Saturday, January 31, 2009

Thursday, January 29, 2009


As previously mentioned, a stint through the Trojan record labels catalogue had lead me to several discoveries, for me anyways, of Reggae or Ska subgenres. One genre Suedehead, I had mentioned as not understanding, was brought to light by my friend,(and documentary film maker) Richard Bruhn. He sent me this....

Thrushes plus Re-Edit.

Portland based The Thrushes had a minor hit last year with the Ronettes/Jesus and Mary Chain aping Heartbeats. I loved it for a month last year and kind of forgot about it, until I came across the open call for remixes from the band. They chose twelve of their favs and let everyone vote. Some were a little redundant due to the initial "wall of sound" that already existed. But these two are awesome. Check the original so you know how good the changes really are.


Heartbeats (The Antlers remix) - Thrushes

Heartbeats (Wkcmix) - Thrushes

and my heart is full, full of your love.


I pick ...that kid.

Yeah. This makes me feel like a loser.

Please, Please watch this, so I am not the only one.

This is some weird shit.

Show you where the door is.

This is dope...

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Lyrics as Haiku from the Nether Worlds

So, I had this dream last night that my homework assignment was to make Haiku out of song lyrics. I woke up and googled the Haiku structure and made these. They probably suck, but I felt I had to respect the dream.

Every breath you take
Flabbergasted by headlines
Time waits for no man

What a wicked game
Lord took her away from me
I see a darkness

Down on the corner
And I saw her standing there
Dancing in the streets

Hard rains gonna fall
Come on into my kitchen
Take a load for free

Down River Revival

Theres A Light - Shirley Ann Lee

What a find!

Saturday, January 24, 2009


I don't know what this is, except that is awesome to the power of ten.

Deep Blue Sea

Oh my god this is nice.

Deep Blue Sea - Dan Rossen of Grizzly Bear

Monday, January 19, 2009

It's Just A Haircut

Been beating the winter with some old gems from the Trojan Record Label. The most extensive "classic" reggae collection in the world. They have over 20 compilations of Dub, Ska, Rocksteady and some genres I have NO idea about. Such as Suedehead.

I especially love reggae with an element of 50's music to it, either DooWop or Girl Group-like playfulness. Some of the early Marley stuff had that and it's overwhelmingly charming.
So, I will admit, I was surprised by what I thought to be the standout of Trojan's catalogue. Oxymoron aside, The Skinhead Reggae Compilation, is very, very good. Perhaps the CD most ordered on the internet, for obvious cash register guilty reasoning. But really, there are great instrumentals and some really soulful tunes.

You can get the album here.
Or just give these two bombers a listen.
What am I to do-Tony Scott
Smile My Baby-The Tennors


Saturday, January 17, 2009

How am I funny?

I have been reading this over the last week, and while I was familiar with most of Scorsese's work, the book has some really good insights. Although it took me some internet venturing to discover Scorsese is responsible for this attrocity.

Anyways, here are Scorsese's movie posters. Al of em'.