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Remember this song?

August 8, 2007

This past weekend, me and some cousins were listening to old school music, and on comes “Informer” by Snow. Informer was one of the first popular reggae songs of the 90’s, that helped bring along acts such as Shaggy, Beenie Man and others.

We realized we didn’t and still don’t have any clue what he’s saying other than “Informer, something something something, licky boom boom now”, and once and a while you heard “destination”. It was otherwise jibberish. Well, here’s the lyrics to what he was actually saying, along with the video of this classic song. I really had no clue he was saying half of what he did, and am actually shocked it is mostly English.

Whats up man! hey yo whats up!
Yeah whats goin on here.
Sick an tired of five-oh runnin up on the block here.
You know what Im sayin?
Yo snow, they came around here lookin for you the other day.
Word? word! bust it!

Chorus
Informer, you no say daddy me snow me Ill go blame,
A licky boom boom down.
Detective mon said daddy me snow me stab someone down the lane,
A licky boom boom down.
Informer, you no say daddy me snow me Ill go blame,
A licky boom boom down.
Detective mon said daddy me snow me stab someone down the lane,
A licky boom boom down.

Police them come an now they blow down me door,
One him come crawl through, through my window,
So then they put me in the back the car at the station,
From that point on me reach my destination,
When the destination reached, it was the east detention, where them
Whipped down me pants, looked up me bottom, so

Chorus

Bigger they are they think they have more power,
Theyre on the phone me say that on (every) hour,
Me for want to use it once an now me call me lover,
Lover who Ill be callin is the one tammy,
An me love her in me heart down to my belly,
Yes me daddy me snow me I feel cool an deadly,
As the one mc shan an the one daddy snow,
Together we-a loveem as a tor-na-do.

Chorus

Listen for me, you better listen for me now.
Listen for me, you better listen for me now.
When me rockin the microphone me rock it steady,
Yes sir, daddy me snow me are the article done.
But in the in an the out of a dance them they say where you come from,
People them say you come from jamaica,
But me born an raised in the ghetto thats the one I want you to know,
Pure black people mon thats all I mon know.
Yeah me shoes are tear up an me toes used to show,
Where me born in on the one toronto, so

Chorus

Come with a nice young lady. intelligent,
Yes shes gentle an irie.
Everywhere me go, me never left her at all.
Yes, its daddy snow me are the roam dance mon.
Roam between a dancin in a in a nation-a.
You never know say daddy me snow me are the boom shakata.
Me never lay-a down flat in that one cardboard box.
Yes say me daddy me snow me Ill go reachin at the top, so…

Chorus

Why would he?

Me sittin round cool with my dibbie dibbie girl,
Police knock my door,
Lick up my pal,
Rough me up an I cant do a thing
Pick up my line, when my telephone ring.
Take me to the station,
Black up my hands.
Trail me down, cuz Im hangin with the snowman,
What Im gonna do,
Im backed an Im trapped,
Slap me in the face an took all o my gap.
They have no clues an they wanna get warmer,
But shan wont turn informer!

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Check out this album

July 31, 2007

Currently one of my favorite albums is the latest from Funeral for a Friend. This new disc was released May 15th of this year, and is entitled Tales Don’t Tell Themselves.

One of my all-time favorite cd’s is their previous disc, Hours which was released in mid-2005. That great album held such amazing songs such as History and Drive.

If you haven’t heard them before, I’d definitely recommend checking them out. It’s hard to put them into an exact category, but if I had to, I’d say they classify as softer alternative-rock.

My favorite track of the latest album is quite possibly The Diary, but it’s hard to say as there are so many great ones. The album is excellent from top to bottom.

Check out the first single from the album, The Oblivion. It’s not the best of the bunch, but it’s definitely a good one.

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This song amuses me

July 10, 2007

The following song by Rihanna really makes me laugh. It’s called “Breakin’ Dishes”. It’s actually a pretty good club song, but the whole point of the song is hilarious. She’s mad at a guy, so she writes a song about how she’s going to “break dishes off [his] head all night”.

Yes, break dishes.

