December 15th, 2009

Riddim Meth0d Riposte

Sadly, our ol’ group blog, Riddim Meth0d (actually, named after the article), has fallen into disuse and disrepair, w/ 400,000 unmoderated comments and countless foreign phishing outposts that have long slipped past the outmoded filters — not to mention, no new posts for almost 2 years now. I myself last posted there back in May 2007. I suppose I stopped in part because of a certain lack of collective drive, but also because I had enough — any and all, really — that I wanted to say here. (It was always hard to decide what should go there, as opposed to and/or cross-posted here.)

For a time, though, back in 2005-06, I was approaching Riddim Meth0d as its own special space for sharing what I’ve called musically-expressed ideas about music — things that I felt were especially consistent with our Mission Statement:

music leads us into the world.

music connects us with each other.

music speaks volumes about who we are and where we’re at.

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we speak with music as well as words.

we are beat-matching, beat-mashing, and beat-fashioning people.

we dub history, version worlds, retrace tributaries, spin stories.

we see music as performance, riddim as method.

we are media restructurists.

we like to share.

-the riddim methodists

Mostly, I was posting what we might think of as “pedagogical mashups” — juxtapositions of tracks that seemed to signify on each other in interesting, even instructive, ways. I think many of them have held up over the years, and so, while we wait for Riddim Meth0d to receive the museum treatment (probably relocating, embalmed & phishy-free, to one of our own sites), in the meantime, just for my own records (and perhaps for some who missed the posts the first time around), I’m going to be reposting a bunch of my favorite contributions to the site right here at W&W. Just a headsup–

You’ll be able to browse them with this tag.

2 Comments

  • 1. wayneandwax.com » s&hellip  |  December 15th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    […] is the first in a series of several reblogged posts from the now defunct Riddim Meth0d blog. I figured I'd start with some seasonally appropriate fare, so look for a couple more X-mas related […]

  • 2. wayneandwax.com » L&hellip  |  February 11th, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    […] their kindred “cover” versions — for many years now, first at (the now defunct) Riddim Meth0d, then on my own site and more recently at Vimeo (where I can show the two tracks playing […]

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I'm a techno-musicologist, internet annotator, imagined community organizer.

I left my <3 in the digital global, but I reside in Cambridge, MA, where I'm from.

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