The Police – Roxanne

You don’t have to put on the red light!

the police roxanne

Sting wrote this song about the prostitutes he seen while in Paris. I first heard this song from Eddie Murphy in 48hrs and thought it was a joke until my father put me on once again. I had to be around 9 or 10 and my pops just came home from grocery shopping, as I helped with the bags I heard it, blasting out his Thunderbird was Roxanne and I loved it. Its sad The Police split so early but at least they left us a bit of their brilliance to reflect on. The Police – Roxanne

Kids – MGMT (Music Video)

“If you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you” Mark Twain – Nietzsche

MGMT released Oracular Spectacular back in October of 2007, the album featured the hits Time to Pretend, Electric Feel and Kids.  It was the first major label studio album from the Brooklyn duo, who upon release of the album immediately drew comparisons to earlier 80’s New Wave synth-groups such as a personal favorite of mine New Order.  The video for Kids, directed by Ray Tintori was recently released to the masses earlier this month and is as awesome as it is disturbing.  What I like is the whole concept of the video itself, yo Lex! don’t this kinda remind you of  They Live? (http://hulkhatetimetravel.com/2009/01/29/they-live/)

Download/Stream–> http://www.zshare.net/audio/61737960b0114aa5/

Watching the Detectives – Elvis Costello

“Watching the Detectives” by Elvis Costello is considered by Rolling Stone magazine to be #354 on their all-time list of the 500 greatest songs of all-time.  This record was first released by Elvis in 1977 on his “My Aim is True” album, which also features “Allison”  which is where he got the name for the album itself.  The song is not traditional Costello in that it has a heavy Reggae/Dub influence fused into it.  My favorite part of the song is in the third verse when Costello sings “it only took my little fingers to blow you away” gangsta…