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Lords of the New Church-"Live For Today"(1983)

This is a cool cover version of this song originally performed by the Grass Roots. I purchased this 12" single in New York recently.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Jacques Renault-"Can't Nobody Love Me"(2009)

Looks like I'll be back at the disco-ball-adorned Rio Room in Dallas this Thursday to see Nu-disco DJ Jacques Renault. (thanks for the fact-check CM)

JR held a residency at Happy Ending, one of the only "cool" places I went when I visited Manhattan in '07.

Here's another one:

Saturday, November 26, 2011

GG Allin-"No Rules"(1982)

This song was featured at the end of the trailer to The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia (2009). It is a fitting track.

After recently returning on a trip from NYC, I almost posted this song instead. No Rules goes way harder, though.

(G.G. Allin, not be confused with GiGi Allen btw)

Friday, November 25, 2011

The Smiths-"I Know Its Over"(1986)

Besides "Still Ill" and his cover of "Satellite of Love" this was my favorite song from his set at McFarlin Auditorium in Dallas last Thursday.



My ticket had me in a row of about seven seats with only two other seats occupied. I was standing alone. This song struck a chord.

This track is listed on a "25 Most Exquisetly Sad Songs in the Whole World".

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Hercules & the Love Affair-"Blind" (2008)

It has been over two years since I went to see these guys perform a DJ set in Dallas. This track still sounds fresh.

We heard a DJ play this single last Sunday night at Sway in Manhattan (NYC). It was G. So was that Glass Candy track he bumped. I even got outta my seat for a quick second.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Calvin Harris-"Ready for the Weekend" (2009)

This song describes how I feel about this weekend.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Morrissey-"Hairdresser on Fire" (1988)

This seems appropriate for Moz's show tonight in Dallas at the McFarlin Memorial Auditorium.

He had his hair cut today while in Dallas.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Mike Simonetti & Johnny Jewel-"Hollywood Seven"( 2010)

This deep-cut is from much further back than 2010, but that's when the sick mix CD "Albuterol" was put out by Mike Simonetti and Johnny Jewel.

HOLLYWOOD SEVEN (Disconet Dilemma Extended Edit) by PERSEO RECORDS

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Big Freedia-"Ya'll Get Back Now" (2011)



Initially, I was not that interested in seeing the Queen Diva, Big Freedia's set . (Sorry) Soon into her performance at FFFFest, I changed my mind. The show was sick, and seeing her diva-shakin' azz again at the Mohawk after Glass Candy 's jaw-dropping set was some extra icing on an already well-frosted cake.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

M83-"Couleurs"(2008)


The scrip' gets flipped about six minutes into this song M83 closed their set with at FFFFest.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Kool Keith-"Living Astro"(1998)

Kool Keith performed at FFFFest last Saturday. Keith replaced legendary rapper Rakim at the last minute due to a broken foot. Bummer for Rakim and his fans.

(I feel like I've posted this song before).

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Murder City Devils-"Rum to Whiskey" (2000)


These Seattle dudes and chick were really good to watch (while doggin' out a falafel) at FFFFest in Austin this past weekend.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Glass Candy-"Digital Versicolor"(2007)

This track goes hard in the film Bronson from 2008. Shucks, Bronson goes hard in Bronson.



Glass Candy played last Friday night in Austin, TX at the Mohawk. It will be remembered (at least by myself) as the best show of 2011.

They opened with this track.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Samhain-"Archangel"(1984)


Danzig is such a polarizing figure in the (goth) punk music scene. You hate him or you love him.

He is playing FFFFest as Danzig Legacy, which will be a career spanning set with songs from all of his previous groups.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Pictureplane-"Real Is A Feeling"(2011)



This dude is playing Fun Fun Fun Fest. He was hype during his performance in Denton at NX35 ealier this year.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Chromatics-"Kill for Love"(2011)

This is a brand new track. I cannot WAIT for this album to drop.


Damn. Johnny Jewel's new jams are more emotionally charged than some of his older cuts.

Grimes-"Vanessa"(2011)



Grimes will be playing in Austin,TX next weekend at Fun Fun Fun Fest .

I wish I could see this.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

S U R V I V E-"Holographic Landscape"(2010)



Thank you, Street H., for showing me this track.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Juan Macean-"Happy House"(2008)


I was recently reminded about the tragic death of the great drummer for The Juan Maclean, Jerry Fuchs. He also played drums for Maserati, and !!!.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Real Estate-"It's Real"(2011)

This show was pretty cool. Real Estate's new album, Days, comes out today. (National Coming Out Day was a few days ago btw)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Rolling Stones-"Undercover of the Night"(1983)

"The Rolling Stones doing post-punk."-M. Dover.

