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B3SCI MIXTAPES: Midsummer Slow Dance Mix

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01. Stanley Turrentine – “Journey Into Melody”
02. Sonny Rollins – “Where Are You”
03. Dexter Gordon – “I’m a Fool to Want You”
04. Lee Morgan – “Melancholee”
05. Hank Mobley – “Fin de L’Affaire”
06. Lucky Thompson – “I Forgot to Remember”
07. Serge Chaloff – “What’s New”
08. Miles Davis – “Blue in Green”
09. Blue Mitchell – “Park Avenue Petite”
10. Wayne Shorter – “Lady Day”

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07-25-09

Commentary: “Addiction to Oil”

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i hear the phrase “addiction to oil” more or less constantly. whether its on broadcast news, or in newspapers, or from this dickbag and all the time i think, wait, what? “addiction to oil”? what the fuck does that even mean? really. what does “addiction to oil” mean? i mean do i just NEED to INJECT some of that light sweet crude into my wanting forearm vein? i mean do i need that? do i just need a shot of that oil shit to my system? do i need a hit? it’s like seriously if i don’t get a hit of this oil i’m gonna get some SERIOUS oil withdrawal fits. i got the need for speed, crackers. and the speed i need is that texas tea, that black gold, baby. inject that fucker.

ok anyway, now that i’ve got my hit, i pause to reflect on what “addiction to oil” means? i mean where does such a stupid notion even come from? ok, right now, how does a good slice of the american population get around? right, driving gas-powered cars. and in many cases why is that? oh yeah! cause that’s really the only efficient way many workers can get to their jobs and i don’t know earn incomes so they can do basic shit like eat and shelter themselves! ok, great. but why the oil? well that’s what goes in their cars. and? well can many workers afford alternatives? …you know electric cars, hybrids, mopeds, space cars? well, not really. ok, fucker, what about public transporation, i mean that’s more energy efficient? oh yeah! but in most cases (outside of new york and chicago) is public transportation really efficient enough?

so what’s really going on here? my guess is this is just another exercise in bringing down a bummer on the working class. you know, further prod the public with fear…..a scared consumer = $$$$$. many working consumers can barely afford their mobility in the first place! seriously, show the public consumption-viable alternatives to what their current transport lot is! or better yet lets work for a less fearful, more egalitarian society. right, but really the degradation of people with notions of “addiction” and “fear” is just some serious jive when realistically much of those consumption choices are outside the stead of most. right, and fuck the oil industry.

george, play us out:

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07-25-09

Diving With Andy – “Sugar Sugar”

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Diving With Andy -“Sugar Sugar”

yes. and yes. “sugar sugar” is the title track off french trio Diving With Andy’s new and second full length. they’ve just became my favorite new french thing, which is good cos La Petite Boulangerie was starting to piss me off anyway. does mustard really need to go on everything? btw any translators in the house? EVERYTHING i find on this band is in french, and i’ve no idea what they’re on about..

buy it here

rating: 8.5
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07-25-09

Muse – “United States of Eurasia”

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Muse -“United States of Eurasia”

this obviously is what it is. so we wont yak about the obvious, rather we’ll yak about what it is… minus the obvious. right, so isn’t king of the hill hilarious? thx to rave for the heads up.. muse’s new track is no doubt good and f’ing rocks, but is it really theirs? something tells me The Resistance due September 14 will be a whole lot more like Black Holes and Revelations, and a lot less like Origin of Symmetry.. just a hunch

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rating: 8
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07-24-09

Wye Oak – “For Prayer”

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Wye Oak – “For Prayer”

wow, awesome. this is a really great fucking song. baltimore duo wye oak’s “the knot” lp is in stores now.

rating: 8.5

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reviewed by
07-23-09

Exhibition Match: Chelsea FC vs. Inter Milan

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Ricky Martin – “The Cup of Life”

World Cup 2010, hell yes! Caught the Inter Milan vs. Chelsea FC exhibition game yesterday at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Chelsea FC owned it from the get-go, and took Inter Milan 2-0. A solid footie match none the less, you know – plenty of exaggerated injuries, not a lot of shooting and an abundance of the mexican wave. Not to forget Andy, the half-time entertainment, a full-on 9 piece band “performing” an uplifting latin number that actually had a musical fade-out ending. there’s no way i was the only one who caught that.

