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Madrona Labs Soundplane

Check out this badical instrument, which apparently you can jank together yourself. Far out sounds.

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Betty Wright – Clean Up Woman (1971)

What a solid groove, discovered because some nedermeyer on this EarthBound video below claims that EarthBound sampled Betty Wright. Nice try and actually pretty fascinating association path, but better luck next time nedermeyer. Though EarthBound did sample The Cars though.

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Liam Howlett – The Dirtchamber Sessions Volume One (1999)

I never thought I’d get into mixes, but they really get me going these days. It also doesn’t make much sense that I had any aversion to mixes, since some of my earliest musical obsessions were the Fat Wreck compilations. I like that it’s an album length and you get a ton of diversity — sounds and thoughts and ideas and audible-visions (synasthaesea without the condition) from people all over the planet, each with their own internal universe and unique take on life. Extra bonus points for super well-done and cohesive transitions between tracks, which this Liam Howlett has in spades. So many common expressions that I don’t question. “Has in spades?” What? I almost used “gets my goat” at the start of this blog entry. In addition I feel like writing public blog entries reduces my mysticism and mystique, what a funny concept. My rock star idol is Xavier de Rosnay (even though Cool Cats was disowned by Jus†icE, it’s still my favorite mix of all time). I just asked Jeeves if he had a blog, doesn’t seem like it. but he does a lot of interviews and is also evidently a really sweet guy. Also Busy P if you’re reading this I handed you a prototype copy of Bro Montana’s Defense on a CDR at the Mezzanine in 2009, still haven’t heard back. 😉 Just kidding, much love and thank you for the years of great music and great memories.

Underwire: Just because we’re at the Rock the Rabbit party, I have to know, who is the bigger playboy, you or Gaspard?

Xavier de Rosnay: It’s such a casting mistake. Because tonight it’s like MGMT, who I think are playboys. There’s like Moby, I mean Mo-motherfucking-by, who I think is the biggest playboy and gangster on Earth. So that’s a good choice, no? But we are Christian boys. We were just like, “Wow, this is going to be a great opportunity to let people believe we are playboys and cool guys.” But actually we are just, like, fucking dorks.

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Super Deluxe – Y'all So Stupid #4

This is intense. This is Jireh.