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- VERY FEEL podcast 1+2: Love Story
These days, I don’t have enough time to make mixes, but I still want to share music, so I’ve decided to start the VERY FEEL podcast, a series of unmixed mixes, arranged according to theme, released at irregular intervals, and tied together with spoken waffle provided by myself and a friend.
Below are episodes 1+2 which I made recently together with my dear friend Charlie. The theme is love. We picked and sequenced the songs so that they cover critical points on a trajectory from first meeting to marriage proposal. There’s supposed to be two more that chronicle suspicion, disillusionment, and breakup, so stay tuned….
VERY FEEL Lovecast 1+2
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Jean Plum – Look at the boy
Tevin Cambell – Can we talk
The Shangri-Las – Past, Present, Future
Vybz Kartel – Virginity
Minnie Ripperton – Inside my love
SWV – Weak
Chuck Jackson – I like everything about you
Bootsy Collins – Telephone bill
Donald Byrd & The Blackbyrds – Think twice
Missy Elliot w/ Beyonce – Nothing out there for me
The Chi-Lites – Are you my woman? (Tell me so)
Jodeci – My heart belongs to you
Loleatta Holloway – Love sensation
Big Daddy Kane – Very special
Lenny Williams – Because I love you
Keith Sweat – Nobody (chopped & screwed)
Helene Smith – You got to do your share
Tony Toni Tone – Lay your head on my pillow
Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson – Proud of you
Next – Wifey
It’s a double episode so it’s pretty long, but I think the time flies by. Let me know if want me to break into separate parts.
- Joel Burns for Fort Worth City Council District 9
This is an amazing video. It’s a speech delivered last week to the city council of Ft. Worth, (Don’t Mess With) Texas. The speaker is Joel Burns, who reps District 9, and he pretty much lays out the hows and whys. For a little more context, check this piece by Margaret Talbot.
PS – This video has inspired a hundreds of others. Check them out at the It Gets Better Project.
- Pic of the day
The photo above was taken at the opening of ‘Sunflower Seeds’, Ai Weiwei’s installation in the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall. (I wrote a text about the production of the work, available here) I guess this picture is now an historical artifact because the Tate has stopped allowing visitors to walk on the piece out of concern for their safety. NYT explains why.
Anyway, here’s one more photo – a shot of what might have been (and briefly was)…
- Let’s have a toast for the douche bags…
I know most people would put Kanye squarely in the DB category, but raw, sometimes misguided emotion is never something I fault an artist for and I’ll always have love for him. (For reasons I articulated once upon time here). Here’s his new song + a cool performance from last week’s Saturday Night Live…
Kanye West w/ Pusha T – Runaway
- Sort of this summer
Today I resuscitated an SD card that I thought was dead. It had a bunch of photos from the past few months on it, so to celebrate I’m gonna post some up here. A very incomplete record but better than what I had when I got up today.
Here’s the soundtrack, probably the song I listened to more this summer than any other:
Nas & Damian Marley – Friends
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