I have plan.


The only problem with my plan to marry Sade is that I am already happily married.

Van Morrison - Domino (Live in 1977)


I have in the past mentioned that I am no great fan of the music of the whites. My people have made great contributions to musical culture, certainly, but mostly it's not for me. A little country music, Randy Newman, not much else. Van Morrison, though? Yeah.

My stepmother is from Belfast, and I think Van Morrison and Sinead O'Connor are pretty much the only two musicians I've ever heard her say an admiring word about. You know why? Because they kick ass.

I'm not really that into the folky hippy-dippy Van Morrison that a lot of other people seem to love, but this right here is some serious, kick-ass soul music. You could put on this or TB Sheets and just listen over and over.

Hansen + Weird Al + Tailfeather Shaking


Thinking 'Bout Somethin'

HANSON | MySpace Music Videos

Ever since Andrew W.K. told us on Jordan Jesse Go! about hanging out at Hansen's songwriting fantasy camp, I have felt that the Hansen brothers are among The Good Ones. This exceedingly pleasant song and its accompanying video, which features both Weird Al Yankovic and an elaborate recreation of one of the best dance numbers in The Blues Brothers (the Ray Charles "Shake Your Tailfeather" scene) is further evidence.

Curtis Mayfield "Get Down" on Soul Train


The Soul Train line gets down to one of my favorite Curtis tracks.

via BoingBoing (where else?)

Janelle Monae f. Big Boi - Tightrope


This is EPIC.

Janelle Monae's EP was solid, but it didn't have anything on it that I liked as much as Letting Go, which was on the Purple Ribbon All-Stars compilation. This song, though, is fantastic. And the video is amazing, too.

Nate Dogg - I Got Love


I hadn't thought about Nate Dogg's album "Music and Me" in quite some time until a twitter message reminded me of it. I used to play this song, and this one with Pharoahe Monch HEAVILY. Two epic jams. The whole album is pretty solid, one of my favorite underrated hip-hop records.

Sal Santana on "Keyboard City" and more: Interview on The Sound of Young America

Sal Santana

Salvador Santana is a keyboard player and singer-songwriter. His father is guitar legend Carlos Santana. He's just released a new LP, Keyboard City. He talks with The Sound of Young America about his Bay Area roots (he's an alumnus of School of the Arts in San Francisco), working on "Supernatural" as a teenager, touring with Ozomatli and recording with his mentor, Money Mark.

Robin Thicke f. Lil Wayne - Shooter

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Shooter was one of my favorite tracks off of Robin Thicke's fantastic first album Cherry Blue Skies (later retitled A Beautiful World). The album was a total flop. But apparently Lil Wayne liked it as much as I did, and he started rapping in his car over the bridges and breaks and outro, and decided to call Robin Thicke and ask if he could put it on his record. Which is pretty awesome, in my book. This all went down two or three years ago, but I didn't realize it every had a video.

Also: does this video mean Robin Thicke has a motorcycle in his living room? What's that about?

Sade - Soldier of Love


Stone cold jam.

Johnny Paycheck - (Don't Take Her) She's All I've Got


A smash hit, written by Jerry Williams Jr.


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