Friday, February 27, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
WEDNESDAY THE 18TH
Doomtree @ Back Alley Social (8:00)
Dan Auerbach (of the Black Keys) @ The Parish (10:45)
The Bronx @ The Red 7 Patio (1:00)
The Lions @ The Scoot Inn (1:00)
*Doomtree from Rhymesayers camp kicking off the festival followed by a late dinner and then Dan of the Black Keys (a Dale favorite) followed by personal favorite screamers The Bronx and depending on how close, you gotta check out The Lions in their hometown on opening night.
THURSDAY THE 19TH
SuperstarDJs @ Back Alley Social (8:00)
Eyedea and Abilities @ Habana Bar Backyard (10:30)
Pacific Division @ Back Alley Social (11:50)
Brother Ali @ Habana Bar Backyard (12:00)
Myka 9 @ Back Alley Social (12:30)The Bar Kays @ Dirty Dog Bar (1:00)
Camp Lo @ The Karma Lounge (1:00)
Reflection Eternal @ Scoot Inn (1:00)
*Something old, something new. Start off the night with Austin's very own Superstar DJs spinning that vintage hip hop and probably some new hot ish. If you see Rodney, give him a pound for me. Again, Rhymesayers representing with Brother Ali, Eyedea and Abilities, newcomers Pacific Division and then finish out the night enjoying one of the three 1:00 options, Reflection Eternal, Camp Lo (!) or Stax legends The Bar Kays (!!). I'd just leave Thursday night, really, because it's all downhill from there.
Cage @ Club de Ville (10:00)
HISD @ Scoot Inn (10:00)
Mr. Lif @ Pangaea (12:00)
Busdriver @ Back Alley Social (1:15)
*Get your walking shoes on because you'll have to hit four different spots on Friday. Catch former labelmates Cage and Mr. Lif split by Houston's HISD and finish 'er up with the lyrical assault of Busdriver from LA.
SATURDAY THE 21STReef the Lost Cauze @ Barcelona (9:15)
2Mex @ Scoot Inn (9:50)
A-Alikes @ Back Alley Social (10:00)
Buck 65 @ Scoot Inn (11:00)
Janelle Monae @ Vice (12:00)
Sleep @ Scoot Inn (12:20)
Sage Francis @ Scoot Inn (1:00)
*If you're Dale, just go to the Scoot Inn, find a stool and an attentive bartender. You'll get to enjoy the dopeness of 2Mex and Sleep with Buck65 sprinkled in and finishing up with always nice Sage Francis. Janelle Monae is helladope if you enjoy that funk ish (think Morris Day and the Time meets, uh, Barberella meets early James Brown). Also, if you want to see turntables get completely obliterated, check out the A-Alikes set.
You can thank me later. The Root Down shirts are still available for purchase before you venture out. $5 hand-to-hand, $7 parcel.
Monday, February 23, 2009
We inherited this metal washtub years ago and we were using it as a planter in the backyard. The top ring of the metal tub had broken loose and was sticking outward just waiting for a Danger Tucker to run past it at full speed while leaning his body into it.
The tub has been emptied and thrown in the dumpster out back. Threat ended. For now.
Keeping him still is becoming an issue. Anyone that asks you to restrict the movement of a two year old beagle has unreasonable expectations. We're doing our best, though. We'll be checking with the vet in a few days to see when we can first take him for a short and easy walk. I'm afraid dude's gonna get cabin fever and go off.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
When "buying a car" ends up being the second biggest news from your day, you know you had a big Saturday. When I awoke yesterday, it was like any other Saturday really. My lovely wife was talking about how much she wanted the CRV with leather, I was hungry for my weekly burrito, got up and jogged to the gym, took the dogs to the dog park. It's Saturday. You remember Tucker (above), the dog that I rescued from the storm drain not a day after we got him home. Tucker has always had a dangerous lean. I've started calling him varying nicknames like "Danger" or "Thunder." I've often called him "Nails" though because of his tolerance for pain. He's like a freaking stunt dog sometimes. They called him a purebred when we picked him up, but I swear his mother mated with Howie Long. The dude could take a stomping from an elephant and bounce up like, "where's the ball?"
