britticisms: “Return of the Mack” by Mark...
lloyd feat. patti labelle - lay it down remix →
nice. (not a mashup btw)
Can anybody tell me exactly what a talk box is, how it works, and how it’s...– John Walker Lindh, “the American Taliban,” in a 1991 online post as quoted by Dave Tompkins in How to Wreck a Nice Beach (via desnoise)
Best non-2010 albums I listened to for the first...
in no order 1. max b - quarantine / coke wave / gain greene mixtapes 2. the jacka / husalah - animal planet 3. woo - into the heart of love 4. arto lindsay - salt 5. ralfi pagan - legend 6. batteaux - batteaux 7. joni mitchell - court & spark 8. mitchy slick - triggeration station 9. mr. x - mr. x 10. way of the west - collection i think most of these were discovered in the last...
Anthony Bourdain: Christmas Listeria →
anthonybourdain: I love pointless, end of year lists, don’t you? Here’s mine: some of the stuff I felt strongly about (one way or the other) this past year. Plus a whole bunch of other things I’ve been either enjoying or hating. MOVIES: WINTER’S BONE—a terrific adaptation of Daniel Woodrell’s even more…
Band Aid, Christmas, Africa and white man's... →
redguard: By Frank Natter In modern times, we seldom celebrate our colonial mentalities. We tend to hide them away under euphemisms. Christmas charity singles, however, provide a rare peep hole into the decayed core of the former colonial powers: the moral decrepitude still stands, where the empire has fallen. After abdicating all responsibility for why the world population is so polarised and...
Digging Deeper Into The Aesthetic: Alex... →
tomewing: alexmacpherson: My kind of epic attempt to round up/rabbit on and on about R&B in 2010. Yeah this is excellent - so many good albums released late in the year too!
monique-r: maximumhotness: perpetua: James Blake “The Wilhelm Scream” Live in London, 12/16/2010 Like a lot of people, I’ve fallen hard for this forthcoming James Blake album. This live performance is a bit awkward — apparently this is from only the second concert of his career! — but it’s still quite beautiful. This song is just astonishing. I feel James Blake will be next year’s The...
One way James [Murphy] changed the way we work is by having us commit to an idea...– Free Energy lead singer Paul Sprangers, as quoted by Steve Kandell in the Jan./Feb. 2011 issue of SPIN (via desnoise) Really wish these dudes would take this kind of commitment to their lyric-writing too. There’s a reason I rock Thin Lizzy & not this stuff & it’s that...
«««Dominick R. Brady»»»: NPR surprised me today. →
dominickbrady: Two back-to-back pieces on aspects of ATL Hip Hop culture. Whoa. Strip Clubs. Launch pads for hits in Atlanta. Although it’s more reflective of crunk era and bass era music I’m not mad at it. This quote pretty much sums it up though: “In Atlanta, I’m told nobody thinks twice about going… This is totally ‘blog posts in character’ but the idea that...
DJing Sunday, Dec. 26th
Will be playing records @ Danny’s in Chicago on Sunday, Dec. 26 from 10pm until 2am. Escape your family.
joecolly: There is some GQ blog post [imagine link here] criticizing D.C. political insiders and reporters for sharing their favorite music of the year. Oh no! You’re not allowed to have an opinion on or enjoy music if you don’t write about it professionally, apparently. This type of shit would be annoying if it wasn’t so boring. Get jobs, people. Eh. I dunno about other folks but to me its...
David's somanyshrimp 2010 best raps youtube... →
somanyshrimp: now in helpful youtube streaming format.
Celebrate Ricky Sargulesh!: Don't Quit Your Day... →
gq: People who cover or practice politics in Washington are too busy for a lot of what makes the lives of normal people more pleasant: exercising, eating right, dressing well, having a functioning social life, among other things. They don’t get a lot of reading for fun done, or see movies… Embrace the h8 man
They’ve got their little categories, like ‘conscious’ and ‘gangsta’. It used to...– Mos Def on being called a “conscious rapper” (stolen from wiki)
Political Hacks' favorite Music of 2010 →
So basically, any ‘well-read’ person in the world is into the exact same shit
LEX IS MORE: Yeah, the other thing about the... →
alexmacpherson: Yeah, the other thing about the Kanye/Diddy comparison is that with the latter, you get snotty “pass. thanks for offering, though” replies that dismiss Last Train To Paris unheard. Because it’s so obvious that Diddy’s a joke - or a mere businessman, if you’re being generous - rather than an auteur, like Kanye, right? And if you’re the kind of person to whom this sort of...
My idea is always to reach my generation. The wise writer, I think, writes for...– F. Scott Fitzgerald (via my dad - thanks dad!)
So Many Shrimp: So Many Shrimp's Best Raps 2010 →
somanyshrimp: Tracks 1 Husalah - You Neva Know (Sample source: here) 2 The Jacka and Laroo - Don’t Be Scared feat. Matt Blaque (Eatin lobster and angel hair) 3 Waka Flocka Flame - Grove St Party 4 Lil Boosie - Top to the Bottom 5 Gucci Mane - Everybody Lookin 6 Max B - Where Do I Go … For the 10 of you who dont follow the somanyshrimp tumblr, here are the...
samberesford: Heartfelt like crazy. On more than one occasion, I’ve found myself trying to convince people that Child Of The Ghetto is a tremendously overlooked album, pretty much end-to-end. Though it has nothing in common and for largely different reasons (honest lyricism and an evocation of time/place/era vs. pure sonic texture, respectively), same goes for Shawty Lo’s Units In The City. But...
How To Write a Blog Post, By Eric Harvey
marathonpacks: 1) Write Something. 2) Post It In A Huge Hurry For Some Reason. 3) Edit It 361 Times. LOL but true
I blurbed about Curren$y's honorable mention for... →
The Top 100 Tracks of 2010: 100-51 →
no-trivia: So, the first half of Pitchfork’s always fascinating list of the best songs of the year is up. I wrote the ones for Toro Y Moi’s “Blessa” and Drake’s “Over.” David Drake (who wrote up The Diplomats’ “Salute”!) described my take on “Over” as “fairly backhanded” and that’s probably accurate. Though I really do like “Over,” I also have to confess that it’s very, very dopey. And most of...