Archive for September, 2010

Prince Tambourine

September 24, 2010

Just got this in the mail. It’s already on my wall with good company. Today is a good day.

The story behind this particular tambourine from Yolanda : “It was 4/9/94 gold masquerade ball. And me and a friend went together and we were front row center. I wish I could remember the set list but I don’t. While he was performing he grabbed the tambourine from where the drums were and hit the tambo a few times while singing then walked by and as he did he handed it directly to me. That was the only one he gave out that night too. Wish I could remember more details but it seems like sooo long ago and all the times I’ve seen him run together.

The only other time I was closer to him was when he came into the glam slam club vip and only about 5 people were there and my girlfriend and me were kissing and we started dancing and he walked over towards us stood against the wall with a lollipop in his mouth and he was all by himself and watched us as we were dancing seductively together for about 5 min. Next thing we know we looked up and he was gone. Never forget that night.”

my favorite iPhone apps

September 21, 2010

Some of my favorite iPhone apps – Bomb Hip-Hop (of course), Bloomberg, Paypal, Genius Scan, Entrepreneur, SoundHound, AroundMe, Night Stand, Twitterrific, Facebook, CraigsPro, eBay, RedLaser, Netflix, YouTube, Ustream Broadcaster. What are your favorites?

80’s “Music Video” DVDs

September 19, 2010

We would like to thank everyone that came out to our 80’s party on Saturday night. To see photos from the party click here. For info on how to order 80’s music video DVD’s click here. To give you an example this is what is on the first 2 discs.

Disk One
01 The Buggles – Video Killed The Radio Star
02 Gary Numan – Cars
03 Journey – Faithfully
04 Madona – Like A Virgin
05 Rick Springfield – What Kind Of Fool Am I
06 The Fixx – One Thing Leads To Another
07 Kim Carnes – Bette Davis Eyes
08 Murray Head – One Night In Bangkok
09 Bryan Adams – Cuts Like A Knife
10 Def Leppard – Rock Of Ages
11 The Tubes – She’s A Beauty
12 Talking Heads – Burning Down The House
13 Duran Duran – Save A Prayer
14 INXS – The One Thing
15 Human League – Fascination
16 Wang Chung – Everybody Have Fun Tonight
17 Spandau Ballet – True
18 The Go Go’s – Vacation
19 The Knack – My Sharona
20 Howard Jones – Everlasting Love
21 John Couger – Jack And Diane
22 Baltimora – Tarzan Boy
23 Berlin – Sex…I’m A
24 Oingo Boingo – Wierd Science
25 Bow Wow Wow – I Want Candy
26 Steve Miller Band – Abracadabra
27 Missing Persons – Destination Unknown
28 Power Station – Bang A Gong / Get It On
29 The Scorpions – No One Like You

Disk Two
01 A Flock Of Seagulls – Space Age Love Song
02 Naked Eyes – Promises Promises
03 Level 42 – Something About You
04 Talking Heads – And She Was
05 Whitesnake – Still Of The Night
06 Simple Minds – Alive And Kicking
07 Olivia Newton-John – Physical
08 Kenny Loggins – Footloose
09 Culture Club – Karma Kameleon
10 Bryan Adams – Run To You
11 Corey Hart – Never Surrender
12 Bananarama – Venus
13 Asia – Heat Of The Moment
14 Madonna – Crazy For You
15 Marillion – Kayleigh
16 Honeymoon Suite – Feel It Again
17 Falco – Rock Me Amadeus
18 Dead Or Alive – You Spin Me Round
19 Dan Hartman – I Can Dream About You
20 Duran Duran – Is There Something I Should Know
21 Great White – Once Bitten Twice Shy
22 Foreigner – Say You Will
23 REM – Losing My Religion
24 Rod Stewart – Infatuation
25 Thompson Twins – Hold Me Now
26 Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
27 The Police – Don’t Stand So Close To Me
28 The Church – Under The Milky Way
29 T’Pau – Heart And Soul

Henry Rollins tells it like it is

September 12, 2010

Essential Rap Albums

September 10, 2010


This is just a starting point for those getting into rap music or for younger fans that wants to enjoy the older classic albums. It is not the “be all list,” it’s just a list compiled by 22 people (my friends and music lovers). There are so many albums that we split the rap lists into A and B. In my opinion list A are must haves and list B are albums you should get after you have all the ones on list A. The list below is compiled so far by David P., Nicole A., Jeff H., DJ Pone, Chase, Jimmy Taco, Eric. R., Skinny Fresh, Nick, DoodlebugV2, Bps, T-Rock, Maurice J., Spence Dookey, Mike Nice, Mike P., Gert, Pej, Vincent V., Corey N., DJ Toast, M. Bull.

