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 […]Read More Fela + De La = FELA SOUL
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 […]Read More Balls, Brains and Badassery: An Ode to the Heist
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 […]Read More Radio Saudade: Episode DILLA. Questlove’s J Dilla Tribute Mix
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 […]Read More Feliz Dia da Saudade
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, […]Read More Just Peel the Potatoes: On the Birthday of Alan Watts
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.Read More KING ERIC.
Happy Birthday, Jean-Michel Basquiat. View gallery here.Read More J.M.B., R.I.P.
When he was 9 years old he was kicked out of the Italian Boy Scouts after settling a bout of fisticuffs by grabbing a gun and shooting up the campground. At 13 he left home in Buenos Aires for the Amazon jungle where he survived by trading jaguar and ocelot pelts. At 20 he decided […]Read More “This is bloody stupid.” The John Fairfax Appreciation Society
A few days ago I was in Alaska sipping PBR in a can at the Seward AleHouse with Santo when I received a text message via carrier pigeon from our man south of the equator, Disko Baloba, wondering where I’ve been of late and why haven’t I posted anything in almost 4 months. While Disko’s […]Read More HAGLER.
“No wrong turns – they do not exist. You cannot diverge from the path – it’s impossible.” Daniel Higgs Inimitable and visionary, the singer, musician, poet, painter, and tattoo-artist Daniel Higgs is a modern-day troubadour, or better yet perhaps a shaman from the post-industrial state. Lyrically and visually Higgs has constantly turned symbols and concepts […]Read More No Wrong Turns: The Daniel Higgs Appreciation Society