My first taste of underground, non-mainstream, rap came from those Jurassic MCs. Love this record. Appreciate it more now than I did back then. Wanna hear something kind of cool. Actually went to their ‘Power in Numbers’ record release party at Hollywood’s dead & gone Tower Records. My sister, who is reading this, is probably shocked that I still remember…yup. They performed in the parking lot. The line to sign their Vinyls wrapped around the street corner. One of my first concerts. Was totally not into them [concerts] back then. Not sure why. Loved the energy, but didn’t feel like it was my thing. Was more into Video Games & Action Figures. Pokemon? Probably Pokemon. Lame youth. Eventually grew into my musical skin. Now, can’t go a month without a show.
Is it only Wednesday? ugh. Ratz. Comic Book Wednesday. Silver lining. Praying I make it that far. Another long one for we are pretaping more shows. Our AD is really angry at me for causing so much conflict…wouldn’t happen if she did more preps…and didn’t tell me about the looming morning taping. Realized it before I left and made the necessary arrangements. Yesterday, was rough. The sour look remains on my face. Disappointed by both my bosses. Neither are making a effort to understand why I’m so quiet. Nor do they care. Understand that perfectly. Phuck it. Back to being a robo
It’s gonna be interesting. If You Only Knew…wish you were in my shoes. The song is helping.
It’s Kendrick. You’ve been waiting. Now, sing the hook. Lord forgive me…
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Music Video Megapost in the same light as our old dead segment — Daily Turntable. It’s more videos than you’ll see on MTV right now. And most are quite great.
Kind of a waste to showcase this track on a Wednesday Meant for the Weekend, after midnight, leaving the club with some ready lovers. Visions of moving shadows and tight clothes loosening come to mind. C’mon, you’ve seen movies. Everything about Abel’s track works. Just sucks I’m at work bumping it. Seems wrong. But even the most mundane moments can have their share of sexiness Like the way she eats cold cereal in a cup. Or the way I sip on my soda. ;P
R&B fans should own this record. Showcases the genre in the best way possible over the course of a staggering 30 tracks. How can you not love it? What do you make of the other records featured above? Quite gangsta.
Spent the past 24 hours bumping Vampire Weekend’s ‘Modern Vamps…”. Goody, I get to write the word ‘weekend’ some more. Thanks writing brain. It’s one of those ‘get lost in the music’ kind of records. Was busy working yesterday and rolled through three tracks without notice. My problem with Vamp Weekend’s collection is there’s always one catchy track that gets stuck in my head. On this record, it’s ‘Ya Hey’. Last time it was ‘Contra’. First impression from it was quite good. Still weird. In a good way. Look forward to the vinyl. If I can recommend any track it’s ‘Everlasting Arms’.
Yeah, today’s post presents some extra goodies! Mm. tasty?
Nothing more to write for now. Life is moving slow and really enjoying it. Sure my mind is nervous about my future, but that is so regular now that I can’t really fight it. Second I lay down on that couch I’m fearful that this is the best my life is going to get. Quite disappointing, don’t you think? So much potential being wasted on ungrateful people. *shakes head*. Time to go back to them. He’s some Wednesday weekend beats.
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Music porn featuring some of the best artists & tracks of 1920s…I mean 2013. It’s new & vintage all at the same time. I prefer the second half. Thank you jigga. Can’t wait to pick it up on vinyl next Tuesday.
1. 100$ Bill – JAY Z
2. Back To Black – Beyoncé x André 3000
3. Bang Bang – will.i.am
4. A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got) – Fergie + Q Tip + GoonRock
5. Young And Beautiful – Lana Del Rey
6. Love Is The Drug – Bryan Ferry with The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
7. Over The Love – Florence + The Machine
8. Where The Wind Blows – Coco O. of Quadron
9. Crazy in Love – Emeli Sandé and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
10. Together – The xx
11. Hearts A Mess – Gotye
12. Love Is Blindness – Jack White
13. Into the Past – Nero
14. Kill and Run – Sia
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Wait a day and you might get lucky. Chance The Rapper drops his ‘Acid Rap’ mixtape! It features a few cameos from Ab-Soul, Action Bronson, Childish Gambino, etc. I’m rocking in my seat…despite the buffering issues…and can’t wait to get home. As a fun bonus, here’s Donald Glover’s joint entitled ‘Favorite Song’.
Chance The Rapper was the first artist who supported our little site revamp last year when we covered his opening act for Childish Gambino at the Palladium. He killed it there and he kills it here. Check out his blazing new music video feat. Ab Soul.
The ‘Acid Rap’ Mixtape burns online soon!
Cinemagram evolved over the weekend. Adding Vine’s sound technology to it’s glowing bag of tricks. As one of the apps rising original artists, the inclusion of music couldn’t be more wonderful to my resume. Click here to hear a glitchy, kind of awesome, rendition of ‘The Breaks’ Cinemagramed by me. Only major issue with this patch is sensitive shading. Impossible to expand or zoom in the image.
Wildstyle radio. My favorite channel in Vice City. Really had no time this morning to be song selective. Ran late. Just clicked over one and hit record. Hope you enjoy this rap classic. I sure am. Grooving in my seat as I write.
Visited Molly Malone’s for the first time to catch a friend of my sister’s band on Saturday night. Loved the venue. Jazz in Irish Pub? Better than you’d expect. I’m saving my words for our March/April Megapost that will highlight all the late showcase review including Vans, Sky & How 2 Dress Well, Plus (her friend’s band), the darling Brandon Coleman, and possibly THE KILLERS!
Check out the Molly Malone’s Pictures here!
Yeah, Thursday brings Wing Night & The Killers. Jealous? Gonna be a long night, but looking forward to jamming to all my favorite 2012 & past hits. Might be better to make The Killers it’s own post. What I’m trying to do is small shows with one big show every month. Killers will be in May & Fall out Boy in June. Summer is coming which means big showcases abound. My pocket will be feeling the heat. The Bowl seems like it will be a hot venue through August.
In some pretty awesome news, one of the venues’ co-owners I shot at during SXSW emailed me yesterday. They requested my raw photos of Airborne & Fritz to put up in the bar. Very humbling. Never considered myself a professional photographer. My tools are caveman at best. I take pictures because it simplifies the writing process. Why try to describe a rose when you can immortalize it forever on paper. One subject brings about endless meanings. You can’t blog without visuals and remain credible. To copy or fake this is not the way to blog. Gotta get personal.
In the 3+ years I’ve been doing this, I’ve gotten quite good at the photo aspect. Very happy at that fact. If anyone challenges me…all I have to do is point out one of my Flickr pictures does have 5,000+ views with countless more ranking in the thousands. Insert mic drop here.
Welcome to Monday. Here are the Breaks.
…dope song. Dope video. Hoe. Check out the new visuals from TIP, BoB, K Dot, and Kris Stephens.
‘Vessel’ is in stores as I write this. My favorite act from SXSW and new band of 2013 — Twenty One Pilots – drops the poetic true music video for “Car Radio”. It’s a head shaving good time with a pretty unforgettable last two minutes.
Directed by Reel Bear Media