Inaugural Post - Mid-Summer Madness

Louis Jordan's on tempo hip pop is the dance move of the day.  This song was covered by the acclaimed Harry Nilson decades later & became my favorite song of his, but this original version is a perfect summertime throwback.

Killing it Kindess.  This track is super sexy.  Put a saxophone on a track and I'm sold.  

This original recording of A Taste of Honey, later popularized by The Beatles, won four grammies in 1965 & is the perfect tune for your swinging 60's summertime get down.  

Billy Stewart is one of the best who ever did it & totally slept on.  His mic tosses are humorously unimpressive but his skats and funny hat on the other hand... 

Leon Bridges, our generations' best soul singer, doing what he does in the boogie down.

Keeping up with the theme of funny hats, this vignette from Jim Jarmusch's Night on Earth hilariously captures the character and grit of the NYC I grew up with.  

I saw Rocco DeLuca play live recently and it was ice cold.  Great crunchy slide guitar.  

Seymour Cassel at his best & a young Steve Buscemi.  New York & show business at it's best and worst.  

I've been HOOKED on Louis Prima lately.  This is one of his biggest hits, but you might know the David Lee Roth remake even better.  

Before Judd Apatow & Seth Rogan and the modern day buddy pictures, these guys did it best.  Timeless stoner humor.  

 The memoir of an eloquent hobo at the turn of the 20th century.  Forward by William S. Burroughs

The memoir of an eloquent hobo at the turn of the 20th century.  Forward by William S. Burroughs

I want to be Jack

My car is a star.  She's broken down in this short film, but she was only acting.  

 Move Over, Taxidermy: Contemporary Design Gets Lighter and Cleaner - New York Times, July 26, 2015  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/30/fashion/move-over-new-vintage-contemporary-furniture-gets-lighter-cleaner.html?_r=0

Move Over, Taxidermy: Contemporary Design Gets Lighter and Cleaner - New York Times, July 26, 2015

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/30/fashion/move-over-new-vintage-contemporary-furniture-gets-lighter-cleaner.html?_r=0

Poignant film.  Bad ass.  And I just love saying the title out loud.

Robert Mitchum staaaays scheming.

Claudio Villa was of a class above the rest.  This song transports me. 

Because disco lives.  

Guru & Primo are Hip Hop Gods.  Gangstarr records were among the first in my HIp- Hop collection after I copped my first set of Technics in 1998 & whenever these beats drop I want to immediately pop open a 40 of O.E.

Kid n' Play remade this track decades later, but the originals are always better.  Perfect jam for a summertime cook out.  

A great take on the struggles of an Italian restaurant on the Jersey shore & one of my favorite beach scenes in movie history.  

We shot this video at Blind Dragon.  I was in the middle of that all day dance party while Big Sean & Kanye put on a private concert for us.  Granted, it was the same song over and over.  Fortunately it's a good one.  Surprised it's not getting more radio play.

A brilliant actress & one of my favorite people in the whole world stars in this French Canadian film that turns from charming to disturbing on a dime.  

 Mr. Fong’s Is Chinatown’s Unlikely New ‘It’ Bar - New York Times, July 29, 2015  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/30/fashion/mr-fongs-is-chinatowns-unlikely-new-it-bar.html

Mr. Fong’s Is Chinatown’s Unlikely New ‘It’ Bar - New York Times, July 29, 2015

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/30/fashion/mr-fongs-is-chinatowns-unlikely-new-it-bar.html

Smart film.  Watch it.