Wednesday, January 01, 2014

New Day


Thank y’all for all the love in ‘13. Some listicle action below. Video playlist includes 2013 video and song picks. Hit the link for a little mini-mix thank you. Otherwise, let’s keep it moving.



2013 Videos
Starlito & Don Trip “Paper Rock Scissors
Why not?

Mayer Hawthorne “Crime
COPS nostalgia.

Ab-Soul “Illuminate
From his 2012 album Control System. Video came out in ‘13. And has the “I used to wanna rap like Jay-Z / Now I feel like I run laps around Jay-Z” line.

Beautiful people wandering through the fields.

Bill Callahan “Small Plane
Brooklyn twee.

Chance the Rapper “NaNa
Random observation: second Hot Karl sighting in the last month? (see Burning Love) Oh, and this is how to flip a new style over the “Red Clay” bassline.

Chance the Rapper “Smoke Again
Even better.

Earl “Whoa” (Feat. Tyler, the Creator)
Spike Jonze nostalgia.

Brandt Brauer Frick feat Om'Mas Keith – Plastic Like Your Mother
Thanks, Marina.

Travi$ Scott “Uptown
Mobs of white people scare me.

Duke Dumont “Need You (100%)” (Feat. A*M*E)
Good, clean fun.

Dizzee Rascal “Bassline Junkie
Kids saying adult things > Adults yelling at kids? Eh, both have their qualities.

Rich Homie Quan “Type of Way
Fight music.

2013 Songs
DJ Day “Land of 1000 Chances
No need to wait for the Avalanches...

Classixx “Holding On
Classic filter.

Kanye West “Send It Up
Better on record than live (strangely).

NIN “Copy of A” or “Came Back Haunted
Better live than on record.

Vampire Weekend Step

Rich Kidz “Caution
Nice build.

Future “Shit
Future dookie chain.

Neko Case “Midnight in Honolulu
Better than most comedy albums.

2013 Albums
Laura Mvula Sing to the Moon
Neko Case The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You
The Knife
Lena Hughes Queen of the Flat Top Guitar
James Blake Overgrown
DJ Jazzy Jeff @ The Do-Over L.A.
Chance the Rapper Acid Rap

Albums & Joints I enjoyed
The Americanas The Rebel Sounds Of... The Americanas 7"
The Beach Boys Party!
Big L Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous
Brand Nubian Foundation
Burial Street Halo
Busdriver Temporary Forever
DFL My Crazy Life
John Cale Vintage Violence
The Carpenters “Rainy Days and Mondays” (Acapella)
Jesse Davis “You Belladonna You
DJ Falcon & Thomas Bangalter “Call On Me”
Future Pluto (still a classic)
Nico Jaar Space Is Only Noise
Kilo America Has A Problem Cocaine
Dave Mason & Cass Elliot s/t
Shuggie Otis Inspiration Information
OutKast “Morris Brown”
Les Paul & Mary Ford “Vaya Con Dios”
Pixies “Winterlong”
Prince “7”
Carl Reiner & Mel Brooks 2000 Years With Carl Reiner & Mel Brooks
Romanthony “Hold On”
Nina Simone To Love Somebody
Ultramagnetic MC’s Funk Your Head Up
Townes Van Zandt Whole Coffeehouse, Minnesota University, November 1973
V/A Pomegranates
Bill Withers ‘Justments
X “Fourth of July”
Los Xochimilcas “Y La Amo
Young Bleed My Balls and My Word

Read (and reading). And liked.
Taylor Branch “The Shame of College Sports
Coleman Collins “Exporting the N Word
Tony Judt Post-War
Brendan Koerner The Skies Belong to Us
Josh Levin “The Welfare Queen
Robert Palmer Deep Blues
Music posts on The Toast
Helen Wecker The Golem & The Jinni

Concerts Bucket List
Tom Waits
Stevie Wonder
Aretha Franklin

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