Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Brian Eno - Complex Heaven

this is magical.

Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - Pieces of the Whole

hell yes.

get this album.

Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - Hand Covers Bruise

Yep. I'm one of those that thinks Trent Reznor is a genius. get over it.

The Rapture - Pieces of The People We Love

Bryan Ferry - Shameless

"Rock & Roll is shameless"

Billie Holiday - You're My Thrill


Brian Eno - Dust Shuffle

Basement Jaxx Feat. Lisa Kekaula - Good Luck

CLASSIC! I was reminded of this song a few minutes ago. Needed it.

Gil Scott-Heron - New York Is Killing Me

This is probably a repeat on this blog, but it keeps coming on and I'm FEELING it.

Reba McEntire - If I Were A Boy (Album Version)

I actually like this.

Banana Clips EP out today

Push Am
War Dem Want feat. MC Tidal
Crisis Remix feat. Khady Black
Sweet Girl Love feat. Black Nature & Missy Galore
Talking Drum
Afro Latino feat. Los Rakas
Coupe Cumbia

 Download for free here

Friday, November 26, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Mumford & Sons - After The Storm

The White Stripes - Apple Blossom

sometimes you just need a reminder.

And now a word from my sponsor

Miguel - All I Want Is You

This is my jam today. I haven't heard it for a while (like a month I don't listen to the radio). But today it kept coming on.

John Legend & The Roots Wake Up!

The whole album is on sale for $1.99 for 24 hours today on Amazon.
It's REALLY good, if you haven't gotten it already get it here.

Dragonette - Gone To Far

I'm not feelin this mashup video but I think this is my favorite Dragonette song.

Mos Def - The Beggar

I woke up with this stuck in my head.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Pharrell + Shepard Fairy = Dope Interview in PaperMag

Neither Shepard Fairey nor Pharrell. Williams seems to be afraid of a hyphen. The artist-designer-branding wizard and producer-musician-designer-entrepreneur-style icon, respectively, are two of the most influential genre-hopping creative forces making their marks on pop culture right now. The two initially teamed up in 2000 when Fairey designed rap-rock outfit N.E.R.D. (Pharrell, Shay Haley and Chad Hugo)'s now iconic brain logo. On the eve of the drop of their funky futuristic fourth album, Nothing, Williams and Fairey got together for a tête-à-tête.

Shepard Fairey: It's great to see everything you're doing now. You're kicking ass. So I know you skated a lot when you were younger. That was a big thing for me, too; it was what opened my eyes to creative cultures. You grew up in Virginia Beach, which was a big skate town. Do you think it was skateboarding that initially got you into what you are into musically and artistically?

Pharrell Williams: Yeah, because at the end of the day it attracted so many people of different cultures that you were bound to learn something from each other because you all have something cool in common, and that unified us as kids. And I thought it was amazing as a child that all my friends were so different, listening to all different kinds of music.

SF: I grew up in South Carolina, so I don't think we had all that different of an experience in terms of skating. The openness of it, the creativity, it definitely fueled a lot of things that I'm into. At what point did you get interested in visual art? When you put out your first album in 2002, did you already have a sense of what you wanted to present visually? How did that develop?

PW: I always had my own ideas and things I wanted to see. I guess it was the hidden artist in me that wanted to make a lot of choices as to how I wanted to be seen, or what I wanted people to digest about me. There's a veil of obscurity that goes along with that as well.

SF: I'm a huge fan of your music but I want to learn a little bit more about how you evolved into the clothing, the art collecting, how you collaborated with FriendsWithYou, Louis Vuitton -- how this evolved is what I'm really interested in.

PW: To be honest, it's about going from one lily pad to the next and just making sure you hop on the right ones. And it's just important you do things that are exciting to you and that present a learning experience. I don't ever want to do anything that I can't learn from, so that's why I always collaborate with the best: because I know they can teach me.

Full interview here
I still think Pharrell is a vampire. He hasn't aged since 1992.


One of my favorite movies of all time.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Russian Dancing Men

Nicole Atkins and the Cabinet of Dr. Calibari

I made this video because the song has been stuck in my head all day and this Robert Wiene movie can't be ignored. They both fit so well together.

The song is available for free a couple posts below.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Adam Lambert - Purple Haze & Whole Lotta Love

I can't front, this is hot.

Nicole Atkins - Vitamin C

I'm soooooo excited to hear this album, it was SO good live. Anyway this song is not available on the album but it IS available here for free
And to listen here


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Neil Young & Bruce Springsteen - Whip My Hair (live on Fallon)

Better than the original.

Eva Cassidy - Aumn Leaves

A somber autumn song. One of my favorites for the changing of the seasons.

Nas & Damian Marley - Patience

When is Damian Marley going to wake up and realize he was made for me?
He KILLS it on this song.

