Saturday, 15 December 2012

Saturday, 1 December 2012

A Few Songs Of Late

Ahhh, I'm sorry, I never blog anymore. Once I go back home for Christmas, it won't be so hectic! (Hopefully...) Anyway, after seeing Matt Corby at Brudenell Social Club in Leeds, I've been listening to pretty much only him... Unfortunately, according to my original plan I should have met him after the gig and would be married to him by now, but that somewhat fell through. Heartbroken as I am, you really should give him the time of day because he is brilliant and incredibly talented. The first song he played was Big Eyes and I almost died. This is another favourite of mine:



And a few others I've been listening to:






(Also went to see sets by Koreless, Rustie and Sbtrkt... They were all wicked, but I reckon Koreless was by far the best. You should all check him out, he's amazing.)

Monday, 19 November 2012

Vigil Strange I Kept On The Field One Night - Walt Whitman




Vigil strange I kept on the field one night;
When you my son and my comrade dropt at my side that day,
One look I but gave which your dear eyes return’d with a look I shall never forget,
One touch of your hand to mine O boy, reach’d up as you lay on the ground,
Then onward I sped in the battle, the even-contested battle,
Till late in the night reliev’d to the place at last again I made my way,
Found you in death so cold dear comrade, found your body son of responding kisses (never again on earth responding),
Bared your face in the starlight, curious the scene, cool blew the moderate night-wind,
Long there and then in vigil I stood, dimly around me the battle-field spreading,
Vigil wondrous and vigil sweet there in the fragrant silent night,
But not a tear fell, not even a long-drawn sigh, long, long I gazed.
Then on the earth partially reclining sat by your side leaning my chin in my hands,
Passing sweet hours, immortal and mystic hours with you dearest comrade—not a tear, not a word. Vigil of silence, love and death, vigil for you my son and my soldier,
As onward silently stars aloft, eastward new ones upward stole,
Vigil final for you brave boy, (I could not save you, swift was your death,
I faithfully loved you and cared for you living, I think we shall surely meet again,)
Till at latest lingering of the night, indeed just as the dawn appear’d,
My comrade I wrapt in his blanket, envelop’d well his form,
Folded the blanket well, tucking it carefully over head and carefully under feet,
And there and then and bathed by the rising sun, my son in his grave, in his rude-dug grave I deposited,
Ending my vigil strange with that, vigil of night and battlefield dim,
Vigil for boy of responding kisses (never again on earth responding),
Vigil for comrade swiftly slain, vigil I never forget, how as day brighten’d, 
I rose from the chill ground and folded my soldier well in his blanket,
And buried him where he fell. 


Songs Of The Week

Life has been hectic for the last few weeks but it looks like it's finally settling down a bit. Or maybe I've just learned to handle it a little better... Probably the latter! I took the plunge and deactivated Facebook, so I'm not feeling very out of the loop but I think it's worth it. I wasn't planning on it be a permanent thing, I just wanted to stop it distracting me from work, but now that I've gone ahead and done it I'm going to see how long I can keep it this way. May as well try and curb the addiction for good! Here are some great songs I've been listening to this week:






Sunday, 11 November 2012

Miley Cyrus - Lilac Wine

I've never even given a second thought to Miley Cyrus before my friend showed me this cover but when I did, I was so so impressed... Lilac Wine, probably most famously sung by Nina Simone and Jeff Buckley, is a beautiful and thoroughly depressing song about alcoholism - 'Was hypnotized by a strange delight under a lilac tree.' Although her voice usually intensely irritates me, it really suits this song and I was surprised to see that she'd covered it. Not all of my friends agreed with me (I enthusiastically shared it with quite a few) but I'll let you judge for yourselves:


I lost myself on a cool damp night
I gave myself in that misty light
Was hypnotized by a strange delight
Under a lilac tree

I made wine from the lilac tree
Put my heart in it's recipe
It makes me see what I want to see
And be who I want to be

When I think more than I ought to think
And do things I never should do
I drink much more that I ought to drink
Because it brings me back you

Lilac wine is sweet and heady
Like my love
Lilac wine, I feel unsteady
Like my love

Listen me, I cannot see clearly
Isn't that she, coming near here

Lilac wine is sweet and heady
Where's my love
Lilac wine, I feel unready
Where's my love

Listen me, why is everything so hazy
Isn't that she, or am I just going crazy, dear

Lilac wine is sweet and heady
Where's my love
I, I feel unready for my love

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Song Of The Day!