What started as just an innocent trip to the Honda lot ended up in a trade up into the top-of-the-line CRV for just pennies more a month. Good move for us. When we get home, I walk into the kitchen where the dogs are. I'm greeted, as usual, by Tux and then Jax just behind him. Both are wagging their tails as I kneel down on the ground. I give Tucker a firm pat on his side and my hand lands right in the middle of a wet mess of hair. I pull my hand away to see it covered in blood. I grab him by the collar and gently pull him into the light and inspect his side. A ghastly sight.
There's about a five inch laceration down his side starting at his shoulder and the skin is hanging open. It's the deepest gash I've ever seen in my life on an animal or mammal that was actually living. We're not talking about a scratch. Tucker's body is literally opened up. It doesn't appear to have bled much at all as his coat was still relatively clean, but the seriousness of this incision needed immediate attention. Tucker, all the while, is carrying on like he has no clue. Maybe not full speed. There was some apparent shock settling in. He was shivering slightly. With no time to inspect the cause, we covered him in an official The Root Down lowrider tee and took him to the emergency clinic. For those interested, a picture of the open wound is available upon request. It was a little much for even The Root Down.
We arrive at the emergency clinic. It's one of those 24-hour jobs. They bring us right in and I'm hoping his wound pushes him up the priority list. I thought about how much it would suck if a white lion walked in with a near-fatal headwound. Tucker might have to wait. Lucky for us, there was no white lion and the young doc named Seth was quick to meet us. He walked in and looked not a hair older than 18 years old. "Hey, ya'll," he said with his hand extended. He squatted down by Tucker and inspected him exclaiming, "A beagle!"
My lovely wife and I smiled half-heartedly.
He looks up at us and says, "In college, my roommate had this bitch..."
(blank looks from my lovely wife and I)
...and a stud beagle and he basically paid for his books through college with those litters." Right! "Bitch" as in female dog. Not the Jerry Springer variety. Seth immediately puts us at ease as he quickly assesses the wound. He explains that the best thing is that, as deep as it is, it's not near anything vital. And, just looking at it, you could see it was nothing but fat tissue really. A little muscle. They put together an estimate. I signed on the line and, the worst part, we were asked to leave him behind and they'd call us when they were done. Now, this is at about 8:30 at this point. I'm thinking that I really don't even care how long it takes, we're not leaving him. Dude has acute seperation anxiety anyway. Leaving him could make it worse. We let the nurses know that he could get horsey without us there and is probably going to become quite vocal. She assured us that he'd be fine.
We leave. That was a long drive home.
When we got home, we put in "Planet Earth" and watched polar bears for a few minutes and consoled Jackson who was freaked out a little. Unable to really relax, we made a few phone calls and brought everyone up to speed on our day and then, before dinner was even done cooking, we get a call from the clinic saying Tucker's ready. We split.
When we arrive, I'm expecting to hear him from the waiting room, but I don't hear Tucker at all. Usually, you can hear him the second you roll into the parking lot with the windows up. They bring him up to the front and, as they're opening the door, they explain that he's having a little bit of a "drooling problem" because of the anesthetic and slight sedation that was required for the operation. "Problem" didn't really do it justice. It wasn't even excessive. This was more explosive. Check out sedated Tucker just after getting back to the pad.
At the end of it, they had to shave his poor penguin suit back to staple him shut. They did internal stitching that will disolve and then they had to staple up the exterior. It's a pretty gnarly scar. No one's gonna mess with this kid now. That's a battle wound that'll make rotts whimper.
Overall, the kid has 21 visible staples and is sleeping peacefully this morning as I type this. The painkillers are starting to wear off and he's doing a little bit of moaning and readjusting, but he'll be fine. The hallucinations seem to have subsided. We all had a slumber party last night in the living room as we all crashed around where he laid when he got home--not wanting to move him or leave him there alone.
The hair will grow back and his spirit will recover before too long. This morning, as the sun shines on the yard, I'm going to find the culprit. Can't imagine would could've done that kind of damage. You kinda feel like a bad pet owner when this stuff happens. The most you can do is act quick and put faith in those qualified to make the decisions/incisions.
