Sunday, April 27, 2008

Giant Step and Central Park SummerStage present Gilles Peterson, Jamie Lidell, and More on August 3, 2008

From Giant Step:

We are back for our annual Central Park Summerstage event with vocal maestro Jamie Lidell, P Diddy's latest signing Janelle Monáe, Imani Coppola's Little Jackie, soul singer José James of Brownswood Recordings and BBC Radio 1 DJ Gilles Peterson. It is sure to be a splendid summer Sunday in the sun - not to be missed.

After establishing himself as an underground sonic scientist with an electronica pedigree, Jamie Lidell's second album, Multiply, awakened even the most cynical critics of blue-eyed soul. Lidell's voice has been compared to a blended cocktail of Little Richard, Jimi Hendrix, Sly Stone, Marvin Gaye, Prince and Stevie Wonder. His recently released record, Jim, places Lidell's vocal excellence at the center of a soulful journey through Motown ballads and urban funk to the electronic peripheries of modern sound.

Janelle Monáe was recently signed by Sean "Diddy" Combs to Bad Boy Records, and her upcoming album Metropolis, co-produced by Big Boi, promises to be an exciting debut. A charismatic performer, Monáe has an innovative style that cannot be classified, crossing the genres of R&B, funk, and rock ‘n' roll. She collaborated with OutKast for the movie soundtrack Idlewild.

Channeling the voice of Gil Scott Heron, Jose James brings a fresh voice to jazz with his debut album, The Dreamer. As a potent composer and songwriter, he has adroitly mastered re-interpretations like "Park Bench People," from 90's rap collective, Freestyle Fellowship, as well as his own compositions.

Imani Coppola and Adam Pallin are Little Jackie. With a blend of old-school R & B, a quirky injection of hip-hop and Cyndi Lauper-esque pop, the duo takes a tongue-in-cheek approach to social absurdities.

Record label owner, music enthusiast and DJ, Gilles Peterson's notoriety stems from his global acclaim as one of the music industry's leading tastemakers. Known for blending various music genres such as jazz, funk, hip-hop, soul, and latin, Gilles airs weekly on BBC's Radio 1. He continues to support and promote artists through his popular broadcasts and the newly formed record label, Brownswood Records.

*****3 PM - 6 PM // FREE*****

SummerStage Website


If I'm not at Lollapalooza that weekend, I'll definitely be hitting this up.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Sublime - April 26, 1992

The video's hot (wink, wink) but the song is bloody, fucking amazing.


[I don't know if you can, but can you get an order for Ons, that's O-N-S, Junior Market, the address is 1934 East Anaheim, all the windows are busted out, and it's like a free-for-all in here and uh the owner should at least come down here and see if he can secure his business, if he wants to...]

April 26th, 1992
There was a riot on the streets
Tell me where were you?
You were sittin' home watchin' your TV
While I was participating in some anarchy
First spot we hit it was my liquor store
I finally got all that alcohol I can't afford
With red lights flashin', time to retire
And then we turned that liquor store into a structure fire
Next stop we hit, it was the music shop,
It only took one brick to make that window drop
Finally we got our own P.A.
Where do you think I got this guitar that you're hearing today?
(Homicide, never doin' no time)

When we returned to the pad to unload everything
It dawned on me that I need new home furnishings
So once again we filled the van until it was full
Since that day my livin' room's been much more comfortable
Cause everybody in the hood has had it up to here
It's getting harder and harder and harder each and every year
Some kids went in a store with their mother
I saw her when she came out she was gettin' some Pampers
They said it was for the black man
They said it was for the mexican
And not for the white man
But if you look at the streets, it wasn't about Rodney King
It's this f*cked-up situation and these f*cked-up police
It's about comin' up and stayin' on top
And screamin' 187 on a motherfuckin' cop
It's not in the paper, it's on the wall
National guard
Smoke from all around

[Units be advised of an attempt 211 to arrest now at 938 Temple, 9-3-8 Temple, many subjects with bats trying to get inside the CB's house...they're trying to kill him]
(As long as im alive ima' live illegal)

Let it burn
Wanna let it burn, wanna let it burn
Wanna wanna let it burn
(I feel insane)
Riots on the streets of Miami
Whoa, riots on the streets of Chicago
On the streets of Long Beach
In San Francisco
Riots on the streets of Kansas City
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Cleveland, Ohio
Fountain Valley, Paramount, Victorville
Eugene, Oregon
Eureka, California
Santa Barbara
motherfuckin' Nevada
San Diego
Lakeland, Florida
fuckin' 29 Palms

[Need a unit to... structure fire and numerous subjects looting] [10-15 to get rid of this looter]

Greg Wilson

Fuck me sideways...I've got so many drafts that I've been meaning to finish, but my buddy M.E. Rockwell has a dirty habit of making me rage out with him way past whatever, whatever. Yeah, it's an what?

