Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Rabbit Hole

Just got back from Alice In Wonderland 3D. Whoa it was horrible. The original story of Alice is so wonderfully mad and whimsical that it is disappointing to see such a phoned in Disney/Tim Burton muckjob. Save your self the money and look at the original manuscripts while listening to this song instead.

Song #133: Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit

Friday, April 16, 2010

Sometimes I'm Goodie, Goodie.

Last night I stumbled upon some great locals bands at Crash Mansion. One of them played an unbelievable cover of Aaliyah's "Are You That Somebody" and I've had it in my head the entire day. I probably already listened to it 10 times today. Watching the video is a little freaky not only because of the stunning beauty of the deceased, but because they keep playing scenes of Eddie Murphy in Dr. Doolittle in the background.

Song #132: Aaliyah - Are You That Somebody

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Tax Day

I just gave Uncle Sam all my moneys. He said that's not enough and that he was going to have to take over my blog today. Apparently he likes songs by George Harrison. The video below really gets kicking around 2:30, Have a Happy Tax Day. See you tomorrow.

Song #131: The Beatles - Taxman

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Beat Konducta

Madlib is an incredibly talented DJ/ Producer who was given was given the key to the Blue Note vaults. He got the unrivaled opportunity to take quite possibly the most famous Jazz Catalogue in the world and remix it in any way he wanted. The result is Shades of Blue, the 2002 album that rejuvenates a classic sound for a new generation. I heard about this record in my freshman year of school when I was really expanding my repertoire and got deep into Madlib and all his different personas: Quasimoto, Lootpack, Yesterday's New Quintet, Madvillian, Jaylib, Jackson Conti and Guilty Simpson (forgive me if I missed a few). The way he cuts up those old Jazz tracks and puts his own Hip-Hop and Funk to them is amazing. Forget the machine too because he even plays the real drums on several tracks. I caught him downtown at Irving Plaza a couple of years ago and his abilities and Vinyl searching skills, or what's Ken Shane calls "Cratedigging" are right up there with some of the best in the industry and I have enjoyed the expansion of his catalogue, especially his Blunted in the BombshelterReggae mixes. Whoever made this video also has the sick editing skills. Watch Madlib, short for, Mind Altering Demented Lessons In Beats, below.

Song #129: Madlib - Slim's Return

Monday, April 12, 2010

¡Viva la Revolución!

My Mom just came back from Cuba and all I got was this amazing, exact replica Ché outfit.

The Shirt is called a Guayabera and it still smells like Cigars and Socialism

I also got a bunch of Discos Cubanos (Cuban CD's) and the sickest Cuban Poster for A Clockwork Orange. Apparently you can't throw a rock in Cuba without bouncing it off a Picture of Ché and then hitting this song, previously posted by by James "The Beard." That Guayabera is just too awesome, but what I really wanted was a Left-Handed Relief Pitcher.

Song #128: Freddie McGregor - I'm A Revolutionist

Sunday, April 11, 2010