Saturday, July 31, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
07.13.10 WFMU- Coffee Break For Heroes and Villains Clip (w/ Blacastan and Moe Pope) -
Check out the whole show HERE
Friday, July 16, 2010
For the past couple years, I've been working on re-releasing one of my favorite documentaries, if not one of my all-time top films.
80 Blocks From Tiffany's.
You may be familiar with it. If not, that's completely understandable. It was only released commercially in a small run on VHS way back in 1985. It is essential viewing material and will fit snugly beside your copies of Style Wars, Wild Style, and any other old-New York City classic.
Here's the official trailer I've put together.
Only a film-maker like Gary Weis, with strong youth and counter-culture credentials (including his numerous productions for the original Saturday Night Live), could penetrate the mental and physical fortresses constructed by the young toughs who prowl the New York streets in gangs. Weis gets on the inside of these gangs and exposes their illegal activities, their techniques, their reasons, their girls, and the cops who interact with them.
The much anticipated DVD release will include the feature film as well as never before seen interviews, a 40 page hard cover book featuring brand new liner notes, artwork by Julian Allen, the original "Savage Skulls" article by the late Jon Bradshaw (Esquire Magazine, June 1977), and more.
A reissue of Al Tariq's God Connections is slated for a September 14th street date. If you slept on this one the first time around, don't make the same mistake again. The production (Beatnuts, No I.D., V.I.C.) is incredible and you already know Al Tariq is the man.
Al Tariq - Everybody's Talkin' (Instrumental) -
Al Tariq - Nikki (Vocal) (LP Bonus Track) -
Monday, July 12, 2010
I just had a chance to check out the new Turkish Freakout compilation over the weekend. I definitely got schooled on a whole bunch of tunes I was unfamiliar with. There's some great tracks on it… there's no arguing it makes for an interesting listen. Here's two I'm feeling (the write ups in italics are borrowed from the accompanying liner notes).
Here's the press release that hooked me...
Thursday, July 8, 2010
But seriously, get ready for it-
This documentary ain't nothing new. It's actually from 2004, but I haven't seen it. I need to. I also need a Dermatron pronto. You know, a Dermatron... a theramin played on skin instead of air.