Friday, July 29, 2011

From The Album: If Not Now,When?" By Incubus "Friends & Lovers"

Nothing too much to say about this one, other than Beautiful!

Beyonce' Performs "Best Thing I Never Had" On Jimmy Fallon

With help from the infamous "Roots" Beyonce' took to the Jimmy Fallon Stage to continue on her promo train for her album "4". With a little extra umph' The Roots gave the track this one turned out to be a groovy performance. She later chopped it up with Fallon himself.

On The Lawn Spotlight: BOBBY "Sore Spores"

BOBBY is a cooperative musical project based on the talents of musicians from Partisan Records and Knitting Factory Records which is notable for achieving an avant garde alternative sound using polyrhythm, as well as achieving critical acclaim. The group is composed of seven musicians, some who are members of other bands, collaborate on experimental acoustic folk and synthesizer-based sounds. Some members work with other established bands, including Molly Sarle and Amelia Meath of Mountain Man. The music has experimental rhythms in which multiple meters are superimposed on one another so that "each song can be felt in different time signatures." The group performs with numerous effects pedals, numerous synthesizers, and a Rhodes keyboard.

The many different sound that make up this band is actually...well what makes up this band. Experimenting with different sounds, and switches, along with the lead singer's vocals that add to the different feel of this alternative,indie,dream pop,earthy sound. Worth listening to the entire song.


New Vid: Brad Paisley Ft Carrie Underwood "Remind Me"

The latest single from Brad Paisley's "This Is Country Music" album titled "Remind Me" (A duet with Carrie Underwood) has a visual. Showing the two singers "so close, yet so far away" in a deserted area of the world, gives them all the space in the world to give the performance of their life.

"Remind Me" entered the Hot Country Songs charts at number 36 on the chart dated for the week ending May 26, 2011. The duet also debuted at number 59 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week of June 16, 2011. It sold 42,000 digital copies in its first week, and as of July 27, 2011, it has sold a total of 451,000 digital copies and debuted at the #78 spot on Canadian Hot 100. At number 27, it is Paisley's highest ranking song on the Billboard Hot 100.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

New Music: Frank Ocean "Thinking About You"

Since up and coming artist/writer Frank Ocean has his song "Novacane" sitting comfortably at number 17 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Charts, people want a little more. This artist chose the perfect piece(regardless to if its old,new or a refrence track) to share with his fans to let them know he's most definitely "Thinking About You. With his first Mix tape "Nostalgia,Ultra" released to the flow of critical acclaim back in February, a keen eye has been kept on this member of Odd Future.

The latest song "Thinking About You" shows a mild mannered Ocean giving strong falsetto, with a chorus echoing of what's next. listening to his style of writing which he obviously does himself,the word "sarcastic" comes to mind. Lyrics like:

"No I don't like you,/ I just thought you were cool/ enough to kick it Got a beach house/ I can sell you in Idaho/ Since you think I don't love you,/I just thought you were cute/ thats why I kissed you got a fighter jet/ I don't get to fly /and though I'm lying down thinking bout' you/

Shows that although this song could seem "off" in some way, with how the bars break down,the way he approached this simple beat with a sarcastic ability, stayed on track, mellowed it out, and got us to where he thought we needed to be in his musical mind, made for a nice song. Very creative this guy.

Monday, July 25, 2011

From The album: "Here I Am" By Kelly Rowland "Keep It Between Us"

It looks like Ms. Kelly Rowland is back and making a statement with her new release "Here I Am". With a more careful and steady approach on this one, Kelly shows her marinated smooth vocals with songs like "All Of The Night" and the sexy "Keep It Between Us". On this one Rowland's smooth sailing, and deep vocals keep your attention 100%, and her vulnerable vocals, accompanied by the "barely there" heart beat, has the opportunity from jump to capture you and wrap it's depth around you in every way. Very sexy, very carefully thought. Another thing that catches my attention is the simplicity of her background vocals here, it adds just enough flavor without going overboard making it a heavy dinner something light and fitting was needed and she gave just that. Attention to detail was added at the 2:15 mark where the producer could've easily brought the complete beat in but gave that one second delay that added an extra umph to the second chorus... Producers attention to detail either major or minor counts! Nice

Kelly Rowland's "Here I Am" is in stores and online now.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

R.I.P: Amy Winehouse Found Dead At 27....

Amy Jade Winehouse, A singer that stepped on the scene in 03' with her soulful debut "Frank", has been found dead at the age of 27 this morning. It is reported that at approximately 3:54 pm local time (BST, UTC+1) on 23 July 2011, two ambulances were called to Winehouse's home in Camden, London. Shortly afterwards, the Metropolitan Police confirmed her death. There is currently an open investigation to determine the cause of death, which is described by police as unexplained.

