Dave and Ian weigh in on the NBA finals and Dwayne Wade’s zombie-factor. Also, we discussed classic Transformers and what KRS-One is doing hanging around hospitals. A special lyrical renaissance session and other bonus treats.
We’re back after a two month hiatus. Well, this was actually recorded two weeks ago but life is so crazy that I didn’t have a moment to post until now. Lots of record talk, a little basketball, and Dave has a nostril issue.
The latest episode as we march and stumble toward #50. On-court sound effects from the Mamba, lessons on how to be a grown-up in the record store, and more inane hip-hop rambling. Lyrical renassiance returns.
So I’m on Instagram – gonna try and post some interesting, record-and-hip-hop-nerd-type photos. Here’s something that fell out a record sleeve recently – a promo postcard for those buyers of early Solesides (now Quannum) vinyl. Notice the early web address – Solesides didn’t even have its own domain name, but you could still get the latest 411.
Dave and Ian strike again, bringing in a special guest to discuss old Blazer rosters and audiophiles. We talk “Vivrant Thing” and these youngsters.
Dave and I spent over an hour discussing our favorite 2012 albums, Kobe’s new Twitter account, Ice-T’s “Art of Rap,” CNN lyrics and the Crate Gods. Also, Dave gets called out for walking a famous producer to the bus stop.
This is dope – especially for obscure music lovers, record collectors and internet nerds (like me):
“While the RIAA was suing dead people for downloading Michael Jackson songs (and Madonna was using Soulseek to curse at teenagers), obscure music blogs racked up millions of hits, ripping and sharing 80s Japanese noise, 70s German prog, 60s San Francisco hippie freak-outs, 50s John Cage bootlegs, 30s gramophone oddities, Norwegian death metal, cold wave cassettes made by kids in their garages, and the like. It was the mid aughts, and the advent of digitization had inadvertently put the value of the music industry’s “Top Ten” commercial product in peril. That same process transformed the value of old, collectible music as well. If one smart record collector was able to share the entire contents—music, artwork and all—of one vinyl LP on his blog, for free, and upload another item from his 1,000+ collection the next day, for weeks and years, and others like him did the same, competing with each other about who could upload the rarest and most sought-after record, and anyone who downloaded it could then share it again and again… Suddenly everyone in the world had the coolest record collection in the world; and soon, nobody in the world had the coolest record collection in the world.” (h/t Pipomixes)
Another new-ish joint from us Dollabin cats – “The Magic.” Something kinda goofy we did last year, finally seeing the light of day. Free download.