ESPN: Garnett on mend from surgery
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
"That’s my favorite song [Solo Dolo]. I remember that session was just me and Cudi in the studio and I have a big record collection, we were just listening to the record that I got the sample from. I just had it playing in the background, I wasn’t really listening to it for samples necessarily, we were just kind of listening to some things and we both heard that and were like, “Oh shit, that’s dope—what if we took that sample and just slowed it way down?” So we just took it and slowed it way down, then I just kind of built the beat up around it and put some synths in it. There’s like this one weird little dreamy synth thing on the chorus, that was Cudi’s idea that he kind of had in his head. I just found the right sound eventually and added that in. Then I beefed it up with these 808s, I added some synths, and I added a couple things but I was really like, man this would be sick with a really big orchestra on it so let’s not add too much of anything and just get the ill arrangement and the ill strings on it. That’s probably my favorite song, I think what Cudi did to that is so fucking ill."
Previously: Kid Cudi
Monday, September 28, 2009
"To this day there are thousands of people who don't know what "Grindin'" is about, despite the fact that it is one of the most explicitly told songs ever. Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo in their prime had that effect. After all their misguided evolutions, it's hard to describe the Neptunes in their prime. Adventurous but ruthlessly commercial; rap purists that broke every rule; futurists with a healthy sense of nostalgia. Together the two duos made a jarring, indelible sound. Just don't call it coke rap."
Pitchfork Media - #27 Song of the Decade
Clipse - "Grindin'"
Pitchfork Media - #155 Album of the Decade
Clipse - Lord Willin' (2002)
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Drake (feat. Kanye West, Lil' Wayne, Eminem) - "Forever"
(prod. by Boi-1da) same producer "Best I Ever Had"
Video directed by Hype Williams
Complex Magazine released their next big 100 list, the 100 Best Movies of the 2000s. While I'm a fan of many of the movies included in the list (it's a much more eclectic list than any other compilation movie critics or databases will put together), I'm not sure I agree with how the top 20-1 plays out.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Jason Reitman's third film (1st Thank You For Smoking, 2nd Juno) Up in the Air recently premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.
Starring George Clooney, Zach Galifianakis, Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down), Jason Bateman and Vera Farmiga (The Departed) Up in the Air will be released December 2, 2009.
"But you also live below your means? Is that important aspect?""I have a great opportunity. I have great examples in front of me. Presented to me without anyone speaking to me. Every morning I wake up in a home where Mike Tyson previously laid in the bed and he earned over $500 million in his career. You know so it makes me conscious."
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Says the New York Times of the upcoming sequel,
"This is familiar terrain for Mr. Stone: his father was a broker, and his 1987 film, “Wall Street,” became emblematic of an era of excess the filmmaker thought was fading, but in fact was only beginning. Now he is here to make a sequel, to capture greed on celluloid all over again, set against the backdrop of the financial collapse that began with the fall of Bear Stearns."
The Times article goes on about how the sequel only came to fruition with the recent financial collapse and America's continued obsession with excess. Wall Street 2 will star Shia LaBeouf, Josh Brolin, Frank Langella and Susan Sarandon in addition to Douglas and Sheen.
The more succesful, the more stressfulThe more and more I transform to Gordon GekkoIn the race to a billion got my face to the ceilingGot my knees on the floor please Lord forgive himHas he lost his religion, is the greed goin' get him?He's had heaven on Earth, will his wings still fit him?
Monday, September 7, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
"This marks the fifth significant evolution of football uniforms that Nike has developed for Oregon since the company first designed the game-day apparel for the Ducks' appearance in the 1996 Cotton Bowl."Oregon Unveils New Football Uniforms