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6 Oct

September disappeared faster then the summer, the transition rearing the ugly heads of academics, and responsibility. But now October is in full swing and has it many redeeming qualities worth note! For one the first weekend of every October gifts us with the extremely exciting VNA Rummage Sale! For those who don’t know the rummage sale is a massive vintage/second hand extravaganza featuring clothes, furniture, jewelry, art, electronics and more! One of my fondest memories of my freshman year of high school, is my dear friend Jeff pretending to be my father calling me out of school, and taking me to my first VNA sale. As always I will be keeping my eye out for soccer jerseys, NY Jets Gear, and this year I really want to get my hands on a dope robe for protection from after shower chills.

Here’s me in an epic Jets Hat & Sweatshirt combo my buddy Brett(pictured in the mirror)  from a 2 years ago!

Another extraordinary October offering, is pumpkin. Pumpkin anything. Pie, coffee, candles, and deserts. But for me personally this equals pumpkin beer, and this year I have been trying to get my greedy little mitts on all the pumpkin beer I can in an attempt to establish a clear favorite. So far the Post Road Pumpkin Ale and The Southern Tier Pumpking(get it!) Imperial Ale are neck and neck for that top spot. Feel free to send me any suggestions or recommendations, because while I know I tried a lot, I know I haven’t tried them all.

Yummmmmmmmmm in my Tummmmmmmmmmmm

Thirdly as a weaker SoundCloud Souvenir this week(weaker in the fact I lumped it into this Jennyesq post, not due to the content of the souvenir),  a band I have gushed over before on this blog , Real Estate, and the newest song “Green Aisles” off there soon to be released full length LP Days. A less bubbly more reflective track displaying there emotional depth and songwriting range. Basically this band is fucking great, I really enjoyed all the projects the members where apart of before forming Real Estate, and lately they been hitting the nail on the head for me. I hope you love it as much as I have and will continue to.

As Always

One Love

Brian  :]

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SoundCloud Souviner – Sun Araw and High Wolf

29 Sep

Sun Araw has swiftly vaulted himself in to the upper echelon of psychedelic tune makers and internet buzz creators.  If you are unfamiliar with his work, he is extremely well versed in his musical exploration jumping from drugged out spiritual jams to afrocentric dub inspired tracks, here is a small sample of what you can expect as he tweeted a link to jam, entitled “Shrine Time” he did with France’s psychedelic diplomat to the world, High Wolf, enjoy.

 

 

one love

Brian

 

SoundCloud Souvenir – Ramp Recordings

21 Sep

This edition of SC Souvenir is going to be short, but hearty, like BBQ pull pork eating contest hearty, and something I could totally go for right about now, well just the pulled pork not the eating contest. Amidst the darker side of Autumn that locks us inside to study or work with it is gray skies and rain, as it has these past few days in NJ, try to overcome with the help of some the seriously awesome dance tracks that are up on Ramp Recordings SoundCloud;

One Love

Brian

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Colin Stetson Live 3am Montreal

16 Sep

When a person or people describe music as avant garde, your initial subconscious reaction is to discover your brain reminiscing about some noisy DIY show you’ve been to in a college city basement or pondering some of the iconic godfathers pursuing alternative techniques of pushing art and music to it’s limits and then some(Zappa, Sun Ra, etc.). You could very well just be grouping for words trying to define exactly what avant garde means. Experimental? yes. Innovative? yes. Crazy? sort of. Weird? maybe.

The French translation roughly means advanced guard, with the adjective English version literally meaning to advance the boundaries. Something that horn specialist Colin Stetson has accomplished with a great deal of success. Colin’s music is not some “emperor’s new clothes” phenomena like some artists I think get away with, his sound is refined, his talent with his instruments reaching great heights, and the skill in producing his performances is nothing short of spectacular.

I had fallen in love with his record, New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges, after a trusted friend’s recommendation lead me to acquire it, and after drifting out of heavy personal rotation I saw this video and  it was immediately thrust back in to an even heavier rotation this time around as it was brought to my attention that the entire album is recorded on 24 different mic positions, with no looping or over-dubbing. That simply is amazing! My mind will perpetually be blow by this concept. I am struggling to describe how utterly impressive that is, so I will shut up and let you enjoy the video, which is impressive in it’s own right because there was no audio post production, all the sounds you are hearing where just capture by the live mics in one take. including the cars driving by in the tunnel below.

Colin Stetson – “The Stars In His Head” (Dark Lights Remix)

One love

Brian

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SoundCloud Souvenir – Slime

7 Sep

This a concept for a post I have wanted to do for a while now, featuring a link to, and tunes of a musician’s soundcloud page that I am really feeling.  I hope to make SoundCloud Souvenir a regular occurrence on the Brainbow(one a week maybe?). So it only be fitting that I start with the artist that inspired me with this concept , U.K. Producer, Slime.

In the vast technological landscape of cheaper, easier to use audio equipment that doesn’t compromise quality, accompanied by the modern plethora of software and other accessible means to record your own tracks, any pea brain can string together a couple of layered loops and call themselves a “producer”.  Unfortunately they are just producers of uninspired garbage lacking any musical depth or emotional reference. Similar to the douches we all knew(and maybe still know) who formed shitty rock bands in the late 1990’s early 2000’s, compiling three chord riffs joined by cliched lyrics all in an attempt to get laid.

Slim is everything these internet dweebs are not. Slime is the solo project of 19 year old Brit, Will Archer, whose musical talents transcend the keyboard and mouse game,  and reaches a much more advanced level of approach to electronically produced music. His skill with rhythm is clearly evident, as you’ll hear, his beats are not overly convoluted striving for unnecessary complexities, rather achieving a much more mature depth in his exquisite execution. Archer’s sound is extremely cohesive utilizing a collection of instruments, ranging from guitars and drums to sax, flute, and clarinet, all which he plays himself.  The Slime motif is evident, and there is clearly a lot of space for him to grow. I am so glad I caught him early in his career, and look forward to his future releases with great anticipation. How could you not, when the potential for this kid to reach genius heights is so blatantly evident.  Here’s my favorite track on his recently released Increases EP.

Find Slime on Facebook, Twitter, and order his record here.

One Love

B.Cash

Dog? Day Afternoon

4 Sep

I recently came across this video, and although I know it is not too recent of a short(over 2 million hits on youtube where it was posted a little over a year ago). So if you’ve seen it, watch it again, because I know you love it already, and you can giggle, smile, and enjoy it all again. For those how have NOT seen this little ditty, be excited. Too be more specific to those how have not seen this, and are simultaneously a Dog Lover, and Star Wars Lovers alike, be really excited!  For your intertainment “AT-AT Day Afternoon” an internet short by Patrick Boivin;

As he explains in the caption on youtube, “When I was a kid, there are two things I wanted badly and never got… A real dog and a Kenner AT-AT Walker.”

Awesome!

Brian

P.S. If you liked it watch the making of, it’s brilliant.

 

 

SICK AT-AT BOOM BOX!

 

Oldie but Goodie

23 Aug

Okay so it not that old, but old enough(circa 1999), and most certainly good enough. Coffee and TV by the band Blur, is a great track, but moreover the music video is even better! It is super cute, and extremely entertaining. A great compliment to an awesome song, check it out!

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