5 On A Friday : What’s The 411 ?

April 11, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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Today for 4/11 lets find out the 411. According to wikipedia the 411 is :

The year 411, the four hundred and eleventh year of the Gregorian calendar

4-1-1, a telephone directory assistance number in the United States and Canada
By extension, a slang term for information.

The 411, British R&B group

4:1:1 chroma subsampling

Volkswagen 411, a car from the late 1960s

Bristol 411, a high-performance hand-built luxury car from the 1970s

A three issue anthology, published by Marvel Comics, consisting of short-stories concerning terrorism.

.411 is also the extension for files storing extra information for pictures taken by SONY’s Mativa camera.

Well, what do you know.

1: The Beach Boys – I Know There’s An Answer
Buy Pet Sounds
2: Ray Charles – Don’t You Know
Buy The Birth Of Soul
3: The Blow – Knowing The Things That I Know
Buy Poor Aim : Love Songs
4.11: Beck – Lord Only Knows
Buy Odelay
5: Lesley Gore – Maybe I Know
Buy Growin’ Up Too Fast

Monday Morning Blues

January 14, 2008 by · 2 Comments
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Bringing the Monday Morning Blues back today by extra special request after a short hiatus the last few weeks. Have a great day to start your week.

The Neville Brothers – Fever
Buy Treacherous
Ray Charles – Sinner’s Prayer
Buy The Birth Of Soul
The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Take Five
Buy Time Out
Miles Davis – All Blues
Buy Kind Of Blue
The Band – I Shall Be Released
Buy Music From Big Pink

Monday Morning Blues : Ray Charles

November 19, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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Some Ray Charles for you today. One of the greatest rhythm and blues soul singers to ever step in front of a microphone.

MP3: Ray Charles – Ray’s Blues
MP3: Ray Charles – The Right Time
MP3: Ray Charles – Mary Ann
MP3: Ray Charles – Busted
MP3: Ray Charles – Lonely Avenue

Buy Ray Charles


Monday Morning Blues : Keys To The Kingdom

August 13, 2007 by · 1 Comment
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Jimmy Smith

Some smoldering, bluesy organ sounds to start your week off on a good groove.

MP3: Ray Charles – Tell Me How Do You Feel
Buy The Birth Of Soul
MP3: Jimmy Smith – Tuition Blues
Buy Dot Com Blues
MP3: Deep Purple – Lazy
Buy Machine Head


5 On A Friday : Perception Is Key

June 8, 2007 by · 2 Comments
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Gestalt psychology is a theory of mind and brain that proposes that the operational principle of the brain is holistic, parallel, and analog, with self-organizing tendencies; or, that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The classic Gestalt example is a soap bubble, whose spherical shape (its Gestalt) is not defined by a rigid template, or a mathematical formula, but rather it emerges spontaneously by the parallel action of surface tension acting at all points in the surface simultaneously. The Gestalt effect refers to the form-forming capability of our senses, particularly with respect to the visual recognition of figures and whole forms instead of just a collection of simple lines and curves.

If you’ve ever made a mixtape, or a mix cd this is the underlying theory affecting how your selections sound together.

In other words, how you can sometimes see or hear what really isn’t there, or is it ?

1: St Germain – Rose Rouge
Buy Tourist
2: Seu Jorge – Chatterton
Buy Cru
3: Curtis Mayfield – (Don’t Worry) If There’s A Hell Below We’re All Going To Go

Buy Curtis
4: Ray Charles – Rockhouse

Buy The Birth Of Soul (1952-1959)
5: Julie London – You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To
Buy Time for Love – The Best of Julie London