Thursday, March 31, 2011

The c-i-e Radio Hour

I don't blame you for being skeptical about Black Kids.

I haven't done a "these've been rocking my iPod" post lately, so let me catch you up ...

Now the Black Kids aren't really my thing, but this song, it's had it's time in the sun and been done and you may be over it (three years or so behind the curve, that's me), but I just heard it the other day and despite the lyrics, the synths, the twee-ness, and now the video, I still can't stop myself ♫ He's got two left feet and he bites my moves ♫ ...



So after that I need something with some phat bombastic beats and that means the Bay area's E-40 pumpin "Lightweight Jammin," which is anything but ...



I almost want to go a cut deeper from the new Dropkick Murphy's album for this next track, but there's no denying the fun of hearing Springsteen rasp along with the boys on another old-timey number they've brought up to date like they did with "Tessie" ...



I wanted to use one of the concert videos from the show at Boston's House of Blues back on March 18th, but the quality of 'em all was so spotty I went with the clean sound, but it was kind of fun to see the song from four of five different cameras on the floor in the crowd. Would've loved to been at the show. Of course, that's what I say about every Dropkick Murphy's show.

Here's another one that I'm not sure I'm going to like if I hear the lyrics too many times, but for now it gets me moving and that's enough ...



Hepcat is one of the bands that never really took off, but has cut several strong albums in that West Coast ska/rocksteady style. Plus, I'm guessing somone will be seeing these guys for the first time and recognize Alex D├ęsert from either Swingers or even his time on the short-lived The Flash series.



This last one is that brilliant bastard Jon Langford who can do wrong. I'm going with a live version here because the sound is decent enough, the camera's steady, and I'm not sure there's a clean/official version on YouTube to be had anways ...



A'ight, let's get out of here, as Alex might say, "this place is dead anyways." (I'm going to have re-watch Swingers again the way it keeps creeping into my posts today.)
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