Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Music:Homecoming
June 8, 2008

I’m in love with the often profound and bombastic prose of Kanye West.   Kayne is a brilliant contemporary poet, disgusised in slick beats and classic samples. One of his latest songs “Homecoming”, touched me deeply in a moment of personal reflection.  This song is just another fine example how Kanye uses creative dialog, metaphors and analogies to pronounce the love of his hometown (and mine), Chicago.  I couldn’t have articulated that feeling better than he has here in  disturbingly familiar words, rhythm and visual presentation. (Click play above to view video)

Chicago Skyline

Above: A photo of Chicago’s Skyline I took by boat.

If I am what others say I am…
January 21, 2008

…Then, why am I so afraid? 

 “Superstar” by Lupe Fiasco, featuring Matthew Santos…

I’m in Hollywood….BRB!
December 4, 2007

I know it’s been a while since my last post….but don’t worry. That just means there is a boatload of new content coming! I’m out in Hollywood pursuing a project. Stay tuned for more on that… In the meantime, enjoy this video about Hollywood from the one and only….

A Love Song For The Times
November 16, 2007

Break out the wine, light some candles and then check out this painfully modern love ballad by Usher called “Dot Com”. Apparently, computer and internet metaphors are sexy and seductive now. Lyrics below for you to enjoy…

Usher, “Dot Com”

Lyrics:

Oooh I love the way you dirty type,
I can take you home on escape.
Oooh I need your backspace in my life.
Thank God you don’t have a flatscreen….

Please, baby I got to see you,
and I really want to please you,
so get on my laptop so I can download…

Chorus:
Online…I love the way you log on,
we can do it all night,
I’ll make you dot come.
Baby if you sign on,
I’m gonna make ya light up,
ooh baby if you log on
I’ll make you dot come…

I wanted to link up with you baby at first site,
with you I get to use my “F” keys
I can’t wait to give you megabites.
I’ve got all the memory you need.
Let my fingers do the talking baby…

Please… baby I got to see you,
I really want to please you,
so get on my laptop so I can download…

Repeat Chorus

Oooh baby you want this I know.
I can’t wait to give you my harddrive,
my moonlight…if it’s alright.
Baby…I’m always at your window,
ready to shift and control you,
if you want me to….

….say yes baby….

Please baby I got to see you,
I really want to please you,
so get up on me baby get up on me
I really want you…

Repeat Chorus

Music:Do It Again
November 9, 2007

It’s Friday! Lets dance!!!
I’ve been hearing this dance/house/techno song (unsure of the precise genre) out and about lately in the hip spots where the fly kats hang out. It makes me wanna shake my bootay. The video is funny too…

“Do It Again” by The Chemical Brothers:

Music: Shape of My Heart
November 6, 2007

I’ve been listening to this song a lot lately…
This is an old (1993) song by Sting that I love called “Shape of My Heart”. Of course the guy is timeless, so the song sounds as fresh and thought provoking as anything I’ve heard in a while. The lyrics are below–take pause and savor this song. Also, if you click the “Read the rest of this entry »” link after the lyrics, there is a second video of some cool card trickery in sync with the  lyrics of the song…

Lyrics:
He deals the cards as a meditation,
And those he plays never suspect.
He doesn’t play for the money he wins,
He doesn’t play for the respect.

He deals the cards to find the answer
The sacred geometry of chance.
The hidden law of probable outcome
The numbers lead a dance…

Chorus
I know that the spades are the swords of a soldier,
I know that the clubs are weapons of war,
I know that diamonds mean money for this art,
But thats not the shape of my heart…

He may play the jack of diamonds,
He may lay the queen of spades,
He may conceal a king in his hand,
While the memory of it fades…

Repeat Chorus (above)

And if I told you that I loved you,
Youd maybe think there’s something wrong.
Im not a man of too many faces,
The mask I wear is one.

Those who speak know nothing,
And find out to their cost,
Like those who curse their luck in too many places,
And those who fear are lost.

Repeat Chorus (above)

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