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2.25.2010

STILL MY # 1

ANDREAS GURSKY

A LITTLE TASTE OF 2010

RJD2'S newest album 'The Colossus' has been marinating in my iTunes for over a month, but the other day my fellow music beacon Jack B. stressed I begin to experiment with it's amazingness. Here's my favorite track so far and it features Kenna. It's mellow, it's a jam, it's all of the above and a bag 'o kettle cooked bbq chips. Enjoy, more to come.


RJD2 (feat. Kenna) /// Games you can Win
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2.24.2010

NOW PLAYING

Tom Ford's film/directorial debut A SINGLE MAN is now playing across America. Set in Los Angeles in 1962 and based on the novel of the same name by Christopher Isherwood, the film is about an English professor contemplating suicide and the 24 hours before he does or does not do it. Sounds anything but uplifting but I'm sure the music, the art direction and every other ounce of creativity in the film will be extraordinary. The cast includes Julianne Moore, Colin Firth, Ginnifer Goodwin, & Nicholas Hoult.

BRIDGE AND TUNNEL NEWS



Once NYC's most notorious nightspot, Limelight - a still standing church on West 20th street, is back in action (pause for reaction.)

You won't find the usual ecstasy or cocaine brunch available to patrons of the early 90's...however, the new Limelight which opens in March of 2010 will be a gourmet market, apothecary, and candy store. A sneaker gallery will display the rarest kicks, and a music shop will open up shop to pay tribute to the club's significant yet shady past.

You don't need an I.D. or a hard drug to enjoy the new Limelight. Just a grocery list and an Amex.

NEXT THING, WE'RE TOUCHING.

my new girlfriend (I wish) aka emerging singer songwriter from across the pond Ellie Goulding



Ellie Goulding /// Starry Eyed /// Penguin Prison Remix featuring Theophilus London
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2.22.2010

NOUVELLE VAGUE / MARK RONSON / HOT CHIP

Sounds like a party because it is. These trois tracks are guaranteed to sweeten your Tuesday - and every other day of this week. Springtime may be among us sooner than you think, so get some blank cd's, a sharpie, and start burning some "screw el nino" mixes.



NOUVELLE VAGUE / BLONDIE'S HEART OF GLASS
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MARK RONSON REMIXES MIIKE SNOW / ANIMAL
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HOT CHIP / ALLEY CATS
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WHAT IS OUT THERE?


So I have a lot of cool new shit to share with all of you. I've added some new music above + below plus some of my photos, but stay extra tuned into the velveteen this week for sick NY trivia, bomb eats, top 10's, an interview with a very famous friend of mine, and maybe a gym/surf/skate playlist. Also, lots about my new favorite Mexican restaurant/stomachache in the West Village.

And by the way, I don't mean to isolate the Florida contingency of my audience, and I won't. I spent this past weekend in Miami (shout out to Ike + Shelley on their marriage) so for those of you chongas who follow me, keep your eyes peeled for a surius 305 photo tribute.

imma be me uhh fotogruphor



NAS

Always have and always will be a fan of Nas. This to me is gold, but it's called 'Purple.' It's off the 'Lost Tapes' record - download it and download it quick!





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2.21.2010

EVERYTHING CAN HAPPEN



Yo everyone. Mark Wahlberg's new project - 'How to Make it in America' premiered on HBO last week. You probably remember seeing some sort of trailer in the wintertime, but almost everyone including the velveteen forgot it would eventually premiere. Anyway, just a friendly shout out, its on every Sunday, not sure what time. Put it in your blackberry/iphone calendars ya'll. Show rocks. If you like Entourage, you'll love this. If you live in New York, you'll love it even more. Good actors, good music, Kid Cudi is the co-creator and also a castmember.

2.16.2010

CUPID

Was at a party in Soho this weekend and the velveteen heard this song, marched up to the DJ and snagged it for you. Directions: Put the volume really high! It's a Sam Cooke cover song by this chic Melanie Fiona then remixed by Classy Hand Favours.





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2.12.2010

CREEPY KILLERS

This track is off the Killers re-recorded B-side album 'Sawdust.' I never knew I'd listen to random songs on any Killers album, but this one is worthwhile. Should be on a soundtrack I think. It's not, but it should be. It should.



/// THE KILLERS /// RUBY, DON'T TAKE YOUR LOVE TOWN ///



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LAFAYETTE HOUSE



For those of you visiting New York, check this small hotel out on East 4th between Lafayette and the Bowery. It's small, very low key, almost too discreet for New York. Everyone always loves when something L.A. lands itself in the city, and although not entirely new, it's still entirely unknown. Strictly a hotel! Unfortunately there's no lounge or restaurant. Oh and Dash Snow overdosed here last summer.

