Bless Playlist 13/9/2004

This week’s top tune was courtesy of Hangar 18. It was ‘Rumors (sic) Of War’ which is off ‘Who’s America?’:

Who’s America?, a collaborative compilation born of some of electronic music and hip hop’s finest coming together to raise civic awareness and draw attention to the upcoming Presidential Election, perhaps the most important one in decades. System and Definitive Jux have contributed exclusive new tracks in addition to some well known classics, in the attempt to highlight the powerful platform our culture and community can be when brought into sharp focus and how ownership of the principals that support this nation leads directly to the ownership of power itself. Who’s America? is meant to inform, encourage and challenge a demographic made apathetic by manipulative and self-serving powers that be. Worse, this apathy is rapidly giving way to antipathy amongst those who feel their views are not considered nor their voices heard, and that their government acts not as an extension of the peoples will, but by an agenda all its own.

Again, for anything addressing the current hideous political situation, I have to turn to hip hop. Rock music and all its various sub-niches seems completely impotent and apathetic compared to hip hop. Rock music is a lot of shouting about fuck-all, pointless noise. Sometimes entertaining, true, but scared of the real world.

The best old track was The Specials’ ‘Stereotype,’ a classic pop song with lyrics that still strike home all these years later.

Fluorescent jam sandwich with flashing blue light:

Jimmy Eat World – Just Tonight…
Beep Beep – Oh No!
Snog – Real Estate Man
The Roots – Don’t Say Nuthin’
Neutral Milk Hotel – The King Of Carrot Flowers, Pt. 1
Throwdown – Intro (Never Back Down)
Boogie Down Productions – My Philosophy
Le Tigre – Let’s Run
Shitmat – B & B
Some Girls – The Prettiest Girl
I Farm – My Robot Daughter
Tito Puente – Oye Como Va
Statik And Nat III – 50-50 1 Mc 1 DJ
Rilo Kiley – It’s A Hit
Aphex Twin – Windowlicker (Acid Edit)
Rufio – Set It Off
The Slackers – Manuel
Death Cab For Cutie – This Temporary Life
Lamb Of God – Purified
Sesame Street Theme
Huoratron – Male Bonding
Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci – Spanish Dance Troupe
RJD2 – The Horror
My Chemical Romance – Our Lady Of Sorrows
Dntel – The Dream Of Evan And Chan
Hangar 18 – Rumors Of War
James Newton Howard – Baby Monitor
Interpol – C’mere
Vector Lovers – Funk And Droid
Poison The Well – To Mandate Heaven
Rogue Wave – Every Moment
The Specials – Stereotype
Ben Folds – There’s Always Someone Cooler Than You
One Man Army F. Majestik Legend – Behind The Music
Shellac – Canada
Kraftwerk – Pocket Calculator
Converge – Black Cloud
Balkanto Vero – Balkanto Vero
Maritime – Some One Has To Die
Minor Threat – Filler
Operation Ivy – Officer
Blueprint – Holding Tank (Revisited)
Tipper – The Glass House
Husker Du – Don’t Want To Know If You Are Lonely
No. 2 – Parting Kiss
Sonic Youth – Teen Age Riot