Trying to think of a new nickname for ol' boy.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
When you're on the heels of yet another baseball season, it's time to remember how awesome rivalries are. Many teams don't get to enjoy rivalries like, say, West Texas A&M, the Seattle Mariners, the Toronto Raptors. Then other rivalries go deep. Cardinals and Cubs, Giants and Dodgers, Michigan and Ohio State...but none greater, deeper and more furious than Yankees and Red Sox.
And while I don't necessarily condone tossing Don Zimmer around like a sandbag (a lumpy and ugly sandbag), those images are burned into the rivalry like notches on a walking stick. It's the time of year I reflect on some of the more friendly Yankee fans I've known...Mayhem, Chris, Rory, Dolan, Eric, Charlie, Thomas, Steven...and how we would size up the two teams for the upcoming year.
I'm not, for one moment, going to say that this year's Sox team is championship caliber. Possible? Sure. Probable? Not likely. The Yankees basically stocked it deep this offseason. If you're one of those guys buying into the "no chemistry" argument against the Yankees winning the division and possible championship, I get it, but it doesn't hold much ale. I think the addition of Sabathia and Texieria might help overcome any chemistry issues. If a Steinbrenner wants a championship team, he'll buy one. That's for sure.
This Sox team is a different one than those we've seen in recent years. Firstly, no Manny from the get-go. Some new faces on the pitching staff. We got Rocco. We got a "healthy" wrist on Papi. We got two shortstops--one that's a bargain and one that's a money pit. All that youthful core: Youkilis, Paplebon, Ellsbury, Lester, Masterson, Smoltz and Wakefield.
I was in line at the supermarket the other day and this girl in front of me, wearing a Yankee hat, got asked by the checker if she was a football fan and she just unloads. "No, I like the Yankees. I've been to Yankee Stadium three times. I don't watch alot of football, but I hate the Patriots. I hate the Red Sox. I hate Boston. I love the Yankees. I went to a Yankee and Red Sox game one time and the Yankees killed them. I've loved the Yankees my whole life. Since I was a little girl. Derek Jeter is awesome." Just fun to sit back and watch a woman who presumed there wasn't any opposition nearby just spewing her Yankee vomit. I really loved too how she denounced the Patriots because they're from Boston. That's like me hating the Knicks and the Jets too. That makes no sense. Especially if you don't even watch the sport. Hate the rivals. It doesn't mean you have to hate the entire city or state.
I wanted to pat her on the head and say, "Another moron Yankee fan." I resisted the urge. Of course, a rivalry kinda needs morons like that. Morons like me. Those who grew up nowhere near the rivalry and live it from the headlines, the replays, the fandom. I'll be the first to say that you feel like the world's biggest Sox fan until you go to Fenway. Thems is some Sox fans. I enjoyed the Sox as they rose to greatness. Hung true as the bandwagon got a little crowded and, now, the Manny-less Sox can now win with a little more anonymity. This last offseason reset the AL East the way it should be. Yankees on top with their new stadium, their all star lineup, their steroids and their money. The Sox below that as the reluctant underdog as their payroll shows a little relief and they slide to fifth or sixth in the league in team payroll. But this ain't about money is it? The Rays went to the Series last year on the second-smallest payroll in the league. Of course, they didn't win. Thanks for reppin' the East hardcore.
All that said and done, spring ball's in full swing now. The first game is only four days away. Let's embark on this 2009 Championship March. Go Sox. Go Cubbies.
Ever wonder what it's like to walk through the outfield bleachers in Yankee Stadium with a Red Sox jersey on?
And, how about serving chowder outside Yankee Stadium with a Sox jersey on. Some awesome Yankee fans in this one.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Just a week from now, I'll be heading to the mountains with Danny, Dale and Sarah in tow. The trip will be much appreciated as I'll be leaving just hours after facing the Board of Directors up at work. They're gonna need some fresh snow before I hit it. Currently packed powder and 95" at the Hunziker Stake. Probably 80" at the base. At least put a little fresh stuff on it. Nothing in the forecast as of today, but meteorologists are uneducated. Good to go before all the Spring Breakin' morons hit the mountain and kill all the snow. Can't believe Taos even has any snow with as spring-like as it's been in the panhandle. Gotta high ankle sprain that I must rehab this next week before I tear into that mountain. Not the first time I'll have skied with an injury though.
