The other day I stumbled on to this Flickr group dedicated to photos of graffiti (or ‘contemporary art‘ if you work for the Brooklyn Museum) in and around Vancouver.
It’s been around for a while, but this documentary does a good job of explaining the origin of the ‘Amen Break’, an oft-sampled drum loop. You’ll recognize the break as soon as you hear it. Check it out:
John McCain’s emergence as the front-runner in the race for the Republican presidential nomination has some pundits wondering whether the vaunted Reagan coalition has collapsed. McCain – a maverick senator unafraid to confront the Republican establishment on any number of issues, including campaign finance reform, tax cuts and, somewhat ironically, the war in Iraq – has been accused of driving wedges between the “three […]
See below for some of my current favourites. Ranging from jazzy funk to underground dopeness, these tracks are courtesy of several of the nicest music blogs on the ‘net: Little Hooks with Ray Nato and the Kings – Give the Drummer Some More A jazzy, early ’70s jam. Check out the organ solo at 2:20. […]
I recently discovered how much fun futures markets can be. If you’re a political junkie, buying and selling political futures is a great way to stay informed (especially during primary season), make a little money (unless you’d rather take the safer route and play with fake money) and, in a small way, participate in the […]
Three weekends ago I headed down to Seattle to catch Lupe Fiasco perform live at the Showbox. If you ever get a chance to see this dude perform in person, I highly recommend doing so. He is unreal live, partly because he’s one of the few hip-hop acts I’ve seen who sounds better with a […]
So the first blog on 4080records.com is up. It’s mine, so don’t expect much more than random rants about music and maybe some occasional commie outbursts of misdirected anger. All I can promise is that it will be the single greatest thing you’ve ever read: http://blogs.4080records.com/addverse/. – B