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I've always heard a connection between "Lesson 3" and "Magic Number," with the same beat and the "what does it all mean," but I never would have thought that they just sampled it all straight from "Lesson 3." I thought you couldn't do that. I thought it was against the sampling code or something. But this really good 3 Feet High And Rising making-of interview tells how they didn't really think anything out, and just did whatever sounded good at the time.
and I like this stuff.
PS - Is that De La Soul?
Radiohead - "Reckoner (DOP Remix)"
There are some much better remixes this time, which probably has to do with the easier time signature. Although I went in the direction of changing up the structure of the song, my two other favorite remixes have kept the structure the same and just re-did the song in a different style. I really like this 8-bit remix and the string quartet version.
In honor of x amount finally joining the world of the iPhone, my previous ringtones have been updated with iPhone compatible files. Simply drag into iTunes and they should be ready to sync.
The next night, A Tribe Called Quest was doing 'Scenario'. I got pictures of that shit, too. It was me, Dinco, Busta, Jarobi was there - everybody was in that motherfucker - Dres from Black Sheep was there, both of 'em, Chris Lighty, Mase and Pos from De La, all them motherfuckers rhymed on 'Scenario'. I can't find that copy - I have that tape somewhere in my archives, lost in my attic or some shit. Everybody rhymed on it but Q-Tip, and the best motherfucker on that shit was Posdnuos. He fuckin' destroyed it, and he ain't even like the beat! And after he finished rhyming, everybody went back and rewrote their rhymes!
We was at Unique Studio, that motherfucker finished rhyming, he came out and goes, 'That shit was wack.' That's what Pos said. In the middle of his shit, everybody was like, 'Damn, yo!' That's how nice that shit was. He made 'em turn off all the samples, 'cos they had like 15 samples in there. They had an 'Engine Number 9' sample, that shit by Wilson Pickett, they had four or five samples on there that came on for different people, and Pos didn't like none of 'em so he just rhymed to the drums, and that motherfucker destroyed it. That shit wasn't even close."
So how come they took Pos and them off the final version?
JJ: I have no idea. Mr Lawnge from Black Sheep rhymed one of the verses from [a song] he eventually put on his album - which was real wack - and Baby Chris Lighty's shit was horrible. He's not a rapper.
That take must go on for over ten minutes?!
JJ: Yo, I remember the rhymes on that shit, man. Phife said: 'Slammin' emcees like if my name was Ric Flair/But since I'm dark just call me Coco Beware!' That shit was crazy. Dres ripped that shit, he said some shit about, 'Never chose to listen, never chose to look/Never saw the movie, never read the book/Never something something/Never read the paper/Like Encyclopedia Brown I chose to close the caper!' Even Mase rhymed! Mase's shit was dope. He said: 'I got gift of gab and gift of hustle/Yeah I'm fat but I still got muscle/Some motherfuckers still wanna tussle/I smack that ass without no trouble.' That shit was kinda funky.
So you have that version of 'Scenario' on cassette?
JJ:Yeah, but I can't find it. When I made a copy of it, it wasn't finished - I didn't realise that later it would be a totally different song and it would become the song it did. Now I'm pissed off that I can't find that shit! Four or five people that I know that heard that tape at one time are like, 'Juice, you have to find that fuckin' tape!' It doesn't even say 'Scenario' on it - it actually says 'Unique Recording' right on it, on a black TDK tape. I remember that shit to this day and I can't find that bitch!
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Radiohead - Nude (DOP Remix)"
(You are the best)
Keep fighting and trying
(To pass the test)
So try to keep fighting
(You are the best)
Fight your best fight
And try to fight best
Try your best
Try to fight through the test
(You are the best)
Fight try test fight try best
(You are the best)
Try fight fight try best try test fight
(You are the best)
To the muxtape crew.
Ween - "Your Party"
Love, Mr. & Ms. DOP
I would say this song sounds a lot like Flight of the Conchords, but that wouldn't be very respectful of Ween. It's probably more accurate to say Conchords has taken a few notes from Ween.
"Now, vajayjay's just a given for me," Ms. Rhimes said. "It's a word I use, a word my female friends use, a word I've heard women in the grocery store use. I don't even think about where it came from anymore. It doesn't belong to me or anyone at the show. It belongs to all women."