I've had this on my iPod for a while now, but it definitely deserves a post here. I reckon it's probably one of the best remixes I've heard this year, and y'all know how much I bum Jamie xx... Well maybe you don't, but I'm telling you now. I do. If you like this and you like Gil Scott-Heron (pfff, course you do) check out 'We're New Here', Jamie xx's remix album of Gil's 'I'm New Here'. And if you've never heard any of of Gil's stuff, and this is a situation that must be remedied posthaste, listen to 'No Exit'. If you can't find it, it is on one of my previous posts, which is called '40 Songs That Keep Me Grooving.' 
Oh, and make sure to listen with good headphones!


This has no relevance whatsoever. But I love it AND IT'S MY BLOG SO I'LL POST IT IF I WANT TO. Ahhh when the panda walks up the tree... Disney = Boundless joy.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Song Of The Day!

I don't even need to say anything about this video, it justifies itself... This is why she's the queen of soul! It is ONLY talent that got her the status that she holds today and will for many, many years to come. Check out the power behind her voice, yet I challenge you to find a note she hits that isn't bang on. Ah, sweet, sweet talent...

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Song Of The Day!

Emily King is a gorgeous American with a stunning voice and I've had her song, Georgia, on repeat recently. She reminds me of a mix between Corinne Bailey-Rae and Lianne La Havas, but I will let you judge for yourself!



I was not ready 
The day you gave me your heart, 
I was still falling apart. 

But since that moment, 
I can't stop hearing your name,
Wondering about you always. 

Come back Georgia, come back, 
Come back Georgia, come back, 
I just need another chance,
Chance to make it better. 

I was unhappy 
The day you left out my door, 
I was just feeling unsure. 

So long I've missed you, 
Now I can honestly say 
I'm ready to love you always. 

Come back Georgia, come back, 
Come back Georgia, come back, 
I just need another chance,
Chance to make it better. 

Oh, to think that you would be 
Resting in my arms, 
How I wish I knew, 

Georgia, where you are? 
I can't be without you, 
Georgia, oh 

Come back Georgia, come back, 
Come back Georgia, come back, 
I just need another chance,
Chance to make it better.

Song Of The Day!

This is for yesterday, November 5th... And after this week I may just start doing 'Songs Of The Week', because I always have music to share but I never have time to blog!
Anyway, I've been listening to a lot of Fugees this week and this song is one of my favourites... I miss them so much! Lauryn Hill will be one of my favourite artists for the rest of my life, no doubt.


Now we on some new stuff, I never feared the Ku Klux,
My own clan is actin' up, I blame it on the Phillie blunt,
Whatcha gonna do, kids are actin' ooohhh,
Hill is gettin' fed up, yo where's the corporate at?


Sunday, 4 November 2012

Songs Of The Week!

Yeahhh, I've missed that many days... Oh well, these are the songs I've been listening to this week!

This first one is a wicked little dancey tune and the video makes you crave summer and better times... I wonder how they found that many quirky/beautiful people and managed to get them all together in various hot tubs/festivals? It nicely feeds my appetite for shallow, aesthetically pleasing visuals.



This next song is a WIN for South Africa. An amazing fusion of club and jazz, the result is a very cool and chilled mix that would go well on a playlist with the Klangkarussell song above.




Moving on in the same sort of tact, this next one is a garage anthem that many of you will know and love... Unfortunately, being typically late off the mark, I've only just discovered this gem. I especially love the lyrics, 'Everybody felt the tension, time was fading'.


Now this one I've loved for ages, Disclosure is so reliable, I haven't yet listened to a song by them that I haven't enjoyed immensely.


Many of you will know Jamie Jones because of his remix of Azari & Ill's 'Hungry For The Power'. This is another one of his house tunes, a bit of a background one but get to 2:30 and you'll be grooving.


Okay well I think I'm up to date now with all the days that I missed, I will (hopefully) be back tomorrow with Song Of The Dayyyyyyy! #buzzbuz
Laters, maters! x

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Song Of The Day!

Another classical one for y'all. I was introduced to this by my sister, Kirsten Jenson, who is an amazing cellist and who I would LOVE to hear play this. It's the first of a set of two pieces for the cello, written by Sibelius, probably one of the best (and only... not really not really) things to come out of Finland. The swell at 1:34 is my favourite part of the piece - Absolutely gorgeous. If you fancy it, listen to his Symphony no. 2 as well, I was lucky enough to play it last summer with the NCSO (New Cambridge Symphony Orchestra) this summer and it WONDROUS.


My sister Kirsten - She's very beautiful!

Monday, 29 October 2012

Song Of The Day!

Firstly, I'd like to say a quick word about my late iPod, Biscuit. He served me well for five long years and I remember it well, the day when I first received him on my 15th birthday. He was my BEST present and everyone was jealous because he was all new and shiny. As his life wore on he became a little more scuffed from lovingly frequent use and his keys began to sporadically break. It was very annoying. But he held on until I came into the kitchen this morning to find him having tragically drowned in a little puddle on the table. I stumbled towards him and fished his lifeless body out of the water, hurriedly drying him and checking for vital signs. No response.


This song is one of the chosen few that had been on Biscuit from that very first sync. The title album from the first and best Sugababes album, I'd like to dedicate it to his memory. Biscuit will, alongside Dilla, Aaliyah and 'Pac, Rest In Beats:


Mum, I found a guy that I really want.
I know you say I'm young
But he don't wanna hurt me.
Never has to try, special kind of guy.
I get these funny feelings
Whenever he's around me.

One touch of love,
That was only to my dear
And i'm never gonna let you go away now.

Call him what you want,
Call him what you like,
He's always there for me
Whenever I feel lonely.
Don't know what I'll say, 
Don't know what I'll do,
'Cause if you change your mind
Then I'll go crazy, yeah.

One touch of love,
It was only to my dear
And I'm never gonna let you go away now.
So much, so much,
So much I wanna have you near
And I'm never gonna let you go away now.

Anytime my friends hang out with me,
I can't wait to be with you again, no.
And everytime you call my telephone
It's clear to me
That I can't let you go,
Never let go,
I can't let you go,
Never let you go.

That I can't let you go,
Never let you go,
I can't let you go,
Never let you go.

One touch of love,
It was only to my dear
And I'm never gonna let you go away now.
So much, so much,
So much I wanna have you near
And I'm never gonna let you go away now.

One touch of love,
It was only to my dear (you took me, dear)
And I'm never gonna let you go away now.
So much, so much,
So much I wanna have you near (wanna have you near)
And I'm never gonna let you go away now.

One touch of love,
Never gonna let you go away,
Never gonna let you go away now.
So much, so much,
Never gonna let you go away,
Never gonna let you go away now.
One touch of love,
Never gonna let you go away,
Never gonna let you go away now.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Song Of The Day!

Well, technically it's the song of yesterday... But I'm only an hour late so it's sort of okay.
Like so many of the artists I love, I first heard Hollie Cook on Jools Holland in November of last year and ever since she's had a place on my iPod. The BBC called her 2011 album, which was produced by Prince Fatty, one of the most enjoyable reggae albums of the year and Milk & Honey is a prime tune to kick back to. For something born in London, it sounds like it belongs somewhere much more exotic...


Every day in the morning paper you 
Look at the news of the world economic pages. 
It's time to laugh all alone in your room, 
If only you could shine through the darkness, Yeah.
Hey 
And the day and the night, you dine out 
So far, the reason you feel lonely. 
Hey 
You should try, 
You should try, 
The milk and the rice 
With just a bit of honey. 

Every day in the evening pay per view 
You see the boys and the girls, 
They wanna be famous. 
They talk and laugh, 
You don't care for the rules. 
You know that nothing 
Ever really changes, yeah. 

Hey 
And the day and the night you dine out 
So far, the reason you feel lonely. 
Hey 
You should try, 
You should try, 
The milk and the rice 
With just a bit of honey.

Song Of The Day!

A day late again... I'm so shit, sorry. BUT yesterday's tune is an especially amazing one. I'm not sure if I've mentioned it in previous posts (I'd be surprised if I hadn't) but Beyoncé is, without a shadow of a doubt, my favourite artist and has been for years. She's incredibly talented, creative, beautiful and humble, but she's also strong-minded and works hard to hone her talents. Despite her huge success, she's always thinking bigger and better. Her success is, in my opinion, entirely deserved.
Speechless is on her album, Dangerously In Love, which is probably one of my favourites. It's very sensual and quite erotic... The chorus grows into a musical climax when she sings 'You got me... speechless.' Yeah, that's right. Climax.