Ugly Mug Coffee needs to get their prices down. It's Dunkin' Donuts until they do. I don't buy $9 bags of coffee.
I continue to be shook by this chimp attack story. The chimp was "ripping her face off" as the owner screamed over the 911 call. That's some 28 Days Later ish right there.
And now it's coming out that ol' lady used to bathe with the monkey and the chimp would comb her hair. Dude, starts to move from horrific to downright creepy.
"Gangland" is the best show on television. Disputing will end you up in the hospital. Be cafeful.
Not sure about this Facebook thing. It seems that I'm about 40%/60% of people I want to hear from to people I don't. That's why I like flying on The Root Down as j3. I don't have to worry about the girl who soiled her britches during marching band in high school tracking me down and wanting to be my friend again. If I accepted you as a friend, though, trust it's because I wanted to. I reject at will those I don't want to be friends with. Does it send a message when you don't accept like, "I'm sorry j3 has rejected you as a friend. His address is 5514 Halford Avenue." I think I just heard a knock at the door, hold on.
Slumdog Millionaire was dope. My lovely wife cried for the last ten minutes of the movie. Does that mean it was a good date?
I don't know what Twitter is and probably won't before it's dead and gone.
After vowing to take some time off from the mixes, I'm starting to eye a few projects. Firstly, there's the Savior mix. It'll bring together some of the finest gospel funk and religious material from, uh, about the last forty years. Also features YZ, Arrested Development, KRS-One, Billy Preston, John Coltrane, JC Davis and more. It'll be dope. Also, I'm starting to compile material for a Halloween mix and it'll be guaranteed insanity--Masta Ace, House of Pain, Parliament, Gravediggaz, Blue Oyster Cult, the Bar-Kays, the Doors, the Geto Boys and more. And, because I missed the chance on a Valentine's mix, I'm working on one for next year and it'll feature songs of lust, adoration, heartbreak, revenge and infidelity. Not that I encourage those last two, but not everyone has happy Valentine's Days. I choose not to celebrate it anymore because I'm married and I celebrate an anniversary instead. Valentine's feels very Hallmark when you're married. Also, I'm collecting tracks for another Christmas mix. There's the Drug mix which compiles music dealing with drug use, drug hustling and drug culture. Of course, there's the third installment in the De La series--the Buhloone Mindstate unmixed. Yeah, I'm taking tons of time off.
This Boston/New York trip's gonna be hella dope. We're going to spend a Sunday afternoon travelling up the eastern seaboard checking out New England...New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. We'll probably cruise all the way up to Portland for the day.
I'm gonna jog the Brooklyn Bridge...four times. Also, I'm gonna jog Central Park.
Kevin Garnett hurt his knee last night in Utah. Seems like nothing good ever happens in Utah. Geez. Oh yeah, there's no jazz in Utah. There's no basement in the Alamo and there's no jazz in Utah.
You're right, I don't believe A-Rod. Not at all.
I can't wait for baseball to start. It'll be an interesting year, no doubt. The Sox will take on their first full year without Manny in the lineup. That's a huge hole in the lineup, but they've put together a decent team that doesn't include Texieria. The AL East will, again, prove supremacy over the entire league. It's gonna be drama. You have the Yankees and their doped hitters, their overpaid pitchers, Mark Texieria, an aging bullpen, a new stadium and the most hated family of owners in baseball. And, then you you have the Rays who will be challenged to live up to their hype from last year and prove they're no flash in the pan. And then there's my beloved Sox who lost out on some big moves, made some low-risk/high-reward acquisitions in the pitching staff and bring back a new workhorse mentality. Will Papi once again rise? We'll see. Can't wait.
No fantasy sports this year. I'm done. Stick a fork in me. And I'm not gonna miss it at all.
