Posts Tagged ‘Frisco’

The 24 Days of Christmas – Day 21

December 21, 2009

As we all know, Christmas is fast approaching and as we all also know, many of you will be struggling to think of interesting gift ideas for your nearest and dearest. ‘What shall we buy to show our love?!’ we hear you cry. Well, fear not, for we at the Fold know that sometimes, thinking beyond the usual DVD boxsets/smellies/Xbox games can be a little difficult, and so over the course of December we endeavour to bring you a new gift idea each day on the run-up to Christmas, totalling 24, and with each one we shall also bring you an accompanying song that somehow represents the gift in some way. ‘Gift ideas and related entertainment?!’ we hear you now crying! ‘How on Earth do they manage it?!’

Day #21 – Chivas Regal whiskey

chivas

12 years of nurture go into this big beauty of a beverage. That may not sound like much by scotch standards; do not be fooled. I’m sure 4.5 litres later you’ll have your old man whimpering into your arm till the new year, heavily intoxicated and overly reminiscenct. This is the perfect gentleman’s gift, a gift to calm the nerves, warm the soul and hibernate indefinitely. The bottle is too big to be poured, so a cradle is provided to help ease the task. A task which becomes more taxing as the old man transforms into a gibbering mess who decided that 3 litres just wasn’t cutting it.

Orders can be made here

Buy out the bar and done. Simple’s, as the smug rodent Borat would say.

Dré

Boy Better Know – We’re Goin’ In

November 3, 2009

Bit late I know, but I had to blog about it. Good look for BBK – a good example of genre-disregarding music. Unsure of the vocoder, but the blended verse at the end is a really good idea, and Jammer is hilarious! When Donatella asks Skepta ‘Where can you see this being played?’ during this Grime Daily interview, and he stumbles for an answer, I couldn’t help but laugh.

I feel Grime fans pay too much attention to these sort of things. Instead of listening to a piece of music and making a judgement based on the emotional response the piece does, or doesn’t provoke, many base it on marketplace, situation, BPM, image or genre. This has to stop.

Shank bars and productions with no commercial appeal does not equal integrity. Shank bars are so widespread they should be viewed as spuriously as 8-bar loverman chats. Just because they don’t make any money doesn’t make them any more authentic or expressive.

I welcome this new direction for BBK. Vibes. Vibes. Vibes. And I know for sure, that there are more tracks like this on their way.

Kristian.