Archive for January 24, 2014

For Your Listening Pleasure: Skratch Bastid & Cosmo Baker- Songs We Listened To A Lot In 2013

For those who don’t know, Skratch Bastid and Cosmo Baker are a couple of solid, been doing it dj’s, they know their music back and front and when and how to play it. They got skills. So when they come out with a mixtape together about some of the more decent songs of the past year (including some timeless joints that’ll always be welcomed no matter the year) you know you want to check for it. Get your weekend poppin’. Ha.

Skratch Bastid & Cosmo Baker – Songs We Listened To A Lot In 2013 by Skratch Bastid on Mixcloud (scroll through for complete tracklist)

Or just go ahead and download it, here.


Tuesday Forecast

Welcome to yet another week. Very excited about the Step Brothers (Evidence & Alchemist) album, both are solid on their own but when together garnish a special kind of chemistry. I’m definitely weary of the new Smif N Wessun reggae album but will have to give it a listen out of respect, hopefully it’ll fare better than Aceyalone’s reggae tinged misstep. Then there’s some great UK sample based hip hop, psych/jazz from norway’s Bushman’s Revenge, some straight forward jazz with Jeremy Pelt, latin jazz/funk/soul, some Mazzy Star type Warpaint indie, and another great re-issue from the Minneapolis based Secret Stash Records (who I just got turned on to by a fine ass young lady through a holiday gift). There’s some stuff going on, dig through.


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day


“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

As cynical as we here at CFC, and our generation in general can be, it’s impossible not to honor greatness. And though I may have some beefs with some of his views or not see eye to eye on everything, that’s the great thing because it’s being able to have those differences and still respect them that makes humanity great. So, cheers to the King.


Time & Gaga &c

Bottled waters of the world
The Complete List of American Whiskey Distilleries & Brands
How to make wine coolers from scratch….5 gallon batch
How to Stop Spending Too Much Time Online
Just How Many Religious References Are In Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’?
The Jay-Z Illuminati Conspiracy: Are Beyonce And Jay-Z Seducing Our Kids Into The Occult?
Dutch bank chairman explains in drag how banks work
The Last Place on Earth Without Human Noise
Polar bear-lesque: The weirdest, sexiest way to confront climate change
What scientific idea is ready for retirement?
First Nation Student Wins Right to Wear ‘Got Land?’ Hoodie After School Ban

Lost Photographs of a Segregated World
Meet the Raisins: Signed, Sealed, Delivered


Mos Def to Perform All New Material in a Live Webcast Today!

The artist-formerly-known-as Mos Def (Yasiin Bey) is back to the mic and will be debuting all new material in a live webcast today, January 17th at 5:30pm EST., from an undisclosed location in Africa.

The event is presented by a new arts collective he’s involved in called A Country Called Earth and is the first live streaming episode in the series, “The Time is Always Now.” Today’s show will be in honor of the birth date of the great Mohammad Ali.

It’ll be interesting, while I’ve wavered on Mos Def’s/Yasiin Bey’s latest musical stylings over the last decade, he’s still garnered enough respect that his work should always be in the least worth checking out. and will be hosting the live streaming so check it out there for sure.


Condos a Poem

Condos condos everywhere
Open space we cannot spare

Just ten stories near a Metro stop
The yuppie glow of a granite countertop

No corner pubs for a drink after dark
Yes oh yes near a large dog park

No culture here or anywhere
Too edgy for my lender to bear

Condos condos everywhere
Open space we cannot spare