09 August 2010

Guru: RIP

I was shocked to find out (by way the of the neighborhood graf below) that Guru of Gang Starr died from cancer in April. He was only 43. I first heard Gang Starr on student radio sometime in the mid-nineties. They had elements to them unlike any group I'd heard then or since: intelligent lyrics, flow, DJ Premier's beats and mix, etc. Their '91 LP Step In The Arena is one my favorite hip hop albums of the 'golden era'. Guru's voice is/was perfect. 

I'm strong / I'm like Hercules / you'll get hurt with these lines / close the curtains please

Silverbits tape

Thanks to everyone who came out to Sunshine & Grease for the Silverbits / Full On Idle tape launch last Saturday. I have a few left for sale ($5), or you can find them at Missing Link and Sunshine & Grease in Melbourne; Repressed Records (Sydney) and Vox Cyclops (Newcastle) by the end of the week. Dedicated blog coming soon.


Stevie Nicks' pageboy

Dead animals, alive animals, idiotic things written on walls by anonymous losers, naked things, acid, cheese burgers and music. --------