A year of this? A full year. It’s been fun, despite whatever bitching I’ve done on here. The blog first started of as a way to introduce my son to older music. To show where a lot of the samples come from. But now it’s morphed into music I like, that I buy. It still has a lot of sampled heavy tunes, but that’s mostly by coincidence. Now I’m just laying down a really big and public playlist for iTunes.
I’m going to make a few changes to the game, mainly in music medium. I might use music directly from CDs on days when I feel like shit. It just makes things easier, but it will still be primarily from albums. Hell, I might throw some stuff in from tapes if the needs be. One thing I won’t use is a song that I’ve downloaded. That’s just lazy. Who doesn’t have an awesome set of mp3s?
Anyway, I’ve been watching this series on you tube, Radio Vinyle, where they let artist inside this huge vault of music, and let them pick out albums that they want to hear or are important to them. (Check out the episode with Madlib. I swear that the chick interviewing him is high as hell.) After watching a few episodes, I realized that I had some of the albums they were playing. So, I’ve picked a few songs inspired by the series. Mostly a free jazz vibe, but they are pretty mild. You can have a 1 song on a side for free jazz, so these are a palatable length.
Ladies and Gentlemen:
Countdown- John Coltrane
What Reason Could l Give- Ornette Coleman
Come On Feet- Melvin Van Peebles
Chinese Rock- The Revolutionary Ensemble