Oh Six, Oh Shi'
by Dan
Please note: MP3s are only kept online for a short time, and if this entry is from more than a couple of weeks ago, the music probably won't be available to download any more.


Giselle Numba One - "Crazeee Bitch"

Giselle raps like it's a secret, like it's a sample sentence, an acting exercise, like free-form dirty talk. Her broken-voiced enunciation, the way she squishes her t's between her teeth and how she side-steps through words as if bypassing slow-walkers on the street, it's the perfect complement to swampy bass, the clicky climbing bloops, the hunched-over drums. Then in walks a goofy, lanky, Beck-type character who, at first objectionable, wins our hearts with his rhymes, and his smile. And at the end it sounds like the whole thing was a joke. I like it. [MySpace]

Panda & Angel - "Mexico"

The voice is doubled here to give itself company. I feel like this song is about twins that move away from each other to try to make their lives better. The sentiment of "if I had known how much I'd have missed you, I would have stayed" is so empty, so...chosen, to make somebody feel better. But do you feel better when you listen to this song? Does the military-tapping of sticks, solo in a dark room, do the sad coughs of trumpets, standing leaned on the kitchen counter, staring at the floor, happen in songs of hope an promise? These questions have assumed answers. [Buy]



yes, with the end of Sean's Knife contest still smarting in our brains (great entries, as always!) here I come with one of my own: THE CHAD VANGAALEN DAN-ALOGY CONTEST.

Subpop has graciously offered 2 copies of the new Skelliconnection by Mr. VanG, and I'm in charge of finding those deserving 2 who will receive these discs (complete with stickers and stuff).

so here's how it works:

--complete the following analogy--
me : my father :: ______ : _______

as an example, me : my father :: Paris Hilton : Neutral Milk Hotel (yes)

okay, this is a quick contest for quick winners, entry window closes at midnight on wednesday August 23rd, 'cause that's when I'll start posting next. send your entries to dan@saidthegramophone.com. I look forward to reading.

Posted by Dan at August 22, 2006 4:50 AM

me : my father :: my bloody valentine : the valentine's day massacre

Posted by Mike. at August 22, 2006 12:59 PM

Mike! keep it secret! mail it to me, that way we can celebrate them all at once. that's a good one, too.

Posted by dan at August 22, 2006 1:19 PM

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