This song is totally sick. Sounds like the rhythm section from Gof4 or some shit...(oh wait...it may be because Sly Dunbar is providing ridim' on this track!)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Maze-"Joy and Pain"(1981)

This guitar lick is sooo sick:

(nasty live version, not sure what year this is from?....)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Kavinsky-"Nightcall"(2010)

This song is from the highly acclaimed and recently released movie Drive.

It was aight, it was aight. Ryan Gosling almost goes hard trying to get rid of his soft as a baby thigh reputation. The soundtrack brings style over substance to the movie. I mean, the plot isn't as compelling as Michael Mann's Thief and its accompanying soundtrack by Tangerine Dream, but ya know...it was aight.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Sade-"When Am I Going To Make A Living" (1984)

When the SHIT am i gonna make a living?

This version was the best i could find that didn't make the viewer sit through a shitty commercial. It's kinda cool because the original video is in the backround of that photo of Sade. (Kinda ridiculous/G).



"Hungry but we won't give in..."

Saturday, October 8, 2011

LCD Soundsystem-"Home"(2010)

The gas station fried chicken at 2:29 looks appetizing.

The young dude that takes Party Robot under his wing could be mistaken for an early Twin Shadow (dad).
Near the end of the video (around 6:23) the video takes a nasty turn into a loco Boogie Nights meets Frankie Goes To Hollywood.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Junior Boys-"Parallel Lines"(2009)

These guys' show at One Eyed Jack's in NOLA last Friday night was enjoyable. I heard it was more live than their show last Wednesday in Dallas (The same night as Gang Gang Dance).


Here's a killer Hot Chip remix of the above song.

Here's an older one that jams:

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Gang Gang Dance-"Glass Jar"(2011)

This 4AD session got me hyped to see their live set last Wednesday.

Here's someone's opinion on the Dallas show.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wild Nothing-"Promise"(2010)

My friend (WG) called this band "Tampon Rock". ouch.

This is the b-side to the "Cloudbusting" (Kate Bush cover) 7".

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Johnny Taylor-"Disco Lady"(1976)

This track would sound killer mixed right into some Glass Candy.


"...or on Soul Train..."

Monday, September 26, 2011

Glass Candy-"Warm in the Winter" (2011)

This song could make a soft dude cry.

How fun is it to just stay up late and just keep listening to music? (It would be more fun with the warm company of another person).

"Just one more track".


Friday, September 23, 2011

Grace Jones-"I've Seen That Face Before"(1981)

Sly and Robbie add such sick bass and riddim' to the whole Nightclubbing album.


(Sorry, it appears that this version is the best available on YouTube and it ends abruptly, fourteen seconds early).

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Juan MacLean-"One Day" (2009)



Juan MacLean is DJing at the Beauty Bar in Dallas tonight. Hopefully he will mix in some of his own tracks during his set. I hear he plays a lot of classic house.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Johnny Thunders-"You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory" (1978)



"Feel so restless I am, beat my head against the wall...."

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Iggy Pop-"Tonight"(1977)

Kurt Vile-"Baby's Arms"(2011)



Best YouTube comment:
this is one divine song <3 it makes me daydream about true love and a simple life :-)
cultmountain 3 weeks ago

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Oakside Boys Club-"Docs' Quadraphonic Growth Inducer"(2011)

Holla at my boy! (if you're into that analog gear)

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Convextion-"Equanimity" (2006)



The following information was taken from this YouTube video:
Convextion
Real Name:
Gerard Hanson
Profile:
Gerard Hanson was born in 1972. He hails from the unlikely environments of Dallas, Texas USA. Little is known about this producer who seems to have Scandinavian roots. His productions have reflections with Basic Channel/Chain Reaction sound. His main inspirations are Juan Atkins and Derrick May. His music also has influences from Stefan Robbers, Red Planet and Carl Craig. He found a way where everything came together: Deepness, Minimalism and Soul, the Detroit-Berlin connection. In 1994 Gerard Hanson and Dan Kurzius started 'Hardsync', a Magazine dedicated to electronic music reviews and artist interviews. It has been defunct since 1996 as a result of a computer crash. Hard Sync was an outlet for several Texas-based electronic music enthusiasts to reach out to others around the world that shared similar musical interests. He released his first 12" in 1995. Ever since his debut 12" on Matrix in 1995. From 1995-1997, he released 5 ep's, and then only 2 more in the next 6 years until 2005. The reason he produced so infrequently was because when his first releases came out, the tracks were licensed to some big releasers and he did not get paid for them. After that some other labels approached him but just wanted more of the same and didn't really seem to understand his sound. They just wanted more of the same sounds. After that he stopped releasing music and produced only for his personal usage. After a couple of years the label Down Low convinced him to pick up his producing again. He is very careful about sharing his music with the rest of the world. In the last decade he only used the aliases Convextion and E.R.P. (Event Related Potential). E.R.P is an electro-edged moniker. Gerard has remained willingly anonymous since his debut in 1995, but he came out of obscurity for a debut European Live performance in London in April 2006. Why he remains unknown is a mystery. In the future we will hear much more from this producer.

The meaning of the word Convection is: the internal movement of currents within fluids or gases.


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Mike Huckaby-"The Deep House World" (2010)

This video on Detroit electronic music was enlightening.Link

Caldera-"Sky Island" (1977)



Thanks to Street Hassle for showing me this group.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Real Estate-"Out of Tune" (2010)



There's been a tattoo-covered man frequenting my work recently, sporting one particular tattoo on the back of his neck that says, "Life's Not Posi".

That's kinda what this song reminds me of. Maybe its just the song title/chorus.

Sucks when shit is out of tune.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Desire-"Under Your Spell"(2009)

I wanna get this album on vinyl.


Featuring Johnny Jewel.

Another great IDIB release.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Ghostface Killah-"Back Like That" (2006)

Ghostface Killah and Raekwon performed at the House of Blues in Dallas last night.

This video "illustrates the deterioration of the relationship between Ghostface and his girlfriend after she cheats on him with a man he has beef with."

Ghostface Killah Ft.NeYo-Back Like That by CaMGuY

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Smiths-"This Night Has Opened My Eyes"(1983)



I have been wanting to post this for a couple weeks or so. One of my favorite Smiths songs ever.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Fred Falke at Rio Room 8/11/11 in Dallas


I can't believe we went here last night to see French DJ Fred Falke. I can't believe six shots of Jameson and a beer don't get me looser. I can't believe three drinks at this place cost $36 (wells vodka was Belvedere). I can't believe John's tab trumped mine at approximately $96 for a couple rounds. I can't believe I was in the bathroom when Falke mixed in that classic Stardust jam. Also in the cut was a Sneaker Pimps, woops, i mean a Zero 7 remix, Justice, and a remix of Daft Punk's "Around the World". (I can't believe i was dancing).






Thursday, August 11, 2011

M83-"Midnight City" (2011)

My friend emailed this new M83 single with a subject line of "Thought this was gonna be so optional...".



"...but now i got it cranked to 11 in my office. lolz. (it'd be better if he got pashy pit's dick outta his mouff tho)."

True. True. That sax at the end is nast-ee.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Richard Hawley -"Tonight the Streets Are Ours"(2007)

I CANNOT stop bumping this track.

Live:



Album version with a weird video:

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Sade-"By Your Side"(2000)

'Tis a true bummer i didn't get to see Sade live a few Sundays ago. I heard tickets cost a small fortune, though.



My friend took his mom to this show and i was jealous i didn't get to take mine :(

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Kano-"I'm Ready" (1980)

Good looking out, K-Fal. This track is toooo sick. Good use of a vocoder.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

iceage-"White Rune" (2011)

I saw this band perform this past Sunday. They were much noisier live than their record, which is to be expected.

Everyone keeps comparing these teenagers' sound to Warsaw, although this record reminds me more of Wire (in a good, refreshing way).



"If you are ever in Copenhagen, we will have to smoke a proper hash-joint"-Jacob (the bass player)

Friday, July 15, 2011

Twin Shadow-"Slow" (2010)

Top Youtube comments include "he's like black morrissey" and "Joy Division beat!".

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Arcade Fire's "Modern Man" vs New Order's "Leave Me Alone"

This is a recent single from Grammy-winning Canadians, The Arcade Fire. Admittedly, i like some of their songs. This one's guitar tone/melody/noodling sounds too similar to one of my favorite album closers, "Leave Me Alone" by New Order.



From Power, Corruption, Lies (1983)


(New Order>The Arcade Fire)

Monday, June 27, 2011

Family Fodder-"Warm" (1980)

My roommate has this 7" and i really enjoy listening to it.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

SALEM-"Skullcrush"(2009)



I've been thinkin' bout orderin' a full length by these guys.

These nasty vocals to this sick synth-melody sound incredible.

All of this band's videos that I've seen look so grainy and lo-fi - like their music.

David Lynch & Peter Ivers"-"In Heaven (Lady in the Radiator Song)" (1977)

An oldie but goodie:



From answers.com:

A self-titled album for Warners followed in 1976, and a year later Ivers earned arguably his most enduring fame, writing and recording "In Heaven (The Lady in the Radiator Song)" for David Lynch's classic film Eraserhead. (The song was later covered by another Boston act of some note, the Pixies.)

Monday, May 23, 2011

David Lynch-"Good Day Today" (2011)

My mind was blown the other day when i heard this.

After "over-using" my Vitamix for pineapple/orange juice, then blended coffee, and finally-a RIDICULOUS blended whiskey sour, my Johnny Gold-loving friend showed me this track (i'm a few months behind the rest of the world).

Here's what AV club wrote about it.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Tupac-"Dear Mama" (1995)

I hope everyone had a good Mother's Day and if possible, wished yo' moms a good one.

I threw on a Tupac documentary the other day then reluctantly but sleepily went to sleep. My roommate said the commentary on "Thug life" was amazing.



(btw: Personally i had a blast hanging with my bro, cooking and eating some sockeye salmon, polenta, and a spring salad [oh, and my mom cooked some toasted almond rice pilaf])

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Real Estate at Club Dada in Dallas 3/8/11

  1. Great sounding lo-fi melancholy surf pop.
  2. Geographically closer alternative to the Wire show in Austin on the same night.
  3. This show only cost approximately $11
  4. Real Estate didn't sound quite as good as they did in Austin last year but...
  5. Big John's goodbye celebration at another nearby bar afterwards was a blast.
  6. One of my boyz made a good bootleg then put it on Soundcloud.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Godley & Creme-Cry (1985)

I heard my friend K-Fal was like, "You've never heard of Godley & Creme?" to my roommate. (Shit. I had never heard of 'em until recently).



Since these 2 guys are from 10cc, its no wonder that Gayngs covered this song at the show i saw them play at Hailey's with Nite Jewel & Pictureplane a few weeks back.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Wire-"The 15th" (1979)

Wire played on Friday night in Austin at the Mohawk.

Reviews from my peers range everywhere from "It was the best show ever!" to "We left early... the sound sucked, the kick drum was too loud...." to "Come on, you've played better shows than that" -so the jury is still out.

Z-Ro-"These Days" (2010)



This blog might get renamed "G or Not G?". If any of the 7 followers wanna weigh in on this-feel free.

This track is definitely G-as in gangsta'.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Wiz Khalifa-"Say Yeah" (2009)

Say YEAHHHHHHHHHHHH!


Wiz Khalifa - Say Yeah [New] by Yannicklord
Do i need to say anything about this one? I can't believe this song is from '09. That already seems ancient. The original Alice Deejay track was released in America in 1999. Sure sounds like it. Girl Talk uses some of these Wiz vocals on a track off his Feed the Animals album over my favorite Underworld jam. Listen if you want:

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Pharoah Monch-"The Grand Illusion" (2011)

This song samples King Crimson's title track from In the Court of the Crimson King (1969) in a most major way.

From his recently released new album W.A.R. (We Are Renegades):

Citizen Cope aka Clarence Greenwood (no relation to Jonny Greenwood) sings the chorus.

The Washington Post did a large feature on Cope in early 2002, calling him "the city's most soulful export since Marvin Gaye." (Wikipedia.org)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Pictureplane - "Gothstar" (2009)

This post is a few weeks old but here it is: So my head felt like it was being blown off when the door girl at Hailey's told us the cover was $30 each for admission to see Pictureplane, Nite Jewel, and Gayngs on Sunday night[3/13/11/] (sorry, we missed locals Peopleodian). Thank goodness Pictureplane (who had missed his original flight) was able to perform, helping to make the show worth my hard earned scrilla'.


My first introduction to Pictureplane was in person at his warehouse/DIY space/cool venue Rhinoceropolis in Denver, CO while i was on tour with my friend, Dan. He was wearing the skinniest of the skinny black jeans i ever seent and a sick black XL Nirvana happy face t-shirt with the sleeves cut off. (The bathroom up in that place is one for the books). He was unapologetically listening to 90s-sounding dance music and putting up plastic silver "party" adornments on the decrepit walls. The room soon filled up with college kids, burners, boozers-the kind of people with which i generally get along. Needless to say it was one of the most fun shows on this trip that took me all the way to the Pacific Northwest.

