Monday, February 4, 2013

Tuneage ~ Daddy & The Kolour Kult

The Kid visited about a week ago, for just a few days, and when he wasn't out with his friends, he was sharing with me some recent musical discoveries. After showing me some videos, he said, "These guys need more exposure. You should blog about them." I heard and obeyed. (Well I'm obeying now, ok? Gimme a break, I've been busy with my mid-life crisis/nervous breakdown...)

Balthazar wanted me to present these to y'all in a particular order, which was the logical one (original version of a tune, a remix of that tune, then a different tune by the folks who did the remix), but that's not how he presented them to me. He showed me the remix first, so that's how I'll approach it here—particularly because the remix video packs a violent yet sensual punch (and, I must admit, I preferred it to the original version). (Plus, I find the arrangement super sex-ay...)

Up first is Daddy, comprising musician Timothy O'Keefe and actor James Franco, with their tune Love in the Old Days. Balthy played me The Kolour Kult's remix of it first, which opens with a Beat-like recitation by Franco (I think?), whose lush tones ratchet up my libido to Woof Factor 9. (It's HAWT, y'all! Aoorooooo!) Ahem. The mix is sexy dance and it's the kinda thing I can imagine pulsing through a late night party with the lights dimmed to dangerously tempting levels. Below follows the vid (directed by Franco), but be warned: there are images and ideas expressed therein which may offend some and deeply disturb others. I'm loath to give anything away but feel I must advise readers that, though I believe it's a masterful melding of mood, music, and visuals, it essentially features an occult-related, vampiric blood orgy with frightening images. It's gorgeously done, IMO, but if you don't care for horror flicks, don't watch the video, just listen to it with your eyes closed or something. And if you do watch the vid, you may wish not to sit too closely to your monitor. Just sayin'.

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Now here's the original version of "Love in the Old Days," which other reviewers have compared to the old Motown sound, and I can dig what they mean, but I hear it as more of a chill-60s-beach-music, let's-sidle-up-to-the-tiki-bar thang. Or maybe I'd go home, get into a comfortable mojito, and go sit out on my deck with it while watching the stars twinkle in a moonlit sky with darkly wispy clouds floating overhead as I listened to the track. (You know, if I had a deck.) (Or a mojito.) (Damn, I could really go for a mojito now...)



Finally, there's a tune, "Run Down," by the folks who mixed the above, a duo called The Kolour Kult, which  my boy-o insisted I check out 'cause he knew I'd love it. And he was right.



So now I can say my duty's done. Hope you enjoyed the tuneage as I did and, if you did, you might yet be able to download Daddy's PVD Remixes EP off their Web site for FREE! (Well, for payment by Tweet or Facebook.)


Edited, like, a gazillion times 'cause I'm a moron who can't spel or talk gud...Or link stuff, apparently. Gah.

18 comments:

  1. Ooooh, I do like these! I like the first version you posted (the remix or whatnot) the best. Great beats, sensual, indeed.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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  2. In an effort to bond with my stepdaughter I tried listening to some of the music she likes, Slipknot and Korn. Yeah not a fan of this 'modern music'. lol

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  3. Deck, drink, stars, tunes...what more would a girl need?

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  4. @Shannon - Glad you liked!

    @JoJo - LOL! At least you gave it a shot. :-)

    @Tracy - It's really not too much to ask, is it???

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  5. Yeah. I'm mostly a country girl. Tony gets in my car and has no idea who I am anymore. Although, I do revert back to some of my old favorites... 3 Door Down, and Billy Joel.

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    1. "Tony gets in my car and has no idea who I am anymore." - LOL! Aw, opposites attract!!!!!!! Y'all fell in love like they did in the old days... :-)

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  6. Great tunes! I will have to check them out for my iPod. How are you? Hope all is good in your hood. I'm hoping to be back on full time with a good computer soon. Hugs!

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    1. And hugs back atcha! I'm thinking lotsa good thoughts for you getting reconnected with all us crazies online! ;-) <3

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  7. I really like these songs, though I have to tell you... thank you for the warning. Because of that, I didn't watch the videos. I love horror flicks, but when you said don't sit so close with the first video, I got the impression that something scary might surprise me so since I'm not big on surprises, I just listened. LOL
    I didn't know James Franco delved into music. Way cool.
    Thanks to you and The Kid for sharing this!

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    1. Yes, there was at least one very scary (to me) image that my kid didn't warn me about AT ALL, little tosser. :-) I mightn't have been so freaked out by it, though, if I'd not been so close to the screen! :-D Thanks for stoppin' by and checkin' it out!

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  8. Thanks for the warning. I'm a big crybaby. I did listen on headphones while reading . Looking forward to your April efforts. Maybe 26 days of tuneage?

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    1. That's kinda what I did last year; dark romantic tunes, three per day ('cause in several cases I couldn't pick just one). :-) Have you decided on your theme? (Assuming you're going with a theme?)

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  9. Wow!
    Who knew James Franco was such a little freak--thank goodness.
    That actually had a few images that scared me a little--and I do not scary easily.
    I loved the first video--sick as it was. Glad you told me about it!!
    I like this blog more and more each time I visit <3
    XO
    Pen

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    1. LOL! Well, Franco was in "Freaks and Geeks," so maybe some folks did know. ;-)

      And that vid - there's one particular vamp chick that scared the Cornelius Fudge outta me, during that strobe-lighty bit. Gah! I really thought I'd have nightmares that night. (I dig supernatural horror, but I just can't watch it at night.) :-D

      So glad you popped 'round to check it out. <3

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    2. That is the one!!
      With the big eyes--SO SCARY.
      Looooovveee.
      Shudder...
      XO
      (Cornelius Fudge--haw!)

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