Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Funk Awareness Wednesday

Ninataka muziki marafiki!

hello everybody how are you doing. thank you for reading these words. I earnestly hope you have come to read these words with the intent of excavating external soul stimulators by way of audio soundwaves and Soul transmission furthermore. Namaste!

to begin, Sacred music from Pakistan, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, please listen to this when the time is right

Fela Kuti, utilizing the 2-5-1 chord progression

the Boys, be sure to catch Trey on his tour in the Spring

of all the posts thus far, let this one be proclaimed! to be the most 'eclectic (of all previous posts, of course)'.

we love you tonight!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Habari ya jioni Marafiki!

it's tuesday night and rainy in san francisco, I hope everybody is keeping each other warm with friendship, that's what counts. take some time now to open your mind to some songs that i've come into contact with currently and maybe just maybe if we hear the same music we can sync up onto the same vibration and coexist harmoniously, you dig?

check this out: the godfather of soul, James Brown. listen to this song, it contains the number one sampled rap beat. you can hear it when James breaks the band down in the middle of the song.

two records I listened to today: 'apostrophe' by Frank Zappa and 'let's take it to the stage' by Funkadelic. my groove levels were sufficiently nourished throughout the duration of the day.

alright so now that we're knee deep in the Tuesday Swing, let me show y'all what's been happening here: my friends from back in st louis Nick and Kyle have been playing music in the Regis Colorado area, they threw this video up on the facebooks today, I checked it out, and now I'm sharing it with y'all

well that's all I got for tonight. let it be known that I am pursuing a job as a guitar teacher at a music store 'round these parts, and I am excited about it. other than that all the news is nzuri.


Monday, February 14, 2011

san francisco stormy monday

this is whats up right now: allman brothers

let it be known that I have entered a phase, let's title it 'ZAPPA'

today I watched the flaming lips' documentary, 'fearless freaks'. I have struck newfound love. check it out if you're down with the lips

rollin' round in your hot sweaty love,

Sunday, February 13, 2011

week's end, sunday

check out this howlin' wolf song; check out this howlin' wolf record. the name of it is 'the howlin' wolf album'; it came out in 1968 I believe, a most joyous time for music. but you see this particular howlin' wolf record should be contrasted only against his contemporary Muddy Waters' record, 'electric mud.' both records feature the backing of psychedelic studio group Rotary Connection, and they most certainly lay it down.

what's more interesting about these records is that both Muddy and Wolf are traditional electric chicago bluesmen, the real bridge between acoustic down-south blues with the rock and roll from the late 60s and early 70s that we all know and love. needless to say, these records came late in the careers of both Wolf and Muddy, and with influence from the psychedelic blues sounds of acts like Jimi and Cream, Muddy and Wolf, blues greats, responded like-such:

howlin' wolf was reported to have expressed that he was NOT in fact down with the usage of wah-wahs. typical traditional bluesman, ya dig? be careful because this music can do things to you.

be sure to check in on the blog regularly to get your daily dose of blues jams, i love you