Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Latest Listens through the morning of 12/13/06
Current mood: good
Category: Music


Classic 80s Mix
Metallica: Ride the Lightning
Autechre: Amber
Bugz in the Attic: Back in the Dog House
Gilles Petterson: Back in Brazil
Hawtin: De9 Transitions
John Acquaviva: 3/17/01 (Thanks Paxahau!)
Hawtin: Movement 06 (Paxahau!!)
Donald Glaude: Movement 06 (Paxahau!!!)
J Dilla: Donuts
Eminem: Encore
Ayres & Baker: HipHouse
Outkast: Idlewild
James Figurine: Mistake Mistake Mistake
Tom Middleton: Sounds of the Cosmos DISC 2
Audioslave: Out of Exile
Eagles of Death Metal: Peace, Love and Death Metal
Fleetwood Mac: Rumors
Plastikman: Selections 1990-2000
Justice: Waters of Nazareth
Tom Vek: We Have Sound (do yourself a favor, buy it, download it, whatever)
Public Enemy: YO! Bum Rush the Show
Jay-Z: Kingdome Come (thanks Johnny!)
Diddy: Press Play (thanks Johnny)
Clipse: Hell Hath No Fury (Johnny again…)
The Verve: A Northern Soul
Radiohead: The Bends
Peace Orchestra: Peace Orchestra
Stacey Pullen: Fabric 14
Spiritualized: Ladies and Gentleman….
New Order: Substance
Hall and Oates: Big Bam Boom
Wilco: Being There
Bob Seger: Face the Promise
Too Many DJs: Radio Soulwax 2
Alison Marks: Groovetech Radio 2003 (?)
Nick at Nite: Christmas Classics
..I’m certain I’ve missed some (including a few courtesy of one John DeMarco).
ON DECK: Girl Talk


Currently listening :
Game Over
By Bark Psychosis
Release date: 15 November, 2005

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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Music through 11/16/2006
Current mood: tense shoulders, relaxed mind
Category: tense shoulders, relaxed mind Music


Galaxie 500: On Fire

Galaxie 500: This Is Our Music

Galaxie 500: Today

Vince Watson: Kinetic Mix

Surgeon: OldMeetsNew

Elton John: Madman Across the Water

Metallica: Ride the Lightning

Jamie Lidell: Multiply

Jaga Jazzist: The Stix

Killing Joke: Brighter Than a Thousand Suns

…I almost forgot

Masada: Live Sevilla 2000

Peter Bjorn and John: Writer’s Block

Sinead O’Connor: The Lion and the Cobra


Currently listening :
Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space
By Spiritualized
Release date: 01 July, 1997

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Friday, November 10, 2006

Latest Listens thru 11/10/06
Category: Music



Rolling Stones: Exile on Main Street

Black Sabbath: Paranoid

Smokin’ Joe Mix: Mixmag August 06 (?)

Richie Hawtin Mix: Mixmag Sept 06 (?)

Bob Seger: Live Bullet

Common Market: Common Market

Killing Joke: Classics, Rarities and B-Sides

Autechre: Amber

Bugz in the Attic: Back in the Doghouse

Kevin Reynolds: Live in Berkley

Rich Carrick: May 06

Plastikman: Selections 1990-2000

…and tonight, Seger live in Saginaw!


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Friday, November 03, 2006

Latest Listens…through 11/3/06


Hawtin: 5/27/06 Masonic Temple

Michael Geiger: 7/3/06

Josh Wink: 6/30/06 Tastefest

Phish: 12/7/95

Out of Sight Soundtrack

Mickey Mouse’s Children Favorites

yep, that’s about it.  been too busy.  dammnit.


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Monday, October 16, 2006

Latest Listens: The Wedding Playlist 10/8/06


On October 8th I got to marry by best friend and I also got to design the entire wedding playlist.  Keep in mind that if I’d played Phish, Dead and some select electronic artists, the reception [of the music] may not have went over very well, so while going broad, I tried to keep it accessible.  Here’s what I came up with.


