Saturday, January 21, 2012

Record Scores - Salty Sidewalks Edition

Ghostface Killah - Ghostfunk Lp (No Label)
Tony Allen - No Accommodation For Lagos Lp (Kindred Spirts)
Tony Allen - Jealousy Lp (Kindred Spirits)
Oracle Offering - Howl's Angels Cs (L'Animaux Tryst)
Brainshadows - Wild Cherry 7" (L'Animaux Tryst)
DJ Magic Mike - Bass Is The Name Of The Game 2xLP (Cheetah)
Boom Boom Satellites - On The Painted Desert - Rampant colors 12" (R&S)
V/A - Freezone 5 4xLp (SSR)
The Qualities - It's Christmas Time 7" (Saturn)
V/A - Music From Saharan Cellphones Lp (Sahelsounds)
The Oscar Peterson Trio - Walking The Line Lp (MPS)
Alphonse Mouzon - The Man Incognito Lp (Blue Note)
Hugh Masekela - The Promise Of A Future Lp (Chisa)
Dizzy Gillespie - My Way Lp (Solid State)
Alice Coltrane - World Galaxy Lp (Impulse)
This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb / Shellshag - Split 7" (Plan-It-X South)
John Henry West - Door Bolted Shut Lp (Ebullition)
Jen Buxton - Don't Change Your Plans Lp (Poison City)
Royal Headache - S/T Lp (RIP Society)
Psychic Ills - Telesthetic Tape Lp (Skrot Up)
V/A - African Music Today 7" (Truth & Soul)
Blu & Exile - Below The Heavens 2xLp (Sound In Color)
Venice Dawn - Something About April Lp (Wax Poetics)
DJ Krush - Alex Reece / DJ Krust & Roni Size Remixes 10" (Mo Wax)
Cappablack - The Economics 12" (Soup Disk)
DJ Magic Mike - Booty Wax: Bass Join 12" (Mo Wax)
DJ Magic Mike - Booty Wax: Booty Joint 12" (Mo Wax)
DJ Magic Mike - The Journey 3xLp (Mo Wax)
Ifetayo Black Truth Rhythm Band - Love Excells All Lp+7" (Soundway)
Willie Bobo - Hell Of An Act To Follow Lp (Columbia)
Om - Kirikuki Lp (JAPO)
Tony Allen - Progress Lp (Afrostrut)
Al Dowe - A Touch Of Class Lp (No Label)
Ryo Kawasaki - Prism Lp (Inner City)
Billy Cobham - A Funky Thide Of Sings Lp (Atlantic)
Ron Carter - Uptown Conversation Lp (Embryo)
Muhal Richard Abrams - Things To Come From Those Now Gone Lp (Delmark)
Sergio Mendes - Sergio Mendes' Favorite Things Lp (Atlantic)
Neal Hefti - Batman Theme & 11 Hefti Bat Songs Lp (RCA)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Occular Optometrical: Best Films Of 2011

The Movies I Saw, Released (In The U.S.) In 2011 (Total Count: 125):
The Adjustment Bureau / The Adventures Of Tintin / Angel's Crest / Another Earth / Anuvahood / Apollo 18 / Attack The Block / Bad Teacher / Batman: Year One / Beats, Rhymes, Life: The Story Of A Tribe Called Quest / Beautiful Boy / Bellflower / The Bleeding House / Bridesmaids / Brownian Movement / Captain America: The First Avenger / Cars 2 / Cave Of Forgotten Dreams / Cedar Rapids / Certified Copy / The Change-Up / Colombiana / Conan O'Brien Can't Stop / Contagion / A Dangerous Method / Dead Awake / The Devil's Rock / Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark / Dream House / Drive / Drive Angry 3D / Dylan Dog: Dead Of Night / Everything Must Go / Everywhere And Nowhere / Exorcismus / 50/50 / Final Destination 5 / Fly Paper / Friends With Benefits / Fright Night / The Future / Girl Walks Into A Bar / Girl With The Dragon Tattoo / A Good Old Fashioned Orgy / The Greatest Movie Ever Sold / The Green Hornet / Green Lantern / The Hangover 2 / Hanna / Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 2 / Hesher / Horrible Bosses / Hugo / The Human Centipede 2 / The Ides Of March / The Inbetweeners / Insidious / Jackass 3.5 / Judy Moody And The Not Bummer Summer / Killing Bono / Kill List / Kung Fu Panda 2 / Limitless / Little Deaths / Love / Lucky / Magic Trip / Martha Marcy May Marlene / The Mechanic / Melancholia / Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol / Moneyball / The Muppets / My Week With Marilyn / Neds / No Strings Attached / Paranormal Activity 3 / Paul / Pear Jam: Twenty / Peep World / The Pig Farm / Pirates Of The Caribean: On Stranger Tides / Quarantine 2: The Terminal / Rango / Red State / Resurrect Dead: The Mystery Of The Toynbee Tiles / Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes / Roadie / The Rum Diary / Scream 4 / Snowtown / A Somewhat Gentle Man / Source Code / Stake Land / Square Grouper / Submarine / Sucker Punch / Sunset Limited / Super / Super 8 / Take Me Home Tonight / Terri / Texas Killing Fields / The Thing / 30 Minutes Or Less / Thor / Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy / Tower Heist / The Trip / Troll Hunter / Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil / The Tunnel / Tyrannosaur / A Very Harold And Kumar 3D Christmas / The Vinyl Frontier / Wake Wood / Warrior / The Weird World Of Blowfly / Winnie The Pooh / Win Win / The Woman / Wrecked / Young Adult / Your Highness / X-Men: First Class

The Worst Films Of 2011:
05. The Green Hornet
04. Tower Heist
03. Sucker Punch
02. Wrecked
01. No Strings Attached

The Best Films Of 2011:

20. Beats, Rhymes, & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest
19. Magic Trip
18. Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil
17. Square Grouper
16. Kill List


15. Resurrect Dead: The Mystery Of The Toynbee Tiles
14. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
13. The Vinyl Frontier
12. Super
11. Neds


10. Contagion
09. Snowtown
08. Martha Marcy May Marlene
07. Rango
06. A Somewhat Gentle Man


05. Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
04. Tyrannosaur
03. Certified Copy
02. Melancholia
01. Drive