The Cross Bones

Here’s Taylor Swift’s isolated vocal track from last night’s VMAs

We’re all the same.  I live, work, party, dream, dance, fight and love in Providence with some of the greatest musicians I have ever know.  Here’s proof that we’re all the same.  Now that we all know it… come hang out Taylor!  I’m sure we’ll be having an open mic, jam or hootenanny on the West End some time soon.  We’re fun people and love collaboration.  The table’s always open for a fun-loving do-er and besides… we’re all neighbors now!

Not even kidding.  Not even one bit.  Shout outs by the way for coming to Hasbro to surprise some lovely children.  Anyway, come by!  Hit me up!  First, Gansette, PBR or High Life’s on us.


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Home Bru’d Presents: Jetty | 95.5 WBRU

Do you remember when Prince was on Apollonia?  No?  Well it’s kind of like when Jetty was on WBRU.

Right before the Purple Rain fell and washed away everyone’s previous expectations of what a band could do, there was a moderately known band of extremely talented, hard working musicians, living for their craft.

I’m a sucker for the live experience and when I first heard Jetty’s studio recordings, I immediately dismissed them as being too polished and not capable of being reproduced live…  I was wrong.

I watched them play one of their first shows at C.S.’s launch party for her cross-continental bike ride and was flabbergasted.  How had my trained ears deceived me?  Alas it was not my ears.  It was my expectations.  Excuse me for tooting my own horn here, but I’ve been at this a while.  Without getting into my beautiful life’s story, I will say this:  I know what it means to feel the power of music…  especially in a live setting and I quickly came to understand that these classic New England millennials do as well. 

If you’re ever fortunate enough to catch one of Jetty’s live sets, I think you’ll find it hard to escape this same sentiment.

What we have here is a band on the brink of enrapturing masses with a universal sound that is both accessible and edgy.  One part Jamiroquai.  One part Justin Timberlake.  One part crack cocaine.  

If you don’t believe me, your welcome to challenge the idea yourself on August 9th.  Jetty takes the sage at The Met in Pawtucket, RI as they join forces with New England Hero’s and Warp Tour main stage veterans, Bad Rabbits

In the meantime, this oughta wet your whistle.

Much <3
-B

Jeff Mangum - 40 Watt Club in Athens, GA:  October 14th, 1997.
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Two-Headed Boy Part 1
-Gardenhead
-King of Carrot Flowers Parts 1, 2 & 3

Video of DMX on a slingshot ride proves he just makes those DMX noises involuntarily

Hash tag throw back thursdays haha

Experiments in speed.  A hand built custom bicycle made to go as fast as possible.

Cool!

James Brown - Hipsters Avenue

My DJ Gig From Hell… & The Priceless Lesson I Learned

The MUSICIAN makes the gear.

HIV Prevention

Just heard on NPR that there’s a drug that helps to prevent the infection of HIV when used in conjunction with condoms…

Comment please!

Moon Hooch: Tiny Desk Concert

"Moon Hooch blew me away with just two saxes and a drummer. Their music is a mix of the best jazz, EDM and rock have to offer. It’s out there, it’s danceable and you may find yourself feeling a sense of reckless abandon"!

-Bob Boilen

PUNK AS FUCK!!!
-B

This "Thigh Gap" YouTube Channel Proves That House Music Has a Misogyny Problem | Thump

I find it funny (i.e. deplorable) when music is nothing more than a soundtrack to an objectifying night out or lifestyle.  If you’re into popular house music and treating human beings with equal respect, raise your hand and your voice.

-B

KaZAAM!!!

Time for a raise?  What you need to know about that minimum wage.