No, it belongs to Paul Barman.
MC Paul Barman w/Princess Superstar = "MTV Get Off The Air Part 2"
The search is over.
1619 Bad Ass Band - "Step Out"
DJ Assault - "Ass-N-Titties"
Possibly maybe yesterday's loops were a little too much for your family, punk rock, or businessman. Here are some shorter ones.
Shadow & Cut recreating De La's 3 Feet High And Rising with nothing but 45's? (drool)
I live and die for Sopranos
this is Sopranos today
I give props to Sopranos
so Sopranos hooray...
Continuing the series with a band that I know very little about, other than the fact that I really like all 4 songs I've heard. The lead singer sounds a bit like Regina Spektor, but with only half the accent. "Sic Endgame" definitely sounds like a demo, but it's a great song nonetheless. "Like Braille" is newer, and has a much fuller band sound. Check the rest of their music out on myspace.
The Daily Show has been bringing back the funny lately, mostly due to the new guys (John Oliver) coming into their own and some great guest correspondents (John Hodgman, Demetri Martin, Larry Wilmore). Wilmore especially, and no more so than when he teamed up with John Oliver last week for a report about the "N-word".
It took me forever to find a non-edited clip.
he came to, turn this just-like-a-mini-mall out!
RSF8ATML = Rap Songs From '88-'92 Added To My Library
1) The D.O.C. - "Lend Me An Ear"
2) Special Ed - "Come On, Let's Move It"
3) Big Daddy Kane - "Wrath Of Kane"
4) 3rd Bass - "Brookyn-Queens (UK Power Mix)"
5) Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud - "Girls I Got 'Em Locked"
6) The Jaz - "Put The Squeeze On Em'"
7) Father MC - "Lisa Baby (Hip Hop Fat Mix)"
8) Double J - "Double J'z Tantrum"
9) Divine Styler - "Get Up On It"
10) Everlast - "I Got The Knack"
PS - From my count, 7 of those songs contain James Brown-related samples.
A new Ghostface album is about to drop. After hearing the first track that uses Eric B & Rakim's "Juice (Know The Ledge)" instrumental and another track that is based around this, you'd think it was one of those bootleg mix albums, but it's a real Def Jam release. I edited the first 2 minutes out of "Ghost Is Back" because it's just Ghost and (I think) Tracy Morgan yelling at each other about New Years, which sounds 100 times more entertaining than it actually is.
How To Avoid a Staff Mutiny
Regional Manager, Dunder-Mifflin Paper Co.
Wikipedia Celebrates 750 Years Of American Independence
Although if you want the truth, try the Colbert Nation's Wikiality.
Black Sheep - "Whodat?"
A new Black Sheep song in 2006 couldn't possibly be any good. Could it?
The Rev. Al Sharpton supports Tucker Carlson in "Dancing With the Stars":
We are living in trying and uncertain times. That’s why now, more than ever, we need a strong leader who will stand up for what we believe. Better yet, we need a leader who will dance for what we believe. Tucker Carlson is just such a dancer. Watch Tucker do the cha-cha and then call in your vote to make sure he advances to the next week’s show. You can call as often as you like. Remember: Voting in celebrity dance contests is not just your right in this country, it’s a privilege. … If you sit back idly and fail to perform your civic duty, lesser dancers could win this competition. America simply cannot afford that.
[via reality blurred]
I should have explained two things yesterday:
1. That was the first in a series of trip-hop posts
2. I always try to only post songs that I don't think my fellow Recidivists already have in their collections
Prince Paul likes vocal samples that go "ah one, two; ah one, two" and so do the Al recommended Sneaker Pimps.
My definition of trip-hop has always been hip-hop beats with a singer instead of a rapper. I guess one could consider the Gorillaz or Gnarls Barkley to be trip-hop by that definition. For me, the last good trip-hop album was the first Goldfrapp record, before she got all glammed-up and started rocking the poodle head.
