Don't Tell Me How To Hold My Nuclear Bomb (says Van Hunt)

Van Hunt's new album What Were You Hoping For? is in the very early stages of rocking my world.  It's a little bit Funkadelic, a little bit Prince, a little bit Of Monreal.  Ok, and maybe a little bit Lenny Kravitz?  It's funky, sweet, bratty, smart, and I listen to it every day, which is something I haven't done in a while.

The line in the title comes from the song Plum, where he sings:

Don't tell my how to hold my nuclear bomb

Until you've resisted urge to love one

[audio:http://thesweetsnob.com/wp-content/uploads/04-van_hunt-plum.mp3|titles=Van Hunt – Plum]

Or the spectacularly rocking Watching You Go Crazy is Making Me Lose My Mind.

[audio:http://thesweetsnob.com/wp-content/uploads/02-van_hunt-watching_you_go_crazy_is_driving_me_insane.mp3|titles=Van Hunt – Watching You Go Crazy Is Driving Me Insane]

Van Hunt has a lot to offer.  His guitar playing is inspiring, and he can sing a sweet-as-honey neo-soul growl while he sings about the joys and pitfalls of cross-dressing.

Ok, one slow one, just to show how pretty his little croak is.  This is Moving Targets:

[audio:http://thesweetsnob.com/wp-content/uploads/06-van_hunt-moving_targets.mp3|titles=Van Hunt – Moving Targets]

 

this post was called: Don't Tell Me How To Hold My Nuclear Bomb (says Van Hunt)
posted by: danieltalsky
post Categories: Albums, Reviews
posted at: Friday, November 11th, 2011

Chinatown Secrets

Walk down Bowery from the Lower East Side and watch as the signs turn to Chinese.

and things are marketed a little differently,

walk into what looks like a little alley with hipsters milling about and see if you can find 9 Doyers St.

so you can walk into the (not really) secret bar of Apothéke, an amazing, fancy cocktail bar.

Notice the chandelier made from flasks.

The drinks are $15 but they're worth it.

this post was called: Chinatown Secrets
posted by: danieltalsky
post Categories: NYC, Restaurants, Reviews
posted at: Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

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