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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Super Sonic

Posted by Tariq al Haydar

Since you all care WAY too much about the minutae of my everyday existence, I thought I'd share the songs that have been doing the rounds on my iPod/iTunes recently:

- Fear Not of Men - Mos Def

- When You Were Mine - Prince

- I Feel Good - Jay Electronica

- The Rape Over - Mos Def

- Breaker, Breaker - GZA

- Creep - Radiohead

- Billy Jack Bitch - Prince

- And Justice For All - Wu Tang Killa Bees

- Underwater - Ghostface

- November Has Come - Gorillaz feat. MF DOOM

- Eight Days a Week - The Beatles

- Love Hangover - Kidz in the Hall feat. Estelle

- The Hurricane - Bob Dylan

- Who's Johnny? - El DeBarge

- Rising Down - The Roots

- The Game - Common

- Accordion - MF DOOM

- Sweet Child O Mine - Guns n Roses

- Even Flow - Pearl Jam

Also, when writing, I find Eagle Eye Cherry to be very effective.


Eboy said...

New Kids may have trumped a third of your choices.

Tariq al Hayder said...

If you're simply making fun of me, as per usual, then touche. But if you really think a third of my choices suck, then we must end our e-friendship immediately.

Tariq al Hayder said...

I'll give you "Who's Johnny", which I love for the nostalgia factor, and Eagle Eye Cherry, who I think is good, but wouldn't defend to the death. Other than that, where have I erred, oh great Eboy? Or is it the dearth of 80s hair metal bands? Sweet Child O Mine's in there, dude!

AR said...

Anything with Estelle in it makes me want to kill myself,but other than that good list.Am going through a Pearl Jam phase myself.

Young Bear said...

If you are going to include El Debarge, you have to go "The Last Dragon."


I have been on a Digable kick as of late. Also Pavement.

what up fellas!?!

AR said...

Speaking of Pavement,Silver Jew has had some considerable play on my iPod lately.

Eboy said...

Sweet Child O Mine - Guns n Roses

Even Flow - Pearl Jam

Eight Days a Week - The Beatles

Shitty choices from three legendary bands.

"Who's Johnny" just proves your fruitivity.

TADOne said...

Eboy is just upset you put up his high school pic.

TADOne said...

A Cub sighting!! Right now i'm chasing you between the Slam boards and here my man. TAG, you're it!

AR said...

I'm fully convinced that Eboy is actually 80's teen heart throb Glen Medeiros.

Eboy said...

I'll tell McKenzie Phillips you said hi, AR!

AR said...

Wasn't she last seen at a party at Don Henly's house doing a line of coke off Linda Ronstadt's ass?

Eboy said...

"Last thing I rememeber,
I was running for the door,
I had to find my passage back
to the place I was before"

Tariq al Hayder said...


I've been wanting to email you about the Green Falcons for some time now. Don't go acting all celebrity-like on me!

Tariq al Hayder said...


You are the fruit, Mr. Tiny Banana Hammock (I think that was a non sequitar).

Anyway, 8 Days a Week and Sweet Child are my FAVORITE songs by the Beatles and GNR respectively. Even Flow is not my clear cut Pearl Jam fave, but it's up there. Hell, it's even on Guitar Hero.

Moral of the story: Stop bothering us with good taste, Gramps, and go back to memorizing your Twisted Sister 8-Tracks or some shit. Much obliged.

Tariq al Hayder said...

And Alan, I don't even know who Estelle is, but do yourself a favor and listen to that track. Matter of fact, listen to ANY Kidz n the Hall.

Tariq al Hayder said...

Also, and correct me if I'm wrong, TAD, but the Wu's "Fast Shadow" from the Ghost Dog soundtrack had the potential to be a classic: great beat + Meth absolutely KILLS it. Too bad fuckin U-God had to ruin it.

Tariq al Hayder said...


TAD, regarding the "high school pic" crack:


TADOne said...

Tariq: You answered your own query about the "Fast Shadow" track. U-God and classic will never, ever be in the same sentence.

Eboy said...

Perhaps I should write a "in the mind of" piece about MF Doom to get some acceptance on this crappy blog.

DP said...

Carter III is what I bump. 3-peat!

