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Times Are A-Changin’

“Come gather ’round people Wherever you roam And admit that the waters Around you have grown And accept it that soon You’ll be drenched to the bone. If your time to you Is worth savin’ Then you better start swimmin’ Or you’ll sink like a stone For the times they are a-changin’.”
Bob Dylan
Published on March 27, 2011
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SOTD #58: Walking in the Rain

Wax – Walking in the Rain (feat. Dumbfoundead)

I’ve been listening to a lot of Dumbfoundead recently. After seeing his rap battles on Youtube I began to identify with his laid back style, which was the counterpart to a gaggle of rappers talking and acting tough. Him and DJ Zo are tied at the hip these days, making music and doing shows together everywhere. They’re making great music and it’s inspiring.

Published on March 26, 2011
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Song of the Day #57: Mann’s Fate

Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady (Hot Tuna) – Mann’s Fate

I didn’t know of Hot Tuna until a few years ago when my Dad mentioned in them in passing. Turns out, they’re great. They’re also super hippies (check out Jack Cassady). Great music though, especially Jorma on the acoustic. That’s some mean finger pickin’.

Published on March 18, 2011
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Song of the Day #56: 6 Foot 7 Foot

Lil Wayne (ft. Cory Gunz) – 6 Foot 7 Foot

To me, this is one of those rare tracks that has commercial appeal as well as artistic integrity in mainstream hip hop (Kanye’s recent album was like this, also). What makes this special is that the format of the song is so unconventional – instead of alternating between rap verses and sing-along choruses, the entire thing is rapping. The beat is by Bangladesh.

“Real G’s move in silence like lasagna” – Has to be the best Lil Wayne line I’ve heard.

My only criticism is that I don’t like Cory Gunz at all. The track would be better off ending with Wayne’s verses.

Published on March 14, 2011