December 27, 2010
Ned Learner was kind enough to drop the last mix of the year for The Killer Octopus. Ned Learner went 75 minutes and didn't even break a sweat; this guy's a beast! Check out the "Eat Your Head Off With Toaster Trash" mix. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Make sure to listen to Ned Learner's shows, "Recognition" and "Instrumental", every Friday at 9:00 - 11:00 p.m on KXLU 88.9 f.m. For people that are not from Los Angeles you can listen to the show at KXLU.com.
Edgar Froese - ?
Once - The Awakening
Tomita - Pacific 231
Bo Hansson - Day and Night
Day Holland - Spheres
Alain Goraguer - Deshominisation
Ojo - Passing Through The New Amazing
Henry Mancini - Theme From The Theif Who Came To Dinner
Isaac Hayes - Ikes Mood
John Scott - Encounter With Piranhas
Robin Kenyatta - The Girl From Martinique
Wade Marcus - A New Era
Cedar WAlton - Off Minor
J.J. Johnson - Slo-Mo
Harvey Mandel - Peruvian Flake
The Blues Project - If you Gotta Make A Fool of Somebody Calypso
Clark Hutchinson - Textures and Free Force
Charles Wright - Good Things
Ramsey Lewis - The Bear Mash
Ike Turner - Black Beauty
Hugo Montenegro - Hang em
The Packers - Whole In A Wall
Telegraph Avenue - Something going
December 24, 2010
December 22, 2010
Sometimes I forget my Ipod and I listen to Pandora. When I do listen to Pandora I'm always introduced to new artists, which is no surprise since I only listen to records or my Ipod. I'm not exposed to new music as often as I would like to be, since I don't listen to the radio and music videos are non-existent. . . well to basic cable. I don't think I would hear anything good from those outlets anyways. Man, I do wish I had the Fuse channel; they show "Juice" every night. Man that would be great.
December 19, 2010
December 10, 2010
Yes, Yes Y'all. It's about that time. Time to fill the airwaves with some of that sweet Funky Feet sound. Listen to the man behind The Killer Octopus at KXLU on 9 - 11 p.m pacific time on "Recognition" and "Instrumental" hosted by Ned Learner. You can stream the station at KXLU.com. Ned Learner should be on your to do list every Friday. <------- I'll be checking up on you.
November 7, 2010
I'd like to thank Ed. With out his help, the mix would not have been posted tonight. He edited the part I posted about earlier. Good looking out.
Bad - The Jimmy Castor Bunch
Get Me Back On Time - Wilson Pickett
Cramp Your Style - All The People
I Think I'd Do It - ZZ Hill
The Champ - The Mohawks
Funkier Than a Masquito's Tweeter - Nina Simone
The Moment Of Truth - Earth Wind and Fire
A Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays - De La Soul
Soul Clap - Showbiz & A.G
Breakers Revenge 93 - Phantom Breaks
My children, the life in darkness is over. I give you light. I added the track listing for the "Bboy First" mix tape.
I will be adding the next bboy mix tonight (God willing). I was working on it today and my damn mixer was cutting in and out. So, now I have to do some editing. If you are a god fearing man, become a member of this page and write a damn comment. Good or bad, it will only help me help you.
Feets, the man behind the octopus! No, I am not fornicating the octopus.
October 31, 2010
October 27, 2010
October 25, 2010
This is a short one, but I'll follow up with a part II. I like listening to this one. I hope you do too. I sure miss the battles. . .
Funky Feet - Johnny Robinson
Indian Rope Man - Julie Driscoll and Brian Auger
Some Like It Hot - Dennis Coffey
Cloud 9 - Mongo Santamaria
Yellow Sunshine - Yellow Sunshine
Get Ready - S.O.U.L
I'm a Man - Steve Winwood
Amen Brother - The Winstons
Come Down - The Beginning of the End
Across 110th street (instrumental) - Bobby Womack
The Life of The Party - Jackson Five
October 21, 2010
October 15, 2010
This past Sunday, I went to the Beat Swap Meet. A person was selling an original pressing of Le Planete Sauvage for $125. I wanted to go the ATM so bad. Instead, I bought 5 great records for a dollar each,an amazing Mud record for five dollars and a few others. I spent about 25 dollars ( I was broke, what can I say). I hope to play these new records for a mix soon. If anyone has an original pressing of this record and wants to sell it to me for a couple of bucks, a pound or a euro. Hit me up.
October 11, 2010
I'd like to thank my fellow Americans that helped slay the "Monster". I checked his link and the address is no longer valid. Your support means a lot to me (I just thought it would be fun to say slay the monster, don't take this seriously).
Stealing is wrong. I don't care what you name your blog, just don't steal my stuff. I am flattered, but you should really focus on creating your own content. I wish you the best of luck with your blogs. Be well.
