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It’s been a rough ride these past couple of weeks getting ready for Project Las Vegas, the big semi-annual trade show where we show off our new collection. All in all, it was a great show and we got a lot of big thangs in the works. I decided to bring my flip video along for the ride so here’s a brief look at what a trip to Project is like, Kid Dangerous style. If only I wouldn’t have drank so much, I would have remembered to video more. We really need to have someone documenting all this stuff that isn’t me. I’m just too unreliable… hahaha
For real though, wish we would have got more on tape but regardless, it’s fun stuff, enjoy:
I’ve been overloaded with new music lately and it’s been quite the treat. Nothing like discovering new bands, hearing new albums and bumping that hot shit driving around LA. Here’s a list of some amazing new tracks I’m listening to:
Black Tequila- Ghost Face Killa feat. Cappadona and Trife
Ghost Face has got to be the hardest working dude in rap outside of Lil Wayne. The dude just keep dropping albums year after year and his body of work has to put him on a relatively short list of best rappers of all time. Here’s a banger off his new album Apollo Kids. The track has a great beat and features Cappadona and Trife. Cappadona is very thankful for Ghost Face breathing new life into his career. Apparently, he was driving a cab a few years ago and he sounds like he’s gained 50 pounds. Trife has been on a bunch of GFK’s tracks and while he will never be a household name, I think he’s pretty underrated.
Have you guys heard of Twin Shadow? I just found out about a them a couple of weeks ago and I can’t stop listening to their debut album, Forget. Seriously, I’ve listened to it probably 60 times and I’ve got them circled on my Coachella schedule already. This whole album is amazing but I’m going to feature two songs that are a great primer for what they’re all about. They got a great lead singer, great background music, a nice electronic element, great melodies, lyrics, the list goes on and on. Without further adeiu
This is not their music video but it works pretty well with the song!
When We’re Dancing
I can’t find the album version but this live one is pretty damn sexy. Go get the album people.
You Only Live Once- The Strokes
I love the Strokes. Always have and always will. I recently found this little gem that’s a demo they recorded now being featured in some move with Steven Dorf. I love the last name Dorf. Anyway, it’s so slow and so nice that it makes me warm and fuzzy inside.
Blow Up- J. Cole
So J. Cole is the most anticipated rapper since Drake. the first signing on Jay Z’s new record label Roc Nation, he the next chosen one in the rap game. Or at least that’s what everybody thought. I love the guy, just not 100% sure he’s as marketable as a Drake or Lil Wayne. All he talks about is blowing up and I hope it happens for him or he’s gonna feel kinda dumb.
Matt & Kim- Northeast
So, I gotta admit, I’m starting to get over Matt & Kim. Their new album is a lot of the same and this time around, I find myself tuning out more and more. That being said, they provided me with this little ditty that I truly enjoy. Nice and slow.
I Need a Dollar- Aloe Blacc
Anybody who watched How to Make it in America (and apparently there weren’t many of you since it didn’t make it through a full season) have been hypnotized by this song which was in their intro. I tracked down the artist and it turns out this guy Aloe Blacc went to USC when I was there and was in a rap group called Emenon with Exile, an amazing DJ who has flourished since his days in south central as well. This whole CD is great if you love that soul shit, which I do.
The Decemberists- June Hymn
I think the Decemberists catch a lot of flack for being a soft, which they totally are and I have no idea where their lead singer Colin Meloy comes from. He talks like he was raised in victorian era of great brittain (there was such a thing right? I’m too lazy to google that shit). Regardless, I love them for one thing and one thing only: their slow songs. They’re so lovely and every time I hear them, I cry like a little girl.
Christian Dior Flow- Kanye West Feat. John Legend, Kid Cudi, Pusha T, Lloyd Banks & Ryan Leslie
By Now the Kanye West comeback is official. His new album is by far and away my favorite rap album of the year and even though he’s still a total jerk, he’s america’s jerk. Weeks leading up to his album dropping, he did this thing called Good Fridays where he dropped a new track every week. There’s a bunch of bangers that never made the album. I don’t know how he didn’t put this track on. With an all star cast of John Legend, Kid Cudi, Pusha T and the artist formerly known as Lloyd Banks from the G-Unit, it’s amazing. Something to put on full blast and drive fast to and pretend you’re way bigger of a gangsta than you really are.
