Copy, Right?

The following is a note I sent to the SEM list in response to a thread that started with this seemingly simple query (if not so easily answered). I felt the need to add my two cents after reading this post. I’ve added a couple more links, including one to a pdf version of the […]

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What’s Real eHood?

Hot off a week of steady jukeboxin, I got to see/hear/feel DJ Nehpets — Chicago radio’s juke ambassador — alongside localtronix partyrockers Flosstradamus Friday night at Sonotheque. It was a treat to hear those bassy beats through something other than my laptop, and I love that juke — at least as represented by Nehpets — […]

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Linkthink #4083: AfroCaribEdition

Solo Plena: a frequently updated Panamanian “plena” blog (that means reggae there, y’know), showing that Panama’s reggae scene, as reinvigorated and reshaped as it may have been by the reggaeton explosion, continues apace. &nuff Pma plena pon YouTube too, classic a nuevo here’s El General doing his best Don Dada — and Aldo Ranks puttin […]

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U Go Chop My Dollar?

Nice try, Mr.CHRISTIAN OSITA ASAPUO, but you nah go chop my dollar with that ol’ 419 spamscam. Still, I admire your persistence and politeness. Mr.NKEM OSUOFIA OWOH, on the other hand, well, he’s just plain in-your-face about it. I admire that, too — Background here. [thx, tones!]

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imeem, i’m sayin

Talk about too much music. Was readying a post on all the pods I cast (or subscribe to, that is), but then I get pointed to a Soca 2k7 playlist on some mysite called imeem — The soca 2k7 are verrrrrry r and b. I thought it would be interesting for your work. The soca […]

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D-Day or We-Day?

cross posted to freethedjs.com Accding to this MTV spot, Lil Wayne, among others, appears totally unwilling to challenge the RIAA’s position on mixtapes (despite them playing an essential role in launching or revitalizing many a rapper’s career). Pull quote via the Diplomats’ DukeDaGod: If they had a mixtapes seminar, that would be hot. Have the […]

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Taking the Boat to the Bank

Got a brief review of Pitbull’s El Mariel in this week’s Phoenix. As it happens, I also have a quotation in another, longer review by Jose Davila for the Miami New Times, also published this week. In short, I like the album, esp any tracks propelled by Mr.Collipark’s ATLien Afro-Cubist crunkstep, and i admire Pitbull’s […]

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Free the Mixtape Makers

You prolly heard already, but I gotta add my voice to the chorus — The RIAA CIAA (!) continues desperately chasing its own tail — and seriously disrupting people’s lives in the process. This time they’re not suing grandmas or grandkids, they’re arresting mixtape DJs — people who crucially promote their product — and seizing […]

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LatinAmerican YouTubosphere on Lock

Sin duda, William Hung ain’t got nothin’ on Ecuador’s latest YouTuboSensaciĆ³n — Delfin Quishpe. I learned of Delfin via an Ecuadorian blogger named Jaime, who after seeing my own post (or two) on the subject, pointed me to a piece he had himself written recently about the ol’ Perreo Chacalonero. Here’s how Jaime put me […]

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Linkthink #4082: Music Things

MP3 for Africa ! (cross-posted) — the snappy, statty hook: If every American would buy 10 songs by African Artists, we would DOUBLE the amount of money the US is currently sending to Africa. (also germane) (also ghislain) the Boston Typewriter Orchestra (thx, mr.twink) Claire Chanel offers up another triple-slow screw: this time, Ciara’s “Promise” […]

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Imagination has beenlost

Likewhat Jose Dali said about my fairy tale character Crab-Mac-Claw orAlice Garibaldi’s view of my computer drafts of sculptures in Rome. They copy someone else’s style. Frederic the Frog is main character in "Frederic the Frog and Elias the Elephant". Order Asbjorn Lonvig art posters with printed passepartoutonline at ArtWanted. It’s about my decision to […]

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Smackademics

Much as I like to bellyache bout the NYT, you gotta love it when they let pomo philosophers pen op-eds about politricks. And even if (sadly — for all of us, not just him) Zizek’s mostly remixing his ol’ desert of the real spiel, I was totally tickled to see him — in so many […]

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Our Specialty

Got a piece in this week’s Phoenix on some recent reissues of classic rhythm&blues and early rock’n’roll c/o the Specialty label. Fans of my Blogariddims mix should note that that’s where I happened upon Percy Mayfield’s “Louisiana.” But, as mentioned in the review, my favorite recording on all the discs is the absolutely unfuckwitable acapella […]

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