Music Monday 8.15.11

Today I'm posting all things groovy. Enjoy.

1) Vargo-"Get Back to Serenity"
If you like groovy music with nice female leads, this is for you.

2) Morcheeba-'The Sea"
Something about her voice reminds me of Sade....
and that is NEVER a bad thing.

3) Soulstice-"Illusion"
Love her!!
Also...mad grooves.

4) Zhane-"Sending My Love"
Here's an old school joint.
I used to love this one.


In honor of Madonna's birthday tomorrow, I'm posting a few of my favorites by the Queen of Pop.

1) Madonna-"Human Nature"
This is one of favorite videos and songs...ever. As a kid, I used to stay up all night waiting to watch it, and I think the message of this song rubbed off on me in a number of ways. lol

2) Madonna-"Take A Bow"

3) Madonna-"What It Feels Like For A Girl"
I got the "Music" album when I was 13, and this song completely blew my mind.
"When you open up your mouth to speak, could you be a little weak?"
The truth.

4) Madonna-"Vogue"

5) Madonna-"Secret"
"Until I learned to love myself, I was never ever ever loving anybody else..."



Inspire me, baby.

“Adventure is a path. Real adventure...self-determined, self-motivated, often risky forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.”
-Mark Jenkins

...and if you haven't already invested in one of these, please do so.


Music Monday 8.8.11

1) The Throne-"Niggas in Paris"
Can't wait for this concert.

2) Beyonce-"Party" ft Andre 3000 and Yeezy
This joint is so 90's and I quite appreciate the vibe.

3) Jhene Aiko-"Higher"
Light it up. Roll it up.

4)Wiz Khalifa-"Flowers" ft Big Sean & Curren$y
Does this picture of them make you want to be a rock star or what?!


1) Chad Valley-"Reach Lines"
I adore this song, and I actually purchase his mixtapes.
Chad Valley is to Summer 2011 as Washed Out, Neon Indian and Toro Y Moi were to Summer 2009.

2) Sade-"Pearls"
I recently had the pleasure of seeing John Legend and Sade live in concert for my birthday. "Pearls" is one of my favorite Sade songs, and it was amazing to experience it live.
With the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa, this song was even more powerful.

3) Bjork-"I Miss You"
Can someone play this when I'm out so I can spin around and dance under a disco ball?
It'd make me real happy.

4) The Durutti Column-"Sketch For Summer"
This used to stay on repeat.



Heterosexual Day?

Dear Sao Paulo,
Get It Together.

Sao Paulo, Brazil is being a little bit ridiculous.
A democratic(WHY?) politician by the name of Carlos Apolonario is trying to establish a Heterosexual Day in Brazil.
Dude, really?

I feel like heterosexual day is the equivalent of white people asking why they don't get a history month. Because we said so!
There's no reason the generic form of the population needs a day to celebrate, because what its going to do is create problems.

And yes, people are getting pissed.

He's not creating a heterosexual day out of love for his sexuality, he's doing it out of defiance and unacceptance of others, and that ain't right.
Reportedly a homosexual is killed every 36 hours in Brazil. Shame.

I hope the Mayor doesn't approve it because it would just open the door for all sorts of foolishness.
Keep the peace Brazil.

One Love,


The Weeknd

Yes I'm late making a post for the Weeknd, but dammit I don't care.
"House of Balloons" is delicious and you all need to know it.

Yet another talented youngster reppin Toronto doing it b.i.g.
Maybe I should move to Canada and pursue a rapping career or something.
I'd end up on top, guaranteed lol.

The compilation is a part of a trilogy which will include "Thursday" and "Echoes of Silence."
I'll be early for that.
Here are a few songs from "House of Balloons" that are quite enjoyable.

"The Morning"
*shoulder sways

"What You Need"

"Coming Down"

"High for This"
I can totally relate.

Download the mixtape here.


Music Monday 8.1.11

Welcome to August scallywags!

1) Frank Ocean-"Thinkin Bout You"
I love this song.
Frank Ocean is quickly becoming one of my favorite artists.
Talent, son.

2) The Weeknd-"What You Need"
Sexy time?
I think yes.
I think hell yes.

My song!

4)Little Dragon-"Little Man"
Live from SXSW.
See this is exactly why I should have been there this year.


1) Little Dragon-"Ritual Union"

2) The Strokes-"Machu Picchu"

3) Patrick Watson-"Je te laisserai des mots"

4) Nujabes-"Aruarian Dance"