About eight years ago, before I moved from the Bay to L.A., Cooper Kenward and a friend interviewed me for a high school project on hip-hop. I ran into Cooper again at the SS@10 party in S.F. the other month and he asked if he might interview me again, this time for a series of web videos about…record collecting. How could I say no? The video is above and interviewer Jonathan Shifflet has a small write-up to go with it.
DJ Choimatic put me up on this and I think this is fab. It’s all about how they pronounce “love” with the hint of an accent.
I’ll be writing more about her later, but let’s just say I found another “best album of the year” candidate.
These may seem like a series of postcard shots (and to be sure, many are) but good god, does this make me miss S.F. something terribly. I love being back in L.A. and I’m fiercely defensive of a city that many have a woeful misconception of but whenever I think about The City, it’s not Los Angeles that’s on my mind or in my heart.
Was there a more striking video this year (not featuring a Korean rapper rodeo-dancing)?
Every year or so, Nas releases a song that makes you think, “OMG, Nas is back!” And of course, he’ll then go on and disappoint us but I still that moment where I still believe. I’m still hoping to figure out what the sample that begins the third verse is.
I owe my discovery of the Alabama Shakes to friend/colleague Ann Powers who wrote about them on NPR early on. I wasn’t as floored with the album but this cut just [...]
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