Scenes from the new Daddy video, via ElaKiri.
If someone put a gun to my head and said ‘Rock or Rap’ I guess I’d choose Rap. I could live without ‘live’ instruments, but I can’t live without poetry. So that’s where I’m coming from. I don’t trust music reviews much cause I downloaded the Pitchfork Top Singles and they all suck. I listen to the Killers, Neil Young, Cam’ron and Lil Wayne in the car. I listen to Thievery Corporation, Handsome Boy Modeling School, and Everything But The Girl at home. My guilty pleasures are 50 Cent and gangsta rap. Out of Sri Lankan music, I think Ranidu and Chinthy are brilliant producers and awful, derivative rappers. I never like the Counting Crows, and I wouldn’t listen to most albums at Rockapaluza. Doesn’t mean it’s not a good show.
I’ve known Brass Monkey Band since I first came here and I really enjoyed that show. I never listen to the album. 10 Second Rule is Aadhil’s reincarnation of Brass Monkey and I’m sure they’ll put on an entertaining show. I don’t much like the CD. There, I said it. I know and respect Aadhil and his fam, but I guess that’s just how I feel about the album. I enjoyed Anil Balasuriya’s concert as well but I’m again not crazy about the album. I don’t ever really find myself in an alternative rock mood. I don’t much like REM or Counting Crows or whatever, so I guess it’s just not my thing.
To be fair. I never listen to the radio. TNL was one of the first private media stations here, but I grew up in Columbus Ohio. I like gangsta rap, hamburgers and football (not soccer). I’ve been watching professional wrestling from Hulk Hogan to John Cena and I think it’s hilarious. Just to show what an uncultured boor I am. Make your own mind up. I do like the track ‘Still’. It’s kinda growing on me. Think the CD is being released at the show.
The other band I’ve been hearing about is Daddy. I can’t download their video with any speed, but it’s available on ElaKiri. It looks hilarious. You have to get a login to download (from here), which I’d recommend. ElaKiri has some cool stuff.
Btw, YouTube is blocked at work and I blindly shared the wrong Power Cuts videos last post. That post is updated. For reference, here’s the video I likes. It’s there more disco one. I think it’s called Disco Bob or Vegetable Dildo or something.
Rockapalooza starts at like 8 today. I can’t spell the name. I think you have to wear pants.