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 BorojÃ³ el Original. Counting the daysâ€¦
Bonobo‘s first-single, “The Keeper“, off his forthcoming, currently-untitled album has been out for a short while, but perhaps you overlooked it. Pick it up here and view the video below. No doubts that the full-length will be just as stellar as his previous output.
Upgraded to Firefox 3.5.5. Some nice features in the new release, however they could have warned me that â€œClear all private data without askingâ€ was checked as a default. Upon closing, my quick access to searches and sites I’ve been using for months and months are all gone. Ugh.
No Brasil.org did the monumental task of compiling all of the albums from Richard Dimeryâ€™s â€œ1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Dieâ€ book. Not all of them are choice in my book (e.g. Scissor Sisters is included, but The Abyssinians Satta Massagana is not), but thereâ€™s way more than enough essentials laced throughout to keep you occupied for a helluva long time.
It had been a few years since I watched The Spook Who Sat by the Door, but I revisited it a few weeks ago. The story of the first black CIA operative who later drops out to train the inner city men of Chicago, then spreads the knowledge to other major cities in the US, and then launches an all-out assault against the fucking system. Brilliant cinema. I downloaded my copy, but apparently you can just stream it over at Google video.
Oliver Nelson is providing the soundtrack to my writing and compiling with his stellar The Blues and the Abstract Truth. Mellow vibes.
New Thai slang I learned this week. â€œNong chai rong haiâ€ which literally translates into â€œMy little brother needs to cryâ€, but actually means you’re goin’ to take a piss.
Congrats to the Yellow Jackets on being ACC Champs. Sucks about the loss to the Dawgs this year, but we’re BCS bound to Miami and, well, they’re off to Shreveport. Sting â€˜em at the Orange Bowl!
A repost from a few years ago just for the hell of it. Hilarious album covers.
Until recently, I never knew that Hepcatâ€™s “Marcus Garvey” was originally written and performed by Bongoman Byfield and appeared on the flipside of The Skatalites â€œGuns of Navaroneâ€ 45 released by Island in 1965. Interesting find, to me at least. Check both versions.
The Skatalites are playing in Pattaya and the Wailers are playing onÂ Koh Phangan this coming week. Top-class vibes in the Land of Smiles. Pissed that I wonâ€™t be attending either one, but life goes on.
Just my luck. Decided I’d try to get the time away from work to make the trip up to Koh Phangan for the Wailers x Job2Do show. Called my friend up to get the location details and whatnot. Turns out it’s canceled. Damn! Would’ve been sweet.
Looks like rainy season has finally finished up for this year. On the agenda, spending moreÂ time viewing the horizon below.