Rhyme Cellar : v. 7, “Daydreamin’” (2006)

Cellar rhyme, verse the seventh … mind’s eyes and lenses wide for masterpiece theatre of a culture maestro’s midheaven … glasses up, raise a cup — enjoi :

Daydreamin’” — Lupe Fiasco, Jill Scott (Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor, 2006)

Writers : Wasalu Jaco, Craig Kallman, Dave Mackay, Sylveer Van Holme, Raymond Vincent · · Producers : I Monster, Kallman

Artist : Lupe Fiasco, Jill Scott
Vintage : 2006
Album : Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor
Label : 1st & 15th / Atlantic / Hidden Beach / Columbia
Region : Music Row, New York, United States
Varietal / Blend : Hip-Hop / Alt-Rap, Neo-Soul

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Rhyme Cellar, v. 6 : “Sugarcane” (2013)

Verse the sixth … reveling in bittersweet sleigh bellery with the sugarcane brigade … vanguard, saúde, cheers — enjoi

“Sugarcane” — Sleigh Bells (Bitter Rivals, 2013)

Writers : Alexis Krauss, Derek Miller · · Producers : Miller

Artist : Sleigh Bells
Vintage : 2013
Album : Bitter Rivals
Label : Mom + Pop
Region : Brooklyn, New York, United States
Varietal / Blend : Rock / Indie Pop, Noise Pop, Electropop

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Rhyme Cellar, v. 5 : “All The Man That I Need” (1991)

Verse five . . . where we revisit paschal doctrine, and witness gospel paragon in the ambit of live-fidelity …

“All The Man That I Need” — Whitney Houston (Welcome Home Heroes with Whitney Houston — Live in Concert , 1991)

Writers : Michael Gore, Dean Pitchford · · Producers : Narada Michael Walden

Artist : Whitney Houston
Vintage : 1991
Album : Welcome Home Heroes with Whitney Houston — Live in Concert
Label : Arista
Region : Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Varietal / Blend : R&B / Vocal Pop, Soul

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Rhyme Cellar, v. 4 : “Moving On” (2004)

Verse the foreword march, four score … and onward, vanguard, avanti, alee, skål, kanpai — enjoi

“Moving On” — Hird (Moving On, 2004)

Writers : Christoffer Berg · · Producers : Berg · · Vocals : Yukimi Nagano

Artist : Hird
Vintage : 2004
Album : Moving On
Label : DNM – Dealers Of Nordic Music / Village Again
Region : Gothenburg, Sweden
Varietal / Blend : Electronica / Trip-Hop, Nu Jazz, Downtempo

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Rhyme Cellar, v. 3 : “Mack the Knife” (1966)

Rhyme Cellar, Verse the Third … vive esprit, à votre santé — enjoi :

Mack the Knife” — Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington (Ella & Duke at The Côte D’Azur, 1967)

Writers : Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill · · Producer : Norman Granz

Artist : Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington
Vintage : 1966
Album : Ella & Duke at The Côte D’Azur
Label : Verve
Region : Juan-les-Pins, Antibes, France
Varietal / Blend : Jazz / Big Band, Swing

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Rhyme Cellar, v. 2 : “Time Party” (2020)

Rhyme Cellar, Verse 2 :: “Time Party” … no pretense-pretense … just microdosing muse and grooves … linguistically speaking … cheers, salud, sante, and, of the course, without further ado …

Time Party” — Hen Ogledd (Free Humans, 2020)

Writers : Hen Ogledd (Dawn Bothwell, Rhodri Davies, Richard Dawson, Sally Pilkington) · · Producers : Hen Ogledd, Sam Grant

Artist : Hen Ogledd
Vintage : 2020
Album : Free Humans
Label : Domino
Region : Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Varietal / Blend : Electronica / Indie Pop, Experimental

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Rhyme Cellar : “Slow” (2003)

Bit of a template shift … for the sake of why not … testing out the sea legs, navigating akashic record sound waves from the scope of a scribe songelier of sorts … the “Rhyme Cellar” flavor palette/palate profiles musical selections from the archive crates and/or contemporary currents … particular observations on first spins and/or fond recollections … first up: an unassumingly ironclad subpop canon signature … (and, as always, of the course: santé, salud, cheers — enjoi)

Slow” — Kylie Minogue (Body Language, 2003)

Writers : Minogue, Dan Carey, Emiliana Torrini · · Producers : Carey, Torrini, Sunnyroads

Artist : Kylie Minogue
Vintage : 2003
Album : Body Language
Label : Festival Mushroom / Parlophone
Region : London, UK
Varietal / Blend : Pop / Electro, Synth, Minimal

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Ep. 2 :: Pop Shelf : Scene Berets

episode … deux … three or four months in the making … roaming, rambling, ruminating, reminiscing … above beyond beneath about the surface and depths of conceptual theory by way of vaguely guided touring through a cerebral museum’s memory … all of that is to say … this episode is the compilation of audio clips / self dialogic spanning the course of three or four months … extensive and then some … illegible by most conventional standards … but published for the sake of: it exists, and occurred, within a (sur)real capacity … likely the last episode in this form … in the interest of time, space, principle, practice, and purpose … so, given said non-pretense … the long-pour labyrinth


On Tap :: Build : Pop Shelf · Blend: Scene Beret

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Ep. 1 :: The Museprint: Pop Shelf Canon Kids

a voilà: the karioke bar, welcome on in

[ pours prologue apertif ] just a bit of debut episodic pretense prologue lede to contextualize the subsequent … this venue, the site itself, is a space for human connection through the record collection, and everything that entails … as this is a “bar,” with rhythm and muse on tap, said scope is effectually the episodic format — simplicity.

episodes are built around a setlist, a slate, a collection of music selections — the standard build being the pop shelf (top shelf selections —  a curation of album, single, album track, etc. check the menu below for the full slate); audio video discotheque terset format … museprint blueprint … i just had to craft a signature something for the standard episodic template … thus.

the build is the format, the blend is the curated slate of featured selections … focusing on the immediate, we’re kicking it off with the canon kid blend — pop shelf on echelon nostalgia.

notes on syntax :: generally speaking, the tempo : the karioke bar is a space for conversession, as the root of human connection through record collection … rhythm and muse on tap is just that … the conversation between music and the muses it inspires and motivates … and the muses who channel said manifestos through music interpretation … so the tempo, the way i do this is, quite literally, i riff into a recording device, and i transcribe that stream of consciousness … so, the episodes will read much akin to said methodology, a crystal radio program transcription … as i have a somewhat signature cadence tempo — preemptive disclosure on the ifs and whens of said riffs reading like juggernaut sequences of quasi-linguistic detours … either way, it’s a bit causerie, but it’s stream of consciousness flow mode … and punctuation serves a primarily sartorial function.

tl;dr : episode one karioke bar signature pop shelf build test press canon kid blend stream of consciousness format verbatim transcription with a bit of tightening for clarity but context is right in the flow of *gestures immediately at proximal* signature tempo

all of that is to say welcome to the karioke bar … rhythm and muse on tap … human connection through record collection … standard builds and signature blends in free flow conversession  … keep calm and karioke bard: cheers, kids.


On Tap :: Build : Pop Shelf · Blend: Canon Kid Mix

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