You’ve got me,
You’ve got me,
You’ve got me,
You’ve got me speechless.

Where you been baby?
Waited for you all day,
Waited for you to use the key
That opens my place.
My heart starts trembling
As I hear your footsteps pace.
Lock opens, doorknob turns,
There appeared your face.

Going outta my head I think I’m loosing all my mind,
Drive me crazy burning candles making love all night.
Feels so strange it feels so crazy to be in your world,
In your arms, lost for words,
You’ve got me!

You’ve got me,
You’ve got me,
You’ve got me,
You’ve got me speechless.

Laying so closely,
I feel your skin rubbing and touching me.
Only sweat between us,
Feeling you kissing and pleasing me.
I rub your back,
I kiss your neck,
I know that you love when we touch like that.
I can feel you need me,
Feels so good to me,
Feels so good to me.

Going outta my head I think I’m loosing all my mind,
Drive me crazy burning candles making love all night.
Feels so strange it feels so crazy to be in your world,
In your arms lost for words
You’ve got me!

You’ve got me,
You’ve got me,
You’ve got me,
You’ve got me speechless.

Yes, yes, yes,
Yes, yes, yes,
Speechless, all I can say,
Yes, yes, yes,
All I can say is
Yes, yes, yes, yes.

Kiss me,
Hold me,
You’ve got me
Speechless.


(While you're at it, watch this live version from The Beyonce Experience. I am very close to becoming a fully fledged lesbian...)

Friday, 26 October 2012

Song Of The Day!

Haters gon' hate, but I retain my right to post classical music on here. And this piece is so amazing, it somehow makes you feel really pure and uplifted. It's a little dream of mine to have the Sixteen sing this while I walk down the aisle... I would probably/definitely cry. In Paradise Lost, when the choir of angels 'In full harmonic number joined' to 'Divide the night, and lift our thoughts to Heaven'... They were singing this song.


P.S. This has been a very nerdy post, sorry. I will never quote Milton in a blog post again...

Song Of The Day!

Missed a day again, sorry... I'm not very consistent at this. Essays, uni work, house party to organise blah blah blah. So this song is for yesterday and iiitttt iiiiiiisssssss........... Butterfly by Talvin Singh! *applause* 
He's a producer and composer from London who writes amazing fusions of Indian, electronic and drum and bass music. Most of his stuff is amazing to chill out to (check out It's Not Over - another one of my favourites) but Butterfly has so much energy and is more uplifting. Having trained in Indian classical music, it also features some pretty amazing virtuosic sitar and Indian flute (I think) playing. I have a bit of an obsession with Eastern music, but I reckon there's a huge amount of people who just appreciate a good beat and beautiful music who would love this song.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Song Of The Day!

I KNOW this song is old news now. But I think since I've been listening to it daily for months and months and I'm still not even the slightest bit bored of it, it deserves a mention. And I way prefer it to the original... I'm sorry, it's just better. Although, thanks to Arcade Fire for some wicked lyrics.



In the suburbs I
I learned to drive
And you told me we'd never survive,
Grab your mother's keys we're leaving.

You always seemed so sure 
That one day we'd be fighting 
In a suburban war, 
Your part of town against mine. 

I saw you standing on the opposite shore 
But by the time the first bombs fell, 
We were already bored. 
We were already, already bored. 

Sometimes I can't believe it, 
I'm moving past the feeling. 
Sometimes I can't believe it, 
I'm moving past the feeling again. 

Kids wanna be so hard 
But in my dreams we're still screaming and running through the yard 
And all of the walls that they built in the seventies finally fall, 
And all of the houses they built in the seventies finally fall. 
Meant nothing at all, 
It meant nothing. 

Sometimes I can't believe it, 
I'm moving past the feeling. 
Sometimes I can't believe it, 
I'm moving past the feeling and into the night. 

So can you understand? 
Why I want a daughter while I'm still young, 
I wanna hold her hand 
And show her some beauty 
Before all this damage is done. 
But if it's too much to ask,
If it's too much to ask, 
Then send me a son. 

Under the overpass 
In the parking lot we're still waiting, 
It's already past 
So move your feet from hot pavement and into the grass. 
Cause it's already past, 
It's already, already past. 

