Friday, February 28, 2014

Friday Night UNTZ: Old School Electro (1980-85)

Time to hop in a time machine, worm hole, or k-hole. Whatever. Go back. Way back to some old school Electro...

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Mix: Lee Marvin, Bitch!

Bitch! is of my favorite series of Mixes. Behold, the infamous Lee Marvin, Bitch! mix. This installment is a tasty mix of Soul, Reggae, Funk, Minimal Wave, Italo Disco, Hip-hop, and Garage Rock.

TRACKLISTING - LEE MARVIN, BITCH!01 - Willie Hutch - Brother’s Gonna Work It Out
02 - Etta James - You Got It
03 - Carrie Cleveland - Make Love to Me
04 - Irene Kral - Going to California
05 - Movie Radio Spot - That Man Bolt
06 - The Meters - Cissy Strut
07 - The Mohawks - The Champ
08 - Booker T. & the M.G’s - Green Onions
09 - Les Baxter - Hold It Whitey
10 - EPMD - I’m Housin’
11 - Eric B. & Rakim - Paid in Full
12 - Count Bass D - Lunchroom Table Ensemble [Interlude]
13 - Sister Nancy - Bam Bam
14 - The Marvels - Rock Steady
15 - The Maytals - Night and Day
16 - Movie Radio Spot - Savage Sisters
17 - Link Wray & His Ray Men - The Swag
18 - The Centurions - Intoxica
19 - Thee Headcoatees - Billy B. Childish
20 - The Cramps - T.V. Set
21 - Movie Radio Spot - Black Eye
22 - Lalo Schifrin - Black Widow
23 - Giorgio Moroder - Chase
24 - Sun la Shan - Catch [Dub Version]
25 - Marie Moor - Pretty Day
26 - Atomic Forest - Obsession '77
Mix Title: Lee Marvin, Bitch!
Created by: StayGlued
Inspiration: Grindhouse and 60s Exploitation

Monday, February 24, 2014

Monday Morning Key Bumps: Feel Good Hit of the Summer

Love the opening lyrics to this Queens of the Stone Age song. Never really dug QotSA, but this is a catchy song and reminds me of the summer/fall tour 2000. We used to play this song at least five times a day when we were on tour.

Crank it up. It's Monday, y'all...

Sunday, February 23, 2014

G-Money Picks: Grateful Dead Egypt 1978

G-Money (@777GMoney) tipped me off to this video. It's from the Grateful Dead's special DVD Rocking the Cradle that covered their infamous shows at the pyramids in Egypt in 1978.

G-Money recommends: "Skip to Ollin Arageed (at 53:35). So cool to watch Jerry play this with the Bedouins."

Rocking the Cradle Playlist:
 Bertha, Good Lovin', Row Jimmy, New New Minglewood Blues, Candyman, Looks Like Rain, Deal, Ollin Arageed, Fire On The Mountain, Iko Iko, I Need A Miracle, It's All Over Now, Truckin'

Friday, February 21, 2014

Dope Stories: Ep. 4 - CRACK 101

Dope Stories is officially on iTunes. Subscribe to my new podcast using this link:
We added our fourth episode on Thursday. This is the episode that everyone is talking about. Mainly because it's about crack. Yeah, crack. Shane reveals some startling, yet in depth details in his love/hate relationship with crack.

The show started out normal. Sort of. Shane bought a $20 scratch off ticket before we recorded the show in our studio, which actually also doubles as my office. Anyway, the first main segment of the show is about my chronic insomnia and what I do to help fight it (I avoid sleeping pills, but self-medicate instead using indicas and concentrates). The show took a quick turn into a full-blown discussion of crack cocaine. Consider this an introductory course into the crack world with Shane as your professor. He shares his experiences with the crack scene in NYC and touches on numerous crack-related topics like heightened paranoia and pipes. Along the way, I also grilled him about cooking crack and other curious aspects of the freebase realm. The last segment of the show is dedicated to George Clinton. We talked briefly about Funkadelic's origins and my theory on why George Clinton is an alien.

Check out the "setlist" for episode 4 here...

Listen to Episode 004 - Talkin' About Base: Crack 101 here....

You can follow us on SoundCloud.

Here is Episode 4 - direct download link (right-click, save-as).