It’s absurdly awesome. Check out the song below, via YouTube…

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My Top 15 Favorite “Classic Rock” Songs

June 27, 2007

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I love classic rock songs from the 60’s through the late 70’s. It’s some of my favorite music, and every time I listen to it, I’m instantly put in a great mood. I’m not really sure why, as I wasn’t even close to living through the times when these songs were first released, but I still enjoy them as if I was. Maybe it’s to do with the fact my parents used to play them when I was a kid, or that we used to play them before hockey, or just simply that they are great songs.

I’ve compiled a list of my Top 15 Classic Rock songs. The criteria I used was to only include Rock songs released between 1960-1979. I know there are so many wonderful songs not listed here, and I could make another top 15 list that would be filled with songs as equally as good as these.

If you click on any of the song titles listed below, you will be taken to a YouTube version of the song. Most of the videos are of live recordings, so they aren’t exactly the same as the originals, but you get the idea.

Either way, here’s the list I’ve put together. Feel free to list some of your favorites in the comments section.


15. Bob Seger – Old Time Rock & Roll

From the album: Stranger in Town, 1979

14. Kingsmen – Louie, Louie

From the album: Released as a single in 1963

13. Foghat – I Just Wanna Make Love To You

From the album: Foghat, 1972

12. ZZ Top – La Grange

From the album: Tres Hombres, 1973

11. Jimi Hendrix – Voodoo Child

From the album: Electric Ladyland, 1968

10. Stealer’s Wheel – Stuck In The Middle With You (links to the song, but I have no idea what the heck that video is)

From the album: Stealer’s Wheel, 1972

9. Foghat – Slow Ride

From the album: Fool for the City, 1975

8. Bachman-Turner Overdrive (aka BTO) – Takin’ Care Of Business

From the album: Bachman-Turner Overdrive II, 1973

7. Creedence Clearwater Revival (aka CCR) – Down On The Corner

From the album: Willy and the Poor Boys, 1969

6. Guess Who – No Sugar Tonight

From the album: American Woman, 1970

5. Tom Petty – Breakdown

From the album: Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, 1977

4. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Tuesday’s Gone

From the album: Pronounced, 1973

3. Steppenwolf – Magic Carpet Ride

From the album: Steppenwolf the Second, 1968

2. Ram Jam – Black Betty

From the album: Ram Jam, 1977

1. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama

From the album: Second Helping, 1974


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Nelly Furtado’s Maneater… Acoustic style

June 27, 2007

Everyone knows Nelly Furtado’s popular club hit, “Maneater”, and have probably heard it 100 times. Yeah, I’m sick of it too, but check out this live acoustic version of the song that Nelly recorded a while back… it’s actually pretty good.

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Remember the Nirvana baby?

June 26, 2007

nirvana.jpgAnyone who grew up through the early 90’s probably owned Nirvana’s album, “Nevermind”. It made headlines for it’s album cover, which actually showed a baby’s penis. As you can see, the baby is chasing a dollar bill under water. It’s odd, but highly effective, and very creative.

This CD was released September 24, 1991 (Ok, wow I suddenly feel really old). It contained such classic hits as Smells Like Teen Spirit and Come As You Are.

Anyways, getting to the point of this post. So, you remember that little baby? Well, he’s 17 years old now.

Check out the goofy looking kid that the baby turned into, by clicking here.

Apparently, Curt Cobain didn’t have much influence on him, as he didn’t go grunge, he went gangsta.

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Download These Now!

June 22, 2007

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I think I will make the “Download These Now!” posts into a weekly feature. To remind you, this post lists ten songs that I’m really enjoying at the moment. I recommend that you download and try them out. Some are new, some have been around for a while, and some could even be a few years old or more.

The links below will take you to a YouTube version of the song. For some of the songs, I couldn’t find an actual recording, but did manage to find a live recording, or a fan’s recording during a concert.

Here’s this week’s recommendations:

Incubus – Dig

Wilco – On & On & On (youtube video is a low quality live version)

Mims – Like This

Linkin Park – The Little Things Give You Away

Classified – Find Out (this song has a really cool music video)

Jibbs – King Kong (Remix)

Paul Oakenfold & Pharrell Williams- Sex ‘N Money

Zwan – Number of the Beast

Ozzy Osbourne – I Don’t Wanna Stop

Gomez – Get Miles (youtube video is a live version)