My five fave finds & re-discoveries of the week.
(In no particular order)
If you're anything like me, then you lose a certain degree of your will to live whenever "Girls" wraps for the season. Fortunately, I've discovered a new show that deeply examines the travails of the type of narcissistic, priviledged city dwellers that most people find annoying but I find profoundly relatable. "High Maintenance" is a hilarious web series about a weed delivery man and his crazy band of customers. The episodes are generally less than 10 minutes, but they have all of the smart humor and emotional resonance of shows like "Girls" and "Louie." I'm, well, addicted. You can catch all the shows here, but you can see my two favorite episodes below.
2) New Jams for Spring
If you are anywhere near me for the next couple of months, prepare to hear these joints played VERY LOUDLY!!!
3) Vine-r Roxanne Cliche
She expresses my innermost thoughts on everything from seasonal allergies (above) to unrequited love (below).
4) The Beyoncé album just out on Blu-Ray
Yes, I've now bought Beyoncé three times (iTunes, DVD, and Blu-Ray). But you have to understand that it's not just an album for me; it's nothing short of a blueprint for life. As I've said before, my world now feels a lot like the "Haunted" video, but one day I want to star in my own version of "Blue."
(1955 - 2014)
5) Remembering Frankie Knuckles
This week marked the passing of my all-time favorite dj and remixer, Frankie Knuckles. I don't want to get too deep into my feels right now, but I wanted to let you know about a Spotify playlist that I made of some of my fave Frankie Knuckles' songs and remixes and also about these cuts below which are more rare and therefore closer to my heart.
Lalah Hathaway - "Baby Don't Cry (Crybaby Version)"
Rufus featuring Chaka Khan - "Ain't Nobody (Bassapella)"
Nicki Richards - "Summer Breeze (Frankie Knuckles Club Mix)"
Michael Jackson - "In The Closet (The Promise)"
Chante Moore - "This Time (The Bomb Mix)"
Janet Jackson - "Got 'Til It's Gone (Frankie Knuckles & David Morales Def The Bass Mix)"
Michael Jackson - "Thriller (Def Mix)"
Luther Vandross - "Power of Love/Love Power (The Power Reprise)"
Michael Bolton - "Can I Touch You...There (Franktifunky Dub)"
Janet Jackson - "Because of Love (Frankie Knuckles & David Morales Treat Mix)"
Diana Ross & the Supremes - "Someday We'll Be Together (Def Mix)"
Chic - "Your Love (International Club Mix)"
Diana Ross - "Love Hangover (Tribal Hangover)"
Xscape - "The Arms of the One Who Loves You (Frankie Knuckles Club Mix)"
Denetria Champ - "I've Had Enough"
See ya next week!