Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Cannibal Ox: "Vein" (The Cold Vein - Def Jux, 2001)
El-P: "Deep Space 9mm" (Fantastic Damage - Def Jux, 2002)
Monday, March 26, 2007
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Speaking of interviews, J. Sands of the Lone Catalysts continues to stay on the grind. (Coincidentally, he dropped a freebie Dilla tribute album Mrs. Sands: A Love Story on the internet this year. 10 songs deep. J. Sands freaking it over Dilla's work = Ill.)
O-Dub chimes in on the Amy Winehouse phenomenon. Interesting stuff.
Yes, yes, yes...Red Gone Wild drops on March 27. I've read a few Redman interviews the last couple of months but this one's got all the nooks and crannies...
Monday, March 19, 2007
"Sunny" is self-explanatory. If this tune doesn't make you feel good, you probably can't feel at all.
The 3 Sounds: "Sunny" (Live At The Lighthouse - Blue Note, 1967)
*By 1967, Bill Dowdy had left the trio and was replaced by Donald Bailey who played with the group throughout the Lighthouse performances.
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Listening to this on Sunday, the day they filled the brackets for the NCAAs. Syracuse got their bubble popped, but it really doesn't even seem to matter. Davis and Coltrane breezing lazy, waxing Blackbird and Walking. Creeping into summer, these songs on the box remind me of 15th street, riding bikes, and warm beerfest. Are you feeling it?
Miles Davis and John Coltrane - Live in New York
01. Bye, Bye, Blackbird
03. It Never Entered My Mind
06. So What
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
This is one of those songs that, whenever I play it, I just want to crawl inside and become immersed in it's coolness. 2 minutes in and I feel as if I'm holding sway above the flux.
The Third Cup isn't as spectacular as The Next 100 Years which was recorded a year later. As a matter of fact, the latter is a complete contrast in style. But the title cut on Fisher's debut is a beautiful thing.
Eddie Fisher: "The Third Cup" (The Third Cup - Cadet, 1969)
Friday, March 02, 2007
Ol' Dirty Bastard - Free To Be Dirty: Live 2005
Thursday, March 01, 2007
Traffic was thick this evening and I was once again saved by the random shuffle of my Itunes. These two came back to back as my exhausted, cluttered and convoluted mind was beginning to unravel. Therapeudic, indeed.
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: "The Lee Shore"
Grant Green: "Cease The Bombing"