Thursday, November 01, 2007
Consider this whole thing a figment of your collective imagination. I had intended to focus my time and energy this week on a few upcoming projects and posts, but I made a last-minute decision to throw a little "spontaneous simplicity" into the rotation. These are just some tracks that I've been listening to a lot over the past few days---searching for some sort of rhyme or reason in the mix will only serve to confuse you. No greater meaning than sending a little love from my boombox to yours...
"Wichita Lineman"---Smokey Robinson & The Miracles (zShare)
"Wichita Lineman"---Smokey Robinson & The Miracles (savefile)
The most soulful version of this song I've ever heard...
"I Love You, I Need You"---Otis Clay (zShare)
"I Love You, I Need You"---Otis Clay (savefile)
Baby...why do you keep hurtin' me this way?
Puff Puff Pass---Frank N Dank (zShare)
Puff Puff Pass---Frank N Dank (savefile)
I'm usually not feelin' these guys all that much, but Dilla's gotta be up in the sky somewhere...smiling.
"I've Got You, Man!"---The Sweet Vandals (zShare)
"I've Got You, Man!"---The Sweet Vandals (savefile)
How can you not love me for this one?
"Dub Cutting"---Nobody Beats The Beats (zShare)
"Dub Cutting"---Nobody Beats The Beats (savefile)
I get completely lost in the rhythm every single time...
"Nuclear War"---Sun Ra And His Outer Space Arkestra (zShare)
"Nuclear War"---Sun Ra And His Outer Space Arkestra (savefile)
Whether you think Sun Ra was a prophetic genius or a complete madman, this is just one of those tracks that every man, woman and soul child needs to hear at least once in a lifetime.
"Threat(100 dBs Remix)"---Jay-Z (zShare)
"Threat(100 dBs Remix)"---Jay-Z (savefile)
"Be Like Hov"---Jay-Z/DJ Suss One (zShare)
"Be Like Hov"---Jay-Z/DJ Suss One (savefile)
I really wanted to drop a couple of joints from American Gangster because I don't give a damn what anyone says---this is one of the best commercial LPs that's been released all year.
Since the RIAA is probably on a mad witch-hunt for anyone who dares to leak a track or two, I decided on a couple of less worrisome options. Just don't forget to cop AG on Tuesday...
And screw a review by some boring-ass newspaper/magazine journalist...why not check out Trav's take instead?
Live footage of The Sweet Vandals:
Just in case you haven't seen Jay's new "Blue Magic" video yet. One of the album's weaker joints, but hell---what do you expect from the single?:
An excerpt from Brother From Another Planet about Sun Ra:
Word From Your Moms:
"It's AFTER the end of the world. Don't you know that yet?"
"The outer space beings are my brothers. They sent me here. They already know my music."
"But recently I began to feel that maybe I wouldn't be able to do what I want to do and need to do with American musicians, who are imprisoned behind these bars; music's got these bars and measures you know."
"The light of the future casts the shadows of tomorrow."
*All above quotes courtesy of Sun Ra