Monday, April 20, 2009

more jukebox

what it sez in the title; not the best crop

Fever Ray, "When I Grow Up"
Eric Hassle, "Hurtful"
Tinchy Stryder, "Number One"
Dizzee Rascal, "Bonkers"
Depeche Mode, "Wrong"
Smashproof, "Brother"
Keri Hilson, "Knock You Down"
The Lonely Island, "I'm on a Boat"

Sunday, April 19, 2009

unanswered pop conference question #1

it ain't trickin' if you:

a) can afford to do so
b) had sex with her
c) have what might cause a man to trick on you
d) were the recipient of what was being tricked off
e) understand exactly what's going on
f) other?

Thursday, April 9, 2009

da mystery of jukeboxin'

More Jukebox:

The-Dream f/ Mariah Carey, "My Love"
Jim Jones, "Blow the Bank"
Veronica Maggio, "Stopp!"
Bat For Lashes, "Daniel"
Girls Aloud, "Untouchable"
Brick & Lace, "Bad to di Bone"
Flo Rida, "Sugar"
Lil Wayne, "Hot Revolver"

And a couple that didn't make the cut:

The Lonely Island f/ T-Pain, "I'm on a Boat"

They're committed enough to the joke to pull it off, and this could well have been awesome if they'd picked one that was funny.

Marina & The Diamonds, "Obsessions"

Does this woman really sing like that, in that goat-frog groan? Presumably that's someone else doing the perfectly pleasant background vocals.

Friday, April 3, 2009


top tens, why not


1. The-Dream, Love vs. Money
2. UGK, 4 Life
3. The Juan MacLean, The Future Will Come
4. Lindstrom & Prins Thomas, II
5. Ryan Leslie
6. Royksopp, Junior
7. Camp Lo, Stone & Rob: Caught on Tape
8. Heavy, First Sessions
9. Gorilla Zoe, Don't Feed da Animals
10. Telefon Tel Aviv, Immolate Yourself


1. House of House, "Rushing to Paradise (Walkin' These Streets)"
2. Keri Hilson, "Turnin' Me On"
3. K.I.G., "Head Shoulders Knees 'n' Toes"
4. The Juan Maclean, "One Day"
5. Kid Cudi, "Day 'n' Nite"
6. Project Pat, "Keep It Hood"
7. Jamie Foxx, "Blame It"
8. Gorilla Zoe, "Lost"
9. The Twelves, "Be My Crush" (The Juan MacLean remix)
10. Crazy Cousinz, "Inflation"

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

loss; new things

I haven't updated in a while. Part of that is that I lost my good friend Rickey Wright, and each time I opened this blog, I'd see the post at the top wishing him well, leading to an uncomfortable knot in my stomach. Not to dwell on such things, but he was an amazing guy that I can only take consolation in the fact that he will never have to suffer again.

With that out of the way, I've been writing in a couple new places: a) at the new, where I have a review of the new EPMD album; and b) at the revived Singles Jukebox. I wrote for the old Jukebox at and I'm more than glad to have it back. Here I am on:

The Noisettes
Soulja Boy
Keri Hilson
Asher Roth