Some of my Overgrown videos…
Some of the videos from the James Blake concert are up on the YouTube page. More will trickle in over the next few days.
12:55 am • 7 May 2013
Late notice: I met James Blake!
So, on the 29th of April, I drove out to Lawrence, KS with some of my best friends (‘_’) to see the incomparable James Blake perform. And I wasn’t disappointed. After performing a moving set that included one of my new favorite songs (To The Last) and a previously unperformed number (Unluck and Love What Happened Here, combined), he bowed out, ending with a stirring rendition of “A Case of You.” After that, I wait outside eagerly and, following about an hour of waiting, I got to meet him and got an autograph on my record. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get a picture with him but he kept my marker so…
All in all, it was SUPER awesome.
11:24 pm • 5 May 2013 • 2 notes
James Blake signed my record. It was amazing!!!
8:25 am • 30 April 2013 • 3 notes
“Rap music is so diverse in its themes, its style, its content but when it becomes a vehicle to be talked about in mainstream news, the rap that gets in national news is always the rap music that perpetuates misogyny that is most obscene in its lyrics and then this comes to stand for what rap is. Really its for me the perfect paradigm of colonialism, that is to say, we think of rap music as a little third-world country, that young white consumers are able to go to and take out of it whatever they want. We would have to acknowledge that what young white consumers, primarily male, oftentimes suburban, most got energized by in rap music was misogyny, obscenity, pugilistic eroticism and therefore that form of rap began to make the largest sums of money.”
— bell hooks, cultural criticism — rap: authentic expression or market construct? (via sukforhonesty)
(Source: ellesugars, via thepoliticalnotebook)
5:23 pm • 26 April 2013 • 6,082 notes
Review: Overgrown, James Blake
It’s not a banger, but then again, when has James Blake ever produced a banger?
8:46 pm • 10 April 2013