George The Poet – Cat D (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on February 22nd, 2015 by Hyphen

If you follow me on my socials, you’ve probably noticed that I’m out in London for my ESPN day job and while I’m here, I’m really trying to explore as much as I can, both geographically and culturally. I’m getting put up on some really good music left and right, and here’s a track that kind of floored me on first listen. George The Poet is just that, a spoken word artist from London, who puts some of his pieces to music and the results are incredible.

Here’s the video for “Cat D,” a title that most folks in the States won’t understand (myself included, until it was explained to me).  Category D is a term used to describe damage a vehicle sustained in an accident, before it was rebuilt/refurbished.  D is the most extreme, meaning the vehicle may look new, but it was heavily damaged at one point.  Watch the video to see how George extends the metaphor brilliantly.

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Allen Stone – Unaware (Live From His Mother’s Living Room) (video)

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Music Videos on October 14th, 2011 by Hyphen

I’ll readily admit that I’ve been sleeping on Allen’s music (unaware, even), which is especially embarrassing because he’s from the NW. In any event, I’m asleep no longer! Check out this live performance of “Unaware” to hear his incredible voice and see his mom’s living room decor.

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Aloe Blacc – Green Lights (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on August 20th, 2011 by Hyphen

“There’s so many things to do / So many people I need to talk to”

Coming off a few days worth of vacation in Canada, that quote kinda sums up how I feel about life right now.  One of my favorite aspects to visiting a city like Vancouver is that the people up there are just far more friendly and outgoing (and interesting) than my fellow Americans.  Sorry folks, it’s true.  Every time I stepped out in Van City, I had fun conversations with people left and right.  Plus, they all instantly treated me like family.  Much appreciated y’all.

There are so many experiences I’m looking forward to having in life and if I can get green lights all along the trip like Aloe, life will be good.

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Aloe Blacc & The Grand Scheme – Loving You Is Killing Me (live)

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Videos on August 1st, 2010 by Hyphen

Aloe’s about to drop one of the best albums of the year with September 28th’s Good Things.  It looks like he might be headed up to Seattle next week, and if so, we’ll see if he can stop by the SNSS studio.  Great to see this longtime MC get some shine with his new project.

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R.I.P. Teddy

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Videos on January 14th, 2010 by Hyphen

“Close The Door” live from 1979.  He will be missed.

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Paola Jean – Featherlight (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on December 26th, 2009 by Hyphen

Even though I was just on “vacation” for a week, I can’t seem to relax at all.  Anyone ever have that same feeling?  Perhaps I need to take up yoga or meditation.

In the meantime, I’m thankful for a track like this from the lovely Paola Jean.  Music always soothes the soul…

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