Gerry Rafferty: Baker Street

Bob Seger: Night Moves

Roy Ayers: Everybody Loves the Sunshine

Beatles: Here Comes the Sun

US: Where the Streets Have No Name

Oasis: Morning Glory

Beatles: Got To Get You Into My Life

Oasis: Supersonic

Lionel Richie: All Night Long

Bob Seger: Mainstreet

Beta Band: Pure For

Beatles: In My Life

Foreigner: Waiting For A Girl Like You

Phish: Waste

Kruder and Dorfmeister: High Noon into….Definition…into

Lunch Music:

Horace Silver: Cape Verdean Blues (entire album) into…

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (entire album) into…

Post-Cocktail Music:

Grateful Dead: Help On the Way/Slipnot>Franklin’s

Bill Withers: Lovely Day

Beatles: Good Day Sunshine

Oasis: Rock n Roll Star

Journey: Don’t Stop Believin’

Bob Seger: You’ll Accompany Me

Oasis: Wonderwall

Beatles: Carry That Weight

Jermaine Stewart: We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off

Culture Club: Karma Chameleon

The Outfield: Your Love

The Verve: Blue

K9 Posse: This Beat Is Military

The Police: Every Little Thing She Does

Paul Simon: 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover

U2: I Will Follow

Eddy Grant: Electric Avenue

MC Breed: Ain’t No Future…

Hall & Oates: I Can’t Go For That

Beta Band: Assessment

Rick Springfield: Jessie’s Girl

MC Hammer: Let’s Get It Started

Michael: Don’t Stop…

Gomez: Get Miles

Kenny Loggins: Footloose

Def Leppard: Pour Some Sugar On Me

Hall & Oates: Rich Girl

MC Hammer: U Can’t Touch This

Beta Band: Space

Billy Ocean: Suddenly

Billy Ocean: When the Goin’ Gets Tough….


Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Latest Listens: 9/16 – 9/19/06
Current mood: cranky


Razorlight: Razorlight

Orson:Bright Idea

Geto Boys: The Geto Boys (classic.)

Metallica: Blindman’s Ball

Adam Beyer: Stereotypes

Crackhaus: Spells Disaster

The Scruffs: Wanna Meet the Scruffs

Fleetwood Mac:Rumors

Miscellaneous 80s mix: includes Wings,  Tesla, Bon Jovi, Yaz…..

Joe Walsh: So What

Joe Walsh: Barnstorm



Friday, September 15, 2006

Latest Listens: 9/12 – 9/15/06
Category: Music


Oh boy look how fucking cool I am.  I listen to the coolest shit on the earth.  I try sooooo hard.

Steve Lawler: Viva Series (man this dude can pick some tunes)

Saint Vitus: Heavier Than Thou

James Figurine: Mistake Mistake Mistake

Jay-Z: The Blueprint 2002

Whomadewho: Whomadewho

Black Grass: Black Grass (where was I when this was releases, this is an astounding album – hints of soul, hip hop, electronica…yum)

Ozzy: Blizzard of Ozzz

DJ Shadow: The Outsider

and I’m listening to this in the car, what a treat!


Monday, September 11, 2006

Latest Listens: 9/7 – 9/11
Current mood: working
Category: Music


Tosca: J.A.C.

Ryan Adams and Elton John: Crossroads

Razorlight: Razorlight (brilliant)

Marc Houle: Bay of Figs (sick, sick, sick)

Orson: Bright Idea  (’s brilliant too)

Bugz in the Attic: Back in the Doghouse

Lochi: Route 001

Saint Vitus: Heavier Than Thou (bring the pain!!)

Metallica: LIVE 2/13/83 (I still remember riding on the bus listening to Tony Petrocielli’s copy of Ride the Lightning…good ol’ Metallica)

Cristian Varela: Intecnique02 (outstanding mix cd, track selections are stupid good)

Bill Withers: Lean On Mean the best of Bill Withers (except the title track, because it was my class song and I hated it then and I hate it now…sorry to be so negative on this one)

what a great week for music, I discovered some gems.


Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Latest Listens 8/30 through today…
Current mood: pissed off
Category: Music


Killing Joke: Brighter Than a Thousand Suns

M.I.A.: Arular

Jaga Jazzist: A Living Room Hush

Minimize 2 Maximize

Damon and Naomi: Song To The Siren

Fog: 10th Ave. Freakout

Trey Anastasio: Shine (come on fucker, put the band back together)

The Raconteurs: Broken Boy Soldier

The Verve: The Acoustic Sessions

Tom Middleton: Crazy Covers

Bassbin Twins: EP1

Bassbin Twins: EP 2

David Bowie: Alladin Sane 30th Anniversary Edition

Los Hermanos: On Another Level

EL-P: Company Flow is DEAD

Morphine: Detroit Bootleg

Tosca: J.A.C.

