“Welcome to the craziest fucking night of your entire fucking life,” Dave Grohl shouted to his fans as the Foo Fighters took the rotating circular stage in the middle of The Forum. And just like that … on a cold, rainy Southern California evening in January … the sold out crowd of 17,000 fans were treated to what may very well be the one … Read More Foo Fighters | Dave’s Super Fucking Rad Rock & Roll Club | The Forum | 1/10/15 [Review and Photos]
On this day, February 21, 1933, Eunice Kathleen Waymon, better known as Nina Simone, was born. Below are videos of her performing live some of my favorite songs from her catalog. 1. “Black is the Colour (Of My True Love’s Hair)” 2. “I Loves You, Porgy” 3. “Backlash Blues” (Written by Langston Hughes) 4. “I Put A Spell On You” I was able to find a recording … Read More In Memoriam | Nina Simone | 1933-2003
This is one of my favorite DJ Quik singles. Quik can write and spit lyrics with the best of them. He’s also a bad-ass producer. Here are the lyrics to my favorite verse of DJ Quik’s “You’z A Ganxta”: See some don’t realize the power of lyrics ’cause when you rap about death you talkin’ to spirits You see you can say the things … Read More Happy Bday, DJ Quik!
Today, January 15th, is Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. He was an prominent leader in the Civil Rights Movement and is probably “best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience” (quoted from Wikipedia’s entry on Dr. King). But even before the activism in the 50s and 60s, there were other forms of non-violent civil rights activism … Read More Music That Means Something