First and Final Friday: James Blake “CMYK”

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We go in the direction of James Blake’s 2010 EP “CMYK” today, because, we really like everything that James Blake has been doing for the past 12+ months. It just all sounds a little different than everybody else at the moment, part soul, part electronica, part drum n’ bass, part DJ, part hip-hop, part pop. Everything, super solid.

The “CMYK” EP begins with the track of the same name, and ends with “Postpone.”

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Print is not dead

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McSweeney’s has some good news about the publishing world. And despite what you may think of our dedicated service to The Citrus Report and our online community, we LOVE published things. We may even have a bit of a personal investment in the published world still. We’ve said too much, read the good news: Americans bought 751,729,000 books in 2010.

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First and Final Friday: Sleigh Bells “Treats”

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We don’t go to far into vintage land for this one, as we just go to 2010 for Sleigh Bells’ Treats album. This one came out of nowhere gave us the brilliant opening tracks in “Tell’Em” and the closer, “Treats.” Loud, distorted, and poppy, Sleigh Bells gave us one of our favorite albums of 2010. Enjoy.

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Barry McGee “TRANSFER” video

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A nice little Barry McGee video to brighten your day, or your evening. This was filmed when Barry went down to Sao Paulo this past summer for the Transfer show.

Barry McGee – TRANSFER SP Brasil from Antonio de Paula Ternura on Vimeo.

Montagem da mostra TRANSFER no Pavilhão das Culturas Brasileiras, Ibirapuera.
18/19 julho 2010
Artista: Barry McGee
Video: Antonio de Paula Ternura
Musica: Nelo Johann

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2010, every day in news

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If you want a real comprehensive look at the year that was, a day-by-day is the way to go. The Guardian is really good at doing that, creating a guide at the end of the calendar that truly captures the year that was.

What happened on January 1st? What happened on July 25? Its all here.

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Weakness Wedneday: James Blake “I Only Know (What I Know Now)”

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This has been one of our favorite tracks of the year, and the whole of James Blake’s releases have been some of our stand-outs. We just feel like this song can grow and grow with you, with nothing in this man’s looks could you tell he likes to sample mid-90’s R&B, and he sings like he was born with soul.

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2010 World Series Recap

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Here is a list of 10 Things one does when their home team, in this case the San Francisco Giants, win their first World Series since 1954, aka, their first title since you have been born.

10) You forget it ever happened, not because you want to, but because of the habit of the Giants losing in the last few days of the season, and not winning for 56 years, and never winning in SF. Like Matt Cain getting run support, you are just too surprised out of habit.

9) You have dreams of Tim Lincecum on a white horse, saving you from a burning house, and its the hair that does this for you.

8 You think about drinking, but a beer seems so insufficient after watching Edgar Renteria win your heart over with a soul enlightening home-run off Cliff Lee. Alcohol makes you forget, you don’t want to forget.

7) You start discussing both Aubrey Huff’s and Juan Uribe’s contract extension with the lady taking your cash at the grocery store. While in Los Angeles.

6) You start taking beer showers, because Cody Ross looked like he was having fun taking one.

5) You start referring to everything you do alone as “The Machine.”

4) You begin to wonder how much it would cost to have Jon Miller introduce you before walking into any office, room, or car. You ask Jon to do your name with Spanish accents.

3) You could actually name your kid Buster. Or Freddy.

2) You want to buy your wife a cow, just like Madison Bumgarner.

1) Panda hats don’t bother you as much.

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