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Mar 4, 2009
Slow and Low 3 - The Covers
The third compilation in the "Slow and Low" series. I usually get a kick out of a good cover song...assuming it's well done. Some of them tread the line of cheesy, yet others create a new feel altogether. From my understanding, a cover song is a way to honor a song that someone views as classic. If that's the case, the more renditions that one song has by other artists, the more 'classic' it must be, right? Jealous Guy by John Lennon has been covered and commercially released 192 different ways...so it must be a classic (in my opinion, the Donny Hathaway version is better than the original). A recent trend seems to be to cover Umbrella, by Rihanna. According to Wikipedia, artists such as Amanda Palmer, Manic Street Preachers, OneRepublic, Lillasyster, Scott Simons, Marie Digby, Mandy Moore, Tegan and Sara, Vanilla Sky, Biffy Clyro, My Chemical Romance, Linkin Park, All Time Low, McFly, Plain White T's, Taylor Swift, and others have covered it in different styles.

As long as the cover sounds great or invokes a smile, it's all good. Here is a brief sample of some great covers of some great songs.

1. Easy Star All-Stars - Karma Police (feat. Citizen Cope) [Radiohead]
2. Ebrahim - Lady & Paris/Tokyo [D'Angelo & Lupe Fiasco]
3. Donny Hathaway - Jealous Guy [John Lennon]
4. Obadiah Parker - Hey Ya [Andre 3000]
5. Cibo Matto - About a Girl [Nirvana]
6. Ebrahim - Oops, I Did It Again [Britney Spears]
7. Kay Pettigrew - Fresh Prince of Bel Air [Will Smith]
8. Nina Gordon - Straight Outta Compton [N.W.A.]
9. The Bird and the Bee - Don't Stop the Music [Rihanna]
10. Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings - Inspiration Information [Shuggie Otis]
11. Ben Kweller - Wait [The Beatles]
12. Calico Horse - Idioteque [Radiohead]
13. Ben Folds - Bitches Ain't Shit [Dr. Dre]
14. Seu Jorge - Changes [David Bowie]

Dec 12, 2008
The Best of 2008: The Hip Hop Edition
Here is a complilation of songs that are off of my favourite hip hop albums of 2008.


1) Madlib - The Mystery (Dilla's Still Her) [Beat Konducta Vol. 5: Dil Cosby Suite]

2) Nas - Queens Get The Money [Untitled]
3) Illa J - Timeless [Yancey Boys]
4) The Roots - Rising Up (feat. Chrisett Michelle & Wale) [Rising Down]
5) Jake One - Glow (feat. Elzhi & Royce Da 5'9") [White Van Music]
6) Nicolay & Kay - Tight Eyes [Time Line]
7) Black Milk - RePPiN For U (feat. AB) [Tronic]
8) Q-Tip - Manwomanboogie (feat. Amanda Diva) [The Renaissance]
9) Jean Grae - Don't Rush Me (feat. 9th Wonder) [Jeanius]
10) Jazz Liberatorz - When The Clock Ticks (feat. J. Sands) [Clin D'oeil]
11) Elzhi - Motown 25 [The Preface]
12) Guilty Simson - The American Dream [Ode To The Ghetto]
13) Atmosphere - Yesterday [When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold]
14) Jay Electronica - Exhibit A (Transformation) [Fresh Cuts Vol. 3]
15) RZA - Try Ya Ya Ya [Digi Snacks]
16) Johnson & Johnson - Wow! [Blu & Mainframe are Johnson & Johnson]

Nov 11, 2008
So Soulful
One of my favourite albums that was released this year is Raphael Saadiq's - The Way I See It. Since this album has ruled my iPod for the last couple of months, I thought I'd create a quick compilation of soul-infused R&B and hip hop melodies for this latest podcast.

Enjoy the selection and let it warm you up on these soon-to-be chilly nights.

1. Raphael Saadiq - 100 Yard Dash
2. Solange - I Decided Part 2 (Freemasons Remix)
3. Q-Tip (feat. Raphael Saadiq) - We Fight/Love
4. Estelle (feat. Cee-Lo) - Pretty Please [Love Me]
5. N.E.R.D. - Yeah You
6. Q-Tip (feat. Norah Jones) - Life Is Better
7. Joss Stone - Put Your Hands On Me
8. Raphael Saadiq - Big Easy
9. Estelle - In The Rain
10. John Legend - Save Room
11. Blu & Exile - Dancing in the Rain
12. Black Milk - Give the Drummer Sum
13. Gladys Knight & The Pips - I Heard It Through the Grapevine (Randy Watson Experience remix)
*bonus 14. Jackson 5 - I Want You Back (Z-Trip remix)

Sep 22, 2008
Pass It On
A hip hop podcast...nothing more than a compilation of great hip hop songs.

