Due to the album Bad reaching its 25th anniversary, some unreleased tracks are surfacing.
Here’s one about abortion papers called “Song Groove(a.k.a. Abortion Papers).” It’s obvious that whoever was the gatekeeper regarding bad tracks that would ultimately damage a career beyond repair did an excellent job back in ’87.
I guess this can be an inspiration to all of the aspiring musicians out there. If one of the greatest artists of all time made something like this, you can surely strike gold at least once.
UPDATE: Last night after this was posted I was chatting with Lindsey and she said she wanted to find the lyrics to this song. I figured I might as well track them down and post them here for all to enjoy/dissect/cringe at. You’re welcome!
I’m quite an unabashed Weeknd fan and am into basically everything this guy has his hands on (okay that “Initiation“ song is kinda fucked up but it’s still awesome (I just revisited it and it is really awesome). Anyway, the third and final album in the trilogy of music released this year just dropped the other night. “Echoes of Silence” sonically and more or less thematically picks up right off where “Thursday” (and House of Balloons before that) left off. Fantastic production, vocals, singing, drugs, crooning, sex, screaming, moaning, distortion, sex, noise, beats, everything.
I just got finished with my first listen through. I’m not sure where it fits ranking-wise with the other two albums but I definitely like what I hear.
…Since the beginning of time, I have been searching for a job. A real job, a good, fulfilling, enjoyable, meaningful job that I can call a real career. Maybe it’s a pipe dream, but I have convinced myself that I am going to find a job that I’m going to completely love. One of those “not your ordinary workplace” type of jobs in a cool environment with smart, funny, progressive thinking, coworkers working together to create, market, produce, advertise, cook, bake, build, make, design…whatever it is that they do.
I’ve come across a few of these companies/businesses in my search but it wasn’t until about a week ago that I found out that Carrot Creative was hiring. This Brooklyn, NY based full service social media agency exudes all of the qualities of the type of company I dream of working for. Progressive, different, Smart, with enjoyable atmosphere. You know “hip” and “cool”. Well, I’m hip(?), I’m cool (?), (right?).
Since they are quite progressive and forward thinking, their hiring process is quite different from your average “send us your resume and cover letter and if you happen to know somebody who works here maybe we’ll get back to you” type of business. Right on their website they say they get lots of applications, and if you want to “stand out from all the noise, figure out how to get our attention”.
So Carrot Creative. That’s what I’m doing. I’m calling you out!
I was lucky enough to be on hand at the filming of the music video for Chaz Van Queen’s song “Do U Like It?” on which Kool A.D. of Das Racist is featured. It was a lot of fun and our friends from RGB Video Productions did a bang up job. Expect the official video to drop soon, but in the meantime check out this highlight reel of behind the scenes footage cut to Chaz’s song VanRandom . For more on Chaz (including an entire free album) check out www.chazvanqueen.com and also hit up www.dasracist.net to check out what Kool A.D. is up to.
Bonus: Since this is only a highlight reel, might as well give you a legitimate music video to watch. Check out Das Racist’s video for their song “Michael Jackson”. I’ll include the video for “Black or White” by Michael Jackson so you get all the references.