Massive Attack feat. Mos Def - I Against I

People sleep on the Blade Soundtracks also. Some dope hip hop/techno mash ups.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Wanna Be - Los Rakas

This is from their first mixtape, which was an incredibly ambitious project that launched them into the stardom they deserve. This just came on random on my iPod and I thought to share.
you can download it from their bandcamp page if you like it.
Also, this song is HELLA dope live, and they will be on tour next month (DEC) with The Grouch. If you get a chance go see them, they've rocked every performance I've seen.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Radio Moscow - 250 Miles

I found SO many good bands last night. This is SO good.
Kinda reminds me of Jack <3

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Radio Moscow - I Just Don't Know

Last.fm thinks I'm an under 24 Russian male. Most of my recommended friends are, and it seems to be able to recommend some amazing music to me. At least sometimes, when I really need it.
To continue with the Russian/Not Russian theme

Dragonette - Fixin' To Thrill

Gotta love Last.fm for knowing me so well. Dragonette was recommended to me.

Mark Ronson feat. D'Angelo - Glass Mountain Trust

I was actually excited to hear the new Mark Ronson album and maybe I just need to give it time to settle but the D'Angelo song is the only one that's grabbing me off top.

David Byrne & Fatboy Slim-Please Don't (ft. Santogold)


this was submitted by Adam =)

The Kickdrums - Just A Game

The Hours - I Love You More

I love you more than my record collection... and if you don't know that's a fuck of a LOT!

<3 this song.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Monday, November 08, 2010

The Asteroids Galaxy Tour - Sunshine Coolin'

Jack White & Danger Mouse set to work together

I'm just saying if Danger Mouse can make ME listen to Jay Z, then this must me epic. Though by now you know I'm partial and can't be objective when it comes to Mr. white. I'll just go ahead and call it genius now (well everything except that Alicia Keys collab, that was hot garbage...)

It is a project called Rome and is supposed to mash up against Italian composer Daniel Luppi.

Full article reported by Antiqiuet here

Summertime - Anne Akiko Meyers

Lovely violin

One bourbon, One scotch, One beer - John Lee Hooker

The best advice I received today was that I was going to need to leave California and go down south if I want to continue my music. Since John Lee Hooker was buried in Oakland, I give you this.

So in honor of that, I'll have to cover this song. It only makes sense.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Mechanical Me - Beachy Head - Bonobo remix

I'm playing this to get the Oscar Grant/Mehserle drama out of my head. Sad day in justice today. Plaxico Burris and Michael Vic will have done more time than a cop who murdered someone face down on the ground and not resisting. He will get out of prison in about 7 months. I'm so pissed.

Anyway this song always seems to bring me back to Ipanema. Relaxing on the beach with no worries.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

New York City Cops (live) - The Strokes + Jack White

Why Baseball Is Still Relevant

This isn't about music, but I needed somewhere to talk about the importance of the World Series

Apparently this World Series had some of the lowest viewership in history. The blame was placed on the fact that one team represented a past we are politically trying to get away from as quickly as possible, and the other team had no star power and no business being there. Isn’t that the big picture? Baseball, like it or not has remained the cultural barometer of the United States since its inception. At first it was an elitist White sport, then it spanned classes, then it was a brutal and terrifying feat to integrate with Black players. Think about it, whatever is happening in our social climate is happening in baseball in a way that isn’t happening in other sports.

Steroid use in athletes hit an epic high from the mid 90’s to around 2005, and MLB commissioners lost their minds over it. They called the athletes liars and cheaters, told them they were stealing from the fans and compromising the integrity of the game. George Bush was president for the second half of that time, he too could be accused of the above statements, the difference being MLB actively and wholeheartedly did something about it. No one really talks about drug abuse in the NBA or NFL or even NHL. Some of these players take incredible amounts of abuse and yet still play weekly. How?

One rarely see’s bad calls in baseball, like the type of call that changes the trajectory of a series at least. Last year in the NBA Finals, anyone watching could see that in game three of the Celtics versus the Lakers, this was going to be forced for 7 games, because it’s the NBA, where predictable happens. This type of commerce driven activity is more of an insult to the game and takes more away from the fans than a single player on steroids, but doesn’t it seem the reflect the economic environment we live in? Compromising our values in order to capitalize on the greatest gain?

MLB has another issue that may be driving fans away that they hadn’t thought of, outsourcing. The Dominican Republic has become a baseball player making factory, making the sport less American, and less accessible to Americans, much like our job market. From an outsiders point of view it’s understandable why it’s less interesting this season than in the past, barely anyone like them is left in the league. Then there are the star teams, the corporations of baseball; The Yankees, The Red Sox etc… everyone hates a gloating rich guy, especially during hard times.

So where does that bring us? A team labeled the “misfits and freaks”, a team of dedicated family men with a passion for the game, a love for their fans and a dedication to becoming better athletes. The underdog in a whole series of challenges somehow makes it to the world series and dominates, in a pitch by pitch display of true skill and patience. Isn’t this what we all hope to be? A champion, because at the end of the day we were simply better than the opponent? Not because we were richer, better looking, better connected, more arrogant, cheated or lied our way to the top; we were simply the best, most skilled player for the job and we did it as quickly and concisely as necessary.

In the same way that when Obama was elected president, baseball was working on restoring integrity to the game. And now with the mid term elections the day after the world series (and boy were they depressing) the American people took this election with the same level of both humility and pride. And with that we can always learn something from baseball. Sometimes the underdog can win, sometimes the little guy is simply a better athlete and we have to congratulate them. I personally am an Oakland Athletics fan, but I can appreciate true sportsmanship and skill when I see it.

Congratulations San Francisco Giants.

Monday, November 01, 2010

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