Archive for the ‘standing on the shoulders of giants’ Category

Madlib breaks cover… appears on cover.

July 16, 2009


It should be pretty clear by now that i am a fan of Otis Jackson Jnr.

Notoriously reticent, he has given his first interview since 2006, appearing in the UK’s Wire magazine.

It probably won’t make it onto shelves for a few weeks yet in oz, but Stones Throw has some excerpts, including a little tidbit that he was high on ‘shrooms when he made both Quasimoto albums… who’d have thought?

DOWNLOAD: Lord Quas – Shroom Music


Working on it…

July 10, 2009


Went to the Dali exhibition yesterday, not usually a fan of the big mainstream shows, actually, not usually a fan of art shows in general. I think it’s my natural aversion to supercilious, self-involved, art-fag wankers, or it could just be i don’t like crowds.

Anyway, it was better than i expected. Sure he seemed incapable of doing anything without either a clock, an eye, or something phallic, and usually flacid. There was less of his major surrealist work than i’d hoped, but some really fascinating illustrations he did while in Spain for The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini and Cervantes’ Don Quixote de La Mancha. Plus there was a screening of Destino – the short animated film he did with Disney.

We’re also working madly to get the new website up and running, the main issue being, none of us is particularly adept at web design. Copped a new camera today (cheers Shaz) so expect lots of blurry, poorly framed photos soon (no DallasPenn at the Roots show).


June 26, 2009


RIP Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)

I Can’t Help It. I don’t Wanna Be Starting Something, damn you news of Michael Jackson’s death, The Way You Make Me Feel is… Bad.

He was a Smooth Criminal, a bit of a Street Walker, and at least partially In The Closet. Remember The Time he sang Black Or White and tried to Heal The World?

We all need to Come Together, don’t Scream, remember, You Are Not Alone.

Don’t take too much Morphine, because when There’s Blood On The Dancefloor, it’s Dangerous.

Michael had no Privacy during his ChildhoodIs It Scary?

Who Is It? This Man In The Mirror. To the Tabloid Junkies he was trying to say Beat It, ignore the Monkey Business and just Leave Me Alone.

They Don’t Care About Us, they only care about Money.

So, from the Superfly Sister to the Stranger In Moscow, to Little Susie, Dirty Diana and the Liberian Girl, we’re all Speechless.

Whatever Happens don’t Cry, You Are Not Alone. Smile and Keep The Faith, his legacy of 13 Grammies and 750 million records sold is Unbreakable… even if he is Gone Too Soon.

Get Off The Wall and On The Dancefloor, grab a P.T.Y (Pretty Young Thing) turn it up to 2000 Watts and Burn This Disco Out.

Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough.

All jokes aside, there is no denying this is one of the greatest dance routines ever. Shit, dance competitions are still filled with talentless hacks trying to emulate the original.

Madlib Radio

June 23, 2009


The greatest producer of the last decade… yeah… i said it.

Contentious claims aside, the Gilles Petereson radio podcast series has just dropped the first of a two part, 1 hour Jazz mix by none other than

“Mr. I-have-more-creative-aliases-than-your-five-favourite-rappers”.

Occasionally you get undereducated people throwing up other names as the greatest Hip-Hop producer of the last decade, but i’ll be damned i there’s a better artist making both Jazz and Hip-Hop, not to mention wild Brazillian neo-funk.

Anyway, dash overkill in this drop aside, to put it simply, it’s Madlib, its Gilles Peterson Worldwide, its free from iTunes.

Simmer down now

June 10, 2009


Mos Def Quiet Dog Bite Hard (Prod by Preservation)

The Ecstatic (Downtown Records, 2009)

Another one from the new Flaco. Only heard a few tracks so far but I’m real keen to hear it in full. Also seen him on the Late Show last night performing this track while rapping and playing some big assed orchestral drums at the same time. sic.

Production on the new album by the likes of Madlib, Oh No, Preservation, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Mr. Flash and the one and only J. Dilla.

Cop that disc!

RIP Grasshopper…

June 5, 2009


RIP David Carradine (08.12.1936 – 03.06.09)

“Do you hear the grasshopper?”

There was only one choice when casting Bill in Kill Bill I & II – the guy who was a kung-fu master/cowboy before that shit was cool.

There’s a bit of mystery surrounding his death, our best to his fam. Either way, dude was in a whole bag of movies.

Dallas Penn vs Asher Roth

May 29, 2009

Asher Roth Loves Job Corps from Terrence on Vimeo.

I’ve got a bit of a fan-boy admission, Dallas Penn is one of the major reasons i got into blogging. Dunn and I have discussed his posts, and in particular his videos on numerous occasions.

In fact, i was actually a producer on one of his earlier videos – with Rafi Kam as the Internets Celebrities – Futuristic Brunch (check the credits if you don’t believe me) and he’s only kept it moving forward from there.

Last night, after attending a little going away/album release soiree for our boy Ned, we put this one on full screen, and laughed our asses off, and yeah, there was a little of that sweet white boy weed (WBW) involved. Also massive props to Terrence Elenteny for the insanely slick editing.

So, if you don’t know, now you know.

Dallas Penn

Internets Celebrities


Cool Calm Pete.

May 29, 2009

Just a lil something for ya Friday mornin’


Cool Calm Pete – Heart


“you cant stop a war with ya T shirt”

– Cool Calm Pete.

King James…

May 24, 2009

I actually walked off after Turkoglu sank the 2, after nailing the 3 just before – he’s a very good player. Since then i’ve had my whole house telling me to check out the last second of the match. Well, suffice it to say, now we all know that Lebron is an alien-super-basketball-player-from-the-future.

As an aside, I am loving having the NBA playoffs on free-to-air. Its like all the youthful enthusiasm for the game that i had in primary school is coming back with a vengeance, oh, and these days Charles Barkley is a fat guy doing ‘special’ comments in a cream suit. Who’d have thought?

RIP Charles ‘Bud’ Tingwell…

May 17, 2009


Spy plane pilot, radio announcer, actor, great bloke.

Charles ‘Bud’ Tingwell (1923 – 2009)

State funeral is on Wednesday.