love your city


soko
August 8, 2011, 04:35
Filed under: the bourgeoisie & the rebel, video ho

a lover that you’ve longed to long, too long.

 



the unbearable lightness of being without you
April 11, 2011, 21:22
Filed under: video ho

scene from the unbearable lightness of being, interpolated with real footage from the soviet invasion of prague in 1968. heavy business.



change is the only constant(inople)
November 10, 2010, 22:15
Filed under: trill, video ho

i had decided istanbul would by my next trip quite some time ago. no real reason, but you know how sometimes you’re just invariably drawn to a place and you just feel as though you might really do well there? inexplicable forces drew me there and since then many little omens have validated that initial gut feeling. and it all suddenly came full circle with the news of my long-time boyfriend, allen iverson, signing a 2-year deal with beşkistaş, the turkish national basketball team. so, at the persistence of the universe, two of my dreams will simultaneously be fulfilled. ooh. wee. can’t wait!



the south got somethin’ to say
August 25, 2010, 11:11
Filed under: the bourgeoisie & the rebel, video ho

i love songs about horses, railroads, land, judgment day, family, hard times, whiskey, courtship, marriage, adultery, separation, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny, determination, tragedy, rowdiness, heartbreak, and love. and mother. and god.j. cash

aside from the new roots album, pretty much all the music i’ve been listening to lately has come from south of the mason-dixon line. i think that says more about the current state of rap music than about my tastes, but take what you will from it.

both bun b & big boi’s new albums are a welcome addition to my collection and i would go so far as to say that big boi’s sir luscious leftfoot: the son of chico dusty is my choice (so far) for album of the year. but i mention this more as an opening to talk about my boy yelawolf. both big boi and bun b, as well as plenty of other respectable rap cats (raekwon!) have given dude a strong co-sign, and deservedly so. you might recognize him as the cat that sang the chorus on juelz santanta’s mixin’ up the medicine and if you’ve had a conversation with me about rap music in the past year, you’ll know that i’ve been stanning pretty heavy on this white boy from the ‘bama for a minute. i can’t wait to see what he brings to the game.  he’s currently touring rock the bells as well as with wiz khalifa & big K.R.I.T., another southern rapper that brings them heatrocks. you can download/stream K.R.I.T.’s self-produced album here, it’s incredible. he just signed to def jam, so expect to hear plenty more from him soon.

and, oh, how could i ever almost leave this out!! datpiff has a new iphone app where you can listen to any mixtape on the site!!! amaaaaaazing. anyways, here are a bunch of yelawolf videos. if he didn’t already have 3 children, i’d consider giving him his first…





the sweeter the juice
August 18, 2010, 22:10
Filed under: video ho

sometimes it’s a real drag being white.



awful pretty
August 3, 2010, 08:51
Filed under: the bourgeoisie & the rebel, video ho

two of my favorites of all time singing a pretty little ditty. and following that, one of my favorite sam cooke joints as performed on american bandstand. i’m probably crazy, but something about this song has always struck me being smothered in sarcasm.
oh, ain’t that good news.
if only music like this were still topping the charts nowadays maybe we’d all be a little better off.



il n’y a rien au monde
May 30, 2010, 19:43
Filed under: video ho

que toi que toi que toi