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Well I knew it. Donald Trump is president. I said it in my inaugural post that there was something about him. Now look what happened………I mean I didn’t vote, but you guys fucked up big time. But to be honest I could care less about politics. His presidency may or may not be a successful one, but at the very least we get four years of comedy gold. And who knows maybe he gets impeached, that oughta be pretty funny too. So give the golden raisin a chance, maybe he’ll surprise you. But in case this whole thing turns into a circus, I got just the song to start it off. Check out that choreography.
The music scene these days is getting worse and worse. In fact, I believe good music has been on a downtrend since the 90s. So, where did all the good music go? Is it under your couch? Did it fall between the seats of your car? I think not.
Let me take this time to introduce one of my favorite active labels right now; Daptone Records. This is a revival label that is seriously doing things right. Their collection of artists, headed by Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, deliver the kind of funk and soul that your favorite 90s R&B/HipHop artist might have sampled. Daptone, which is based and was started in Brooklyn New York, released their first effort in 2002; Dap Dippin’ with Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. However, this stuff sounds anything like what you would expect. Recorded on analog tapes and mixed at their studio in Brooklyn, these records sound like they just jumped off the shelves of a record store right onto a turntable. Its gritty, funky, soulful, and very dance-able.
So there you are, if you were ever listening to the radio and thinking “Where did all the good music go?”, now you know, its based in Brooklyn New York under a label called Daptone Records.
P.S – They sell all of their stuff on LPs and 45s at a very reasonable price. So if your a vinyl collector like myself, you can find these on their website.
The name is Steely_Phil and from now on i’m going to be posting whatever I want whenever I want, but theres a bonus, each post comes with a song. If you don’t like what i have to say, shove it. If you don’t like the song, cram it.
In my first post id like to comment on presidential candidate Donald Trumps hair. Its silken, blonde, and looks like a cotton candy cloud slowly cascading over a freshly polished gymnasium floor. But as much as I hate the guy, you have to give him credit for having the courage to say what nobody else will. In a world where the term “politically correct” is so embedded into our collective memory that almost every breath or word offends at least one sect of our population, Donald continues to be the outlier, he continues to be the only politically incorrect man in politics and you gotta love it.
So in honor of my new found respect for Donald Trump, here is the other most politically incorrect man walking on this good green earth; Eminem.