Sometimes I can't believe it, 
I'm moving past the feeling. 
Sometimes I can't believe it, 
I'm moving past the feeling again. 

I'm moving past the feeling, 
I'm moving past the feeling. 
In my dreams we're still screaming, 
We're still screaming, 
We're still screaming.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Song(s) Of The (Past Few) Day(s)!

Firstly, sorry about the lack of recent posting... I have so much work but somehow have got very little done, so I've been very busy doing not much at all. Anyway, I've posted four days of Song Of The Day, so this one is going to be a little compilation of some of the things I've been listening to this week.

1) 20/10 - Flying Lotus - Phantasm ft. Laura Darlington
As many of you will know, Flying Lotus aka Steven Ellington, released his new album, 'Until The Quiet Comes' on the first of this month. As usual, the album flows beautifully from one song to the next and, as usual, takes you to a completely different place. Though I still prefer 'Cosmogramma', he again takes us on a weird, wonderful dream journey. My personal favourite so far is Phantasm, featuring Laura Darlington, whose voice you might recognise from earlier Flying Lotus tracks, such as Auntie's Lock/Infinitum, Table Tennis or Unexpected Delight. However, I'm also a huge fan of Hunger ft. Niki Randa and Electric Candyman, featuring the amazing Thom Yorke of Radiohead. And with Erykah Badu featuring on the album as well, there's certainly more than enough on there to keep me happy.


2) 21/10 - Crookers ft. Yelle - Cooler Couleur
I've been loving this recently, having found it on the Kitsuni Maison Collection 9, which I can always depend on to introduce me to some wicked songs.One of my favourite things about this tune is the way she (she being the lead singer of Yelle, Julie Budet) says 'what the fuck' in a French accent. 'What ze ferk?'


3) 22/10 - Ntjam Rosie - Again & Again
Since discovering Ntjam Rosie, I have not been able to stop listening to her. Not only is she a genuinely amazing singer, but she has SO much soul and is she not just the most beautiful woman you've ever set eyes on? I'm a little obsessed with her style as well, she looks like a mix between Grace Jones and Solange Knowles. If you like this live performance of her song Again & Again from her album 'Elle', make sure to listen to Space Of You, which is another one of my favourites and has a gorgeous music video. Her fusion of African, jazz, soul and hip hop will soothe and melt you.


4) 23/10 - Robert Glasper Experiment - Smells Like Teen Spirit
We all should know by now that Robert Glasper is a bit of a genius, so I was excited to see that he'd covered Smells Like Teen Spirit, famously written by Nirvana. As usual, Glasper fulfilled and far outreached my expectations, making the grungy, rock classic into a chilled, soulful and harmonically delicious groove. Mmmmm, Rob, play that piano...

4000 Views!

I haven't posted for so long! First things first, got to 4,000! Yay. To continue the theme of animals eating things, here is a dog enjoying some Dairylea dunkers. Don't we all.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Song Of The Day!

The Roots sampled her, Charles Mingus loved her and Herbie Hancock wrote a whole tribute album, The Joni Letters. That's right, boys and girls, it's JONI MITCHELL! Yayayay, everyone loves her. Or they better do, anyway. My deep love for this song has been reawakened in the past few days; I was walking back from uni one day on my own and I was actually singing along to it quite loudly. Sometimes I wonder why I have friends, I have no shame.
I'll also post good ol' Herbie's version of River because it's beautiful and Corinne Bailey-Rae sings it amazingly (no surprise there.) And this Abbey Road version has Wayne Shorter on sax as well - Ahhhhh, talent overload.



Sitting in a park in Paris, France,
Reading the news and it sure looks bad.
They won't give peace a chance,
That was just a dream some of us had.
Still a lot of land to see
But I wouldn't stay here,
It's too old and cold and settled in its ways here.

Oh, but California,
California, I'm coming home.
I'm going to see the folks I dig,
I'll even kiss a sunset pig,
California, I'm coming home.

I met a redneck on a Grecian isle
Who did the goat dance very well,
He gave me back my smile
But he kept my camera to sell.
Oh the rogue, the red red rogue,
He cooked good omelettes and stews
And I might have stayed on with him there

But my heart cried out for you, California,
Oh California, I'm coming home.
Oh make me feel good rock'n roll band,
I'm your biggest fan.
California, I'm coming home.

