“Okay. that was exhausting. Sorry. I didn’t even ask you how you are. How are you? Oh yea? Oh good. That’s great. What? Oh man. That’s tough. I’m sorry… Oh well that sounds like you handled it well, though. So. Yeah. Yeah. I know. I know that’s… yeah. Well… Just remember, time will go by and that’ll just be on the list of shit that happened to you. You’ll be okay. Yeah. Huh?… Oh. Really? HE DID? Oh my GOD! hahaha!! That’s CRAZY! No. no. I won’t tell him you told me. Of course not. Alright well… uhuh? Oh wow. yeah. Alright well.. I really gotta go. Thanks for listening. I’m glad you’re basically okay. Stay in touch.”—Louis C.K, in the last paragraph of a mass e-mail
Nigel Godrich, producer responsible for many-a-jams from Radiohead to Beck and sometimes considered Radiohead’s unofficial 6th member, is apparently a practicing musician as well. Here’s a track that was released as part of his emergence from behind the mixing desk and formation of his mysterious group called Ultraísta. I like it. A lot.
Over one hour of mashup mastery. Tracklist below. Click here to download via soundcloud.
1. Wiz Khalifa x Phantogram | Move Up 2. Mayer Hawthorne x M83 | One Midnight With You 3. Ma$e x Notorious B.I.G. x Penguin Prison | Fuck With Mo’ Money 4. Kanye West x Snap! | Power² 5. Beastie Boys x Santigold x Weird Tapes | Don’t Play No Trash 6. TLC x Holy Ghost! | Some Creeps 7. Tyga x Neon Indian | Polish City 8. Snoop Dogg x Dillon Francis x Kill The Noise | What’s My Noise 9. The Cool Kids x Ford & Lopatin | World Of Swimsuits 10. Taio Cruz x Foster The People | Houdin-o-mite 11. Only Children x YACHT | Tripped And Didn’t Stop 12. Travis Porter x Daft Punk | Make It Rezz 13. Whitney Houston x Chromeo | When The Night Knows 14. Sisqo x The Rapture x A-Trak | How Deep Is Your Thong? 15. Dragonette x The Kickdrums x Kutcorners | Hello Something 16. Sims x Win Win | Burn It Again 17. YC x Knife Party | Knife Rack 18. tUnE-yArDs x Rihanna | GANGS&M 19. Big Sean x Kanye West x Wolfgang Gartner | The Way Marvin Was 20. Quad City DJs x Deadmau5 | Ride Some Chords 21. Ace Hood x The Black Keys | Hard And Gone 22. Wiz Khalifa x Too $hort x SBTRKT | On My Wildfire 23. Chris Brown x Busta Rhymes x Rustie | Look At My City 24. Flosstradamus x Kid Sister x Symmetry | City Luuks 25. Kreayshawn x Gang Gang Dance | Gucci Goth 26. Wale x Rick Ross x Kavinsky | Nightchain
Much in line with other Swedish acts (Lykke Li, Miike Snow, Fever Ray), Swedish duo Niki & The Dove have been recently monopolizing my iTunes play time (though I have not slowed down on the Santigold album, which is still on a strong rotation) The group is releasing their much-anticipated debut album, Instinct, on May 14th in the UK and August 7th in the US. Though the above track didn’t make the album cut and will only be showing up on its deluxe edition, it should keep you satisfied in the meantime.
Because really who is ever gonna complain about new music from Metric? Seriously who? Emily Haines is perfection. That’s the motto I go by. ”Youth Without Youth” is definitely a great sign that Synthetica (dropping 6/12) is gonna be a whole lot of let’s blast our ears off fun.
The Legal Profession Cannot Shrink Itself Fast Enough
Just another reminder to not go to law school. Unless you’re like me and you already did.
It is fortunate that the legal profession is renowned for its graceful sense of humor about its own problems, because the “new generation” of lawyers will consist only of one cute dog, because everyone else knows that going to law school would be the worst possible decision that a young adult can make except for eating that third slice of Pizza Hut’s new Cheesy Bites™ pizza simulacrum. Let’s check in on the depressing mire of gloom that is the legal profession and its educational antecedents, shall we?
Whereas just a few years ago every half-bright graduate of a “good” college wanted to go to law school in order to “wait out” the recession and graduate with a “sure thing” type of degree [pause for laughter], the law school boom has been implodingfor a year or more now. Law schools are taking note! Inside Higher Ed reportsthat the University of California’s Hastings School of Law is going to admit 20% fewer students this year. But why? “There are too many law schools and there are too many law students and we need to do something about that.”
Ehh, shut up stupid bloggerjerk talking crap about lawyers who probably saved the life of Mumia Abu-Jamal with their righteous legal skills. Oh, sorry—that quote was from the law school’s dean. Anyhow. In other news, the law firm formed by the biggest merger in law firm merger history is collapsing into a pile of dust.
One day we’ll all look back and laugh about this (assuming we didn’t go to law school).
Fiona’s first single in years more than justifies the wait. With her signature ethereal drumbeats and vocal arrangements, we get a taste of old Fiona and new. You can get the upcoming dates for Fiona’s summer tour right here.