Here's the original Fleetwood Mac song sampled throughout the above track (thanks JG):

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Madonna-an early photograph



One of my best friends was called a "Madonna F*****(gay slur)". This one's for him.

Sorry i can't figure out who the photographer is.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Rick Ross ft. Wiz Khalifa & Currency-"Super High remix" (2010)

I heard a burned Wiz Khalifa compact disc on the way to SXSW that my homeboy left in my ride(possibly along with his keys). We had too much fun seeing Joan of Arc, Nite Jewel, J Mascis, the end of a song by Dum Dum Girls, Fergus & Geronimo, Big Boi, !!!, The Dead Milkmen, K-Fal and Katie DJing, rolling in the topper, hanging in a judge's domicile, AND chilling with another bro!



This other major Wiz single i may post later.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

KRS-One-"My Philosophy"(1988)

Let's re-direct into some positive hip-hop after all that gangsta rap, G-Funk and beefin' in the streets. (After these 2 test grades i received tonight in my government class, i need all the positivity i can get).

KRS-One stands for Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everything. I wonder what it doesn't reign supreme over? It was a tough call as to which KRS (or Boogie Down Productions)video to post, but ultimately i decided on "My Philosophy" instead of "Stop the Violence" (1984). It's interesting how in 1992 (after receiving criticism for being too preachy) the usually conscious minded BDP released an album titled Sex & Violence. Who does he think he is- The Exploited?


It is too sick that he alludes to the NWA song "Gangsta Gangsta" (1988) when he drops "It's not about a salary, it's all about reality". Yuh.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Dr. Dre-"Let Me Ride" (1993)

This was the third single released by Dr. Dre off his 1993 album The Chronic after "Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang" and the previously posted "Fuck with Dre Day".


Ice Cube shows up a in a cameo (at 'lil over 5 minutes) in this Dr. Dre directed video to say "Damn right it was a good day", this indicated that the beef between Dr. Dre and Ice Cube was over. Yuh!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

NWA-"Express Yourself" (1988)

I'm trying to rap up these NWA related "beef" posts. Let's bring it back to one of the most innovative and original rap groups from which all the later internal contention between this group's members began. (pun intended)

"Unlike most songs on the album and by N.W.A, the song is almost devoid of profanity and violent content. "Express Yourself" was released in 1989 as the album's last single." (wikipedia.org)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Ice Cube-"No Vaseline" (1991)

Ice Cube goes the hardest while ruthlessly doggin' out his old homeboys from NWA- Dr. Dre., Eazy-E and even MC "motherfuckin" Ren. He dogggggggs everybody! He references (and the fan made video depicts an image of) Benedict Arnold n shit....lol

(Also drops "Willie D told me to let a ho' be a ho, so....")

This comment from YouTube says it all:

@jacobalba89 Also he wrote all the Friday Films,starring in Boyz in the Hood, in both Barbershops, I see Ice Cube as a unappreciated Rap Legend, he had a legacy before Jay Z,Eminem,even Nas came onto the scene.

People don't rate Ice Cube now, cause he done a couple of kids movies, knowing his whole legacy I couldn't give a shit, if he's a sellout for that then your not a real ice cube fan neither is anyone else. Fed up with people saying he didn't keep it real.

Is there an MC Ren track where he disses Ice Cube, Dr. Dre. or Eazy-E that I don't know about?

Personal side note...My older brother and I did own the cassette tape Straight Outta Compton by NWA when i was elementary school (he was in middle school).

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Dr. Dre-"Dre Day"(1993)

This is the track that prompted the retaliatory previously posted "Real Mothaphukkin' G's". It's actual title is "Fuck with Dre. Day (And Everybody's Celebratin')".

Old school NWA photo.

"Used to my homey, used to be my ace..."

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Eazy E-"Real Motherfuckin' G's" (1993)

I'm just glad Dr. Dre and Eazy-E could squash their beef, unfortunately it was a week prior to Eazy passing away due to complications from AIDS. This hook gets stuck in my head all the time. Maybe its cuz i'm from the 'burbs.



A memorial for Eazy from the Netherlands made by street artist LJvanT (3/26/10)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Linval Thompson-"I Love Marijuana" (1978)

This is another song I might not have ever heard were it not for Last.fm's Augustus Pablo station. The lyrics are profound. Look-I'm not saying i smoke marijuana, but if i did- i would love this song.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Walter Jones-"Living Without Your Love" (2009)

Last.fm played this the other day while i was listening to Bottin's station. The production sounds great and the vocal hook works very well.

