Sorry, OTD has been busy playing with our new 80-gig christmas toy and downloading back seasons of The Wire. Music is playing second fiddle to Avon Barksdale's crew for a minute. We even forgot to vote in Pazz and Jop. Damn. Good thing Cami's down there making sure we don't get kicked off the rolls. Right, sugar?
1. Robbie Roadsteamer played Nintendo and bitched about how everyone feels like they have to move to New York to make it. We know, dude, we know.
2. Mac Big Digits gave "Sexy Back" its fourth or fifth wind, slipping the verse from Gwen's semi-slept-on Pharrell collabo "Yummy" on top, then patching an awesome fade into Gwen's old Pharrell collabo. Joint was released to DJs just in time to make lofts go bananas, but he was nice enough to post it up for everyone today.
DOWNLOAD: No. 1, "Yummy Back" (mp3, via C440 blog)
3. Speaking of lofts going bananas, here's DJ Erik "Baltimoroder" Pearson's set from the Square Productions' "Make It New Year" bash. Flickr slideshow over here.
4. We caught the tail end of WMBR's annual New Year's Day top-100 countdown, which was awesome. Spoiler alert: stop reading if you don't want to know who won. Top spot, by a long shot, was Mission of Burma. The awesome thing was that #2 and #3 were bands who sound like they're trying to be Mission of Burma, and sound awesome doing it. We went digging through the MBR site to dig up the whole countdown, and if you've got a spare 300 mb lying around on your iPod, you could do a lot worse than download the whole damn thing. Or at least about #93 on.
DOWNLOAD: WMBR 2006 Top 100 Countdown, Part 1 (mp3)DOWNLOAD: WMBR 2006 Top 100 Countdown, Part 2 (mp3)DOWNLOAD: WMBR 2006 Top 100 Countdown, Part 3 (mp3)