Friday, April 29, 2011

We're going to Tokyo for our First Anniversary... even if it's a few months late.

In April of 2009 I asked Morgan to marry me while we watched the sun set in Santa Monica, California.

Santa Monica at Sunset
Santa Monica Pier. Photo: Morgan Rooks
In May of 2010 we got married at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Our Wedding Party. Photo: Studio 222
In May of 2011 we planned to celebrate our one year anniversary in Tokyo, Japan. Then Japan was devastated by an earthquake and tsunami on March 11th.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Computers and Blues: The Final Streets Album

Considering this was one of the most anticipated albums that most people have never heard of, I'm a little sickened that I missed the release of Computers and Blues by a solid three weeks. And then it took another month to sit down and type about it. Also, you should start the video below before you start reading, it might help explain this ramble... or not.

The fifth and final Streets album, Computers and Blues, opens with loud, shrill tones and obnoxious auto-tuned vocals, causing me to tense up. The tracks have rough edges, random cuts and radical swings in tone and beat. Something was quite amiss. The album was unfinished; I could hardly listen to it. What had happened?

"I smoked one too many cigarettes, I heard one too many lies. And I’ve gambled on too many bets, I lost it all to this life."
- "Lock The Locks"
Even before the forth album was released, Mikey said he was getting "fucking sick" of it and that he was going to end The Streets with "one more banger", a fifth and final album. Boldly he titled the unwritten, unrecorded album Computers and Blues, stating it would be "dancing music to drink tea to". In the spring and summer 2009, he released a series of free tracks via Twitter and a release date of February 23, 2010 was set. I was on edge with anticipation.

Then Mikey left the grid.