Tuesday, December 11, 2007


Hey guys. Just wrapped up a pretty whirlwind 5 days down in miami (it felt like 2 weeks!) I finally had a chance to get back on the old interweb for a minute...how the emails do pile up huh. I went onto a few blogs and sites which i frequent to get my usual info or data from..I thought I would share a few of them with you.
First up..."Lego Digital Designer" Available for both Mac and PC allows you to play with the building blocks that provided countless hours of entertainment. If you're idle at lunch or have some time to kill check it out.
Lego Digital DesignerOn a more useful note. In the past several months there has been an extreme crackdown on filesharing over the internet. New laws enforced by the EU has left American IP's restricted from some of the great torrent sites for music and movies.TV-LINKS.CO.UK SHUTDOWN We are in luck though. AXXO, provider of some of the best DVD quality rips is still available! SuperfundoHey do you like Pens? No shit? I like pens too! Here's some dude that really likes pens and writes about all of the pens he has come across. Pen 15 Club

well thats it for now.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

MrKiji @ Art Basel Miami

I'm heading down to begin working on an exhbition for Art Basel in Miami in this weekend. If you do happen to be down there yourself or you know people who will be down there you/they should come see me/I and Mr. Diet. While youre down here/there you should definitely also go and check out the likes of friends like Ellis G., El Mac, Chris Yormick, The 62 and..well a whole bunch of other awesome and talented people.

Classics Part 2

Another installment of classic songs to enjoy folks.


Cause its Incredible.


Monday, December 3, 2007

Sweater Weather

It's that time of year, the wind makes you tuck your head into your coat like a turtle. Mitten fingers fumble for keys, wallets and metrocards. Those times sitting cozy indoors looking out through the condensation on a windowpane moving your head steadily closer until the tip of your nose touches....These are sweater weather memories, if anything these songs conjur similar images.


Friday, November 30, 2007

Rappy Rap #4

Here we go with another installment of Rappy Rap. We got some winner's here. Notable tracks include Pharoahe Monch's "The Light" which oddly enough came out right before Common's "The Light" and caused some rift of some sort. The track is produced by the one and only Pete Rock who also provides the production on AZ's track "Rather Unique". The last track by Ahmad was originally featured on the "Jason's Lyric" Soundtrack..(wtf)..anyways enjoy it.


Andrew Bird Fingerlings 3

Enjoy folks. Tonight live at the Beacon. Fingerlings 3 is an odd assortment of mostly acoustic or live recordings of various tracks including several unreleased songs. www.andrewbird.net

Fingerlings 3 (2006)

Fingerlings 3 is Bird’s third in an ongoing series of live albums - this edition is a slight anomaly in that for the first time it isn’t composed entirely of songs recorded live in front of an audience. “Dear Dirty” is a studio track that didn’t make it onto an album and “The Water Jet Cilice” and “Ethiobirds” were recorded live (solo) to an audience of crickets and cicadas at Andrew’s home studio in a barn in rural western Illinois. From that audience of a few hundred interested insects to a performance of “Measuring Cups” for an crowd of thousands at Lollapalooza, the songs span the last few years of live performances, and include live versions of favorites from The Mysterious Production of Eggs and the upcoming 2007 album Armchair Apocrypha (“Dark Matter” and “Scythian Empire”). Covers of Son House’s “Grinnin in Your Face” and The Handsome Family’s “Tin Foil” round out the setlist. Drummer / multi-instrumentalist Dosh appears on 4 tracks.

1. Grinnin’
2. Dark Matter
3. The Water Jet Cilice
4. Measuring Cups
5. The Happy Birthday Song
6. A Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left
7. Scythian Empire
8. Dear Dirty
9. Tin Foil
10. Ethiobirds


Thursday, November 22, 2007

Enough to Break the Ice

I took a short hiatus..but I'm back folks! Oddly even though its holiday season it too is busy season. I feel like I need to catch up and make Christmas come early. Well whether you hang a stocking or light a menorah..or enjoy yule logs...this...THIS..is for you.. here we go!


Friday, November 9, 2007

Impressed by the Impressions

Part 1 is 16 tracks recorded by Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions. Part 2 are 16 covers of those same songs by various Jamaican groups.