House music during the "Snowpacalypse" 2.0:

Monday, February 7, 2011

Ronald Reagan + Michael Jackson (1984)

Some people were into celebrating (what would have been) Ronald Reagan's 100th birthday today. (Also Rick Astley's birthday. And my sister's).

Some background information on this photograph from Wikipedia:

In 1984, Jackson was approached to donate "Beat It" as backing music for a commercial on drunk driving. Jackson agreed and it was arranged for the singer to be awarded with an honor from the President of the United States, Ronald Reagan. Prior to collecting the award, President Reagan sent Jackson a telegram, which read:

Your deep faith in God and adherence to traditional values are an inspiration to all of us. You've gained quite a number of fans along the road since "I Want You Back" and Nancy and I are among them. Keep up the good work, Michael. We're very happy for you.

The presentation took place on May 14, 1984, at the White House. Upon reaching the podium, Reagan remarked, "I hope you'll forgive me, but we have quite a few young folks in the White House who all wanted me to give you the same message. They said to tell Michael, "Please give some TLC to the PYTs." A reference to Jackson's Grammy Award-nominated song, "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)". Reagan also stated that Jackson "is proof of what a person can accomplish through a lifestyle free of alcohol or drug abuse. People young and old respect that. And if Americans follow his example, then we can face up to the problem of drinking and driving, and we can, in Michael's words, beat it."

In April 1990, Jackson returned to the White House to be recognized as "Artist of the Decade" by President George H. W. Bush. Two years later, on May 1, 1992, President Bush presented Jackson with an award acknowledging him as "a point of light ambassador". Jackson received the award in recognition for his efforts in inviting disadvantaged children to his Neverland Ranch. Jackson was the only entertainer to receive the award.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Frank Zappa and his parents in Life magazine(1971)

Photographer: John Olson

All images from LIFE are available on the web. Needless to say they have some good ones.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Day the Music Died

We watched the movie La Bamba yersterday while dealing with this smowmageddon; I didn't even realize this anniversary was coming up. His name being yelled out at the end always gives me goosebumps. RICHIE!!!

February 3rd, 1959



We got Buddy Holly representin' Lubbock, Texas. (Both times I have been to Lubbock we've never checked out the Buddy Holly Museum). The Big Bopper was also born in Texas. And we got Riche Valenz reppin' the Chicanos, or as Lou Diamond Philips would say in Young Guns: "chavatos".

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

John Barry-"Midnight Cowboy Theme"(1969)

Rest in peace John Barry (3 November 1933 – 30 January 2011).

John Barry
won a Best Instrumental Theme Grammy for this theme from Midnight Cowboy (1969). My first introduction to this composition was when Faith No More did a cover on their album Angel Dust (1992). I loved that album in middle school (and truly still have love for it).



I have this soundtrack on wax and play it all the time. I love how side one starts with the Nilsson single "Everybody's Talking" and side two starts off with this main theme. This song is so sad.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Oakside Boys Club-"Pansexual Acid" (2011)


This is a new jam from one of my colleagues. I told OBC that his concept reminded me of New Order's "The Perfect Kiss" video-the one where Brian DePalma just filmed New Order playing the track live in the studio. YUH. Listen to this and try not to get yo' weeeg spleet.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Glass Candy/Chromatics/Desire/Simonetti



This will surely be a delightful show! (Too bad i don't live in NYC...)

It's like an Italians Do It Better 'Best Of' compilation performing together live.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

"The Burning" (1981)


A few points:

Original music by Rick Wakeman.

This is the film that launched the careers of acclaimed producers Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein.(IMDB)

Harvey Weinstein actually wrote this film before the release of Friday the 13th (1980/I), the film that most critics call The Burning an imitator of. (IMDB)

Tom Savini (renowned special effects artist and 'Sex Machine' in From Dusk 'til Dawn [1996]) turned down "Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)" to work on this. (IMDB)

Jason Alexander's debut in a feature film (also an early performance by this guy from "Short Circuit" and a young Mark Ratner from "Fast Times at Ridgemont High")

This director, Tony Maylam, made the futuristic sci-if horror film Split Second (1992) starring Rutger Hauer.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Sound+Vision: A David Bowie Tribute Night


Classic. This should be fun. No cover is always nice and DJ G never disappoints. See you Friday. As long as they don't play this.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Paul and MJ


Dang. I love when my friends help me do dishes, too.