Saturday, January 24, 2009


...y'all are some MFs. I was supposed to be in Olympia around 9:30 yesterday morning. I didn't get there until past noon and missed the legislative session I was supposed to sit in on because they canceled the 7:30 train to Portland. I had a mighty fun time waiting in King St. Station for two hours before they finally came up with a bus.

Sunday, January 18, 2009


With a bit of prodding and a bit of received generosity, I am back in school. It was a good decision, because, you know, I need to be doing something, anything, with my life.

Monday, January 12, 2009

We Still Party

song of the day:

you know, cause right this very second Quik is that dude

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Marvin kick in effect

No idea why "Praise" isn't regarded as some sort stone classic beyond it not really having been a hit, but here it is.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

today :-(

My life's passion got straight up put on hold.

Monday, January 5, 2009

First orders of business

Hey. Just to let you know, this blog probably isn't worth your time to read. I doubt I'll post in it very often, and most longform stuff I write will be posted at Cave 17, or elsewhere, such as this piece about Georgia Anne Muldrow's song "New Orleans". That one is worth your time.

I also have lists I made of my 20 favorite albums and singles of 2008, the former of which (in slightly different form) was contributed to Cave 17's top 25 albums of '08.

The albums:

1. Erykah Badu, New Amerykah Part 1 (4th World War)
2. Solange, Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams
3. The Foreign Exchange, Leave It All Behind
4. Kelley Polar, I Need You to Hold on While the Sky Is Falling
5. Calle 13, Los de Atrás Vienen Conmigo
6. The Bug, London Zoo
7. The-Dream, Love Me All Summer, Hate Me All Winter
8. Robin Thicke, Something Else
9. Portishead, Third
10. Nappy Roots, The Humdinger
11. Hercules & Love Affair, Hercules & Love Affair
12. Matmos, Supreme Balloon
13. Vampire Weekend, Vampire Weekend
14. Ne-Yo, Year of the Gentleman
15. T.I., Paper Trail
16. Sébastien Tellier, Sexuality
17. LaBelle, Back to Now
18. J*Davey, The Beauty in Distortion/The Land of the Lost
19. T-Pain, Thr33 Ringz
20. Esperanza Spalding, Esperanza

And singles:

1. The Juan MacLean, "Happy House"
2. Lil Wayne, "A Milli"
3. Crazy Cousinz, "Bongo Jam" (f/ Calista)
4. Solange, "I Decided"
5. Grind Mode, "I'm So High"
6. Hercules & Love Affair, "Blind" (Frankie Knuckles Remix)
7. Young Jeezy, "Put On" (f/ Kanye West)
8. Hood Headlinaz, "Rollin'" (f/ Jackie Chain & Jhi-Ali)
9. Janet Jackson, "Rock With U"
10. Portishead, "Machine Gun"
11. The Roots, "75 Bars (Black's Reconstruction)"
12. Kanye West, "Love Lockdown"
13. Jazmine Sullivan, "Need U Bad"
14. Le Le, "Breakfast"
15. Ne-Yo, "Closer"
16. Lloyd, "Girls Around the World" (f/ Lil Wayne)
17. Wisin y Yandel, "Siguelo"
18. The Bug, "Skeng" (f/ Killa P & Flowdan)
19. T.I., "Live Your Life" (f/ Rihanna)
20. Wiley, "Wearing My Rolex"