give me a beat

In June, Girl Talk (aka Gregg Gillis) released Feed the Animals for download. The 53-minute LP is another frenetic mash-up drawing on a prolific scope of musical styles. Kicking off with the Spencer Davis Group’s “Gimme Some Lovin'”, one of the most recognizable song openings in recent history, and encompassing everything from classic rock and roll tunes (Roy Orbison, Question Mark and the Mysterians) to more recent flash-in-the-pans like Soulja Boy, Feed the Animals is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and to get you up and dancing.

Girl Talk and Gillis’s label, Illegal Art, have made the album available for download at whatever price you want to pay. The album is worth at least a few dollars, and for $10 you’ll get a hard copy of the disc once it’s released on September 23. To get your copy, go to Girl Talk’s MySpace page.

i’ve been working on a cocktail called ‘grounds for divorce’

Elbow – Grounds For Divorce (sepia-toned grit)
CSS – Rat Is Dead [Rage] (Cher’s closet has been raided)
Willoughby – Frankenstein (a whole new world for Frank)
Jamie Lidell – Little Bit of Feel Good (if Stevie Wonder courted unicorns)
Spencer Davis Group – Keep On Running (it’s old but I love it and it’s perfect for summer)