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Fela + De La = FELA SOUL

October 15, 2014


Happy 76th Birthday to Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti, aka FELA! What better way to celebrate than by hyping Amerigo Gazaway’s killer mash-up of Fela and De La Soul, FELA SOUL. Seriously – what’s not to love?! Listen to selected tracks and check out the teaser video below,  and link to the Amerigo Gazaway’s page HERE to download the […]

Balls, Brains and Badassery: An Ode to the Heist

February 19, 2013


Everybody loves a good caper: they keep superheroes employed, pompous bank executives nervously watching security monitors and Antwerp diamond wholesalers in a constant state of paranoid agitation. The best heists usually involve Danny Trejo, some tunneling, a motorcycle, months of patient surveillance work, blueprints, an elaborate escape plan that may or may not involve sky […]

Radio Saudade: Episode DILLA. Questlove’s J Dilla Tribute Mix

February 6, 2013


This weekend marks 7 years since the passing of legendary and inspirational hip hop Bodhisattva, J Dilla (February 7, 1974 – February 10, 2006). Here is Questlove’s J Dilla Tribute Mix that he produced live for Hot 97’s Throwback at Noon show this time last year to honor the man. It’s over an hour of  head-bobbing […]

Feliz Dia da Saudade

January 30, 2013


Happy Saudade Day, people. Get into the mood, spill a bit of wine on the floor para os santos and enjoy a couple of musings by the master of the spirit, Lisboa’s own Fernando Pessoa. Abração!   “Estou só e sonho saudade. E como é branca de graça A paisagem que não sei, Vista de […]

Just Peel the Potatoes: On the Birthday of Alan Watts

January 6, 2013


Happy Birthday to Alan Watts, an important light along the Way. Biography, quotes and work here. “Zen … does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.”   “If you know that “I”, in the sense of the person, the front, the ego, […]


December 27, 2012


BBC: “If you could take one thing away with you from when you were playing, what would it be?” Cantona: “When I did kung-fu on the hooligan.” BBC: “Really?” Cantona: “Yeah.” More great Eric Cantona quotes and bio here.

J.M.B., R.I.P.

December 22, 2012


Happy Birthday, Jean-Michel Basquiat. View gallery here.