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Hip Hop Curmudgeon, but otherwise a lover of music.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Joplin's Airplane?

I was awakened by the sounds of what I thought was Janice Joplin at 2AM the other night on TV. My dumbass thought for years that she sang "Somebody to Love", which in fact is Jefferson Airplane. My bad...

But I did find this song by Janis...

Sunday, October 10, 2010

John Lennon (10/9/1940– 12/8/1980)

It's really the only Beatles song I like.

The Message

The one person who introduced me to my love of music was my mother. One of our mother/son bonding times which I miss is that when I was kid, she would break out all of her old records that she collected when she was growing up and we listen to them into the wee hours of the night. One night while digging through various 45's I found this song by Cymande "The Message", at the time I was well into the golden age of Hip Hop during the early 90's and wondered why no one had ever sampled this beat (someone ended up doing so eventually), but anyway I've always jocked this song heavily and it reminds me of simpler times to a funky beat.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

When I'm Dead

I just want this song played at my funeral.


So, I've desperately been trying to not talk about my disgust in general with today's music, in particular the genre formally known as Hip Hop. If you were born before 1982, then you probably know that it sucks and sucks greatly, so greatly in fact that if you hated Hip Hop in the 90's and heard the same Hip Hop you once hated back then and compared for what passes today you would fucking love the shit now. At first I thought maybe I'm just getting old (and I am), but goddamn it can we came make some music of fucking quality and I'm not just referring to Hip Hop, I'm talking ALL GENRES!!!
Here's a little FYI, if you build it they will come. You don't have to keep making shit music to get a record deal, and the record companies don't necessarily have to sign shitty bands, but it's there fault for doing so all for the sake of being "competitive"...I'm done ranting, here's A Tribe Called Quest, Oh My God, from Midnight Marauders (it's the remix, when remixes actually meant something)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra/Kiss The Sky

A lot of times I watch TV especially HBO series and every so often they might play an awesome song during the end credits and leave no indication of who it is. These musical selections are often obscure, but still awesome none the less, and unless you're some sort of super music person, you're not going to know what song it is. This song was played during the ending scene and into the credits of HBO's East Down and Bound.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Night Light

I like Miho Hatori a lot. I mean A LOT. She's was the main vocalist from Cibo Matto who unfortunately don't make music together anymore. Anyway, while I was bastardizing the economic value of the recording industry (downloading)a few years ago, I ran across this little solo gem of hers which is from the Urban Renewal Program from Ninjatune, I haven't heard the entire the album which is a compilation of artist, but I think you can buy it from Amazon...I haven't though because I'm a cheap bastard.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tropicola is FOUND!!!

This song is AWESOME!!! Listen to it first then bask in its glory as you listen to it again. Tropicola is by Nino Nardini (I suggest you google him and to find out what else he's done) I first heard this track from an Adult Swim promo for Inuyasha back in 2002. The promo only lasted less than a minute, but it stuck in the recesses of my ear till I watch the movie Black Dynamite (you should really watch this movie by the way) I didn't remember hearing it in the movie, but because of the music that was played throughout I listened to a copy of the OST and Tropicola is the second to last track on the album.

Breakthrough...this is a only a test.

This is the first Blog which is really more to test things out. This is Issac Hayes's Breakthrough for the Truck Turner soundtrack (1974). I originally found this on DJ Premier's The Crates, also I believe Jay Z sampled this a bit for Empire State of Mind, but I'll reserve my opinion of Jay Z for later.