Thanks and Playlist

Filed in Everwhatever, Music, Playlists

This being the end of the year and all (although my personal year started two days ago), I just wanted to make sure I say thanks to everybody who’s been reading and commenting this year. Special, super sofa (sectional, even) shout-outs go to long-time commenters/co-conspirators/inspirations, Chuck F (am i the only one who knows the [...]

DAG!!

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Oscar Peterson, who is right up there with James Brown, or maybe on the tier just below, in terms of musicians who are influential on me, died yesterday. He was 82. It was listening to Oscar Peterson that got me listening to jazz in the first place. When I in 7th grade, I took piano [...]

JB Week

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“Christmas Spirit,” whatever that is, to the curb, this will be the first anniversary of James Brown’s transition. To commemorate, from this Saturday until next will be James Brown week, both here on Stereo, and in real life. To get us started, here’s a good JB Playlist Old Landmark The Boss If I Ruled The [...]

My DC Cred Just Shot Up 1500 Points

Filed in Music, Spiritual

On Friday, I had the opportunity to play the boards as our staff band did a rendition of Bustin Loose in honor of Chuck Brown. I ain’t gon’ lie, I was pretty nervous. Not that he woulda been all able to single me out and say something, but it’s just the point. Bustin Loose is [...]

Ike

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At what point should one act, or set of acts, define a person? I’m thinking specifically of Ike Turner. For the most part, people know Ike as a wife beater. I would even go so far as to say that many people know him primarily as a wife beater, to the exclusion of his prodigious [...]

10 Commandments

Filed in Everwhatever, Spiritual

I stay watchin The Ten Commandments. Especially the 2nd DVD, which is when all the good action takes place, but I like the first DVD too. The best thing about having the DVDs is that I don’t hafta wait until April to see it. Anyway, a couple thoughts come to mind every single time I [...]

Wha’chu Gon’ Play Now

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Sound of the Zeekers @#^**?! – Leaders of the New School Share Your Love With Me – Aretha Franklin Bustin’ Loose – Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers Drum Song – Earth, Wind, & Fire Alone Again – The JB’s Biological Speculation – Funkadelic I Might As Well Forget About Loving You – Kinsman Dazz [...]

For My Hip-Hop Heads

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EPMD vs. OutKast. Go.

My Love

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In doing research for a paper, I came across this TREMENDOUS paper, African American Communicative Practices : Improvisation, Semantic License, and Augmentation by Arthur K. Spears. This is exactly my typea thing right here. I’m not gonna jack the whole thing, but this part is just too good to keep to myself. It’s a formalized [...]

NFL Week 13

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Living in DC, it’s been almost impossible to escape hearing about the shooting death of NFL Pro-Bowl safety, Sean Taylor. After seeing what’s happened, I’m pretty sure of two things. 1) If I were a professional athlete, I’m not sure how much I would trust the media, either; and 2) as somebody whose personal business [...]

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