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JESSE VENTURA STILL RULES

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05-20-09

Erik Blood – To Leave America

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Phantom Planet – Wishing Well
Erik Blood – To Leave America

Kudos to Erik for recognizing a good melody when he hears one. But tisk on making it the only good part of his song. coincidence? hmmm? dj’s theres fixin to be some mashin’

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rating: 4.373

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05-19-09

“Ida”

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It was announced today that the 47 million year old primate fossil known as “Ida”, discovered in 1983, is officially now the oldest known link to the human species. click here to learn more about primitive human “Ida”, or see below..

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05-19-09

Fanfarlo -“I’m A Pilot” and “Luna”

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Fanfarlo – I’m A Pilot
Fanfarlo – Luna

Fanfarlo fuse brit and indie-pop with unique orchestration including glock, saw, melodica, clarinet, accordion, “noise” and of course the fanfarlophone (??? yes we know… what the fuck?). These guys are of the few new acts out there actually worthy of their buzz.

For a point of reference, Fanfarlo are like London’s answer to the Arcade Fire. Merely a reference for their musical ambition, and therefore it’s a compliment. Besides, they are less theatric… and there’s no funeral theme..

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rating: 8.5

brown9

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05-16-09

B3SCI MIXTAPES: Alan Lomax

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musicologist alan lomax dedicated much of his life to the preservation, collection & recording of folk music. a primary interest of lomax was the folk music of the american south. he recorded prisoners & sharecroppers, balladeers & clergymen. alan lomax had a profound love for this music, something you can really feel in his recordings. here’s a few of our favs:

01. Odetta – “Another Man Done Gone”
02. John Davis – “Moses Don’t Get Lost”
03. Bessie Jones – “See Aunt Dinah”
04. Viola James – “Tryin’ to Make Heaven My Home”
05. Anderson Burton – “God’s Unchanging Hand”
06. Henry Morrison – “Lazarus”
07. Ed Lewis & Prisoners – “Tom Devil”
08. 22 & Group – “Prettiest Train”
09. Mississippi Fred McDowell – “I Want Jesus”
10. Moving Star Hall Singers – “You Got to Move”

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05-16-09

THROWBACK SATURDAYS: Oblivians – “Live the Life”

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Oblivians – Live the Life

i want to live the life i sing about in this blog. i love this song so much! lets dance!

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05-16-09

PLAY BOTH VIDEOS AT THE SAME TIME: St. Vincent – “Actor Out of Work” vs. Red Cafe “Hottest in the Hood” (Remix)

you are your own DJ. you can mix the volume levels, start/pause times, fade one song in while fading the other out.

zombie janis joplin show us what you’re workin with!

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05-16-09

The Vicounts – Broken Britain

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The Vicounts – Broken Britain

The Vicounts address their issues with the UK, life, the music industry… and Mondays in particular – with straight forward rock and roll.

This two and half minute fist pounder will make you want to have a pint of the darkest, bitter beer you can find, see I’m having one right now.

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rating: 8
brown88

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05-14-09

Freebass 808 – “SkyOcean”

freebass 808 is a collaboration between suede of camp lo and apple juice kid. dig the beat and some of suede’s verse. skyocean! james brown!

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rating: 7.0

brown7

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05-14-09

Pink Floyd – “Breast Milky” (Live San Tropez, 1970)

you can really feel the thickness of the air/atmosphere and how the music just sits in it. just awesome.

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05-14-09

We Are Happy Plants – Apollo

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We Are Happy Plants – Apollo

WE ARE HAPPY PLANTS take us to an 80’s dance party in the future..

Anybody who has been to epcot/spaceship Earth will definitely be reminded of this:
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Yet, somehow I also think of this… wait till the end:

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rating: clocks measure time

brown87

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05-13-09

New Wilco Record!

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Wilco’s new album, Wilco (the Album), is due out the end of June. It’s streaming at the link below. $20 says that b-rock is listening this very moment. The Chicago in me is freaking out, diggin the record… especially “I’ll Fight”, check it out…

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05-13-09