So, yesterday was my 33rd birthday. In the proper form, it was celebrated with much vinyl. I bought some records at a very nice little local store in Brooklyn, and Marc bought me some more, along with some books. It was an excellent haul: She, REM, Wire, the 45s, PIL, the Rezillos, and, much to my great delight, the Beastie Boys. Specifically, their first grown-up album, and what many of us deem their best album, Paul's Boutique. It was the perfect gift for a newly minted Brooklyn-dwelling New Yorker, and I even know what intersection the cover is at! In honor of me being so old and this being Labor Day weekend, I'm taking the rest of the day off from blogging. Until then, enjoy this mix made off the Beastie Boys. Leave your own mixes in comments. Or comment about whatever you like. Open thread.


Original song: "Hey Ladies" by the Beastie Boys

I was sad that the original video, which is hilarious, was not embeddable. But you can still play the song from this webpage.

1) "Award Tour" by A Tribe Called Quest

2) "Let Me Ride" by Dr. Dre, feat. Snoop Dogg & RBX

3) "Who Am I?" by Snoop Dogg

4) "Fight The Power" by Public Enemy

5) "Express Yourself" by NWA

6) "Me Myself & I" by De La Soul

7) "Ready Or Not" by the Fugees

8) "C.R.E.A.M." by Wu-Tang

9) "I Get Around" by 2-Pac

10) "Sure Shot" by the Beastie Boys

Videos behind the fold. Dance your asses off! It's a long weekend. I know I plan to. (Even though it's New York.)

And in honor of dancing in New York City: