Thursday, September 21, 2017
Album Review: Pistol Pete- The 3Pete
The rims on the minivan in the hilarious video for ”Konichiwa” sold me on the Kansas City rapper Pistol Pete. He’s as funny as Mac Lethal and as funky as Rich the Factor on his new album The 3Pete.
Pistol Pete insists that “I ain’t a rapper, I’m more a storyteller” on “2bad2good.” The track’s jazz foundation indicates that the title is a likely reference to the Canadian jazz/hip-hop collective BadBadNotGood. “So Gone” also swings while other tracks reveal the influence of Mac Dre.
The 3Pete concludes with my new theme song “Only Opponent.” Like Mac Lethal, Rich the Factor and Pistol Pete, I see my most formidable adversary “when I look in the mirror.”
I write weekly concert previews for The Kansas City Star.
I featured Molly Hammer in my weekly segment for KCUR.
I documented a portion of my recent whiskey trip to Louisville at Plastic Sax.
The one-time Kansan Mark Selby, a graduate of Fort Hays State who co-wrote the Dixie Chicks hit “There’s Your Trouble,” has died.
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah’s first album of 2017 struck me as a pointless recreation of Miles Davis’ Decoy. A more interesting groove makes Diaspora a much better listen.
Difficult admission: I’d never heard most of the tracks on the new Can compilation The Singles. Aside from a few slices of cheese at the end, every song is stunning.
Rock musician Jeremy Porter wrote an excellent remembrance of Grant Hart.
(Original image by There Stands the Glass.)