Who is the Creator?

上班不要亂聽廣播才是,紐約屌團實在是太多了真是可怕。
Santagold 去年被滾石列為十大期待的新人之首呢。
出生自費城,在紐約布魯克林發跡的Santogold 本名叫Santi White,爸爸是費城的已故名律師。小時候都念私校的黑人孩子,卻選擇了玩音樂,但她在滾石訪談卻說其實她一開始是不知道要幹才玩音樂的,本來是躲在角落被欺負的小孩卻因為這樣而開始變成風雲人物。

Santi white曾經學過古巴、海地跟西非手鼓等。後來在紐約的Epic唱片公司找到一份工作。
在Santagold之前曾經組了一個龐客團Stiffed。Santogold是她跟同是Stiffed的團員朋友John Hill一起搞的二人組合,這首讓我令人驚豔的the Creator單曲是改編重組自M.I.A.的專輯來的(難怪聽過的都說像)。根據滾石的說法,原來相熟的朋友。
滾石的報導很有趣,用一組方程式形容了Santogold的音樂像是M.I.A.乘上Yeah Yeah YeahsKaren O 加上80的synth pop鍵盤。
Santi說影響她最深的兩個藝人是Nina Simone 跟華盛頓DC的硬蕊龐客老團Bad BrainsH.R.,沒錯,有個性的人都愛壞腦子。首發12吋EPCreator的聽說已經在一月中發行,用不到三週的時間完成。她還受到Björk 的青睞受到邀請作為她巡迴演唱的暖場,葛萊美金曲製作人Mark Ronson 找她來替Lily Allen寫歌,看似順利的她其實也未必過的很風光,在BBC的報導中有說到2003年時候她父親過世並捲入了費城當地貪污事件,還遭到FBI的調查。White對於政府與媒體不當運用權力似乎非常的不以為然。
無論如何,希望2008年的開始White可以趕快弄出一張專輯來吧,我等不及啦~~~!!!
Santagold在BBC的專訪與三首單曲試聽。




Creator Lyrics

Got no need for the fancy things
All the attention that it brings
Tell me no, I say yes, I was chosen
And I will deliver the explosion

Can't say it's gonna get me far
Do no good to say what you are
I run the streets and I break up houses
River runs deep and the flame devours it

Me, I'm a Creator
Thrill is to make it up
The rules I break got me a place
Up on the radar
Me, I'm a Taker
Know what the stakes are
Can't roll it back, it's understood
Got to play our cards

Sit tight I know what you are
mad bright but you aint no star
polish up til you make it gleam
your M.O, I know what you mean
Tail ridin' and I know it's true
while they screamin' I love you
Down deep you know there aint no flow
a soul decay, was D.O.A

I know what you here for now
Words out you're an idea whore though,
now don't you crush on me
I'll see you in your pipe dreams
whether or not you know it's true
You're who they dictate to
That shit must hurt real bad
fakin' what you wish you had


Here all the folks come ask about me
Band wagon, know they used to doubt me
Blind side tend to hit real hard
you should heed the warning, get a body guard
Steady friction in this bitch
Creepin' in just like an itch
so far I got the last laugh
still the rich rise up, still I live fast
wouldn't know it face to face
Got no soul and got no taste
Moving in speed up the pace
I got it locked though, what a waste
All the talk is standard fare
Walk the walk if it gets you there
on the grind til the gig is up
Im 'a smash 'em down
put a muzzle on them like "what!"

Do Believe the HBE!

引用自NYTimes的報導

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
紐約的新銳爵士放克銅管組合
我今年最想看的現場表演!
充滿能量的家族樂隊。

我實在忍不住想寫一篇文章讚美一下HBE,第一次聽到是在G.P.的電台廣播中。
當下我就很難忍住不自覺的想跟著銅管搖擺起身體。
一、二、三、四支小喇叭。
兩支長號一支,一支baritone(上低音號),一套鼓、還有一支sousaphone(大喇叭)!


HBE 是在皇后區活躍的九人編制街頭銅管樂隊,根據Wiki資料記載。發跡芝加哥。來自爵士樂世家,我的媽呀,團內有七人是親兄弟,他們老爹是Phil Cohran曾經是Sun Ra的一員(小喇叭手),老爹的作品只有三張國內好像也沒啥資料與介紹。
中文網頁只有一個部落格BIGGMOW他有詳細的介紹。

這樣令人驚喜的獨立樂隊真是稀有難得。
知道的人實在太少了,實在可惜。
希望他們早日成名可以來亞洲巡迴!


