Thursday, September 24, 2009

Music month: I know you got soul

It's supposed to be music month here at G:TB. But I haven't seen much about music. And the music-related stuff is pretty, well, soulless. So I'm dropping four relatively new vintage-style soul albums for you to go cop via whatever means it is you cop your music.

This blog appears to consist primarily of youtube clips and jokes about Geoff's sexual orientation. So I pasted four youtubes below. There was a fifth youtube, in which Geoff admits that he wishes he was either Richard Gere's pet gerbil or Butch Coolidge's gold watch, but I didn't include it because I don't want to out Geoff on the internet.

1. Mayer Hawthorne, "A Strange Arrangement"

I told you to go get this before it came out, and now it's out so you should go get it. Some upbeat, happy, soulful joy. The coolest breakup song ever. Ambivalent love songs. Ballads weighing the pros and cons of dating greedy bitches. Who doesn't want to see some of this?



2. Lee Fields and The Expressions, "My World"

Lee Fields has been around forever. I don't know when he picked up The Expressions, but it works. This album has sad songs, a funky instrumental, and music to make love to your old lady by.



3. Raphael Saadiq, "The Way I See It"

Remember Tony! Toni! Tone!? Well one of those Tony/i/e muhfuggas is really named Raphael Saadiq. He uses an old-school sound with new-school lyrics and swagger. It works, as long as you can block the whole Tony! Toni! Tone! thing out of your head.



4. Daptone 7 Inch Singles Collection Vol. 2

Geoff will be excited to see that there's a "volume 2" to "7 Inch Singles," because he loved the first volume on DVD. But in this case, it's a reference to records that are 7 inches in diameter, not a movie about single guys with 7 inch members. Sorry Geoff .

Daptone Records is a label you should get to know. It's how I discovered Lee Fields. This album has songs of heartbreak, Meters-inspired instrumentals, and something called "Che Che Cole" by Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra that I can't categorize. It's all good.

29 comments:

TJ said...

Welcome aboard Big Z...

cgormley said...

Zoltan with the funk! I concur with Mr. Strongnuts, Daptone Records has a pretty good stable of artists.

Whitney said...

I am digging it. The first band looks like the Buggles merged with Otis Day & the Knights.

Mark said...

Saadiq is a really underrated producer, at least amongst mainstream music fans. Nice shout out to The Meters as well. All in all, a nice debut for zoltan.

Z...you ever listen to Breakestra? They have a nice little soul/funk/hip-hop fusion thing working.

TR said...

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say Z-Man and I were the only ones tailgating to Mayor Hawthorne before the Jets game. On the other hand, there was no shortage of AC-DC or Metallica in the crowd.

Geoff said...

I am very, very gay. Painfully so.

zoltan said...

There was no shortage of fat girls in belly shirts either. Jersey!!

I haven't even heard of Breakestra, but I'll check them out.

And apologies to Geoff. I was instructed that disparaging your lack of heterosexuality was core to the editorship position. I was just following orders.

Mark said...

Don't apologize to that closet case! He got married to throw his GOP buddies off his scent and when that didn't work he went and had twins. He's equal parts gay and diabolical.

Geoff said...

This all should explain the appeal of a non-sectarian fraternal organization...a place where I was free to be myself and share a big house with lots of mediocre looking men.

Mark said...

The 250 year anniversary of Guiness + SEC football + Thursday night + One very unproductive Friday for me.

Mark said...

I'm not saying that Miami isn't much improved (and I have loved Jacory Harris for some time now) but the praise for Miami is reaching ridiculous levels.

Why is everybody (in the media)so sure that Georgia Tech and FSU are that great? Even if they ARE the best team in the ACC (there's a long way to go)...how good is that?

rob said...

mark, stop reading the prediction thread before it gets posted. and geoff, mediocre-looking is a kind assessment of our motley crew.

Mark said...

I wanted to drop the prediction I assume you must have made Rob. However, like I said I DO NOT trust Beamer and his plastic gobbler.

Mark said...

Okay, I'll say it. We need to decide if we like hitting in football or not and stop over legislating this sport. Craig James just watched a play that had 10+ notable things in it and all he could say was, "Did he lead with his helmet?". Now, if there was a penalty called in relation to that then I could see the point in that comment. Of course, that wasn't the case.

Mark said...

Gurley...

rob said...

afuckingmen on the overofficiating, mark. it's truly hurting the game.

Mark said...

South Carolina's entire offensive strategy seems to be runs up the middle and hoping for pass interference penalties.

Mark said...

Good God, there's a penalty on every fucking play.

Mark said...

Does Applebee's think playing infectious disco songs in the background of their commercials is going to make me want to go eat their awful food?

Because its working.

Mark said...

I know Tebow didn't set the world on fire last week against Tennesee but he looked like an All-Pro compared to Jevan Snead tonight.

rob said...

this is the 4th-ranked team in the nation? i beg to differ.

TR said...

I'm surprised Ole Miss hasn't put a TD up there yet. After his fumble, Jevan fired up his team AND said a prayer. I wonder how many linemen looked at his "let's go" speech and wanted to say "don't fucking fumble again, Jebus freak."

TR said...

How would you describe Jesse Palmer's tie? Faux skinny?

He's still getting his feet wet doing games, but the guy is pretty good in the studio. He should replace Lou Holtz's corpse.

Mark said...

Palmer's pretty good. Certainly much better than he was as a QB. Fucking stupid Canuck.

Mark said...

Am I the only one who's been noticing a lot of Michael Vick's recent comments and wondering what happened to his new found humility?

Starting to fell like the same guy to me.

Mark said...

Hahaha, crazy ass Houston Nutt is the one behind this debacle. Not all that surprising.

Also, if South Carolina's secondary didn't have absolutely terrible hands, Snead would have 3-4 interceptions.

Mark said...

Well well well...

Mark said...

Starting to feel like a game that South Carolina gives away...

Mark said...

Houston Nutt, ladies and gentlemen...