Grouplove – Check ’em Out

18 09 2015

The editorial offices are almost back to “normal” here at Racing to the Red Light.  Sorry for the hiatus.  We’re attempting to once again face our addiction to Flaming Hot Cheetos Con Limon and Diet Hansons Root Beer, and we’re doing well of it so far, day to day.

We’ve been listening to some new-to-us music lately, so here’s our first post-hiatus music post.  Behold, Grouplove:

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MC Breed and the DFC and Saddam Hussein

1 04 2015

in 1991, MC Breed and DFC accurately predicted the method of Saddam Hussein’s demise by hanging.

fictional Saddam Hussein as seen in MC Breed and DFC's video

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The video is now a sort of blast-from-the-past, postmodern prophetic vibe from the Gulf War times.  People  Most people have forgotten that in addition to the recent veterans of America’s forays in the Middle East there are also veterans from the earlier Gulf War, some of them having been exposed to chemicals and other horrible shit in Iraq.

Here’s an evidently patriotic MC Breed leading Saddam to the gallows:

MC Breed and Saddam

Not sure who this is supposed to be, perhaps a Kuwaiti?

MC Breed and Saddam

MC Breed and Saddam

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Of course, Saddam was indeed hanged by his countrymen and the coalition/American forces in occupied Iraq, following a trial and conviction for crimes against humanities, among other offences.

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Here’s the video:





RttRL’s Album of the Year 2013 – Howlin by Jagwar Ma

16 12 2013

We’re finally back, after our three-month booze-and-drugs bender, er, “sabbatical”.  Just kidding.

The Racing to the Red Light’s Album of the Year 2013 award goes to Howlin by Jagwar Ma

You can grab it on Amazon here.

 

 

 

 

A very, very close Second Place (in our admittedly biased opinion) goes to The Naked And Famous’ second album In Rolling Waves, here at Amazon.  So many amazing tracks!

 

 





Friday Funny: Sharknado

12 07 2013

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This just in from our SGV and South Bay bureaus.

Behold, a trailer for what is evidently an actual TV movie on SyFy:

BJ Novak had a good observation on the matter:

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On Warren G, and Regulating

11 07 2013

Folks, this is The Good Stuff.

 

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Undoubtedly, Regulate… G Funk Era was one of the finest hip hop albums ever released.  Top 5, for sure, in the opinion of the senior editorial staff of Racing to the Red Light.

Released in 1994, it contained an entire album of solid tracks, including standouts “Regulate“, “This DJ” and “Do You See“.

Here’s Regulate:

Here’s a clip of Brian Williams “singing” the same song, as produced by Jimmy Fallon and crew:

The area code 213 is referenced repeatedly in the songs on this album. For our readers hailing from outside of Southern California, here’s a little bit of 213 history as described by Wiki:

The area code historically has been associated with Southern California and Los Angeles. Area code 213 is referenced in Warren G and Nate Dogg’s song “Regulate”, Dr. Dre’s “Still D.R.E.”, the Electric Six song “I’m the Bomb,” and the Notorious B.I.G.’s song “Going Back to Cali.”

213 was the O.G. Los Angeles telephone area code, as introduced in 1947, when 213 represented all of Southern California from the Central Coast down to Mexico. Over subsequent years, it was broken down into an ever-smaller geographic area around downtown Los Angeles (from Wikipedia):

  • 1951 – most of the southern portion became area code 714
  • 1957 – most of the old 213’s western portion become area code 805
  • 1984 – the San Fernando Valley and the San Gabriel Valley became area code 818
  • 1991 – West Los Angeles and the South Bay became area code 310
  • 1998 – current (2013) practically all of the old 213 territory outside of downtown became area code 323

So Warren G, Nate Dogg and Snoop were all living squarely within “the 213” when the album Regulate… G Funk Era was released.  Today, Long Beach is area code 562.





Photo Enforcement

3 07 2013

This is so hilarious.  Enjoy this awesome animated gif:

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I love that he takes one more several more “pictures” even after the cops hit the brakes and back up … and one more as the door opens.

Taken from this longer video of the same prank:





Fun With Wave Mechanics and Newtonian Principals of Motion

29 06 2013

This is simply amazing. As discovered by our Paris bureau.