The public wants, the public gets it. But not before I shout out my homie the Panther from American Idol. I usually won't pump up a show with gonzo ratings, but this is my boy right here. Boy's got skills like a muddah. Oh and superhumongoid gasface to Doug E. Fresh for his appearance. Dude, really. Do I have to say it?
Check out my boy, right here.
You can't beat that kinda entertainment, right there.
Okay, onto the music (since they Sox aren't making any right now--down 1-6 in the 7th). Rory, what I'm listening to right now, in no specific order, is The Fratellis because they're some straight-up Friday night music. Get ready to enjoy yourself--this album's a blast. There's too much to enjoy. Also, I can't stop listening to The Sword. Good ol' Austin boys that bang their head harder than most kids can even imagine. Dude, those Betty Davis reissues from Light in the Attic are the sickest, funkiest things you'll ever hear. Almost as funky are the Sly and Family Stone reissues that I finally received from Sony/BMG which come complete with bonus tracks and stripped down mono cuts. I just received a stack of Jimi Hendrix and Bob Marley vinyl from the wonderful Chris at UMe. Definitely have my listening cut out for me there. Have already listened to Rastaman Vibration and, soon after I got home today, Electric Ladyland. Good to hear those records again. The El-P record gets better and better with each listen and that's after loving it from the very beginning. Sage Francis might have dropped one of the most compelling records of the year. It's thick, thick, thick. The Brother Ali record, The Undisputed Truth, hasn't received much listen only because I just received the explicit version and, well, I don't listen to clean versions because, heh, I don't shop at Wal-Mart. Dig? Mando Diao's new record is hot. It's guitars and drums. You know, where they sing type of stuff. Ghostface Killah's Hidden Darts features some nice stuff I ain't heard before. Thank you, Q. And good lookin' out on the Biz Markie material. The What It Is box set from Rhino is completely bananas. It's the hottest thing to come out since, uh, 2004 or so. And all the material is at least 30 years old. They know how to do it. Rage Against the Machine's first record has been revisited since they're recent reunion. Still sounds as good as it did so many years ago now. Phat Kat got some serious help from Dilla on Carte Blanche. It's hot to death. Good stuff. I've been listening to alot of Geto Boys lately--"I Ain't Wit Bein' Broke" to be specific. Oh, the sleeper is the Super Chron Flight Brothers record. It's some fun hip hop shit. It's been out there for a solid five weeks now and has only scanned 200 units. Ah, that's some indie stuff for you, Rory. Good times. Everyone's talking about this Marco Polo record through the redesigned Rawkus Records. I ain't heard it yet except some stuff previewed on the Fat Beats podcast. From what I heard, I can dig it, but just an advance. Maybe Mitch can hook it up. Yeah, I hit up Michael Jackson's Off the Wall. Awesome. Been too long. Way too long. I'd be alot happier if Madlib would stop releasing these MindFusion releases because they're too damn dope not to purchase and I've already shelled out alot of money to collect them all like some five year old. They're awesome. If you find any of these, pick them up. Also, from Madlib, I've been listening to the Beat Konducta record from last year alot lately. Still badass. I like the new Panthers record alot although I don't think it really belongs to me. I think I lifted it from Angry Tim's desk. Oops. Oh yes, the new Nine Inch Nails is slammin'. Good stuff. I don't think I've been particularly interested in a NIN record since Pretty Hate Machine or Downward Spiral. This one is scary good. I'm waiting on my copy of the Kings of Leon record, but I listened to a bit of it at my buddy's house the other day and it sounded really strong. I've never been a big fan, but I'm starting to turn around to their sound a little. Get the Amy Winehouse for Roxy. She'll dig it. Guys dig her too, but it's for the ladies. TV on the Radio put out a killer record last year. Don't know if you've heard it. Also, check for Beck's record, Information. Probably the best that he's sounded on a front-to-back album since Odelay. Uh, there's this band called Wolfmother from Australia. They're dope. Keep an eye for them. Speaking of, I see they're now about 55,000 units from Gold status. Good for those guys. Old stuff has dominated the last few weeks. The Stooges, Eric B. and Rakim, Master of Puppets, Straight Outta Compton, Shuggie Otis, Paul's Boutique, Main Source (dude, just pick up Breaking Atoms), funk, Bob Dylan, White Album, the Datsuns, blah, blah, blah. That's about it. If you're down for the sex raps, pick up the new Devin the Dude, but you gotta be in the mood for the sex raps because that's all it is. Sex and weed. Alright, it's time for bed. Go buy some music. And, "There's nothing new that's good," is NO EXCUSE.