DOC – No One Can Do It Better
Ultramagnetic MC’s – Critical Beatdown
Lord Finesse – Funky Technician
Alkaholiks – 21 & Over
Masta Ace – Slaughta House
Del – I Wish My Brother George Was Here
Main Source – Breaking Atoms
KRS One – Criminal Minded
Diamond and the Psychotic Neurotics – Stunts, Blunts, & Hip-Hop
Fugees – The Score
Black Sheep – A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing
Gang Starr – Step In the Arena
Geto Boys – Geto Boys
Run DMC – Raising Hell
Eazy E – Eazy Duz It
Dr. Dre – The Chronic
Pharcyde – Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo – Wanted : Dead or Alive
Organized Konfusion – Organized Konfusion
Mantronix – The Album
Wu-tang – 36 Chambers
Nas – Illmatic
Cypress Hill – self titled
Ice Cube – Amerikkka’s Most Wanted
Biz Markie – Goin’ Off
L.L. Cool J – Radio
NWA – Straight Outta Compton
Digital Underground – Sex Packets
EPMD – Unfinished Business
De La Soul – 3 Feet High And Rising
De La Soul – De La Soul Is Dead
Public Enemy – Yo! Bum Rush The Show
Public Enemy – It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
A Tribe Called Quest – The Low End Theory
3rd Bass – Cactus Album
Beastie Boys – Licensed To Ill
Beastie Boys – Pauls Boutique
Eric B & Rakim – Paid In Full
Jungle Bros. – Done By the Forces of Nature
BDP – By All Means Necessary
JVC Force – Doin Damage
Big Daddy Kane – Long Live the Kane

Common Sense – Resurrection
Pete Rock & CL Smooth – Mecca & the Soul Brother
GZA – Liquid Swords
Ice T – O.G.
Slick Rick – Adventures of…
Nice & Smooth – self titled
3rd Bass – Derelicts of Dialect
A Tribe Called Quest – Midnight Mauraders
A Tribe Called Quest – People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm
Jungle Brothers – Straight Out The Jungle
Paris – The Devil Made Me Do It
Brand Nubian – One For All
UMC’s – Fruits of Nature
Big L – The Big Picture
Jurassic 5 – Quality Control
Aceyalone – All Balls Don’t Bounce
Freestyle Fellowship – Inner City Griots
Outkast – Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik
Leaders of the New School – A Future Without a Past
Run D.M.C. – self titled
T La Rock – Lyrical King
MC Shan – Down By Law
D-Nice – Call me D-Nice
X-Clan – To The East Backwards
Organised Konfusion – Stress
Hijack – The Horns Of Jerico
King Tee – At Your Own Risk
Low Profile – We’re In This Together
Alkaholiks – Coast 2 Coast
Kurious – A Constipated Monkey
Beatnuts – Street Level
Eric B. & Rakim – Follow The Leader
Big Daddy Kane – Looks Like a Job For…
Souls of Mischief – 93 Til…
Jeru – The Sun Rises In The East
Redman – Whut the album
Blackalicious – Melodica ep
Stetsasonic – On Fire
King Sun – Righteous But Ruthless
Chill Rob G – Ride the Rhythm
Too Short – Life Is…
Black Moon – Enter Da Stage
EPMD – Strictly Business
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo – Road to the Riches

Seattle and San Francisco

September 5, 2010

What a way to spend Labor Day Weekend. Two gigs in two cities, two nights in a row. On Friday night it was at Nectar Lounge in Seattle. Gigs on holiday weekends can be tricky and even though it was the night before the 3-day festival Bumbershoot we had a good turnout. As always it was good to see Tate, Jed, Ken, Jonathan, Michelle and Mone Love. Here’s some photos from the Prince and Michael event.

On Saturday night it was our return to Madrone Art Bar in San Francisco. It was great to be back at the place where the “magic” first began. Special thanx to Mike and the entire staff at Madrone. Shouts to the usual PR+MJ suspects; Evol, Meredith, Ron, Ankur and Randy. We appreciate your support. Click here for photos from the night. It was our first time broadcasting live from the event on ustream. You can watch some of the recorded video segments here.

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thank you Chicago

September 4, 2010

On August 28th I was fortunate enough to present The Prince vs Michael Experience in Chicago at Beauty Bar. The night was a success and I’ll be back on October 16th. I met some really nice Prince and Michael Jackson fans in Chicago. Thank you to Peter, Brent, the entire Beauty Bar staff, Kristina and Geri. Shout outs to Marcus, Tony, Diane, Camilla, Lakeesha, Nik, Stymie, Jo, William, Diana, Ab, Mone, Kristie and the many others whose names I didn’t catch or elude my memory. Here’s some photos from the event. Cheers and looking forward to October!

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