Out of Sight Original Soundtrack


Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Latest Listens 8/14/06 through today
Category: Music


Fleetwood Mac: Bare Trees

The Warlocks: Surgery

Phoenix: It’s Never Been Like That (silly sick good, these guys rule)

Otis Redding: Ultimate

Phish: Undermind (come on guys, get back together, you’re all alive, it’s wrong not to be playing out together)

Chris Fortier: Balance 07 (all three discs, great set)

2 Live Crew: As Nasty As They Wanna Be (classic filth)

Edan: Beauty and The Beat (although I own a promotional copy, annoying)

Lily Allen: Alright Still (newest edition to the collection, what a voice and a great album start to finish…damn youngsters)

Pete Heller: Dirty Grooves

Brian Eno: Music For Films

Cinematic Orchestra: The Man With the Movie Camera

Tom Vek: We Have Sound (absolutely brilliant)

Krishna Das: Pilgrim Heart

Terry Reid: Bang Bang, You’re Terry Reid

Pink Floyd: More

Q 80s Covers Sampler

Mixmag Aug 06: Smokin’ Joe

big props to Stonz/Rimz Dave for the dirty filthy minimal set he graced his basement with last Thursday night






Friday, August 18, 2006

Latest Listens: w/o 8/14
Current mood: anxious


Birdy Nam Nam: Birdy Nam Nam

Carl Craig: More Songs About..

Lupe The Gorilla: Farenheit 1/15 III

Mobius Band: The Loving Sounds of Static

Jori Hulkkonen: Helsinki Mix

Gordon Lightfoot: Greatest Hits

Common: Like Water For Chocolate

Sascha Funke: Boogy Bytes

Film School: Film School

Dirt Crew: First Chapter

Jay Dee/J Dilla: Unreleased Beats vol. 3

DJ Surgeon: Glade Festival 7/14/06

and I actually went to a movie….




Friday, August 11, 2006

Latest Listens w/o 8/7
Current mood: restless


I am Kloot – Gods and Monsters

Ryan Adams – 29

The Pixies: Doolittle

Kyuss: 2/3/95 (there is no band out there now that does it like these guys used to do, including QOTSA)

Phish: Hampton Comes Alive (both shows)

Pink Floyd: Pulse (Syd’s passing and the concert airing on PBS inspired me)

Led Zeppelin: Boxed Set II (why did I buy both sets when they were released, now I need to go back and buy all of the individual albums…although between vinyl and cassettes, I have most of them)

Jamie Lidell: Mulitply (best album of 2005)

Earth 2: Special Low Freq…..

Janet Jackson: Design of a Decade (yeah that’s right, I said it…)

Mobius Band: City vs. Country

DJ Ayres and Cosmo Baker: Hip House (these guys are sick, if you can’t bring in a live DJ or just suck at making mix tapes, buy The Rub (Ayres, Cosmo Baker and DJ Eleven) and your party will be rockin’)

The Editors: The Back Room

Common: Be

Common: Like Water For….

My Morning Jacket: Z

Terry Lee Brown Jr.: Chocolate Chords

Black Milk: Sound of the City vol. 1

The Big Lebowski Soundtrack

Richie Hawtin: Selections 1990-2000

J Dilla: Donuts

J Dilla: Unreleased Beats 3

Holla if you’ve got some listening suggestions….I’m always open to hearing something new. 




Monday, July 31, 2006

Latest Listens..past few weeks


Deadbeat and Crackhause: Untitled


The Warlocks: Surgery

Phil and Phriends: 4/17/99

Villalobos and Luciano: 7/15/06

Slam and Jeff Mills: Essential Mix 7/9/06

Surgeon: 5/27/06

DJ Trench: Summer Science Mix

Steve Lawler: 7/9/06

Grizzly Bear: Yellow House
Mike Oxus: Rise of the Maschines

Adam Beyer: 7/18/06

Hawtin: 7/14/06

Luciano: 5/5/06

Bassbin Twins vs. Marine Parade

Audio: Fabric 27

Common: Like Water..

