Sunday, October 24, 2010

No Bugs on Me: Episode 6

We're back from a long break and possibly better than ever. Topics include movie magic, my quest for a gun, soccer coach restuarants and possibly more.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

I'm Living in Shame

I've found the many of the best Motown records are like Mack trucks, with so much momentum they can barrel through anyone's dumpy sensibilities, with dense basslines, orchestras, and vocalists that fill in every possible hole. Sometimes more is actually better.

It's Your Thing

Is there something wrong with trying to sound like James Brown? Not at all.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Oh, Sister

I've always had a little bias against any Bob Dylan after the turn of the 70's. I think I'll have to get over it.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Party and Bullshit

People seem to have trouble with the lyrics of this song, as if it exemplifies, as its name suggests, the most morally and intellectually vacuous kinds of music. But as with everything, you really have to appreciate it for what it is: a perfectly unending stream of wobbly gravitas. Always a man of contradictions, Biggie smothers quite a large pill of uncertainty in a thick and potent honey of violence, drugs, and lechery. Yet one can only marvel at his insistence: the perfectly unbroken line that lays across the first verse, or the perfectly placed spondee in the second ("ain't no stopping Big Poppa, I'm a BAD BOY"), one of my favorite moments in hip-hop. Its the production that most completely reveals the complexity of his lyrics, backing his nervous confidence with a beat that wavers like a swing set in a thunderstorm. Party may be in the title, but I've never been to one where it was played, and I don't think I'd have enjoyed it if I had.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Where is Justin Timberlake these days?

I don't care who you are, there's no denying the quality, or the incredible weirdness, of this song. The first, and probably best, appearance of the signature JT/TL beatboxing.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Kimono My House

Power pop from the 70's wins once again. I think I've finally found some glam I can really get into.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Two Sevens Clash

I really haven't heard enough Reggae to judge this song's relative quality, but I think its great enough it general to warrant my recommendation.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Sexual Healing

This song is as good as, if not better than, "Ignition (Remix)". Am I the only one that find its a little tragic?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

No Bugs on Me: Episode 5

Here we are once again. This is a much more contemplative, infj style, There's a Riot Goin' On, episode. Topics discussed include, Gabe's butt, Hispanic Mom's, degenerates, how to write a clear and concise essay and much more.

Friday, October 1, 2010

No Bugs on Me: Episode 4 ft. Nora

We're back and better than ever. And with a high profile guest. Topics addressed include but are not limited to compliments, bird teeth, crying, and tome etymology. There's about twenty minutes of nothing at the end of the mp3. Just ignore it.