We’ve made it to summer – have you started your summer romance yet? Ok, well then maybe this track is not for you. Everyone else, give this a listen. This is the first time I heard Nylo’s voice and her singing has a melancholy feel that will have you reflecting on your relationships. “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” is the third teaser of her upcoming mixtape Indigo Summer, out on July 16th. Give it a listen, come the end of summer you may need a song to reminisce to…
Posted on 30 May 2013 | Comments Off on Listen: Diplo’s Summer Playlist, New Talib Kweli and More Tags: music
Summer, Summer, Summertime is upon us and that means we need to get our music in order so that we can lounge with maximum efficiency. Here are some new tunes and a playlist that I came across that will keep our ears entertained as we relax poolside.
Diplo’s Summer Playlist – 102 songs and over 6 hours long. It’s like having Diplo with you. Need I say more?
Posted on 17 May 2013 | Comments Off on Video: Janelle Monáe – Q.U.E.E.N. feat. Erykah Badu Tags: music
I just came across this video for Q.U.E.E.N. by Janelle Monáe and featuring Erykah Badu. I never thought of these two ladies performing together but it makes perfect sense. Both are incomparable to anyone else as they forge their own paths, sounds and looks. I also respect these women so much for defining success on their own terms. Janelle Monáe shows us you can be sexy, beautiful, and powerful all at once without taking your clothes off and without downgrading herself by calling herself and other women “bitches”.
One of my favorite artists is Amy Winehouse. I’ve been surprised at how little has been done to remember her but her family has agreed to help put together an exhibit at the Jewish Museum in London. Curated by her brother Alex Winehouse and his wife Riva, “Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait” will show unseen images of Amy Winehouse, as well as her personal effects including her Grammy, clothing and guitar.
The Jewish Museum London website states:
The family have given the Jewish Museum unprecedented access to Amy’s personal belongings that celebrate her passion for music, fashion, suduko, Snoopy, London and her family.
Amy was close to her family and had a strong sense of her Jewish roots and heritage. The exhibition will show many unseen photographs of Amy’s family life – Friday night dinners, Alex’s Barmitzvah and vintage photographs of their beloved grandmother Cynthia.
Since Amy Winehouse’s family is involved with this exhibition I’m sure it will be touching and will give us a glimpse to the true person that Amy Winehouse was – and that I miss dearly. I only hope that this exhibition will travel to The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco.