“Young, beautiful, fresh. I just look at you and I think GOD. Just, find good dudes! Find good guys. Don’t find guys who have a stack of mags on top of their toilet, and watch Spike TV….If your boyfriend watches more than, like, 20 minutes of cop car chases, cut it out. And let me tell you one other secret, ladies. My new class. If he is wearing a hat, like, a baseball cap, that cap must be perfectly straight on his head. If that hat is even just one degree off this way or that way, it’s actually relative to how much of a dick he is. So if he’s totally that way, that’s how much of a dick he is. And if his hat is all the way sideways, ruuuuuun! Stay in line with the hat. And if it’s on backwards, he may want to arm wrestle. That’s my over-the-top reference. Why am I babbling so much? It’s because it leads into the next song, which is called I Don’t Trust Myself With Loving You.”—
Here’s a recording I made in my studio one day, a cover of Marvin Gaye’s “Inner City Blues”… one of the best Marvin tunes, in my opinion. The beat is from one of Billy Martin’s “Illy B Eats” drum loop albums. I don’t remember what the guitar setup was but it had a really grimy harmonic thing going on where it almost sounds like a harmonica.
The tunes I played with Jay-Z at the Garden last year really turned my head around on the sound I want to go for. Hip hop with sweeping chord changes and a guitar approach that’s really gritty and bluesy. I’m already gearing up in my head for the next time I hit down in the studio. Getting back into the MPC, slicing up old records, creating beats and then trying to find the chord structures and melodies that stick to it the right way. The next album is a return to the blues x soul x pop x guitar mentality.
Enjoy… I’ll leave it up for a few days.
Please get back in the studio. I want more music from you and want you on tour again singing for me STAT.