How does one remix a classic cut-n-paste track? Get a bunch of the original records, add some new but still pertinent vocal samples (or Sisqo), and update the scratch techniques. Amazingly both the ’89 Skratch Gangstaz (DJ Pone & Snayk Eyez) and the Scratch Perverts (2-time DMC Team Champs) update classic cut-n-paste tracks - by Double Dee & Steinski and Grandmaster Flash respectively - without ruining them. Neither are necessarily better than the originals, but they're both entertaining.
From I Love Music:
the coolest thing about "in the air tonight" is how he was performing it live on stage one time and he totally witnessed this murder by this dude right there in the audience so then he got the cops to come to the next show because he figured the guy would be there again and so he performed the song again and during the climactic part he sings "it's no stranger to you or me!" and points right at the murderer and the cops move through the crowd and arrest him! and then phil collins wrote this song about it all! which... he performed ... when ... it ... uh... happened.
Elmo refused to be interviewed for this column.
Per the introduction, both The Beatles and The Beach Boys will max out The 200 Greatest Songs of the 1960s at 5 songs each. Neither of the originals of these Ben Kweller covers will make that list (some for more obvious reasons than others), but that hasn't stopped me from listening to both of them non-stop for the past week.
Despite what your favorite MC likes to think, the most important ingredient to a good rap song is the beat. Anything the rapper does is a distant second. Do you think "It Takes Two" is one of the greatest rap songs of all time because Rob Base is a great MC?
Now we all know that Public Enemy is not what they used to be. But is it really due to a huge drop in Chuck D's skills, or the lack of Bomb Squad production? To prove that it's the latter I submit Exhibit A: a track off last year's New Whirl Odor but this time with a vintage N.W.A. beat.
Public Enemy - "Superman's Black In The Building (Mauly T Remix)" (Amazon)
N.W.A. - "Real Niggaz Don't Die" (Amazon)
Hilarious Louis CK jokes from 2001 followed by the exact same jokes told by Dane Cook in 2003 except decidedly less funny.
As I am always on the lookout for the next unsigned hype, my minions have reported back from Southern California with an EP from a band called The Botticellis.
Because it's melodic California pop you get the obligatory Beach Boys reference, but there's also been some nods to The Shins. I think they sound like Rooney, but The Botticellis 5-song EP already has better tunes on it then the other guy's 11 track LP.
In 1969 at the height of James Brown's career he recorded a jazz album with the Dee Felice Trio. It features versions of such Frank Sinatra standards as "That's Life", "All The Way" and "Strangers In The Night". After recently playing it for my James Brown & Frank Sinatra loving Dad he remarked, "I can see why I've never heard of it." Touché. There are however two jazzed-down James Brown originals that are very good.
If, like me, you hear the opening to "There Was A Time" and think, "I should sample that. It would make a great early 90's hip-hop track." Just know that Chubb Rock beat you to it 15 years ago.
Zack de la Rocha & DJ Shadow - "Instrumental 3"
X asked me about other good Beastie Boys fan remixes. Here's the entire list. Feel free to find all those and pull out the three good ones. I have two that use source material from Alan Hawkshaw's library funk band The Mohawks. You may remember them from the classic break "The Champ". The first one is by The Soulsavers. It is semi-legit since it was pressed on wax. The other is credited to a P3ibol.
24 years ago this month Afrika Bambaataa's "Planet Rock" was released. In '92 Tommy Boy did a 10-year anniversary project. An unknown at the time, DJ Shadow was asked to contribute a remix.
Edited excerpt from an interview with DJ Shadow in 33 1/3's book on ...Endtroducing:
The next thing I know, a guy named Albee from Tommy Boy is asking me to remix Afrika Bambaataa's "Planet Rock," which is one of the most influential records ever made, bar none. I accepted because I didn't want to blow this chance at an inroad with Tommy Boy. This was the first time I had set foot in a real studio on my own. Tommy Boy gave me a dub of the original 2-inch reel. I had no idea what reels were. This was all so new to me. I had no idea how we were going to do it. There was an engineer. Fortunately, he was able to help navigate. I didn't know how to sync things up. I didn't know how I was going to do it. Tommy Boy gave me $750 up front, and that was going to pay for food, gas and studio rental for that one day. I had to go in and do it all in one day. I was terrified. But we got through it. And the result, I thought, was OK. I mean, back then, I felt like everything I did was OK. But I was crushed because I sent the result to Albee at Tommy Boy, and then I couldn't get him on the phone for two weeks, and then, when I did get him on the phone, he goes, "Uh, yeah, I got it, I got it. You know, we were all real disappointed." I just go, "Oh, what? Really? What do you mean?" And he's like, "Yeah, it just wasn't happening." I was crushed. It was also when I learned a major, major lesson: never do anything just for the money.
