Song of the day 4/6/10

Lotion By The Greenskeepers
I don’t know much about these guys. I’ve heard they’re some sort of Techno group and this song is just a one off. Honestly, I’m too lazy to really investigate. All i know is that they made this awesome song based on everyone’s favorite scene in “Silence of the lambs” and it is not at all Techno-like in any way. I think that’s alI I need to know.

Song of the day 3/16/10


BFFAE By Team Facelift

Team Facelift are a rap/electro-ish group from NYC. I say “rap/electro-ish” cause they have older music and newer music. The old stuff is most straight up hip hop (but on the funnier side than the “keep it real” side) while the newer stuff is more geared towards dancing and getting girls naked. While i can’t fault them for that, I’m gonna go ahead and push the older stuff cause, well, I’m a rap guy and I don’t dance unless I’m extremely drunk.
Anyway, The group consists of 4 members. Fat Jew (who you may recognize from his spots on E! as the “The king of brunch”) , Karim fonda AKA Alden Pact , Tommy mas (the DJ/producer) and Machine. I’d say they’re comedy rap more than anything. At least this song is. This song is fucking funny. So, take this with a grain of salt. Don’t expect some lyrical miracles here. Just Fat jew and Machine rapping about how much they love each other. Friendship yo.

(If heads are interested in this kind of shit, lemme know. I’ll throw together a little mix of my favorite songs by them.)

Song of the day 3/4/10

We’re in business (never trust robots) By Andrew Thompson
You know when you head a relatively new song that feels like it was made in a different era? Usually it’s something like Sharon jones and the dap kings but , in the case of this song, it’s a little different. It’s not a throwback to the 60’s and 70’s soul music i love so much. Nope. it’s a throwback to some weirdo 80’s comedy electro-rock. And that’s fine by me.

Song of the day 1/26/10


G.W.Y.N By Alix Dobkin

This one is awesome. I was touring and we had a stop in north hampton. I figured i’d kill some time and go look for records (a common touring practice). So, i’m sifting through dollar records and the selection is abysmal. Sometimes, when that happens, i give up on looking for samples ann just try and salvage something that may be funny or have strange vocal samples on it. That is when i came across this glorious record. I wish i could find the actual album cover but google is being no help right now. regardless, when i got home and slapped this on the record player, i hit the fucking jackpot. honestly, the rest of the album was forgettable but this one song was immediately my shit. be clear, it’s a terrible song but in the best way possible. Dobkin seems like she’s almost freestyling at points. she just kinda meanders through verses about how awesome it is to be a lesbian and explaining to us “what is the quirk, that separates us from all of them” with out regard for song structure or really anything musical. including her shitty yet passable voice.
I played this for my mom once when she was driving me somewhere and she laughed so hard she almost drove off the road.
I hope a few of you enjoy this song as much as i do.

Song of the day 1/19/10

Pesh mode By Blair Cosby
Blair cosby was an alias created by Camu Tao. he was said to be a mix between Blair Underwood and Bill Cosby. Basically, Camu was a very funny dude. He would hole up in his crib for a night or two and make complete albums as this character. All the songs would be freestyles with hooks. while this sounds like a recipe for disaster , in the hands of Camu, it was some truly off the wall shit.
I was given my first taste of these about 4/5 years ago. at first i just thought they were funny and moved on but , within a month of having these songs, i found myself constantly playing them over and over again. they were funny (and actually had some dope beats as well) but more than anything, they were a perfect example of what made Camu the kinda guy he was. Anyone who knew him , knew this side of him and loved him for it.
so, here’s my personal favorite Blair Cosby song. if you guys are into this, lemme know and i’ll up the rest of the songs in one big file in a later post.
enjoy and RIP Camu.

Song of the day 1/18/10

Black satin amazon fire engine cry baby By Kain

This is a funny one. Kain is an off shoot of the last poets. The album this song comes from, “The Blue Guerrilla” , was heavily sampled by KMD on their album “Black Bastards”. While this may lead you to think i’m giving you some dope old break, that is not the case. no, this song is EXTREMELY retarded. it’s one of those unintentional funny type songs that might make your heart explode if you heard it while really stoned.
it’s long, it’s scattered and it meanders aimlessly over a kinda cool yet cheesy rhodes grooves.
this song is the definition of bad poetry. on top of that, it’s about sex. so, you can imagine how awesome the metaphors get in this one.
here’s a taste:
“i am the black flute, your vulva lips refuse to play…i love you like the raaaaain”
so, yeah, download this and listen to it. if, per chance, this song actually appeals to your poetic sensibilities, i suggest you put on a beret and jump off a cliff. trust me, it’s for the best.