My Block

•August 8, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Somewhere along the border of Bed Stuy and Bushwick lies a mysterious radius of blocks.

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Who is “The Illz”?

•August 5, 2010 • Leave a Comment

I don’t much about this guy but he’s a breath of fresh air to me right now. Introspective, haunting/philosophical/inspiring rhymes over moody/emotional/experimental beats… right up my musical alley. Especially feeling three of his joints: “The Appreciation”, “Melfi”, and “Dark Side of the Room”. I said enough, give it a listen…

Quick Portraits of Some Family Members

•August 5, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Some quick shots of my nephew and his wifey.

R... Shot by Avi

R... Shot by Avi

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Miracle Violence

•December 7, 2009 • 1 Comment
Avi Senna's Miracle Violence

Just in time for the holidays.

If you think nowadays hip hop is bland, you’re not alone. Acquire this album and hold it tight because it was built with you in mind. More details to come.

Keane – Nothing In My Way

•October 25, 2009 • Leave a Comment

“The turning tide.. lovers at a great divide”

Yeah I like this. And yeah, I know it’s old but so what. The lyrics are ill, talkin bout how him and wifey split but wife’s acting fly like she’s getting on with her life when he KNOWS that’s she not.  Smooth TRUE shit to sip a drink to. “For a lonely soul, you’re having such a nice time.“.

Plumb – Damaged

•October 25, 2009 • Leave a Comment

“Dreaming comes so easily..”

First time Avi heard this,  it was the background to some shitty offbeat DMX remix back in 2000. Was so struck by the melody and mami’s voice (if you can’t tell by now, I’m easily seduced by a nice female voice) that I had to do the research and find it. Loved the tune ever since.  Much later found out that it has a deeper meaning — the singer was sexually abused as a child…

Archive – Nothing Else

•October 25, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Even though I think this video has 1 or 2 high points to it, the tune is better if you listen to the song for the first time without watching the video.

Aiight so Avi listens to a lot of different types of music, but I’m a sucker for tunes with this type of somber vibe.  For some reason, slow melodic shit activates my hidden super thinking and focusing powers.  But THIS tune in particular speaks to your boy’s soul.  From the trip-hop drum track, to mami’s trance inducing voice, back to the airy strings that kick in at 1:07,  this is MUSIC.  On top of that, how she says “..and I know clipped wings make uneasy flights”  is so damn sexy, I would climb in her mime box and flirt with her.