http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPIWU1njtVs I’m just gonna throw this out there: Clare Huxtable was a TERRIFYING mama. I heard about War Party at NWSA, when the amazing Crystal Rizzo presented on them and Red Power Squad. This extended mix by MPHO is the longest thing I’ve EVER POSTED for aTi. Enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8SqHc61wSk Or maybe you’ve scrolled down. w00t! VERY IMPORTANT OMG Hey, remember International Literacy Day, and how I [...]
I’m feeling a little melancholy, y’all. It’s that time of year. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbZCpOr8hW8 First up’s “Sometimes it Snows in April,” Prince’s 1986 mourning for those lost to friends, family, and lovers as a result of the AIDS epidemic, which I think had only been recently named as the cause for so many deaths. “I dreamt I travelled and found you there — in the woods on [...]
We begin the day with some pervy monks. The woman singing with them, Violet, is Sarah Brightman’s sister. Lolene’s “Rich” is kind of my personal anthem right now. Hello, credit card debt, how are youth this holiday season? :sweatdrop: Kissy Asplund’s “Fuss N Fight” is understated and lovely. And now let’s conclude with a kick-ass dystopian vision from You Say Party!
THIS JUST IN: GIRL TALK’S NEW MASHUP IS AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD!!!!!!!!!!!! Vids the First? We got Girl in a Coma, Dar Williams, and, uh, Tamara Wellons, with a kick-ass cover of “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” Ohhhhhhhhhh, this song made me cry! This one just made me dance . “Belgrade Riddim” features some kick-ass percussion that begs you to get as round and curvilinear as [...]
First up, we got Imogean Heap rocking it with “Earth.” I secretly really like her, even though I have a problem with whispy voiced singers. Lyrically, this song makes me think of Alanis, who, you know, RULES. Next, David motherfuckin’ Bowie, Hogwarts alum and the Goblin King. <3 LET’S DANCE. Martina Topley-Bird is fantastic at biting melancholia. I’m really bitter my CD has a scratch [...]
Joy Harjo? One brave, poetically awesome, talented, intelligent, and beautiful woman. I love her. MORE SPOKEN WORD! A poem for Nicki Minaj. Kick it retro: Black Feminism circa 1979. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bzxnw0lBrLo “A Litany for Survival” by Audre Lorde And then…. more Joy!! Now to close out with an actual song. Des’ree’s “You Gotta Be…”
Damn, y’all. Sometimes you just want to bounce. Pogo’s “Mending” can make that desire work for YOU. Get infected with the beat. I ALSO don’t feel dirty yet don’t feel right! Thank you, Katy Rose, for articulating my pain. Eartha Kitt wants be evil. Been there, girl. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQ5VaBgXzuM In repeat news: Maluca has her mixtape for FREE on her website. Learn about how the heart [...]