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and then it goes back

Posted in Uncategorized by myles on July 20, 2009

it’s nearly 1pm and things are running a little late. already i can feel the sun starting to beat down on the back of my neck but i try not to let something like that faze me on a day like this. after all, one of the first acts was just entering stage right and i’m already pretty damn excited for what else is in store for today’s journey. i feel hip hop on a whole new level today at the Rock The Bells festival and discover K’naan for the first time who to say the least left my mind completely shredded after his set was done and over. in a nutshell- my dude is a rapper from East Africa with a whole new sound; dishing it out hard and heavy whether you are ready to embrace it or not. i think everyone in the crowd was impressed with his originality and even after 10 hours i had some difficulty shaking his performance off my conscience. “this is hip hop, baby” Common later shouts repeatedly and i’m reminded over and over just how raw one man’s rhymes can sound over a dj who drops the right beat at just the right time. flawlessDANKVIBE

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we’ve been waiting

Posted in Uncategorized by myles on July 2, 2009

feels like 24hours goes by faster and faster each day.  i think reality has finally lost it’s grip on time. sucks. i’ll  get by enjoying the rest of my summer without trying to blink much and i can only suggest the same sort of thing for you, i guess. does anyone even know how many more days till the next summer vacation? whatever. besides that, i feel like it’s been a while since i’ve actually analyzed one of the songs that i’ve put on here for you, so how about this y’all: Your Twenties wasn’t exactly my ‘cup of tea’ when i first heard their debut single ‘Caught Wheel’ earlier this year. it was sorta really cheesy and the sound quality sucked (gonna try to avoid being blunt here, bear with me on this one). six months later, after hearing their second single ‘Billionaires’, i feel like i’m listening to a new band with the same name that sounds nothing less than what ‘my cup of tea’ would sound like if it had lighter than air vocals and an ethereal guitar+bass feel good combination. a damn near perfect indie song, if you ask me. now i’ll tell you, i’m excited to hear what else the previous bassist/keyboardist of Metronomy current frontman of Your Twenties, Gabriel Stebbing, has to offer. you can expect to hear more about this extremely promising band in the future methinks. in the meantime, enjoyDANKVIBE