Remember, remember the 5th of November, ok so it's the 6th but here are some right fireworks for y'all to enjoy. Let us know if you have any for us!!
Old Pa's Corner:-
10ft Ganja Plant - My Roots feat Sylford Walker (2011)
I just felt like a nice bit of Reggae. Some days you just feel like that. You know what I mean, you wake up with a bit of a head and you are maybe just a pace or so, too slow. I had a search around and the name 10 Ft Ganja Plant sort of stood out! What sort of name is that? Is it a joke or something? I bet they are rubbish. Anyway, I gave it a go and wow! This really hit first time and was even better the second. This is good Reggae. It is as good as 'modern' reggae gets (what do I know) but its what I needed today. I hope it gives you a lift too and even better, a natural high.
I had to get that in. Sorry!
|Down to earth|
If you like it, check dis, Burning Spear's - My Roots, similar vibe and even better
Burning Spear - 'My Roots'
Thomas Dolby- Spice Train (2011)
My ears pricked up when I heard this exotic number on the wireless last week, with its Hot Chip-esque beats, Arabic strings and Balkan/Mexican brass (I can't decide which), needless to say I was intrigued as to who it was. I was surprised to find that it is none other than 80's electronic wizard, Thomas Dolby, with his first release in almost 20 years and even longer still since his classic, 'She Blinded Me with Science'. It was so good that I bought it immediately. I kinda wanted to don a pith hat, a safari suit and smoke some Camels except I'd end up probably looking like a naughty Cub Scout, not a good look for someone in their late 30's.
After being force fed Kiss FM at work for several hours this song hit me like a sledge hammer. I love it when it happens. Over the hustle and bustle of ringing phones, walkie-talkies going off, photocopiers rattling and my co-workers making animal noises, I stood up and ran to the radio and turned it up. "What is this, I really like it?!" Thanks to the wonder of the Shazam's app, the mystery was instantly solved. It's got great head bob and toe-tap ability, not to mention it's uplifting feel. Goose bump city! I remember Benny Benassi's song 'Satisfaction' but hadn't heard anything else from him since so was pleasantly surprised to see his name. After looking into Chris Brown a bit more too, it seems he is a jack of all trades: singing, songwriting, acting and not to mention one hell of dancer! Anyone who's dance routines are compared to none other than Michael Jackson is okay in my book!
Gillian Welch - Thats the way it will be (2011)
This track features on Gillian Welch's 2011 album 'The Harrow & Harvest' and incorporates Bluegrass, Americana. She's worked with Ryan Adams, Ani Difranco, Alison Krauss & The Decemberists to name a few and is perfect Sunday morning melancholy.
Penny for the Guy? No don't bother, just check out our other tracks of the week!
TRACKS OF THE WEEK - 06/11/11
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