So, gathering dust on a shelf somewhere is DJ Shadow's remix of "Planet Rock". While DJ Magic Mike's remix below is great stuff, everything else on the 10-year anniversary remix album is not. So was Shadow's remix really that bad? We'll probably never know. Recently there was a panel discussion about the making of "Planet Rock". It sounds like it was both boring and had some great moments. We'll probably also never know who “Man with 808” was.
Foo Fighters - "Darling Nikki" (Prince cover)
This Sunday on 60 Minutes:
Stephen Colbert On Insincerity.
Fun post over at unkut.com about Corky Nemec aka Parker Lewis, Ed Lover's birthday party, and MF Doom.
This Sunday is the Ricky Gervais episode of "The Simpsons". If you weren't sure about recording it, that live action intro that was floating around the net will be used as the actual intro.
Also, tonight is the premiere of what I hope will be the horribly fantastic "Unan1mous". It's good to know that it's only a half hour show. Should be easier to get through even if it's not quite the "Paradise Hotel" I hope it is.
I wish I still had a radio show, so I could do a whole show about tracks that have been taken to court because of sampling. I would obviously ignore this judge's decision and play "Ready To Die" anyways (and have a fun time making a clean version before the show.) I love imagining the song being played in court. "You ready muthaf#!*a? We gonna kill yo ass." I would then play the following:
Kool G Rap & D.J. Polo w/Geto Boys & Ice Cube - "Two To The Head"
Do not waste your time with this album of Radiohead covers. Rjd2, Cinematic Orchestra, ?uestlove. It's just not very good. But here's the video for the only OK track: Mark Ronson with Alex Greenwald - "Just". I think I spotted some Banksy in there. But what's up with those lame Kid-N-Play moves at the beginning?
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Outtakes from 33 1/3's upcoming book on Paul's Boutique.
I think I could like the Black Eyed Peas if they didn't subscribe to the R. Kelly method of lyric writing, à la make it up as you record it. If you can get through the first 45 seconds of this track, once Black Thought starts this is pretty good stuff. But it really starts banging when the step drums and Chali 2na come in.
Sergio Mendes (w/Black Thought, Chali 2na & Will I Am) - "Yes, Yes Y'all"
What is it exactly? What is this thing that is a feeling but is so much more?
[also via TSOYA.]
Once upon a time, the great Bell Biv DeVoe made a video for their song "Do Me!". In that video the original album version of the song played as an intro and then switched to the remixed version. That remixed version is only available in a much too long format and never with the album version intro. So I have created an edit that comes very close to the version in the video. I added the album version to the beginning and edited out the instrumental stretches from the remix. Hip hop smoothed out on the R&B tip with a pop feel appeal to it.
Bell Biv DeVoe - "Do Me! (Video Edit)"
The R is merely short for Recidivism, dig? I just got lazy and dropped the ecidivism, like when you drop to your ecidivism.
Eric B. & Rakim - "The R (Remix)"
There's nothing special in this Newsweek "golden corner" article, but I sure do love that picture.
Carmen Sandiego Radiohead?
but I can go for some Yacht Rock.
The Dix - "From The Top"
Michael Jackson insists that James Brown introduce....
Ween's latest album, Shinola (Volume 1), is a self-released compilation of tracks that never made their previous albums. Besides the obligatory explicit distorted vocals, Michael McDonald send-up, and jazz-backed jewish spoken word piece, there are a couple of very good songs on it. There's one that sounds a bit like Spoon, and a great Prince song. One of the two songs below even has the Muppets on backing vocals.
I hope this letter finds you in good health. Stop taking your shirt off.
Warning: use your spoiler button on the first 2 paragraphs
Today I was listening to Dr. Red Duke's favorite radio station, 95.5 The Beat, when I heard what I have to assume is currently his favorite jam. Knowing the good Dr, he wishes he could bump said jam at his lesiure instead of being at the mercy of some DJ. So here you go Red, because I assume you've been wanting it.
T-Pain - "I'm N Luv (Wit A Stripper)"
I was browsing through soulseek one day when I came across a user with a large number of rather rare old school hip-hop tracks. Most of what I download was either of extremely poor quality or incorrectly labeled. This Ultramag remix was of the latter. I have no info on this remix other than that it is not the East Coast or West Coast mixes.
Ultramagnetic MC's - "Poppa Large (Remix)"
If ever there was a rule to follow it's that all house remixes of rap songs are horrible. This is the exception to that rule. With samples from "Planet Rock" and Bobby Byrd's background "Yeah! Woo!" yells from Lyn Colins' "Think (About It)" you almost can't go wrong.
Ultramagnetic MC's - "Travelling At The Speed Of Thought (Hip House Club Mix)" [Amazon]
Everything you need to know about Kool Keith (aka Dr. Octagon, Dr. Dooom, Dr. Gerbik, Dr. Ultra, Big Willie Smith, Black Elvis, Keith Korg, Sinister 6000, Rhythm X, Keith Matthew Thornton) can be summed up by the following interview excerpt from the Critical Beatdown [Remastered] liner notes:
Back then T La Rock, Just Ice, us, LL [Cool J], everybody was using the big words. You know, 'Construction!' 'Destruction!' 'Corruption!' Those were the words to rhyme with back in the day. Everybody was still using '...ation'. 'Concentration!' You know, like KRS, 'Dedication! Frustration! Imitation!' We were the first guys to go more into words that wasn't '...ation', but they were still big words. You know, 'Circulatory', 'Attitude'. We took it to that level. I was just having fun. We were reading a lot of UFO books, satellite books, space books. Documentary stuff. We took words out of magazines. Popular Mechanics - I would read that. I was reading a lot of other stuff. Me and Ced would just read more books that had big words. And we would watch a lot of programs that were elevated. Like Star Trek.
Kool Keith - "Get Off My Elevator"
We had simply planned to track down one of his many mug shots and add it to our site's large collection.
Thoroughly engrossing background-check of James Frey's supposedly non-fiction best-seller "A Million Little Pieces" by thesmokinggun.com.
If you need other ins to the 6 page recount:
Frey has become something of a literary rock star, attracting crowds at book signings that jam stores to capacity and prompt comparisons to established draws like David Sedaris and Dave Eggers.
He has said that the film [version] is being directed by Mark Romanek.
I was cleaning out my TiVo and found this old clip from back in July. Still makes me laugh.
"All that matters to me is that I can continue to make irritating music which will baffle and enrage." - Nellie McKay
The trailer for Sofia Coppola's "Marie Antoinette".
Looks very Wes Anderson to me.
Dirty Boyz - "All I Want For Christmas (Dirty)"
Top # lists are so subjective that I always feel like something should be higher or lower, but at least I usually discover something that I didn't know about before. Such is the case with the following:
100 Greatest Miami Bass Songs - It's a crime that Luke's "I Wanna Rock" is near the bottom of the list at 79. but I did re-discover a song I heard once in a club back in '95. A song so horrible that you can't help but like it. #43 Soundmaster T. - "2 Much Booty (In Da Pants)"
101 Hottest Hollywood Skin Flicks - I don't think I'm alone in complaining that Boogie Nights deserves the #1 spot. On the plus side I need to find #30, Malicious. (Don't miss the second sentence in the write-up for that one.)
Percee P is the comeback story of random rap. After standing outside Fat Beats and selling his homemade compilation for years, he's been showing up again on records such as J5's "A Day At The Races" and Edan's "Torture Chamber". He's since signed to Stones Throw where he is set to release a Madlib produced album.