Oh, it gets so lonely
When you're walking
And the streets are full of strangers.
All the news of home you read
Just gives you the blues,
Just gives you the blues.

So I bought me a ticket,
I got on a plane to Spain,
Went to a party down a red dirt road.
There were lots of pretty people there
Reading Rolling Stone, reading Vogue.
They said, "How long can you hang around?"
I said a week, maybe two,
Just until my skin turns brown

Then I'm going home to California,
California, I'm coming home.
Oh ,will you take me as I am,
Strung out on another man?
California, I'm coming home.

Oh, it gets so lonely
When you're walking
And the streets are full of strangers.
All the news of home you read,
More about the war
And the bloody changes.
Oh, will you take me as I am?
Will you take me as I am?
Will you?
Will you take me as I am?
Hmmm mmmmm,
Take me as I am.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Song Of The Day!

Angel Haze came along just as I was getting bored of Azealia Banks - Perfect! I love this rise of female MCs that's happening. I'm not a huge feminist or anything but I appreciate how she sells her words, not herself. She wears boxers and low jeans, and she's fit. She ends one of her freestyles with 'This game has just been sodomised - You even dream of beating me, you wake up and apologise.' AND she references Mortal Kombat in New York - 'I'm like Scorpion, bitch, I will finish you.' YES, definitely song of the day.



I’m running, running through the jungle, 
Running like a slave through the underground tunnel. 
Told y'all niggas that I'd get these bitches 
Cause I spit till my lips need 16 stitches. 
I am lyrical intrusion, 
You bitches can’t see me like I’m really an illusion. 
I hop upon your face and do my motherfucking two step 
Till I knock the meat out like a motherfucking toothpick. 
Ah, I’m nasty nigga, like Nas like Kim, like Cassie pictures, 
Like I’m fucking Chris Stokes or that Raz-B nigga 
Or the skin on the feet of a ashy nigga. 
I am whatever they say I am, 
Bumping like the asses on them thick bitches at stadiums, 
Fuck them other bitches I sound better in the place of them, 
I kill this shit, this the motherfucking requiem.

Sick bitch, chicken noodle soup face 
Calls from oversea like a motherfucking crusade, 
Crack rock and you can hit it till your nose hurts, 
Rooftop Brooklyn, made this shit in Covert. 

I run New York, I run New York. (x2)

I am zero past a hundred, spitting like a dragon 
That went missing from a dungeon. 
Y’all a bunch of niggas getting trippy off of nothing, 
Tie a rope around your neck and let me kick you off a bungee. 
I’m satan, and I’ma take your ass to church now, 
Running my fields and you midgets on your first down. 
I love it when these bitches know I’m better than them 
Cause I don’t hear, not a word or a letter from them. 
I’m a fire in the midst of a forest 'round bitches
And I rap elliptical orbits round bitches. 
Anaconda, I sit with an open mouth, bitches 
And you bitches are lyrically 
Like some fucking down syndrome, no offence. 
No shame in all, but y’all bitches on knees like babies crawl. 
You can catch me out in Covert, chilling like a stoop kid. 
Yeah, I hear you, don’t talk bitch, do. 

Sick bitch, chicken noodle soup face 
Calls from oversea like a motherfucking crusade, 
Crack rock and you can hit it till your nose hurts, 
Rooftop Brooklyn, made this shit in Covert. 

I run New York, I run New York (x2)

I’m lyrical and I'm general, 
Take shots, but never subliminal. 
Don’t stop, ever continual, running around 
But never in intervals, can't stomach the shit that I’m fine to do, 
Y’all niggas want the shit that I’m giving you, 
If you front, I’m gonn put an end to you. 
I’m like Scorpion, bitch, I will finish you. 
Making nasty, real, real nasty, 
Why you bitches running like you will get past me? 
Won’t happen, you bitches could get on, when I’m off it, 
Try to cross me now, you be going in a coffin. 
It’s just me, myself and I, 
Talk tough shit and I’ma beat you till you die, 
Ask why? Because I’m better than you’ll ever be 
That’s why my shit make your shit seem lighter than Heavy D. 

Sick bitch, chicken noodle soup face, 
Calls from oversea like a motherfucking crusade, 
Crack rock and you can hit it till your nose hurts, 
Rooftop Brooklyn, made the shit in Covert. 

