Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Mellow.....That's My Style

So anyone my age would probably know the song that the title of this entry is from. It's one fucking badass song! The image of a Charlie Brown shirt on the DJ for Urban Dance Squad with skaters abound in an empty swimming pool is one of the things I remember clearly. So for those of you who may not know it? Check out the video for "Deeper Shade of Soul".

With that said - and you all are no doubt recovering from dancing in your seats - I have this week's music additions to enrich your lives. Because I know you don't want to hear any more bullshit about the election or how crazy Sarah Palin is (because she is, btw). And if you're depressed about the stock market? Well, this music probably won't help you. As a tip, I think Alaska still has the highest suicide rate in the US. I don't think it's a coincidence that if we elect McCain and Palin, that the effect she has will make that number go up nationwide. Just sayin'. So listen to our music. If it makes you happy and you know it, clap your hands. And do it at the store. I'm sure that would make their employees smile. Or look at you funny. Don't judge me!

Okay, so first up is more music to make you understand I'm getting older. What's sad is I'm only in my early 30's, but no one really knows this band. Siouxsie and the Banshees weren't a band I really discovered until this song came out, but many people know their early '80's hit "Peek-A-Boo". This is the 1990 cut "Kiss Them For Me" and is actually from my own collection. It's a really well done remix of it, and very mellow and also about eight minutes long! Awesome remix, though.

Now, just as a little added extra, here's the video for the original. Believe it or not, I think I have this one on wax somewhere, now that I think of it!

Next up is a remix of Radiohead's "Reckoner" off of their latest album, In Rainbows. It's a remix done by Flying Lotus and is EXTREMELY mellow! There are tons of remixes of this cut out there, as the band has had a bit of a contest - yet again - to remix their tracks. One? It's free stuff they ain't gotta pay for. Smart. Two? Why the hell not? They're also on the lookout for talent, so this is a great idea. With that, below is the Flying Lotus remix!

As always, buy this stuff! Do it! Do it now! Now, just imagine a really shitty Arnie impression while reading that. 'Cause I am. And it's funny. To me.

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