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Grum – Can’t Shake This Feeling

EMPT nation… it’s been far too long since I’ve posted which is inexcusable, so I apologize for my absence. Given the new year of 20-12, I’ve reconnected with what I love to do most and that’s share the gems of the music world to you all. Ah, it feels so good though to be back on here posting so I’ve reached back to 2010 to find a suiting track to complement my post for today. I recently listened to the track, Can’t Shake this Feeling from Scotland’s Grum and this track hit all the right notes for this Wednesday and I hope it does the same for you. FYI, to all the readers who are attending Coachella, this Friday tickets will go on sale and I hope we will catch you there! Enjoy your Wednesday and I’ll be back more frequently sharing tunes alongside the rest of EMPT crew. Much love.

Grum – Can’t Shake This Feeling

 

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Jesse Boykins III – Zoner

I just watched this documentary called Being Elmo about Kevin Clash, you might not know his name but you certainly know his work, he’s the guy behind universally renowned Sesame Street Elmo character. Now this may sound odd to all you jaded old folks but the story is absolutely inspiring. I won’t say much about it but it’s great story about a guy who never let the insignificant normalities of society hinder his limitless imagination. We ALL have this power but for some reason or another many of us stifle our unique dispositions to fit in, we suppress our questionable natures by learning to take things as they are and I couldn’t think of a greater crime to an individuals self-realization. Anyways, watch the movie and be reminded of what that’s like.

She’ll catch me in my zone, she’ll catch me in my dreams…

Jesse Boykins III’s Zoner couldn’t be more appropriate for this subject. At face value the song is about an artists trying to protect his most intimate and vulnerable self from his lover because he doesn’t want to have explain it and be misunderstood. Ironically, I’ve never quite heard someone explain it like Jesse did in tho song and if you make music, paint or whatever this is going to connect with you. We own our thoughts yet how many times do we redirect our own inclinations considering how others will feel about it. How crazy is that? We haven’t even developed the thought and it’s stopped dead in it’s tracks because of what other might think. Can you imagine how many great ideas and revolutionary concepts never came into existence because of this insecurity. We all have the same mental capacity but the so-called norm is literally made to suppress that, I can’t get with that. Almost everything great has come from some sort of free spirited rebellious thinking so never fear your own mind, believe it or not thoughts are things and what you think, chose not to think or think negatively of will completely shape your reality. Fear not the zoner in you my friends, enjoy.

Jesse Boykins III – Zoner

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Walk Off The Earth – Somebody That I Used to Know (Gotye Cover)

There’s not much to say here, this is one of the best covers I’ve heard in 2012. My little (not so little) brother showed it to me, and I’m so glad he did. I used to show him all of the good music when we were younger, and now more often than not he ends up showing me all the good tunes. So cheers to covers and 2012! And a big thanks to Dean Hefnawy.

Enjoy!

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Wilco, Nick Lowe & Mavis Staples rehearse “The Weight”

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Monarchy – You Don’t Want To Dance With Me (ft. Britt Love)

I have got to keep my distance
The pounding of my heart can’t be disguised
I feel electrical resistance
Oh how I want your touch, I want your touch

Hold all the crazy inside yeah
Don’t want to have to rewind no

How do I get you to feel what I feel for you
I will hold on to you like a fool till my hands go blue
But you don’t want to dance with me
You don’t want to dance with me

I had pictures of you lying
Underneath the cotton sheets with me
I can see this dream is dying
Give back your magic touch, your magic touch

Hold all the crazy inside yeah
Don’t want to have to rewind no

How do I get you to feel what I feel for you
I will hold on to you like a fool till my hands go blue
But you don’t want to dance with me
You don’t want to dance with me

Stop don’t make your decision
On just this chance you disqualified me
You stole my true ambition
Got nothing left to gratify me

How do I get you to feel what I feel for you
I will hold on to you like a fool till my hands go blue
But you don’t want to dance with me
You don’t want to dance with me”

Wow! I couldn’t have connected more with this track.  I think everyone has felt this way at one point or another, you know that feeling where your tugging and tugging and all you get is dead air.  Some times we spend too much time tugging on those things that just aren’t going to tug back and we get lost in the effort.  I am learning that its important to be a little selfish and worry about your self before you get so caught up in others, so on that note I am going to go out into this beautiful weather that we are having in Cali and have a little me time.

