Under doctor’s orders, Sherry was to get some rest so we took the opportunity to catch up on some TV. For some reason we forgot to set HBO’s Entourage to record for the season, so thanks to OnDemand, we watched the entire 5th season in one sitting. Man, that is the only way to watch that show! Next season looks pretty promising with Vince working with Martin Scorsese.
Next to Grey’s Anatomy, Entourage has been a constant source of new music for me. I first heard TV on the Radio on Entourage, in fact. In Episode 65, titled “Play’n With Fire” during the scene where Ari flies to the “Smokejumpers” set to try to salvage a bad situation, a very funky, grungy song called “Dignity” by the UK band The Heavy is playing. It features very prominently in the scene and with it’s lifted instantly recognizable slap and tambourine percussion from “Gimme Good Loving” by the Spencer Davis Group it sticks in yer skull.
The Heavy is a band from the UK who are on the great HipHop and Electronica label Ninja Tune. In addition to their own stable of artists, Ninja Tune distributes Quannum for the rest of the world. “Dignity” is from the band’s 2007 debut release Great Vengeance & Furious Fire. They are primarily guitarist Dan Taylor and vocalist Kelvin Swaby. This band kind of takes the stripped down blues of The Black Keys and funks it up a bit. Lots of interesting samples provide the beats. This album is going to ride on my iPhone for a while!
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Click Here to Listen to “Dignity” by The Heavy on Hype Machine (click the play arrow)