It's 6:00. I'm tired. But alive for the weekend.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Any time I see something proceeded by the word "explosion," I'm drawn to it. In fact, I have to do everything I can to not be totally consumed by it. It's "explosion" and "experience." As in the "Rockafire Explosion" or the "Jimi Hendrix Experience." I tossed it in and, for probably the first time in my life, I was actually blown away by a drummer. Dude wasn't even really a drummer. To me, he was so much more. I've always had issues with drummers. My grandfather was really hard on drummers. I don't think my father likes drummers to much. One of them was a band leaders and the other a director. I am neither. I just don't like drummers. It's probably in my blood. Everyone wants to play like either Meg White or Lars. No one has any sense of balance and finesse. Any drummer I've ever known likes to play loud, fast and uses entirely too many fills in their performance. So, I see "explosion" on the cover and I'm thinking, "Any cat that names the band after himself and then uses the word 'explosion' to describe their act is worth listening to." It'd be like me referring to myself as the "the Awesome Explosion" or "the j3 Experience." Upon listening, I was floored.
Dude was so fast, so exact. So sick. He took the jazz drum solo to places it had never yet been and, as a band leader, his tyrannous abilities stirred the bandstand like a tornado and propelled them to some of the meanest big band sounds ever heard. I liken him to a perfect blend of Art Blakey and Animal.
In case you need reminding, it's Monday, folks. For those of you who celebrate Presidents' Day, yousa sucka. Except for my lovely wife.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Every show is your last show.
Treat covers like someone's daughter. Treat them nice, show respect, have a good time and take them back to where you picked them up. They don't belong to you. You can't make them your own. If you want to make it, you'll have to write your own material.
No matter how great you think you are, there's one of you per everything 100,000 people. That means there's approximately 3,500 of you in this country alone. If you're not that good, you're odds are even worse. And at the end of the day, the greatest artists don't always make it. Sometimes Andy Warhol and his screens take all the cheese.
Radio means nothing. It's all about live performance.
Industry rule #4080. Do the knowledge.
Rappers are a dying breed. If you're just beginning, you're late. If you're still trying, you're done.
The world needs more great harmonica players.
No one owes you anything. Be humbled by applause. Show gratitude and carry yourself with tact and gracefulness.
Stay healthy. You'll spend enough time dodging leeches and vampires that the last thing you need are poisons in your system.
Never forget those who got you there.
Merchandise is the key to revenue. Ask Gene Simmons and Insane Clown Posse.
Always study. Always practice. Always push forward. Someone is always trying to knock you off. Average recording careers last .3 albums. It's more likely that your career will be over before you even record an album.
Get off your high horse and do your damn thing.
Roll with criticism. Hear it. Learn from it. You are not perfect.
They'll go easy on you at first. Know that the praise will soon rotten.
Don't swear on stage unless it's in the lyrics. In fact, don't speak on stage unless it's in the lyrics.
Focus on your art first and always. Everything else will fall into place.
No one hands out respect. It has to be earned. As a musician, there are absolutely no exceptions to this rule. And, remember, respect doesn't come from being a good musician.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
People are just morons. Even cool people do stupid stuff behind the wheel of an automobile. Even my close friends do them. And it's time for me to air it out. I can't take it anymore. I read somewhere the other day that "loud bass music" is someone's annoying driving habit. "Loud bass music" is not a driving annoyance, it's a cultural annoyance. Likely this person was a racist. This person also mentioned "people talking on their cell while driving." I would agree that it can lead to annoying driving habits, but it, in itself, is not an annoying driving habit. What I have for you are The Root Down's Top 5 Mad Annoying Driving Habits. They are truly driving habits or unfortunate mislearnings. Getcha head right.
THE TURN LANE IS NOT A MERGE LANE
I don't know when this started taking off, but it was almost overnight. I remember the day I first saw a dude pull this one and almost kill me as I was pulling into the turn lane and found myself staring at his headlights coming directly toward me. Here's the failure in this: all traffic in the turn lane is to be turning as you exit traffic which requires, at the very core of it, decceleration. When an automobile is attempting to merge out of this lane, they are accelerating in the opposite direction. Here's the fix: you don't attempt to turn left across traffic until you, without fail or using the center lane as a waiting room, can make it all the way across the roadway. I gotta take the power back. It ain't a merge lane, broham. A merge lane is more commonly known as an "on-ramp." Check yo'self.
