Monday, May 18, 2009

Satisfy Your Every Need  

Although Oakland is only a few miles from San Francisco, it is a world away in most regards. Oakland is notorious for its murder rate, car theft, and phyfe side shows these days. There is a huge art community that moved in, lured by the cheap rent; however, there are very few opportunities for people. Another depressing aspect is that there are few places for musicians to play. When I lived there in the mid 90's I watched 3 venues close their doors. About all that was left were the punk club on Gilman street and the Stork Club.

When you hear this track you get the impression that things were not so bad in 1980.

Heaven Sent & Ecstasy - I'm A Lady (LeBaron Edit)

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  • May 18, 2009 at 4:53 AM  

    Beautiful song. Beautiful picture.

    I reall miss the bay area. Cold Sweden isn't treating me too well. It's about time to move back.

  • May 18, 2009 at 11:52 AM  

    vibez on high y'all ... just had ta' big up you guyz !!! ... thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for all the effort and luv you put into preserving tha' vibez.

    I came up in tha' 80's ...have a conciousness pre-hip hop ... pre-Reagan's crack induced Orwellian State ...

    though I live in tha' present & find so many soundz that move and excite me today I will always be homesick.

    I believe the sounds and the vibez you showcase are the last of the positive "party-UP" vibrations ... since then we've moved into "party-DOWN" ... hard pressed ta' find that sunshine soul in todays scene. But, hey, that's evolution ...

    I'm hoping we can ALL look to a day not too far away when we feel the good vibe D.M.S.R wave wash our shores again.

    peace be on ya' ...OneLove/dub_13

  • May 19, 2009 at 8:53 PM  

    Interesting comment, I'm from UK and the sentiment is the same.

  • May 20, 2009 at 7:27 AM  

    dub13, I think you just put the essence of the beatelectric into words.

    great score LeBaron, "the best view of San Francisco is from Oakland"

  • May 24, 2009 at 4:31 PM  

    "uptown" is a state of mind ! .. may we all live 2 c the dawn .. lol .. peace be on y'all - dub_13

  • May 28, 2009 at 3:16 PM  

    what's phyfe? is that old person slang for hyphy?

  • May 28, 2009 at 3:23 PM  

    "Hyphy" was spelled "Phyfe" on an NPR report I heard a couple of years ago. Maybe they have now dropped the p. I doubt people in that scene are very good at spelling. I live near Fairfield, which is a phyfe mecca. I love the 1987 Cutlass Cieras with 24" rims.

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