Monthly Archives: August 2007

Obadiah Parker

“What’s cooler than being cool?”

Not often (nearly never, actually) do I broach the subject of hip-hop. If I do, it usually has something to do with Mike Skinner, which is probably enough to make any serious hip-hop aesthete speak derisively. Even now, it’s not really of my own accord – I can’t take credit for finding this, I didn’t just happen upon it…a friend of mine questioned me about it a couple of times last week. The track comes courtesy of Mat Weddle, frontman of Arizona folk band Obadiah Parker. An acoustic folk cover of Outkast’s Hey Ya? I tried to conceptualize it. My spirit of inquiry had me tracking it down on the internerd a few days later. Cheers, Mat. It’s beautiful.

Obadiah Parker – Hey Ya!

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Right Away, Great Captain!

“You are exactly what nightmares are for.”

Side projects make the world go round. Thanks Andy Hull, because I haven’t had enough of you yet. Considering the amount of press that Atlanta’s Manchester Orchestra has been getting, I’m wondering why more haven’t picked up on frontman Andy Hull’s side project – Right Away, Great Captain! Though Hull’s apparent penchant for lo-fi folk is of a different breed than his usual electric power pop propensities, it doesn’t mean it isn’t great. Via Favorite Gentlemen, a label started by Manchester Orchestra, Hull has released the RAGC debut, The Bitter End. There also seems to be another on the way…

Right Away, Great Captain! – Night Marry You
Right Away, Great Captain! – I’m Not Ready To Forgive You

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