Soft Machine - Dada Was Here
“Por qué trabajas tú por all? Por qué no estas aquí en casa? La la la, yo no sé… sólo me pregunto Porque no soy feliz en la escuela? Es que puedo confiar en alguien que no est? Yo no sé… Es que puedo fumar cuando soy ma viejo? Es que puedo creer en el ídolo que queremos? Digame si es justo que no estés aquí? Para ayudarme, yo no sé, sólo me preguntan Yo no sé, no sé,...
Las Vegas Tango
Wow, I can’t believe I just found out that song was called Las Vegas Tango. Being that my family is from Argentina and I was born and raised in Las Vegas. Makes this song feel so much more personal. The perfect amount of mellow for today. I’ve been trying to get everything together for the Dopamine Flux Album, and wrap my head around all this work. Thanks Gary Burton I needed it,...
Anamaria e Mauricio - O trem Azul
FINALLY AHA!! I FOUND IT! I’M BLOWING UP YOUR SPOT MADLIB!!!!
RIP Uncle Mac
My 1st cousin William, aka my Uncle Mac just passed away this morning. His mother passed away when he was a boy, and after my grandmother passed away he was a complete lost soul. Throughout my life I’ve learned a lot from him. He was a very humble sweet person, and he loved his family. Some of my favorite things we shared: Shaw brothers kung-fu movies Richard Pryor Old School...
Um Girassol da Cor de Seu Cabelo
Someone, give this man a prize. My apologies, I keep forgetting people don’t know about music like this. This is a brilliant cover of a Milton Nascimento & Lo Borges song. If you like that you might like this version by Gil-scott Heron’s Savath and Savalas alias:
Does anyone know if Rosko Gee is still alive? I’ve been trying to figure this out for the last couple of days. What an underrated jamaican bass player originally from the band Gonzales, later went to Muscle shoals hooked up with Traffic. Somehow found his way to Germany with Can. I wish he was more productive during that period. I’ve finally gotten my hands on a copy of the Phantom...
Monday Morning Coffee - The Zombies
I’m not joking around here. I’ve always loved the zombies. Don’t care what anybody has to say about this one. Don’t judge me!
all-time top ten songs--no bullshit
Can - Mother Sky Flower Travellin’ Band - Satori Michael jackson - Rock with you Galt MacDermot - Coffee Cold The Jimmy Castor Bunch - It’s just begun James brown - Soul power Eric b and Rakim - Know the ledge Stevie Wonder - Superwoman Nick Drake - Fruit Tree Arthur Verocai - Velho Parente God damn you SOUL STRUT!
Nobody: Holy shit man, that last band was pretty rad. I know right! Nobody: Is there any like new bands that sound like that? Welll… not really, but you might be into Diagonal. Ever heard of them? Nobody: I listen to Kanye west.. Ohh yeah.. hah..Check these guys out too. http://www.myspace.com/diagonalband On a side note, I wish my brother Ian Torres was still around. I miss that...
MGP - The world of Genius Hans
I haven’t had much avant-garde prog rock in my diet lately. I’m guessing neither have you. If that cover doesn’t get your attention. I honestly don’t know what will. Nobody: Hey man, so like who are these guys anyways? Glad you asked. Moving Gelatine Plates. So Diego.. what’s so great about em? Well.. you see this is some long forgotten bugged out psychedelic...
A Volta da Asa Branca
Caetano Veloso in his PRIME!! They need to go ahead and make the Tropicalia Documentary already, Whats the hold up Fernando Meirelles? People need to see this! WATCH and LEARN FOOLS!!
James Gadson on Beck.com
Wonderful interview with one of the funkiest drummers alive. James Gadson. courtesy of: http://www.brianlebarton.com & http://www.beck.com/
Secretly, I hope it never stops raining..
The Dirty Mac - YER BLUES
..Wow, how come aint no one ever told me about this? Man, all this bullshit gets through my radar all day long. Fogging up my brain. Somehow, I just end up completly missing amazing shit like this. I wish I had a way to filter out the bullshit and only get to the good parts. Yes I’m lonely wanna die Yes I’m lonely wanna die If I ain’t dead already Ooh girl you know the reason...
Goodnight EVERYBODY - Malice in Wonderland
i love this
Big Muff's IPOD #1
Need some new music? DOWNLOAD 212 MB Mixed Mp3 zip file I made a quick playlist of what I’m currently rocking on my Ipod. Never really done this before, so if anybodys got a problem with me putting this up. Hit me up: Evilspidey@gmal.com. You should already know everything on here.. uhm a coupla guest appearances from some fam you know… Tell me what you think? Gaslamp Killer -...