Part 1

Part 2

here is the track listing:

01. The Impressions - It's All Right
02. Derrick Morgan - It's Alright
03. The Impressions - I Made A Mistake
04. The Wailers - I Made A Mistake
05. The Impressions - Lemon Tree
06. The Wailers - Lemon Tree
07. The Impressions - Just Another Dance
08. The Wailers - Another Dance
09. The Impressions - Keep On Pushing
10. Lloyd & Glen - Keep On Pushing
11. The Impressions - You'll Want Me Back
12. The Techniques - You Don't Care
13. The Impressions - Minstrel And Queen
14. The Techniques - Queen Majesty
15. The Impressions - Gypsy Woman
16. The Uniques - Gypsy Woman
17. The Impressions - I'm So Proud
18. Joe White - I'm So Proud
19. The Impressions - Little Boy Blue
20. Pat Kelly - Little Boy Blue
21. The Impressions - Dedicate My Song To You
22. The Jamaicans - Dedicate My Song To You
23. The Impressions - People Get Ready
24. The Minstrels - People Get Ready
25. The Impressions - Choice Of Colours
26. The Heptones - Choice Of Colours
27. The Impressions - Ten To One
28. The Mad Lads - Ten To One
29. The Impressions - Aware Of Love
30. Busty Brown - Aware Of Love

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Classics Part 1

Here is a nice little selection of songs. Possibly considered classics..by some for the songs that eventually inspired/sampled by them. Anyways here they are. enjoy them for what they are or what they were used to make..either way...treat your ears to some of that good stuff.


(*a drink on me to the person who can list all songs which sampled one of these songs.)


Top Shelf 8/8/88

A fun complilation record with an "interesting" backstory. NY TIMES Article


Monday, November 5, 2007

Here's to swimming with bow legged women.

Ewan MacColl & A.L. Lloyd
Blow Boys Blow

BLOW, BOYS, BLOW is a full and rousing selection from folk heroes Ewan MacColl (whose resume included author, playwright, actor, street singer, and laborer) and A.L. Lloyd (who, among other things, sang as the "Shantyman" in the movie version of MOBY DICK). Sung to ease the back-breaking work and fill up the long and lonely nights with rowdy and profane entertainment, the songs are fierce, rough, sublime and full of longing.

1 Row Bullies Row (2:33)
2 Paddy Doyle (:45)
3 Wild Goose Shanty (1:24)
4 While Cruising Around Yarmouth (2:50)
5 Old Billy Riley (:27)
6 Handsome Cabin Boy (4:39)
7 South Australia (2:19)
8 Blow Boys Blow (1:35)
9 Whup! Jamboree (1:19)
10 Banks of Newfoundland (3:22)
11 Whiskey Johnny (1:50)
12 Do Me Ama (3:28)
13 Jack Tar (2:09)
14 Paddy West (4:22)
15 Haul on the Bowline (:42)
16 Hundred Years Ago (1:10)


American Sea Songs & Shanties

The songs and shanties on this album are all sung, without exception, by men who used them in the days of sail. With the advent of steam and the end of sail, any practical use for these sea songs disappeared, and they survived only in the memory of old-timers. The old-timers themselves have passed on, leaving these recordings as their legacy. This CD reissues the first published recordings of these sea songs and shanties.

1. Haul the Bowline - Richard Maitland
2. Blow, Boys, Blow - Noble B. Brown
3. Drunken Sailor - Richard Maitland
4. Reuben Ranzo - Noble B. Brown
5. A-Roving - Richard Maitland
6. Heave Away - Richard Maitland
7. Sailor's Alphabet - Leighton Robinson
8. Paddy Doyle - Richard Maitland
9. Paddy, Get Back - Richard Maitland
10. Dead Horse - Leighton Robinson
11. Johnny Boker - Leighton Robinson
12. When Jones's Ale Was New - John M. "Sailor Dad" Hunt
13. Blow the Man Down, Pt. 1 - Noble B. Brown
14. Blow the Man Down, Pt. 2 - Richard Maitland
15. So Handy, Me Boys, So Handy - Richard Maitland
16. Long Time Ago - Richard Maitland
17. Rio Grande - Alex Barr, Arthur Brodeur, Leighton McKenzie, Leighton Robinson
18. Whisky Johnny - Alex Barr, Arthur Brodeur, Leighton McKenzie, Leighton Robinson
19. Roll the Cotton Down - Alex Barr, Arthur Brodeur, Leighton McKenzie, Leighton Robinson
20. Rolling Home - Alex Barr, Arthur Brodeur, Leighton McKenzie, Leighton Robinson
21. Homeward Bound - Alex Barr, Arthur Brodeur, Leighton McKenzie, Leighton Robinson

note: these are .m4a files



Friday, November 2, 2007


I can't lie. MOP and Geto Boys are two of my all time favorite rap acts. So here's a selection of MOP tracks from several of their albums. One note.. the song titled "Hip Hop Cops" (produced by Wyclef ...who just ruins shit out of hubris & spite) is not my preferred version of this track, which was originally titled "Helicopters". Unfortunately the only other version I can find is some Radio Promo version with DJ Cam or Clue shouting over it. What is noteworthy though is the use of John Holt's "Police in Helicopters" as the hook. Actually I am going to go ahead and upload the alternate version of this at some point. Well folks enjoy your motherfucking friday with Fizzy Womack and Billy Danze.


Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Dear Diane.

These "Diane Tapes" are really a great amusing listen for those of you whom share the same love for the Twin Peaks series.


Friday, October 26, 2007

Thursday, October 18, 2007

I Feel like Dying

Haha...Ok..don't be confused by the melodramatic title. I actually had a conversation today about this Lil' Wayne song. Some love it..some think its absolutely retared. I've thought little about this yet still came to this conclusion: I respect both points of view. Nonetheless, I have to admit it peculiar and catchy. (*Oh and please do check youtube and see the variety of people who have decided to lip sync this song..fatties, goths, geeks, 6 years olds with keyboards...) I couldn't help myself and found the sampled track. The sample is from an Aussie pop folk singer named "Karma", the song titled "Once" is pretty depressing...well..oddly enough the girl moved to Miami.. of all places after writing a theatrical song about some serious issues with the powder white..who would have thought...

Karma's: Once
Lil Wayne's: I feel like dying


I appreciate you

I really have little interest in new music.
**I reuploaded this so the link should work.**

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Smoking and Drinking with no Reason to Celebrate.

I'll bring it back to something a bit closer to what most people can agree on and enjoy (*with all that rappy rap I felt bad leaving some of you out). Each song on here I could listen to over and over. Its like a Sweater in the Fall. Its like Smoking and Drinking with no reason to celebrate. Fuck it...Get on your bike and do what you like.


Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Rappy Rap #3

Hello Folks! It's tuesday.. basically a day of the eternal Doldrum..(*and when I say doldrum i mean: A region of the ocean near the equator, characterized by calms, light winds, or squalls.) So to battle the squalls and light winds I give you some more great 90's rappy rap. The intro samples possibly one of my favorite songs ever made titled "Can we pretend?" by Bill Withers. Annalillia is just a classic from Aceyalone's first solo album "All Balls Don't Bounce". Any of you who like Rich Boy's "Throw some D's" will appreciate UGK's delivery on "Pocket full of Stones". There have been several memorable Posse cuts..the most famous would have to be the Juice Crew All Stars Track...as an Homage the D&D studios' "1,2 Pass it" is also just a classic great funtime track. Cabfare makes Bob James' Taxi theme into an addictive backdrop of multiple perspectives of some taxi cab confessions. Although there are several other notable tracks I'll wrap this up saying....THE DANGER ZONE


Friday, October 12, 2007

Bonus Friday!

Well, I'm feeling generous and I feel slightly bad that I didnt get a rappy rap mix up this week. Stay Tuned! In the meantime..here is Aceyalones, "Book of Human Language" I can't recall how many times while conversing about rap stuff this album comes up as peoples favorite top 10. So please.. get in backpacker mode.. get a pair of big Studio headphones and take the time to enjoy this amazing introspective album.



There's things one should never be proud of..being a raver is one of them. When I think of electronic music I think of designers in black framed glasses listening to Intelligent Dance Music (*translates to: indecipherable robotsfucking noises) while kerning type and drinking lattes... Electronic music much like raving it is something I do not admit to having any relations with...Possibly because if you say electronic..they think you mean electronica...which makes almost anyone imagine someone who thinks Ibiza is heaven on earth and the sound of really repetative,loud, boring robotsfucking..is good MUSIC....yet again I digress..I can say..here are some things..that I listen to which may or may not be electronic music. Yet, overall good music to kern to..uh..I mean work to..

as always heres the suggested play order..and be sure to set the playback overlap to 6 seconds or so.


age gracefully..have a nice weekend.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Broken links.

hey folks I've been getting reports that some of the previous links are broken. I am in the process of figuring out a better way of going about it. in the meantime please comment or email on the ones that are broken and if you would like me to re'up it.


Friday, October 5, 2007

The Rappy Rap 90's edition part 2

Well time for another Rappy Rap session...This week as a few gems. Pete Rock and Cl Smooth's "One in a Million" featured on the Poetic Justice soundtrack...Janet in a mail truck...I'm saying! KMD's "What a Nigga Know?" *please note MF Grimms verse one of my favorites. "Fallin'" by De La and Teenage Fanclub **the odd tom petty nod. Brand Nubian's "Punks Set Up to Get Beat Down" which must have been on 20 mixtapes i purchased as a lad..."john theyre stealing part 2" ....i'll steal the ice out of your fridge and leave the food...ok I'm losing focus here, let me get to the superfluous info....Heres a list of the preferred play order I also suggest to set your itunes crossfade playback at around 6 seconds (its in preference under playback).


