In a quite fair, though surprisingly swift and wide-reaching manner, much has been made of Justin Vernon's songwriting and of his band, Bon Iver. Their remarkable EP For Emma, Forever Ago, is an album so simple and subtle in its beauty that it could end up lost in the shuffle of your playlist. We are so fortunate that from this small voice has come one of 2008's most beloved recordings. If your heart was ever broken and you knew it, Justin's falsetto overtones and wrenchings of lost love spoke to you at a time when you needed ...
I just haven't been updating lately and I don't know why. I am listless and bored with everything (not to mention being deep in the struggle), I found myself sleeping less and writing more. Just not here. It's the mid-summer lull before the cool of autumn prevails. I'm an autumn baby, you see, so we suddenly bloom when the leaves are turning their cool oranges and muted browns and such.
Anyways, in my sullied state, I've found myself returning over and over to this song all week. Inspired by a request from I'm Waking ...
Before he became a BET & MTV superstar, Robin Thicke was a singer/songwriter from a famous family who, in spite of his connections in Hollywood, was struggling to make his soulful jams in relative obscurity. He was always funky & this track proves it for me. I remember the first time I heard this song, "I'm A Be Alright" was shown (billed only as Thicke) on a commercial for something in around 2002 or 2003 (was it Tommy Hilfiger?), and then it disappeared into the ether just as quickly. By the time his criminally-overlooked album A Beautiful World ...
I should have been angry when Cameron asked me to unearth (from anywhere I could find it) this forgotten gem of the 1980's for him, but it put me on a mission to find a couple of other gems I'd been trying to dig up. I am now prepared to thank him for putting me on that mission because, after all, it worked out. Here, unfiltered, is the one he asked me to find for him: "Young Hearts" by Commuter is from the soundtrack to The Karate Kid and makes an excellent addition to your '80s repertoire ...
The music community gives so much to all of us through their commitment to the arts. In celebration of Independence Day 2008, I urge you to participate in Independents Day 08, a charity drive raising money for the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM), the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) and the charitable organization of the Recording Academy, my beloved MusiCares.
In addition to being able to purchase a special compilation filled with one-offs and unreleased recordings by great artists, a charity auction is being held on eBay with some phenomenal one-of-a-kind prizes (be a music CEO at Beggars ...
To celebrate the release of their latest CD, Last 2 Walk, Academy Award-winners and local rap impresarios Three 6 Mafia will be giving a free, all-ages show in Memphis on Saturday July 5th. The show will begin at 3pm at the Plush Club on Beale Street & you already know you'd better get there early to get in line (and don't get upset and act a fool if you roll up at ten minutes to 3 and can't get in, yo) -- once it's full, it's full baby! According to Michael "Boogaloo" Boyer of radio station Hot 107.1, ...
Way back in the late 1980's-early 1990's, there was another President of the United States in power who looked like (but certainly didn't sound like) the one we're about to get rid of. Back then, things were bad. We knew they were bad & getting worse. Something had to give. Fancy, then, how this sonic reminder of the past seems omnisciently fitting to the present. I suggest you listen carefully to this song -- every person in America should be playing this song right about now.
Steinski - It's Up To You (Television Mix)
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I've already talked about how much I love Voxpop's sound here and here. I've told you that their songs are delightful & how I can't wait to hear them live. So, without being repetitive, here's another track given to Loudersoft by the band entitled "The Boomerang Generation" for you to enjoy. You can hit those other links for previous downloads if you're feeling them as much as we are.
Voxpop - The Boomerang Generation
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Here's another edition of the Loudersoft Muxtape for your ears. Lots of remixes and randoms this week, guaranteed to get your party going for your July 4th festivities. Want to listen? Visit http://loudersoft.muxtape.com to get your groove on.
01 Lil' Wayne - A Milli (Produced By Bangladesh) 3:42
02 The Cool Kids - Box Of Rocks 3:18
03 Lord T & Eloise - Dance Move (feat. Al Kapone) 3:53
04 Thunderheist - Jerk It 3:54
05 Chrissy Murderbot - Yoshi Track 4:02
06 M.I.A. - Bamboo Banga (DJ Eli Remix) 6:25
07 45 King/Eli/Pase Rock - ...
I guess I don't know enough about The Cool Kids other than I know that The Bake Sale is stupid tight, my boys in Lord T & Eloise stupid love them, the rhymes I hear them drop are stupid fresh and this mixtape entitled "That's Stupid (The Mixtape)" is right banging.
Go grab this shit while you can. Somewhere in these six songs, you might just get silly, stupid dumb -- just make sure that girl ain't no bum.
01 Oscar the Grouch
02 Thatâ€™ll Work
03 Dinner Time
04 Full & Paid
05 Box of Rocks
06 Donâ€™t Trip (Bake Sale UK)
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