First Aid Kit- Sailor Song
I typically don’t like folky bands with female lead singers. Not being sexist here, just being real. I started listening to this band First Aid Kit, and they totally won me over. Great voices and melodies and I like the lyrics too. Here’s a video of them performing one of my favorite songs at South by Southwest.
That’s all for now. Hope you enjoy the tunes and happy monday. people.
So, my girlfriend and I were bored the other night and decided to apply to be on the NBC gameshow, “Minute to Win It”. Basically, it’s a game where you perform physical skill tests that require a lot of hand-eye coordination and nerves of steel and you can win a SHITLOAD of money doing it. Well, we got a call back yesterday and our casting audition is Friday. Not really keeping my hopes up considering that they’ll probably be a ton of other people there but it hasn’t stopped us from preparing! They told us to learn out to play this came called Speed Eraser which requires you to bounce pencils into seven different cups in under a minute. After a couple of tries, I got my game tight! Here’s a video and I’ll be keeping everyone posted with how this process goes. Gotta admit, it would be nice to make it on!
It’s time for another installment of What’s Playing on My Walkman. I know, I know, your welcome. Thanks for making your week.
So, a couple of years ago, Pete Townsend from the Who got busted with all kinds of kiddie porn on his computer & got off scot-free because he said he needed it for research for his upcoming book. I used a similar excuse when my girl went thru my computer. On a side note, check your local Barnes & Nobles for my upcoming book “Sexy Latinas in Cheerleading Outfits”. To listen, click here.
I got tickets for the Best Coast show this Saturday at the Troubadour & I need to swap them for the Sunday show. Holler is you wanna trade. email@example.com. And make sure to check your mailboxes for the “save-the-dates” for my Quinciniera. To listen, click here.
You are welcome Duck Sauce. The outfits in this video are so badass too. This is similar to the direction that we’re taking Kid Dangerous next season. Man-capes are gonna be the hot shit in 2011. To listen, click here.
Just a banger. And one of the cooler albums covers in awhile. To listen, click here.
It’s just a damn good song. Not much else to say. Except for that I love you. To listen, click here.
If this doesn’t get you dancing, I don’t know what will. To listen, click here.
Everyone knows November’s birthstone is crystals. And crystals are a girl’s best friend, so why not 3 songs with “crystal” in the band names:
A little remix action with Robert Smith from the Cure. He can still sing but he looked all akward at Coachella a couple years ago as a middle-aged fat guy still trying to pull off the face make-up. To listen, click here.
New single from these guys. Doin their best Joy Division impression as usual. To listen, click here.
Still pissed I missed these guys at Sunset Junction. Considering I live two blocks from the stage they played, no excuse. Unless you consider 20+ cocktails/beers an excuse. To listen, click here.
That’s it for this installment of what’s playing on my walkman. Now it’s time to listen to my walkman and pretend I’m working. Cheers boss!
Have you guys heard of Die Antwoord? They’re this fucking crazy group from South Africa. When I first heard it, my head almost exploded. Then my friend sent me a link to this video and I realized they’re even crazier than I thought. They’re pushing things about as far as you can go an in the process, making some funky ass music that has to be commended. Give this like two minutes before you give it up. There’s three different members that all bring different stuff to the table.
Needless to say, Seinfeld is an epic show. So many great episodes, so many great characters. I was reminiscing about it this morning and pulled my favorite scene ever. Library Detective Bookman!
So we had tickets for two different concerts in the same night. Does it Offend You, Yeah? in Hollywood at the Music Box and Ratatat in Downtown at Club Nokia in L.A. Live. We were cutting it close going from one to the other and here’s how it all went down…
So, I was recently contacted by a great guy named Ryan Yezak about featuring some Kid D gear in a viral video he was doing. He told me he gets millions of hits on on youtube doing his own versions of popular musics videos from the likes of Lady Gaga, Ke$ha and more. My interest was definitely piqued. One week later and I give you California Gays. So hilarious. So Gay.