Daily Archives: March 11, 2009

OMD – “Joan of Arc (Maid of Orleans)” (1981)

From Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark’s Architecture & Morality, released in October of 1981:

Chris

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MC Miker G & DJ Sven – “Holiday Rap” (1986)

I understand what most rappers say, cuz rappin’ is my thing and I do it every day!”

After a long night writing papers — and in preparation for a longer three days of more writing and suffering the perpetual criticism of my soul-crushing boss — I could really use a holiday. Make this your Spring Break jam, and you’ll be pullin’ in beach babez with both hands: 

Jezy

New Music: Trae ft. Lil Jared “Ballin’ Smashin'”

There are few things in the world that I encourage more than small children wearin’ chains and flashin’ gang signs.  Brings me back to my youth, comin’ up a playa (youth soccer) on the West Side of A-Town (Ada, Oklahoma).

Pretty sick flow from Trae‘s son.  Future king of Houston Hip-Hop?

Chris

New Music: Here We Go Magic “Tunnelvision”

I like this song more each time I listen to it.  Lovely Spring hypnosis.  The music video was made using “Super-8 film, nails and paint with no post production”.  According to the band’s bio:

We like the way the name sounds so we set it to music. Our own Luke made a beautiful record and we joined him to make something together. We are creating songs from melodies that can turn from gorgeous to challenging to a little scary and back again. Sounds are driven and shaped by, but hopefully never grounded by, rhythms that entrance before performing a somersault. It all seems silly on paper, but there are no dirty words: groovy, psychedelic, pretty etc… are all fair game. It is our hope that we generate something generous and surprising, crafted but instinctive, even as it coalesces. So far it is a lovely ruckus.

[Here We Go Magic is out now on Western Vinyl.]

Buy here

Chris