Percee P - Lung Collapsing Lyrics
Bonus: Edan w/Percee P - Torture Chamber (Cut Chemist Remix)
Freshco might be my favorite "random rap" MC. As part of the prize for winning something called the New Music Seminar's "Battle for World Supremacy" in '89 he released a 12" on Tommy Boy with Miz, no not X's favorite wanna-be WWE wrestler, but the winning DJ of the same contest. Everything else you ever wanted to know about Freshco can be found on his imdb entry, which I believe was written by his 5th grade nephew for show-and-tell.
Freshco & Miz - We Don't Play
For those of you who can't hear Funky Drummer without song titles whizing by in your head, you might want to skip today's "random rap" song.
I've got no idea who Kev-E-Kev or Ak-B are, but Listen To The Man is great '88 hip-hop and would fit perfectly next to Big Daddy Kane or Ultramagnetic.
This week's run of music will cover both the random rap phenomenon, and all those mp3 blogs you gave up on weeding through every week. Note: for my purposes I am not going to necessarily stick with the '87-'91 range when labeling something "random rap", as evidenced by the following track from '95.
There's just something about Dunt Da Dunt Dunt by Boostin' Kev that I love. He sounds a bit like Biz, but I think it's the "chick, chick here and a chick, chick there" sample in the chorus that really does it. I can image playing this on The Breaks everytime I needed to follow up some other slower rap song.
I'm glad the Yeah Yeah Yeahs did an acoustic version of Maps before someone else tried to do it.
Supposedly written on the same day as "Creep", Thom Yorke wanted "Motion Picture Soundtrack" to be on OK Computer but the rest of the band decided to leave it off. It was re-recorded with the church organ for Kid A but having heard this version first, I tend to prefer it.
Mr. T, Burt Reynolds and Dennis Hopper will soon be the voice of your GPS-enabled car. Make sure you listen to the sample Mr. T audio on the right side.
I know nothing about this version of Fell In Love With A Girl. I'm not even sure where I got it from. What I do know is that I like it and so should you.
I read once that Oasis thought Ryan Adams' version of Wonderwall was better than their own. I'll let you make up your own mind on that one, but the one thing I will tell you is that dude ain't gonna win any beatbox contests.
and the music video - his guitar shoots lasers!
Stan also has a brand new album out called Shine.
December 4th is the last episode of Curb for the season. The new season of The Sopranos satrts on March 12. And there's nothing in between.
I didn't really care for last night's episode too much. Mostly because I never bought the Shannon/Sayid love story. But if even half the stuff in this article is true, I was sorely lacking in my background spotting abilities last night.
- torrent site for iPod content.
A day old and already it's got some good stuff. Here's hoping that it's all formated correctly, unlike what initially popped-up here.
Bobby Brown as James Brown & Mike Tyson as Count Biz Markie perfom "Monster Mash" on Jimmy Kimmel.
This goes perfectly with the previous post, but you might want to wait until after tonight's epsiode of The Office to read it.
You don't need to read the article. I just wanted to post this sentence:
Kanye West ... didn't get a rise out of the audience until he blurted out, "White people, this is your only chance to say nigga," referring to his song "Gold Digger."
Shadow's been dropping some guest production here and there lately. There was a track off the Lyrics Born remix album and a remix of the UK band Keane. Both were OK, but nothing great. Then he did a track off the new Cage album. Jello Biafra also guests and does a horrible George Bush impersonation. So I found the instrumental to the track and edited out Jello.
Grand 'Ol Party Crash (Edit)
here's the original too if you want to hear it:
Grand 'Ol Party Crash (w/Jello Biafra) [Amazon]
Then last week a Shadow produced track called
3 Freaks by Keak Da Sneak featuring Turf Talk appears. I guess they're some Bay Area rappers that you wouldn't think Shadow would associate with. Either way, the breakdown at the end is great. Play it loud and the rapping doesn't matter.
There are just too many possible SLs to pick from with this wikipedia list.
This was one of my favorite shows before it got cancelled. I'm so excited to be able to finally see the whole thing. It's way better than Desperate Housewives and written by Mike White. But not funny Mike White. Dark, twisted, trashy, hot-mom-seducing-her-daughter's-boyfirend Mike White.
Yo X, what's that web page to help you get around the IM port blocking at work?
What Walt says is backwards. I took the liberty of recording the audio and ran it in reverse. The first thing he says is, 'Press the button.'