SITTING ON RED, RIGHTING ON LIGHT
It's like drivers just go blank sometimes. Like they didn't remember that they were driving. Like the pull up to the street light and then just start thinking about winged Twinkies or talking dogs. Maybe both. You're in the far right lane behind an automobile wanting to turn right at a light. The light is red. In most states (not all, mind you), it's legal to turn right on red after a complete stop. You're sitting with your blinker on awaiting your turn at the intersection except that the car in front of you has no intention of turning. You do not get the benefit of the "right on red." Light turns green and the car in front of you turns right even though he/she had ample opportunity to take advantage of "right on red." Stay awake, alert and ready to go right on red.
BLOCKING THE PASSING LANE
The "passing lane" is also known as the "left lane." If, on the highway, you're in the left lane, you should always be traveling faster than the traffic to your right. In the case that you are not moving faster than the traffic to your right, you are required to get over. The left lane is for faster traffic. It is not a lane to enforce your own vigilante speed trap and block faster traffic. It is not the lane you can travel in because the right lane is a little too bumpy. It is for faster traffic and faster traffic only. I don't care if that faster traffic is a Ford Escort carrying 900 pounds of cocaine and going 100 miles an hour while being pursued by fifteen cruisers. Not even sure if an Escort can get up to 100. If they're going faster than you, you must get over to the right. Here's the reason: faster traffic must be on the left because the right is most commonly the lane of highway entrance and exit so there's commonly slower traffic--either accelerating or deccelerating. Attempting to pass on the right is usually a highly dangerous operation because you're having to accelerate far pass the traffic entering or exiting the highway and it has the making of a horrible collision. If you're going 75 and passing a car going 60 in the right lane and I'm going 80, you must get over. Slower traffic keep right, broham. I don't care if you agree with me going 80 or not, that's not your judgment to make. Get out of my way. Take notice of congestion on the open highway. I would say close to 90% of the time, it's because some nincompoop is blocking the left lane.
Okay, I'm going back on my "cultural annoyance vs. driving habit" position. I make the rules here. You don't like it, get your own blog. I'll put it this way, I'm getting too freaking old to put up with moron drivers mad dogging me or peeling out to prove some sort of roadway supremacy. The Yellow's streets are jammed with tools in their bigass trucks or loud little Mustangs, Hondas with glasspacks or, my favorite, the neon Neon. Everyone wants to go zero to sixty out of every street light and hang out their window meanmugging every one in traffic. And me, because I drive a black Honda Civic, am thought to be a member of their Ghostrider click. Dude, I'm thirty plus, married and have steady work outside of the food industry. You ain't me and I ain't you. I don't want to race you. I don't want hang out and talk about Vin Diesel. I don't think you're cool. I don't like your music. I don't want to park my car in my lawn at an angle like it's a showroom. I don't own catalogs of car accessories. Everything my car is factory installed and my brain is larger than a lima bean. Leave me alone. I'm going to get a decal that has Calvin pissing on Vin Diesel with the words "I ain't yo friend" underneath it.
BRAKING WHEN ENTERING HIGHWAY
When entering a highway, it is important to blend with traffic. To achieve this, your speed while entering the roadway must be at or accelerating near the average speed of the vehicles occupying the highway. To do safely, it's also important to be aware of the highway traffic by looking over your shoulder. Want to throw a wrench into all of this? Brake while entering the highway. Because cars often enter the highway in multiples, they file in a line and begin to all accelerate in unison. All of them looking over their left shoulder (or sometimes right), you can imagine the damage of being the first guy in that line and braking even if for just a moment. If you don't have the fortitude to enter the highway, that's what the access road is for. I'll put it this way, if drastic and sudden acceleration feels dangerous when entering the highway, braking on the entrance ramp is ten times as dangerous.
Monday, February 09, 2009
We're still trying to figure out, though, how to swing a baseball bat. Some would tell me that I might wanna wait until he's two years old. Maybe so. I'm just hopeful that he'll be playing in the league at the Dominican eighteen (14 years old).
Nah, he's got too much brains to become a professional athlete. The dude was mixing the sounds of two different toys right in front of us. He's also been seen playing pots and pans with drumsticks. I think we have a musical genius on our hands. Keep an eye on him. His name's Parker Jeffrey.
