Song/Video Revisit: ‘Seijun Suzuki’ by The Blue Scholars featuring Thig Nat.
Song Of The Day: New Music Monday (12/3/12)
Song: The Decisive Moment
Artist: Blue Scholars
It’s definitely been a while since the Blue Scholars released any new music. Last Thursday they premiered the new track The Decisive Moment at their Town All Day Tour opening show in Bellingham. Cinemetropolis is dope as hell, but this has that classic Bayani vibe that we all know and love. Geo’s socially conscious flow over Sabzi’s gritty beats never fail to impress. Check out this song here.
Today, the Blue Scholars released a new track entitled ’Decisive Moment.’ We’ve been too busy partying at shows to post it.
Tonight, Geo prefeced this song with, “I’m gonna rap 72 bars straight. You can’t really dance to it or sing along.”
TOO GOOD. Enjoy this track for free here.
Song Of The Day: Throwback (11/29/12)
Song: Wounded Eyes
Artist: Blue Scholars
Album: The Long March EP
As we all know, the Blue Scholars have been around for a HELLA long time in the SEA hip-hop scene. I know many of their albums have changed the lives and outlooks of a lot of people…including me. This is one of the only hip-hop groups that I actually have EVERY album of theirs on my computer (and that I bump on the regular). We thought it was appropriate to feature with these two OG veterans, since they are kicking off #TOURALLDAY tonight in Bellingham! Pam and I will be there, so come say hi if you see us! Buy this EP here. And check out the national tour here!
Anna Karina is distinct for making eye contact with you as you watch her in a film acting as a character who is aware that she is acting in a film. No big deal in movies nowadays, but in the pre-postmodern 1960s, it was some crazy shit. A powerful act made from a powerless situation. On one hand, she breaks down the biggest wall in her art form and demands you to acknowledge her. On the other hand, her every movement is dictated by a director and his demands. In Anna’s case, Jean-Luc Godard, whose films I gained an appreciation for through the young homie Matt Jay.
We met Matt when he was in high school in Portland and kept in touch while he was studying film in NYC. It was after he wrote about some Godard film on his blog that I saw Vivre Sa Vie, which was the film that replayed most in my head when I wrote Anna Karina. So it only made sense that Matt, the guy who hipped me to Anna Karina, be the one to direct the video for the song Anna Karina, inspired by Anna Karina herself, and shot masterfully in a single take at the Ace Hotel (New York).