Listen to previous shows.... Episode 1 , Episode 2 and Episode 3.
Episode 1 - Down and Out in NYC -- Debut episode includes Shane's first time getting stoned in the West Village, his drug-induced mental breakdown in Amsterdam, medicinal marijuana in the NFL, the origins of Chemdawg strain, and how to get busted for weed in Giuliani's NYC... Stream | Download

Episode 2 - The Uncool: Philip Seymour Hoffman Remembered -- Special episode in response to the OD death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. Shane and Pauly are impressed with Hoffman's haunting performance as a compulsive gambler in Owning Mahowny. They also discuss the 90s heroin chic scene in NYC. Pauly shares a few OD stories (DMT, heroin, and the Seattle grunge scene). Shane recalls a James Brown heroin PSA... Stream | Download

Episode 3 - Start Up Dot Weed: The 2014 L.A. Cannabis Cup -- An overzealous landlord denies Shane new housing because of his affiliation with Dope Stories. Shane fills in Pauly about the L.A. Cannabis Cup. Dope Stories welcomes its first guest, DJ Trent, who shares his thoughts on the heavy tech influence and innovation on the burgeoning marijuana industry... Stream | Download
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We intend to drop a new episode every Thursday. Thanks for listening.

You can follow us on Twitter: @DopeStories.

Dope Stories has a Spotify playlist including songs we played or discussed on the show.

FYI... Subscribe to Dope Stories on iTunes.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Blank On Blank: Kurt Cobain

Feeling old. Today would have been Kurt Cobain's 47th birthday.

Here is a rare interview with Kurt, who talks about identity. It was animated courtesy of Blank on Blank...

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Today in Phishtory: Mango Song and Gateway Drugs

Phish released Picture of Nectar 22 years ago today. Sweet Jesus, time flies. In college, my stoner friends debated for endless hours if the actual image on the CD was Saddam Hussein (it's the former owner of Nectar's).

In 1992, I lived in Atlanta in a gigantic southern-style mansion of a fraternity house. We usually blasted music on the front porch all the time. That Spring, a couple of musician friends who were the first Phisheads I knew, played Picture of Nectar nonstop. No one in my core group of friends had an actual Phish bootleg yet. We had tons of Grateful Dead tapes, but the only Phish in the house included all three studio albums. So the first wave of Phisheads wore out those CDs.

My favorite Phish song in 1992? The Mango Song.

Yes, the Mango Song. Consider it my gateway drug to Phish. I identified myself as a Deadhead in 1992, but Phish didn't resonate with me as much as it did with other friends. Phish was a slow burn. Although I had seen almost a dozen shows, it would be another year before I bought my first Phish CD (Rift).

22 years later... I never listen to studio Phish. I mean, I hardly ever listen to as much Phish as some of my friends. I like to save it all for the live show experience. So when I hear an overplayed song, it kicks my ass because I have not heard it in a very long time and it feels fresh and new. Makes it feel living in the moment with that song significantly more special. Sort of like abstaining from masturbation until you actually have sex.

I was feeling a little nostalgic this morning and I wanted to play Picture of Nectar. I couldn't find it anywhere in my apartment in LA. All of my CDs are in storage (in a milk crate, sitting on a stack of other milk crates, in the far corner of my childhood bedroom back in NYC where I grew up). I did the next best thing... found it on YouTube. So here's a 6+ minute walk down memory lane.

I love gateway drugs.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Monday Morning Key Bumps: ESG - Dance

How about something to get your ass shanking, or if you are still in bed, here's something that'll get you up and grooving. Retro UNTZ. Let's go waaaaay back to the Boogie Down Bronx. These guys were the trailblazers. ESG and Dance.

And it's a two-for-Key bump today. Here's a bonus track by ESG that also has "dance" in the title...

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Dope Stories: Ep. 3 - Start Up Dot Weed and L.A. Cannabis Cup

The Dope Stories Podcast is roughly ten days old. We launched last Thursday and posted three episodes since then.

Are you a member of the iPhone cult? If so... pay close attention. You can subscribe to Dope Stories using your iPhone's podcast app... 1) click on the link to our RSS feed [], then 2) click on the "subscribe" button when prompted.

Okay... so about this new podcast about drugs hosted by myself and my poker buddy Shane.... Dope Stories episodes are 45-50 mins long. I made a "setlist" to give you a general idea about what we discussed each show. The most recent episode is titled Start Up Dot Weed: The 2014 L.A. Cannabis Cup and our friend DJ Trent was our first-ever guest.

Here is the setlist for ep #3...

Listen here:

FYI.. this is a direct download link for Ep 3 (right-click, save-as).