I can't even recall how many of those Krispys I crammed down, but it was enough. And it was well worth it. Must get back on my running regiment. Gotta get my legs in shape for Taos the end of the month. Yep, the Roundhouse Skiing & Boarding Expedition departs on February 27th.
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
IDRIS MOHAMMED "LOREN'S DANCE"
BEASTIE BOYS "PAUL REVERE (INSTRUMENTAL)"
ROSE ROYCE "6 O'CLOCK DJ (LET'S ROCK)"
ALPHONSE MOUZON "FUNKY SNAKEFOOT"
BEASTIE BOYS "33% GOD"
FUNKY 4+1 "IT'S THE JOINT"
ROSE ROYCE & NORMAN WHITFIELD "YO YO"
BEASTIE BOYS "SHAKE YOUR RUMP"
BROTHERS JOHNSON "GET THE FUNK OUT MA FACE"
RONNIE LAWS "TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD"
PAUL MCCARTNEY "MOMMA MISS AMERICA"
DONNY HATHAWAY "MAGNIFICENT SANCTUARY BAND"
BEASTIE BOYS "JOHNNY RYALL"
DAVID BROMBERG "SHARON"
CURTIS MAYFIELD "SUPERFLY"
BEASTIE BOYS "EGG MAN"
LIGHTNING ROD "SPORT"
BERNARD HERMANN "A SUITE FOR STRINGS"
EAGLES "THOSE SHOES"
BEASTIE BOYS "HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER"
FATBACK BAND "PUT YOUR LOVE (IN MY TENDER CARE)"
BEATLES "WHEN I'M SIXTY FOUR"
BEASTIE BOYS "SOUNDS OF SCIENCE"
BEATLES "THE END"
DILLINGER "COCAINE IN MY BRAIN"
SLY AND FAMILY STONE "THE BRAVE AND THE STRONG"
BEASTIE BOYS "3 MINUTE RULE"
FANCY "FEEL GOOD"
KURTIS BLOW "PARTY TIME"
BEASTIE BOYS "DIS YOURSELF IN 89 (JUST DO IT)"
BAR-KAYS "HOLY GHOST"
BEASTIE BOYS "HEY LADIES"
CAMEO "SHAKE YOUR PANTS"
ZAPP AND ROGER "SO RUFF, SO TUFF"
INCREDIBLE BONGO BAND "LAST BONGO IN BELGIUM"
BEASTIE BOYS "LOOKING DOWN THE BARREL OF A GUN"
TROUBLE FUNK "DROP THE BOMB"
BEASTIE BOYS "CAR THIEF"
FUNK FACTORY "RIEN NE VA PLUS"
JACKSON FIVE "I'LL BET YOU"
GENE HARRIS "PUT ON TRAIN"
SLY AND FAMILY STONE "LOOSE BOOTY"
BEASTIE BOYS "AND WHAT YOU GIVE IS WHAT YOU GET"
ROSE ROYCE "DO YOUR DANCE"
BEASTIE BOYS "SHADRACH"
BLACK OAK ARKANSAS "HOT AND NASTY"
JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE "ARE YOU EXPERIENCED?"
BEASTIE BOYS "59 CHRISTIE STREET"
BURUNDI BLACK "BURUNDI BLACK"
BEASTIE BOYS "GET ON THE MIC"
SOUTHSIDE MOVEMENT "SAVE THE WORLD"
BEASTIE BOYS "CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF A 3 WAY MIX"
BEASTIE BOYS "STOP THAT TRAIN"
SCOTTY "DRAW YOUR BRAKES"
ISLEY BROTHERS "THAT LADY"
BEASTIE BOYS "YEAR AND A DAY"
TOWER OF POWER "EBONY JAM"
BEASTIE BOYS "HELLO BROOKLYN"
BEASTIE BOYS "DROPPIN' NAMES"
CRUSADERS "WELL'S GONE DRY"
KOOL AND THE GANG "LET THE MUSIC TAKE YOUR MIND"
BEASTIE BOYS "LAY IT ON ME"
BEASTIE BOYS "MIKE ON THE MIC"
BEASTIE BOYS "A.W.O.L."