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Justin Towns Earle-“Midnight At The Movies”

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Justin Townes Earle – Midnight At The Movies

the more i listen the more i dig it. typically i hear ballads and instantly think lame. but this song, for a lack of better words, keeps it real. it’s honest and there’s nothing… lyric, vocal, instrumentation, arrangements, whatever that doesn’t feel genuine. Justin and chicago staple bloodshot records couldn’t be a better match..

buy

rating:7.5

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06-04-09

Marvin Gaye – “Distant Lover” (Live @ the Montreux Jazz Festival, 1980)

fucking legendary, this is how its done, how sick is that jacket he’s wearing

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06-04-09

J Dilla – “Milk Money”

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J Dilla – Milk Money

drop one of those neck-breaking dilla beats now! “milk money” is an early b3sci favorite off the just released “jay stay paid”. support dilla’s mom and buy the record.

buy it, seriously

rating: 8.8

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06-04-09

Katy Perry / Weezer – “Electric Feel” and “Kids”

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Katy Perry – Electric Feel (MGMT Cover @ Radio 1 Live Lounge)

why not right? see there’s enough mgmt for everyone!

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06-03-09

N.A.S.A. – “Way Down” (Feat. RZA, Barbie Hatch & John Frusciante)

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N.A.S.A. – Way Down (Feat. RZA, Barbie Hatch & John Frusciante)

ooooooooooh baby (oooooh baby), its makin me crazy (its makin me crazy), everytime i look around (e’vry-timeilookaround).

rating: 7.2

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06-03-09

oasis – Full On

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oasis – full on

some dec tunes came from oasis’ standing on the shoulders. and just like be here now, the band didn’t even know which ones.. b side anyone? and fook’ while i’m on SOTSOG.. can’t believe they played this on letterman

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06-02-09

The Temper Trap – “Love Lost”

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The Temper Trap – Love Lost

“love lost” is the lead single off melbourne, australia band the temper trap’s debut LP “conditions”, out june 19 on oz label liberation music. nice tune, we dig it, although…. halfway to nowhere (circa 2003) would like their chorus back, thanks!

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rating: 8.0

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06-02-09

Hot Chip – “Transmission”

Hot Chip – Transmission

seriously, someone needs to euthanize this band.

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06-02-09

The Streets – “Trust Me”

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The Streets – Trust Me

mike skinner, the streets, birmingham uk, 2002 til infinity.

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rating: 8.1

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06-01-09

Hendrix Murdered?

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Jimi Hendrix – Little Wing

Jimi Hendrix’s former roadie James ‘Tappy’ Wright claims in his new book “Rock Roadie” that Jimi was murdered by his manager Michael Jeffrey in order to claim his life insurance. This confession was made to Wright in 1971, just two years before he was killed in a plane crash.

The manager seemed worried that Hendrix was about to sack him, even though Jimi had recently taken out a life insurance policy worth $2 million naming Jeffrey as beneficiary. Jeffrey supposedly confessed:

“I was in London the night of Jimi’s death and together with some old friends… we went round to Monika’s hotel room, got a handful of pills and stuffed them into his mouth…then poured a few bottles of red wine deep into his windpipe.” more… “I had to do it. Jimi was worth much more to me dead than alive… that son of a bitch was going to leave me. If I lost him, I’d lose everything.”

Hendrix’ body was found at London’s Samarkand Hotel in a room booked by some chick named Monika whom Jimi had known for a few days. The coroner recorded an open verdict, stating cause of death was “barbiturate intoxication and inhalation of vomit”.

If it is true, at least we know why Jeffrey was killed in a plane crash..

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06-01-09

Viva Voce – Devotion

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Viva Voce – Devotion

the lead track off their new 5th release Rose City, second via Barsuk. husband/wife duo, now four piece.?. minimalist post-punks make some good noise..

getgetget here..

Rating: 7.3
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06-01-09

B3SCI MIXTAPES: Nina Simone

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nina simone, black classical music

01. Nina Simone – See – Line Woman
02. Nina Simone – I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good)
03. Nina Simone – Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
04. Nina Simone – Children Go Where I Send You
05. Nina Simone – Just Say I Love Him
06. Nina Simone – Suzanne
07. Nina Simone – My Baby Just Cares For Me
08. Nina Simone – Lilac Wine
09. Nina Simone – Brown Baby
10. Nina Simone – I Shall Be Released

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06-01-09