Archive for July, 2008

July 31st, 2008

Linkthink #6409: Tierra del Fuego

videyoga :: cabide DJ com nariz! (grandmaster flash would approve)

July 31st, 2008

Goodness Gracious

Great bailes of fire! Watch Cabide DJ rock the sampler de fogo —

Can you imagine how that machine would go over in Jamaica?

If all works out in the forbidding world of international travel, Cabide will be touring the US this fall, including stops at such Boston-area bastions of Brazil as Club Lido and Pufferbellies and also, if we can make it happen, at a Beat Research / Todo Mundo / Bass Invaders thang too.

Can you imagine how the sampler de fogo would go over in customs?

sez Gregzinho, who knows Cabide

I told him there’s no way in hell he’ll be allowed to bring that on an airplane . . .


July 30th, 2008

Linkthink #1033: Oldies One Oh Three

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July 28th, 2008

Linkthink #0443: New American Menschery

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July 25th, 2008

Nico Nico Video (6 Month Version)

It’s hard to believe, but Nico passed the 6 month mark a week ago.

I’ve been working intermittently on a Nico Concreto followup charting the last few months (the latter half of ol’ girl’s life), and tho I’m not completely satisfied with what I’ve assembled, if I don’t share it soon she’ll have become (if she’s not already) a totally different creature making new and exciting sounds and I’ll have an unwieldy amount of material on my hands (if I don’t already).

Enough kvetching already, here it is — a bit of “video music,” as DJ Flack would call it, with a little extra audio added and a less-than-stalwart commitment to the unities. Still, tho I play around a bit with time and pitch, for most of the piece the rhythms and melodies and chordal stabs are all indubitably Nico’s —

In contrast to the 0-3 month version, here I sacrifice any sense of faithful chronological order and focus instead on putting together a little musical vignette embodying a small slice of Nico’s ordinary soundworld for the last few months. For all its brevity (2.5 min), I understand the pace may be a little slow. I leave some loops to loop a little so that the awesomely serendipitous bits and pieces she plays accrue their own logic, but there’s less pure repetition here than a cursory glance may reveal. More often, a variation plays out, another voice enters, a new or familiar loop cuts in.

No one, I suspect — not even Rebecca (who thinks this could be half as long and much more varied) — will look on this with the same rapture and delight as I. That’s ok. Hope some of you enjoy anyway.

July 24th, 2008

How Fi Rob

Reminiscent of Fiddy’s early breakout track, the mighty Macka Diamond — of you nuh ready fame — shakes down the dancehall pantheon to hilarious effect on her new jam “Robbery” —

     >> Macka Diamond, “Robbery”

I esp appreciate the Junior Reid and Mavado bits.

You may notice that the riddim propelling Macka D’s stealing spree sounds a little familiar. That’s because it’s basically the Martial Arts, released by Kings of Kings in 2001. Now, just 7 years later, dancehall stylee has come around such that Scatta could give it a minimal relick and make it sound absolutely contemporary. Gotta love di riddim meth0d!

Which raises the question: is it robbery to rip off oneself?

(2002)Martial Arts Riddim***

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July 22nd, 2008

Linkthink #833: Beyond a Boundary

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July 17th, 2008

Linkthink #328: Me So Corny

videyoga :: (h/t giessel)

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July 16th, 2008

Outside the Lines

You may have heard of the Lincoln-Obama “street art” mashup (gone awry?) here in Boston. It’s a striking image. And the Warholian facsimile effect / color scheme and larger-than-lifeness of the series — plus that (supposedly) unauthorized eye-patch — make it all the more arresting.

Charlie’s got plans for it (tonight) — and, from the Gallery XIV director, news!

The kids have been mobilized,
and they are starting to get pretty excited.
So far I’ve brought all my older groups (about 80 kids) to see the
wall , talk about it, and start creating their own colored versions.
Check out the pic of our first batch.
Much more to come … lots of potential directions.
What’s most exciting to me is this contagious feeling of empowerment
that is growing as the kids realize the connection between making an
artistic statement and becoming involved in the political process.
Most of them are too cool to admit it yet (at least to me).
More pics and maybe video to come.


The kids’ versions are vivid and provocative —

& it looks like they had some fun in the process —

more like these !

July 15th, 2008

Linkthink #93877: We Want Easy

videyoga :: (wowowomfg thx kevin!)


July 14th, 2008

Linkthink #2111: Make It Take It?

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