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Music: Lover, Blogger, Broadcaster.

Butterfly Girls

I came to as she climbed into the car.

Life until then was mostly devoid of color and generally of happiness itself.

She’s been through some things but so had I.

Two months prior I had my world turned upside down when; six months into my separation that would take another 12 to turn into a divorce, I received a call from my ex informing me that I wasn’t the biological father to the boy we’d raised together for 10 years.

Her blonde hair and blue eyes were great but it’s her voice and mouth that stay with me.

Slinking into a lake in the middle of winter sealed it.

This butterfly became my ice princess.


My top 5 favorite songs right now are available in the DROPBOX.

The Weeknd – Acquainted
Selena Gomez – Good for You
Justin Bieber – Love Yourself
Grimes – Flesh Without Blood & Life in the Vivid Dream

Favorite recent video:

Black Hippy – Vice City

Runner Up:
Selena Gomez – Good for You

Love you all.

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It’s been a while.

This morning I dropped 100 of my favorite tracks from the past three months in the LivingEars shared Dropbox folder.

If you want an invite comment or send me an email.

Please copy and paste the tracks as opposed to dragging them from the DB folder to your destination.

As always, get more info on the DROPBOX page.


1. Anthony Naples – Pale
2. Anthony Naples – Miles
3. Bok Bok & Sweyn Jupiter – Papaya Lipgloss (Club Mix)
4. Bok Bok & Sweyn Jupiter – Papaya Lipgloss (Sour Mix)
5. Chief Keef – W.W.Y.D. (DatPiff Exclusive)
6. Chief Keef – 5AM (Prod by GGP) (DatPiff Exclusive)
7. Chief Keef – Send It Up (Prod by Chopsquaddj) (DatPiff Exclusive)
8. Chief Keef – On My Momma (Prod by GGP) (DatPiff Exclusive)
9. Chief Keef – Don’t Want None (Prod by DPGGP) (DatPiff Exclusive)
10. Chief Keef – Yours Ft. Benji Glo (Prod by GGP) (DatPiff Exclusive)
12. Cuushe – Tie
13. Cuushe – Shadow
14. Cuushe – Daze
15. Dan Lissvik – Shuvit!
16. DJ Haus – Metronomy
17. Drake – Company
18. Fort Romeau – Folle
19. Fort Romeau – Insides
20. Fort Romeau – Not A Word
21. Fort Romeau – Latel
22. Future – Aintchu (Feat. Juvenile)
23. Future – No Basic
24. Future – Just Like Bruddas
25. Grimes – REALiTi
26. Hoodboi – Shallow
27. Hysterics – HTRX9
28. Hysterics – Eye Mask
29. Hysterics – Empty
30. ILOVEMAKONNEN – Whip It (Remix) (Feat. Migos & Rich The Kid)
31. Jam City – Today
32. Jam City – Damage
33. Jam City – Black Friday
34. Jam City – Unhappy
35. Jamie xx – Loud Places
36. Jamie xx – Gosh
37. JMSN – ‘Bout It
38. John Talabot – Without You (Original Mix)
39. Kanye West – Kanye West ft Big Sean Drake Blessings (Remix)
40. Kanye West – Kanye West ft Paul McCartney Only One
41. Kanye West – Kanye West ft Pegboard Nerds Jennifer Lawrence Who The Fck Is Paul McCartney
42. Kanye West – Kanye West ft Theophilus London Cant Stop
43. Kanye West Ft. Allan Kingdom & Theophilus London – All Day (CDQ)
44. Kelela – A Message
45. Kendrick Lamar – Kendrick Lamar The Blacker The Berry
46. Kendrick Lamar – Kendrick ft Chris Brown Lamar Autumn Leaves
47. Kendrick Lamar – King Kunta
48. Kendrick Lamar – Hood Politics
49. Leon Vynehall – FACT mix 429 – Leon Vynehall (Mar ’14)
50. Levon Vincent – Launch Ramp to tha Sky
51. Levon Vincent – Black Arm
52. Levon Vincent – Anti-Corporate Music
53. Lil Wayne – Shit
54. Lil Wayne – Selsun Blue
55. Lil Wayne – Used To Ft Drake
56. Lil Wayne – HollyWeezy
57. Lil Wayne – Try Me Ft Mack Maine
58. Lower Dens – To Die in L.A.
59. Lower Dens – Your Heart Still Beating
60. Lxury – Square 1 (feat. Deptford Goth)
61. Mind & Matter – No One Else Can Do It to Me Baby
62. Nozinja & Tessela – Wa Chacha (Tessela Version)
63. Pariah – Detroit Falls
65. PARTYNEXTDOOR – Recognize (Ft. Drake)
67. Paula Temple – Cloned
68. Peverelist & Kowton – Signal 3
69. Quirke – Break A Mirrored Leg
70. Rich Homie Quan – Never Made
71. Rihanna Ft. Kanye West & Paul McCartney – FourFiveSeconds
72. Rome Fortune – Money Memories
73. Rome Fortune – Patience
74. Rome Fortune – Tropical
75. Samo Sound Boy – FACT mix 488 – Samo Sound Boy (Mar ’15)
76. SAMO SOUND BOY – What Can I Do
77. Scuba – All I Think About Is Death
78. Scuba – Needle Phobia
79. Sinah – I Had The Need To
80. Space Dimension Controller – The Love Quadrant
81. Taylor Swift – Blank Space
82. Taylor Swift – I Wish You Would
83. Taylor Swift – Wildest Dreams
84. Teen Daze – Than
86. Tinashe – Wanderer
87. Tinashe – Just the Way I Like You
88. Toro y Moi – Lilly
89. T-Pain – Kill These Niggas (DatPiff Exclusive)
90. T-Pain – Sun Goes Down (Feat. Audio Push) (DatPiff Exclusive)
91. Twin Shadow – Old Love / New Love (feat. D’Angelo Lacy)
92. Twin Shadow – Half Life
93. Tyler, The Creator – The Brown Stains Of Darkeese Latifah Part 6-12 (Remix)
94. Young Ejecta – Into Your Heart
95. Young Ejecta – Your Planet
96. Young Ejecta – Welcome to Love (Clean)
97. Yumi Zouma – Song for Zoe & Gwen
98. 2 Chainz, Cap 1, Skooly & Short Dawg – Trap House Stalkin [Prod. By DJ Spinz & 808 Mafia]
99. A$AP Rocky – Multiply
100. Jessy Lanza – you and me hyperdub 2.0

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 sellcell.com 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

Hey now!

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…

Join LivingEars Dropbox.

LivingEars’ 50 Favorite Songs of 2012

LivingEars’ 50 Favorite Songs of 2012

Join the LivingEars Dropbox for access to all 50 tracks.

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

Kendrick Lamar – Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe (Lady Gaga Version)

Kendrick Lamar Lady Gaga

      Kendrick Lamar - Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe (Featuring Lady Gaga)

LivingEars Dropbox 6 | Now Available

To join simply reply with your preferred email and I’ll add you to the Dropbox.

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!