is from Yelawolf’s performance at the G-Shock “Shock the World” event Wednesday. It was decent. Good weekend, to all.
I came across this recently released video today by Lykke Li. Besides being a fan of hers, I was particularly struck by the strong desert imagery in the video. It actually reminded me of some of the locations that I snapped last November in southern NV. I’m not sure if it is nostalgia, or what. But the desert elicits a certain emotional reaction in me that is hard to describe. It is one that I really like.
Anyway, I love the song, and I love the vid. Peep it below
TGIF. I have been waiting for an new album like this to be released for a long time. “Comedown Machine” by The Strokes, is officially released on March 26. But you can currently stream the whole album form Pitchfork advance. I have already listed to the whole thing back to back, at least 3 times. Check it out here.
Nowness ran a really cool piece earlier this month about Rick Rubin. Rubin is one of the original players in Def Jam records during the era of DMC and Beastie Boys. Says Nowness:
The mogul ruminates on living in harmony with nature, the importance of recreating its perfection in art, and the transcendental power of sound before leading us into a guided meditation, a practice he has followed since becoming fascinated with yogis as a teenager. His trademark beard, untouched since he was 23 years old, pays clear homage to their spiritual influence. The story of Rubin’s beginnings at Def Jam Records with Russell Simmons in 1984 from his New York University dorm room has become the stuff of legend. He has since become one of the most influential producers in the history of pop music, producing seminal hip-hop albums by artists such as LL Cool J, Run-D.M.C.
Peep the vid below: