Be Honest – Jason Mraz

An amazing and beautifully crafted song.

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clip of my set.

so one of my friends streamed my set on friday through blogtv.. the picture and sound quality isn’t the best, but meh.. i didn’t even know that you could record live streams, so it was a surprise to see anyway. i had a lot of fun and got a really great response from everybody afterwards! the venue was packed and very successful. can’t wait to do something like this again!!

www.blogtv.com/people/frannis

awesome breakdance playlist

a small compilation of songs i’ve been listening to this summer, courtesy of one of my friends from home, DJ Enjay, who’s amassed quite an impressive collection of old-school vinyls:

KC & the Sunshine Band – Sound Your Funky Horn
I Wouldn’t Change a Thing – Coke Escovedo
Dove Shack – Summertime in the LBC
Mr. Wiggles – The Spaniard
Rufus Thomas – Itch and Scratch
Tower Of Power – Only So Much Oil In The Ground
Sagaba (Remix) – Blue Scholars
Blue Scholars – Ordinary Guys
Chicago-Street Player (12″ promo)

dopeness. keep it up, brutha man.. and keep spinning.

opening the forbidden music box – best decision ever

it’s so surreal how fitting the website’s moniker really is: pandora. it really does open up the doors to no end, and i’ve been taking full advantage of it this summer. plus i can stream music from my iPhone (even over EDGE!), which is awesome.. since i don’t download music anymore i can save precious gigabytes and hours of time previously spent on illegally acquiring these gems. as a result, i’ve gotten back in touch with my old influences and starrted being exposed to other artists i would’ve never known otherwise. plus i got a lot of my brother’s hip-hop music. schwing!

this summer i decided to enter into a funk and hip-hop phase, and i really want to let the genres seep into my creativity and songwriting. here’s generally who i’ve been listening to this summer:

Jamiroquai
Modjo
Deee-Lite
Phoenix
KC & the Sunshine Band
Tower of Power
Moby
The Roots
Raekwon
Jay-Z
Method Man
Mos Def
Funkdoobiest
Al Green
The White Stripes
Crookers
Nate James
Curtis Mayfield