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8/04/2006 09:11:00 AM
Three new things in the world of barely basketball-related tunage (and not Gnarls Barkley):
- I intended to never play or mention the "George Mason song" -- Purple Ribbon All-Stars' Kryptonite -- again ... and then my girlfriend snuck it into my stereo via Girl Talk's new disc, Night Ripper. Girl Talk is a Pittsburgh mash-up DJ who may be the most prolific sampler in the business. The track that uses Kryptonite as its backbone, Bounce That, runs its lyrics (mostly the "I'll be on that" part) over no less than eight different samples in just 2:20 -- from The Emotions, to LCD Soundsystem, to The Breeders, to Stevie Wonder, to Steve Winwood, to Britney Spears, to Wreckx-N-Effect, to Elastica. I'm not sure if I actually like it, but you must give it at least one listen. Download it (for free!) on this site.
- For the Michigan folks who complained the Wolverines should have been included in my list of the "freshly hot" national recruiting powers ... sorry, I'm not changing my rankings. But, I will give a nod to an Ann Arbor octet I saw last night at Joe's Pub here in NYC: The afrobeat big-band NOMO. I snapped a pic of them with my souped-up new phone; the Motorola Q obviously has photographic limitations, but the show was excellent. This is perhaps the greatest funk-jazz-congrotronic dance party band you've never heard of (or at least I hadn't, 'til this week). Get a taste here.
- LSU's Glen Davis tells us that Young Dro's Shoulder Lean is the new hot track in Baton Rouge -- even if it did come from Atlanta. MySpace it if you like ... and tell Dro to fix his page.
Good to see Nomo getting some pub. Saw them in DC w/ His Name Is Alive. They had soul for days. Hopefully you got the acoustic Sarvodaya finale, with that big horn sound right in the middle of the crowd. Great stuff.