I run New York, I run New York. (x2)

Song Of The Day!

Today's banger is a new addition to my iPod - I had no idea before last week that Eliphino existed. I can't remember how I found him, perhaps related artists to Fantastic Mr Fox, Dauwd, e.t.c.? Anyway, everyone to whom (grammar win) I've showed this loved it so I figured WHY NOT POST IT? A great tune to put on when getting ready for a night out.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Song Of The Day!

This is one of those riffs that comes on and makes you feel like you're being filmed walking in slow motion down the West Side or nodding slowly while staring at the camera and smoking a blunt... When you're actually going down the shop to buy some milk. #thuglyfe
(^^^^ Dat ass...)

[Curren$y]Shorty got potential I could be her sponsorMet her back stage at a summer jam concertHair like Rihanna shoe game was awesomeCould tell by her aura she want a shot callerWanna be with a baller shot callerCan tell by her aura she wanna shot callerWanna be with a baller shot callerCan tell by her aura she wanna shot caller

[French Montana]Dippin in the 'lac (slow) 3 in the back (oh)2 if ya fat (aha) pimpin is a factFresh up out the street hot jump to the topI be french montana from da da da blockWent solo on ya ass, solo on the aveAll white navy blue polo with the hatI go rawr rawr like a thunder dragonFrom the south Bronx home of the original clappersJust another case diggin in the cratesEmpty out the tool they was fillin it with hateLivin life fast guess mines on a speed boat(spark the weed like a ....)

[Curren$y]Shorty got potential I could be her sponsorMet her back stage at a summer jam concertHair like Rihanna shoe game was awesomeCould tell by her aura she want a shot callerWanna be with a baller shot callerCan tell by her aura she wanna shot callerWanna be with a baller shot callerCan tell by her aura she wanna shot caller

[French Montana]Back on the scene, crispy and clean,LV the logo even on the chain,Dopey funny style with a funky funky childI do it frenchy style I let the money pileShe aint wanna talk till she seen the top offCall me pimp homicide let her jump offFeel the texture ? websterStand on my own not who I stand next yaCan I hit it in the morning (mornin') fo sho I'll be pimpin like a proAll the bad bitches know when the money hit the flo better pick it up(pick it up pick it up pick it up)French Montana French French Montana

[Curren$y] (x2)Shorty got potential I could be her sponsorMet her back stage at a summer jam concertHair like Rihanna shoe game was awesomeCould tell by her aura she want a shot callerWanna be with a baller shot callerCan tell by her aura she wanna shot callerWanna be with a baller shot callerCan tell by her aura she wanna shot caller

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Song Of The Day!

Sampling perfection! Listening to the whole of this song is like going on an epic adventure through many different worlds and all of them are awesome. And what a beat! The phasing at the beginning of the sample from Laurie Anderson's O Superman  reminds me of Steve Reich and his minimalist buddies.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Song Of The Day!

Ah, I wish they still made music like this... I regularly get this song looping around in my head for hours and it's impossible not to sing along. As a result, I've honed a pretty spectacular Jackie Wilson impression. Minus the ability to sing... (I've actually never seen the video before - I'll have to start practising his moves as well.)

(Shoo bee doo bop, bop, bow.)
(Shoo bee doo bop, bop, bow.)
(Shoo bee doo bop, bop, bow.)

My heart is crying, crying.
Lonely teardrops, my pillow's never dry of lonely teardrops.
Come home, come home.
Just say you will, say you will.
(Say you will,) say you will, (say you will.)
Hey, hey. (say you will.)
My heart is crying, crying.

Lonely teardrops, my pillow's never dry of lonely teardrops.
Come home, come home.
Just say you will, say you will.
(Say you will,) say you will, (say you will.)
Hey, hey. (Say you will.)

Just give me another chance for our romance.
Come on and tell me that one day you'll return.
'Cause, every day that you've been gone away, 
You know my heart does nothing but burn, crying.

Lonely teardrops my pillow's never dry of lonely teardrops.
Come home, come home.
Just say you will, say you will.
(Say you will,) say you will, (say you will.)
Hey, hey. (say you will.)
Say it right now, baby.
(Say you will.) Come on, come on.
Say it right now, baby.
(Say you will.) Come on, come on.
Say it right now, baby.