Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year

2009!! Year of the cow, so milk it for all it's worth. Party time...

No Shoes No Pants No Problem

Nike is making original sneakers for cities all over the world. These "dunks" are the Fukuoka version. Nike however not seeing the irony in making shoes for a festival where nothing is worn from the waist down. Just do it!

Do these shoes make my ass look fat??

Peur du Noir

This looks awesome!!

Wall Flower

In light of the recent fighting in Gaza I posted the paintings of Banksy who did these beautiful works on the apartheid wall in Israel.


A classier Monopoly.

Shout out to Marvin Gardens.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Classic Sadness

After the sugar high of Giftmas, the comedown hits hard. Time for some wallowing. A few drinks deep into this awesome album reveals not a single weak cut.

Here is the high note "For Your Precious Love".

Here is the album.


Sunday, December 28, 2008

How can something so wrong be so right?

My life flashed before my ears. All of a sudden, my world was filled with the importance of cereal, action figures, juice, and candy. This was youth. These were the songs that were branded into my psyche. For better or for worse.

I could go on....but I will just drop this gem on my way out.



Just ask Elvis or Tupac ,(I think they both are alive and living in Queens), how they feel about their posthumous catalog and I am sure they are none the very pleased. But I am pretty sure Jim Henson would approve of this very very funny clip, (for a new Muppets Movie, I believe) that has surfaced on the interwebs.


Saturday, December 27, 2008

Une Annee sans Lumiere.

Here are a couple of nice Arcade Fire videos.

The first one is a fan-made video using Leone's classic.

Great synergy. This song is also used in a trailer for the "Benjamin Button" film.

The second one was filmed in an elevator in Paris before a street side show.
Love the magazines.


Friday, December 26, 2008

Peanut Butter and Chocolate

Hi, thank you for bearing with us during our absence. Some frustrating struggles but we seem to be in the clear. You might find some of the older posts have been deleted, that was part of the moving forward process. Hope you will just enjoy the new stuff we have on the way. Gonna keep the thematic posts to a minimum, and just post great tracks. We have four here for you now. Three smooth grooves and a tasty chunk of melancholy bedroom pop.

Golden Cage- The Whitest Boy Alive

Golden Cage - The Whitest Boy Alive
Robotic minimal funk. Best 8 note solo ever.

Just ain't gonna work out-Mayer Hawthorne and the County

Just Aint Gonna Work Out - Mayer Hawthorne and The County
2008?? 1968?? I can't tell the difference. Get your swagger on.

Things Are Gonna Get Easier- Low Motion Disco

Things Are Gonna Get Easier - Low Motion Disco
A absolute soul GEM filtered through sunshine and the best dream you ever had.

Hell Hole Rat Race-Girls

Hellhole Ratrace - Girls
A sad song that strangely becomes uplifting. The mantra of hope and hopelessness takes off on nimble notes. On repeat.

Hope you like em'..
Check back soon, there will be regular tunage again.


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Scenes of the crime.

Been having some technical hardships on this end. Hence the lack of updates, but it will be back on track very soon. In the meantime I will post some scenes from movies, that use certain songs to perfect effect. Beware, NSFW (not suitable for work).

But enjoy.

Mean Streets - Jumping Jack Flash

One of three Scorsese clips from this list. Badass.

Casino - Can you hear me knocking?

Used to perfection as Pesci's gangster is on the way into Vegas.
Can you hear him knockin'??

Raging Bull - Intermezzo: Cavalleria Rusticana

Just a perfect contrast. Beautiful. Perhaps the best opening sequence in film.

Jackie Brown - Across 110th Street

Pam Grier's jaunt with a bag full of dope through an airport lost in time. Perfect.

Royal Tenenbaums - Back to back Stones

This scene is a first. I have never seen a scene with back to back cuts off the same album. Just a great scene.

Boogie Nights - Sister Christian, Jesse's Girl, 99 Red Balloons

This surreal stand alone scene from Boogie Nights uses three hilarious throwbacks that work perfectly in this insane set-up. I love the fireworks keeping everything on edge.

Pulp Fiction - Bullwinkle Pt II

Not for the faint of heart, Travolta does what every man should do before a big date.
Shoot Heroin.

This one needs no intro. Truly trandescending cinema.

I say we let him go.


stay tuned, we will be back in full force.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Standing in the shadow of giants. Pt 2

Here is part two of my overlooked artist comp.

First up this group, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich had some minor success in the early sixties in England and it is said that Pete Townsend of The Who almost quit to join this band. Also vocalist Dee was apparently an ex-cop who was at the scene of the accident that took 50's rocker Eddie Cochran's life.

Hold Tight

Always popular but never enough to satisfy either die-hard fans or the man himself. Bo Diddley was a true innovator. Often mentioned as an innovator but lack of an across the board hit leaves his name out of the list of masters, where it probably deserves to be.

*Pardon the cheesy video. It is the only one I could get my ears on.

Roxy Music's Bryan Ferry
needs more. He need more recognition. He needs band mate Brian Eno to stop producing insanely great albums and getting front page press for it. Ferry needs ...more than this.

More than this.

Used to perfection in the Karaoke scene in Lost in Translation.

And at last a little Canadiana.

Back in the day thee was a battle. The divided front. The Brian Adams camp vs. the Corey Hart camp. Hart's bad boy vs local boy done good Adam's. Although still known for his nocturnal eyewear there were other great songs. Hart is now the main song writer for synthetic robot megastar Celine Dion.

