Friday, March 14, 2008

Pan American Rebel Scum

Welcome to the show that sounds like LCD Soundsystem as the sound track of Star Wars.

Brazil is America's big sibling in South America. Americans have a healthy rebel streak. But perhaps we only have juke box rebellion. Packaged by evil branding executives. Thanks to bill for pointing me out to these magnetic star spangled ribbons that say "Just Pretend it's all OK."

Panda Bear - Pony Tail
Valet - Streets
George Benson - Because/Come Together
Charles Lloyd - Sombrero Sam
Anthony Braxton & Richard Tietelbaum - Open Aspect #2
Battles - Atlas
El Guincho - jugadores de juegos
dop - allo boom boom
MGMT - Time To Pretend (cleaned up version)
stl - I'm Backwards


Friday, March 07, 2008

Ghetto is Cool? America vs. Canada

Rasta Ray - Lazy Photons
Lupe Fiasco - Baba Says Cool for Thought
Clark - For Wolves Crew
Deceptikon - Empty Buildings in an Empty Town
Trus' me - U Feelin' It
The Moog Cookbook - Smells Like Teen Spirit
Tortoise - Beautiful Love
Ghislain Poirier - Exils feat. Abdelhak Rahal
El Guincho - Buenos Matrimonios Ahi Afuera
Atomic Forrest - Obsession '77
Tropicalia - Bat Macumba
Hatchback - Open Valley
Windsurf - White Soweto

Canada has these political movements that crop up arround personalitlies. Parties rise out of the mist. I tried to read some Canadian press covering their recent budget legislation and I felt like I was watching cricket. I didn't know the rules and everything was happening in a parallel universe with the same language but different culture. Alberta is like Texas of the north. Yehaa!