Action starts at Industry at 6:30 p.m. Interesting quiz that led to a major upset at Founding Fathers last night, as Duane’s World fell to Ukraine in the Membrane. On to Bards at 9:15. Hope to see you tonight.
As for today’s song, it’s The Truth by Handsome Boy Modeling School. HBMS was a collaboration of one of my favorite producers of all time, Prince Paul, who gave us the amazing De la Soul album Three Feet High and Rising, and Dan the Automator, a classically trained violinist turned hip-hop producer who did the insane Dr Octagon album. The two albums the duo released (So…How’s Your Girl and White People) were both wonderfully strange and unlike anything else, and featured artists of all genres performing on them. Jack Johnson, Del the Funkee Homosapien, Cat Power, RZA, and Mike Patton of Faith No More were among the artists featured on the two albums. Just really cool stuff. Today’s song is performed by Roisin Murphy, an Irish singer I had never heard of before hearing her here, and J-Live, a highly critically acclaimed if not particularly commercially successful high school English teacher at the time the song was released. For this particular song, the Handsome Boy Modeling School did little more than bring the unlikely duo together: the beat was already done, a catchy jazz tune called Coffee Cold by Canadian composer Galt McDermot. You may have heard the name before: he composed the music for Hair.