Enjoy… Thanks for sending Scio.
I guess N.E.R.D. is considered by most to be a passion project. This quote made me laugh:
Pharrell Williams is so in-demand as a producer that every time he tours with N.E.R.D., his most consistently weird project, he probably costs himself money.
Source: Denver Westworld
Since any post about “Kanye and Nike” is blog traffic gold, I thought I would post a pic of a new colorway that debuted tonight at the first stop on his Glow in The Dark tour. Nike/Kanye haven’t even shared any real background on these shoes, yet they are already unveiling new colorways. What do you think? As a marketer, I love the approach, but I am still tired of Nike. BTW…. don’t the Air Yeezy laces above look like they are made of rubber?
Photo courtesy of Kanye West.
Remember the old school version? 🙂
Man, I cannot tell you how excited I am about the upcoming N.E.R.D. appearance on the G.I.T.D. tour. I have been digging into old N.E.R.D. stuff and forgot how much I love this band. I think I may actually know the lyrics to Fly or Die from start to finish, because it was in major rotation in my cd player back when I could afford a car. Then there are classics like Provider, from In Search Of… Always blazing new trails, the guys were on the BMX tip long before the current crop of hipster hop kids. But notice the complete and glaring absence of anything BAPE-influenced in this video… Unlike this baller, Pharrell had yet to discover it 🙂
Note the cameos by Tony Hawk and a lightly tatted Travis Barker.
Also… you have got to hear this remix of the song from Zero 7. They made a chill song tens times more chill.
I have officially become an old man. No doubt about it. In the last month, I have found myself saying things like “Shit, they just don’t make songs like this any more” no less than a dozen times. Ronda and I listen to the 80s music channel on Time Warner Cable probably more than actual tv shows. One striking reality – the shelf life of a pop star these days rivals a carton of milk. Back in the day, Phil Collins killed it as the lead singer/drummer of Genesis, long after male pattern baldness had taken over! Peter Gabriel, Bruce Hornsby, Christopher Cross, hell, even Bruce Springsteen looked more like school teachers than grammy-sweeping rockstars.
Of course, I still love new stuff, and believe that I always will (based on my upbringing), but just like classic rock has a special place in my dad’s generation’s heart, 80s shit, of just about any genre, is clearly turning out to be my ‘classic rock’. I have always loved songs from my childhood… but now it is reeeeeally inspiring fond memories of family road trips and hanging out around the house on Sunday with the breeze blowing in the open windows, drinking iced tea, rocking out… see what I mean!! Nostalgic! Here are a few songs that were regulars that my dad would play on Sundays and on road trips… And dad, if you are reading this… THANK YOU!
Expect more posts like this in the future.
Duran Duran – Save a Prayer
Mr. Mister – Broken Wings
Prince – Purple Rain
Genesis – Abacab
Neil Young – Heart of Gold (My Dad liked to throw in some of his old faves)
INXS – New Sensation (Michael Hutchence was THE rockstar of the 80s)
Certain music releases were literally ‘events’ in our household. The following videos actually made the family gather around the TV for their World Premieres.
Julian Lennon – Valotte
Tears for Fears – Sowing the Seeds of Love
Van Halen – Jump
Guns N Roses – November Rain
That’s what Jermaine Dupri said about the Tag Records label that was announced yesterday. It has been picked up in literally hundreds of publications and blogs, and here are a few links to what people are saying…
And don’t forget about the hip-hop blog chatter:
And of course, the Queen of All Media had to chime in:
Check out more at http://www.tagrecords.com/
ACME was featured in Ad Age yesterday. Read it here.