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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Yo Yo Ma + Stephen Colbert = ?

Speaking of Yo Yo Ma . . . he was on The Colbert Report last night.

(these last 2 posts are for you Juls)

Andrew Bird + Yo Yo Ma = Awesome

Be a pal and by some of Mr. Bird's music!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Friday, October 17, 2008

Blue Scholars give you a tour of Seattle - video

Add them to your collection!

Also, consider their associated act Common Market (same DJ, different MC)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Mighty Underdogs - Droppin' Science Fiction

Initial Thoughts Album Review #4

Unpretentious album reviews that forgo the big words, analogies and obscure music-references to simply voice some initial thoughts and gut reactions.

The Mighty Underdogs
Droppin' Science Fiction

Although this means we will have to wait a while longer to see a solo Lateef album, I am very excited to see this super group release their full length LP. Standout tracks are Monster, ILL Vacation and War Walk. I don't think Gift of Gab's performance is quite as good as with his other ventures as a solo artist and in Blackalicious, but the combination of Lateef and Gab on tracks has always proved successful. I'm thinking 4000 Miles (Blackalicious - Blazing Arrow), Side to Side (Blackalicious - The Craft), Banger (G. Love's Lemonade), It's Going Down, Sun Don't Shine, Cold War Economics and 3 Strike Felony (The Gift of Gab - Supreme Lyricism Vol. 1), Kalakuta Show (Red Hot and Riot Fela Kuti Tribute Album). I could have done without the womanizing track "Aye." In all, this is a solid album and a great addition to the Blackalicious/Gift of Gab, Lateef the Truth Speaker and Headnodic/Crown City Rockers associated catalogs.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Beck does Letterman

Be a Pal and Buy some Beck tunes!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Death Cab for Cutie do Conan O'Brien

. . . she holds a smile like someone would hold a crying child . . .

Here's some Death Cab for Cutie to purchase

Or, hows about some Postal Service?

Or solo Ben Gibbard?

new Mighty Underdogs Video - I want you Back

Not my favorite Might Underdogs Track, but I'm still excited for their full length, Droppin' Science Fiction, to drop next week!

Friday, October 3, 2008

New Andrew Bird track - Oh No

Our favorite whistling, violin toting crooner, Andrew Bird, has shared a track off his upcoming (January 27th, 2009) release, Noble Beast. Enjoy.

Be a pal and by some of Mr. Bird's music!

Ben Folds, Regina Spektor do Conan O'Brien

Holy Bass Clarinet Batman!

Be a Pal and buy some Ben Folds or Ben Folds Five tunes!!!