Daryl’s House is the spot!

September 28, 2010

I love Hall & Oats from way back. Waaaaay back. The very first albums I bought were Hall & Oats and Joan Jett. My mom took me to the record store in the mall. I couldn’t decide and ended up with Joan Jett and Hall & Oats albums. 1981. I still have both albums. If you busted out a magnifying glass and looked in the bottom right corner, you’d see my name written in all it’s pre-teen glory! Fond memories of my sister and I singing “Man Eater” in the back of my parents’ pimped out van. Hall & Oats. Soul and rock done right. Flash forward … I find out about “Live From Daryl’s House.” This is greatness, no matter where you’re at in the age spectrum. Daryl Hall has really gone and done it! I am so into this project. He has musicians to his house, records their jam sessions, and puts it on the web for free viewing. Really. Take a moment and groove. You will find love for artists you never considered and really dig the process of making music happen. Live From Daryl’s House has soooo many things to view. I recommend hitting the show archive list (to pick an episode) and then watching the full episodes. My hands down favs are Chromeo, Sharon Jones, Bacon Brothers, Funky Kingston, Smokey Robinson, Company of Thieves, Travis McCoy (“Be Thankful For What You Got” kills)  and on and on! It’s all good … take a minute and check it. Internet done right.

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Chromeo Business Casual

September 24, 2010

Who doesn’t want moooore Chromeo? They bring the electro-funk-pop, and they bring it hard!!  Business Casual is the third installment of what I deem The Chromeo Effect. Dance jams on funk steroids.  The moves in this video are rad!  It’s the Chromeo you know and love. The perfect blend of funk, pop, & 80’s synth. Hell Yeah.

 

 Delish 70’s space-hotness.

Terry Terry Poison

September 22, 2010

I want to be in Terry Poison.

Seriously.

So hot. I mindlessly rock out to the new Terry Poison album.  Spazzy. Yum.

Munk … oh Munk. A gas.

September 17, 2010

First, I stumbled upon this wonderous song. Munk’s new single “La Musica.” This, in turn, led me to Munk’s album Cloudbuster from 2008. Which led me to this: Um, utter fab-nous, yes? I mean right?! Munk’s music, with its grit and hints of funk, and really, just a spot on mix of electro and pop and throwback, a perfectly mixed cocktail for your ears. Then tie it in with these ridiculously rad videos, speechless fun no doubt. You are encouraged, to groove.

Kavinsky

September 8, 2010

I don’t know what my fascination is with Kavinsky, but from the moment I heard 1986 I was hooked, hooked Night Rider style. Cars and elctro house. Hand in hand. 

And now there’s Nightcall … yeah … it’s good.

I LOVE (a lot) this video, classic, but freakin’ rad. Kinda like The Gorillaz and Daft Punk all rolled up into one. Kavinsky’s imaging and sounds coexist perfectly.

CocoRosie

September 3, 2010

Yet another reason to love CocoRosie. New album, Grey Oceans. Video leaves me floored.