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Wednesday, 6 March 2013
Frozen Files Presents
Brought to you by
Matty C & Schott Free
With a special guest set by
Cosmo Baker
Frozen Files on East Village Radio
http://www.eastvillageradio.com/
8PM – 10PM EST

Monday 12/3/12 At The Flat – Brooklyn, NY

The Favor & Drop The Lime Present
A New Rock & Roll Monthly
Black Label Circus
With live music by
TV Baby
& Ice Balloons
With special guest
Cosmo Baker
@ The Flat – 308 Hooper St. – Brooklyn, NY 

RIP Gil Scott-Heron

We lost one of our greats. The other night I was not myself. And then I turned to find that Gil Scott-Heron is dead. My hero. Our American hero. Now even more so, not myself.

I spoke on his impact and legacy, both personal and in a broader sense, and shared some of his music here in this post from March of last year. At this point there’s not much more that I can say myself, or that I even feel needs to be said. I’ve been a very big fan of Gil for many years now. That’s the wrong way of putting it. His music was pretty much the music of my teenage and early adult years. He is the voice of the city, he is the voice of the everyman, the voice of struggle and desperation, he is the voice of my youth, the voice of the tragedy of the game. He was our flawed, fragile Superman (although the brother himself would say there ain’t no such thing.) Honestly, I’m still in awe of the honesty and sincerity of his work, not just the body but the depth . I am not worthy to even speak about him. I’m not worthy to write about him. I’m just not worthy, I’m still just standing in his shadow. We all are. And we will not see another like him, not ever.

Ayres wrote a very nice piece on The Rub site, and Chairman Mao wrote a great piece as well as a mini tribute mix on the Ego Trip Blog. And to paraphrase Ayres, this loss hurts more than most because Gil was ours. And today me and Kenan will be doing a very special 2 hour Gil Scott-Heron tribute show on Chances With Wolves on East Village Radio. Tune in at 4 PM East Coast Time.

Peace Go With You, Brother. As-Salaam-Alaikum.

Valentines Day

Edited because I forgot about the big news which is I will be guesting today with my homies on what is one of the best places for music on the planet – EastVillageRadio.com with the one and only Chances With Wolves show. Kenan, Kray and Mikey Palms with every so often surprise guest Ricky Powell, and today featuring special guests Cosmo Baker (that is me) and the legendary Steve Arrington. We’re going to be playing LOVE SONGS, SON. And we are also going to be rapping with Steve about all sorts of cool stuff, including his new project on Stones Throw.

So I’ve been working on this year’s Valentines themed mix and, because I’ve tried a completely different approach to it I wasn’t able to complete it for the 14th (today, eeesh, sorry Vicky!) It should be up soon and I hope it will still be as relevant to this year’s “love” theme – cause it’s relevant to me. This one is like pulling teeth to make it EXACTLY what I want it to be like, the picture in my head that is. With that being said, this is a day for love and for lovers so I couldn’t let it slip by me. You guys know ME by now. So here’s my Valentines Roll from a few years ago, just for posterity’s sake.

I saw a TV commercial the other day and it said something that really struck a chord. Something along the lines of this holiday isn’t about you, it’s about us. I like that, I like that a lot. So hopefully you can enjoy this and listen to it with that certain special someone that warms a every single corner of your heart. And if you can’t be with them, listen to this and think about them. Any way you want to cut it, Here’s to us…

Cosmo Baker “Valentines Roll”

The Friends Of Distinction “Going In Circles”
Aretha Franlkin “Call Me”
Donny Hathaway “I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know”
Rick James & Teena Marie “Fire & Desire”
Curtis Mayfield “Sweet Exorcist”
James Brown “That’s My Desire”
Otis Redding “That’s How Strong My Love Is”
Sam Cooke “Bring It On Home To Me”
Irma Thomas “Ruler Of My Heart”
Al Green “Simply Beautiful”
The Isley Brothers “Voyage To Atlantis”
George Harrison “I’d Have You Anytime”
Stevie Wonder “I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)”
Patrice Rushen “Settle For My Love”
Prince “Adore”
Quincy Jones “The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite)”
René & Angela “Your Smile”
The Isley Brothers “Fire & Rain”
The Smith Connection “Rainy Days & Mondays”
Darondo “Listen To My Song”
The Beach Boys “Forever”
Rita Wright “I Can’t Give Back The Love I Feel For You”
Black Ivory “Got To Be There”
Brenda Russell “So Good, So Right”
Bonnie Pointer “More And More”
David Bowie “Can You Hear Me”
Earth, Wind & Fire “Can’t Hide Love”
The Rolling Stones “Let It Loose”
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell “If This World Were Mine”
East Of Underground “I Love You”
The Delfonics “Walk Right Up To The Sun”
The New Birth “You Are What I’m All About”
Steely Dan “Any Major Dude”
Bill Withers “Can We Pretend”

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  • Cosmo Baker’s Top Ten Records Of May

    DJ Stuart "Re-Work V2"
    Wet "All The Ways" (Branchez Remix)
    De La Soul "Beautiful Night"
    Phife "Nutshell"
    With You "Ghost" feat. Vince Staples (Major Lazer Remix)
    Tall Black Guy "The Heart Of The Town"
    KRNE "I'll Be Good"
    Hoodboi "Closer"
    Drake "With You" Feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR
    Christopher Cross "Ride Like The Wind" (Joey Negro Dub Disco Mix)

    BAKERS DOZEN BONUS

    Club Cheval "Discipline"
    Mura Masa "What If I Go"
    Kate Bush "Why Should I Love You?"

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