Every review I've read about this group either has a reference to them being a "jam band", or how lead singer Barrie Cadogan is a supposed guitar virtuoso. If I went by either one of those two, I'd never even give it a first listen. It's just some good funk to me. 3 listens through the album and it really only falters towards the end with the two 5+ minute songs.
more like dirty t-shirt
A bunch of people got together over at Soul Strut to auction off rare records to benefit the victims of hurricane Katrina. Young Einstein from Ugly Duckling, Thes One from People Under The Stais, O-Dub, mr. jeigh and many others were all participating. I wanted to join in, but I didn't really have any records that were as rare as what they were selling. So instead I thought I'd acution off a CD on eBay. I'm kinda shocked at how much I was able to raise with a still sealed copy of Brainfreeze.
First time I've heard it. (explicit lyrics)
“I did learn a lot from David. I learnt from his mistakes. We’re very different people; he used humour where I use discipline. And I learnt that nobody respects him. And in a war situation, if you want your platoon to go over the top with you to certain death, it’s no good saying to them ‘Please come with me lads, I’ll tell you a joke.’ It’s a direct order ‘Come with me.’ And they’ll go ‘Yes, he’s got good leadership skills, let’s all go with him to our certain death’.”
My brother's new 2 man acoustic-punk-all covers band. Their cover of John Denver/Peter, Paul & Mary's "Leaving On A Jet Plane" got them 3 more gigs next month.
Nice little article on the uses of google maps. Cell phone towers is kinda cool. Urinals is funny, although incomplete. But the most impressive (and scariest) is the Georgia Sex Offenders. It's got crime details and mugshots of each offender, but it's also very unsettling if you find that one of these guys lives near you. (Sorry X, but you better keep a close lookout for some of those guys.)
Radiohead's "Exit Music (From A Film)" as covered by:
Brad Mehldau - used in the movie Unfaithful
Scala - the all teenage girl choir from Belgium
Willie Bobo -
Fried Neckbones And Some Home Fries -- sample source for Styles Of Beyond's Survival Tactics
Dan The Automator Remix
Keeping the [P]ortishead thing going:
John Martyn -
Glory Box -- a [P] blues cover
Tom Jones w/Portishead -
Motherless Child -- lots of stuff gets attributed to [P] incorrectly, this is the real deal
Portishead - Beth Gibbons = Jimi Entley Sound
Charlie's Theme - a nicely funky original
Apache - like the Bongo Band version but without the bongos
I decided to take the week off from work and just do nothing. So I am happily bored. Thought I'd post some music to pass the time. I might even make it a regular thing and do it every day this week. Starting off with some '89-'90 rap.
Dope On Plastic
Above The Law -
Mostly for Chamby: Moistworks did a nice post on the greatest song of all time.
This next one is, the first song on this week's Subterranean.
3 straight listens and I still just hear those drums.
Last year as a Christmas present to my brother I helped him mix and add drums to a bunch of songs he had written. He decided to actually press up CDs when it was done and has been selling them on the web through CD Baby. They also gave him the option to submit it to a bunch of online stores such as iTunes. So now it's there.
This is the new "it" band. Below are tracks from their self-titled, self-released first album. If you like it you can find more from the guy who wrote their Pitchfork review and from their own website. And if you end up surfing to their website, make the jump over to my friend Joe's band Dirty On Purpose (Yes, they stole my initials and they know it) and download the very good Mind Blindness.
Let The Cool Goddess Rust Away
Gimme Some Salt
I'm about to leave for a much needed vacation, but I wanted to drop some more music before I left. So here's a couple random tracks:
Handsome Boy Modeling School (w/Kid Koala & DJ Shadow) -
The Runway Song Pt. 2 I have no idea why they left this off their last album. It would have been the best song on that junk by far.
The Beach Boys -
Good Vibrations (Live MSU 10/22/1966) Second ever live performance of the song. It's pretty much just drums, organ and bass plus Mike Love on the "woo woo machine".
Badly Drawn Boy -
Road Movie As far as I'm concerned, the only BDB song pre-Bewilderbeast that's worthwhile.
