Archive for February, 2010

The Hair of Rick James

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Following on from my previous post Patrice Rushen’s Hair I have become a bit obsessed with Rick Jame’s hair too!




Not Sure

Friday, February 26th, 2010
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I can’t decide if I like this song, I know I really like the video. Good points: Keytar, psychedelic light projections, man who looks a bit like Rick James. Bad Points: Not too keen on the vocal, a bit repetitive, soul music goes electronic.

Skins Style

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

I’ve just been reading the Skins style blog on the E4 site and although I’m not a massive fan of the show, some of the style references are really interesting. I’m actually quite impressed by the styling, I’ve never paid much attention to what the characters wore in the show but the clothes seem to be chosen with real care and matched to each characters personality. For example the way that Cook’s wardrobe is made up of casuals, clothes made popular by football fans in the 1980s, because he is a bit of a hooligan. I like that some pieces are designer, some are vintage and some are just plain old highstreet.



Dance Dance Dance

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

This obsession with Dance Television is getting ridiculous, I have literally spent the past week on youtube and each video I find is better than the last.

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Dance TV: A History

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Check out my latest post on Legendary Children here!

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I’m having a Bobby Brown moment

Thursday, February 25th, 2010
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NEW RECORDS up on One Pound Vinyl!!!

p.s. I didn’t mean I like crack.

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

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Patrice Rushen’s Hair

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Hey girl, how many seashells you got in there?

Back II Life

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Continuing on from the last post, I discovered this great video interview with Jazzie B on the Guardian website. He talks to music journalist Paul Morley about the current state of “black” music in Britain today and raises some very relevant points. What I find most interesting is when Jazzie talks about the repackaging of music that is, essentially, black music (not necessarily made by black artists but definitely influenced by black music styles) being lumped under the baffling genre: URBAN. What is urban music anyway? I’m guessing anything that’s not pop or indie (i.e. white music). Another thing that struck a chord with me in this interview is when he suggests that the X Factor do away with Dannii Minogue and Louis Walsh and replace them with Trevor Nelson and Tim Westwood in order to give a more accurate representation of the UK music industry on the show. It really should be implemented in the next series – but I don’t see it happening anytime soon sadly.

Click below to watch this video – and the rest of the Showing Off series.

Paul Morley Showing Off… Jazzie B

Soul II Soul

Friday, February 19th, 2010
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I love Soul II Soul! Plus read this epic but incredibly interesting interview with Jazzie B for the full story!