Spent my New Year’s Eve chillin’ pon di shore at Ska Bar in Kata, Phuket. Reggae vibes on the soundsystem, bucket of Sang Som Lae Sapporot in hand and a sky filled with khom loy and fireworks. Nice way to ring in the new year. Check the video below that someone captured from a location much further away from the beach than where I was sitting. To all who stop by this site, Happy New Year!
Never knew Brigadier Jerry and Sister Nancy were siblings. Interesting tidbit from Jamaican deejay culture. Learned it while listening to the massive sounds of Papa Finnigan on the Version City Podcast #12. Check the sounds and be sure to hit up the previous podcasts if you haven’t tuned in before. Boss vibes outta the Stubborn stable with a musical biscuit laid ‘pon your table. Glad to see they are back on the airwaves after an extended hiatus.
49% Motherfucker. 51% Son of a Bitch. That’s the tagline for the badass-looking Lemmy Kilmister documentary that was released in the November of last year. Awesome flick, but disappointed that Lars Frederiksen was only in it for less than thirty seconds. Boo! Regardless, pick up a copy below or check the film’s site to see if it is coming to a theatre near you. For my folks in the ATL, be sure to grab a brew at the Righteous Room and then head over to The Plaza between Jan. 15-20 to catch the film!
Wish I had video or audio of me trying to purchase A&W Root Beer at 3:00 in the afternoon at Tesco Lotus. (You can’t purchase alcohol between 2:00-5:00 in the afternoon here in Thailand – normally only observed at major retailers) Spent three to four minutes explaining to the teenager working the checkout counter that it was, in fact, not “beer” even though the side of the can said “Root Beer”. After having my patience tested, I finally convinced her and was able to laugh and enjoy those refreshing flavors.
Interesting math fact: 1 x 8 + 1 = 9; 12 x 8 + 2 = 98; 123 x 8 + 3 = 987; 1234 x 8 + 4 = 9876; 12345 x 8 + 5 = 98765; 123456 x 8 + 6 = 987654; 1234567 x 8 + 7 = 9876543; 12345678 x 8 + 8 = 98765432; 123456789 x 8 + 9 = 987654321
The latest effort from Federico Aubele, titled Berlin 13, is set to drop, via ESL, on the 22nd of March and I absolutely cannot wait to hear the sounds it’ll offer. He’s been one of my favorite musicians for years now and I’m sure his latest compositions will be equally as beautiful as those in his existing songbook. Check the video below to hear him discussing the project.
On a side note, I got a laugh after finding out that I have been saying his name wrong for about six years now. It’s Aubele (Oh-Bell) and not Aubele (Awe-Bay-Lay) as I always thought it was. Guess the e’s don’t have accent marks, so I should have known better. Anyways, glad to be corrected.
Have you seen the latest “Where Amazing Happens” commercials, under the campaign of ‘Encouragement’, from the Association? Excellent video/audio trickery on these. The first two feature Kevin Durant and Amar’e Stoudemire (click to watch) and a few more are on the way from Stephen Curry, Steve Nash and Chris Paul. Should be winners for sure.
The NBA Slam Dunk Contest is just around the corner and the lineup features Javale McGee aka The Family Man, Serge Ibaka aka The Team Player, Brandon Jennings aka The Comeback Kid and, my favorite, Blake Griffin aka The Top Pick. Hope this year’s show is memorable unlike last year’s which was incredibly weak. I’ll be on the lookout for the highlights come February 19th.
Still a huge Duke Blue Devils fan despite not having watched any college hoops in the past four years. Haven’t seen Kyle Singler’s on-court play except for highlights here and there, but definitely diggin’ the trick-shot reel he did from inside Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Names You Can Trust (NYCT) has recently revamped their site as well as adding a dozen or so podcasts that are available for download. In the coming year, they intend to dish out more and more and I’ll be sure to pick them up once they do. Head over there to pick up the sounds from the label with a choice taste in vibes.
In case you’ve been sleepin’, Pete Philly finally served up all of the tracks on his Open Loops project. Here’s the tracks from the past fourteen weeks collected just for you.
Psych Funk Sa-Re-Ga! Seminar: Aesthetic Expressions of Psych Funk Music in India 1970-83 has been dominating the hi-fi as of late. Killer selection of some cuts in the crates already and plenty of others that weren’t. Head nod deluxe! Can you identify which dynamic duo sampled Kalyanji Anandji’s “Dharmatma Theme Music (Sad)” for an incredibly ill banger?
Only recently did I find out that Reason Y Records issued a set of previously-unreleased tracks from Partisan, one of my favorite bands to come out of Atlanta, GA. The material is from 2002 and laid dormant after being shelved as the band progressed toward the sounds heard on their debut pressing, The Gothic and the Gospel. Purchase a copy of the LP, simply titled The Partisan, here or stream the album in its entirety here.
Pick up the superb sounds of The Black Cat which is Doctor L and Grant Phabao alongside a variety of guests on this first of five volumes in the Hard 2 Find series. Solid vibes that’ll surely have you addicted to the sound of Colored-Inc.
Oh shit! New Madvillain joints up in your area. Check the snippets of “Avalanche” and “Victory Lap” on their lonesome here or pick up the Stones Throw’s 2011 podcast mixed by Peanut Butter Wolf here. Yeah yeah!
The top-seeded Dirty Birds head into the NFL playoffs to take on the Green Bay Packers this coming weekend. Cheers to the Falcons for killin’ it all season. Now let’s get ’em and bring the Lombardi trophy back home to the ATL for the first time!