That is some sharp work. From his myspace page: “Taru Dalmia is a reggae and hip hop artist based in New Delhi India. He has performed at various poetry forums and live shows, representing the lyrical and cultural tradition of reggae dancehall and hip hop in India.” [HT, SC]
The rhymes were flowing and beat was strong. And I had a big, huge, grin through the whole night. It was the first night of Hiphopistan. I skipped the panel – as each panel skipped, adds 10 weeks to my life span – and showed up in the middle of Kabir’s set. I got to [...]
Saira Banu weirds out the all-too precious ode to motherland by Manoj Kumar. All I know is that Pran and Prem Chopra are _both_ in it – the baddest bad men ever. Don’t believe me? Check this clip from the same, sampled and tweaked by Dan The Automator Nakamura and DJ Shadow in Bombay the [...]
Feist with Broken Social Scene, The New Pornographers, The National and some other people.
Does Kanye love chapatis? Hell Yeah, he does.
I absolutely demand that you read Samantha Shapiro’s Hip-Hop Outlaw from NYT Magazine. It is such a great read with asides like “(The Fox report on the DJ Drama raid included a shot of a grave-looking police officer saying, “In this case we didn’t find drugs or weapons, but it’s not uncommon for us to [...]
Toronota based desi band, Falak – who think therefore they resist – want you to know that at least one of the 9/11 hijackers was just a spurned lover. In their video for the song, Yadain II – Memories II – the band rocks, ‘how do I live after forgetting you?’ while the hijacker gets [...]
Brett Lee duets with Asha Bhosle in one of the more bizarre things I have seen in a while. I do commend Lee on his rolled R’s.
I have issues with authenticity. 1 One of the best scenes in Terry Zwigoff’s brilliant Ghost World is the horrific date Seymour has at the local “blues bar” where the frat/club/blues band the Blueshammer gives a soul-crunching perfomance of “Pickin’ Cotton Blues”: I been pickin’ cotton all DAY LONG. “Aren’t they great?,” asks Seymour’s chirpy [...]
My readers are such lovely people. They know that I am just goofing off under the pretense of being busy. So, they do not hesitate to ask of me what they want. Here is gentle reader, Jeff: Dear Mystery Man, I see from CM that you are (a) hip and (b) someone who appreciates music. [...]
I was toying with the idea of doing a top 5 or so albums of 2005. Since, I, um, actually paid attention to music, this year [not dissertating, obviously]. Stuck in an office staring at the computer monitor for 8 hours a day – every day – does that to you. I also, happen to [...]
Saw Arcade Fire at the Riviera last night with sven and rajeev. What an amazing show – def. one for my best of list. They play like maniacs and behave like ones too – rocking out in their band gear. So darn cute. I must admit that after keeping them in heavy rotation for most [...]
(written by dacoit) The British-Sri Lankan singer/toaster/artist/producer M.I.A. has been anything but missing in action lately, blowin’ up the (cyber)spot on a worldwide(web) scale for the last few months and garnering mention in the US, Britain and Canada (though she is nowhere to be found in the press outside of Europe or North America as [...]
Slate is having the yearly movie club that I enjoy tremendously. Everyone’s top ten is coming out in anticipation of award season. I didn’t get to the movies much this past year. Netflix was a heavenly savior. The best movie I saw was made in 2003 and won’t be released in America until later in [...]
Aimee‘s book reading kicked off a most excellent weekend. She was great and I am looking forward to reading the short stories. Sunday, we went to see Yuri Bashmet and the Moscow Soloists play at a church in the north-western suburbs. This being the second weekend in a row that we were surrounded by hundreds [...]
I have driven across continental US twice – once without any sound system and once with only a working radio in the car. No one, perhaps, can understand the horror that is radio broadcasts in Kansas. Here are some songs that I wish I was listening to… Magnetic Fields: Long Vermont Roads. Actually, one can [...]
The video is amazing [also here or here or here]. The lyrics are harsh and powerful (strap him with an AK 47, let him go/ Fight his own war, let him impress daddy that way). This is what F 9/11 hoped it could be. Eminem’s Mosh could very well be our anthem, our Times They [...]
Now that diss. week is over, roses can bloom. Except, it is kinda cold. So, sven and some other cool people do these music lists. Normally, I am not the one for lists. It’s the hierarchy that gets to me. But, this latest one caught my attention. Top Covers. I dig covers. My criteria for [...]
Britney was seeking to cast her new video and, apparently, she asked for a Pakistani. She should have called me. Unlike sven, I am not a fan of Ms. Spears talents but I do want Pakistan getting proper respect in soft-core music videos. I would have asked one of my retired elders to lend some [...]
Last night, k. (mrs. sepoy) went to see Maybelline presents Chicks With Attitude with ourlawyerfriend at the House of Blues. For a take on Liz Phair’s music, I urge you to read wonkette neÈ theanticmuse’s thoughts. k. upon return was thoroughly disgusted by the GirlsGoneWild vibe of the place. So, enjoy a review of the [...]