Lykke Li | Gunshot
I will listen to this all night.
One of my favorite live videos. Seattle, 1991. You can hardly make out the band in the corner of the room, blocked by the lethargic crowd. Jean shorts. Bleached hair. “And the animals I’ve trapped…”
You can’t see Cobain. His voice is big and raspy and it commands the music store. You can see Novoselic’s arm rise up in the air and his face plunge forward at the front row as Grohl plays the heavy drum fill into the chorus. Heads banging.
The kids don’t know the lyrics, because this show took place one week before Nevermind came out, even though Nirvana played the song out since 1990.
“‘Cause they don’t have any feelings…”
The kids respond to drums and guitar amps twisting out distortion. As soon as the drums hit hard they all stop looking around and talking with their friends to bang heads. It’s involuntary.
I love the friends at the beginning of the video, dead center, before the song even starts, while Cobain tunes his guitar, who laugh at each other and point to the ceiling, indicating that they have every intention of lifting their bleach blonde friend up over their heads so he can surf the crowd, with that “you’re going up, dude,” grin. By the first chorus, a minute and a half into the song, he’s already being passed around in the palms of the crowd.
"like a shotgun needs an outcome…"
Lake Street Dive - You Go Down Smooth
Excerpt from Another Day, Another Time concert film.
In 2010, Rick Ross put out The Timeless Audemars Piguet Collection. That mixtape, especially with his verse on Veteran’s Day, solidified his presence in rap for me (it’s cool to skip Birdman’s verse). The popularity of that mixtape culminated into his great Teflon Don album released the same year.
Then Ross put out God Forgives, I Don’t, one of his weakest efforts. It was immediately forgettable.
Something about his new work though seems like a return to the way he rapped on Timeless Audemars. Especially his verses on The Devil is a Lie. I think Mastermind is going to be really fucking good.
I’m tired of JAY Z, but his verse is great here too.
Proud to have put out my debut EP this year.
My goal with this was to make something that sounded like my thoughts while on a train.
Future Ancestor - Somebody Wants Me (demo)
Dirty Strangers coming soon
Video from last night’s radio debut of Ritual. From Let Me Show You Something on 93.5 WTBQ.