Jan 2 2012

Quarterly Review – October-December 2011

Once every three months I list the best of what I heard in albums/songs/remixes for the quarter. I do this to personally keep up with all the awesome music I hear, as it ultimately helps me at the end of the year when I do my overall listing for the previous twelve months. I also do it to introduce you cool cats to tunes you may have missed independently.

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Nov 26 2011

Culture Greyhound Podcast 11/26/11

Every Saturday, I post a 15-20 minute podcast featuring some tracks I’ve been jamming the previous week, as well as some commentary and random musings from yours truly. Enjoy!

Tracklist:

Kendrick Lamar feat. Busta Rhymes – Rigamortus (Remix)
Escort – Makeover
The Dodos – So Cold
Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg – Young, Wild, and Free (feat. Bruno Mars)
A$AP Rocky – Peso (Star Slinger Refix)


Aug 24 2010

Five Videos Pitchfork Missed Monday

For the most part, when browsing Pitchfork’s recently-posted Top 50 Music Videos of the 90’s, four names dominate: Chris Cunningham, Hype Williams, Michel Gondry, and Spike Jonze.  And all four of these men completely deserve their recognition – they all, in their own way, directed only the finest of what is considered to be the best decade for music videos.  MTV was still influential and watchable, and the medium of video promotion was still powerful in the music biz.

This burgeoning new phenomenon had transformed into a well-produced, highly-financed, ultra-creative artistic landscape that the 80’s products couldn’t touch.  By the time of the 2000’s, however, the luster was lost – the best videos were buried in the over-saturation of the Web, and the “music” cable channels ceased music programming.  Still, we have the 90’s – the golden age of the music video, and Pitchfork, more or less, covered the highlights.

There are many personal favorites of mine that didn’t make the cut – perhaps one day I will compile my own list of top videos from the 90’s.  While video lists usually lean towards either ranking in terms of influence or innovative spectacle, Pitchfork teeter-tottered between the two, leaning toward the latter.  With this in mind, it’s a decent list – like most lists, it has some glaring omissions, which are recognized after the jump.

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Jul 12 2010

Just An Obligatory Post Cuz It’s Almost Midnight

I really like these videos. You will too. Promise.


Jun 22 2010

Doo. Dah. Dippity. – An Old Skool Hip-Hop Mixtape

The KIA hamsters made me do it….a tribute from no particular era, in no particular order.  Check it.

      1. Black Sheep - The Choice Is Yours (Revisited)
      2. Ol' Dirty Bastard - Shimmy Shimmy Ya
      3. Lil' Kim and Lil Cease - Crush On You
      4. Onyx - Slam
      5. Wyclef Jean - We Trying To Stay Alive
      6. DJ Kool - Let Me Clear My Throat
      7. PM Dawn - Set Adrift On Memory Bliss
      8. A Tribe Called Quest - Award Tour
      9. Latyrx - Lady Don't Tek No
      10. JJ Fad - Supersonic
      11. Pete Rock and CL Smooth - They Reminisce Over You
      12. Busta Rhymes - Woo Hah!! Got You All In Check
      13. Geto Boys - Mind Playin' Tricks On Me
      14. Naughty By Nature - O.P.P.
      15. Ice Cube - It Was A Good Day