Thursday, October 4, 2007

Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Select, Start

Some ponderings and revelations need the proper music...Samus is a girl? Mario's last name is Mario...and his first name is Mario...so...his name is Mario Mario...which means Luigi is Luigi Mario...hmm...The Advantage..."Elf Titled" if your curiosity isn't picqued by the album artwork alone.. I don't know what to say.


Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Eat Brains

Well its a two for one today!
First Up...

Dario Argento's soundtrack for George Romero's zombie's in a mall classic "Dawn of the Dead".


Second up...The Splash Band!
Leave it to the germans to devote a whole album to the songs of director John Carpenter. Included are renditions of Christine, Escape from New York, Halloween and others.


Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Yesterday's Hero

Nothing better on a humpday then some music to ease your anxieties. I can't say I'm a reggae/dub connoisseur of any kind but I put on some tracks that I've always liked.

Monday, September 24, 2007

The Rappy Rap 90's edition part 1

I guess it was pretty much inevitable. I'm hoping to put one Rappy Rap mix up a week. I'm open to requests and always open to submissions. Heres a list of the preferred play order I also suggest to set your itunes crossfade playback at around 6 seconds (its in preference under playback).


Sunday, September 23, 2007

The Tomorrow People

Jetson like Elroy. I always wondered why their apartment complexes were on stilts...some speculate its actually because the world was flooded and polluted so the people of tomorrow with their production of cogs and sprockets had to live in the sky. Laputa or something like it. Oh right..the music. Raymond Scott, genius beyond genius so I give you a selection of several notable tracks in order to illuminate his career as a soundmaker defining the soundscape that would signify the reality of the world of tomorrow. Early tracks like Powerhouse or War Dance for Wooden Indians are from his Big Band days many of his songs were featured in cartoons like Tom & Jerry. As a citizen of industry he helped design the sounds to which brands & corporations built their images upon. Whether a clever jingle for Sprite, Twinkies, NesCafe, Baltimore Gas & Electric or CBS News, these electronic tones and blips are now cemented in the aural lexicon. His later works which I find the most interesting "Soothing Sounds for a Baby" focus on a series of compositions developed to sooth and stimulate the baby based on their aural cognitive development; as the child grows and develops so do the soundscapes...(*my favorite "Sleepy Time" is included*)Jane...get me off this crazy thing...

replaces x's with t's

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Sagan Om Ringen

I was told recently that you should never actually admit to playing D&D on your college entrance exam..Today I share with you a great swedish prog rock album by Bo Hansson. This album titled "Sagan Om Ringen" (*for those of you who dont speak swedish...Lord of the Ring) is an album inspired by a book of the same name. Additionally, many of you rap nerds will recognize a few samples from this. So enjoy these LARPing tunes.

replace x's with t's


Wednesday, September 19, 2007


oh..I've been spacing on mentioning...you pretty much have to check out "www.thesquirtjerk.com" and its not a pay site so quit asking me. Thanks.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Sax and Violins

Happy Monday. Enjoy this music..


..in this preferred order:

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Its Hip to be Square

Live your day as Patrick Bateman with the Ultimate collection of songs to kill by. Theres nothing like returning some tapes, dropping off some linens at the dry cleaners, stuffing kittens into ATMs or picking up prostitutes in the meatpacking district while listening to Simply Red. I feel my mask of sanity is about to slip.

change the x's to t's

Saturday, September 15, 2007

We Dont Have to Take Our Clothes Off

Remember middle school dances? Being in the gymnasium, a disco ball illuminating the empty dance floor; the boys on one side, girls on the other...then finally someone got the DJ to play BBD or Boyz 2 Men's "Motown Philly" so you could show off your awesome Kid N' Play routine or a bit of the ol' Cabbage Patch. Then the night would get super exciting when a slow song would come on and you would finally have your first dance with a girl..remember..that perfect rhythm you would find? Your elbows locked arms straight out...so awkward and exciting you could feel the Sub-woofer humming through your braces. Ahhh those were the days..lets reminisce...
let your body rock rock to some Jermaine Stewart.

Turn X'a to T's

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Inaugural First Posting.

Im not much for extended speeches but here we are.. hopefully I can learn the basic blog functions in the next few days and get this ball rolling.. Well bare with me as baby takes his first Kidz steps. in the meantime.. check out