Evening! Sorry for the poor updates, but nothing is really happening in my life at the moment. At least nothing exciting worth mentioning. Oh, apart from the lovely weather we have been having. Sunshine all the way baby! I have been working on the new podcast, should be up this weekend if it all goes to plan. Although I am a bit frustrated. First of all, I have been asked to speak on them, and I don’t know whether or not that is a good idea… I mean, I am good at speaking (as some of you might know haha) but the question is, would anybody willingly listen to my randomness? Second of all, I have gotten a few obsessions music wise, only problem is, I CAN’T BLOODY FIND THEM ANYWHERE! One song that I have been listening to on repeat is Mayer Hawthorne’s latest single (that has been played on both Benji B’s 1Xtra show & Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide show) “Maybe So, Maybe No”. I have been going to his MySpace page to listen to the track, (which by the way has been on repeat for at least 2 hours every day this past week). I did find it on YouTube, but it has already been taken down due to copyright issues. Although the original from The New Holidays is good too. You can have a listen below (but it’s still not the same! I want the Mayer Hawthorne version so badly it hurts my soul!)
Another obsession (thanks to Mr. Peterson) this week has been Indigo Jam Unit,a Japanese jazz band. I have an LP from 2007 called “Demonstration”, but they have released an LP with only Common tracks, AND IT IS FUCKING AMAZING! I’ve tried buying that as well, but can only find it as a CD (I want it in mp3) on silly Japanese websites where I don’t understand the signs, on English-Japanese sites where it would cost me around 20 pounds plus shipping, OR it has been sold out/is out of stock. I feel like screaming! I did find some of the tracks on YouTube if you want to have a listen.
“Be” (from Common’s album “Be”)
If anybody can hook me up with either of these, or at least tell me where the hell I can get hold of them I would be forever grateful! It is a bit annoying having to go to MySpace or YouTube to be able to listen to the tracks, especially when I’m at work because it looks like I’m not doing any work. And also, I’d like to be able to listen to them when I’m not by my computer…
Ok, I think I have bored you enough now with my music problems. I should get on with selecting the tracks for the new podcast. Give me a shout if you want me to talk on the next one. I need to try out my crappy mic and check if it’s actually possible. Hope you have a nice Friday evening! Much love!