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Sunday, May 26, 2013
Saturday, May 25, 2013
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I learned a bunch of new things recently, friends. Mostly from watching hockey (which is the best way to learn anything, really). In no order of importance :
Sunday, January 27, 2013
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Nerdy Crooner Plays Ladies Man on Latest Release 'Anything In Return'
If you've been on the P&B tip for a quite some time, you may recall my past post on the Chillwave genre, where I searched for some guidance/insight/understanding of exactly what this style of music really was.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Tens of thousands of albums have been released this past year, so P&B are taking on the arduous task of breaking down our very own Top 10 Albums of 2012 List. We'll break down the albums, EPs, and mixtapes, etc, that made for quintessential listening throughout the year. If you don't see something on here that you feel should've made the lists, feel free to leave a comment or send us an email about it!
10) Kid Koala - 12 bit Blues
I've got so much love for Kid Koala, and it goes beyond him being a proud Canadian. Eric San (aka Koala) takes old blues to the next level with a fresh take on some old recordings. As an added bonus, San creatively found a way to turn the CD case into a working mini turntable. Brilliant.
P&B Approved Cuts: 1 bit Blues (10,000 miles), 3 bit Blues, 8 bit Blues (Chicago to LA to NY)
ALL OF THE P&B APPROVED CUTS CAN BE ENJOYED HERE ON RDIO.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
|Cover for Spider-Man #700 (Photo via spidermancrawlspace.com)|
I haven't read Amazing Spider-Man #700 yet, but the crawling was on the wall as the series was leading up to it's final issue. As most of you know (if you don't and care, you can stop reading this post right now), Doctor Octopus has switched bodies with Peter Parker and has been web-slinging around NYC in his place. Pete has been trying to find a way to get his body back as he's fading away in Doc Ock's deteriorating shell. From the rumblings online (and death threats to the Spidey creative team), he does not succeed in getting back to his perpetually youthful body.
I am not impressed by this turn of events at all. I'll save my final judgement until I've leafed through the $8 book. I cannot understand how they could wipe out one of the most iconic characters/alter egos of all time and let a villain take the keys to Spider-Man's body. This is the lowest point of Marvel's "Now" relaunch this year. On the flip side, you can never really die in the Marvel and DC Universes.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
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When I'm with these dudes, I know there's a chance I'll get exposed to some weird-ass, obscure TV series.....past examples include and The Increasing Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret and Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job.
This night was no exception, as this time they introduced me to "Key & Peele" on Comedy Central.
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He hates his nickname.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
The title of this post is taken from a rhyme from the track "Quills" by The Roots, which appeared on their 2002 album Phrenology. It was the first time I'd ever heard the name of Detroit jazz drummer and producer Karriem Riggins.
I knew he was popular within hip hop production circles, but I never really knew much about him.
But I was recently tipped off on this latest record he has released entitled Alone Together, and I gotta say I'm feelin' it immensely!
This album lives right at the cross-section of hip hop and jazz music, and will bring delight to fans of instrumentals and beats. The first comparison I drew was to J Dilla's Donuts album.
What I like about this record is the fact that with 34 tracks in total, you'll always discover a new track that you dig, so it always sounds fresh. This is what you've come to expect from a Stones Throw release.
A super-dope record indeed.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
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Saturday, September 15, 2012
|If this guy can't handle the lockout, there's no hope for the rest of us (photo via toromagazine.com)|