80,000+ drunken hooligans were in attendance and they stopped selling alchohol after half-time. yep. so, many left early to get a head start on their exit. the rose bowl’s parking situation is that you pay $20 to park on an unlit golf course behind the stadium. with zero direction and about 3 open gates on the entire golf course, many were jumping over or burrowing under fences, and basically driving through sand traps like they were pros. Ca border patrol, where you at? 6 am tee time dude was definitely pissed.

Chelsea scored their game clinching second goal on this penalty kick (below). ehha’ inter milan you need a spaghetti?!
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ricky: do you really want it?
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yeah! yeah!yeah!
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07-23-09

Sarah Borges & the Broken Singles – “Symphony”

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Sarah Borges & the Broken Singles – “Symphony”

“symphony” is the closing track on sarah borges just released “the stars are out” lp on sugar hill. sarah’s influences range from mahalia jackson to x to merle haggard. we can dig that and we can dig sarah. when we hear “symphony, we hear a writer that truly loves what she does.

buy

rating: 7.7

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07-23-09

Fanfarlo – “Ghosts”

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Fanfarlo – “Ghosts”

the deeper we dig into Fanfarlo’s debut album Reservoir, the better it gets. this UK based band simply make indie pop that does what it wants, and as contradicting of a statement as that should be, we all know what it means. they’ll be at the Troubadour in LA on September 15 and so will we.

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rating: 8

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07-22-09

Pearl Jam – “The Fixer”

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Pearl Jam – “The Fixer”

Pearl Jam- “Given to Fly”

Led Zepplin – “Going to California”

sounds exactly like something pj would rock nowadays. a catchy tune with a forced and fairly uncomplementary bridge. but there’s hints of improvement from their ’06 self titled release..

so is anybody surprised that their new record Backspacer will be released exclusively through target? no?? are we suprised that there will be promotional commercials directed by none other than Cameron Crowe? nope, but we’ll definitely watch. now, are we suprised that the first we heard this song was 30 seconds during a commercial during the All Star game? nada. BUT are we surprised that this anti-establishment band hates BP Amoco. yes. my guess is that they didn’t give PJ free gas for their world tour. bastards. still, regardless of how you feel about them, eddie vedder is clearly one of the best frontmen and rock vocalists of all time. watch his performance of The Who’s “Love Reign O’er Me” on VH1 rock honors, and tell me he’s not a natural. btw anybody know if page/plant got royalties for “given to fly”?

buy pearl jam

buy led zepplin

rating: 7.5
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07-22-09

Céu – “Vira Lata” (Feat. Luiz Melodia)

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Ceu – “Vira Lata” (Feat. Luiz Melodia)

29 year-old sao paolo singer-songwriter céu collaborates with mpb artist luiz melodia on “vira lata”. dig the nice early 70’s sao paolo feel to this. “vira lata” is the sort of song that transports you… i’m thinking a beachfront on the litoral norte about 730pm-ish, a bit of a sea breeze, some good food, the company of close friends, probably a bit of music, etc and this guy. ceu’s sophomore LP “vagarosa” is out now on six degrees.

buy

rating: 8.0

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07-21-09

The Roots – “How I Got Over”

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The Roots – “How I Got Over”

how the roots got over? putting out dope music like this.

pre-order “how i got over” LP

rating: 7.3

brown7

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07-21-09

Mystery Jets – “Two Doors Down (Duke Dumont Remix)”

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Mystery Jets – “Two Doors Down (Duke Dumont Remix)”

if i go crazy, then will you still call me superman?? what? seriously though, if you haven’t heard it yet, this remix is the jam..

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rating: 8.2
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07-20-09