Thursday, April 22, 2010
1. Dave's Quality Meat thought of the Guru tribute post I was supposed to have thought of--they pulled together all the skate video parts over the years set to Gangstarr songs. Fucking genius. NYC boys are so clever; it's a stereotype of mine that will probably not change. Plus they say "God bless you" when you walk down the street and make you feel like the foxiest woman alive. Photo above by Massan.
2. Mobb Deep's "Whole Lotta Thug," STILL even though it's been approximately 10 days, 6 hours and 29 minutes since it entered my life via NahRight. I can't stop. Way better than whole lotta love and a whole lotta rosie, plus the realness is foundation, so please have a seat everyone else hoping to get a spot on the apt. 15 playlist this week.
3. Jeezy's "Greatest Trapper Alive." Not the song itself, 'cause it's dumb, but the name of the song--a lovely example of simple yet effective pun-ery, like Malice in Wonderland, that album that Snoop did about the dude from The Clipse.
The judges also would have accepted "Trapper John, M.C." and Jeezy's nod to Elvis, "We're caught in a trap; I can’t walk out."
4. Tanlines - "Real Life." I wish somebody would start a band with a friend, base it in Brooklyn, wear v-neck shirts, get coverage in Nylon, and put out experimental pop. And hey, did you know Matador records still exists? (!).
5. THAT SWEATER HAS GOT TO BE AN MC ESCHER X COOGI LIM EDISH.
6. The Golden Filter - "Hide Me" (Peter Bjorn & John mix). I support and agree with the concept of synth in most forms.
7. The xx - "VCR" (Matthew Dear mix). My intense throbbing love begins around 01:50. This is what the DJ puts on when it's time for me to show 'em what I'm working with at the strip club owned by Dov Charney. I go on at 11:30.