With this coming as a shock to many in the industry praying and hoping that the "Back To Black" singer would make a complete 360 and get back to giving us what she was meant to bring, Here at SAU we want to absolutely celebrate the music she left here with us. Last year I actually had the opportunity to have a nice chat with the singer before an interview at the beginning of the year, and I must say that not only was she the most welcoming person without the "Industry mentality" she also gave great words of inspiration at points. Below are excerpts from our conversation. RIP Amy Winehouse.

10-7-10 (edited For clarity)

Amy:The famous Ms.A who I fantasize about having an interview with, how are you?

Ms.A: LOL! well hello there stranger how are you today Ms. Winehouse? You can call me Asia

Amy: Call Me Amy! What a great name you must be special!

Ms.A: Well I hope so

Amy: I can see it now "Asia and Amy The interview" perfect fit huh?

Ms.A: LOL! I love it

Amy: so you are really willing to interview my crazy ass?

Ms.A: Oh hell yeah I'd be so honored

Amy: Im willing to welcome you to my world I have been wanting to take on Ms.A and the hard ass SAU for a minute now, and you and your people have been calling me out for quite sometime now, so when can we make this "A and A" interview happen? Im willing to let it all hang out even the fake tatas for SAU lol. nothing is off limits you can go as deep and dark as you want to.

Ms.A: I absolutely love your spunk how about the beginning of the year?

Amy: Thank you Asia life is to short to be mad and upset I have done it all did all the drugs subliminally told myself I need to go to Rehab so I live life as fun I have been to the pitts and hell and the slums but now fuck that I say and do what I want Im a child of God he takes me as I'am

Ms.A:I think thats a really great way to look at life I wish more people thought of life that way thank you so much

Amy:your so welcome love so I will see you at the beginning of the year for a duel?
Im ready for you and SAU! bring your vest I'm going in!

Ms.A: SAU is an army within itself so you just might need it :)

Amy: F**k! well I'll bring my jousting outfit as well LOL have a great day love.

"Tears Dry On Their Own"



Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Throwback Of The Day: Andre 3000 "Pink And Blue"

The "cougar" experience told through the guy that wants the older, more mature woman to the extreme is oozing through this 2003 song by Andre 3000 From the 11 x's platinum album "Speakerboxxx/Love Below". To add to the already hypnotizing track with an in love Andre that speaks in "Ga-ga/Goo-goo" code that only his significant lover can understand, the song samples Aaliyah's 1994 single "Age Ain't Nothing But a Number" that peaked at number 75 on the U.S. Hot 100.

...Still waiting Andre

Observe: Tyga

As of a couple songs now, Mr. Tyga has my complete attention.. SAU sit back and see what he does, because this pot could boil over. Observe....

Exhibit A:

Exhibit B:

New Music: Red Hot Chili Peppers "The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie"

August 26th seems to be the due date of Red Hot Chili Peppers' new baby "I'm With You". How do you show a symptom of the new addition? but of course a single! The single "The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie" slid into our ears and of course they give you no choice but to listen. "Maggie" is the first material that the "Peppers" have released since 07's "Hump de Bump" as well as the addition of new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer.

Now, on one hand the song could be looked at as safe, but on the other hand, is that such a bad thing? Lovers of the "Peppers" could care less if Anthony Kiedis was singing a dinner menu from the most bland restaurant, he always makes it interesting in some form...decide for yourselves below.

Monday, July 18, 2011

From The Album:" We The Best Forever" Dj Khaled "Future"

With the single "I'm On One", leading the 12 pack of songs that Dj Khaled has managed to cook up, #9 "Future" brings the future soldiers (Ace Hood,Meek Mill,Big Sean,Wale,and Vado) to the front line of this commanding beat, expecting a absolutely flawless flow, ending with a salute, knowing of a good job. In actuality, starting the song with Ace Hood and meeting in the middle with Wale was flawless, that is until the wrinkled flow that is Big Sean, shakes the entire thing off its mark. The beat (in an instance) ate him up, swirled him around, and this monotone verse is what he spit out. On a beat as simple as a "loop" should ultimately give an artist the most basic opportunity to showcase all their talent, without the ability to hide behind the beat itself...Ace hood showed up...Big Sean on the other hand....

Dj Khaled's "We The Best Forever" is in Stores, and on iTunes now.

Thursday, July 14, 2011


You better believe we're counting down the hours until its that oh-so special weekly holiday, FRIDAY!! let the stress roll off and PARTY FOLKS!!!!


Beyonce- "End Of Time"

Erk Tha Jerk "Ha Ha"

Jason Alden- "Dirt Road Anthem"