• Electronic,  M.I.A.

    LIGHTS… new from M.I.A.

    I’ve said it before – a large part of the allure of M.I.A.‘s music for me lies in the physical realm. If she resembled a Sri Lankan Mugsy Bogues, I may not have become enamored with her back in the…

  • Friday Five

    The Friday Five: February 3, 2012

    Friday Five : ‘frī-(,)dā,-dē ‘fīv : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button on my iTunes, then share the first five tracks and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll…

  • Best of Lists

    Gonzo’s Top 10 of the Decade

    Hello Ickies! I know I’ve been absent from posting for far too long. I shall try harder in 2010 (though I think I said the same thing last year). The first decade of the new millennium produced some great music,…

  • Best of Lists

    Pete’s Favorite Albums of the 00’s

    Quick Note: I didn’t want to bombard my Top 10 with Springsteen and Prince albums, so I chose my favorites of theirs from the 00’s. Did I spend more time with  M.I.A.’s Arular than with Bruce’s Magic or Prince’s Musicology? …

  • Nudges

    A Nudge in the Right Direction

    Editor’s Note: Ah Sunday, it’s time to relax and you know what that means a glass of wine, your favorite easy chair and of course a few nudges in the right direction. The All Points West Music & Arts Festival…

  • Electronic,  Hip Hop,  M.I.A.

    Kala Good

    M.I.A. I respectfully defer to Wayne when I say: “Schwingg!” Her follow up to her very successful debut, Arular, was released a couple weeks ago. It’s called Kala, and I have to say, I’m enjoying it even more than her…

  • Electronic,  M.I.A.

    M.I.A.

    The Sri Lankan beauty’s new video for “Jimmy” has Ickmusic central breaking out in a hot Bollywood sweat! Zeowie! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9_Dk_F98cU] M.I.A.’s Official Site (if you’re prone to seizures, do not visit)

  • M.I.A.

    Mmm-mmm M.I.A.

    I’ll freely admit that a large part of what draws me to M.I.A.’s music is her looks. Her exotic Sri Lankan roots, her sexy Brit-rap, and infectious beats like this (courtesy of Diplo), make for some damn fine listening. And…