Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Man of style and self.
On earth for a short visit...
Klaus Nomi is a figure you could imagine a little kid running up to, stopping at his feet, looking up from his black slacks to his triangular tuxedo top half, slowly becoming wide eyed, then horrified, then breaking out into a snotty cry. Then Klaus would look down at the kid with an animated smile and eyes to match, and extend his hand out to the kid who would suddenly damn his own smile into a giggle, which would roll on forever and ever.

Electrik Red will electrocute!!

and i mean electroCUTE!
Seriously, How To be A Lady: Volume 1, was the most slept on and under-appreciated Rn'B album of 2009. Filled with jams, co-written and produced by The-Dream, lady's with attitude supergroup= MEGA
How To Be A Lady: Volume 2 is coming out sometime this year, so get schooled!!
Choreographed toilet cubicle cha-cha!!!
Video for Drink In My Cup; song of the record.

Monday, February 15, 2010


listen careful or you might get hit.
i'm a sucker for epic beats and dramatic strings.
and on top of that, change of pace punchline flows.
ghett's is probably a rapper's rapper.

Walking in L.A

I forgot about Missing Persons for a while, but today, when I was walking, it reminded me of this song.
I love Dale's squeeks in this live video
Sorry it's not in synch

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Ministry- Revenge

From Ministry's first record: With Sympathy, which Al Jourgensen called "an abortion of an album"...1981, synth pop, pre industrial slaughterhouse Ministry. Same antics, different sound. But always as good.

Decline of Western Civilization

Here's part of the Germs segment from Penelope Spheeris' amazing documentary about the late 70's/early 80's L.A Hardcore scene: The Decline of Western Civilization. Go rent it out.
Darby Crash is still one of my favourite vocalists of all times

Thursday, February 4, 2010

A salute to El-P and Def Jux

It came to my attention that the indie hip hop label Def Jux are taking a hiatus. This truly marks the end of an era. Definitive Jux were responsible for changing the course of underground hip hop. They had their own style, sound, aesthetic, (doom-boom-bap), with artists like Aesop Rock, Cannibal Ox, RJD2, Mr Lif, Cage, founder El-P and many oter Jukies.
El-P bought a sci fi flavour to beat making and subject matter, presenting a grim Orwellian audio world.
Progressive and revolutionary, El-P and his def Jux cohorts are responsible for carrying the legacy of hip hop forward and beyond with their own dialect and gospel.
I salute!

You can read a statement by El-P explaining his decision of change here:



Just heard that Erykah's got a new album coming out New Amerykah Part II: Return of the Ankh, which is the follow up to the ever so amazing, gritty New Amerykah Part One: 4th World War.
Perhaps one of my favourite ever strong woman/stellar style/saccharine singing chanteuse's of all time.
Live version of The Healer:

And an old classic

Monday, February 1, 2010

Cocteau Twins

I have so much time and space for this band, particularly because of the way they utilise time and space in their work.
Cocteau twins were a Scottish band, who formed in the late 70's, amidst the new wave world. Airy and dark, other worldly, heavenly, their music is pretty much ethereal goth bliss.
Elizabeth Fraser's vocals are like dream pop scats.
I don't know what else to say, but I'm on a bit of a Cocteau Twins binge this week and I like it..

one of many men-ies.

   Chris Johanson...

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