The YouTube clip should be the 5th track Mercury in CD "Jupiter".





My favorite track
Mercury

War

別惹婊子。

Monthiversary
Ben Folds這首歌真是讓我覺得筦爾。

Motherfucker need to step back, hell yeah!
Don't be, the motherfucker.

Bitches Ain't Shit





Lyrics:
Bitches ain't shit, bitches ain't shit
Bitches ain't shit but hoes and tricks
Lick on these nuts and suck the dick
Lets get the fuck out after you're done
And I hops in my ride to make a quick run...
I used to know a bitch named Eric Wright
We used to roll around and fuck the hoes at night
Tighter than a mutharfuckin' gangsta beats
And we was ballin' on the muthafuckin' Compton streets

Peep that shit, got deep and it was on
Number one song after number one song
Long as my muthafuckin' pockets was fat
I didn't give a fuck where the bitch was at
But she was hangin' with a white bitch doin' the shit she do
Suckin' on his dick just to get a buck or two
And the ends that she got meant nothin'
Now she's suing cuz the shit she be doin' ain't shit

Bitches can't hang with the streets
She found herself short
Now she's takin' me to court
That's some real conversation for your ass

I once had a bitch named Mandy May
Used to be up in them guts like everyday
The pussy was the bomb, had a nigga on sprung
I was in love like a muthafucka lickin' the protung
The homies used to tell me that she wasn't no good
But I'm the maniac in black, Mr. Snoop Eastwood
So I figure niggas wouldn't trip with mine
Guess what? Got gaffled by one time

I'm back in the muthafuckin' county jail
Six months on my chest, now it's time to bail
I get's released on a hot sunny day
My nigga D.O.C. and my homey Dr Dre
Scooped in a coupe, Snoop we got the news
Your girl was trickin' while you was draped in your county blues
I ain't been out a second
Now I already gotta do
Some muthafuckin chin checkin

Move up the block as we groove down the block
See my girl's house, Dre, pass the glock
Kick in the door, I look on the floor
It's my little cousin Daz and he's fuckin' my hoe
I uncocked my shit...
I'm heart-broke but I'm still locked
Man, fuck that bitch!
...3,...4,...

Bitches ain't shit but hoes and tricks
Lick on these nuts and suck the dick
Gets the fuck out after you're done
And I hops in my ride to make a quick run...
I used to know a bitch named Eric Wright
We used to roll around and fuck the hoes at night
Tighter than a mutharfuckin' gangsta beats
And we was ballin' on the muthafuckin' Compton streets

Peep that shit got deep and it was on
Number one song after number one song
Long as my muthafuckin' pockets was fat
I didn't give a fuck where the bitch was at
But she was hangin' with a white bitch doin' the shit she do
Suckin' on his dick just to get a buck or two
And the ends that she got meant nothin'
Now she's suing cuz the shit she be doin' ain't shit

Bitches can't hang with the streets
She found herself short
So now she's takin' me to court
That's some real conversation for your ass
Bitches can't hang with the streets
Bitches can't hang with the streets
Bitches can't hang with the streets
Bitches can't hang with the streets


Dr.Dre的原版(歌詞應該雷同)



超靠背的A Cappella

假日症候群處方

My way
我的治療系單曲
使用不慎可能加重病情。
請小心使用

熱薯片的djkicks選輯
The Stone That the Builder Rejected
被退貨的石頭




Jazztronik七色專輯

同名單曲七色。
嗯,野崎良太,做的真是色彩繽紛,讓藍色完全消除。

親愛的2008的我

PC318146
回家收信看到,不禁讓我啞然失笑。

Hey
Dear Future Me,

這麼久的不見
你解決了工作的煩惱沒有?
你碰到可以聊天,寂寞的時候可以陪你解悶的伴侶嗎
不要忘記曾經給你帶來感動與頭皮發麻的美好經驗
更不要忘記生活的目標與使命。
不要被煩惱與慾望所擊倒或沉淪。
你還記得你的願望嗎?

Si寫於2007-11-29 11:49:39


沒有聽Chelsea Hotel #2 ,放的是Roddy FrameWestern Sky
我在那裡放過,也在這裡放過。
我沒有太多情緒,只是疲倦。