Gilles Peterson: Back to Brazil

Earth: Earth 2….

Fleetwood Mac: Bare Trees

Mew: …Glass Handed Kites

…and I am reading…




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Friday, June 23, 2006

Latest Listens w/o 6/19


After being everywhere from Vegas to Taylor in the past two weeks, my listening had been stymied….

Elton John: Madman Across the Water

The Rub: Live Vol. 3


James Holden: At The Controls

Jamie Lidell: Multiply Additions



Friday, June 09, 2006

Latest Listens: w/o 6/5/06


Richie Hawtin: Selections 1990-2000

Test Icicles: For Screening Purposes Only

The Black Keys: Thickfreakness

Drive-By Truckers: A Blessing and A Curse

Josh Hight: MySpace Tracks

 Trevor Wilkes: Stroked Mix May 06

Jamie Lidell: Multiply Additions

UR: Interstellar Fugitives

Switch Mix: Mixmag April 06

Richie Hawtin Mix: Mixmag May 06

Malcolm Gladwell: The Tipping Point



Currently listening :
Keys to the World
By Richard Ashcroft
Release date: 21 February, 2006

Thursday, June 01, 2006


Latest Listens w/o 5/29


It was a short week…

CHOICE OF THE WEEK:  Jamie Lidell: Multiply Additions

Laurent Garnier: 30

James Holden: At The Controls

Mogwai: Mr. Beast

Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Ghostly: Idol Tryouts vol. 2

Bagman: Trax

Malcom Gladwell: The Tipping Point

Moodyman: Silent Introduction

Sebo K: Horizons (EP)

Gotan Project: Lunatico

Janet Jackson: Design of a Decade (yeah I like Janet, so what bitch)

Peace Division: Blacklight Sleaze (promo EP)

Spank Rock: Yo Yo Yo Yo

The Rub: Hip House

and currently reading…..I had to see what all the hype’s been about for the past two years.    And it ain’t bad.


Currently listening :
Head On
By Super_Collider
Release date: 09 November, 1999

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Friday, May 26, 2006

Latest Listens w/o 5/22
Current mood: Listening to Pete Tong….


The Rub: Goin’ Back to Cali

Wolfmother: Wolfmother

The Raconteurs: Broken Boy Soldiers

Madlib: Beat Konducta vol.1

DAT Politics: Wow Twist

Dark Mountain Group: Lose Control EP

The Smiths: Strangeways….

Lyrics Born: Same Shit…

Tom Vek: We Have Sound

Tom Verlaine: Songs and Other Things

Surgeon: OldMeetsNew

Kem: Album II

REM: Green

Super Collider: Head On and Raw Digits

Beans: Only

Mixmag May 06: Richie Hawtin mix

Ian Pooley: Souveniors

Carole King: Tapestry

Elton John: Madman Across the Water

We Are Scientiests: With Love and Squalor

Ricardo Villalobos: Salvador

Dennis Desantis: Live at Panacea




Friday, May 19, 2006

Latest Listens: w/o 5/15/06
Current mood: energetic
Category: Music


Dirt Crew: The First Chapter

Elton John: Madman Across the Water

Ricardo Villalobos: Salvador

Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Rosin Murphy: Ruby Blue

Blim: Triple J Friday Afternoon set 4/7/06

Justice: Waters of Nazareth

The Rub: Goin’ Back to Cali

J Dilla: Donuts

Rich Carrick: May 06

Super Collider: Raw Digits

Soundgarden: Superunknown

Eric B and Rakim: Paid in Full

Lyrics Born: Same Shit…

Steve Lawler: One Nation 1/7/06

Derrick May: 4/22/06 THANK YOU PAXAHAU!!!

Carl Craig: 4/22/06 THANK YOU PAXAHAU!!!




Currently listening :
Silent Shout
By Knife
Release date: 04 April, 2006



Friday, May 12, 2006

Latest Listens
Current mood: Listening to: ChrisnezmixApr06 (thanks Little Det
Category: Listening to: ChrisnezmixApr06 (thanks Little Det Music


Platinum Pied Pipers: Triple P

Elton John: Madman Across the Water (for real, EJ kicks it)

David Gilmour: On An Island (Divsion Bell Part II? – Nice to hear fresh stuff out of Gilmour though, too bad he and Roger couldn’t piece it together after the brief reunion at Live8 and get a tour rolling)

Red Hot Chili Peppers: Stadium Aradium (good, but probably could have condensed this into a single CD)

Earth: Hex

Otis Redding: The Ultimate Otis Redding

The Flaming Lips: Yoshimi Battles….

