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Maria Callas:

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One of the most beautiful voices to ever borderline yell it out in the history of life.

Born to a somewhat douchey and abusive mother in New York, grew up to further her musical training in Greece and Italy. Became known La Divina around the world. Always a bit above “average beauty status,” she dropped about 80 pounds right when her career took off and hit supermodel status back in the 1950s, which made her the subject of early tabloid fodder. Some say it was the end of her Soprano voice, while others say it was the start of her life. Then there is that whole thing with the Onassis Clan. And the shit-talking scandal with Renata Tebaldi, which could be one of the first incidents of “beef in the music industry” ever, if you will. But beyond all that… Her vocal register is unfuckwithable (yes I said that) and renown throughout the universe; her ability to belt out a powerful vibrato that could be heard throughout halls WITHOUT microphone rigging is a story of legend you can hear on her early vinyls.

There are few that go before her and few that come after her on my list. Victoria de Los Angeles, Leontyne Price, Marian Anderson, Jessye Norman, ect. But Maria Callas is up there. Certified. In love with her story. In love with her. Greatest of all time.

Dude, her ability to inject life and character into the parts that she played still goes unmatched. She gave her roles a certain life and attitude that no one else could ever pull off. Watch how she destroys “Un Voce Poco Fa.” From the voice-over to the acting out. If I used the word Swagger often, This would be one of those times.

If you don’t like it, I can’t fu*k with you musically.

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Music Nerdery + Potholes In My Blog = Hail Mary Mallon definitely does NOT Suck. Review:

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Feeling right at home, back with my peoples over at Potholes. Thanks for letting me have that time off to regroup and focus kids. I love you guise.
Anyways, after a small pause between the last interview and this one… and readjusting to the new 350 word limit (dammit…) it feels good to be back at it. And this is why.

Click here… leave a comment for me… judge my writing and tell me what to do better. LoL.

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Chino XL, ZOOLAY and More at Little Temple – March 23rd. Flyer:

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This is gonna be fun.

That basically tells you everything you need to know.
Can’t wait for this one, on the real.
Make sure you’re following ChinoXL and ZOOLAY on the twitter.

 

Dee-1: It’s My Turn | Official Music Video. MTV Jams, pay attention.

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So Music Nerdery has the great pleasure of bringing you the video follow-up for Dee-1’s latest single, “It’s My Turn.” An Exclusive of sorts, you can say. With the single already out for the last few weeks, he brings you the follow-up video for the MTV and YouTube masses to enjoy (like, right after I asked for it). The new album “I Hope They Hear Me v.2″ is due 2.22.11, and I’ll have another interview with Dee ready when the album drops for you; please believe it. For now,watch below and spread the word.

Dee-1: It's My Turn | Official Music Video. MTV Jams, pay attention.

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So Music Nerdery has the great pleasure of bringing you the video follow-up for Dee-1’s latest single, “It’s My Turn.” An Exclusive of sorts, you can say. With the single already out for the last few weeks, he brings you the follow-up video for the MTV and YouTube masses to enjoy (like, right after I asked for it). The new album “I Hope They Hear Me v.2″ is due 2.22.11, and I’ll have another interview with Dee ready when the album drops for you; please believe it. For now,watch below and spread the word.

Two Door Cinema Club Appreciation (before they get Phoenix type-famous) Post.

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Rock On, Ireland.

A few weeks ago, I mentioned these kids in my Favorites Of 2010 list. Two Door Cinema Club has a long history of being kickass, and making some incredible Indie Pop Rock hits. They’ve balanced a mix of Pop appeal, Phoenix and Franz Ferdinand in their sound, but still come off with a style completely their own. Now with MTV taking notice and more hipster/college freshman kids showing up to their shows, I figured I’d tell you about them now before the masses find out.

This band has a special place in “Amazing Memories Associated with Music ” history. Those times where you travel the world and find music by default. While purchasing my Jeremy Scott Originals from the Adidas Originals Store in Barcelona (What Up Luca!), I heard “I Can Talk” going hard in the Adidas store… which started a randomly epic dance party. After that, Justin and I took a brief last walk through Barcelona’s Gothic District and up Las Ramblas to take a Taxi up to Olympic Stadium Palau St. Jordi where we had a date with The Lakers. While walking up Las Ramblas, I heard “Something Good can Work” blaring from a El Cortes Ingles (their local westfield shopping). Only I seemed to know what I was going on that time, but I kinda geeked inside. We then hopped in a cab and our awesome Cab Driver Roberto proceeded to take us around a short, yet stunning tour of  Barcelona. While turning to his local pop radio station, “Cigarettes in the Theatre” came on. It was then I knew I had to blog about these guys eventually. Spain and Two Door Cinema will always go hand in hand from this point.

So here goes a nice YouTube Montage. Tell me what you think.




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February 19, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Family, this Stalley Mixtape is Motherfu*king Stellar. Links.

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I usually don’t like blogging about popular mixtapes, since I kinda try really hard to post content that happens to be cool and no one seems to be paying attention to. Plus, with potholes posting it before I did, I figured ‘ whats the point.’ I put it on the back-burner (with two writing projects due) and promised myself I would get to it within the week for my boy Dan.  And now I’m mad that I waited at all.

Stalley was already a popular favorite with all the music nerdy kids who love hip hop.  But with this  “Lincoln Way Nights” album and these beats… he’s put himself in the lead for my popular favorite (album references) right now. There really isn’t a track on this album that I have to skip over, which is the first sign of a great album. The second sign is the fact that I have favorites within 24 of listening to it, and they stay on repeat. “The Sound of Silence”, “Hercules”, “Pound”… there’s nothing but horn laced boom-baptacular greatness on this sh*t. Oh yeah… and if “She Hates The Bass…” get a new girlfriend.

With that said, go to Stalley’s Bandcamp right now, and download it. Its free. You have nothing to lose.

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Written by E

February 16, 2011 at 12:32 pm

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