Josh’s Musings – Mezzanine

Massive Attack – Mezzanine: 4 stars

Precon: I once read something that said Massive Attack’s Blue Lines, Tricky’s Maxinquaye, and something by Portishead made up the trip hop trinity. I like Maxinquaye and have heard at least one Massive Attack song, Teardrop, which became the theme for House, and which I hope is on this album because it’s awesome, so I’ll probably like this one.

Favorite Track: Teardrop, despite being a little effed out by now.
Least Favorite: Group Four. Not bad and I like the crescendo but it plods along for a while.

Angel is the song from Snatch when Mickey’s mom’s trailer is burning. Really good song, but all I see is Brad Pitt crying.
Yes Teardrop is here! Hmm, I think House ruined it a little. All I see are random images and credits.
If I didn’t know better I would think Inertia Creeps is a Tricky song. All I see is Tricky.
Exchange reminds me, as have a few other RC songs, how cool recording in stereo can be. I so rarely listen with headphones that I forget this fact. Here are a couple more exercises in stereo.
You should have Lyrics Born in your right ear, Lateef in your left. Try listening one ear at a time to see the difference.

You should have someone skateboarding from one side of your head to the other. Supposed to be Propellerheads and De La Soul but all I could find was some mashup version with Peter Gabriel.

Is that Mike Patton on Man Next Door?
This is really good music to do work to.

Josh (49 Posts)

He may look like just an ordinary pizza flingin’ oven jockey, but no—this dude can lay the smack down with the bets of em’. He’s Josh, the "Brick Oven", and he’s the owner and head cook at Josh’s Joint. Who does he lay the smack down on exactly? His customers, that’s who. Order something the wrong way—catch a body blow. Ask for extra garlic in a rude manner—smack to your grill space. Walk into his joint like you own the place—your head goes through the soda fountain machine right quick. This motherfu*ker doesn’t mess around. He once gave a dude an atomic wedgie and stuffed his face in a toilet just for calling him “chief”. Come in his restaurant talkin’ bout, “can I get some garlic knots”, while he’s watching Judge Judy, and you just might get your ass handed to you with a side of Josh’s famous pizza sauce. If by some miracle you are able to duck his punches or fight off his attacks, you then might be invited to his afterhours fight club, which he holds in the back alley behind the restaurant.


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