Monday, March 28, 2011

14 favorite elements of songs I currently have on rotation while I create artwork for my own book

Kanye takes a minute to ogle his own reflection on the top of the cop car.
1. The cinematic-sounding French horn lines during Kanye West's "All of the Lights"
Ye is a modern-day Mozart--as in batshit crazy, but a total musical genius.

2. The military drums during Pusha T's "My God"

Fuck the cast of K-Town, that Koreatown version of Jersey Shore that MTV recently put the K-bosh on. Trebles and Blues is the kind of person Koreatown should be hyping. Unlike the cast of K-Town--or anyone who's a cast member of any reality show--Trebles and Blues has something called talent.
(Photo source: Trebles and Blues)
3. The piano sample during Trebles and Blues' "The Tempo"

4. The handclaps during The New Pornographers' "Sweet Talk, Sweet Talk"

5. The bloops that open The Chemical Brothers' "Car Chase (Arp Worship)" from the Hanna score

6. The bass line of Lyrics Born and Sam Sparro's "Coulda Woulda Shoulda"

7. The really tight brass section during The Heavy's live 2010 performance of "That Kind of Man" for KEXP

8. The "Love You Save"-esque beat of Dennis Coffey and Mayer Hawthorne's "All Your Goodies Are Gone"

9. Dres' flow during the Black Sheep track "Elevation"

The sign that Bambu is flashing is a sign that says he's a fan of The La's, the one-hit wonder band that's best known for 'There She Goes.'
10. Bambu's delivery of "I used to sit in church and look at the stained glass and wonder why none of them look like me" during "Misused"

Daft Punk provides Michael Sheen with the perfect soundtrack to chew the scenery to during Tron: Legacy.
11. The electronic bass line of Daft Punk's Tron: Legacy end credits cue "Solar Sailer"

12. Ernie Isley's smokin' guitar solo at the end of The Isley Brothers' "Summer Breeze"
I only listen to that cover of sappy Seals and Crofts just to get to that guitar solo.

13. Teena Marie (R.I.P.) leading the female half of the Long Beach audience in a playful battle of the sexes with Rick James over which gender is louder during the live 1981 version of "I'm a Sucker for Love" that's on the deluxe edition CD of Street Songs

14. "The Michael McDonald of the rap game," Nate Dogg (R.I.P.), proving he wasn't your father's Michael McDonald when he crooned "And you even licked my balls" during Snoop Dogg's "Ain't No Fun (If the Homies Can't Have None)"

1 comment:

  1. This is how I tend to appreciate music these days, myself. One stand-out part at a time. And love the Isley Brothers de-Yacht Rock-ing of "Summer Breeze."