I finally finished the unpacking of the office tonight, and am now left with the thoroughly enjoyable effort of going through all my CDs and deciding which ones stay in the A Rotation (i.e., in the car), which ones are downgraded to the B Rotation (i.e., in the CD book on bookshelf), and which ones are thrown in the trash (after being ripped to my iPod).
The initial results are heartening, as I’ve found three CDs that I haven’t listened to in a great while: The Mighty Blue Kings’ Meet Me In Uptown and Come One, Come All and the soundtrack from Swingers. Those three CDs, along with Casperson’s recommended title(see below), have given me some great lounging music for the last few days.
Now, GMC had been telling me for quite a while about the Buena Vista Social Club. He had a bitch of time finding a copy of the CD to buy, and he finally had to order it through Amazon.com. Once I heard the first track I wanted to get a copy for myself, and it just so happened that the Best Buy me and Caspa went to on Wednesday had a copy. I’ve been listening to it for the last few days and it’s great. This may not be breaking news to some of you as the CD has been out for quite a while. But hey, if I’ve never heard it then it’s new to me.
I’m thinking about putting together a fuddruckus/4nyay-ish matted-and-framed collection of CD covers. The ones I’ve got for consideration so far are: The two Mightly Blue Kings CD covers (see above), Dave Matthews Band’s Under The Tabe And Dreaming and Live at Red Rocks, and Oasis’ Wonderwall (single release). I’ve also got several other Oasis CDs that I’ll use the covers from. After that, I may be a little short. I’ll have to dig a little more through my collection.
In my unearthing, I’ve found CDs that I wish I had never purchased. Chief among those found in this category is Limp Bizkit’s TWO CDs, along with Kid Rock’s self-titled album, and Linkin Park’s Hybrid Theory. I can’t really stand to listen to any of those discs anymore. I kinda wish I could go back in time and slap myself.
Just found some great compilations from back in the day: The Source Presents Hip-Hop Hits Vol. 1 and MTV’s Buzz Bin. Check out these track lists:
- The Source presents Hip-Hop Hits
- Mobb Deep: Hell on Earth
- Scarface: Mary Jane
- Foxy Brown (feat. Dr Hill): Big Bad Mama
- Nas, Foxy Brown, Az, & Nature: Firm Biz
- Westside Connection: Bow Down
- Redman: Whateva Man
- Outkast: Elevators
- Lil’ Kim & Lil’ Ceas: Crush on You
- Foxy Brown & Jay-Z: I’ll Be
- Wycef Jean feat. Refugee All-Stars: We Trying To Stay Alive
- LL Cool J: Phenomenon
- Crucial Conflict: Hay
- Notorious B.I.G.: Hypnotize
- Wu-Tang Clan: Triumph
- Bone Thugs-N-Harmony: Look Into My Eyez
- EPMD: Da Joint
- Puff Daddy: Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down
- Master P: Bout It, Bout It
- Stone Temple Pilots: Plush
- Dave Matthews Band: What Would You Say
- White Zombie: More Human Than Human
- the cranberries: Zombie
- Gin Blossoms: Hey Jealousy
- Bush: Everything Zen
- Blind Melon: No Rain
- Cracker: Low
- Radiohead: Creep
- Us3: Cantaloop (!!)
- Filter: Hey Man, Nice Shot
- Danzig: Mother
Hey, Danzig. Yo, old skool shout-outs to Big Show and Los Dogg on that tip. You know my steez. Y’all will never believe what I’m listening to right now. Yup, it’s Pras’ (of the Refugee All-Stars) solo project: Ghetto Superstar. Man, that guy was no Wyclef, but there are a couple of hot jams on here. Maybe nostalgia is clouding my mind, but I think there’s some good things to be had in this swamp.
Earlier I found my long-lost copy of Prodigy’s Fat of the Land. Those guys flamed out fast but I’m still of the opinion that that disc was the shit. Not only perfect workout music, but after a frustrating day at work you could crank it and drive home as fast as possible.
OK, just finished the Pras CD and I feel confident that I can say why it was a flop. It is actually interesting as it may have been one of the discs to usher in a new era in Hip Hop albums. A new terrible era. The problem is: too many goddamned interlude tracks. On Ghetto Superstar there are half a dozen random interlude tracks. The main problem with them is that they are boring. Secondary to that, however, is the fact that many of them are several minutes in length. What gave Pras the idea that I was laying down money in the hope that I could hear a bunch of pseudo-celebrities tell Pras how great he is? I hope I didn’t give the impression that I did, because I surely don’t.
Playing Zuma to Prodigy is awesome. Whenever Prodigy tells me to smack my bitch up I make my little frog-man start whoopin ass on colored balls. It all harkens back to the days when I’d play Quake II until the wee hours of the morning in my dorm room while listening to Prodigy. Ahh, the soul-soothing nirvana that ensues when you are being trained to kill by a european electronica band and the programmers at id software. Next up: Whitey Ford Sings The Blues. Be back in a bit…
…back and drunko. I’m drinking the rest of GMC-provided CEDAR MOUNTAIN LIGHT (reading it off tha can). I also downed the rest of the Cedar Hard Cider. I’m watching my OVW Wrestling DVD and getting my iTunes Playlist Creation on. The Future Stars DVD is HIGHLY recommended, as it showcases Brock Lesnar, Shelton Benjamin, Randy Orton, RICO~!, Batista, and more all when they were in the WWF’s developmental leagues.
Holler back, players and playerettes.
–whazz on, whazz strong