Van Morrison: Astral Weeks

Bob Moses: When Elephants Dream of Music

Pink Floyd: Animals

moe.: 3.17.06

Vince Watson: Detroit Classics vol 1

Rich Carrick: May 06 mix

Miles Davis: Cellar Door Sessions disc 1

CSN: CSN Box Set disc 3

..and I read this bad boy in about 5 days….bring on Vegas


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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Latest Listens w/o 5/1
Current mood: curious


The Rub: Live vol. 3

Josh Hight

Mixmag March 06: Switch

The Flaming Lips: At War With The Mystics

The Rub: Live vol. 4

Richie Hawtin: Live at Chemistry

Surgeon: 7.10.05

Surgeon: FIXED

The Rub: Goin’ Back to Cali

Alex Smoke: Paradolia

The Rub: Lemon-Red Series

2LiveCrew: As Nasty As They Wanna Be

Check out Josh Hight’s music at   

and to pimp one more, check out The Rub in Lansing (Temple Bar) on June 1, if you’re outside of MI, check their MySpace   for dates near you


Currently listening :
2 Many Dj’s! Pt. 8
By 2 Many Dj’s!
Release date: 09 December, 2003

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Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Cruiseaholics Unite!!
Current mood: contemplative


Brilliant Cruise piece…too bad the man’s talent can’t be full captured in a :30 spot but this is a nice start….



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Friday, April 28, 2006

Latest Listens w/o 4/24
Current mood: bouncy
Category: Music


PICK OF THE WEEK: Flaming Lips: At War With the Mystics

Ian Pooley: Souveniors

Grateful Dead: 3.18.77

Greyboy Allstars (ARE BACK!!!!): 4/8/06

Jimmy Edgar: Color Strip

Mojo Presents: Psych Out

Steve Bug: Da Minimal Funk 2

James Holden: At the Controls

Mono: You Are There

Drive By Truckers: A Blessing and A Curse

Flaming Lips: Yoshimi Battles….

Coldcut: Sound Mirrors

Super Collider: Head On

and check this guy’s site…yesterday it was just over 1MM hits, this morning it was nearing 4MM…


Currently listening :
By Carole King
Release date: 25 May, 1999

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Monday, April 24, 2006

Wakeboard DVD: Advance Promo (DeHendrix Productions)
Category: Movies, TV, Celebrities


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Thanks Johnny for letting me re-post


Currently listening :
The Cellar Door Sessions 1970
By Miles Davis
Release date: 20 December, 2005

Latest Listens w/o 4/17
Category: Music


Elton John: Madman Across the Water

Tom Vek: We Have Sound

She Wants Revenge: She Wants Revenge


Eagles of Death: Peace, Love, Death Metal

Jimmy Edgar: Color Strip

Luther Vandross: The Essential Luther Vandross

Lionel Richie: The Definitive Collection

and I read  Bringing Down the House in 2 days (slow reader), what a great read….



Currently listening :
We Have Sound
By Tom Vek
Release date: 25 October, 2005



Friday, April 14, 2006

Latest Listens: w/o 4/10


Steve Bug: 4/1/06 THANK YOU PAXAHAU!!

Birdi Nam Nam: Birdi Nam Nam

Radio Birdmand: The Essential ’74 – ’78

MC 900 Ft. Jesus: Killer Inside Me EP

Ozric Tentacles: Punget Effulgent

Miles Davis: The Cellar Door Sessions discs 1,2

Ghostly International: Idol Tryouts vol. 2

KEM: Album II

Spoon: Gimme Fiction

Jimmy Edgar: Color Strip

Prayers go out to Built to Spill’s Doug Martsch for a speedy recovery after surgery to repair a detached retina…and another one lost for Detroit hip-hop, RIP Proof.




Currently listening :
She Wants Revenge
By She Wants Revenge
Release date: 31 January, 2006


Friday, April 07, 2006


Latest Listens w/o 4/3…and a WMC Meltdown by Richie
Current mood: hungry


Alex Phountzi: Funk of Fury

Howie B: Turn the Dark Off

Afrika Bambaataa: United DJs of America

Verve: Northern Soul

Mott the Hoople: All the Young Dudes

We Are Scientists:  With Love and Squalor

Spoon: Gimme Fiction

Forgotten Boys: Stand by the D.A.N.C.E.

Eden: Beauty and the Beat

Derrick Ramierez: Winter 2005 Mix

AE34Mix: Autechre

Dr. Motte: Live at Globus 4.8.05

Sleeparchive: 3.25.06 (PAXAHAU RULZ!!)

Scoville Crisis: Mixed by Lee Smith

John Acquaviva: Live at Globus 4.14.05

Trevor Wilkes: Bleep Radio 3.26.06

Adam Beyer: 3.11.06

And thanks go out to Joyce for sharing this gem about a Hawtin-Carola-Dear set at WMC that went to hell….it appears Richie had a little run in with security…(is that Heavy-D playing the role of “bouncer?”)


Read the thread here –


Currently listening :
Album II
By Kem
Release date: 17 May, 2005


Thursday, April 06, 2006

EM to Kim: Lose Yourself
Current mood: Adam Beyer: 3.11.06


Eighty-two days after super-hyped second wedding, rapper files for divorce and seeks joint custody of daughter.

Adam Graham / The Detroit News


Since remarrying Kim Mathers in January, Eminem has kept a low profile. go See full image

Previous report

Eminem reties knot in high style


Since remarrying Kim Mathers in January, Eminem has kept a low profile. go See full image


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Eminem’s encore marriage to high school sweetheart Kimberley Mathers didn’t last long. In fact, the rap star filed for divorce Wednesday in Macomb County Circuit Court, 82 days after saying “I do” at a closely guarded ceremony at Rochester’s Meadow Brook Hall.

A source close to Eminem says the couple had been fighting a lot lately and in recent weeks hadn’t been sleeping under the same roof.

Eminem’s Interscope Records publicist Dennis Dennehy confirmed the split but didn’t offer any further comment.

Court papers cite the reason for divorce as “a breakdown in the marriage relationship to the extent that the objects of matrimony have been destroyed and there remains no reasonable likelihood that the marriage can be preserved” — standard language for any divorce complaint in Michigan, says Troy divorce lawyer Gil Gugni.

“That language is in every single divorce complaint,” he said. “In Michigan, there’s only one ground for divorce, and that’s it.”

Divorce filings, which also note Kim, 30, is not pregnant, say the couple entered into a prenuptial agreement a week before their Jan. 14 wedding. Properties are to be divided according to the prenup, specifics of which will likely remain private.

Eminem, 33, has asked the couple retain joint legal and physical custody of their daughter, 10-year-old Hailie Jade Scott.

“Marshall’s primary concern, and maybe his whole concern, is the best interest of his daughter,” said Em’s divorce lawyer, Harvey Hauer, who added the couple would like to maintain their privacy during the divorce proceedings.

Kim Mathers’ attorney, Michael J. Smith, told the Associated Press the filing caught his client off-guard. “It comes to us as somewhat of a surprise. But we have to deal with it, and we will deal with it,” he said.

The case will be heard by Macomb County Circuit Chief Judge Antonio Viviano, who heard the couple’s last divorce in 2001.

The divorce filing marks the latest chapter in Eminem and Kim’s notoriously up-and-down relationship.

Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III, rapped about killing Kim and disposing of her body on his debut album, 1999’s “The Slim Shady LP,” and a scene from the song is illustrated on the album’s cover. He again fantasized about murdering her in graphic detail on “Kim,” the most inflammatory track on 2000’s controversial “The Marshall Mathers LP,” but admitted in the twisted tale’s chorus, “I don’t want to go on living in this world without you.”

Eminem and Kim were first married in a small ceremony in June 1999 in St. Joseph, Mo. Mathers filed for divorce in August 2000, following a suicide attempt by Kim after an Eminem concert at The Palace of Auburn Hills. The divorce was finalized in October 2001.

