Friday, January 29, 2010

Be the cool washcloth to my fevered head

Hi, do you know Conor Oberst? Of course you do. You first knew him as Bright Eyes. What, I don't know if you liked Bright Eyes; you never told me. I can't keep track of everything you say you liked. I'm just here to share, baby. Sometimes I don't even remember what I wrote last month. (Which wasn't much, actually, so I guess I have an excuse there.)

He did a little bit of this before Bright Eyes and a little bit of that after Bright Eyes, eventually calling himself and his backing band Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band... oh, and somewhere squished in there he also participated in a lil side diddy called Monsters of Folk. .

Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band was on the OutsideLands lineup, and I don't know why we skipped their show while we were there. Maybe you can scan through our podcasts and find out. They played festivals and concerts all over. I wish we had caught a performance last year. I am really loving this second album, Outer South.

Board up the windows, unplug the phone
Make it look like nobody's home
Well, I'm real scared so prepare for the worst


Don't get scared away if I compare this song to the Arcade Fire. You may not like AF but everyone with taste loves them, so shush it. There are so many strong tracks on this album but this is one of my favorites. Check out "Big Black Nothing":


Download Conor Oberst - Big Black Nothing

But don't even think for one second that this song represents the rest of the sounds on this album. A fun love song that I enjoy every time it comes on is "Air Mattress", which reminds me of surf songs of the 60's, teen pop songs of the 80's, and you know what? It makes me think of Stealers Wheel in the 70's and surely someone who laid it on that electronic keyboard in the 90's as well.


Download Conor Oberst - Air Mattress

I've got a ton more tracks I would love to share with you off this album, for one reason or another. Lyrics are great on this one. The mood is just right on that one. Or any other excuses to use the words this and that just one more time on this blog post. Or I could bogart this post altogether and dedicate a song to Mookie.

Sitting on a plane chewing Nicorette
Paradise lost, haven't found it yet
Will you talk me down if I get upset?
Be the cool washcloth to my fevered head

Because I don't wanna dream if it won't come true
I don't wanna dream if it don't come true
If there's somethin' in me then I guess it's in you
If there's somethin' in me then I know it's in you



Download Conor Oberst - Nikorette

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Reppin' The Old School


So I was out at a Haiti benefit Sunday night pretty randomly. Fun was had. Don't believe me? Check out the picture of me looking like a complete ass. George actually submitted it to This Is Photo Bomb, so I assume there's a bit of teh funnay involved.

Anyhow, there were a slew of DJs involved in this benefit. The next to last one I remember was playing a ton of old school - or as some call it, the Golden Age - hip-hop. So today's post is going to be filled with happy thoughts of old school stuff.

One of the forgotten groups from back when is Ed O.G. and Da Bulldogs. They're originally from up my way, in Boston. Roxbury, to be exact. Also the home of someone else later in this post. You'll have to keep reading to find out who, though. Anyhow, the first album, Life of a Kid in the Ghetto, produced two notable singles: "Bug-A-Boo" and "I Got To Have It". The latter is what I'm sharing here. A great bootleg remix of this was released by Peaches Music on their Jager Bomb EP.


Download Ed O.G. and Da Bulldogs - I Got To Have It

Another track, albeit a few years older, is by the Marley Marl Allstars. This one features a bunch of old school guys. Masta Ace, Craig G, Kool G Rap, as well as Big Daddy Kane. Not a bad collection, eh? Well together, they release one of the seminal hits of the late '80's in "The Symphony Part 1". Part 2? Forgettable. So Part 1 is what I bring you.


Download Marley Marl Allstars - The Symphony Part 1

Next is probably the strangest man in hip-hop history. Well, at least when he was still part of the Ultramagnetic MCs. The man is Kool Keith, and some may recognize him from Dr. Octagon fame. Well, this track, I remember watching the music video and seeing Kool Keith in a straitjacket, and if I remember right? What looked like a bird cage on his head. Just fucking weird. Well, the mix in the video was the East Coast mix. The album version of this track doesn't come close to this one. So enjoy!


Download Ultramagnetic MCs - Poppa Large (East Coast Video mix)



And the last one for today? Is the other Roxbury native I spoke of. His name in the hip-hop world is none other than Guru. While there may be better overall cuts by Gang Starr, this one is one of my personal favorites. Off of the album Daily Operation, this track shows the immense talents of DJ Premier, also. "Take It Personal" is a cut that simply talks of the world of betrayal, and I'm sure more than a few out there can relate to some degree with this song.


