Monday, October 05, 2009

Ghostface reads G:TB

G:TB is at the vanguard of culture. You want proof? I'll give you proof. Ghostface Killah comes here to find new music. From yesterday's New York Times:

Q: What did you listen to for inspiration?
GHOSTFACE: A lot of Dru Hill, Musiq Soulchild, oldies but goodies.
Q: What about some of the newer soul artists you’re a fan of, like Raphael Saadiq and Mayer Hawthorne?
GHOSTFACE: Hawthorne, I met him on the road one time. He wants to link up in the future and do some music. He’s crazy. His music is fire. He got a lot of soul, a lot of Motown soul. The production and how he sings, it sounds like he could’ve been like Smokey Robinson. You would think he was a black guy, to have the soul that he’s bringing to the table like that, but to find out no, it’s even more incredible. It’s like, where’d you get that from? And it sounds dirty too. Back in the day, the music sounded a little bit more warmer and rougher and dirtylike.
Q: Did you put that on in the bedroom ever?
GHOSTFACE: You gotta do that, even after a night of drinking. You might be out drinking and you come home and you put some of that stuff on, even if you have a girl with you or not, it sounds so beautiful. You be singing by yourself.
Q: But then you wish you had a girl there.
GHOSTFACE: That pop into your head too.


Ghostface also comes to G:TB for tips on success with the ladies, which explains why he comes home alone. Except for when he makes an album cover.

I can verify Ghostface's conclusion that Mayer Hawthorne's music is fiyah (or "fire" as they transcribe things at NYT), especially live. I was too hungover last Friday to write a proper review, and too much time has passed for me to recall it all. If he's in your neighborhood you should check him out.

54 comments:

TJ said...

I knew we hired Zoltan for a reason.

Whitney said...

Woulda been a little cooler if Ghostface said he was listening to G:TB's house band and their new song "Dear Ozzy," but it's still an honor that he reads Zolty's soul picks.

Mark said...

Next time any of you see Greg, ask him to tell you the story about the time his brother Drew met Ghostface at Cornell.

TJ said...

I found Greg, and in summary, Ghostface was appalled/confused as to why Greg's brother had to work on a Sunday.

rob said...

'that pop into your head, too'. understated and true. so true. i like this ghostface fellow.

TJ said...

Favrefavrefavrefavrefavrefavre

zoltan said...

The packers already have more first downs than the bills made in 4 quarters this week. But I'm not bitter.

TJ said...

The Detroit Tigers are starting a 20 year old with brass ones tomorrow. Good luck Richard Porcello.

rob said...

aaron rodgers, lacking escapability. like a cigar store indian.

Greg said...

The cigar store Indian episode of Seinfeld was on tonight....... that show really dates itself

rob said...

that's an impressive throw for a 40 year-old dude. believe me, i know.

TJ said...

Khaaaaan!!!!!

Khaaaannnn!!!!

rob said...

our long national stroke job is far from over.

TR said...

Not only is Porcello 20, he's a Youk-beater.

TR said...

This 3-man MNF booth is so much better than any other team doing the NFL. It's not even close. Jaws and Gruden are great with the X's and O's.

rob said...

totally agree, tr. i love this booth. passionate and knowledgeable as hell.

rob said...

percy!

TR said...

So Favre has his own bitch to carry his helmet to the locker room. Classy. The ESPN booth is too balls deep with Favre love to remember that he will singlehandedly lose a couple games for the Vikes this year.

rob said...

no bitterness detected there. none whatsoever.

Whitney said...

It's Toby Keith Week at iTunes. Yes, yes I know -- you've probably stopped reading and are now on your way there in a frenzy.

TK has a new album out, and against all odds, the album title has the word "American" in it. If you consolidated his career into a screenplay character called "rah-rah USA country star who drapes the Stars & Stripes over every piece of his crap neo-C&W music to entice mindless rednecks into making him rich while he calls it 'patriotism' the whole time," the studio would laughingly reject the character as utterly cliche and rote.

Dave, we need to finish our new song, "If You Don't Love the USA I'm Gonna Put My John Deere in the Flatbed of My Chevy Truck and Run Over Yer Socialist Blue State Ass and Kick It Back to Iran, Traitor (USA Rules)."

TJ said...

America

Fuck Yeah

Mark said...

Isn't Burr a Toby Keith fan? I'm pretty sure he's attended one (or more) of his concerts.

TJ said...

Burr, Jerry, Ted...even Greg I think

Mark said...

Did they have a circle jerk afterwards?

TJ said...

I would assume so

Whitney said...

They used Old Glory as a dropcloth.

rob said...

so 86 in 84, then?

TJ said...

Well, problems solved in DC...Sherm Lewis has been hired as a "consultant".

TJ said...

Dammit, go Twins...fuck los tigres ce cervezas.

zoltan said...

Don't blame me, I posted twice yesterday and I have something in the works. And I have a bunch of filler in the hopper that you can post if you want. I'm prolific like Shawn Kemp.

TJ said...

Ricky Porcello of Blood gettin' it done....

Whitney said...

Why I'm not a Detroit Tiger, Reason #83:

"MINNEAPOLIS -- Detroit star Miguel Cabrera apologized to his teammates for being drunk last weekend..."

Whitney said...

Zoltan, I just downloaded the Mayer Hawthorne album off eMusic. You wanna get a couple of cognacs with me and Ghostface later and give it a spin?

TJ said...

Sooooo, TBS was dying to do a late night show, one they could promo to death in the next two weeks, and they went with...George Lopez as the host?

Dios mio.

TJ said...

Seriously, the 20 year old is fucking dropping the hammer. He just made Joe Mauer look silly.

TJ said...

Jason Kubel to TJ: EAD and LMB

Whitney said...

That's because he read you EADing & LMBing Rick Porcello so vigorously. You're very adept at it for a man your size.

TJ said...

Orlando Cabrera...

Whitney said...

The new Tigers pitcher is Ni. Monty Pythons fans everywhere chuckle. Geoff then mocks them.

TJ said...

We are the Tigers that say "Ni!"

TJ said...

God dammit Whitney

rob said...

joe nathan, what you're doing, i don't see it.

rob said...

okay, joe. carry on.

rob said...

extra innings, yankees' wet dream. or something.

Dennis said...

this is quite a baseball contest...

Mark said...

Indeed. That was high drama.

TR said...

I was not expecting this game to run past my bedtime.

TR said...

At least both pens are absolutely shot. The winner will have to throw their 5th starter out to eat innings tomorrow if they get in trouble.

Over/under on the finish time of tomorrow's Yanks game starting at 6:07 PM? I set it at 9:58 PM.

TR said...

I wonder how proud Johan Santana is to be a Met at this moment...

rob said...

october baseball, bitches.

'course this means a yankee sweep.

TR said...

The Twins look like they're about to "Miguel Cabrera" it up in the locker room. Yanks fans hope they do indeed get shitfaced for their game in 20 hours.

zoltan said...

Absolutely Whit. I'll drink the bottle of Hennessey you got on your shelf.

Mark said...

After that, you should probably introduce with you.

Mark said...

I swear, that was supposed to read "You should probably introduce yourself".