Vern got SOULPOWER
My favorite movie reviewer, OUTLAW VERN, just posted about the movie SOULPOWER!! Vern: “It’s an amazing time capsule not just of an incredible event, but also a place in American history. In some ways it’s sad to watch, because as far as I know all the excitement they had about black Americans reaching out to Africans never turned into much. They seem so sure this is the bridge to the...
Monday Morning Coffee
Alright, enough sleeping wake the fuck up!
Staff Benda Bilili - Sexamachine
Alright dammit.. How do I get my guitar to sound like that kids Can with string?
I don’t know much about him, but he seems fucking awesome. RIP buddy.
Beak> Battery Point
Dear BEAK>, Can we please get a version of this with Beth Gibbons vocals? thx..
HEATROCK FOR HAITI →
The Soulstrut family is at it again.. Charity record auctions to help the people of Haiti. God bless em. Record splurging for a good cause. HIGHLY RECCOMENDED!
Alan Parker state of mind
I did Improv comedy last night. SHIT. Don’t ask me why.. For some reason, today I’m just in an Alan parker mood.
Get Back Mix CD: http://www.turntablelab.com/cds/0/0/83100.html– That’s right yall VEGAS REPRESENTING @ TurnTableLabLA
Aye Maker, Can I get one of those GRAYMAKER...
Come on man. How else am I supposed to let the Vegas heads know?
Oh my god. INO, man where you been all my life? For those of you not up on your random japanese piano playing downtempo producer game. Ino usually works with Nujabes. Aw, come on.. You ‘member Nujabes from Samurai Champloo. You don’t watch Samurai Champloo? Damn. Well listen to it, and if you’re into it you can find more of his music on MYSPACE. Meanwhile, looks Like I...
Gonjasufi - Candyland
I can’t stop dancing with this homeless man. The return of Boogie funk is sexy, and oddly unsettling at the same time. Kinda like sleeping with Grace Jones.
You guys have no idea how happy this makes me.
Goodbye Sam Raimi. Goodbye Kirsten Dunst. Goodbye Tobey Mcguire. ABOUT DAMN TIME!! Good RIDDANCE!!! - spidey
Fall of another year
This has got to be Can’s most underrated songs. No? If this blog had a theme song it would be this song.
I just joined Facebook (don't laugh). →
Woah! This little lady kicks ass!! Go on MAMA..
I’ve been thinking kind of hard about this today, but I’m going to change the format of this blog. For numerous reasons: a.) I don’t really read other peoples blogs, therefore why would someone want to read mine? b.) People don’t read this blog. though I’m not interested in followers. c.) I want to take advantage of my freedom to write about shit here. d.) I...
Ladies and Gentleman, MS. SHARON JONES!!
Looks like Gabe and co. have been cooking up a new LP. Comes out in May. I’m excited.
Mountain Mocha Kilimanjaro
Have you heard about these guys yet? Jazzman Gerald’s new Tokyo based Deep funk outfit. That’s what the fuck I’m talking about! I’m sorry guys I’mma BBOY first, musician second. This is my shit! Osakamonawho? Consider this a warning.
Soulstrut Radio - Back on the air!
I know! I know! …and it’s about god damned time too! So what? Are you just gonna sit there and complain? Go on man, Listen to the station. What are you waiting on already? http://soulstrut.tumblr.com/ That’s what you’ve been waiting for.. That’s the spot right there.. a little lower.. Yeah that’s that good stuff.
Daniel Schell and Dick Annegarn - The FF BOOM
I’ve been slaving away trying to make sure the Soulstrut radio update goes according to plan. As a special treat I’ve been adding some record day picks to the station. Record day was incredible last year, and there’s a lot of gems that I got turned on to. Perfect example is this little album right here: Those of you who only know Dick Annegarn from the soundtrack to...
Ever since I saw the post on Twitch. I knew somebody was doing something right somewhere. This shot up in my have to see movies in 2010. It’s about damn time they brought back Giallo, now what’s up with soundtrack already? Where is Goblin at when you need them?
RIP LHASA DE SELA
A truly beautiful artist has left this world on the first day of 2010. Her 21 month battle with breast cancer finally came to an exhausting end. I’m sure this revelation is a bittersweet end of a chapter for her close family and friends. I’ll personally remember her for her deep calm vocals, always well paced and moody. She was physically gorgeous and highly intelligent, born in New...
Monday Morning Coffee
Hungover. Birds singing. Earl grey Tea. Good morning everybody.
Latest Cali trip digs
I love record digging in Cali. You guys don’t even know what you got. Why why why why are you sleeping? Shiina ringo should cover this one. Gotcha Bitch! Been looking for this one for a while, and I somehow copped an OG in the wild. I love the cover photo on this. Spirit is mad underrated imo. The drums are always nice on James Gang Lps. I believe I first heard that one on Dusty...
MMX is here.
Let’s figure out ways to make this shitty world more bearable. I’mma kick things off with some Jorge Ben.