Anyways, here's a sick, sick, sick mix by the venerable Greg Wilson that I must share with you.


* DIMPLES D — Sucker DJs (I Will Survive)
* B BOYS — Two, Three, Break
* RUSSELL BROTHERS — The Party Scene
* THE PACMAN — I’m The Pacman (Eat Everything I Can)
* DJ DIVINE — Get Into The Mix
* NEWCLEUS — Jam On Revenge (The Wikki Wikki Song)
* TIME ZONE — The Wildstyle
* PUMPKIN — King Of The Beat
* ART OF NOISE — Beat Box
* B BOYS — Cuttin’ Herbie
* NEWTRAMENT — London Bridge Is Falling Down
* WHODINI — Magic’s Wand
* EXTRA T’S — E.T Boogie
* THE WEBBOES — Under The Wear
* Q — The Voice Of Q
* ARKADE FUNK — Search And Destroy
* G.L.O.B.E & WHIZ KID — Play That Beat Mr DJ
* WARP 9 — Nunk
* PROJECT FUTURE — Ray-Gun-Omics
* TWO SISTERS — High Noon
* C.O.D — In The Bottle
* GRANDMASTER & MELLE MEL — White Lines (Don’t Don’t Do It)
* TOM BROWNE — Rockin’ Radio
* NAIROBI — Soul Makossa
* MAN PARRISH — Hip Hop Be Bop (Don’t Stop)
* WARP 9 — Light Years Away'
* NEW ORDER — Confusion
* MIDNIGHT STAR — Freak-A-Zoid
* CAPTAIN ROCK — The Return Of Captain Rock
* RUN-DMC — It’s Like That
* ROCKERS REVENGE — Walking On Sunshine
* HASHIM — Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)
* KLIEN & MBO — Dirty Talk
* SHANNON — Let The Music Play
* XENA — On The Upside
* JONZUN CREW — Pack Jam (Look Out For The OVC)
* MELLE MEL & DUKE BOOTEE — Message II (Survival)
* JONZUN CREW — Space Is The Place
* KLIEN & MBO — Wonderful
* MAN PARRISH — Techno Trax
* CYBOTRON — Clear
* PLANET PATROL — Cheap Thrills
* ORBIT — And The Beat Goes On
* JONZUN CREW — We Are The Jonzun Crew
* TWILIGHT 22 — Electric Kingdom
* PLANET PATROL — Play At Your Own Risk


