I’ve taken a weird interest in sea shanties (partially thanks to reddit). I’m a Ninja til I die but wouldn’t mind being a Pirate in my next lifetime. My favorite song is Old Maui (last video).
I came back from San Diego with my Dad last Tuesday, and headed back on Friday, then came home with everyone (except auntie Jessie) on Sunday.
It seems the quick trip back home was to pay some bills, water the plants, and so my Dad can join in live for his fantasy football draft with his co-workers.
I’m tired of short stay travels and I have a new rule while long distance driving. If I can’t listen to what I want to listen to on the radio, then I’m not getting behind the wheel. It doesn’t mean I’ll be driving and listening to only uncensored rap songs in the car with my parents, it just means if I want to listen to 90’s, 2k pop, or whatever that’s what I’m going to do, and if I can’t well someone else is driving.
Last but not least Alzheimer’s disease is pretty scary. Hearing about it one thing but seeing someone with it is heart breaking. I’ll probably write more about it later, right now I’m too tired and about to catch up on some much needed rest.
After random link clicking through Wikipedia I came across the band Street Sweeper Social Club. I’ve heard of both artists already with Tom Morello from Rage Against The Machine and Boots Riley from The Coup but I never knew they had joined forces.
After reading about them in Wikipedia, I looked them up on Youtube and was impressed with most of their songs. Tom Morello comes with the greatness as usual, but with some tracks it seems Boots is trying to find his “voice”. When it works, it works awesomely but when it doesn’t, it’s awkward and sometimes makes the song feel like a early 90’s rap/rock piece.
Some people have a hard time accepting Riley’s voice saying the songs aren’t as effective (mood/message delivery) as how Zack used to make them. Honestly Riley holds it down with his style, and if it were to be Zack on the track then it would be a RATM song and that’s where the difference lies. You see this is NOT Rage Against The Machine, it’s Street Sweeper Social Club.
Last but not least about the album is that some songs seemed okay but when performed live it sounded waay better like they were intentionally written to get the crowd pumped. My final thoughts is this band has a lot of potential. The talent is here BUT the chemistry is still being perfected. I hope to hear more stuff from them in the future.
Street Sweeper Social Club song links:
100 Little Curses – First single released, niice song.
Promenade – Square dance rap w/ a siick solo. Do you hear Bloodhound Gang – MOPE?
The Oath – Album version sounds 90’s BUT when performed LIVE it works
Shock You Again – He’s finding his “voice”. Hella 90’s again. Reminds me of this.
Clap For The Killers – Siick song.