1. Common - Invocation
2. Solillaquists of Sound (feat. J-Live and Chali 2na) - Death of The Muse
3. The Roots - The Seed 2.0 (live on Gilles Peterson Radio)
4. M.I.A. & Santogold - Get It Up
5. Lauryn Hill - Keep It Tight
6. Little Brother - Whatever You Say
7. Binary Star - Reality Check
8. The Herbaliser (feat. Jean Grae) - Let It Go
9. The Roots - Ain't Sayin' Nothin' New
10. Madvillain - Accordian
11. J Dilla - Bye
12. Roots Manuva - Motion 5000
13. Dungeon Family (feat. Society of Soul) - Rollin'
14. Kid Koala - Emperor's Main Course
15. John Legend (feat. Estelle) - Hey Girl

May 23, 2008
Slow and Low: Songs That Don't Blow
The second compilation of the Slow and Low series. Great for those introspective times when you're driving home late at night...and all those other times when you're simply in the mood for it.

1) Lykke Li - Dance Dance Dance
2) Kate Nash - I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You (Black Kids cover) (3:30)
3) Rivers Cuomo - Lover In The Snow (6:37)
4) Regina Spektor - The Ghost of Corporate Future (9:50)
5) Islands - Rough Gem (13:02)
6) The National - Squalor Victoria  (16:26)
7) Mates Of State - Running Out (19:16)
8) Mgmt - Kids (25:22)
9) Radiohead - 15 Steps (30:16)
10) Saul Williams - Our Father (34:02)

May 11, 2008
See Ya Socks!
This podcast is a compilation of songs from artists I've been listening to for the last few weeks. Most of them are by bands I'll be seeing at Lollapalooza this year. All of them are on constant rotation in my car and headphones.

The thing is, I'm a little worried. The high-level of hipster groove and soul within this collection has brought me to the point where I must warn you if you plan on listening to it straight through:

This compilation will rock your socks. I have personally been through 3 pairs of gray Costco socks - it actually puts the 'r' in 'rock-socking'. It's disgusting.

Be afraid.

Oh, and Santogold leads the pack. My socks flee my feet and run in pairs when they hear her name.

1) Santogold - Shove It (feat. Spank Rock)
2) Spank Rock - Rick Rubin (President Eutl remix) (3:30)
3) M.I.A. - 20 Dollar (6:53)
4) The Roots - Rising Down (feat. Mos Def & Styles P) (11:07)
5) J Dilla - Creepin' On You (14:40)
6) The Cool Kids - 'Sup (17:24)
7) Kid Sister - Girlie Rock (Flosstradamus mix) (19:48)
8) Black Kids - I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You (The Twelves Remix) (22:29)
9) Van She - Strangers (Van She Tech Remix) (26:05)
10) Bloc Party - The Prayer (Does It Offend You, Yeah? Remix) (29:51)
11) Does It Offend You, Yeah? - Doomed Now (33:08)
12) Santogold - L.E.S. Artistes (XXXChange Remix) (36:42)

Mar 17, 2008
Slow and Low: That Is The Tempo
A podcast for those times when you want to put your feet up and get lost in some music. Here are 11 acoustic, chilled-out tunes that are a perfect accompaniment for your afternoon naps, long drives, and lazy Sundays.


Unlike previous podcasts, this is a compilation, not a mix. I just put one song after another. If you're looking to get to the next song, slide the bar in the player to corresponding time...but I recommend listening to it as a whole.

1) Seu Jorge - Queen Bitch
2) Ryan Adams - Wonderwall (3:30)
3) Kings of Leon - Milk (7:30)
4) Kate Nash - Dickhead (11:00)
5) Feist - Intuition (14:34)
6) The Shins - Caring Is Creepy (acoustic) (19:05)
7) Rogue Wave - Kicking the Heart Out (22:12)
8) Sufjan Stevens - Chicago (acoustic) (26:19)
9) Broken Social Scene - Anthems For A Seventeen Year-Old Girl (30:48)
10) Blind Melon - Mouthful of Cavities (35:00)
11) TV On The Radio - Ambulance (38:10)
 

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