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Month: December 2009

Lloyd Parks x Gregory Isaacs

Strictly heavyweight riddims that have been in constant rotation on hi-fi for years. The first is Lloyd Parks’ “Stars” 7″ recorded for Randy’s in 1972. It’s a stellar rendition of Cornell Campbell & The Eternals song from Studio One. Here the tune gets extended with Dennis Alcapone serving up the deejay version. The second offering…

In Remembrance…

In remembrance of all the lives lost, five years ago from today, here in Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Thailand and its surrounding areas, and in all the affected regions throughout the World. In the years since that day, this area has recovered tremendously and there is really only a small handful of visible reminders that…

Waveriders

Waveriders is the previously untold story of the unlikely Irish roots of the worldwide surfing phenomenon and today’s pioneers of Irish big-wave surfing. The story unfolds via the inspirational and ultimately tragic history of Irish/Hawaiian legendary waterman, George Freeth. Freeth, son of an Irishman, was responsible for the rebirth of this sport of Hawaiian kings…

Blue Note Plays Bossa Nova

This 3-CD set features the best of the Blue Note roster showcasing their tunes that have been influenced by the tropical sounds of Bossa Nova. The artists maintain their own unique musical vision while adding that unmistakable Brazilian element to their compositions resulting in delightful vibes from start to finish. Blue Note Plays Bossa Nova…

Inna Ruminations Stylee

Tru Thoughts camp announced some releases scheduled for 2010. The Skeletons’, a side-project of Nostalgia 77 brainchild Ben Lamdin, debut album Smile and Quantic presenta Flowering Inferno’s sophomore effort titled Borojó el Original. Counting the days… The U.S. Dollar Bill x Freemasonry. Bet you don’t know the connection. Check Eye of the Phoenix: Secrets of…

Seasons Greetings

Tough to remember it actually is the holiday season as my surroundings here in Thailand offer no reminders whatsoever. Just like in years past, I’ll do my best to create a sense of the feeling with some holiday tunes and a mandatory viewing of A Christmas Story. Merry Christmas to all and especially to the…

Big River Man

In February 2007, Martin Strel began an insane attempt to be the first person to swim the entire length of the world’s most dangerous river, the mighty Amazon. Martin is an endurance swimmer from Slovenia, who swims rivers – the Mississippi, the Danube and the Yangtze to date – to highlight their pollution to the…

The Cove

The Cove begins in Taiji, Japan, where former dolphin trainer Ric O’Barry has come to set things right after a long search for redemption. In the 1960s, it was O’Barry who captured and trained the 5 dolphins who played the title character in the international television sensation Flipper. But his close relationship with those dolphins…

Bukowski: Born Into This

Bukowski: Born Into This chronicles the life and times of the hard-drinking, hard-living, and hard-loving author Charles Bukowski. It is an intimate story of struggle and redemption, pain and humor, and above all, artistic truth and authenticity. Bukowski: Born Into This – Directed by John Dullaghan, 2006 Pt.1, Pt.2, Pt.3, Pt.4, Pt.5, Pt.6, Pt.7, Pt.8