Thursday, October 30, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Big doings this past saturday to end the almost week long CMJ extravaganza that took NYC by storm and myself by surprise. All week i was waiting to catch my crush Little Boots, whose no stranger to the East Coast Overdose, drop her innocuos haunting magical vocals right in front of me. Saturday came and i was by my lonesome at the Fort for the Fader and Levi sponsored party, double fisting the free SoCo and Bass Ale. Armed with my disposable camera i was ready for the floor. After taking my damp rain coat off, i managed my way to the front of the stage to watch the set up action. This short, pretty young thing in a blue sequence blouse and black tights was setting up a tenorion and of course it was none other than Victoria Hesketh aka Little Boots. Excitement ensued. And now ive lost my train of thought or maybe im just at a loss of words; obviously the latter.
Heres a Little Boot's photo dose:
I'd give you an audio dose but Little Boots would rather you peep her myspace and stream her music then have me give it to you for free. Also shes got a new free mix she put together for all of us to stay tuned with on her website so def check that.
After Little Boots graced us with her presence, i needed a quick tobacco fix and then it was back inside for some more beverages and bathroom. Charles Hamilton aka that uptown boy with the soul flavor stood patiently waiting to take the stage and was chill enough to share a photo op with yours truly. Holler. Hadn't heard this kids flow before but once he started spitting i knew that so called hip hop revival-ness was in full effect.
Charles Hamilton - Brooklyn Girls.mp3
Charles Hamilton - Wait Till I Get My Money Right.mp3
After the shananigans at the Fort it was uptown to chill for a second and prepare for the free whiskey down at the 205 club. (Sorry i was just notified that i have to make the trip into the city tonight for fellow East Coast Overdose crewmember JustinJustinJustinJustin's birthday bash-ness. So ima speed this post up.) Highlights downstairs included the Hood Internet, Hot Pink Delorean, and VDRK.
NYC here i come. Again. To all of you, enjoy tonight, It's Monday.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Too tired to type interesting words after the Boy's and Girl's sponsored crystal castles after party at bar 13. good times. anyway i say boycott the CMJ late night shows tonight and come out and celebrate the birthday of everyones favorite record label, Fool's Gold. Happy happy birthday.
Note: id dose you all with a song or two but im not contending with my weak ass bandwith right now.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
"three A.M.! Doctors say the body's at low tide then. The soul is out. The blood moves slow. You're nearest to dead you'll ever be save dying. Sleep is a patch of death, but three in the morn, full wide-eyed staring, is living death! You dream with your eyes open. G-d, if you had strength to rouse up , you'd slaughter your half-dreams with buckshot! But no, you lie pinned to a deep well-bottom thats burned dry. The moon rolls by to look at you down there, with its idiot face. It's a long way back to sunset, a far way on to dawn..."
_- Ray Bradbury -_
(excerpt from Something Wicked This Way Comes ©1962)
Just got back from Long Island after shooting this ridiculous party and Bradbury's way of breaking down feelings and putting them to words is just work of pure genius. I find myself picking up this book every autumn because its reminiscent of early childhood-ness and you can seriously just smell his words there so discriptive. Also netflix the movie, its mad decent. So anyway im on the internet and Little Boots is back with a new youtube video, this time covering Planet Perfecto's, Bullet In the Fun. Still impatiently waiting for the E.P. to drop November 11th.
and heres a dose for all you morning peoples compliments of Ninja Tunes own Kid Koala.
Kid Koala - Music For Morning People.mp3
Buy Carpel Tunnel Syndrom here
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Justice - Waters of Nazereth (Erol Alkan's Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr Re-Edit) (with Pase Rock guest drop)
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
You see you have to understand what rocksteady really is before you can understand who the KING of Rocksteady really was. Before the likes of Bob Marley and Reggae music as we know it today, there was a fine gentleman by the name of Alton Ellis who rocked you sweet with his rocksteady grooves. A successor to Jamaican Ska, and a precursor to reggae, rocksteady was performed by Jamaican vocal harmony groups who played a much slower, more relaxed tempo then their Rude Boy Ska contemporaries; although the rude boy-ness was a big part of the rocksteady culture as well. The ska-style back beat and the emphasis on the offbeat carried over into rocksteady. The term originated from the rocksteady dance mentioned in Alton Ellis' club banger, "Rock Steady". Ellis succumbed to his battle with cancer October 10th,2008 in West London Town and is remembered by his 20 some odd children.
Alton Ellis - Rocksteady.mp3
Alton Ellis - Girl I've Got a Date.mp3
Alton Ellis - Dance Crasher.mp3
Alton Ellis - Oowee Baby (Baby I Love You).mp3
Alton Ellis - You've Made Me So Very Happy.mp3
Alton Ellis - My Time is the Right Time.mp3
and whats a King without a Queen.
Phyllis Dillon - Don't Touch Me Tomato.mp3
Out of the many 2008 deaths this one tops the list for me. Ever since i was but a rude boy myself, my pops would always play those sweet reggae sounds, and as i came to appreciate music i discovered the almost infinite Trojan Record Compilations which compile every sub-genre of reggae music. Take some time out and browse the catalog and you can never ever go wrong with classic reggae-ness.
