Thursday, April 14, 2005

The California Mix

A playlist dedicated to California living by rockers and hip hoppers alike.

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Monday, April 11, 2005

Song of the Day - "Trapped In the Closet Part 1" by R. Kelly

I don't know if R. Kelly intended for the track to include this much comedy, but I haven't laughed so much listening to a song in a long time.

Though the story-telling makes 'Trapped In The Closet' sound more like a dramatic interlude than a hit single, R. Kelly's unique sing-speak is instantly listenable. It even ends with a cliff-hanger.

So if you can still take the guy's made for skin-a-max, sex-on-the-kitchen-floor narratives seriously in light of all his legal troubles, you'll love this latest gem from the guy who sang so eloquently about 'Feelin' On Yo Booty.'"

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Song of the day: The Velvet Underground/"Beginning to See the Light"

I drove to L.A. this weekend with my friend Jeremy, which gave me a chance to catch up on my listening-to-music-while-driving habit. While I've been buying new music lately like it's going out of style, one of the standout songs on the drive was an old one -- The Velvet Underground's "Beginning to See the Light," off of their excellent self-titled album from 1969. That album is on my shortlist of desert island discs, and the song is one of my favorites. Click here to hear why.