The worlds most awesome music video
Let this be a reminder to you all to not waste the time.
If you don't pee yourself laughing, you are heartless.
A musician trying to be a writer trying to be a musician
Here are some songs you should download. To help you decide I wrote a bit about them.
There is some crap stuff out there that tries to call itself rap and hip-hop but it really is just irrelevant and synthesized, for e.g. Kanye West and Timbaland. But if you want to listen to some real rap infused with some jazz funky soul, this is it.
There are few MC’s out there who rap better than Talib Kwali, the guy just has such a talent for making words bend to the rhythm and “Hot Thing” is a sweet little ode to a girl who drives him wild. He manages to convey his lusting without saying “bitch” or “ho” even once. The beat is killer, with playful bursts of trumpets and a groovy, funky fresh bassline, it’ll have you shoulder shaking in no time. This is my happy song of the week.
Ok, to put it mildly, Norah Jones makes me weak in the knees. The silvery, breathy voice is just so incredibly sexy, put that together with Ray Charles rough but soulful crooning and you’ve got a song that will really tug at your heartstrings.
Did I mention that legendary organist Billy Preston plays on this session and pulls out a ecstatic church organ solo in the middle of the song to just give it that tiny edge of blues that keeps it from being too depressing. This is vintage stuff.
My “heartbreak can be beautiful” song of the week.
That doesn’t take anything away from the song though. The lyrics are really heartfelt and they will speak to you if you’ve ever regretted a missed chance. With the soaring choruses and a really melodic, chiming guitar watch out for this one, I promise you you’ll love it. My “emotional wreck” song of the week.
Lead singer Jello Biafra can be profound on a lot of songs, but on this one, he keeps it simple. Basically its about how he goes to a crazy house party, gets pissed drunk out of his mind, fights with a bunch of people, tries to sleep with an equally drunk chick, but he can’t get it up, pukes all over the bathroom and then gets diarrhea.
Aah, the beauty of music. This is my “fuck the world” song of the week.