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Celebration Rap

What do you get when you put together an 80's drum machine/keyboard, samples of We Are Family by Sister Sledge, Celebration by Kool and the Gang, Holiday by Madonna and a riff on Summer Holiday by Cliff Richard, some very primitive beat boxing and two super white dutch emcees? Two absolutely fun and infectious (and yes corny) rap singles from from 1986 by MC Miker G & DJ Sven, Celebration Rap and Holiday Rap . Whether you listen to the isolated vocals or instrumental there is no doubt that these songs are from the 80's but damn are they exquisite. Years ago I saw the music video for Holiday Rap on Much Music (yes, back when Music was still uttered after Much) and it always stuck with me. A couple weeks ago I was paroozing Recordland in Calgary looking for Solitair's Easy to Slip single (dope song) and I stumbled into the MC Miker G section marker. How is there a full section for a one hit wonder you ask? Because it's not all about the hits man. So I picked up Holi

Bang Your Head

So…this week I’m catching up on some old phone notes…to be specific, the oldest unblogged notes (from June 7, 2016). Based on memory..well, none of this is based on memory because I don’t remember this bag. That’s not to say that they were bad, I just consume a lot of chips. So, Dinamita Mojo Criollo Rolled Doritos were the chip of the day over a year ago. They have (had? Do they still produce this?) a citrusy taco seasoning on top of some fantastically crunchy corn chip rolls. I really dig the crunch that rolled corn chips provide. On the day of my phone notes I stated that the flavour melds wonderfully with the corn chips. If you can find them (based on my 4 lines of notes) grab a bag. Dinamita in general are a consistently tasty line of Doritos. I remember being in junior high and reading over the track listing of a mixed cd for a guy in my class, one of the songs on the requested track list was 1-800 Suicide by Gravediggaz. I can’t remember if I even listened to the full s

Best Fear / Worst Fantasy

Lauren Denitzio is fantastic. She writes catchy music..on the pop punk/rock spectrum (not warped tour, opposite side)..with meaningful poetic lyrics delivered with the slightest twang in her beautifully emotional voice. I came late to the Measure (SA) game (didn't really check them out until they were broken up) and shit, I didn't even hear of Worriers until they were leading up to their second album on Don Giovanni, Imaginary Life . That said, since I caught the train I haven't stepped off and was quite excited for the band when I heard that they signed to Side One Dummy (much wider audience) and were slated to release a new album in 2017. Flash forward to a month ago, I got my copy of Survival Pop in the mail. Sonically, it's an uplifting album. Lyrically, like I mentioned earlier, poetically bittersweet with some LGBTQ content. It's a mature album written by adults trying to make the world a better place..and it makes one want to move. On this album Worriers are