So, once upon a time on The Internet a guy talked a little shit about a band he didn’t even really listen to, then a member of the band named Ed reached out to the guy, and then Ed and the guy became Twitter friends, and then when the band had a sold-out show in Austin, Ed gave the guy tickets to the show, and the guy and his friend went, and then when the guy had to drive three hours to Denton in the pouring rain, he listened to this album, and he really liked it, and he even played it for his 5-month-old son, who liked it too, and now he’s saying to you, have you heard this 4-year-old record? It’s really good.
Had this cranked with the windows down yesterday, after talking to my buddy Drew about the way they have this feral, almost sinister energy. Heard their shows at SXSW this year were great. Saw/drew them last year:
One day on Twitter a little over a year ago, I tweeted the question, ‘Who is better: The Dramatics or The Delfonics?’ and people went back and forth saying who they thought was better, and one guy said, ‘Hey, I know William Hart of The Delfonics.’ I said, ‘Wow, OK.’ And he’s like, ‘Yo, I’m a fan of your music, man. I would love for you and him to do music together.’ To me, it’s always been a dream to do something with The Delfonics, but people say things all the time. It’s Hollywood. So [to] make a long story short, a day later, I’m on the phone with William Hart and we’re speaking for like two hours and then we’re speaking the next day for like two hours, and we hit it off in a way that was just cosmic.
My Honda Fit has a USB port in the glove box, so I downloaded Fluxblog’s 191-song2012 mix to a USB drive I keep plugged into the car, and now when I’m driving around and I hear something I like, the display tells me who it is and I try to make a mental note to look up their stuff later.