I’ll Be Back, But For Now Just Seckle!

seckle

Still sick. Not like “Avoid work.” sick, cuz I’ve got to pay bills. But really, all I’ve been doing is going to work, take Dare to school, sleep, pick up Dare, go to work. I did slip out today to hit Comic-Con but that’s it. I didn’t think to post anything, so this is just a quick Sample Sunday hit.

I discovered that I have a lot of the records sampled by Massive Attack, one of my favorite groups. Some of the samples I’ve discovered by accident, just listening to albums that I have and never heard or ones that I haven’t listen to in forever. I also recommend going to WhoSampled.com or get the WhoSampled app for your phone or tablet or whatever, because they are pretty much the authority on samples. or just actually look on your album’s, tape’s, or CD’s liner notes if they were recorded after the “Sample Copyright Law” took effect in 1998.

Just a quick note on sampling: I’m pretty much on the fence. If the song being sampled is recognizable or is a prominent element of the song, I think the sampled artist is entitled to a compensation for the sample. That only seems fair. But maybe a standard fee should be applied. I’m not sure what the fee is at this time. That will be for another post after some non-sick research. I’m just not for the fee being some exuberant price to where the small , up and coming underground artist can’t make the song that they originally planned. Take a look at the movies Copyright Criminals, or Sample This to get more information on the art of sampling.

Anyway, here are a few songs from Massive Attack, and the songs they sampled.

Ladies and Gentlemen:

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Blue Lines- Massive Attack

Sampled:

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Sneakin’ In the Back- Tom Scott and the L.A.Express

and

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Rock Creek Park- The Blackbyrds

 

 

 

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Massive Attack- Daydreaming

Sampled:

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Mambo- Wally Badarou

 

 

 

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(Exchange)- Massive Attack

Sampled:

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Summer in the City- Quincy Jones

and

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Our Day Will Come- Isacc Hayes

 

Yes, I was so sick it took me a week to finish the post up.

** Yes, this is the line from My Philosophy, not “just sample”.

***  A seckle is really a pear.

 

 

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This Is Not Recess. Everyone Is Accountable.

Coke and Vaseline

I hate being sick. Fucking hate it. Usually I just power through it; head on into work, keep my head down and grind it out. Last night though, it just wasn’t going to happen. I was just seriously tired all night. Then I get home , take the dogs out, take Dare to school, catch a flat on the way, have the jack slip out from under the car so I can’t jack it back up, wait an hour for road side assistance to show up, drive back home, and…and…not be able to fall asleep. The fuck is that about? Anyway, no post cuz I’m sick.

You ever see Less Than Zero? There’s a scene where Robert Downey Jr.‘s character, Julian, is all coked-up and overdoses and his friends, Clay and Blair, help him dry out. He’s just ultra-restless; flopping around, sweating then has chills, throwing up. That’s what it was this afternoon. Just senseless, agitating insomnia. I’ve never had to kick any drug habits, but insomnia is very familiar. And this was true insomnia. Not that “oh I can’t sleep. Might as well clean the gutters.” kind of insomnia. This was just a feeling of aching, pressure behind the eyes, why is it so fucking bright insomnia, where you don’t want to do anything but the one thing that you can’t do.

So that’s my inspiration for today’s post. Coked-up, rocked-out, insomniac, Iron Man.  What would he want to listen to? And I’m not talking about the first couple of days into it, this is the 4th-5th day, when your heart needs that jolt of ice to keep beating. I’m thinking smooth but still kind of funky. This is, of course, all speculation, and based off of things I’ve read and heard from other people in the know. Remember kids: 


So I’m going straight Trip-Hop. Kind of slowed up, underwater, smacked out beats. Perfect thing for when your sick, hung over or possibly overdosing.

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

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Karmacoma (Ventom Dub Special) Massive Attack

 

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Backward Sucking (Heat Miser)- Massive Attack Vs Mad Professor

 

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Numb- Portishead

 

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Plastic- Portishead

 

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Ghetto Youth- Tricky

 

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