Before the WTF Ice Cube interview got me going all Dyson-hype on you, I was cutting my lawn and listening to a few of his old albums. If I hadn’t had the urge to check my self, I probably wouldn’t have listened to the podcast. “Know what I mean, know what I mean? Wink wink, … Continue reading Sunday Music: Check Yo Self
Podcast Of The Week: Ice Cube On WTF
I’ve already pumped it quite a bit, but please, go check out Ice Cube on WTF with Marc Maron. This is one of my favorite podcasts in recent memory for the stories. Insane stories. Beautiful stories. It really was a good day after all stories. Like how he started rapping, how he got into movies, … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Ice Cube On WTF
Why Do We Fall, Bruce?
“Why do we fall? So we can learn to pick ourselves up.” Advice from Bruce Wayne’s dad. And advice Batman repeatedly hears as struggles to hold onto and protect his code. Falling is just a reason to get back up. As true in Batman as it is in Ted Lasso.* If you have something you … Continue reading Why Do We Fall, Bruce?
Sunday Music: New Billy Woods, Old Aesop Rock
OK, firstly - there’s a new Billy Woods & Kenny Segal album, it’s called Maps, and on my first few listens I’m very excited to keep listening because I can feel it taking root on my brain. I like this. I’ll link to a song or two at the bottom to give you a taste. … Continue reading Sunday Music: New Billy Woods, Old Aesop Rock
Podcast Of The Week: Kweli And Murs On El-P (And A Personal Story)
Ok YouTube algorithm. I really - and I mean REALLY - didn’t want to watch a video with “white rappers in hip-hop” in the title. But then I noticed it was Talib Kweli and Murs talking, and that said “white rapper” in question was El-P. Murs calls El, “My Chuck D.” Kweli says El laid … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Kweli And Murs On El-P (And A Personal Story)
The Serendipity Of Ice Cube (WTF)
You never know what you're learning today that might come in handy tomorrow. This story blew my mind. The first time Ice Cube met John Singleton, it was backstage at The Arsenio Hall Show. Cube was there to give Arsenio a piece of his mind because the show wouldn’t let NWA on. Somehow NWA were … Continue reading The Serendipity Of Ice Cube (WTF)
Tell Stories From Scars Not Wounds
I don’t know (and I refuse to Google) who said to tell stories from scars, not wounds. But, they’re smart. Since I’m not going to google it, we’ll go with where my mental-google automatically jumps: Scarface saying, On my block, everybody business ain't ya businessWhat's going on in this house is staying here, comprende?On my … Continue reading Tell Stories From Scars Not Wounds
Sunday Music: Dissecting Nosetalgia (Pusha + Kendrick)
Dissect has been one of my favorite music/critical listening podcasts. In particular, I LOVE how Cole Cuchna spends as much time on literary analysis as he does on musical analysis. It reminds me of the types of conversations my friends and I had 20 years ago when we were in college, but better polished and … Continue reading Sunday Music: Dissecting Nosetalgia (Pusha + Kendrick)
Sunday Music: Now Why You Wanna Go And Do That Love, Huh?
You know those weird things you say to yourself all of the time? As in the things you say to your dog, or the dishes, or the anthropomorphized internet company in your mind? “Now why you wanna go and do that love, huh?” I say that - all of the time. Here’s where it’s from, … Continue reading Sunday Music: Now Why You Wanna Go And Do That Love, Huh?
Podcast Of The Week: The Inevitability Of Ice Spice
I’m always going to get caught up in “how did this happen” and “where did this even come from” cultural questions. I’m not on TikTok, I’m not deep into drill (although, I’ve dabbled [adjusts monocle]), and I didn’t really enjoy much of the SoundCloud rapper phase. But I have been surprised by how much I’ve … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: The Inevitability Of Ice Spice