Download Gang Starr - Take It Personal

Yes. Support capitalism, too. If you don't, you're a communist sympathizer. I'll go resurrect Joseph McCarthy. And we'll come find you. Commie pig.

Monday, January 25, 2010

In the meantime...


The Little One let the cat out of the bag so to speak...but I have been dying to tell you about Blakroc. This little band from Ohio called The Black Keys is made up of two dudes named Dan Auerbach and Pat Carney. They love hip hop, the blues, and make some of the most interesting rock music I have heard.

Damon Dash, co-founder of Roc-A-Fella records, happens to be a fan of The Black Keys. Well he is now. He was a little late to the party. Here is how he explains how he became a fan:

My assistants, who are now actually A&Rs, were going to a Black Keys concert for their birthday and I wasn’t invited,” he explained. “Usually on their birthdays we all do it together and the reason why I wasn’t invited was because the concert was sold out. And I had never heard of The Black Keys and I was like y’all still gonna go without me. And they was like ‘Yo it’s The Black Keys.” So I was like, lemme hear this group. So I start listening to them and they actually became my favorite group.


He made a call to the band about being interested in working with them. An awesome studio in Williamsburg was booked and the band recorded 8 instrumentals in 2 days.. Dash calls some big time rap star homies. RZA, Mos Def, Raekwon, Ludacris, Q-Tip, Billy Danze...The BlakRoc project now is inexorably in motion.

After my brother makes me a copy of the CD to check out, I immediately load it into iTunes. I had been anxious to learn about this project I had heard so much about. Then I listened to it again.

Then I frantically scour the internet. I need more.

I find the official site for the project.

I watched every video off blakroc.com that documents the 11 days it took to bring this project to fruition. On these videos you can see all these amazing artists coming in fresh, never hearing the tracks that the Keys had put together, and dropping rhymes.

Watching RZA get on the fucking guitar and start working a rhythm. The man commands the room and everyones attention. It's really amazing. His execution on the mic is just explosive. Even Dan and Pat make mention of the collab with RZA saying that, even with a guitar in his hand...what comes out of him is that Wu-Tang sound. "The music is so deep in him. It’s like whatever instrument he’s using it’s like his sound coming out." If you watch the video, you can see it looks a little awkward at first. Like, "RZA wants to play a guitar? /sigh ok...bass or guitar?" Then they realize it's gonna be ok. No, it's legit for sure.

Joel Hamilton co-produced this album with The Black Keys. It's his studio that you see in all the videos I mentioned above. You will catch Joe in a few of the videos. Here is what he says about the RZA collaboration:

I would say when RZA said my name at the beginning of this track “Oh man Joel” and then he goes into his first verse and it’s like I thought something was wrong and fucked up and I turned around in time to just see him rock the control room. Everybody on the couch, everybody standing around, felt it in the room at that point. He’s doing it like that while there’s people like Billy Danze, Pharoah Monch and all these guys are around and that hadn’t happened for a long time.



Download Blakroc - Dollaz & Sense



The entire album is great. I hear they are already working on a new album. I'm so stoked.

Friday, January 22, 2010

There's some thieving going on

Mookie and I went to the library on Sunday. Mookie was thinking about looking up some music production books, but ended up awed at the CD collection. He checked out 7 CDs. And 2 DVDs. And we each grabbed a few books.

All of these items ended up being somehow related to each other. I abandoned "1984" by George Orwell at about page 80 (I was in between books and had to grab something) in order to start reading Chuck Klosterman's first attempt at fiction, "Downtown Owl." Turns out, it's set over the winter of 83/84, and the high school lit teacher assigns all his classes the book... What do you think... "1984." I loved "Downtown Owl". I could have finished it on Wednesday, but I saved the final few pages for the next day. I digress. It was odd, though, that I was reading a compelling story about many different people in a small town who will have one possibly tragic circumstance affect them all, while Mookie is just about to finish "Under The Dome" by Stephen King which is kind of about the same thing.



Wait, there's more. There were a lot of great music finds in that stack of CDs Mookie grabbed. I had never heard of The Black Keys before. Mookie made a nighttime listening playlist which included The Black Keys, The Black Ghosts, The Black Crowes, and a few other interesting albums.