Press play and hopefully you can have some time to be alone with yourself as well today…Enjoy!

Monarchy – You Don’t Want To Dance With Me (ft. Britt Love)

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Kilian Martin: A Skate Regeneration

Patrick Watson – Fireweed

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Dragonette – Fire In Your New Shoes ft. Kaskade

Its the beginning of a new year and it feels really good already, this New Years weekend was really long, and lots of fun don’t get me wrong but I was ready to get going with 2012! What better way to start off 2012 but with the seductive and kick ass Dragonette, this song explains exactly how I feel right now, there is definitely a fire that’s gettin’ me moving in every way possible.

While I light a fire in your new shoes If you should smile and look so surprised While I light a fire in your new shoes Let’s hope that your soles don’t burn to the floor
 
I light the fire
I light the fire
 
Buttons are busted we’re decorated We make an ornament with gold and silver plating So whats the latest we raise a fever We’re just all red inside that’s all to see here” 

A lot of people seemed in a daze on this first Monday of the new year, almost as though they didn’t know what to do with themselves.  I suggest to those of you that don’t know how to get the new year started to press play on this jam and get that fire growing inside of you until your burning in the right direction!

Enjoy!!

Dragonette – Fire In Your New Shoes ft. Kaskade


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Sigur Ros – Saeglopur (ENiGMA Remix)

It’s New Years Eve, I can’t believe how fast this year went by, not sure if anyone else feels this way, but it seems like every year is going by quicker and quicker.  That’s why I am grabbing 2012 as hard as I can and flying FU*&^ING higher then I ever have and I suggest you do the same.  For some reason I feel everything right now, my senses are better then they have been in years, and I think 2012 is going to bring some pretty amazing and great surprises upon us.

This track seemed pretty damn close to perfect for New Years Eve.  All I want to do is dance tonight and I can’t wait to see what the New Year brings.  If your one of those people who thinks the world is ending soon, your sadly mistaken because its only beginning.  I am so pumped for tonight and this track just keeps pumping me up the more I listen to it, so on that note I have to go Doll myself up for this beautiful night.  Press play on this baby and get your pre-partying started.

Happy New years everyone from all of us at EMPT, we wish all of our fans a healthy and amazing 2012!!!!

ENJOY!

Sigur Ros – Saeglopur (ENiGMA Remix)

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Danger Mouse – Two Against One (feat. Jack White)

Worth repeating…

Make no mistake I don’t do anything for free
I keep my enemies closer than my mirror ever gets to me
And if you think that there is shelter in this attitude
Wait til you feel the warmth of my gratitude.

One, I get the feeling that it’s two against one.
One, I’m already fighting me, so what’s another one?
One, The mirror is a trigger and your mouth’s a gun.
One, Lucky for me, I’m not the only one.

And if it looks to me like you in your reflection
Plan to add your own fight to this dimension.
Then tell it that this ain’t no free-for-all to see,
There’s only three
It’s just you and me against me.

One, I get the feeling that it’s two against one.
One, I’m already fighting me, so what’s another one?
One, The mirror is a trigger and your mouth’s a gun.
One, lucky for me, I’m not the only one.
Lucky for me, I’m not the only one.

And if your foot’s on to sick a thousand “yes men”
Brand or brake into the middle of this little plan…
Then there’s your plan to hear me say,
That I won’t play around the way, anyway
I plan to plan around them.

One, I get the feeling that it’s two against one.
One, I’m already fighting me, so what’s another one?
One, the mirror is a trigger and your mouth’s a gun.
One, lucky for me, I’m not the only one.
Lucky for me, I’m not the only one…”

Danger Mouse – Two Against One (feat. Jack White)

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