so yeah man, glad you got it - and i'm gonna peep that link, - always wanna show the love when i can, and, like i said, living out here in the sticks, if it wasn't for getting emails from cats like yourself, i really would have no idea what the fuck was going in this music world that i seem to have abandoned not so long ago... [maybe i can find my way back in when i get back? we'll see about that...]
apparently my man jon jon also stumbled across that little blogbit, and hit me with a quick little what's happening...
"wat it do Fritz?, yup yup Spare Hearts!
so, ebanks is down with it, jon jon is down with it, and you know i'm down with it, so, i guess at this point, if you're not already down with it, you have no choice left but to slide down the page to that last post, find the download links, and get yourself down with it...
cool? we done for tonight?
yeah. we're done.
[until somebody slides me that link for the album...]
[i already told you, i got it on hold at the record store, i'm gonna buy that shit, but i wanna HEAR it NOW...]
thank the heavens for email. living in bayfield for the last six months - population 700 - i am so far out of the loop i don't even remember what it feels like to be plugged in anymore. but every once in a while i get a little email from somebody telling me about something i want to know about. today, my man jason ebanks sent me the link for the video, above, that you hopefully just watched. (if you haven't clicked play yet, go ahead, i'll wait...) see? yeah, i know. dope shit. this dude does some cool videos. and shawn? well, shit, i'm only on my third coffee so i can't quite find the words at the moment. i didn't even know he had a new album coming out. that's how far out of the loop i am. and - if you're a regular reader of my rants - as you know, i am a HUGE fan of his earlier ep. i've been waiting for some new shit. so now, this is on my list (along with raphael saadiq's 'the way i see it') the next time i find myself in a city with a record store. (but in the meantime, if anyone has a free download link, it would be much appreciated. shawn, i promise i'll buy that shit. it's just that, well, this little town i'm living in doesn't have a record store...)
also, i gotta say, the cover is KILLER. the lettering is wicked, the broken glass collage deal, the photo in the reflection, the whole thing, but ESPECIALLY the "worn vinyl cover" effect... man, for record collectors like me, that is on some "holy shit how come nobody thought of that yet?!" shit. (keep an eye out, i guarantee that you will see that effect popping up in other designs. shit, i might even bite it for my next record cover, i'm not even gonna lie to you...)
anyway, here are two tracks i found from the album...