* Aretha Franklin — Jump To It
* Atlantis Keep — On Movin’ And Groovin’
* Aurra — Such A Feeling
* B Beat Girls — For The Same Man
* Beat Boys — B Bop Rock
* Bohannon — Let’s Start The Dance III
* Booker Newbury III — Love Town
* Brass Construction — walking the line
* BT (Brenda Taylor) — You Can’t Have Your Cake And Eat It Too
* C Bank — One More Shot
* Candela — Love You Madly
* Candido — Jingo Breakdown
* Charades — Give Up The Funk
* Chocloate Milk — Who’s Getting It Now
* Class Action — Weekend
* D Train — Music
* David Joseph — You Can’t Hide (Your Love From Me)
* Dolby’s Cube — Get Out Of My Mix
* Electra — Feels Good
* Electrik Funk — On A Journey (I Sing The Funk Electric)
* Evelyn King — Love Come Down
* Ex tras — Haven’t Been Funked Enough
* Fatback — Is This The Future
* Fearless Four — Rockin’ It
* Forrrce — Keep On Dubbin’
* Fresh Face — Huevo Dancing
* G Force — Feel The Force
* Gary’s Gang — Makin’ Music
* George Clinton — Atomic Dog
* Gunchback Boogie Band — Funn
* Hot Streak — Body Work
* Howard Johnson — So Fine
* Indeep — Last Night A DJ Saved My Life
* Johnny Chingas — Phone Home
* Kashif — I Just Gotta Have You
* Ladies Choice — Girls’ Night Out
* Linda Taylor — You And Me Just Started
* Madonna — Everybody
* Marvin Gaye — Sexual Healing
* Michelle Wallace — Tee’s Right
* Micronauts — Letzmurph Acrossdasurf
* Mike & Brenda Sutton — Don’t Let Go Of Me (Grip My Hips And Move Me)
* Mtume — Juicy Fruit
* Peech Boys — Don’t Make Me Wait
* Pressure Drop — Rock The House
* Prince Charles & The City Beat Band — The Jungle Stomp
* Pure Energy — Spaced Out
* Raw Silk — Do It To The Music
* Rod — Just Keep On Walkin’
* Salsoul Orchestra — Ooh, I Love It (Love Break)
* Sandy Kerr — Thug Rock
* Sharon Redd — Beat The Street
* Sharon Redd — Love How You Feel
* Shock — Electrophonic Phunk
* Sinnamon — I Need You Now
* Sinnamon — Thanks To You
* Steve Arrington’s Hall Of Fame — Way Out
* Stone — Girl I Like The Way You Move
* The System — It’s Passion
* Toney Lee — Love So Deep
* Toney Lee — Reach Up
* Touchdown — Ease Your Mind (US remix)
* Two Sisters — B Boys Beware
* Unique — What I Got Is What You Need
* Verycheri 69 — Cancer Sign
* Visual — The Music Got Me
* Was (Not Was) — Tell Me That I’m Dreaming
* Weeks & Co — If You’re Looking For Fun
* West Street Mob — Break Dancin’ - Electric Boogie
* Wreckin’ Crew — Chance To Dance
* Wuf Ticket — The Key
* X Ray Connection — Replay
* Xavier — Work That Sucker To Death

more info here:

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Sublime - Saw Red

Lyrics -

Every day I love him a little bit more,
a litle bit more, a little bit more.
Every day I love him just a little bit more,
and he loves me the same.
Every day I love her a little bit more,
a little bit more, a little bit more,
Every day I love her just a little bit more,
and she loves me the same.
Baby if ya wanna get on, baby if ya wanna get off.
It makes no sense at all, I saw red. I saw red. I saw red.
One more secret lover that I shot dead.
Every day I wake up, just a little bit more,
feelin' like a dog in the yard because it's just how we are.
And every day I wonder if it's over,
when I wake up I realize no it isn't, and break down the wall.
You say it's black but I just can't believe you.
And if I say it's white say I'm just trying to deceive you.
And baby, I'm aware of the high and the low,
and I'll be waiting in the middle, but I just lack control.
Baby if ya wanna get low, baby if ya wanna get high.
It makes no sense at all, I saw red. I saw red.
One more secret lover that I shot dead.
Girls don't go crazy, girls don't go crazy, oh girls don't crazy when
men use you.
Women hold your men tight, if it makes you feel alright,
It's your own life.


Here's another clip of them doing a live rendition...because it's that fucking awesome:

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Death by Blogging

In Web World of 24/7 Stress, Writers Blog Till They Drop


SAN FRANCISCO — They work long hours, often to exhaustion. Many are paid by the piece — not garments, but blog posts. This is the digital-era sweatshop. You may know it by a different name: home.

A growing work force of home-office laborers and entrepreneurs, armed with computers and smartphones and wired to the hilt, are toiling under great physical and emotional stress created by the around-the-clock Internet economy that demands a constant stream of news and comment.

Of course, the bloggers can work elsewhere, and they profess a love of the nonstop action and perhaps the chance to create a global media outlet without a major up-front investment. At the same time, some are starting to wonder if something has gone very wrong. In the last few months, two among their ranks have died suddenly.

Two weeks ago in North Lauderdale, Fla., funeral services were held for Russell Shaw, a prolific blogger on technology subjects who died at 60 of a heart attack. In December, another tech blogger, Marc Orchant, died at 50 of a massive coronary. A third, Om Malik, 41, survived a heart attack in December.

Other bloggers complain of weight loss or gain, sleep disorders, exhaustion and other maladies born of the nonstop strain of producing for a news and information cycle that is as always-on as the Internet.

To be sure, there is no official diagnosis of death by blogging, and the premature demise of two people obviously does not qualify as an epidemic. There is also no certainty that the stress of the work contributed to their deaths. But friends and family of the deceased, and fellow information workers, say those deaths have them thinking about the dangers of their work style.

Link to rest of article


Now you understand why I don't post as often as I'd like...