In case you missed the trending topics on twitter, news blasts, or fireside interviews; here's the dirt: Sade is back. She's got a new album that's getting widespread attention, from the big tastemakers all the way down to my barista blasting some tracks in a Fremont cafe this morning.
Apparently, she's a long-standing favorite of our own Blue Scholars' Prometheus Brown as well -- read on:
When all else fails, listening to old records and watching garbage TV always somehow provides refuge from the songwriting rut. Here's an example.
One, I was bumping some old Sade in anticipation of her new Soldier of Love album. Two, I was flipping channels during halftime of a UW basketball game and landed on Fox News, where Michelle Malkin was back at it doing what she do. Spewing the same ol same: Tea Party this, moonbats that. But for the first time in my life, I agreed with her on something: you rappers need to go get a job!
As fate would have it, Sade's "Feel No Pain" (Love Deluxe, 1992) has a vocal sample with her singing the line "get a job." What are the chances? So I flipped the beat, sampled the vocals, and wrote this song about my favorite neo-conservative Filipina blogger. And what better timing to share it with you all than the week that Sade's new album drops?
I wish all songs came this easily. Don't you miss when overt racists were in power? Enjoy.
Rad, right? You can download "Michelle Malkin" here
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