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Electric Guest – This Head I Hold

Electric Guest is a Los Angeles based band who has been getting a lot credibility in the past couple years.  They have worked with Danger Mouse who is one of the best producers out there for an indie pop band and got big eye openers at this past SXSW.

They have something really fun and catchy going on, I hear a little bit of Cee Lo Green in the energy and tempo as well as a jazz swing appeal as well.

They call me, a little grown up
See, I’m upset because I’ve always been stuck
But I don’t know what it is I’m without
Guess I’m in love with always feeling down
See the problem was I
Was fully consumed
With all of the petty things that I couldn’t do
All of the plastic products, shows and woes
I didn’t ever show, I let it go
So I listen while I’m told
Sit back, don’t think, get high
Take drink, sit back, don’t think
The more I listen the deeper I sink
Oooo
I go higher and I say ooo
Oh ooo I go higher
This head that I hold is so tired
And I say oohh no I go higher
And I said Oohh what’s it gon, what’s it gonna be,
Make me say oohh, what’s it gon, what’s it gonna be
I’m feelin’ so cold, but they won’t, but they won’t
believe
Make me say oh, oh , oh , oh , ohh
So find me stuck in some scene
I wanna get out but there’s no in between
So I sit back as I watch the crowd go
Never assuming that it’s something so low
See the answer is this
If I wanna be free
I gotta stop playin’ round and runnin’ from me..”

These lyrics sum up the way that the majority of our worlds thinks, we get wrapped up in the scene, the material things, what we don’t have but what we want and so we become stuck in this familiar mode and forget that we need to come back to ourselves and get the perspective back.  The perspective that we are running our selves so we have to treat our selves and what we want to become more then we do with all the things that really don’t matter.  We tend to neglect what’s really important all the time which makes us feel even more stuck once we realize this, except there is always a way out and a way forward.

This is exactly what I needed today since I have a lot of work to do in my own life right now to make this happen and to make it move in the direction I have been dreaming about all my life, these uptempo lyrics with advice that is so real but with the right energy doesn’t make you feel bad its pushing your forward.  So on that note if your feeling like your in a rut, stop dwelling on what your not doing and do those things you need to be doing, I have a lot of work today but I wanted to leave you all today with a little inspiration.  As it says in the lyrics “Don’t Think”, this is something that I learned in Improv at UCB theatre, some of the best advice I have ever gotten.

Alright peace everyone, enjoy!

Electric Guest – This Head I Hold

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EMPT Presents – S U M M E R : a n t i – w i n t e r 3 c by Ryan Radler

Today is a bittersweet story as it is with both sadness and joy that I present to you the 2011 conclusion to Ryan Radlers wonderful mixtape series, anti-winter 3 c. Week after week Ryan has given summer luxurious and comprehensive soundtrack setting a unique vibe for all our estival activities – Dear anti-winter, we’ll miss you.

When I use to perform classical music under the tutelage of the the late great Dr. Walter Turnbull we learned that clapping in between movements or grand pauses is inappropriate. That always fascinated me because Dr. T was an incredible teacher and got us sing classics like Cantata 191 with mind blowing passion, I’ve personally never connected with music more then when I use to sing under him, and I’ve definitely never heard classical music sound anywhere close to that good. When we would finish the audience would instantly forget the etiquette and start clapping before they realized what they were doing. The point is that getting into clap mode takes you away from the piece and the experience the composer was trying to create. In the age of skip everything and immediate satisfaction music is rarely given the time to develop and seduce and I think we’re deprived because of it.

Anyways, though they have little in common, Ryans work made me think of those performances because his tapes have the same beautiful structure and movement. I highly recommend just pressing play and allow yourself to be entertained. Sure you could skip around but it’s just sooo much better to sit back and let it breath, develop, settle, build back up and take you on a journey. Anti-winter 3C is yet another fantastic effort and we’re delighted to bring it to you, enjoy.

SUMMER: a n t i – w i n t e r 3 c

1. Summersun – MIAMI HORROR (CADILLAC REMIX MASTER)
2. Apollo Throwdown – THE GO TEAM (STAR SLINGER REMIX)
3. Too Much to Lose – SUN GLITTERS (NIVA REMIX)
4. Suburbs – MR. LITTLE JEANS (ARCADE FIRE COVER)
5. Was It Really Love – MARTIN DENNY
6. What Part Of Forever – CEE LO GREEN
7. Begin The Beguine – ESQUIVEL (SPACE AGE BACHELOR PAD MUSIC)
8. The Moon’s Hand – NIGHT SHINING
9. Sabali – AMADOU AND MARIAM (MIIKE SNOW REMIX)
10. Mr. Quiche – WILDCAT! WILDCAT!
11. Corduroy Swells – TEEEL (DATASSETTE REMIX)
12. Gopher It – MOON BOOTS
13. Come Together – PNAU
14. A Real Hero – COLLEGE FEAT. ELECTRIC YOUTH (PAUL REMIX)
16. Beachball – R.E.M.

EMPT Presents – S U M M E R : a n t i – w i n t e r 3 c by Ryan Radler by Et Musique Pour Tous

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Cee Lo Green – Fuck You (Le Castle Vania Remix)

I’m flying back to the city in a Gulfstream 550, eating fresh fruit and looking at clouds, let’s just say I’m having a hard time ignoring the beauty of the situation and settling down to write. Till this day my life continues to be a very complicated paradox with fantastic opportunities, blessings and evil people trying to take credit for what I create…

I thank the Lord for my many blessings
Though I’m stressin,’ keep a vest for protection…” – Tupac (Nothing To Lose)

In the end I only have myself to blame, I had a bad habit of giving people too much trust and it’s cost me heavily in business but I’ve learned my lesson. Seeing things for what they are and not what you want them to be is key in all aspect of life and it will save you from wasting a lot of time with people who don’t deserve the credit.

These animal wildlife, ni$*@s wanna challenge me
Snake mother f$*@ers with gorilla mentalities
Cats be spineless to alkaline batteries,
Enter the picture, switch up anatomies.”
– Cormega (Endangered Species)

Unfortunately, I don’t have it in my heart to hate anyone and most of the time I feel more empathy than anything for these people. It sucks when you think you have to be steal other peoples ideas and there’s a certain level of insecurity and lack of confidence that goes with that. However, I’ll never let anyone steal from me so if you’re reading this and know you who you are – fuck you for even trying. Mistaking my kindness for weakness was the dumbest thing you could have ever done jerk off…

I’m not prey I’m a f$*@ing predator, I’m a still be here while you’re dead and gone…” – Cormega

This song goes out to you…

Cee Lo Green – Fuck You (Le Castle Vania Remix)

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