Some important info...

Twitter: @DopeStories
Sound Cloud:
RSS feed:
Instagram: @DopeStoriesPod  
iTunes: STAY TUNED... waiting on verification; give us one more week.

You can subscribe to us using your iPhone's podcast app. Just click on the link to our RSS feed [] and click on the "subscribe" button when prompted.

Listen to previous shows....

Episode 1: Down and Out in NYC
Episode 2: The Uncool: Philip Seymour Hoffman and Heroin Chic

For some behind the scenes information about specific shows and a more detailed description, check out something I wrote... Inside Dope: Dope Stories Ep 002 and Inside Dope: Dope Stories Ep 003.

Thanks for following along.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Playlist: Dope Stories

Shane created a playlist for Dope Stories Podcast. These are songs that we talked about or sampled during the first two shows... Public Enemy, Funkadelic, Velvet Underground, Marley, James Brown, the Dead, Dead Prez, Marvin Gaye, Dylan, Nirvana and Mother Love Bone.


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Dope Stories: Ep. 2 - Philip Seymour Hoffman, Heroin Chic, Andy Wood, and James Brown

If you haven't figured it out yet, I'm co-hosting a new podcast with my pal Shane. It's called DOPE STORIES and we're trying to promote a rational discussion about drugs.

The accidental death of Philip Seymour Hoffman by a heroin overdose was the main subject of second episode, with heroin addiction as the looming theme of the show. We played a clip from one of my favorite scenes (the "uncool" phone call) from Almost Famous. Shane discussed what it was like living in NYC in the 1990s at the height of the heroin chic years. I shared a couple of OD stories from the 90s ranging from the infamous ice cube H-train story, how Pearl Jam was formed in the wake the OD of Andy Wood (Mother Love Bone), and the inevitable tragedy of Layne Staley. We ended the show discussing James Brown's P.S.A. to the black community with his song King Heroin.

This is the "setlist" for the second episode...

Listen to episode 2 here...

Here is the direct download link (right-click save-as).

Twitter: @DopeStories
Sound Cloud:
RSS feed:
Instagram: @DopeStoriesPod 
iTunes: STAY TUNED... give us one more week

FYI... we have another new episode available on Thursday about the L.A. Cannabis Cup. If you missed the first episode, listen to the debut of Dope Stories here.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Monday Morning Key Bumps: Liquid Liquid

This is Cavern by Liquid Liquid. It is not a cover of Phish's version.

This reminds me of the late 80s. Crank it up and get down...

Friday, February 07, 2014

Introducing... The Dope Stories Podcast

Hey kids. I'm Pauly. You might remember me from such podcasts as Coventry's Wook Patrol, Unolker's type II cast, Tao of Pokerati, and Everything Is Bettable.

Well... I'm co-hosting a new podcast called Dope Stories.

My pal Shaniac (poker pro from NYC who lives in LA) approached me at the end of last summer. He had envisioned a new podcast idea, which came to him after a psychedelic adventure (for more info, read Shaniac's take on it.... Dope Stories... I Got A Few). At the same time Shaniac had this epic "moment of clarity", I was on Phish tour and engaging in my own mind-bending adventures. He said I was the perfect person to help him bring his vision to a reality. A podcast about drugs? Sign me up! I jumped on board. Shane tapped his pal DJ Trent to help us produce the podcast. Several months later... it's here.

We launched Dope Stories on Bob Marley's Birthday to commemorate our first episode.

Twitter: @DopeStories
Sound Cloud:

Our tagline for Dope Stories is... "a rational discussion about drugs and drug use." Dope Stories will be weekly podcast (new episodes every Thursday). Along the way, I'll tell a few stories about the craziness of being on the road and following the Grateful Dead and Phish.

The first episode features a segment on the origins of the Chemdawg strain, which has something to do with Dead summer tour in 1991.

If I had to construct a "setlist" for the first episode of Dope Stories, it might look something like this:

Listen to the first episode of Dope Stories here...

Here is the direct download link (right-click save-as).

** FYI... iTunes coming soon. Give us another week to get all that sorted out. In the meantime, we're on both Soundcloud and Libsyn.

Bookmark our website: and follow us on Twitter @DopeStories.

Stay tuned for a special episode about Philip Seymour Hoffman that will be available early next week, plus we'll also post our third episode next Thursday with subsequent episodes to follow every Thursday.

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Bob Marley Day

Bob Marley was born on February 6. Let's stop and celebrate that special day...