There's another coincidence for you already, however, there is one more. One of these artists, although I couldn't tell you which one since I was listening in my sleep, kept mentioning Hunter S Thompson in one of their songs, and believe it or not we also checked out "Where The Buffalo Roam", a movie about...who do you think.




Take a listen to this bluesy rock sound and heartbreaking guitar...


Download The Black Keys - Same Old Thing

The Black Keys is a duo from Ohio who have been putting out albums since 2002. In their basement. The latest Keys album, Attack and Release, was released in 2008 after being contacted by Brian Burton write a few songs on an album he was developing. Who is Brian Burton? None other than DJ Danger Mouse. Uhhhhh... The Grey Album??? Heard of it? Anyway, despite still recording the album in Ohio, Danger Mouse produced the record. It's a beautiful sound. You've got to pick it up.

And if you're interested in what happened when The Black Keys continued to delve in to the world of hip hop, I do believe Mookie is working on a post to introduce you to Blakroc. Yup. Dig it.

Attack and Release is one album you do NOT want to be caught without in 2010. Check out The Black Keys. Seriously. You will be so glad.








Wednesday, January 20, 2010

From Electro to Electro


Well, today is more on the guy who is sometimes taking the moniker of the Thin White Duke. It's Les Rythmes Digitales. I thought of it when I was listening to the On The Floor At The Boutique by Lo-Fidelity Allstars. I have had that album since it came out back in '98 (or at least that's when I first laid eyes on it) and I still crack it out every so often. Hell, those of you who dig through our blog posts will find the Jackson and His Computer Band track "Makin' It Happen" on here. That's thanks to that same CD!

Well, LRD seminal hit "(Hey You) What's That Sound?" is on this disc, too. It made me wonder what else he's been up to and I have to say I found a couple of tracks that I had forgotten about! Now, I can't stand the group Justice. Sorry. They're chodes. I mean, there was that whole deal where they basically faked their live set. Although that could be doubtful, too. I mean, if you and I drank too much or sniffed a tad more than needed? We'd probably look like the picture below, also. I can see his reaction now: "Wait. It wasn't plugged in? Well. We still brought it proper."

Anyhow, LRD did a remix of Justice's "D.A.N.C.E." that's not all too shabby. And I fucking loathe the original. Whenever I hear the original? It makes me get in my car, drive to a local SPCA, walk up and down the halls of cages, pick the cutest puppy of the bunch, and kick it. Not really. And if you got offended by that? Shut the fuck up. I hear the low price guarantee at Wal-Mart does in fact cover a sense of humor, too. Here's the track.


Download Justice - D.A.N.C.E. (Les Rythmes Digitales remix)

Well, the man also did what I consider to be a great remix of Cassius' "Feeling For You". Much more housey and happy, and I could easily drop this in a DJ set. If I played any more, that is. So you get to drop it in your set instead. YAAAY!


Download Cassius - Feeling For You (Les Rythmes Digitales Dreamix edit)

Lastly is a remix of "Jacques Your Body (Make Me Sweat)", but this is the Switch remix. When Switch was still any good. Ugh. They split in two, and next thing you know, Switch turns to shit. Sorry, but Switch hasn't really made anything half-decent in the last two years. It's depressing, but I guess that sound can only go so far. Well, this is a remix I personally adore. So have at it and enjoy.


Download Les Rythmes Digitales - Jacques Your Body (Make Me Sweat) (Switch remix)

Now go buy this stuff. I have illegitimate children to feed.

Monday, January 18, 2010

fantabulous


Howie Weinberg is a fantabulous motherfucker. That's what Dimebag Darrell of Pantera told me. Well not me directly...

But more about Howie in a few...

I was getting an early listen to the new album Transference, set to be released January 19, 2010 by Austin, Texas band Spoon. I was really feeling the album and decided to do a little research and see what I could come up with for a post. You see, I just didn't know much about Spoon, and wanted to familiarize myself with them if I was going to write a post about them for you.

I was surprised with all the things I learned. For example how the band is loved for it's music as well as its perseverence in the face of major label abandonment.

In 1996 the band released it's first full length release Telephono. It was loved by fans and critics alike. Then these Indie heavyweights get courted by the label Elektra Records.

By 1998, Spoon's Elektra debut is brought out into the world to hear. A Series of Sneaks was also well received by fans and critics, and was considered a big creative leap for the band. Sadly, this album did not sell fast enough for Elektra, and the band was dropped from the label. Four months after the album release date.

Fascinating information right? Yup. But I want to tell you about Howie Weinberg.

