Monthly Archives: May 2010

Right In Its Place

John Coltrane, “My Favorite Things” Parts 1 & 2

Robert Glasper, “Maiden Voyage/Everything in Its Right Place” I’m forever indebted to Nick for putting me on to Robert Glasper!

?uesto on Robert Glasper

Ahmad Jamal – “I Love Music” Pete Rock is a genius with a good ear. What more is there to say?

Mulatu Astatke – “Tezeta” Liz!

Making the Bad Guys Run Away

Joy Ike, “Warriors Get Your Gear On” David!

Be sure to check her myspace and Bandcamp. She’s good. Check out more here. “Sweeter” is excellent. “Remember” is my sooong!

Noisettes, “Every Now and Then” Patricia!

Sarah White, “It’s Cool”

I really like Sarah White’s voice.  She and DJ Don Cuco have been holding down Minneapolis. I appreciate their collective sound. Go to Sarah White’s Bandcamp if you wanna check out more

Nina Simone, “Nobody’s Fault But Mine” Lucia! Can’t do this one without Nina Simone. I’m sure the other artists posted here have been inspired by her. Someway. Somehow.

Vegan Food and the Hip Hop Mainstream

When it comes to the destruction We’re doing to the planet and to our bodies, none of us are innocent. All of us with cars continue to fund BP and their buddies drill for oil, even after their latest Gulf Coast fiasco. That’s why i can appreciate the steps that people are taking to present alternatives to our problematic habits. Even BET’s “106 & Park” is joining that conversation.  They recently had a series of conversations about going “green.” It shouldn’t be surprising that i chose to share the clip about vegan food!