Blogpocrypha: Great Complex Skrillex Article, Etta James' Purple Reign, James Brown, Etc.
Just a few nifty things from the magical innernets for you to enjoy. There's lots of lists of stuff and this is one. I'm trying to mix-up my interest in helping us change our silently stressful body language with a love of fun.
A truly stunning piece of Web 2.0 art (or are we at 3.0 or 4.0 by now?) by Complex Magazine with a great cover story on hot new producer and DJ Skrillex. You have to see this to believe and enjoy it. Plus a great video with ASAP Rocky.
A$AP ROCKY - Wild For The Night (Explicit) ft. Skrillex, Birdy Nam Nam
A great cover of the Prince song "Purple Rain" by one of the reigning queens of sould in Etta James. If you ever get sick of what modern music is supposed to sound like, I say just check out more classics like this.
Etta James - Purple Rain
Also a couple of versions of "It's a Man's World" by Etta James and James Brown. It's kind of neat to compare the two and see how even if this is or was sort-of true, it still wouldn't be anything without a woman or a girl.
Etta James - It's a Man's Man's World
James Brown - It's A Man's Man's Man's World
This is a great mixtape by the all-time great DJ Premiere celebrating James Brown's influence on hip hop. As he says, if you don't understand or respect Mr. Brown's (witting or unwitting contributions) then you don't belong.
Looking for some b-ball time-wasting combined with inspiration, I read the great new Sports Illustrated article about Kobe Bryant, who mentioned he heard Michael Jackson listened to the then-best-selling of all-time Bee Gees album obsessively before he recorded "Thriller" to try to "beat it", which he did.
That lead to a scan of the Wikipedia article on "Thriller", which then lead to me looking at Rolling Stone Magazines list of the 500 greatest albums of all time and - spoiler alert - me listening to The Beatles "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band" this morning. Ah the innernets, you've gotta love 'em and leave 'em.
Duckman - 28 - A Room With a Bellevue