Video: Ka - Off the Record

I'm sure this video resonates with those that received their introduction to quintessential nineties rap through vinyl records and tape decks. My first rap album was Puff Daddy's No Way Out, on CD (fml), and it's a shame to Read more

Marmalakes - Dolores

I was in bed reading the The Movie Goer by Walker Percy the other night when "Dolores" came up on a recent playlist I made. I had to put down the American classic and listen a little closer to Chase Weinacht's Read more

Toony TuneS & Captn Dan - Popadock

Wordplay Saturday. You might be out in the sun, swimming or riding your bicycle, but I'm the house listening to rappers Toony Tunes and Captn Dan. I don't know where they came from, put them in my ears, Read more

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Trails and Ways – “Mtn Tune”

On by Alex Mitchell In .MP3, New & Fresh | comment  

Daang. It’s been a cool second. Back in LA after a long trip to Portland. As I was driving home from work for 40 minutes on the 10 last night I was like, daang, I wanna stay in P-Town forever. And now I’m like, daaaammn, I still feel that way. Just wanna cuddle in a pile of thrift store panties and be socially obligated to compost food scraps. Oh well, I guess there’s this song to bring me up. Thanks guys.

An Object of Beauty

On by Alex Mitchell In Blog, Stories | comment  

I didn’t think I could make it. Six months in LA traffic and I was feeling the rage. Over Christmas, on a week trip to Portland everyone was asking about my exploits in the big city. “Phew,” I told them, “traffic is killer.” Which, truthfully, is on par with “the weather is unbeatable.” Or, “we have an IHOP down the block with valet service.”  Just kidding I love/hate that fact. However, when driving becomes such a significant, depressing portion of your life, it comes up in conversation with people who bike to work.

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