Sad news this week, learning that Bushwick Bill, the face of the Geto Boys, passes away after a long battle with cancer. This week’s tune goes out to him and the crew, a hip hop movement that put Houston and much of the South on the map. B EZ, gente.
The golden anniversary and what better way to celebrate with an old Seattle classic. Coming straight from the 206 is the irony-laced “Seattle Party,” from the gals of Chastity Belt. Listen up, gente.
It’s been a tough week over here, but it’s the kind of time we all get a little boost from the people around us. Thanks for all of the support, now let me reciprocate with a good tune about loss and legacy. Get up, get out and get somethin’, gente.
Sometimes you just need to turn your brain off and listen to some reggaeton. Now (like many days) is one of those times. A little love song for the lovers. B EZ, gente.
Got to see this very talented Venezuelan group play acoustic in Madrid a little over a week ago, and the vibes are still buzzing. Take a bite out of “Guayaba,” by the guys of Anakena. B EZ, gente.
Really digging this crazy mix of Japanese traditional Ainu music with reggae, and hope you do too. Fusion is a good, good thing. B EZ, gente.
Another Tuesday, another tune. I’ve been excited about this one all week. After all, what better than an RnB song basically wrapped in sports metaphors? Love the style here. Enjoy, gente.
Been a busy month in these parts, but basically had the month thrown off (or thrown right?) by a weeklong walk along the Camino de Santiago. With that in mind, here is a song titled, “Buen Viaje.” I think they might be talking about something else though…
Someone (no one) asked me what my favorite Rolling Stones song was (no, they didn’t), and I responded strongly (kind of muttered under my breath). Not the most popular choice, but I do like me some good “Wild Horses” in the morning. Feel me, gente?
It’s Tuesday and the perfect time to put some funk into your work week. If the tunes don’t do it for you, the music video certainly will. Props to Lange for the hot take. These guys are coming to Bilbao this summer, and I’m psyched to see what they have in store.
I’m just going to leave this here…
Wow, we turned the big 4-0! Big ups to the handful of people out there tuning in and collecting a nice little playlist. B EZ, gente.
Man, somedays I just really miss Seattle. It’ll hit me at weird times, but I guess it’s good to get the little twinge every once in a while. Just a constant reminder of all the positive that continues to come out of that little nook of the world. Last week I got inspired and made a whole list of songs and rappers that reminded me of the Emerald City. “The Northwest fill my lungs, heals the pain in my chest.”
Yes, Childish Gambino’s original version should not be ignored, but check out this rendition of “Redbone” by Holocene. Not too bad, I’d say. Stay woke, gente.
Well, lookey here, I’m on time! Hanging in frigid Madrid at the moment, not a lick of snow in the entire country. This may be my latest opening day to start, but I’m holding out hope for one heck of a late season push. In the mean time I have been reminiscing about snowier days, and the tracks that remind me of them. While this Grieves song doesn’t exactly remind me of snow, it does remind me of rainy Seattle days that were surely dumping the goods up in the Cascades. B Ez, mi gente.
Okay, a bit of a guilty pleasure track, but I think you might just dig it too. B EZ, gente.
Winter is kicking into gear and planning has pretty much shifted toward how the heck I’m going to get more snow time this year, but I’ve been pretty pumped on some of my off-snow projects this year.
For one, I’ve been lucky to team up with REI’s Co-op Journal and their new travel guide initiative. Along with outdoors and travel gear, the company is trying to become a resource for everything travel, including information on locations around the world. Luckily, I’ve washed up in a few of those locations and know a thing or two. Even luckier, REI tapped me to share my knowledge to a whole new group of folks.
So, if you’re looking to head somewhere new anytime soon and don’t want to read any of my jumbled emails, follow along for some pretty well-organized travel guides to some pretty cool places.
First up, Portugal.
A different feel for your Tuesday, and hopefully a nice boost to the weekly playlist. Back to the U.S. next week with plenty of Spanish Christmas cheer in between!
Christmas season is upon us and I have been slowly watching as the woods fill up with snow around the world. Waiting patiently for my chance to join the downhill frolicking, but for now I’ve got my nose to the grindstone. Thanks to The Bamboos for keeping me (and all of us) moving in the right direction this week. Yew!
Slippin’ but not trippin’. Here’s a Tuesday Tune to get you stepping correct this week. Respect your elders, gente.