something old and something new
first of all, could i be any more obsessed with this song? her name is amy winehouse and this is "Rehab" from her forthcoming album -- tapping into some of that hip hop-meets-swing thing that outkast and xtina have been flirting with most recently. throw in a little etta james-style vocals, an ethnically ambiguous sizzlean british chanteuse (and dj mark ronson), you get this frothing pot of sex. musical candy, sure. empty calories, yeah. but so damn sweet. something new that sounds old.
now here's something old that looks ridiculously new. b-boys could learn a thing or three by watching this 1929 moving picture show, "King of Jazz." who knew poppin' and lockin' was pioneered by a white dude named "Rubber Legs" Al Norman almost 80 years ago?
happy columbus day, y'all.