I used to think Writer’s Bloc was a myth, but for the better part of a month now I’ve been unable to compile anything of worth with the words that perpetually clutter my mind. This has led me to write the bare minimum for my paying gigs and jackshit for this wonderful site here.read more
As part of the soundtrack for the upcoming Hunger Games finale “Mockingjay pt. 1″, Lorde unveiled this remake of her song “Yellow Flicker Beat’ reworked by Kanye West. Kanye doesn’t have any bars on the track, instead focusing on his soundboard wizardry to supply the track with all the dark futuristic vibes that are appropriate for the dystopian movie. It’s a dramatic, captivating listen. No matter how you feel about Yeezy’s over the top persona, his musical talent is impossible to deny.
Been a minute since I’ve posted – but I’m back. Let me get you re-acquainted with insane beats with this mind-bending mix from Jack U (Skrillex & Jack U) that has all sorts of trap, twerk, hip hop, and house intermingled with classic bangers like Eiffel 65′s “I’m Blue” and “Peanut Butter Jelly Time:” Truly a tour de force of DJ skills. Get your Monday banging.read more
This is all pretty self-explanatory, right?
Matt Pond PA – Halloween
The first semester of my Junior year of college was a miserable six month stretch of dislocation. Two of my best friends had moved away and I had quit the basketball team so I was a little deprived of other’s company. One of the few things I did have going for me was the Matt Pond PA album Several Arrows Later. This album was essentially my 3rd best friend that year and probably one of the 12 records I bought the entire decade. Yes the piano-riff that makes the song is almost entirely borrowed from Funeral-era Arcade Fire, and yes the PA stands for Pennsylvania which will always be dumb, but this song is still incredible and probably the best he’s ever done.read more
Five years ago, in February of 2009, the nation was struggling to get back
on its feet after a crushing blow to its financial system. No one knew exactly what the future held, other than the fact that it would never be the same as it was before the fall of 2008. In the midst of this, we elected our first African-American president, which was another signal of massive change in the country.read more
I’m just catching up on some Group Therapy radio, and this is one of my favorite songs from episode
I had to abandon this here blog for a spell of the purgatory that is actual adult work, but that’s all over now. Here’s what I’ve been listening to while I was away.
Kendrick Lamar – iread more
If you haven’t given ear to Atlanta’s newest hip hop voice, you have very little chance to do so before he explodes on the public consciousness. ILoveMakonnen had his first step to stardom when Drake remixed his sleepy club anthem “Tuesday”, but while Drake does work on the track, its Makonnen who carries the track with his lackadaisical, off tone sing/flow.read more