Boogie on Reggae Women.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Spin the Vote has been throwing club rallies around the country to make sure all of you get out, get involved, and vote those damn elephants out of the white house and put a donkey back up in that piece. -paraphrased. Tonight is the club rallies of all the club rallies, curated by none other than DJ/Producer Arthur Baker himself (Afrika Bambaataa, New Order, Fleetwood Mac, Felix Da Housecat), and hosted at the semi-new but always fresh, Santos Party House. Baker through together some great names for tonights fundraiser for Obama.
Drop The Lime
Nick Catchdubs - Fool's Gold
and hopefully Aaron Lacrate of Lacrate All-Stars fame
The Cardigans - Love Fool (Nick Catchdubs Bong Edit)
BaRoCK THE VOTE!
M.I.A. ft. La Fonda - Paper Planes (Remix)
M.I.A. ft. Jay-Z - Boyz (Remix)
M.I.A. ft. WALE - Boyz (Remix)
Rye Rye - Wassup Wassup (Crookers Remix)
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Theres been this Reckoner remix project/contest going on for a second now and apparently Diplo's contribution was just a leaked demo that wasn't even finished. Most of you didn't even realize and voted quite a bit for it as an official mix. Heres the the final 2.0 version with a bit more clubness as only Diplo could do it and a few words by the man himself...
"a lil more clubworked in the end.. the original idea was to make the biggest drum break of all TIME! but then it got scarey.. so here is the tame kangaroo version.. also theres a very nice picture of me throwin up gang signs behind thom york."
Radiohead - Reckoner v2.0 (Diplo in a Train Wreck Mix).mp3
Come kick it with Diplo and the East Coast Crew October 16th at Webster Hall. It's an 18+ show so bring your little sisters. Buy tickets here.
R.I.P. Alton Ellis aka The KING of Rocksteady. Post to follow...
Thursday, October 9, 2008
"For some, autumn comes early, stays late through life where October follows September and November touches October and then instead of December and Christ's birth, there is no Bethlehem Star, no rejoicing, but September comes again and old October and so on down the years, with no winter, spring, or revivifying summer. For these beings, fall is the ever normal season, the only weather, there be no choice beyond... Such are the autumn people."
- Ray Bradbury -
The things that make Autumn Autumn.
1. Wearing sweaters without a jacket.
2. Jumping into a freshly raked leaf pile.
4. The nip to the air.
5. Spiked apple cider.
6. Acoustic music.
8. The smell of wood burning.
10. Walking in the woods with a spliff.
The Cave Singers - Bricks of Our Homes.mp3
Buy it via Matador Records
Peter and the Wolf - Better Days.mp3
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Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band - Autumns Child.mp3
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Led Zeppelin - Ramble On.mp3
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Bob Dylan - Corrina Corrina.mp3
taken from the Freewheelin' Outakes 1963
Nick Drake - Black Eyed Dog.mp3
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Beck - He's a Mighty Good Leader.mp3
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Tom Waits - Gun Street Girl.mp3
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Mary Hopkin - Those Were the Days.mp3
Buy it via amazon
its a flannel life.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Los Angeles (E! Online) - It's really over.
Hugh Hefner confirms he and Holly Madison (28) are no longer.
"If she says it's over, it's over," Hefner tells me. "But like I've said before, she is the love of my life, and I expected to spend the rest of my life with her."
The Playboy mogul says the relationship started to crumble about six months ago when they learned he was unable to father a child with Holly.
"With my sperm count, it's not possible," Hefner explained. "I was willing but it was not possible… She'd like to be married and have children, but it's not in the cards here for me."
Where does that leave the other two Girls Next Door, Kendra Wilkinson and Bridget Marquardt?
Hefner says they're still romantically involved, but admitted, "the relationship with Kendra will be ending when she moves out, probably by the end of this year."
Hef ain't wasting anytime getting back in the saddle though.
In the last week, he's been spotted with 19-year-old twins Kristina and Karissa Shannon. "They very much want to be girlfriends and now under the present circumstance, they probably will become my girlfriends," Hefner says.
And they're not all he has to look forward to.
A college senior from Georgia whom Hefner identifies as Amy Leigh Andrews is alsowaiting in the wings. "She was testing here this past weekend," Hef says of the centerfold wannabe, "and she said she'd like to be a girlfriend, too."
The 82-year-old Hefner laughed, "I'm dancing as fast as I can."
Between you and me, it was about time. The bitch looked like she was 38 anyways.
The Mystery Jets love the girl next door too:
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
The Bloody Beetroots ft. Congorock - Bluto Fucks Popeye
Congorock - Exodus
MSTRKRFT - VuVuVu
Mr.Miyagi - Pick Your Poison (Felix Cartal Remix)Boomp3.com
Felix Cartal - Vancouver
MSTRKRFT ft. N.O.R.E. - Bounce (Felix Cartal Remix)
MSTRKRFT ft. N.O.R.E. - Bounce (A-Trak Remix)
Death From Above 1979 - Sexy Results (MSTRKRFT Remix)
Death FRom Above 1979 - Little Girl (MSTRKRFT Edition)