Monday, March 13, 2006

Multimedia Monday!

Music:
Coldplay- Rush of Blood to the Head
Sometimes you need some good lyrics, solid piano playing, and chill pop. XY is not such a great album, it doesn't venture to be unique. Rush... does. Scientist and Clocks both venture into musical depths with two different styles.

The Roots- Home Grown! The Beginner's Guide to Understanding the Roots Vol 1 and 2
After seeing Block Party, I had to listen to The Roots. This is a complex set of albums that gives you details into both The Roots and the depths of Rap and Hip-Hop. The Roots prove that music is alive and well by combining rock guitar with jazz solos and lyrical prowess all over hip-hop beats and rhymes.

Elefant- Sunlight Makes Me Paranoid
Nothing to say here, but if you like something chill and different, this is your album.

Movies:
Dave Chappelle's Block Party
This movie was funny but also a great documentary on life and music. The power artists and hip-hop can have on a community and people. Yes, Dave Chappelle makes jokes and he is one of the most charismatic people you will ever see on the big screen, but this is more than just the Chappelle Show.

Mos Def and Common talk about the history of Brooklyn. Wyclef Jean tells kids that they can be anything. And Dave Chappelle makes jokes, but talks about keeping grounded in the most important times.

This is a funny movie, but it’s not a comedy. This film has great artists and musicians, but it is not a music video. This is a documentary on art, film, comedians, and life, and it pulls no punches. Go see it.

1 Comments:

At 6:22 PM, Blogger Right Of Texas said...

I don't agree with Block Party..

but I like the Coldplay song.

 

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