By last year the couple reconciled, and Kim was seen at Eminem’s performance at a Freedom Festival fundraiser in Detroit in June. During interviews, Eminem — who won an Oscar for best song for “Lose Yourself” from his semi-autobiographical movie “8 Mile” — began referring to her again as his wife. He announced in December during an interview with WKQI-FM’s “Mojo in the Morning” show that they were planning to remarry.

They did so Jan. 14 at Oakland University’s Meadow Brook Hall in a private ceremony before family and close friends, including fellow rappers 50 Cent, Obie Trice and members of D12 and G-Unit. News crews swarmed the 70-plus-year-old, 88,000-square-foot mansion, trying to catch a glimpse of the action.

WKQI afternoon DJ Beau took about an hour’s worth of calls about the divorce on the air Wednesday. He said most of the calls were in support of Eminem.

“I think (Eminem) was being man-up,” Beau said. “He gave it another shot, and I think it’s very admirable of him (to reconcile with Kim). I think his fans admire him for giving it a second shot, especially when his fans don’t admire her.”

Eminem — whose greatest hits album “Curtain Call: The Hits” has sold 2.2 million copies since its December release and sits at No. 26 on this week’s Billboard albums chart — has been quiet since the wedding ceremony. His only public appearance in the ensuing months was during Super Bowl weekend at the Shady Bowl Super Party at Detroit’s State Theatre, where he performed briefly alongside Trice, D12 and Detroit rapper Trick Trick.

Both Eminem — who sports a “Kim: Rot in Pieces” tattoo on his chest — and Kim have battled drug addiction in the past and both have had skirmishes with the law.

Eminem was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and assault with a deadly weapon in June 2000, when he pulled a gun on a bartender he saw kissing his wife at Hot Rocks Caf in Warren. He was given two years’ probation for the incident.

Last year, Eminem checked himself into a Brighton rehab facility for dependence on sleep medication.

Kim found herself in and out of jail and rehab facilities in 2004 after she pleaded guilty to cocaine possession and a moving violation in January 2004. She was sentenced to two years’ probation for the incident.

Detroit News Staff Writer Edward L. Cardenas contributed to this report. You can reach Adam Graham at (313) 222-2284 or



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Friday, March 31, 2006

Latest Listens w/o 3/27
Current mood: complacent


Jimmy Edgar: Color Strip

Trans Am: TA

Doves: Lost Souls

Phish: Hampton Comes Alive (smattering)

Jamie Lidell: Multiply

J.Dilla: Welcome to Detroit

Mogwai: Mr. Beast

Brian Jonestown Massacre: Strung Out in Heaven

Los Hermanos: Conexion 2/12/06

Mike Lennon: Mishmash 3/17/06

Trevor Wilkes: Bleep Radio Episode 27

Cornerstone Player: 060

Tom Churchill: September 2005

Dave Pearce: Dance Anthems 3/26/06

Roger Sanchez: Live at Crobar Release Yourself

….John Peel, you are greatly missed.


Currently listening :
Chase the Sun
By Planet Funk
Release date: 21 August, 2001

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Friday, March 24, 2006

Latest Lisens w/o 3/20
Current mood: Adam Freeland: I Want Your Soul Mix (10/22/04)
Category: Adam Freeland: I Want Your Soul Mix (10/22/04) Music



The Editors: The Back Room

Broken Social Scene: Broken Social Scene

Prefuse 73: Security Screening

Company Flow: Little Johnny From the Hospitul

National Trust: Kings and Queens

Willy Mason: Where the Humans Eat

Lake Trout: Another One Lost

2 Live Crew: As Nasty As They Wanna Be (oh hell yes!! Just put it in the BUCKKKK)

Thomas Brinkman: Lucky Hands (excellent)


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Monday, March 20, 2006

Latest Listens w/o 3/13
Category: Music


Tresspassers William: Hanging

Pete Tong: Essential Selection 3/3/06

Police: Message in a Box

The Smiths: Best of Vol. 1

Robbie Hardkiss: Mixed Messages

Outkast: Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik

Big Ass Truck: Kent

Chemical Brothers: Exit Planet Dust

5ive Style: 5ive Style

Kids Soundtrack

Essential Mix: Alex Smoke 3/5/06

Essential Mix: Layo and Bushwacka 2/5/06

Derek Plaslaiko: 2/24/06

Servito, Plaslaiko, Mullinix: 9/4/04

..and a bunch of talk radio….I am officially old.


