Saturday, August 21, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

Black Friday

Grab the Black Keys new album, Brothers. They are the best thing out of Akron since a certain unnamed basketball player. Happy Friday.

Song #259: The Black Keys - Everlasting Light

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sweaty, Sweaty, Hotness

Look at how sweaty Barry White gets during this dangerously smooth live performance in Belgium from 1978.  Can you blame him, the body can only handle so much sexiness before it starts to freak out. 99% of Barry's songs bring your body well beyond that point.

Song #258: Barry White - Playing Your Game, Baby

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


This evening I got home from work and immediately fell asleep until now (possibly still Jetlag, but more likely due to an extremely rowdy Sake Bombing session last night. Damn you Freddy and Llama!!). If you were hypothetically in a situation where light or loud music was painful to you, this smooth little jam will suit you just fine.

Today's song is a huge favorite of mine of Blind Melon's first album. Sleepyhouse was the name of the family home in Durham, North Carolina that the band moved into to write songs for their self titled debut. It's probably one of the reasons there is so much chemistry in the band.

" in that house for a couple of months was like being in a band for 5 years..."
Guitarist, Christopher Thorn
This is a layout of the house made by the drummer, Glen Graham (super underrated as a percussionist); Thanks to for the pic

Think of it as the 90's Alt version of The Band moving into the Big Pink.

Song #257: Blind Melon - Sleepyhouse

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

Piano Mon

Jackie Mittoo is known as the "Keyboard King of Studio One." He played the organ on basically 50% of the music that was recorded on the isle of Jamaica.

Song #253: Jackie Mittoo - Drum Song

Sunday, August 15, 2010


At a ballin' club in Tel Aviv, this sick Israeli Band covered some seriously epic songs. The dude lead singer had crazy facial hair and the Girl singer may have been an Angel. All 40-some odd of us birthrighters crowded into LIMA LIMA and we tore it up.

Photo Credit: Lima-Lima DJ, Mickey Martin
I was a little שתוי myself so I don't remember every hit on the set list, but I do remember grabbing the mic and rapping Biggie's verse to Mo' Money, Mo' Problems in front of the whole crowd at LIMA LIMA.

Every song got the crowd rowdy and it had to be one of the best partying experiences of my life. If you are ever in the Holy Land, stop by Lilenblum 42 in Tel Aviv and hit it up, tell them you heard about them from some crappy website in the USA.

Quick Note though: You should probably know on some nights it's a Gay Bar, but who's counting?

What I do recall hearing:

  1. The aforementioned Mo Money, Mo Problems
  2. Regulate by Warren G & Nate Dogg 
  3. Pump It by Black Eyed Peas
  4. Hey Ya by Outkast/ Andre 3000
  5. Empire State of Mind by Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
  6. American Boy by Estelle & Kanye West
    (Even though the Singer at Lima Lima sounded much better than Estelle, it's been stuck in my head ever since)

Song 252: Estelle & Kanye West - American Boy

How can I resist? This is one of the greatest videos ever. Puffy and Ma$e in that wind tunnel is possibly one of the best moments of the 90's.

BONUS SONG: Biggie, Puff Daddy & Ma$E - Mo Money, Mo Problems