Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Spinanes

In 1996, I went to Israel with my high school.
It was a life changing trip in many, many ways.
The Spinanes 'Strand' came out that year and became a sound track to my movements.
Weird, to put the warm desert of the Holy Land and the Spinanes together, in one sentence and experience.
But something about it worked.
Rebecca gates voice sounds sun lit.


All his video's are just him in the booth, one shot, one angle, one take, one good rapper.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


I loved love life.
I saw them once in San francisco at the Hemlock Tavern. Only a circle of candles dimly lit the room.
'The Rose he lied by'' was one of my favourite records of 2000, when it came out. It was released on Troubleman Unlimited who were totally my favourite label of that era. They released the radest stuff of the late 20th, early 21st century (haha)
The entire record swept me off my broom stick.
Their second record 'Here Is Night, Brothers, Here the Birds Burn' came out on Jagjaguwar in 2002.
Here's the opening track: LISTEN LOUDLY
Do what it is says, become the song, listen loudly
Katrina Ford, who I always thought was a man, listening to the first LOve Life record, went on to form Celebration who are still around today

Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire

So coolloquial.
Produced by EL-P, which is such a perfect coupling.
I'm psyched about this. Sparse simple dark head nod perfect amount of here now abstract sensibility.