Your Weekly Weekend Music Mix | 8/22/14 [MUSIC NEWS]

KILLER COVER: TORI AMOS COVERING THE CURE

Tori Amos covering “Picture of You”. I would totally buy a cover album by Tori Amos. I want a studio recording of this song. So bad. Spine tingles.

 

FAVORITE INSTAGRAM POST OF THE WEEK

From fellow concert photograph @GetTiny‘s Instagram feed, a #TBT to when Action Bronson at a chicken wing during a performance in Brooklyn. So awesome. HAHAHA.

 

THE BEST ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE VIDEO

It seems that whatever the Foo Fighters do, they do it really well. Even ALS ice bucket challenge videos. This was seriously awesome. Funny for a good cause. Can’t wait for their new album to come out this year.

 

OKAY, OKAY, OLKAY … THIS MADE ME “HAPPY”

I was over Pharrell’s “Happy” the 239,478 time I heard in on the radio … but this video made me smile.

SONG OF THE WEEK

With the civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, Lauryn Hill posted a demo track she recorded about a year ago. This is music that makes a difference. The fact that she uses the melody of the Sound Of Music’s “My Favorite Things”. This track is genius. You should take a listen. Major props to Lauryn Hill.

 

MUSIC NEWS/STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT

Shelby Lynne Signs with Rounder Records. Congrats, Shelby! If you’re a fan, check out some of the pics I snapped at her KCRW Country In The City KCRW Country In The City concert.

Pitchfork magazine published a list of “The 100 Best Albums of the Decade So Far”. It’s not a bad list. Of the 100, I have 24 of the album. The one’s that I was really happy to see on their list were Killer Mike “R.A.P. Music”, Majical Clouz “Impersonator”, Japandroids “Celebration Rock”, The War On Drugs’ “Lost In The Dream”. These albums are so good, I got them all on vinyl.

Louis Vuitton to Invest $80 Million in K-Pop Culture Factory YG Entertainment. Does this mean I need to force myself to like K-Pop? I’m Korean … but, what?!?!?!

THE MUSIC VAULT

A 14 year old, Stevie Wonder, performing “Fingertips”. So dope.

Happy Bday, DJ Quik!

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 that can help us all ball
or you can say things that make it bad for us all
fix the problem the only way is come to the source
don’t be a Trojan Horse help us change the course
everybody knows that it’s bad in the ‘hood
so check what you rappin’ about if it ain’t to the good
I did my part a long time ago I changed my views
ain’t no gang bangin’ & slangin’ just hangin’ with trues
give it up to my Creator & that you can quote
but mothafuckas still see me as a scapegoat
yeah like that night when Biggie died at Quincy Jones spot
like 400 other people yeah I heard some shots
broke away with the crowd nervous obviously
& the mothafuckas blamed it on me
What the hell!?!