The level of commerce that is associated with rock and roll is something that is best not thought about. It’s sort of like the old line that you never want to go into the kitchen of a restaurant—regardless of whether it has three Michelin stars or it is a McDonald’s—because you’re likely not to have … Continue reading Just Try Not to Listen
The Beatles’ catalog sold 626,000 units in the U.S. last week. See how it all breaks down.
An update from MCA as he’s “rapidly recovering” from his surgery to remove a cancerous tumor.
Video: Young Jeezy and Jay-Z – “My President is Black” (remix, live on January 18, 2009) My President is Black, in fact he’s half white So even in a racist mind he’s half right Even in these racist times we alright My President is Black but his house is all white Rosa Parks sat so … Continue reading His house is all white!
Jay-Zeezer – The story of how an Indie Rocker learned to like Rap Music.
DJ Danger Mouse has created the most significant rap album since Paul’s Boutique, and the only one that can lay claim to a significant political stance in the upcoming battle over copyright laws.
An interesting use of sampling. Jay-Z’s Black Album has been mixed with The Beatles’ White Album to create the “art project/experiment,” The Grey Album.
Your particular 3-point cred stance is powerless against the successful summer single. You might be a card-carrying avantist who listens exclusively to backwards-sounding Bruce Gilbert solo albums. Maybe the leftist worldbeat pop of NPR’s online shop is your bag. Doesn’t matter. Most every summer, there’ll be a song that transcends genre and demographics, spilling sticky … Continue reading Summer Nights and My Radio