1. It’s April 22. I’m watching coverage of the Philadelphia primary. This shit is incredible. No matter which way you vote, this whole process has been entertaining. I can only handle MSNBC though. Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews handle their reporting with a dose or wry humor that’s deeply needed right now. Besides, with Matthews’s sincerity, you get the feeling they aren’t just doing it for a paycheck.

2. fIREHOSE – “If’n” – The second disc from Mike Watt and George Hurley’s post Minutemen band. Surprisingly good. An easy listen. Got it at this cool used record store off the Belmont stop yesterday for $5.45.

3. You guys. Yesterday we had our second best day ever in terms of traffic. 188 hits! Thanks for visiting. Leave some comments, send us an e-mail, even ask to contribute. This site only gets better with your help.

Crayzee Tayztee Layzeez 4/20/08

Another week, another ayvee. This time, our man’s back on with another set of new hits, underground faves, and even some golden oldies. As always, our EXCLUSIVE podcast is a must listen. Check it out, comment back, or drop the creator an email at this address. You know how to change the words into symbols.

Without further adieu…


1. (intro) … Les Baxter – Take It From Me
2. Estelle (feat. Kardinal Offishall) – Magnificent
3. No Age – Eraser
4. Islands – I feel Evil Creeping In
5. Wale – Conclusion
6. Midnight Juggernauts – Ending of an Era
7. Sam the Sham & The Pharoahs – Lil’ Red Riding Hood
8. El Perro Del Mar – You Can’t Steal A Gift
9. Kid Cudi – Day ‘n’ Nite (Crookers remix)
10. James – What’s the World
11. Leon Jean-Marie – Bed of Nails
12. (recap) … The Tornados – Dreamin’ on a Cloud
13. Boney M – Felicidad
14. Left Banke – Ivy Ivy
15. Portishead – We Carry On
16. Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons – C’mon Marianne
17. Estelle – Prety Please (feat. Cee-Lo)
18. The Chap – Carlos Walter Wendy Stanley
19. Santogold – Starstruck
20. Scarlett Johannson – Anywhere I Lay My Head

iTunes gettin’ ya down? Try our podcasts!

Today I’ve finally gotten around to archiving all of our pre ayvee podcasts.

Admittedly, most are offbeat, some are legendary – May 13, 2006’s “donutcast.” for example, which eminated from Honey Fluff donuts in Carpentersville, Illinois, and some even controversial -“influencecast” – where we recieved our most negative feedback to date.

So, if that’s your kind of thing and want to hear a bunch of our first-class staffers ramble on about things like hummus, fruit and the midwest, then check them out. You may hear something you like or learn something you didnt know about.

Fun Fact: Target Corporation’s very own Jordan De Shon even stopped by to DJ a few tracks on our very first podcast: “Dusty Gems and Raw Nuggets”…

New Singles Galore!

It’s springtime, and that means new music is coming in time for the summer. Some of the heavy hitters have been releasing/leaking new singles. Here’s a few to check out.

My Morning Jacket – Evil Urges – Is available off the band’s website. MMJ have really stepped their game up since their 2005 LP, Z. This tune has some really pretty strings, galloping guitar interplay, and of course, Jim James’s trademark falsetto. The disc of the same name is due June 10.

Weezer – Pork and Beans – You may have seen our earlier post this week about the 30 second clip of the new Weezer tune, but now the full thing has leaked. Mark my words: It’s AWESOME. It’s got shades of the blue album crunchiness, the odd pop culture references a la El Scorcho (Sample Lyric: Timbaland knows the way to reach the top of the chart/Maybe if I work with him/I can perfect the art). I look forward to their third self titled album (also known as The Red Album) on June 24. .

Madonna ft. Justin Timberlake – 4 Minutes – I can’t stand it when the banging stops! Naw… The beat’s a bit tacky, but I can’t get it out of my head. Uh oh. Hard Candy is due April 29.