Sunday, November 30, 2008

Needs More Congas!

Backyard Band - "Sippin on Some Syrup"

"I’ll never forget: Oliver North put a $100 bill in my bucket one day. It was just beautiful, man — coming up man, tackling everything I needed to tackle, just being able to experience what was going on in the city"

-Anwon Glover on the birth of Backyard Band

A killer 10 minute tribute to the habit lil wayne can't kick. My favorite Go-Go hip hop infusion for sure. Apologies for the weird skip at the beginning.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Mannish Boy Was Here

While eating Jamaican food and checking out maybe the best art collection I've ever seen I was directed across the street by owner of said art. This was Muddy Waters first Chicago home and at times Howling Wolf's and others. No idea what goes on or who lives there now but it had a real weird vibe to it. Has some weird witches hat on top too. For those interested its down on 43rd and Lake Park in north Kenwood. More Chicago music landmarks to come, and maybe next time I'll actually take the picture.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

How the Fuck Did this Happen?

Recently came across this great photoblog Angola Em Photos via Kuduro Files with lots of beautiful photos of the country that brought you "Hard Ass". Browse through the pictures while jamming some of the crazy music and podcasts that are updated pretty regularly.

I really can't think of another form of music I've had more trouble following than Kuduro. Hopefully more resources like these will keep popping up.

Friday, November 21, 2008


Eyes are for suckers

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Shape Notes Everywhere

13th Floor Elevators - May The Circle Remain Unbroken(from Bull of The Woods 1968)

Obviously one of the most haunting covers ever recorded, The Elevators sans Roky let this Carter Family joint drift into oblivion by way of delay. Happens to also be the final song on their final album, being one of the better ways for a band to die off. My only complaint is that its not atleast 20 minutes long. Compairsons to Dadamah's "High Tension House" are proof of a look into what was to come circa 1989 during the summer of love.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

"...It's You That I Want But Him That I Need"

Al Green - Beware(extended mix)

"Carlotta was in another part of the house listening to music. I then decided to take a bath. After I got in the tub, I soon heard a noise, I looked up and Mary was standing with the steaming pot in both hands. In the next second, my world exploded into a thousand splatters of pure agony. Mary had added grits to the water, making a thick, boiling hot paste. With all her strength, she hurled it at me. The grits scorched my naked back. The pain was so intense that I started screaming.

Carlotta burst in. "Al!" she screamed. It was then that I saw the egg sized blisters rising on my burned flesh. Mary rushed out of the bathroom.

Carlotta called a ambulance and was tending to me as best she could-when suddenly, we heard a gunshot. Despite being in pain, I rushed to Mary, she lay on the floor dead, clutching a gun."

Twas this rather unfortunate incident which caused for one of the greatest albums of all time.

Monday, November 17, 2008

"You Need Fa Sho Money"

Allhiphop talks to Scarface on Obama, rap, and retirement with his last album "Emertius". They aren't too convinced about the hanging up of the boots, and I can't say I am ether.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Welcome Back Cooper

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Killadelphia vs Killinois

I unfortunately won't be able to go to this but if your in the Chicago area definitely show up. Can't say Debonair is my favorite place($$$), but its got a pretty cool dancefloor. My advice would be get smashed beforehand to avoid spending Arab Money on beer.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Overlooked Western Part 2

Ennio Morricone - Il Grande Silenzio Theme (from "The Grand Silence OST")

Unfortunately, Kinski doesn't get a match struck on him like in "A Few Dollars More". I Could watch that scene over and over and still almost piss myself. Still a great flick with a great Morricone soundtrack to go with it.

And while were at it...

Alan Bishop's Ennio list from a while back.

Left Even More Offspring Than Old Dirty

Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Constipation Blues

A year, two years ago, he stayed perpetually oiled. Black and white scotch. Preserved in alcohol, he used to say. Drunk. Once, in the early 60's, traveling from Jamaica to Boston, he wound up in Buffalo after boarding the wrong plane at what was the, in those days before the donkey's demise, Idlewild Airport in New York. Blearily thinking himself to be in Beantown, he hopped a taxi and asked to be taken to a certain hotel where he had a reservation. The hackie told him there was no such address, no such hotel. Jay got pissed, jumped out of the cab and found a couple of Buffalo's finest. They told him the same thing. It wasn't until later that evening, whilst sobering up in the clink, that he realized he was in the wrong city. Which is pretty drunk.

-Excerpt from "Screamin' Jay Hawkins and The Monster" by Nick Tosches

RIP (1929-2000)

The Arkestra of St. Thomas

Count Ossie and The Mystical Revolution of Rastifari - Grounation
A serious 30 minute Nyabinghi banger. Definitely rooted in rastifari, but it packs a mean little early reggae section that sounds like The Upsetters might have been in the proximities. Must not sleep on the double album this is from of the same name.

badly shot video of the band back in the 70s

PS. While I named this site after a Sun Ra album, I promise to not make anymore "The Sun Ra of ______" comparisons anymore.

"Who I know and What I Know is No Concern of Yours"

Django Theme Song

Friday, November 07, 2008

Africa Emerge

Been loving the recent Kuduro fused Hollertronix output. Highlights Portugal's Baraka Som Sistema with their reworkings of Skream's "Blipstream" and breathing new life into "A Milli" with Diplo on board. Angola's DJ Zinobia drops a hammer and Radioclit do a really weird version of a Fischerspooner song I can't believe I actually knew. Some seriously wacked out remixes that remind me that I need to throw some Kuduro up on this here page. Grab this shit from Turntable Lab.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008