Wednesday, March 31, 2010


No one told me Boozoo Bajou came out with a new album last year!
It's pretty good. Just in time for summer dub.


stay green.

Sunday, March 28, 2010


on the menu tonight:
the black keys
the gossip
paloma faith
controller 7


stay green.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Jay-Z Does Collabo WIth Jack White

According to multiple reports, Jay-Z has teamed up with Jack White (of the White Stripes) for a new collaboration. "I just did a record with Jay-Z," said White in an interview. "We did a song together a few weeks ago. It was incredible. I played him something that I've been kicking around for a while and he immediately came out with words for it. It's unbelievable-sounding." Although this didn't come to fruition, White and Jay-Z have admired each others work for some time - Jay-Z described White as a "renaissance man" in the autumn and White, returning the compliment, declaring the rapper as "just incredible" in January.

In related news, Jay-Z recently talked about wanting to experiment with his next album. "I've always said I believe in good music and bad music. ... I like music. The second Blueprint, the reason it was all over the place is because I like music so much. You have tracks with Lenny Kravitz then Sean Paul. Dr. Dre. It's all over the place because of my taste in music. I like music. My next album, which I'm working on now -- that's exclusive, no one knows that -- is gonna be the album that really -- it's not gonna be a number one album. That's where I'm at right now. I wanna make the most experimental album I ever made. But let's not deal with that now; I want to deal with The Blueprint 3."
Jay-Z - Interview (Collabs With Jack White Of White Stripes)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

I'm Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!

So I had to record my podcast on my phone in order to get this to the masses, but that's how dedicated I am. Now seriously the audio is sub par, but I really enjoy doing this podcast so I"m making it work, BUT Blackberry's are awesome and I can't believe I didn't think of this earlier. Without further delay:
On the menu tonight:
Emily Howell
Janis Joplin
The Black Keys
The White Stripes
The Black Keys/Mos Def/Jim Jones

dopeness and i'm JUST getting started

thanks for stickin with me.
stay greeeeeeen!

Monday, March 08, 2010

Created By Artificial Intelligence

Emily Howell is a program

The office looks like the aftermath of a surrealistic earthquake, as if David Cope’s brain has spewed out decades of memories all over the carpet, the door, the walls, even the ceiling. Books and papers, music scores and magazines are all strewn about in ragged piles. A semi-functional Apple Power Mac 7500 (discontinued April 1, 1996) sits in the corner, its lemon-lime monitor buzzing. Drawings filled with concepts for a never-constructed musical-radio-space telescope dominate half of one wall. Russian dolls and an exercise bike, not to mention random pieces from homemade board games, peek out from the intellectual rubble. Above, something like 200 sets of wind chimes from around the world hang, ringing oddly congruent melodies.
And in the center, the old University of California, Santa Cruz, emeritus professor reclines in his desk chair, black socks pulled up over his pants cuffs, a thin mustache and thick beard lending him the look of an Amish grandfather.
It was here, half a dozen years ago, that Cope put Emmy to sleep. She was just a software program, a jumble of code he’d originally dubbed Experiments in Musical Intelligence (EMI, hence “Emmy”). Still — though Cope struggles not to anthropomorphize her — he speaks of Emmy wistfully, as if she were a deceased child.
Emmy was once the world’s most advanced artificially intelligent composer, and because he’d managed to breathe a sort of life into her, he became a modern-day musical Dr. Frankenstein. She produced thousands of scores in the style of classical heavyweights, scores so impressive that classical music scholars failed to identify them as computer-created. Cope attracted praise from musicians and computer scientists, but his creation raised troubling questions: If a machine could write a Mozart sonata every bit as good as the originals, then what was so special about Mozart? And was there really any soul behind the great works, or were Beethoven and his ilk just clever mathematical manipulators of notes?
Cope’s answers — not much, and yes — made some people very angry. He was so often criticized for these views that colleagues nicknamed him “The Tin Man,” after the Wizard of Oz character without a heart. For a time, such condemnation fueled his creativity, but eventually, after years of hemming and hawing, Cope dragged Emmy into the trash folder.
This month, he is scheduled to unveil the results of a successor effort that’s already generating the controversy and high expectations that Emmy once drew. Dubbed “Emily Howell,” the daughter program aims to do what many said Emmy couldn’t: create original, modern music. Its compositions are innovative, unique and — according to some in the small community of listeners who’ve heard them performed live — superb

more songs here

The Black Keys ft. Mos Def and Jim Jones - Hoochie Choo

Can it possibly get better than The Black Keys AND Mos Def?
no I don't think so (except maybe ?uestLove + Jack White)