• January 2009 Featured Artist: My Morning Jacket

    2 Ene 2009, 0:19 de dove95

    I almost feel just as silly featuring My Morning Jacket as I did for Nine Inch Nails (back in May 08), but honestly most people that I've talked to--once I told them I was seeing MMJ (for short) for New Year's Eve--they responded with, "Who are they?"

    But the reason I feel silly is because they're obviously beyond the realm of being independent or underrated. In fact, their most recent effort, Evil Urges, has been placed on many blogs' top 10 albums of the year for 2008.

    So, who is MMJ? They are a band based out of Louisville, KY, and if your assumption is that they are considered southern/alt rock, then you'd be right. But with songs like Highly Suspicious and Touch Me I'm Going To Scream Pt. 2 and, of course, their covers of Kool and the Gang's Celebration and Get Down on It, they let out a healthy helping of soul- and R&B-infused rock, as well.

    Jim James, the singer/songwriter and guitarist of the band, is up there for my contender of one of the best modern lyricists and singers. …
  • Kool & The Gang in Madrid - 28th July 2007

    30 Jul 2007, 8:58 de venue

    In a world of models turned into singers, auto-tuned vocals, fake hip-hopers and soulless teenage bands, it’s great to see how a legendary band that’s been performing continuously for more than 35 years is still doing it as well and having fun as the first day. We’re talking about Kool & the Gang, the most sampled band of all time, with good reason.

    I was mostly surprised to see 13 people on the stage, with an amazing 5 piece brass section and no less than 6 people doing the background vocals, pretty strange in an industry full of sampled instruments. Obviously, it sounded big, just as big as you can expect from the band that has influenced the music of three generations.

    We had the chance to listen to all of the hits that made this band sell more than 70 million albums worldwide, including Celebration, Cherish, Summer Madness, Get Down On It, Ladies Night, Hollywood Swinging, Fresh and Jungle Boogie. They also played a couple of songs of their recently released album, Still Kool…
  • PeRf3cT DiScO 1 (04-2006)(2CD)(ReMaKe)

    26 Jul 2007, 21:52 de PeRf3cT

  • Further adventures of the internal radio

    21 Dic 2006, 12:13 de faustshausuk

    On the rare occasions I listen to music, it's still the same things - Joanna Newsom, The Dears, Sean Lennon... perhaps a bit of Maritime or Wilco. Still, there are occasions where my internal radio beams in with something random.

    All yesterday, I was humming Power to the People and the bassline to Rappers Delight, courtesy of Dale FM.

    Today it's Get Down on It. Go figure!
  • Lyrics game

    15 Dic 2006, 14:35 de odolany

    Step 1: Open up whatever MP3 program you use and add every song in your collection.
    Step 2: Put it on random.
    Step 2: Post the first lines from the first 50 songs that are played, not matter how embarassing.
    Step 4: Bold out the songs when someone guesses both artist and track correctly.
    Step 5: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING!

    1. "When you won't go along. Some will feel like you can't find your way. Heaven knows, heaven knows I've seen it all before"
    2. "If God had a name..." What If God Was One of Us
    3. "Well, Joanna she runs a country"
    4*. "Niepowtarzalna progresywna fuzja hip-hop i moi z SNRu druzja" (Signal to Noise Ratio remix - this shouldn't count as unpublished)
    4. "Nie byde tu ide dalij, karczmareczko winka nalej"
    5. "El fuego interior"
    6. "Lost in time I cant count the words I said when I thought they went unheard"
  • Favorite Songs

    24 Dic 2005, 4:36 de SamuelHorwitz