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)


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." (

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):