Friday, March 29, 2013

Music | Frank Ocean’s Pyramids

Smooth. Out there. 

With an intriguing comment from a YouTube scion vickers daniels:

Frank Ocean’s near ten minute long tale of the ancient history of the Black woman, and her gradual decline from a Queen/Goddess in her home land to her now degrading role as a piece of meat in the Western Hemisphere. She is no longer revered but used. The song makes reference to the historical Cleopatra because she brought dishonor to her country by becoming Marc Antony’s mistress.”

What do you think?

Fashion | Veruschka gets pinned a lot

they roared vintage

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Music | Female singer-songwriters №11: Nneka

Nneka Lucia Egbuna is a Nigerian-German hip hop/soul singer and songwriter. She sings in both Igbo and English.” – Wikipedia 

Friday, March 22, 2013

Random | Charlie Mingus on complicated and simple

“Making the simple complicated is commonplace;
making the complicated simple,
awesomely simple,
that’s creativity.”  

 - Charlie Mingus

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Music | Moloko said time takes too much time

The groove. The slow motion takes. Let me touch on the former. Back in the days when I resided in a particular country I went to a Moloko concert. A bass solo happened and the audience was… cold! They responded when a guitar solo came, and so-so to a keyboard one. Well, that was an interesting insight into the locals, since I just arrived from a country where the bass groove done in any musical style was just the ticket. I didn’t understand them, but I guess I just got to know them a bit right there. Never mind, this song still grooves rightly and that’s what matters. Times and places change… constantly.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Music | Classic Strange Fruit also redone

“Strange Fruit” is quite of a song. Its dark themes are racism and lynching in the American South. Billie Holiday had just the perfect delivery for this song written by Abel Meeropol as a poem. Since I am partial to Tricky’s sound, and these two have collaborated, the new delivery by Persia White is just the thing.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Music | Stone Roses earworm’d themselves today and Love Spreads

The Stone Roses come from Manchester. Madchester, that is. They were one of the key bands in late 1980s and 1990s, and meshed together classic pop and understated 1980s dance groove. And today… this is my earworm. A very persistent one.

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