zondag 27 april 2014

The Day Formerly Known As Queensday

In the Netherlands we have a tradition to celebrate the birthday of our monarch. That used to be a Queen for many decades! We have been celebrating Queens-day on the birthday of our queen Juliana (April 30th.) and before that on August 31st. to celebrate the birthday of queen Wilhelmina. Queen Beatrix honored her mother by keeping Queens-day on April 13th. So up until last year we celebrated Queens-day... 

Last year our reigning Queen stepped down to hand over the Realm of the Netherlands to her eldest son: Willem-Alexander! A King! As of last year we now celebrate Kings-day on April 27th. But since April 27th is a Sunday this year, we celebrate it on the Saturday before Kings-day.

And since we are moving days around anyway... We celebrated Kings-day on April 25th. already with a visit to the free market in Alkmaar!


I SCORED BIG TIME! 

29 records for about €1 each, with lots of goodies:

An album of Planet Patrol, Tyrone Brunson's Smurf, Rick James' Superfreak, a King Bee promo of Trip To India, C + C's Remix of Aretha Franklin's A Deeper Love, a blue clear vinyl of Everything But The Girl's Missing!!! 
And then some...



donderdag 24 april 2014

Milkyway

Finally I got to go to Everlast, after more than 25 years!

I first bought an album Ice (Mother Fucking) T put together with new talent: "Rhyme Syndicate Coming Through". On this album was a song called "Syndication", back in 1988... This white dude was rapping with Ice (MF) T! on his new label $yndicate records!!!

After that I bought Everlast's solo single called "Never missing a Beat" and soon after "The Rhythm" and his debut album "Forever Everlasting"...

He came into fame with House of Pain's "Jump Around" and after a few years took a turn to the blues side of rap with "What it's Like"; my favourite Everlast song would be "Stone in my hand"...

All albums after that where lyrically great, musically fine and worth to purchase!

Yesterday's concert in Amsterdam's Melkweg was one of the highlights of my concert-going carrier! Just Everlast on acoustic guitar and an piano player... MAN WHAT A SHOW!

And being the vinyl junkie that I am, I needed to purchase "The Life Acoustic" on vinyl!

Yours truly scored again.

zaterdag 19 april 2014

Record Store Day

On this day you can expand your collection (or start one) and show that YOU know that there is but one way to reeeaaallly enjoy music:

Go to your local record store and support them! Not just on this worldwide Record Store day, but any day!

Enjoy Record Store Day, enjoy your weekend!!!


maandag 31 maart 2014

On a mission from GOD!

I always savior my records, but so much more when the artist is deceased.

Early this morning several people close to Frankie Knuckles reported the man died yesterday. Knuckles died in Chicago from complications related to diabetes. He will be missed...

I bought my first Knuckles record back in 1991; this was the world-famous "Whistle Song". This song is still one of my favorites!



Frankie is now turning the tables in the sky. Rest In Peace!

dinsdag 11 maart 2014

Big Score!

This weekend I got hold of a big fish!!!

73 Hiphop release from several decades!

This is what it looks like...

50 Cent "How To Rob " (ft. The Madd Rapper)
Akrobatik "Internet MC's" 
Blaq Poet "We Gonna Ill"
Bustin Melonz "Flippin Off The Tip"
DE-1 "16 With A Bullet"
Dilated Peoples "Worst Come To Worst (Remix)"
Evidence "Mr Slow Flow"
Guru "Baldhead Slick & Da Click"
FU2 "Boomin In Ya Jeep"
Nas "Life's A Bitch"
Powerule (as PRC Crew) "Heatin' Up"
Rawkus Records Presents - "Soundbombing III"
Raze "Livin It"
The UN "D.O.A. (Deadly On Arrival)"
Trigger Tha Gambler "Bust"
Agallah / 8-Off The Assassin "Alize for Dolo (ft. Mr Cheeks)"
Akinyele/Ak-Ta-Puss "Three XXX"
Big Shug "Treat U Better"
CappaDonna & Drastic Measures "Taking Drastic Measures"
Das EFX featuring Mobb Deep "Microphone Masters (41st Side Remix)"
Digital Underground "The Humpty Dance"
Craig Mack "Mack Come Thru"
Da Nappy Heads "I'm Nappy"
Da Youngstas (Da Youngstas Illy Funkstas) "I'll Make You Famous"
Da Youngstas (Da Youngstas Illy Funkstaz) "Hip Hop Ride"
DJ Jazz & The Rebel Rahsheed "R.A.P"
Encore "Real Talk (ft. Ladybug Mecca)"
Eric B. & Rakim "Paid In Full (Seven Minutes Of Madness)"
Erick Sermon "Stay Real"
Gangstarr Foundation "Ahead Of The Game"
GZA/The Genius "Come Do Me" b/w "Come Do Me (Remix)"
Ill Al Skratch "Chill With That"
Just-Ice "Going Way Back"
Kamakazee "Snakes"
Kamakazee featuring OffDaMental "Takin All Bets"
LA The Darkman "Polluted Wisdom"
LA The Darkman "What I Like"
Lakey The Kid "One Never Knows (ft. Nas)"
Live Squad "Murderahh"
M.M.O. (Money Makin' Outlaws) "Freez"
Method Man "Breaks Up 2 Make Ups" (ft. D'Angelo)
Method Man "What's Happenin (ft. Busta Rhymes)"
Mobb Deep "Murda Muzik Promo"
Mobb Deep "Put Em In Their Place"
Mobb Deep "The Illest"
N.O.T.S. Click "N.O.T.S. Landing"
Nu Sounds - "Body Slam"
Nu Sounds - "Condition Red"
O.C. & Ntense "What You Want From Me"
Rah/Sun "What?"
Rahzel "Guess (U Never Knew)"
Rakim "When I B On The Mic"
Ras Kass "Bars Up"
Rise "Do You Know Him"
Rise "Evolution"
Rough House Survivers "You Got It (Jeff Redd Extended Edit)"
Royce Da 5'9"- "Hit'Em"
Ruste Juxx "Fall Back"
Saigon "Favorite Things"
Sauce Money "Middle Finger U"
Screwball "Screwed Up"
Sha'Dasious "Phunk Whutcha Heard"
Sham & The Professor "Coney Island"
Skhool Yard as Yard Massive "Representation"
Tef/Teflon "F-U"
The 41st Side Capone-N-Noreage, Cormega & Lake "We Gon Buck"
The Ranjahz "Daily Basis"
The Wastelandz (featuring Kwasi Modough & R.A.P.) "King Of Luck"
The Wastelanz "Qwazmodoe - Find Out"
Theodore Unit "Paychecks"
Tongues In Da Attic "Boom Data"
Too Short "The Ghetto"
Younglord Presents The Red Book Masters: Nguyen & Black "Gotam City"

donderdag 6 maart 2014

Sentimentality

I always buy vinyl that has a certain attraction to me.

Almost never do I buy a record for its sleeve... ALMOST NEVER!


Yesterday I did buy a record for its cover, a cover that also brings back memories. It is a sleeve that is produced for a certain record store:



Discostar on Damstreet 5-7 in Amsterdam, NL.

Years later they moved to Rozengracht, just a small distance from the old location.
This was one of the stores I used to buy my records at. The other stores were Attallos, Rhythm Import and Concerto.