Editor's note: first off, with the condition that parts of this flexi disc are in it shouldn't have even made it to the blog. But seeing as how the cassette tapes are being received by the discerning mooches of the internet I thought this might reel a few of you back in.
Yes, the fingernail grooves to the rims of the start and finish give it a rickety cadence but the message still comes through loud and clear: DON'T BE YOUR OWN DENTIST! Strong words from the man with a plan.
Editor's note: being that Yourofsky is an activist I kind of figured this would be either acid metal or gangsta rap and, of course, it's neither. More hip hop political rap or something of that ilk which I know basically nothing about. The one thing that I do know is that I like it. Not in the "I'd go to his concert if he had one" sort of way but in a "I"m happy to pass this shit along to the eager consumer" way. A solid Detroit white-boy rap EP.
Editor's note: I don't want to say that I feel cheated by this recording but I sure expected lots of talking and little music. Not that the music is bad but it's not giving me any subliminal thoughts because I'm busy multi-tasking due to the fact that's what people do when they listen to music. Just the same it's better than REO Speedwagon.
Ooops, just realized that I listened to the B side first which is apparently the pure music portion of the programming. SIDE A has just about what I expected from the ESP field and some pretty good sections of music which meld into more new age during the lesser parts. Most excellent.
Editor's note: I've resisted long enough so let the cassette era officially commence! Since I'm without a worthy camera -- and don't want to post shittier cover art than I already have -- and am chock full of scanners it seems only fitting that I should make the switch. Not that I won't post records again as 45s are within the scanner realm and at some point my poverty will end but I'm feeling the audio cassette for now.
This offering is from Hall of Fame basketball player David Robinson (along with CNN sports anchor Fred Hickman) and delves into his spiritual journey to Christ and some anecdotal biographical material as well. But the gist of the recording is to discover Who U Are by turning to Gawd. Great. Whatever gets you through the night, etc. A well-spoken brutha who might be a fuddy-duddy to some true gangstas but at least the dude ain't broke or in jail.
I came across this record on a few blogs and managed to track down some audio from WFMU's site. I would love to hear more from this honky-tonkin' caterwaulin' queen. Listen to the tracks below and I think you will too!