The Killer Octopus
October 7, 2010
October 5, 2010
I wanted to get the mojo going. Download it, play it and wear your rain coat. Katrina is coming.
I hate I walked away - Syl Johnson
Not on the outside - Eddie Kendricks
Sexy Mama - Moments
Help - The O'Jays
Let me go - Latimore
If you think it - Untouchables
???? - Blow Fly
Don't look any further - Dennis Edwards
I like it - Debarge
In time - Sly and the Family Stone
Oxford gray - Shuggie Otis
October 1, 2010
September 29, 2010
I know this is a repost, but I had to. This video makes a whole lot of sense to me now. The previous video started in the middle. Now, I understand the break is a portion of Raquel Welch's "California Dreaming".
I think this video has a bboy feel to it, something Afrika Bambaataa would play. I'm sure you got that from the first video. In this video, I like that I have to wait for the break. The song gives me the feeling of what a block party would feel like in the 70's. The needle drops and all the bboys would wait for that break to come.
September 27, 2010
September 19, 2010
Check out the recent mix, it's all elevator music. Do you love elevator rides? I can't wait for M Night Shyamalan's new movie. <--------Sarcasm.
1. Tidal Wave - Ronnie Laws
2. Theme From the Planets - Dexter Wansel
3. Sensitize - Roy Ayers
4. People Make the World Go Round - Ramsey Lewis
5. Barbara's Mood - Black Heat
6. Soft Shell - Motherlode
7. Pretty Balloons - The Checkmates LTD.
8. Ike's Mood I - Isaac Hayes
9. Feel Like Making Love - Bob James
September 9, 2010
September 3, 2010
August 26, 2010
Debbie Gibson, done grown up! A few months ago I saw the movie "Mega Shark v. The Giant Octopus" and I could not stop laughing. I bought the dvd this past weekend for five dollars at Ralph's. I watched it again, and that sh!t was painful.
Hey everyone, movie night at my place. Guess what's playing?
August 22, 2010
I've been buying a lot of records lately. This past Saturday, I went to a record convention and found some gems. I made a mix with the recent records I've bought. It's mainly an instrumental mix. I hope you like it. Right click the "mix" to save or click to stream.
Waiting - Bo Hansson
Leaving Shire - Bo Hansson
Rabbit Music - Bo Hansson
Playing Down Into the Hill - Bo Hansson
The Black Riders - Bo Hansson
Wandering Song - Bo Hansson
The Heart of the Sunrise - Yes
Afrodite II - Chase
Bang Bang - Nancy Sinatra
August 17, 2010
It is amazing what Dj Premier can do with a sample.
I thought there was something strange going on at the last record swap meet. I saw a lot of Bob James' "One" and "Two" albums selling for anything between five and ten dollars. Six years ago you'd pay twenty for either one. What gives?
July 22, 2010
Check out Kon and Amir's "The 50 Greatest Hip Hop Samples Of All Time" on complex.com.
Very informative. Good luck buying all of them Rob.
You don't know who Kon and Amir is? They are the dynamic duo behind the "Off Track" mixtape series. Check them out, you will not be disappointed.
July 19, 2010
July 14, 2010
May 26, 2010
Last week my very good friend Big Dets was killed tragically - he was gunned down while sitting on the steps of his girlfriend's apartment. Today they laid his body to rest.
We met back in high school but our friendship really developed in 2001. I just moved back to Visalia from Redding, I ran into Dets and we talked about painting together. For about a year, me, Big Dets, our boys Smokey & Rob painted every Sunday. I will always remember and cherish the time I spent with Big Dets. He was such a driven and talented artist. Dets was willing to take on any medium to express his creative voice and I will always miss that. I'll see you again Big Dets, rest in peace.
May 18, 2010
May 4, 2010
This one is short. I bought some soundtracks this past weekend. Thought I'd do an Instrumental type mix. There are some vocals but a whole lot of score type stuff. I used to buy soundtracks for the fast pace tracks for the bboys, but my boy Ned Learner got me to appreciate the other tracks that make up a soundtrack. You can listen to Ned at KXLU on Fridays from 9-11 p.m. Make sure to stream his shows, he plays some really good stuff.
April 25, 2010
April 24, 2010
An all-star cast of ass kickers. The baddest muthafu**ers to hit the screen. "The Expendables" is the theatrical equivalent to Halley's comet. A man can live a lifetime and not have a film with such an all-star cast.
You're telling me you're not going to see this movie?
Side note: I need this poster!
April 18, 2010
Last Saturday was "Record Store Day". I spent the day digging in Visalia, at Velouria (top pic), and a spot in Fresno (second pic) with my boy Rob. The Fresno spot was pretty sweet. The selection of records was on point, I'll be back fo sho. One thing I hate about all these shops is how they price common records. For example, the third pic is of a record that you'll see EVERYWHERE. This record should not go for more than $1. Last Saturday, I saw it going for $8. That record definitely isn't going anywhere.