Funky, drank-y and draggy tunes for Thursday's child
Music can encapsulate a feeling. I'm not exactly sure what feeling this mix captures, but it probably involves illicit substances, Dixie cups, seapunk chic and halfhearted twerking. Musicians from Los Angeles, Portland, New Orleans, Chicago, New Orleans, San Jose, Calif. and France conjure up the sound I was looking for last night. The Quintron song is definitely NSFW. As for the rest, you'd best judge for yourself. Stream the mix and peep the track list below.
1) Selma Oxor - "Jungle Juice"
2) Glass Candy - "Geto Boys"
3) Salem - "Trapdoor"
4) Big Freedia - "Gin in my System"
5) Quintron and Miss Pussycat - "Witch in the Club"
6) Lizzy Mercier Descloux - "Funky Stuff"
7) Xiu Xiu - "Sashay Away"
8) Zombelle & Myrrh Ka Ba - "Pumpkin Pumpkin" (Kreayshawn redux)
Best of Burque’s worst band
Music writer Geoffrey Plant delved into the world of Brokencyde in Parody or Pabulum. Presumably, Plant took on this task because he’s a braver man than I am. I remember the first time I stumbled onto the horror that is Brokencyde. Slack-jawed, I watched the act’s music video for “Freaxx,” which is included below—along with a couple other wastes of YouTube bandwith—for your viewing displeasure.
Parody or Pabulum
Brokencyde’s best-of is the worst
The Daily Word 08.25.09: Torture, Cuba, Treasure, UFOs
Albuquerque’s next money-making scheme: Bring in a federal agency’s business operations and become “the Washington of the West.” ... Even though there’s already a place called Washington in the West.
Were cowhands torturing livestock at a teen rodeo?
In other torture news, Cheney condemns the Obama administration’s investigation of the Bush administration.
Bill Richardson is in Cuba.
Modern treasure hunters search for lost Inca gold.
U.S. budget deficit “underscores the dire fiscal situation that [the White House] inherited.”
A visual guide to the world’s currency.
Health care town hall in Albuquerque, a recap of Bingaman’s thoughts on the matter.
Manta UFOs spotted in New Mexico last month.
See the ten best geologic sites in the U.S.
KFC’s “double down” is a chicken sandwich that uses chicken rather than bread.
Album of the day—crunk style: All Work and No Play by DJ Screw.
Weather: Rain today, temps in the mid ‘80s for the rest of the week. Is fall already sneaking up on us?