But discovering that the band was using Mr. Weinberg to master the album, I thought that was something special.



Mastering always used to sound like a cakewalk of a position. You just make it sound better and coherent. How hard could that be? It's hard. I got into some mastering work before, and it's painstaking work. Also coupled with the pressure that you are the last person to lay hands on the music, a lot of blame can get dropped on your head.

Howie Weinberg is the best in the buisness. I think you can tell on Transference how well that album moves from track to track and how great each indivudual track sounds. With a resume that looks like a selection of all my favorite albums and artists (Nevermind, The Mars Volta, Public Enemy, Muse, Modest Mouse, 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of..., Licensed To Ill) it's probably not a bad guess that the bands and albums he works on will come out platinum on the other side.

Just like Transference will. At least I think it will. If you do your part...

EDITOR'S NOTE: All right...The Web Sheriff and the bands label have asked us to take this one down. You can stream the whole album here. It really is a good album. Go pick it up. -mookie

Friday, January 15, 2010

They'll remember me for my youth

"I mean, where do people go to find music these days?"

The same place we go to find everything else. The interwebs. That's why we bring you this blog. Or I suppose you could use Pandora. But don't make me rant about Pandora again. I know, I know. Everyone thinks it's the greatest thing since sliced almonds. Or sliced potatoes. Or whatever you all used to say. I admit I may have been a bit alarmist with these comments, but I was trying to prove a point. Can I get a hallelujah from anyone else out there who just can't seem to get HERRRD! (That's "Heard", with an urban accent. Hey, just trying to help.)

Back to the topic at hand. I have your new music for you. This band has been around for a few years but until last summer has only released lil' limited edition singles and such. Their first album, Reservoir, was recorded in the U.S. by the London-based band Fanfarlo, led by Swedish musician Simon Balthazar. The music throughout this entire album is just delightful. I mean delightful. You can clearly hear the use of mandolin, glockenspiel, and the host of other captivating instruments in the band's repertoire. In fact, the already-created instruments just weren't enough to round out the sounds that you hear. Musician Mark West created this tool which would create a magnetic square wave current which can be heard through the guitar when held near the guitar pickups.

He began calling it the Fanfarlophone after using it with Fanfarlo. He's no longer with the band; however, between the saw, the 30 acoustic guitars, trumpet, accordion, saxophone, clarinet... Whew! A beautiful, beautiful sound is put forth.

One of the slower, but more beautiful tracks on this album is #8, "If It Is Growing." Check it out below.


Download Fanfarlo - If It Is Growing

That if you built this to look just like you
Then here’s the irony
No one will know
If it’s tomorrow or today that you go


One of the fascinating things about Reservoir is how very dark the lyrics are, even though they are delivered in such an undisturbing way. You can use this music for whichever mood suits you. The other interesting aspect is the origin of the band's name. The inspiration comes from the 19th Century poet Charles Baudelaire's novella "La Fanfarlo", a complex story using irony and allegory and basically, just one of the better names that stood out while Balthazar found himself reading a lot of French symbolists.

Take a listen to the opening track, "I'm A Pilot," and if you can decipher the lyrics (Or if not, feel free to visit the lyrics page of their website), see if you can decide who Balthazar was channeling when he wrote it. You may be right.


Download Fanfarlo - If It Is Growing

Buy this album. It might be the best thing that happened to 2009. Make it be the best thing that starts off your amazing 2010.


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

BRINGING TEH EPIC!!!!


Yes. Bringing you epic shit here. Most anyone that hasn't lived under a rock the last few years could tell you who the Yeah Yeah Yeahs are. Hell, I wrote about their track "Zero" a few months back. Loved it. But there's nothing like their first album Fever To Tell. Beginning to end, the thing is awesome encapsulated onto a CD. If you disagree, you're a terrorist. And have kittens. Fact. Now shut your mouth hole.

Anyhow, I ran across this remix of their song "Maps", and I think I had a seizure. It was that good to me. There will be naysayers that hate on dance music, and that's fine. I don't like your hairdo, either. Really? You paid someone to distort your physical appearance under the impression it was cool to have your hair with 8 inch long bangs? C'mon. If you do that, who can see you sulk at an indie-rock show! Wait. That's actually a good thing. Never mind.

