5 O’Clock Shadowboxers: Weak Stomach (video)

I’m embarrassed to admit it’s been almost two months since Weiss, an A&R man disguised as one of my favorite bloggers, sent out an e-mail to promote The Slow Twilight, the new release from 5 O’Clock Shadowboxers – a collaboration between Zilla Rocca and Fresh Cherries From Yakima’s Douglas Martin. (You may remember Zilla and […]

Curly Castro: Eulogy to L

I can’t recall exactly which cassette I owned first – L.L. Cool J’s Bigger and Deffer or Run-DMC’s Tougher Than Leather – but both played huge roles in turning me on to hip-hop as a wee 9-year-old. Like Radio before it, Bigger and Deffer blasted big boasts and gut-thumping beats. Hell, this album was too […]

Favorite song of 2010

Better late than never … albums to follow soon. I had a feeling about England in May, and in the seven months since, nothing changed my mind. Before even trying to decipher the lyrics – which appears to many, including myself, to be mostly a futile task – the song’s triumphant swell of music had […]