Fuck yeah, War
Hey all you dorks, doctors and dummies, it’s FRIDAY!!! Pick up your phone and call that girl (or guy) you’ve been wanting to sleep with and make hot plans tonight! Have a late night park love-in! Order a pizza, get stoned and have movie night with coworkers and your neighbors. Or„, spend a lot of money on food you can’t pronounce! Either way, get off your ass and get out there! Unless you work tomorrow morning, then you had better stay in! You don’t want to lose that awesome job, do you???
"Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Chicago" (1959)
(Later released as ‘Cannonball & Coltrane’ in 1964)
A young man wearing a business suit skates by. The gorgeous brunette at the corner looks over her shoulder and into your eyes right as she walks across the street, probably going to meet someone for lunch. It’s your day off but you have no money, so you go home. You pull out the emergency stash and light up. Your roommate just recenty bought “Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Chicago” and it’s lying on the record player. You really like the album art. By the second track “Stars Fell On Alabama” you’re already stoned, laying in bed with your computer on your lap, looking up how to screen print because you want to make something that replicates the album cover. You tell yourself you’re going to turn your life around make something out of yourself to the soundtrack of “Wabash” or “Grand Central”, but by “You’re the Weaver Of Dreams” you tell yourself it’s best to rest so you can get a fresh start tomorrow. You lay back down, looking at the sky through the window. You scroll through your contacts on your phone and see the number a of a girl you made out with a year ago at a random party and decide to call her and try to ask her out. You don’t know much about her but she’s nice, and has a great laugh. She reminds you of the brunette in the cross walk. Essentially, this album is Miles Davis’ band without Miles. It ain’t Somethin’ Else, but it grooves. And don’t forget, this shit was live.
My good friend TONAAAAAAYYY wrote this article (& nailed it) about the Mexico trip we went on w/ the Emerica team last month. It was rad.