Tariq al Hayder said...


Regarding the U-God/classic conundrum, I have one word for you: Triumph.

Also, some verses from memory (which may be error-laden:

Olympic torch flamin'/ It burns so sweet/ The thrill of victory/ Agony, defeat/ We crush slow/ Flamin deluxe low/ War/ Judgment Day cometh/ Conquer, is ..../ Allow us to escape hell/ Globe spinnin' bomb/ Pocket full of shells/ Out the sky Golden Arms/ ......mortal combat sounds/ The ....checkmate/ The blood stains the ground/ A jungle junkie/ Vigilante tantrum/ A death kiss, catwalk/ Squeeze another anthem/ Hold it for ransom/ Tranquilize with anesthesis/ An orchestra/ Graceful/ Music ballerina/ My music sicily/ Rich California smell/ An axe killer adventure/ Paint a picture well/ I sing a song from sing-sing/ Sippin on ginesing/Rugged rap chaperone/ Rotating ring king.

That would be what I call "nice".

Young Bear said...



You been diggin' on euro 08? Been loving this Turkish side.

Tariq al Hayder said...

Russia have surprised me. They've probably been the best team. If Turkey win the cup, I'll dance Uncle Balki's dance of joy (Don't think anyone will get that reference. Not too many people from Mepos).

Anyway, what's your email? Or drop me an email at

TADOne said...

True enough Tariq. I guess you got me there.

ryan said...

The Hurricane is a jammin classic

Hursty said...

And Justice for All is done by Metallica although that may be coincidence.

Hursty said...

Rock You Like A Hurricane.... yeh, that is some sweet rock music.

Tariq al Hayder said...


I think you're very confused, but I like it. Anyway, to clear it up:

"Rock You Like a Hurricane" is by, if I'm not mistaken, The Scorpions. "The Hurricane" is a protest song by Bob Dylan which has to do with the unjust imprisonment of Ruben "Hurricane" Carter.

"And Justice For All" is indeed a song (and album) by Metallica, but it's also a song by the Wu-Tang Killa Bees (affiliated to but not the actual Wu-Tang Clan, although the original Wu members do perform with them, so it's kinda confusing). It's from the album The Swarm, and I like it because Method Man, as usual, kills the fuck out of it:

In the heat of the night/ My 4-7-7th/ Mash on the mic/ Killa Army and Trapper John MD/ Full Metal Jacket/ 'Cause some got to have it/ Kill or be killed/ Only time will reveal/ I think by myself and I drink by myself/ From 9, 8, until.../ Let me know it's real, son, if it's really real/ Understandable/ Self-explainable/ Caution: John Blaze flammable/ When under pressure/ Interchangeable and still/ Comin' down like precipitation/ As I reign (rain) undisputed/ How Johnny do it/ Dangerously/ Whoopin' cough/ (cough, cough)/ Two and off/ Stank pussy make my dick soft/ Bottom line be this:/ High explosif/ Not for the average Joseph/ Come and get some/ Old lady keep one/ Up in the chamber/ Blast with my middle finger...

Now if that's not cold, hard, beautiful rap, I don't know what is.

"And Justice for All" is also a film with Al Pacino which I haven't seen.

Hursty said...

yeh it is the scorpions. Your right on all accounts inc. Pacino movie.

Anonymous said...

LOL! Balki was never an uncle.. that I remember/know of.

"Cosin Lary, now we are so happy.. we do the dance of joy! Dai dai dai...dada dadada dai. oy! oy! oy! oy!" *jumps into Larry's lap*

Best show ever!!

Bonus question: what was Balki's sheep name?

P.S. Germany has Euro08 on lock!

Tariq al Hayder said...


You are now my hero.

I forgot about the "uncle" part. I was thinking of "cousin" Larry. Balki's sheep was Dimitri, right?

Anonymous said...


Dimitri is the right answer Mr. Al Hayder.

Don't call me your hero just yet... I am one from the LAND of FLUX. I don't have a blogger ID so I had to go anonymous.

Anyway.. you bringing the dance up made me look it up. I was a little off but still pretty close:

TADOne said...

So is that Fluxland from the Slam boards? I'm so confused....

FLUX said...

Yes TAD!