Archive | June, 2012

Give Me That Old Tyme Religion

13 Jun

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During a recent iTunes indulgence, I was recommended a new artist I was unfamiliar with. (Those algorithms are good). Well I took a listen, and I found myself liking. His name… Hugo, short for Hugo Chakrabongse Levy signed by Jay-Z’s label, Roc Nation in 2010 and soon dubbed the label’s “gangster rocker“.

Hugo was first discovered by Jay-Z’s sig-nif, Beyonce, back in 2010 when Hugo’s writing partner, Amanda Ghost, was simultaneously working with Beyonce on I Am Sasha Fierce. Check out his interview with Rolling Stone at SXSW.

As Hugo himself puts it,

“I’m trying to make rock & roll in the age of hip-hop. A complete thought in 3 minutes and 30 seconds, that’s the challenge. A song is a planet with gravity and atmosphere and things living in it. An album is a solar system. All songs on this album are about two things; love and fear.”

In an age of house music and electronic dominated sound waves, I find Hugo’s talent refreshing and his sound awakening. Check out my favorite tracks off his debut album, Old Tyme ReligionAnd rock on.

For The First Time

1 Jun

The first post… Here we go. It’s offish, (That’s an abbreviation for official) In time my obsession with abbrevs (yes, abbreviation for abbreviation) will become blatantly apparent.  Time & Time A-Jen is comprised of the things I find fascinating, inspiring, thought provoking, silly, liberating, or sheer genius.  The purpose of Time & Time A-Jen isn’t to create some cliché blog with the hopes of gaining a huge following.  Time & Time A-Jen is simply a place for my thoughts to wander on the interwebs.

I conclude this post with a galvanizing quote that sums up my attitude about living.

“Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you’re riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief, and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake up and live!” – Bob Marley 

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