Riddim of I 'Eart

Because who doesn't love reggae?

Alicia Keys - You Don't Know My Name (Reggae Remix)
Cornell Campbell - Ten to One
Alton & Hortense Ellis - Breaking Up is Hard to Do
Cornell Campbell - Undying Love
Jimmy London - I'm Your Puppet
Marcia Griffiths - Tell Me Now
Lloyd Williams - In Love With You
Tommy McCook & the Supersonics - Reggae Merengue
Finley Quaye - Your Love Gets Sweeter
Alton Ellis - What Does it Take to Win Your Love
Bob Marley & the Wailers - Try Me
Dandy - Reggae in Your Jeggae
Ed Nangle - Good Girl
Alton Ellis - It's a Shame
John Holt - For the Love of You
Sean Paul - I'm Still In Love With You (feat. Sasha)

Riddim of I 'Eart Mixtape [right-click to download]

James Brown Babies

I was going to wait until his birthday or deathday (aka x-mas) but they're both months away and I can't wait. This is officially my favorite song of the week (you can listen to it right away here). It's from a 1970 album called Ghetto Reality that a group of elementary school students wrote and performed themselves! It's a lot cooler but not as cute as this:

I Love NY

Look what was going on in the park last night!

P.S. Don't forget to download and install MacSaber.

[Update: I found their webpage! ]

How to Make it in the Biz

Thanks Lashea for passing this on to me:

This also means Erykah Badu is now officially a label on my blog!

On an unrelated note (besides being another rad female singer) here is my favorite song of the week,
Vivien Goldman - Launderette

Teacups, Ping Pong & the Matrix

So I found this photo (click it to see it larger) by the Japanese artist Nagi Noda and really appreciated its wit and clever simplicity. Later I came across this video—also Japanese (coincidence?)—and felt the same:

It reminded me of Michel Gondry who, despite his many critics (including myself), at the end of the day makes me very happy to see him act upon his every child-like whimsical notion, and can we even begin to contemplate the multiple meanings of him making a "Sweded" remake of the trailer of his own movie? (Please also note his wearing black gloves to signify him being Mos Def):

Oh, and as long as I'm on the subject of weird Japanese kids, floating, The Matrix, whimsy and general coolness, here's one of my favorite animated shorts (From the Matrix spin-off Animatrix):

Don't Panic

An article by John Dvorak in the April 1994 issue of PC Computing magazine described a bill going through Congress that would make it illegal to use the internet while drunk . . . The article said that the FBI was going to use the bill to tap the phone line of anyone who "uses or abuses alcohol" while accessing the internet. Passage of the bill was felt to be certain because "Who wants to come out and support drunkenness . . . ?" The article offered this explanation for the origin of the bill: "The moniker 'Information Highway' itself seems to be responsible for SB 040194 . . . I know how silly this sounds, but Congress apparently thinks being drunk on a highway is bad no matter what kind of highway it is." The article generated so many outraged phone calls to Congress that Senator Edward Kennedy's office had to release an official denial of the rumor that he was a sponsor of the bill.