Anyhow, this remix of "Maps" is epic. And again. If you dislike? Well, I guess we have different definitions of the term. By the way, I heart sarcasm. It's pretty awesome. Anyhow, this dude Elite Force did this remix, and you all really need to listen to this remix. I love this. It takes just enough from the original to work as an excellent remix. Which is the point of what a remix should be. Seriously, go take a listen.


Download The Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps (Elite Force Re-Fix)


Download The Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps

And go buy stuff. Or I schedule a debate at your house between Dan Quayle and Ashley Simpson. I mean it.

Monday, January 11, 2010

PS: Evil will always prevail.


Henry Rollins (born February 13, 1961 as Henry Lawrence Garfield) is an American singer-songwriter, spoken word artist, writer, publisher, actor, radio DJ, and activist...and on and on...He's even a movie actor! The guy is a workaholic.

I didn't speak to anyone today. Not one phone call, nothing. I only saw a few people in traffic and
a woman who pulled over across the street from where I live get out and vomit on the ground. I heard her talking to someone else in the car. She sounded pretty drunk. I don't wonder why I don't get lonely. I like hearing that alligators are eating people. It gives me hope.

--Henry Rollins

It's weird to me that I am quoting Henry Rollins in two of my back to back posts. I am a fan of Mr. Rollins, just never thought I would get to writing about him. Honestly, I keep seeing the book A Dull Roar: What I Did on My Summer Deracination on my desk while I sit with my head in my hands trying to think of what to write.

Now that I have decided to write about Henry Rollins I can finally just make this thing happen. This won't be tough for me. I like Black Flag and Rollins Band and I loved his show on IFC. After watching his IFC shows, I discovered that this guy is also someone with ideals and opinions that are not so far off from my own. I began reading his blogs and then I picked up one of his books at my local music store. After I finished reading A Dull Roar, I asked my friend Juan if he would be interested in reading it. He loves music, we work on music together, we share a lot of books. He said "Hell yes!" And then he went on and on about the man's music and how much he loved it. Especially "Liar" (probably everyone's favorite) off the album Weight.

The Little One even knows the lyrics to Liar! (She's singing it behind me while I play it for some blog posting inspiration. I shouldn't be surprised. She is probably a bigger fan than I am. In fact, her nagging me to take her to one of his shows may have been what got us together.)

I don't know why I feel the need to lie and cause you so much pain
Maybe it's something inside, maybe it's something I can't explain
'cause all I do is mess you up and lie to you

I'm a liar, ooh, I'm a liar

But if you'll give me another chance I swear I'll never lie to you again
'cause now I see the destructive power of a lie,
They're stronger than truth



Download Rollins Band - Liar

If you like Liar, and you like your punk music hard and loud, I also suggest you look into the album Nice. This album has a sound that I like a lot. I discovered a lot of it has to do with the new backing band. The lineup from 1994's Weight had begun to fall apart in 1998. Henry was producing a album for Mother Superior, and invited them to form a new incarnation of Rollins Band. Nice is the result of this new synergy.

I really like track 5. "What's The Matter Man?"


Download Rollins Band - What's The Matter Man

Don't just grab the one track though, as really the whole album is a punk rock machine.



Please check out this man's movies, music, and books. I know, for one, that I will be buying A Preferred Blur: Reflections, Inspections, and Travel in All Directions ASAP...



BTW...trip out on a few selections of the many movies Henry Rollins as appeared in:

Friday, January 8, 2010

Hear This, Not That

We are in a new decade. And we are tumbling ever so quickly toward Idiocracy. Oh, trust me. We are. Somehow McDonald's is showing a larger effort to inform the consumer about nutrition while the consumer is just choosing to go down the street for a Baconator or a Quad Stack instead. And when Suzie Consumer wants something "healthy", she picks up a Nutri Grain bar. Because she doesn't care about the ingredients, just the fancy packaging.

And advertising.

And sex appeal.

Commence Idiocracy.

OK, turn into fat, retarded pigs who know that electrolytes are supposed to be good for you for all I care. Don't pick up your copy of Eat This Not That to start a decade of knowing what the hell you are putting into your body.

But don't listen to garbage. I'm here to guide you. Maybe we can keep from falling down the slippery slope into dystopia, one song at a time.

Hot Topic and AP are going to be parading this horrible band around the country this winter and spring. Don't fall for it! You will immediately lose IQ points. There are other choices.

