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27 Oct

On Tuesday, Duck Sauce (A-trak and Armand Van Helden) debuted their new video Big Bad Wolf.  As some know, not only am i a big fan of A-trak as a DJ, he’s sort of my weird entertainer crush, so of course I was delighted to check out the video!

I’ve watch Big Bad Wolf  2 or 3 times, and i’m not sure how i feel about it.   It’s amazingly innovative, captivating, funny, perfect for Halloween; it’s disturbingly good.  It’s just something about A-trak representing gentalia, or just being that close to another man’s crotch that weirds me out.  Fortunately i know those or camera tricks, so i’m more entertained than disturbed.  I do wonder though, how it was on set, because I’m pretty sure the guys, and girls for that matter, had to bare it all, so that they could super-impose the genitalia heads.   The outtakes are probably the most disturbing footage, hahaha.



burning down the house…

28 Jan

Uh oh, someone is posting the Album of the Week late…and that someone is me!

This week’s choice is not quite the norm for me, but not all of my picks are based on love or popularity…but more because I’m actually listening to it. I had this fiendish desire to have a Hip-Hop pick this week, since I’ve had some complaints that I don’t have enough (i guess my Black card is getting revoked).  Nothing really moved me though, and this week more than others, I desperately needed something that would move me figuratively and literally.

If you read Style Diary, Week 4, you’ll know that I’ve been lazy, so much so that I called it the Week of Sloth.  So I did the unthinkable and went with some House music for my choice.  As for as ‘Dance” genre, I like more drum and bass or some sort of electro-pop/rock/ or hip-hop fusion (DJ Shadow almost won, but I wanted something i haven’t heard); House isn’t normally my cup of tea, but I can deal with it in doses.  The right dose is apparently, Strictly Rhythms Volume 2 Mixed by Mr V,  which is a compilation album of popular House singles and remixes. It’s the perfect way not to get lyrics stuck in my head, focus, and get moving.  The album puts me in a rhythmic trace that allows me to not only focus consistently and get some work done, but also has me dancing and working out. So kudos to House music.

The rhythm of the songs have been the impetus to keeping me productive, La Mezcia, Carnival 93 and Get Up are my top choices off the album… I might need to make Get Up my alarm in the mornings! Give them a listen and see if an overwhelming energy doesn’t take over your body!

Since I didn’t find a Hip-Hop pick, I thought it would be appropriate to post this new remix of Drake’s Money to Blow, by A-trak that came out this week…it’s kind of a compromise (not exactly a compromise, original Blow record is weak, and definitely needed a dose of some energy) between what I wanted this week and what I ended up picking. Although this one, doesn’t make me productive…it makes me want to be at the club wasted at 2am jumping up and down…that’ll be this weekend! ha!

Hmmm….I wonder how that 24-hour champagne diet would work out?

A-Trak x Drake x Birdman, “Loonies to Blow”

playing catch up…

23 Nov

On Thursday, i had an evening filled with my 2 favs…art and music.  I headed over to Level 2, for Eric Haze’s art show.  It was pretty good.  I initially went, because I’m quickly becoming a big fan of A-trak and his blog, and he wrote about his experience at a barbecue or something, where he saw Haze’s work with some of Hip-Hop’s legends…you can read about it here. Anyway, so he created this great visual, so i was super ciced, especially as a photographer, to check it out.  Unfortunately there was no photography, I wanted to see contacts sheets…something.  There were some pretty decent abstract modern paintings and what looked like some interesting work on paper.  ‘Abstract’ isn’t exactly my motif, but regardless the show was good, it was great turn out, and the vibe was convivial, mostly because of A-trak’s music selection. The exhibit will be up until the 2nd week of December, so go check it out.

After Haze’s show, I was off to Mercury Lounge…but i made a pit stop at Strand, and found a Crossword Puzzle Dictionary for $1! Yes, that actually made my day.

So Mercury Lounge. The Dig will be a band that you will hear me refer to many times in my blog.  Not only are they my peeps, but they’re also an amazing band, whose live shows are incredible. They just came back from a mini-tour, so this was a welcome back show of sorts.  I can’t wait until their new album comes out, I’ll let you have an exclusive little listen to a track….hope they don’t kill me. sssshhhhh =)

crap…it can’t be uploaded for some reason. I’ll work on it so that it’s available in a later post.