Friday, November 28, 2008

Event: Post Thanksgiving Thoughts....

For the Second Year in a row we ended up having a bootleg Thanksgiving... This year, courtesy of 7 Eleven. Nonetheless, our friend and pal Zack Teachout pulled off a thanksgiving miracle with $40 and he didn't even have to cash that welfare check...If you wanna know what Zack's up to these day Here....and Here.

And for those of us in Beantown and ready to dance off those extra pounds away, well head over to Goodlife for a FTW Party featuring the Akult Crew. Hell Yeah!!! See ya there at 9pm Sharp!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Art: Shameless Self Promotion!!! (aahhhh) o_O

I usually don't really like to brag about certain aspects of my life, but this has been a particularly busy (not to mention rough) month trying to prepare for some Art Shows. Needless to Say if you weren't aware of it, we cut and paint stencils or at least we try. In any case, if you happen to inhabit the great state of Taxachusetts you can go check out my work at the following shows: (spoiler alert: we ain't no Banksy and we don't particularly have much talent...but you can be the Judge on that one)

Lillipad Art Show:
Saturday, Nov 29, 2008 (7:00pm-1:00am?)
@ Lily Pad Gallery
1353 Cambridge Street
(Inman Square) Cambridge, MA

Modus Lotus:
Saturday, Dec 6th 2008 6 - 9pm
@ Aurora Gallery
660 Main Street
Worcester, MA

100 Artist for less than $100:
(or so they might call it) real info on this other than it might be at LAB Boston on December 12th. I'll update as soon as it's set on stone.

...And if you wanna go buy your Greek or Mexican mom some of my work, go check out: for dates on which you can find my work out and about with thefolks of the CMYK collective.


Sunday, November 23, 2008

Lazy Sunday: Do it any way you Wanna!!!'s Sunday before Turkey Week and what better way to start the day than by giving you the "People's Choice" to "Do it any way you Wanna". Puns apart, the 1975 Hit has one of those Bass Lines so effectively sampled and so effectively groovalicious it makes me wanna romp. Oh, and now that Barack is president...Let's Boogie Down U.S.A.

People's Choice - Do it any way you Wanna

I've never been an advocate of Colombia's finest but I can definitely advocate listening to Dillinger's Classic "Cocaine in my Brain" Hear that Bass? Go figure.

Dillinger - Cocaine in my Brain

And just when you think it couldn't get better...Bam!!! Jungle Brothers to take this full circle!!! "Feel the vibe surrounding me - Feel the bass come down on me - Shake your butt but don't break your back - Tap your feet and let your fingers snap"...Can you dig it?

Jungle Brothers - What U Waiting 4

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Music: Runaway...Live @ Akult (The complete Set)

Although our Friends Jacques and Marcos of Runaway are currently in Quebec sipping red wine (hopefully not from a pbr can this time) and probably over indulging on Poutine with Brennan Green, Let's not forget their memorable set at Akult from about a month or so ago. Although the night didn't end at the Goodlife Bar, here for y'all is the set that was played that day. Resident's Brenden Wesley and John Barrera provide the tunes on Part One, while the boys of Runway kill it on Part Two. If you missed the gig, well no worries. Here's some candy for you! Enjoy...

Runaway live @ Akult (10.18.08) Part 1
Runaway live @ Akult (10.18.08) Part 2


Thursday, November 20, 2008

Music: Cut Copy (...Paste some Disco)

Cut Copy's "In Ghost Colours" album keeps hemorrhaging remixes like it's sweeps week on ER. This time around, their song "Far Away" gets a Disco re-rub by Hercules & Love Affair (DFA) and up and coming Damn Arms (Bang Gang). And what is it with the term "Nu-Disco"? It's not like Disco ever went away...Well, I'm gonna try not to use it because it just sounds silly. Agree? Remember when you bought a disco 12" and it actually said "Disco Sound" on the sleeve? That's exactly how i want things labeled...even in my kitchen. Oh yeah, No offense but it seems to me like Andy Buttler didn't get paid enough for the remix ('s kinda whatever). Damn Arms on the other "hand" probably would have done it for free (oh yeah, it's really that good). So keep an eye on them...they sound promising. Far Away 12" Single out Nov 24th on Modular.

Cut Copy - Far Away (Hercules & Love Affair Remix)
Cut Copy - Far Away (Damn Arms Remix)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Lazy Sunday: I need you now!!!

Sinnamon was probably better known for tracks like "He's gonna take you home" or "Thank you"
which spent two weeks at #1 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart back in '82. But the real jam for me has always been "I Need You Now". Listening to this track always makes me feel funny because of the lyrics but the instrumentation is pretty much on point. Sometimes I wonder if all DFA Artist go through Disco Boot camp because this sounds a lot like Holy Ghost's "Hold on" (Call me crazy but the Synth lines are very familar).

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Lazy Sunday: I love you Dancer!!! (AKA Prancy Dan-Cuh)

Yes, Here at Manifest Destitute, Dancers are always appreciated, and Voyage's Disco classic "I love you Dancer" is our tune for the day. The European Group was probably better known for other singles like "souvenirs" or "from east to west" but I love you Dancer is by far our favorite. So if you know any Dancers, give them a call or a hug...sometimes they want to be loved too.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Film: "Wild Combination"

Last Sunday I had the pleasure to squeeze a film at the MFA into my busy schedule. The film was Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell by Matthew Wolf. "Wild Combination is a visually absorbing portrait of the seminal avant-garde composer, singer-songwriter, cellist, and DISCO PRODUCER. Before his untimely death from AIDS in 1992, Russell prolifically created music that spanned both pop and the transcendent possibilities of abstract art. Now, over fifteen years since his passing, Arthur's work is finally finding its audience and a new generation is discovering his work thanks to his longtime partner Tom Lee. Wolf incorporates rare archival footage and commentary from Arthur's family, friends, and closest collaborators—including Philip Glass and Allen Ginsberg—to tell this poignant and important story."

The synopsis apart, the documentary was quite brilliantly put together and of course the music sort of speaks for itself. If you are not familiar with Arthur Russel's work, check the you tube videos below to refreshen somethings you might have heard before. And Don't forget to catch it at the MFA today @ 6:15pm or tomorrow at 6pm...It might be your last chance before trying to find it on DVD.

Loose Joints - Is It All Over My Face (1980)

Dinosaur L - Go Bang!