Between you and I
I still keep your pictures underneath my bed
Where she gives herself to me


"What's the difference between them and Fall Out Boy," Mookie asks. I don't know why he doesn't see it. I thought he liked Fall Out Boy. Well anyway. Everything on this last album has been done before. You want a campy, feel-good anthem? Hawk Nelson is a good place to find it. You want a crafty, I-Miss-You or I'm-Better-Off-Without-You snarkfest? It's the F-O-B.

I'm not going to bother assessing for you the new album or any past ones. It's 2010. Use your taste wisely. Oh, so why am I using old songs to compare to these? Because my point is that Every Avenue never even needed to form as a band.

So how you like them apples?


Hear This, Not That:

This:

Download Fall Out Boy - Tell That Mick He Just Made My List Of Things To Do Today

Not:

Download Every Avenue - Take A Step Back

This:

Download Hawk Nelson - California

Not:

Download Every Avenue - Chasing The Night


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Spektor spectacle!


Okay, so I get an email from these cats in NYC to say they've finished a remix of Regina Spektor's "Folding Chair" off of her latest album, Far. The folks in question are (Pretty) Girls & Lasers, and today, they'll be debuting the remix at a party down in the East Village at Arlo and Esme. Below is a map.


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Well, this had me digging around for some other works of Spektor's that have popped up. Surprisingly few I could find, however! I did find a couple of nice remixes of "Fidelity", which I'll be featuring here. Perhaps the PG&L folks will even be privy to comment after their party about their new remix for you all!

This first remix is gritty, subdued, and overall just a different mood from the original, which is why it works so well. The man behind it is Manhattan based DJ Blockhead. Good work behind this mix.


Download Regina Spektor - Fidelity (Blockhead remix)

Next up is just a gorgeous piece of work by DJ Morgan Page. I have to say, I do remember Morgan from here in Boston, and it's good to see this kid getting some acclaim for all the hard work he's put into it! This is his unreleased remix of "Fidelity" and again, it's an absolutely wonderful piece or remix work.


Download Regina Spektor - Fidelity (Morgan Page Unreleased remix)

And lastly? Who could forget the original? It helped launch her career to a much bigger level, and despite the pop nature of it? Is a great track.


Download Regina Spektor - Fidelity

Yep. Buy stuff. Or you will not get laid this year. At all. Hell, that'd scare me into buying stuff!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Think I'll buy me a football team


With a new year comes resolutions.

The history of making New Year’s resolution began with the Babylonians approximately 4,000 years ago. The Babylonians New Year’s Day was March 23rd which was a logical time because spring begins and crops are planted.

We can thank Julius Caesar for the fact that we celebrate the new year on January first. Julius Caesar choose January 1 to honor Janus, the two-faced god who looks backwards into the old year and forward into the new.

Still, it was the Babylonians that gives us the idea to make resolutions. They made resolution’s to the gods to get favor. Then if a resolution is broken it was considered bad luck. One had to give great thought to a resolution to be better, yet one they would have a good chance at keeping

Like quitting smoking for New Years is just asking for failure.


Download The Mother Hips - Smoke

The Mother Hips are a Country tinged rock band from San Francisco. This song come off the album Green Hills Of Earth, the title of the album was taken from a sci-fi book by author Robert Anson Heinlein.


You might have once had a resolution to lose weight. It's a great idea, but 12 months is a long time to keep those pounds off. I mean, you gotta exercise AND watch what you eat! That's tough!


Download Cage - Fat Kids Need An Anthem




Chris Palko, better known by his stage name Cage, is an American rapper from New York City. He has released three studio albums and two extended plays. Cage is also the founder of the underground hip-hop supergroup called the Weathermen.


Of course, a common resolution for 2010 will be to save some money, With the year of the Great Recession behind us (so they say) it might make more sense to save more than we have in the past.

“The blues is losing someone you love and not having enough money to immerse yourself in drink."

-Henry Rollins


Download The Flaming Lips and Stardeath and White Dwarfs With Henry Rollins and Peaches Doing The Dark Side of the Moon - Money


This is probably my favorite album of 2009. The Flaming Lips and Stardeath and White Dwarfs With Henry Rollins and Peaches Doing The Dark Side of the Moon was a creative rethinking of Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of the Moon.

I am just so enamored by all these people collaborating on this one project. It's an epic thing and it turned out great.

We here at inALLcaps hope that your 2010 is super great and fantastic. That all your wishes come true. That milk and honey rain down on you from the heavens. We hope you quit smoking, lose weight, and save tons of money. Just be sure that you spend some money on these awesome CDs below.