This Time (I’m Gonna Try It My Way)
The Outsider, 2006
This is post #2 inspired by my good friend dale. He and I have been exchanging mixtapes (yes, tapes…now cds) for ten years. This is the lead-off track on the most recent mix he sent me. We usually send the track listings a few weeks after we send the cds to heighten the mystery a little and ward off each other’s prejudgments about certain artists/genres (he caught me sleeping hard on a Sizzla track back in ’99).
When I first heard this track, I didn’t have the privilege of knowing who it was and I was off by decades. I was sure it was some Eugene McDaniels unreleased track or something of that sort. When he eventually told me it was DJ Shadow some questions immediately came to mind…and they still remain…What is live? What is samples? Who’s singing? How was he able to achieve such a cohesive early 70′s sound?
Apparently there was a submit-a-video contest on youtube for song. If you search for “DJ Shadow This Time” you’ll get about 4 pages of entries, including this one that consists wholly of low-grade footage of people hoola-hooping.
>> songs are available for two weeks [4.5 MB]