Blogs can sometimes be a chore, but at a time of ‘intense’ revision they become a saviour, in the non-biblical sense of course. Of course. Maybe they are biblical…The gist is this is gonna be a big post in length and content. This could be my Genesis – I don’t want to peak too soon though.
Sounds: Revision music is vital – you need diversity, something catchy but not quite singable, engaging yet workable. I have found these artists to fulfill my requirements in the past week:
Okay, so this really isn't revision music, but bah.
Tyler, The Creator – possibly the coolest 20-year-old out there – with his 2nd full length LP Goblin dropping only two days ago, the boy is unstoppable at the moment. I’ve been giving his first offering, Bastard, a thorough listen and it certainly has helped mecomprehend the political ramifications of african literature, bravo to you Ty. Actually listen to anything Odd Future have to offer really, but Tyler’s material remains the most coherent, if a little bloody scary at times. What’s more is he directed the video to Yonkers, featuring THAT cockroach (do youtube it, it’s a classy vid). Heres’ a juicy Toro Y Moi remix of French:
I’ve already mentioned Ghostpoet’s Ghost Tapes this week, but they deserve a second shout out – they are bold. Trust me:
For something a little more…Scandinavian, Those Dancing Days recent record Daydreams & Nightmares provides nice background noise to one’s rev-sesh. Fuckarias aside, I Know Where You Live Pt. 2 shows that gurl rock can have balls and remain feminine in the process.
Celebrating all haircuts.
Other recommendations: Pusha T’s Fear of God mixtape has a few enlightening moments, including the risque Touch It with rude-crude-fell-in-love-with-a-pornstar Kanye West; The Moderat Album and if all else fails, Alexisonfire’s Old Crows/Young Cardinals for when learning stuff gets ALL too MUCH. (Please don’t through your notes out the window, you might injure a pigeon or a postgrad).
Sight: This makes me sick to the stomach. Skating in Sicily sounds like a dream right now. Here’s Nike SB’s Texture Tour Vid:
Also a mention must go out to Seve Ballesteros, who died at the mere age of 54 this week, THE man that made golf cool – without playing away from home. Ouch, Tiger.
Epitomy of Legend
Smell: 3rd Year Expectation. Need I say more?
Taste: I would say GnT’s, but then I iplaya’d Two Greedy Italians, featuring the adorable duo that is Antonio Carluccio & Gennaro Contaldo.
What I would do to be greedy and Italian like these two.
Touch: ‘Everything I Touch Turns To Sold’
Finally, Finally, Finally, our Average Joe of the Week takes a Eurovision spin. Jedward narrowly miss out on the top spot, with ATM-pissing-NevermindTheBuzzcocks-Ripped-Raw Blue Member Antony Costa as our star – I must admit I don’t think you can hear his voice of any of their material. Hey Ho, He’s a lad, he’s avin a larf, innit son. I will watch this weekend with joy when Blue place lower than Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Am I A Second Rate Gavin Henson?
That’s all (for now) folks.