Friday, August 29, 2014
This will be the last Catalog Friday feature as well. From now on, Catalog Friday will now be called The Library Of Hyphen. I'm not kidding. At least this way, I can post more of my music whenever I want without feeling obligated to wait until Friday.
"It's Only Right" was recorded out of frustration between Thunderstorm and volume Three. I had issues with wanting a certain amount of approval from my peers and feeling like I never got it. Jay's Kingdom Come had just come out and I was in denial about how bad it was. What I wasn't wrong about was how dope some of its instrumentals were. I used the "Show Me What You Got" and "Kingdom Come" beats, spliced 'em together, and made some magic.
And I love the line: "You move away from people 'cause they fuckin' up your circle/but you still have confrontation even though you left that circle..." You gotta love your significant other's roommates sometimes.
I can't even remember the last time I performed live. So I asked E if I could do a song or two on September 25th. I'll be there, Aaliyah (and Angel) willing.
I originally created The Dime Session feature as an easy way to create content for the site. While it's still an easy way to create content, I've been doing less reading of stuff that's Dime Session worthy. So, this will be the last Dime Session feature...for now. I have a way of resurrecting dead ideas.
And I'm not doing My Week On Reddit any longer either. For now.
It started with revisiting Latarian Milton. Then I went to the Apparently Kid, which naturally led to his song. I even checked out Double Rainbow after I looked at the song this post is titled after.
But I'll be damned if the "Bed Intruder Song" doesn't sound as catchy as the day it was uploaded 4 years ago.
I just erased a paragraph trying to make a point of how a black man was exploited for laughs and how things in Ferguson makes this video more difficult to watch. But it doesn't for me. Maybe I'm an insensitive asshole but what happened/is happening in Ferguson is totally different from a dude warning everyone watching the news to hide everybody from a possible serial rapist.
Laugh people. Everything is going to be okay. We gon' find you.
For Michael Jackson's 56th birthday, I dig up Show #5 of my now defunct Victory Jumpoff Radio podcast. I originally created this show as a playlist for myself in Spotify, but as I mention in the show's opening, I also realized it would be a great episode of VJR. Without further ado, happy birthday Michael!
Victory Jumpoff Radio - Show #5: "Happy Birthday Michael!" 2011 Edition
Monday, August 25, 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014
In this edition of Catalog Friday, I share the time that I went to D&D Studios and did a track with DJ Premier. Okay, I've never been to D&D but by using The Lox's "Recognize" instrumental, it didn't take me long to envision what a studio session with Primo would be like.
Listening to this song again for the first time in a while almost makes me want to redo it. I could execute the concept way better now. But when I look at it in the bigger picture of volume Three, it fits way better than if I did this record now.
My favorite part of the track has to be the hook. It sounds like something simple and dope that Premier could pull off, but I knew if I tried to insert the samples myself, it would throw the whole thing off. So I just recreated them myself.
In episode 4, Thomas and I review WrestleMania 29. Or is it NY/NJ? Also, I profess my love of Ryback, Thomas gives the Big Show all the props he never gets, we preview Extreme Rules, Thomas makes a case for The Undertaker to headline WrestleMania for the rest of his career, discuss The Rock's injury, Paul Bearer's passing, our mutual hate of the WWE app, Thomas vents his frustration with the tag team division, and I explain how Road Dogg is a black man trapped in a white man's body. Ring the bell or feed us more!
The Slobberknocker Chronicles – Issue #4: No Time For Entrances
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Make sure that you are donating and not just dumping buckets of ice on your head for funsies. http://www.alsa.org
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
MI challenged me.
I responded and challenged Matt, Gary, Chris, and CM Punk.
And I also donated. Not as much as I would have liked but every little bit helps.