Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Annie, "Heartbeat (Röyksopp's Mindre Tilgjengelige Remix)"
Annie, "Heartbeat (Maurice Fulton Remix)"
Annie, "Heartbeat (Phones Maximo Remix)"
Annie, "Heartbeat (Alan Braxe Remix)"
Today has been a real shitty day in Pound for Pound world, so I felt like I had to put up some nice, fun, airy, beautiful music to take me away. I figured what better song than "Heartbeat" off of Annie's album Anniemal from last year. But, since we are in the blog game, I ain't gonna give you no album track. Hell naw, I'm upping the four remixes from the single for your enjoyment. Okay, okay, I'm sure everyone has heard these and has already deemed them passe. But, give it another listen, as this is just great music, perfect for the summer.
Pay special attention to the Alan Braxe remix, love those drum thwacks and organ (?) buildup in the beginning. The Phones slow the original down to nice effect, making it more of a headphones jawn than a floor filler. All four are really great, doing a little something different to the original.
-If you're in Philly, two great concerts going down on opposite ends of the city. Radio 4, dance-punkers, are playing the North Star with . Down on South Street, We Are Scientists and The Double are at the TLA. Unfortunately, I won't be attending either show, but would probably go with the WAS one if I had to choose. The Double are a great band out of Brooklyn, WAS played a nice show at the North Star months ago and the TLA is a nice play to see a show.
-More importantly, tonight is the greatest day of the sports year, the night when the NBA Draft takes place in New York City. There is no better TV in my opinion, that excitement of seeing the future of basketball and the future busts all in one night. How great is it when David Stern announces that there's been a trade? As always, Bill Simmons is the guy to read for this glorious event. Phil Jasner has a look at the Sixers heading into the Draft.
-Finally, one quick story I heard about my grandfather recently. He was married to my grandmother for 60 years this past October. Someone asked him what the secret was to such a long, happy marriage. He responded: "I just love her so much."