cherish- how to snap cherish teach you the difference between the snap dance, the poole palace, the westside walk, and the lean with it, rock with it. the music video sorta does the same thing, but this gives more context.
'here's some local culture that we love so much, and we're sharing it with the world. sure, we making money, but it's still pretty damn wholesome. i mean, part of our video is just sleepover girls dancing in a big sububan house.'
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click on pic for full appreciationhow do you think star wars fans vote?
i tried to find the video, but it seems to have evaporated. i know the daily show had a clip...
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Saturday, June 24, 2006
personal criticisms I find the new round of accusations of illegal drug use against Lance Armstrong very troubling. I not worried about the reputation of the sport, the history of his beloved tour, or the legacy of his alleged accomplishments. Instead, I am concerned for my conversational reputation. On several occassions, I repeated the sportswriter truisms that "Lance actually grew back stronger from cancer," that his near-death "allowed him to selectivly build back key muscle groups," and "blah, he has huge lungs blah, blah." I now admit that mindlessly repeated those observations in hopes of impressing my peers and furthering my own social career. In the face of NPR's faithful reporting, I concede that Lance Armstrong could have used drugs, but I will continue to persume his innocence until his guilt be proven by a court of law or the New York Times. I hope this confession helps bring closure for those who I have intentionally mislead as to my competence as a professional cycling commentator.
Unrelated, But More Important: Hall and Oats' "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)" addresses the exact same lyrical and emotional themes as Meatloaf's "I Would Do Anything Thing For Love (But I Won't Do That)." This reveals an underlying symmetry and order in the universe.
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I guess I'm still young enough to be bothered by commercialization. Let's hope I grow up soon and get that skrilla.
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born to rollIn addition to all sorts of real life adventures and exploits, I've been working on a west coast radio summer mix. I'm trying to only include sunshine state joints from 92-95. Four glorious summers, defined by the Chronic, the Predator and Doggystyle, a golden state age before the great rap war. I wanna capture the vibe of the good video
This song is on there. Xzhibit makes an appearance, before Dr. Dre signed him, and before x to the z was slanging custom car crap for mtv. The Alkaholiks- DAAAM!!
According to the breaks, DJ Muggs used at least four songs, which are listed below.
Cal Tjader- Morning Mist Bob James- Nautilus Le Pamplemouse- Gimme What You Got Dennis Edwards- Don't Look Any Further
Somehow that makes so much sense. G-funk sampling seemed to be more than just stealing a hook or thieving a bassline; the nods and references to parental house party records and barbeque radio jams aim to evoke a mythical adolescence before gangbangin, the teenage heyday before the AK and Dre Day.
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Sunday, June 18, 2006
the center of your own map Until I get del.ici.ous going...
ijusswannablog Well, I said I was going to do a series of soul posts, but then a little bit of life happened. I moved cities, bought the new copy of Wax Poetics, started researching the local music scene, and that's were my life went.
There's some pressure to hurt up and get professional, but let's take things slowed and throwed for a second. Most pop music is like soda. Most Texas Screw music is like drank-- soda mixed with codeine and cough syrup. Higher viscosity, less universal appeal, but still quite sweet. Highly addictive as well. Musiq/Halfcrazy- Chopped & Screwed by OG Ron C
The picture at left comes from the TTL blog and re-up magazine. It's a bunch of samples from some ny producer's office, meticulously organized on floppy discs. Color-coded vintage art tech= swoon, sigh.
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Thursday, June 08, 2006
add soul to summerIt's time for some soul, and not just the electro and techno that's been running around here lately. Lee Dorsey- Give It Up
This is from a Soul Jazz compilation called Saturday Night Fish: New Orleans Funk and Soul. I want to know so much more about this music and the cultures and personalities behind it. I want to go to the next door library and check out a 16 hour PBS documentary called Soul, because it's just as good as jazz or baseball, but I doubt that they have it or it exists. I will do better reporting and informing/relaying as Soul Week continunes.
Also: Snake on a Plane the internet phenomenon is just as interesting, bizarre and humorous as Snakes On A Plane the movie idea. I'm not sure if I'm sick of both yet.However, I am definetly sick of "Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code: The Movie: The Video Game: The TV Ad."
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Sunday, June 04, 2006
let your girlfriend do what your boyfriend can'tMixed live nine or ten days ago. Perfect for a summer drive or two. June mix- the progress
Mushaboom-Feist/Why You Wanna- T.I.
Got To Be A Love (Paul Nice Mix)- Greyboy feat. Sharon Jones