Never Surrender


Thursday, September 25, 2008

Standing in the shadow of GIANTS

Ahh, the oft-forgotten. The overlooked. The crack thru fallen.
Here are some great tunes by people who were great, but overshadowed by their counterparts. Kind of like this blog really.

Peter Tosh.
Although reggae fans worship him, his exposure is very limited to most outside the serious JerkChickenites. At least compared to Bob Marley.
Stepping Razor

Peter Tosh was shot twice in the head in a robbery in 1987. September 11th no less.

Dwight Twilley
Quite unknown, other than being that guy from Tom Petty's band, Dwight Twilley has some really great tunes. This vibrato version from AMerican Bandstand is one of them.
Looking for the Magic

Dennis Wilson
I previously posted this BeachBoy's 20 year delayed classic album. Mr Wilson was a troubled womanizer who was overlooked due to brother Brian's centerstaged antics. Wilson didn't live to see his gorgeous album released. He drowned in 1980.
River song

Wendy Renee
Not overshadowed by anyone in her own group, but more overshadowed by the once in a gazillion years STAX line-up. This song is experiencing a bit of a resurgance as of late, but is never mentioned as the gem that it truly is. Sampled by Wu-Tangs RZA for the hip-hop banger TEARZ.
After Laughter (Comes tears)

Pee Wee Ellis
Although James Brown's JB's were heard all over the track, the songs themsleves were stamped with Brown's shrieks grunts and more importantly showmanship. Pee Wee Ellis stunning , tight and genius horn riffs never get the shine they deserve. Has gone on to work with everyone from Parliment to Van Morrison. Just listen to this riff, maybe the best recording of live music ever. The song even ends with a punchline.
There was a time.

Wow. No words can do this justice. Well maybe one. Unnnggh!!

Part II coming later in the week.


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Crystal Visions

Swallow these songs and they will take u down the rabbit hole....

Waking Dreamz Mix -

These songs will not be in the player unless the demand is there.

Off with your headz!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Just one of those fly days...

Here is a classic and an overlooked hilarious classic. I can relate to both.

Ice Cube - A Good Day

Bizarre- A Bad Day

I had the brew, she had the chronic, the Lakers beat the Supersonics...


Saturday, August 30, 2008

5 songs you haven't heard in ten years.

Here are 5 songs you probably haven't heard in ten years. Enjoy them once, then never again.

1.The Escape Club

2.The Parachute Club

3.Terrence Trent D'arby

4.Tripping Daisy

5.Black Box

I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Here, in honor of the torrential downpour that has ruined my week along with my shoes, is an 80's song that I haven't heard since it was last played on my family's ghetto-blaster.

The Adventures-Feel the Raindrops

Cloudy atmospherics with an 80% chance of rockin' out!

Friday, August 22, 2008

The Ear of the Beholder.

This week I have made perhaps my favorite Playlist yet. Eleven achingly perfect tracks. From the dense sadness of The Unifics and Etta James to the warm rush of Fennesz fractured wall of reverb love, these songs are all beautiful. The only track that might not fit is the GZA track, but that string sample is just straight fire. My personal favorite is the MFA Superpitcher track. (I actually met Superpitcher here in Japan on the Kompakt tour.) But the rushing waves of that track are classic and gorgeous. Beauty.

Here is the tracklist

1- The Unifics - Beginning of My End
2- Kev Brown - Batida
3- Aphex Twin - Raising the Titanic
4- Edith Piaf - Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien
5- GZA - Breaker Breaker
6- My Bloody Valentine - I Only Said
7- Moby - Go
8- Etta James - I'd Rather Go Blind
9- Fennesz - A Year in a Minute
10 Explosions in the sky - You Hand in Mine
11 MFA(Superpitcher mix) - The Difference it Makes

download here -

As usual all these tracks are posted in the player to the right of the page. Enjoy!

Here is London's great Banksy creating some of his own classic art.

Monday, August 18, 2008

An Unborn Child

Here is a previously unreleased Lupe Fiasco track, containing an apparently unclearable Beatles sample. The beat comes from fellow Chicago native K.West.

The Birds and the Bees
birds and the bees - lupe fiasco

Download here-

Saturday, August 16, 2008

I Love You Madly

SWM seeks SF for jealous, controlling, obsessive relationship, would possibly consider violent end with the right candidate. Serious headcases only.
1-Mad Man Blues -John Lee Hooker
2-99 To Life -Social Distortion
3-Who is he -Bill Withers
4-Crazy -Patsy Cline
5-Get Out My Life -Lee Dorsey
6-32-20 Blues -Robert Johnson
7-Can't Stand -The Police
8-Nowhere To Run -Martha & The Vandellas
9-Frontier Psychiatry -The Avalanches
10-Hey Joe -The London Symphony
Note *I am pretty certain there is a Wayne and Shuster sample in track 9. Also I know Every Breath was the more obvious Police choice, but I think we have all had our fill of that song.
The IMEEM player to the right has all the tracks from this mix.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Floating - Prins Thomas Remix

Jape outta Dublin plays lo-fi folk from what I gather. Well. that couldn't be further from this floaty house track that starts light and floats straaaight up until your vertigo kicks in. I listened to it for an hour straight. Well that's not much as it clocks in at 11 minutes. But a great summer tune...

download here.-

now go float away....