Creative ideas often hit me while listening to music. Recently I’ve been looking for a way to express how inspiring certain music is for me. To keep track of my thoughts and to keep this on my mind, I’m creating a new section of this site called “Music Lessons“. Not sure what’s going to come of this, but here goes.
J DILLA’S ESTATE TO RELEASE MORE UNRELEASED MATERIAL
11/21/12 | By Andrew Martin | Potholes in my Blog
It appears that even more previously unreleased J Dilla material will be coming our way. FACT reports that the late rapper-producer’s estate, which is helmed by his mother, has teamed with Delicious Vinyl to get the music out there. This includes a brand-new single called “The Throwaway” that’s credited to the Yancey Boys–aka Dilla and his younger brother Illa J–featuring Frank Nitt. That one’s due out next month. Then in 2013, a series of 10″ records will be pressed housing previously unheard beats and rhymes. Hopefully this is all better than The Rebirth of Detroit.
Bill Withers: The Everyman Singer With A Poet’s Soul
by OLIVER WANG | npr.org
Since Bill Withers’ 1971 debut, he has had nine albums, all of which are now available in a box set. Oliver Wang has the review, plus a list of cover songs, including one by John Legend and The Roots.
Brain cells are lit, ideas start to hit
Next the formation of words that fit
At the table I sit, making it legit
And when my pen hits the paper…
Wish I was there.