Wednesday, April 26, 2006

I'll write something about Kabul in the...eh...nevermind.

I’ve never really been tempted to start a myspace site. It’s bad enough that I’ve entered the realm of bloggers, but myspace is a whole new low (unless, of course, you’re just trying to get some). But they have those band sites, such as BTS’s, and more importantly you can stream music.

This is only now pertinent cause I found a theme song. And this is only relevant cause I’m name-dropping another new album. I finally got around to downloading the new Madlib album. I know, I know, it’s a shameful fact. I mean, the dude named a pseudonym after me, and I don’t have enough gratitude to buy each and every thing he puts out (and dude has diarrhea of the DAT) as soon as he puts it out. Add to that the fact that he’s pure genius, and the best beat maker (I mean, konducta, beat konducta) on the face of the earth. The best.

So...too little too late, but, he’s released a new album, ‘Beat Konducta Vol. 1-2: Movie Scenes’. More importantly, he’s dropped the track "Electric Company (Voltage-Watts)" (warning, that’s the iTunes link). The deep ‘electric hum’ that serves as a bass line, the clicking train track beat that evokes a meter switches deep in the generator, the interspersed warning chime/bell, and the monotone 50’s ‘electric company’ voice sample...all that, make for a perfect soundtrack to the current work.

It’s not even the best track on the album.

P.S. There is even a track with cowbell on it! Come on everyone, all together now: I need more...

14 comments:

NegativeMode said...

Maybe this blog would be more appropriately titled "IDon'tKnowWhatTheHellAnyOfThisCrappyMusicIsMode", no?

Just a suggestion.

Q. A. Shah said...

Better yet would be "SomewhatObscure(ButNotTooObscureOrIWouldntKnowAboutIt)PretentiousIndieHipsterNameDroppingMode"

No?

homeinkabul said...

I'm with negativemode. Heh.

NegativeMode said...

I suppose that's okay, but you know what I say: Give me some Kelly Clarkson and some Camp Lo and I'm good to go. What more could you ask for, really?

Q. A. Shah said...

Nmode,
It's true, i don't need much more than 'since you've been gone', really.

HIK,
You love KC as much as Nmode and me???

Vasco Pyjama said...

But oh, you are beautiful, dammit. So beautiful...

Happy now, ya bastard?

Yeah yeah, delete this is you want.

Q. A. Shah said...

Happy? I'm just gonna guess that the joke wasn't apparent. Cultural differences I guess. Sarcasm, once again, not being understood.

Shannon said...

I like myspace because it makes me feel like I'm too cool to be popular and too popular to be cool, in other words like a total poseur depending on your perspective.

Hey, whatever happened to Ashlee Simpson?

Q. A. Shah said...

So you have a myspace site? What are you in HS still? Us who run real blogs w/ comments about Kelly Clarkson are so above those juvenile myspace folks.

And yeah 'Pieces of Me' is such a good song. One of my dear friends would regularly serenade me w/ that...i'm sorry, ahem, OUR...song...oh I miss home...

homeinkabul said...

I love that ashlee simpson song...oh wait, you guys are joking, aren't you?

dammit

Q. A. Shah said...

Painful Confession Follows:

1) I saved the voice-mail of my friend serenading me w/ Pieces.

2) This past December, I made my "Summer In Kabul" mix, it included: 2 versions of "Since U Been Gone", "1 Thing", "One and Only", Mariah's "Goin' Crazy", Bedingfields "These Words", Furtado's "Hey Man" (still love that song), "Tooken Back", and ended with "Pieces of Me"...

Whew, nice to get that off my chest. Now back to indie rock, and 'underground' hip-hop.

homeinkabul said...

that makes me really happy. You will be ashamed for a while, in fact, you should be. but the confession is cathartic, no?

Q. A. Shah said...

It was cathartic, but honestly, I'm not that ashamed...everyone of those songs is damn good.

homeinkabul said...

Hey

http://creativecommons.org/about/licenses/index_html