Mookie do the dummy retarded and ride the yellow bus
Asobi Seksu - "Thursday" (mp3)
"Hyphy rejects this macho Apollonian pose, finding it unnatural and inhibiting. Instead it prizes a Dionysian authenticity of feeling over some make-believe authenticity to street stoicism." ~ "Wild Wild West," Village Voice, Rogue Strew
Um, sure. I just dunno if I'd read so much romanticism in Mister F.A.B.
That said, kids looking to "flail, emote or purge," look no further than the sonic stylings of two of the Bay's choicest tasters Matthew Africa and Joe Quixx. Not cos they're stuck on the hyphy newness -- oh no... They are the Lakers '84 starting 5. They are the A-Team. They are MacGuyver. They are Big Boy's Neighborhood (well, at least before the lipo): well-rounded and all-around phatness. Yes, spelled with a "ph." As in pretty huge...
Dibs on mix of the year: I held off on mentioning Africa's (yes, that is his given name) new mix until I received it... and it is Solid. Soul Boulders is a collabo blend with DJ B.Cause of soulful and sexy nuggets sure to please stinky wax lovers and to induce lovers to wax each other's stinky. Oli posted a touch of the mix a week back, so peep it while you can. Or, just go to the above show and cop it yourself.
In truth, Asobi Seksu has nothing to do with anything I just wrote, except that their name fits in with the general lewdness of this posting. In truth, I keep mistaking them with the raunchier yet vastly more titillatingly titled Seksu Roba. In truth, the record's a little too Andrew WK happy banging for me. But I'm into the epic, vaguely U2-ish, Walkmen-ish, fill-in-the-blank-ish "Thursday." Plus, I started this post on a Thursday.
Really, we'll talk about Steve in a second. In the meantime, good lookin' out to: dp, for making me think my boss was talking to me on work time (hey, even a gal from paris, texas knows about those government monkeys); Meeks, who'll hopefully land a spot on this bill; m-dub, for reminding me to eat; and ds, who's finally building 2.0!