2.08.2010

I KNOW I'M A SICKO....

But I just wanted to know if anyone else was as excited for this horror film remake coming out real soon...It's about a town in the midwest that goes CRAZY! Can't wait - Who wants to hold my hand in theaters February 26th? Who knows, maybe it'll have a good soundtrack?



Watch the trailer here

2.07.2010

ZA ZA

TWO BOOTS ON BLEECKER

SONG OF THE DAY



/// MIIKE SNOW /// ANIMAL ///



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Enjoy..

2.05.2010

WHISTLE WHILE YOU CRUNK

pimp track
have a listen



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only available for download. sorry, i'm remote right now.

HERE I BE

When I was in Miami being a non New Yorker I got to enjoy the simple things you don't get to in New York like strip malls, parking lots, food courts, malls, strip malls, shopping centers, Publix, P.F. Changs, Cheesecake Factory and many other sources of enriching Florida culture. When I was in Target I impulsively bought the Beatles White Album. Not such a big risk I know. So there are tons of songs on this album that I'd never heard. Is it just me? Here are two of my favorite plus an additional Pixies track. Happy Friday Fuckers.

(sorry, technical difficulties with the beatles) grrr





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2.03.2010

ONLY YOU CAN LISTEN TO FRIENDLY FIRES

This group is amazing. They are from Paris, they are sick live, and if they are coming to your town anytime soon, I suggest you go.



/// FRIENDLY FIRES /// LYYKE LI COVER ///



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/// FRIENDLY FIRES /// IN THE HOSPITAL ///



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BULLETPROOF ACOUSTIC

/// LA ROUX ///

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Shout out to Mikey Haim!

WOW

So it's technically Wednesday and I couldn't wait any longer to share this with you. Not only was Phoenix's WOLFGANG AMADEUS my favorite album of 2009, but now I got my hands on an acoustic unplugged collection of some of their best. This is 1901, the amazing first single. It's snowing in NYC. Enjoy!



/// PHOENIX /// 1901 UNPLUGGED ///

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2.02.2010

OFF THE CHAIN

I'm obsessed with many of the shows on A&E, but my # 1 is Intervention. Rarely do I laugh, actually never. However, this scene made me lose my shit. I videotaped it for you, shek it out. Presenting Marie from Staten Island.

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INSPIRATION












OH BOY OH BOY

Guidos and Guidettes ---Tomorrow's SONG OF THE DAY is a'brewin. Stay tuned, it's gonna be beautiful! Right now I gotta score some HOT CHIP tickets for their up coming show at the Williamsburg Hall of Music. Anyone going? Do I even have enough readership to ask you guys a direct question like that? Was that too straight forward? Sorry...

G11 UPDATE



So today, at my office, in my real estate cubicle, was waiting a long anticipated pitifully wrapped parcel which arrived from my Dad's drug den I mean warehouse in Miami.....Anyway, I almost jizzed my pants because finally, my new sick sick saaack Canon G11 had arrived. I ripped it open. Flashbacks of the last time I got a Chanukah gift. (approx 1994) I tore through the doodi brown box....At last, my first legit camera! I lift the flap to find A FUCKING DISPOSABLE CAMERA. (approx 1994) What the heck I say to my Dad on the phone seconds later. He's still investigating, but he swears he had nothing to do with the hoax and that "he'll get back to me." Anybody need a disposable camera? Oh, it has no flash.


ghettoscams.net/gov

PRETTY MUCH AMAZING

I've hooked it up with a few freebies because I was mia the last few days.



/// THE RAMONES /// SHEENA IS A PUNK ROCKER



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/// KID CUDI FEATURING RATATAT AND MGMT /// PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS



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DID YOU MISS ME?

So blogging is a big responsibility. A huge commitment. A few concerned fans reached out over the weekend and today, and uh, yesterday. Everyone chill, don't shit ya pants. Because the velveteen is back. And because you may be low on nutrients, I've decided to hit you all off with literally....my favorite song of all time. It don't get much betta. Bob Seger - the coolest not coolest dude ever. Look at him! Leather jacket, mustache, Jesus locks. I didn't see any tributes to him at the Grammys and I'm not happy about it. So what who cares! Give it up for Bob Seger - Night Moves.



/// BOB SEGER /// NIGHT MOVES



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