This guy is posting insane x-amounts (that's very good, isn't it) of full album mp3s on the daily. Most links use the rather annoying rapidshare site, but if you download between 9-11pm they loosen their restrictions.
In honor of this cold holiday, I present a/some song/s to play either when it gets warmer, or if you wish to dream about it being warmer. First is the only Bebel Gilberto song I like, probably because it's produced by Amon Tobin. Second is the original Tobin song he re-used for his Gilberto production.
Bebel Gilberto - Samba da Bencão
Amon Tobin - Nova
Disney has officially announced the DVD release of The Muppet Show: Season One for 8/9. The long-awaited 4-disc set will include all 24 first season episodes, along with Jim Henson's original pitch reel for the show, a gag reel, the original pilot episode and a feature called Muppet Movies.
also: Sony has announced the release of a Breakin' Collection (featuring Breakin, Breakin 2, Beat Street and an exclusive bonus disc) on 8/16.
New Directors Label DVDs announced for release on September 13th.
Conan O'Brien on the future of television.
The only song I liked on Björk's Medúlla was "Who Is It". Then X's new favorite goes and just kills it on the remix (in a good way). I'm including another mix of the same song since it's basically a better version of what was on the album, but compare how Pascal Arbez edits the vocals just slightly on the chorus to make it that much better.
Who Is It (Vitalic Mix)
Who Is It (Fruit Machine Mix)
I've been told that I need to give the new Spoon album another try. But while I'm doing that, you need to listen to their 2001 album Girls Can Tell. I'll get you started:
Everything Hits At Once
Me And The Bean
start reading at "Hallelujah!"
Stevie Wonder - So What The Fuss (Remix w/Q-Tip)
Note: this is not a mash-up, but a legitimate remix.
Is anyone interested in seeing Feist on Tuesday at the Earl? Rumor has it she performs a must-see-and-hear song featuring multiple live loops of her voice upon one another. $10 and she's in an opening slot, so it hopefully won't last too late.
"Deadwood"-speak week at Salon.
x made the request, so here it is: the only worthwhile track off the new Prince Paul Itstrumental album.
Prince Paul -
bonus: Steinski -
Nice acoustic set from James Mercer here. I like it because now I can finally figure out the lyrics to Sphagnum Esplanade. Mixed Nut will like it for the very nice version of One By One All Day.
X-Amount, check this out: Chilly Rob-B reminds me of all those horrible promo CDs we used to get at The Breaks.
I couldn't help but like his sampling for "Crazy In Love" last year, and now Rich Harrison is back at it again. Take a
Meters break, add a bongo hit from Apache, and even I can't help but love Amerie's "One Thing".
Nickelodeon Movies announced today that Jack Black will star in an untitled future film to be written by Mike White and Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite), who will also direct. The movie will center around the exploits of a Mexican priest who moonlights as a mystery, masked Lucha Libre wrestler in order to save an orphanage destined for closure. Black & White Productions and Nick Movies will produce the feature, which is based on a true story.
Universal has just announced the DVD release of Carl Reiner and Steve Martin's The Jerk: 26th Anniversary Edition on 7/26 (SRP $19.98). The film will be available in anamorphic widescreen video, with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio. Extras will include the Learn How to Play "Tonight You Belong to Me" and The Lost Filmstrips of Father Carlos Las Vegas de Cordova featurettes, the film's theatrical trailer and production notes. Other extras are TBA.
some unreleased Edan for you:
Just Listen - this appears to have become Polite Meeting (Intro) Funky Rhymin' - featuring your 2 favorite breaks of all time
Spike Jonze Adidas commercial
Nobody's posted any music today, so here's some generally new hottness to bump while mowing your lawn this weekend.
Jem - They (Cut Chemist Remix)
Daft Punk -
PS - That's the only track I even remotely like off the new DP.
Here are the only 2 songs you need off this comp:
Astrud Gilberto - The Gentle Rain (RJD2 Remix)
Jimmy Smith - Stay Loose (Lyrics Born Remix)
Who's interested in me posting some music for everyone? I'll host it off some other account, and it'll be stuff I don't think everyone already has, but might like. Comment if you're interested, because I'll only do it if everyone's going to download it.