Currently listening :
Back Room
By Editors
Release date: 28 July, 2005

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Friday, March 10, 2006

How smooth are you?



Currently listening :
Mr Beast
By Mogwai
Release date: 07 March, 2006

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Latest Listens w/o 3/6
Current mood: contemplative
Category: Music


Instead of just hitting play on whatever file was qued up I actually made an effort to listen to a greater variety this week…although this blog goes to an audience of one, I have no idea why I bother to comment at all.

British Murder Boys: 9.9.2005

British Murder Boys: 9.10.2005

Q-Burns: 5/23/05 Mystery of Quesop

Q-Burns: Live at Gravy 2006

Exploited: Totally Exploited

Jeff Mills: Liquid Room

Peanut Butter Wolf : Best of

John Acquaviva: Live at Frenzy (2001)

Fatboy vs. Armand Van Helden: disc 1

Ryan Adams: 29

Mitisyahu: Live at Stubbs

Mitisyahu: Youth

Bassbin Twins: EP III

Arctic Monkeys: Whatever People Say

DJ Quik: Quick is the Name

Miles Davis: Cellar Door Sessions; disc 1-3



Currently listening :
Keys to the World
By Richard Ashcroft
Release date: 21 February, 2006

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Thursday, March 09, 2006

This DAMN game………
Current mood: John Arnold – Style and Pattern
Category: John Arnold – Style and Pattern Games …damn this game.  Damn you Monica!


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Friday, March 03, 2006

Listens w/o 2/27
Current mood: Derek Plaslaiko – 2/24/06 (HOT)


Derek Plaslaiko – 2/24/06 (Thank you Paxahau!)

Ladytron – The Witching Hour

Shaun Mac – SmacHouse

Matt Chester Mix – Feb 2006

Brian Dunn – Live at Shagged Feb 2006

Lama Surya Das – Awakening the Buddha Within

Reinhard Voigt – 11/27/03

Christian Smith – 5/29/05

Friday, February 24, 2006

Listens w/o 2/20/06
Current mood: Q Burns Abstract Message – Club Queso DJ Mix Jan 2
Category: Q Burns Abstract Message – Club Queso DJ Mix Jan 2 Music


Fleetwod Mac  – Bare Trees

Jan Jelinek – Loop Finding Jazz Records

Sadat X – Experience and Education

Josh Hight – untitled EP

Government Mule – 9/24/95

CSNY – 8/5/74

Phish – 12/4/96

MMW – 10/22/95

The Spinners – Best of

Grateful Dead – Go To Heaven

MFSB – Deep Grooves

Tom Churchill  – September 2005 (LITTLEDETROIT)

Marc Houle – 10/28/05 (Thank you Paxahau!!)

..I was lame as hell this week.  Too much talk radio.  Although I was thrilled to learn Oysterhead will be playing out again. 


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Friday, February 17, 2006

Latest Listens w/o 2/13
Current mood: Phil and Friends 2/12/06
Category: Phil and Friends 2/12/06 Music


Phil and Friends: 2/12/06

Oingo Boingo – Dead Man’s Party

Danny Tenaglia – GU Athens

Ninja Tune – Xen Cuts (disc 3)

Bob Marley – Portland ’78

Grateful Dead – 6/18/76

moe. – 1/29/06

DJ Bone – Live at Fluid 5/04

Mistress Barbara – Live in Corcosio (??)

Phish – 12/31/98 (ahhh Antelope)


Christian Smith – 5/29/05

Marco Carola – 3/6/03

John Acquaviva – 3/17/01

Dan Bell – 5/30/05




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Thursday, February 16, 2006

Jennifer Kesse
Current mood: Microsoft Outlook Remote Access


While in Orlando this past week this was a top news story and it has continued to grow to a national level (John Walsh is now in the mix, look out) – and although there are a number of blogs out there arguing over the attention the “pretty” missing people receive I believe it’s a strong cause nonetheless.  Check the site her family and friends established to help find her.

I applaud their efforts.  It was crazy to walk around Orlando and see these flyers posted everywhere.


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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

RIP J Dilla
Current mood: Richie Hawtin 9-4-05 THANK YOU PAXAHAU!!