Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
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.
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
'Tis a bummer that this song cuts out abruptly at the end of this video. Oh, well.
Friday, December 2, 2011
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
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
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
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
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
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
HOLLYWOOD SEVEN (Disconet Dilemma Extended Edit) by PERSEO RECORDS
Sunday, November 13, 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
Friday, November 11, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
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
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
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
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
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
Here's a killer Hot Chip remix of the above song.
Here's an older one that jams:
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
The following information was taken from this YouTube video:
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
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
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
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
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
Friday, August 12, 2011
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
"...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
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
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
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
From Power, Corruption, Lies (1983)
Monday, June 27, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
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
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
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
- Great sounding lo-fi melancholy surf pop.
- Geographically closer alternative to the Wire show in Austin on the same night.
- This show only cost approximately $11
- Real Estate didn't sound quite as good as they did in Austin last year but...
- Big John's goodbye celebration at another nearby bar afterwards was a blast.
- One of my boyz made a good bootleg then put it on Soundcloud.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
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
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.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
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
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
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
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
This other major Wiz single i may post later.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
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
"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
(Also drops "Willie D told me to let a ho' be a ho, so....")
This comment from YouTube says it all:
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
A memorial for Eazy from the Netherlands made by street artist LJvanT (3/26/10)
Friday, February 11, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011
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
Thursday, February 3, 2011
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 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
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Thursday, January 6, 2011
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 ) 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.