Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Watch out children, it's a 309

The Wire is amazing. The last Johnny Cash album is beautiful and sad. The live Thom Yorke track on Fluxblog today makes me yearn for a new Radiohead record and I dig Rick Ross' Port of Miami.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

I'm so sorry but the motorcade will have to go around me this time, God is on my side

Back when I posted on xanga I would make post each time I'd make a mix. Ima start that back up. I made one tonight and here she is. With the weather being absolutely stellar lately I just felt like I needed some good chill tunes to put on in the car when I'm goin around at night. These are good tracks to turn on and just roll the windows down and enjoy the summer.

Josh Ritter- Monster Ballads
Montt Mardie- 1969
Sufjan Stevens- Decatur
Guster- The Captain
Wilco- Theologians
Ben Kweller- Penny on the Traintracks
Warren Zevon- Accidentally Like a Martyr
Rocky Votolato- Tinfoil Hats
The Killers- When You Were Young
Whiskeytown- Jacksonville Skyline
My Morning Jacket- Knot Come Loose
David Gray- The Light
The National- All the Wine
Cross Canadian Ragweed- Alabama (live & acoustic)
Carbon Leaf- Grey Sky Eyes
Ben Harper- Crying Won't Help You Now

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Slow down son you killin' 'em

I swear I listen to more than just hip-hop. All I've been getting recently though is great hip hop stuff though. J.R. Writer's debut, History in the Making, is what Killa Season and What the Game's Been Missing weren't. It's hard as hell and doesn't let down the whole time. Writer is top of the Dips right now after Cam's recent shots at Hova fell terribly flat and Juelz's album fell way short of the great mixtapes he dropped before it. History in the making is bangers from top to bottom, even has a track called Zoolander where Writer shouts out to Wilson and Stiller. Zoolander is the next Scarface in hip hop I guess.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Spent some time on the Apple Quicktime trailers site today and there's some really interesting looking movies coming our way.

First off is The Last Kiss starring Zach Braff. I dug Garden State. It wasn't my favorite movie of that year or anything, but it was terribly entertaining and just made you feel good after watching it. The Last Kiss is associated with the guy who wrote Million Dollar Baby and Crash (Haggis?) and it looks pretty good, plus Tom Wilkinson is in it and I freakin love that guy.

The Prestige is Nolan's next movie and he's tapped Christian Bale once again. Even though this means we'll have to wait a little longer for a Batman sequel I think The Prestige will hold up well. It looks pretty amazing and should hopefully get Bale an Oscar nod, not a win but at least a nomination.

Digillio is so great. I long for the days I could listen to him as I was driving home on the weekends. This is a podcast after he saw The Break-Up. Leary wishes he could rant like this.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Is he the best eva? That's the arg-u-ment

It's no Crazy in Love but it's better than most rap heads are saying.

Luda's been on some Back for the Very First Time ish lately

Been gettin a good deal of hip hop lately. The new Clipse single feat. Slim Thug "Wamp Wamp" is ridiculous. It's no Grindin' but it should blow up, no doubt about it. It's been written about all over the internet so I'll just let you all go check it out. I'm sure most of you have heard the Shawnna remix for Gettin' Some. It's got Lil' Wayne (always a plus) Too Short, Pharrel and Luda. All of the boys turn in memorable performances. Especially Luda, he's on quite a roll and I'm actually pumped for some new stuff from the dude. Here I Come off the new Roots record is the best Roots song I've heard since The Seed 2.0.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

rock yo hips

I still don't know what to think about Rick Ross. When Port of Miami drops we'll see if he's reason enough for Jay to leave Redman and Joe Budden albums on the shelf. "Push it to the Limit" is a pretty fire track though, so hopefully he can bring it for a full album. He does have that whole Uncle Phil thing workin for him, so who knows.

"I'm the luckiest sunuvabitch alive."

Saw it in the theaters and it was stellar. Just watched it again and I was floored.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

What's Freeway doin in Pirates gear

Freeway feat. Jay-Z - World War III

This song is fiiiiiiiiire. From Freeway's upcoming Free at Last it's got me real amped for its release. Freeway's flow is so aggressive as usual as he sounds like he's about to explode at any moment. This summer has been pretty tame for hip-hop with the exception of the new Field Mob outing, Free at Last will hopefully be a breath of fresh air. I still would have liked at least 16 from Hova though, him on the hook is better than nothing though.

"When I find that river.... I find my family."

I picked up In the Bedroom used the other day at Streetside Records and I had forgotten how moving this film was. Tom Wilkinson is just purely brilliant as the father and Spacek is golden as the angry mother. Nick Stahl is only in it for awhile, but he gets hella points for being the Yellow Bastard in Sin City and he's terribly solid in his short role here. I'm listening to Andrew Osenga's "Photographs" right now and it's hitting the spot like no other. It seems like just yesterday I watched him play with Korban at East WHite Oak Bible Church for New Year's Eve, and now he's creating brilliant albums, I freakin love it.

rock n' roll,


Tuesday, July 11, 2006

"I lick some shots to let him know that Ima rida..... Mo Fire babay"

MO FIRE folks

Lots of stuff runnin around recently. I rented the Matador and watched it with my room mates and it's a terribly good movie, for reals folks. Pierce Brosnan is a force, funny as hell and hits the dramatic points dead on. Greg Kinnear plays the dopey kind of guy he always does but this movies is written wonderfully and definitely worth four bucks at blockbuster. I picked up Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth for six bucks used the other day and am kicking myself for sleeping on this band for so long. For the past couple of years I've gotten whatever new ish they've put out and it's been solid but this record is just great. For all you people that worship Nirvana and any other mid nineties modern rock there wouldn't be any of that without Sonic Youth or the Pixies, check both bands out pleeeeeeease. The Serena-Maneesh album is really really good. I kind of wish I picked it up in the winter when it was gettin hella pub, as it's not really a summer album but I still can realize it's one helluva record. GET IT!

rock n roll,


Thursday, July 06, 2006

It kind of makes me sick that the guy to the left kills the Timbo beat on "Sexyback" like he does. He did get Clipse on his last album so he does have that working for him.

The last time I saw her she was tied to the train tracks

So basically Josh Ritter is my favorite songwriter currently. As we speak I'm listening to a show at the Double Door from this year of his and it's freakin great. It has all the between songs banter and the dude is funny. Add that in with the amazing songs and I would basically sell a vital organ to see this dude in concert. His songs paint vivid pictures of the midwest and and things of that nature. They have a little bit of a country twinge (not CMT country people, don't let this turn you off). Please, please check him out, he deserves a lot more recognition than he gets.

rock n roll,


Sunday, July 02, 2006

Fresh ta death?

I'm moving out of the stone age and getting rid of my xanga. Posts are going to be up on this blogger account from now on. Same format and all that, just about what I'm listening to and watching. Right now Chin Up Chin Up's 2004 album We Should Have Never Lived Like We Were Skyscrapers is dominating the itunes. Great record and getting me real excited to see them at the Pitchfork Festival at the end of the month. I'll be posting like a madman hopefully, enjoy everybody.

rock n roll,