April 4, 2013
Not much to say about this, other than the fact that I can't wait until Sept 17th!
The Associated Press
Published Thursday, May 30, 2013 4:23PM EDT
NEW YORK -- When Elvis Costello and The Roots teamed up for a new album, they knew their pairing was unlikely and unconventional, so they secretly recorded music without the approval of their record labels.
"Sometimes if you ... get the record company involved, then people have ambition rather than starting to play, so we started to play," Costello said in a recent interview.
"We did it without a label or deadline pressure," said Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson as he sat next to Costello. "This absolutely was a passion project."
They began recording "Wise Up Ghost," which will be released Sept. 17, two years ago. It's a moody, 12-track album that features both new songs and others borrowed from Costello's catalogue, including the drum-filled "Sugar Won't Work," which samples from "You Left Me in the Dark," and the soft and simple "Tripwire," which takes from "Satellite."
The Roots first collaborated with Costello on NBC's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," where the hip-hop group is the house band. They also worked with the 58-year-old British rocker at a Prince tribute concert in March.
"This is like our dream -- that's all I can say," a smiling Questlove said. "This is the first project at 'Fallon' where I'm making my musical dreams come true."
Longtime Roots collaborator Steven Mandel co-produced "Wise Up Ghost" with Questlove and Costello.
"The thing I like most of all, the drums are really loud," Costello said. "I'm singing quite close, not having to yell to get it over."
The Roots released a collaborative album with John Legend in 2010. A year later, they released an album with Betty Wright.
Questlove says working alongside Costello, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, was scary.
"I was worried in case it didn't work. I knew I'd be the bad guy," he said.
Now, have a taste of the awesomeness of both these Artists/Bands and figure out for yourself why this collaborative-album is going to kick so much ass!
Martial Law is real, TPTB have been practicing.
Must watch video, especially for Canadians: Into the Fire - See what actually happened at the G20 Summit in Toronto.
April 9, 2009
8-)alos..I am fbing it..so I can look cool..but,also, because..really HOW fing cool!!
(also, as I post..feeling real bad for the middle of the USA..many of which are dealing with seriously scary tornadoes right now)
Willie Wonka quotes..
What is this Wonka, some kind of funhouse?
Why? Are you having fun?
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams