Chills Up And Down My Spine

So, I lost my post because my connection cut out…urgh!(3 times)

Here’s what I’ve done for the past week. I saw Data Rock…very cool. Because it was Valentine’s day they sang “Time of Our Lives” from Dirty Dancing…indeed:

Then I went to Leiden, a town near Amsterdam. It turned mostly protestant at one time… making it a very beautiful and interesting town. I went to the conservatory there first:

look an actual windmill!

Then I went to see Trus’me and it made me super happy…see…you can see my happy face:

The only thing that sucked about that night was I came down with a cold…so I was wondering if it was this song or the cold that made me have chills up and down my spine:

Young and Company-I Like (What You’re Doing To Me)

Being sick all day allowed me to find this weird gem. They were popular in 1992, and you can instantly tell in the video…red hair and a silver jacket.

Lush-Nothing Natural

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What’s Wuv Got To Do With It?

Ah, love. So beautiful, so wonderful, so full of magic and so…profitable? Well, not as much in Amsterdam, so I find it cute rather than barbaric. So, because I’m in a good mood now, I will post some cute love oriented goodness. As well, Trusme is playing in Amsterdam on the 16th…so on the slim chance that anyone in Amsterdam is reading this…attend! It’s at the Sugar Factory. Here’s a song he produced, that gives you an idea of what goodness is in store:

Trusme-Good God

First celebration of mushyness goes to this cute animation:

Last saturday I went to some breakbeat/electro whatever mashup thing and I managed finally to get some pics of Garreth and I making silly faces and enjoying chinese take-out box cartoons:

As you can see, we had a good time. What Valentines day wouldn’t be complete without some music to get you in the mood… This is just the thing to spark your flame:

DJ Deeon-Baddest Bitch

And for those of you who are away from your love one use this link to make a cute candy heart card like this one:

Candy Hearts Generator

One last song I can’t resist…a different spin on a classic!

Towa Tei-Private Eyes

Poffertjes: Why Have I Been Deprived Of You All My Life?

I just wanted to give all of you a little peek into what kind of awesome breakfast goodies the Dutch have. Normally, before I go to work I have coffee, toast and sometimes a cooked egg. But on the weekends it is a different story. I get to have this instead:

They are poffertjes…tasty little Dutch yummy pancake type things…except more eggy and not dry. They are more like tiny little crepe dough stuffs rather than pancakes. Then they put butter and powdered sugar on them. Yeah, you can understand why I don’t eat them everyday. Lately I’ve been super busy running around working side jobs etc…which is great because I’m making some cash on the side. I’m really excited though because on the 16th of Febuary Trusme is coming to Amsterdam! I was hoping he’ll play this song produced by the Glen Adam’s Affair. This song was the freakin’ hardest to find online…so appreciate it peoples.

Glen Adams Affair-Just a Groove

As well, because of the writers strike I decided to investigate some good ol’ horror films. I watched all of the versions of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, which are all good in their own ways but my favorite is the 1978 version. I love the ending…classic scary. Here’s the trailer: Haha! It has a super skinny Jeff Goldblum in it! Also, I wanted to include this little nugget of horror goodness that is definetly an homage to me! Awesome! Yeah, I’m terrifying and I’m always having an affair with the supernatural. A little bit of extra funk that I found to go with your Poffertjes…or whatever you have for breakfast: (God! I love that song!)

Kleeer-Get Touch

The Leaning City of Mexico…

So finally my lazy ass has gotten the photos of my Mexico City trip so it’s only fitting that this whole post including the songs are south of the Border. If your curious I have finally reached Amsterdam, and I’ll post all the little goodies about where I’m staying and so forth later. Mexico City, a wonder of confusing and interesting sites and sounds. The whole trip I just wondered what that place must have looked like before Cortez got there…must have been amazing. However, the earlier inhabitants did build the city on a marshy piece of land, and although they drained it, the Spanish drained it even more. The results of doing so plus multiple earth quakes are as follows:

Seriously, the Leaning Tower of Piza has nothing on the Churches of Mexico City. Tiz Crazy how unstable the buildings are and still people live in them. That’s another thing the locals call Montezuma’s revenge, the other is horrible crippling sickness from drinking the water. I didn’t get that, just a cold…lucky me.

Here I am infront of the Pyramid of the Sun. I climbed that mofo with my cold at 7,000 ft above sea level. Awesome:

We got around mostly by subway…which was awesome because it was only 2 pesos a ride…which is like 2 cents. I love goverment subsedised stuff. Here I am at a time where it isn’t a sardine can:

There are tons of beautiful parks there with awesome sculptures and I just had to do my own take on one I passed:

One more so this doesn’t become a boring slide show: I had to pay my respect to Diego and Frida.This one is in one of the palaces there. Outside, in Mexico City on a day that was like80 degrees there was ice skating. And the long line around the rink was not for skating, but for watching people skate.  You didn’t have to pay to skate, you had to pay to watch.

The tracks that I am posting I absolutely love.  I don’t know much about the band Babe Ruth except that this was the only track I could find of thiers, but its an awesome ballad and this video shows how crazy intense thier singer is:

Babe Ruth-The Mexican 

And one more Mexican themed track:

Sammy Barbot-Mexico 

Adios!

Happy New Year…Let the Madness Start…

So…I havn’t been able to post any music because of my little trip to Mexico…but I have some great songs to post exclusivly for the start of 2008.  Later I’ll have a little homage to Mexico, with some mexican inspired songs (not latin music though) and some pics. This NYE wasn’t spectacular in the music department, but when the ball dropped for last year I knew exactly what song I wanted to hear. The video for this includes some exquisite disco fabulousness and Sylvester in his finest attire. The song itself is perfect for that ball drop chaoticness where your trying to grab all your friends at midnight and shout hell yeah! Well, that’s what I do anyway.

As well I wanted to include the latest song I can’t stop playing. It’s funny because when I first heard it I hated it…especially for the vocals, but then that is exactly what grew on me. It’s another Moxie edit from the talented Carl Craig. Pay close attention to the guitar riff and you’ll know why it is in the awesomeness hall of fame.  Happy 2008 peeps…

 Sylvester-You Make Me Feel

carl craig – melodica moxie re-edit

Hello Bloggie

So I really hate having to write a first entry…it seems so, boring. Anyway. Today I am getting used to my new bangs, i like them but i really need a straightening iron, but those fuckers cost like $120 bucks…wow. I did however enjoy biking around Santa Barbara today, before I must endure cold weather and I was listening to a few good songs. On my recent trip to Europe I picked up a few records from the label Moxie…and I just have to say I’m hooked. Among them is Can’t Get it Anywhere, which to me seems like such a summer song, but I guess it keeps me toasty in the winter. Everything I’ve listened to off of Moxie sounds fantastic and refreshing. I think I was at my witts end having to listen to the same songs for a month during my travels, so that might explain my love of these new tracks. As well Imagination’s single Just an Illusion has gotten the re-edit treatment from Lindstrom. After watching the video from them I am very aware of this groups cheesey nature, but I’m just so in love with this sound.

Imagination-Just an Illusion(Lindstrom Vocal Remix)

Moxie-Can’t Get It Anywhere

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