Saturday, March 24, 2007

tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk.

Jesus H. Christ, that high hat. Those drums.

Morris Day & The Time - 777-9311

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

another jam monster.

An Italo-disco monster.

Masterfully sped up just enough. "Enough for what?" you might say.

Well, play it at a fiesta and you'll figure it out soon enough, naysayer.

Funky Family - Funky Is On (Get Murked BPM Edit) (1984)

Friday, March 16, 2007


I know a lady named Carmen. She's from Canada. I'm mildly sure that she once told me that she aspires to become a doctor and (Carmen, feel free to correct me if I'm wrong here) change the face of modern medicine and alternative healing methods.

Or maybe not.

One of my aunts is named Carmen as well. She is way rad and cooks very well. (Perhaps not as well as her sister, Migdahlia. [We just call her Mickey] But since her name is not Carmen, we'll just leave her out of this one. Sort of.)

Both named Carmen, neither the singer of this track. (Once again, corrections if necessary, please.)

My new favorite party jam of the Spring.

Carmen - Time To Move (1986)

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

revisiting old bros.

So if you (or anybody for that fact) were to ask me what my favorite song of last year was, I would say "_______ ________" by The xxxxxxxs.

And I'd be lying.

I've only recently come to the realization that it is this song. By the Chromatics. An amalgamation of a bunch of things that I hold dear to me, (post-punk gloom, disco drum & bass shuffle, and great female vocals) all together. And not in some horrid mash-up form. But dark and shimmering beauty.

Sort of like a slow dance at a party where the disco ball has been covered in with one of Stevie Nicks gypsy scarves.

Chromatics - In The City

Sunday, March 11, 2007

red wine airwaves.

Holy shit, these guys great. Thirty focused, gnarly minutes.
Sort of scary. In the best way possible.

I freaked out so bad that my one of my kicks came off.

The lead dude came out with a bunch of black baloons, lampooned people for being more into taking pictures than getting rad, and threw a bottle of wine into the (sold out, i.e., packed) crowd.

Fuck yeah.

The Horrors - Count In Fives

Friday, March 9, 2007

machine gun funk.

by Ted Stenson:

This is kind of funk but with a chill out vibe. Sort of a cross of MC Hammer and some Flashdance shit.

Stone - Time

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

sensuality lite.

I went out with a girl last week, but instead of just posting another depressing Bonnie 'Prince' Billy song, (namely "Death To Everyone") I've decided to go with the antithesis of those dreaded five hours or however long it was (too long.)

A Kiss cover. Done by girls. More importantly, a certified jam.

Queen of Japan - I Was Made For Loving You

Friday, March 2, 2007

crushed purple velvet slip.

by Ted Stenson:

On the obscure Prince tip here is one of the alleged hundred tracks Prince recorded for Purple Rain. Legend holds that the Puple One gave one hundred songs to the record label and said "pick ten". Each song was encased in it's own crushed purple velvet slip sleeve upon which read the title of the song in pure spun gold crafted by serpentine maidens living in a lake just east of Minnesota. This gold lettering was said to have a hypnotizing effect on whoever read it and the record executives were duly cast deep under it's spell. They began making love to one another whereupon an electrical storm was triggered in the sky causing a bolt of lightning to hit the Warner Brothers building. Only Prince survived and vowing never to release this all too potent torrent of music banished all but the ten least volatile tracks to his Paisley Park vault. These ten songs would become the Purple Rain album and would gain Prince international fame. While excavating the rubble of the building however a single purple slip sleeve was uncovered, the gold lettering luckily having been burned off. This song was released as a booleg and aptly titled "Electric Intercourse".

Prince - Electric Intercourse

no acoustic solo?

All this purple. It's blinding.

My new favorite Prince song.

Not even two minutes long. (I think his Super Bowl "Purple Rain" solo was longer. And definitely more phallic.)


If anybody (looking straight at the homies from Canada) has a better quality version ... please.

Prince - I Miss U