Souled Out

I’ve been debating whether or not to sell my iPhone 4. I listen to Howard Stern a lot and there is an advertisement offering to buy ‘the latest’ iGadgets for what they make sound like a lot of money. Then you hear them offer $300 for an iMac and you know it’s bogus.

This company offered to pay me a little bit of money if I would talk ‘naturally’ about their site and service. I bit. I check out the site and for my old iPhone 4, they are offering $176. I don’t even have to visit the competition. I am fairly sure this is more than I am going to get anywhere else for an iPhone this old.

So, if you are looking to sell your iDevice and make a little extra $$. Check out and learnhow to sell a phone for $176 in less than 5 days.

Oh, and since I don’t get paid to talk about music, let’s play my favorite new song. As I mentioned on Twitter, “Been waiting for someone to make punk great again. Who knew it would come from Deerhunter? Also digging Milk Music. Where art thou No Age?

LivingEars Dropbox 8

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LivingEars Dropbox 8 is here.

My favorite song right now is Justin Timberlake’s “Tunnel Vision.” The album is getting positive reviews and this is the stand-out track for me. Somehow very of-the-moment, futuristic and classic pop all at once. It’s a jam.

For all you into the sweet and sultry female-led tracks that I cover, there is a lot for you in this Dropbox. Check out the latest from AlunaGeorge, Blue Hawaii, CHVRCHES, Haim, White Blush, Purity Ring covering Soulja Boy and a life-affirming Peaking Lights remix of the excellent, new Young Galaxy track “Pretty Boy.” I have put this on repeat for 20-30 minutes a couple of times now. It makes me feel great.

As always there is plenty of rap featured. I have compiled some excellent tracks from the past few months including Action Bronson, Yung Texxus (name that sample!), Rick Ross, Pusha, Wayne, Louie, A$AP Rocky, Earl Sweatshirt and some other guys who are new to the scene.

With 28 tracks spanning nearly 2 hours I am positive you are about to discover some of your new favorite songs. Let me know what you like and be sure to turn me onto some of your faves if you think I’m missing something.

Until next time…

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LivingEars’ 50 Favorite Songs of 2012

LivingEars’ 50 Favorite Songs of 2012

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1 . ScHoolboy Q – There He Go
2 . Kendrick Lamar ft Dr. Dre – The Recipe
3 . frank ocean – Pyramids
4 . Lana Del Rey – Blue Jeans
5 . Blood Diamonds (Featuring Grimes) – 03 Phone Sex (Unicorn Kid Remix)
6 . Curren$y – Armoire (feat. Young Roddy & Trademark) [Explicit]
7 . Elite Gymnastics – Minneapolis Belongs To You (Cover by Recycle Culture)
8 . Major Lazer – Get Free
9 . Lotus Plaza – Monoliths
10 . Death Grips – Hacker
11 . Big Sean, Chief Keef, Jadakiss, Kanye West & Pusha T – Don’t Like
12 . Van She – Jamaica (Unicorn Kid Remix)
13 . Purity Ring – Crawlersout
14 . Still Corners – Fireflies
15 . CHVRCHES – The Mother We Share
16 . kitty pryde – orion’s belt (feat. riff raff)
17 . Chief Keef – Save That Shit (DatPiff Exclusive)
18 . Ghostface Killah, Kanye West & Pusha T – New God Flow
19 . Frank Ocean – Thinkin Bout You (Ryan Hemsworth Bootleg)
20 . Ty Dolla – 4 A Young (Prod by D.R.U.G.$.) – Young Honey feat Iamsu! (Prod by Fuego)
21 . Tyga – Faded (feat. Lil Wayne)
22 . Grimes – Skin
23 . King Louie – Bag Boi Ballin’
24 . Lil Wayne – Burn
25 . AlunaGeorge – Your Drums Your Love
26 . Becoming Real Feat. Alice Sunless 97 – Slow Memory
27 . LA Vampires By Octo Octa – Wherever, Boy
28 . Lemonade – Big Changes
29 . Kid Cudi – Creepers
30 . Lower Dens – Brains
31 . Rick Ross – 07 – Rich Forever Feat John Legend P
32 . Squadda B – Never Understand
33 . Asap Rocky – Goldie
34 . Tomas Barfod – November Skies (feat Nina Kinert)
35 . Matthew Dear – Her Fantasy
36 . Girl Unit – Club Rez
37 . Rihanna – What Now
38 . JMSN – Let U Go
39 . Unicorn Kid – Need U
40 . araabMUZIK – We Just Deeper
41 . Big K.R.I.T. – Don’t Let Me Down
42 . Killer Mike – Reagan
43 . Ab-Soul – Illuminate (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)
44 . Peaking Lights – Beautiful Son
45 . The 2 Bears – Be Strong
46 . Chairlift – Guilty as Charged
47 . Solange – Bad Girls (Verdine version)
48 . Nas – Loco-Motive feat. Large Professor
49 . Andy Stott – Sleepless
50 . Kindness – That’s Alright

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Electronic fans be sure to check out Recycle Culture’s take on The xx’s “Chained,” Rustie and AlunaGeorge getting together to add vocals to last year’s excellent “After Light” and if you like Rustie you will like S-Type. His track “Sensi Star” is huge. There is also a Slugabed remix that I really like. Lindstrom, The Crystal Ark and a LOL Boys remix are also included.

Rap fans have some really exciting new stuff to check out… Ty Dolla’s “4 A Young” is an excellent track that shifts midway from a soulful sex romp to a pure pop club track. The sides come together to make one of my favorite tracks right now.

Angel Haze is a new rapper you should check out. Her take on Eminem’s “Cleaning out My Closet” is darker than anything Eminem has ever done. I also included her song “CHI” which shows a totally different side of her. She’s an exciting young artist to watch.

One of my favorite producers right now, Ryan Hemsworth, contributes a cloud rap beat that I like. New joints from Curren$y, Kendrick Lamar and Lil Durk are also included.

As always, let me know what you like and what else you are into right now!