February 8th, 2009

El GaTo VoLaDoR

thx to bill@immanentdiscursivity for sharing this hilariously awesome lookinassnigga-style google-img setting for el chombo’s pre-chacarron reggae/ton panameƱo classic, “el gato volador” —

i wonder how this might shed light on ethanz’s cute-cat theory?


  • 1. Birdseed  |  February 8th, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Who are the immanent discursivity guys anyway? I notice videos from this site appearing on their blog all the time, but there’s a bunch of other great material too, most of which I really enjoy. They seem to be able to steer clear of the obvious and both trawl great blog stuff and do good YouTube searches, and post it in timely and interesting way despite the limited format. Pity about the lack of a comment function (aka “asocial media”) but otherwise one of my fave blogs.

  • 2. wayneandwax  |  February 8th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    I don’t know whether they’re willing to out themselves (despite winning such fans!), and perhaps bill/bruitus will be annoyed that I’ve given away his Christian name. In short, not to kill the mystery too much, the contributors are ethnomusicology grad students based in NY. Why they blog anonymously, I dunno. Too cheeky for prospective employers?

  • 3. dj flack  |  February 9th, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    When it comes to cat raps its still hard to top this one …. “lookin’ ass kitty”


  • 4. Birdseed  |  February 10th, 2009 at 4:44 am

    Yeah it’s a bit strange. Some of the Youtube-detecting (or the stealing from other blogs? The non-attribution thing is another gripe I have) is brilliant, like the series of almost twenty globally-distributed Dragostea Din Tei covers they found last month. Shouldn’t that kind of skill be supported by employers?

  • 5. wayneandwax  |  February 10th, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Oh man, Flack. “Lookin Ass Kitty” is great. I should have thought to search for that when the video posted above reminded me of the whole “lookin-ass” phenomenon. Thx!

    I hear you on the “asocial” aspects of that blog, Birdseed. Not sure what to make of it myself. Sometimes I don’t feel the need to tip my hat, esp for particularly memey things that just seem to be going around, but obviously — as with this post — sometimes I feel a little attribution is warranted, and a collegial gesture of sorts.

    Re: supported by employers, we can only hope. Interestingly, I happened to be in conversation with some prospective employers just yesterday, and we were all talking about how necessary it is becoming to value something like blogging alongside more traditional forms of research and “service.” Someday. Perhaps before too long.

  • 6. wayneandwax.com » M&hellip  |  February 12th, 2009 at 10:50 am

    […] second post in a row jacking a video from those canny video jackers @ immanentdiscursivity […]

  • 7. wayneandwax.com » C&hellip  |  February 16th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    […] however; rather my post turns to “El Gato Volador,” which I also once discussed on this very blog. Alas, the brilliant homemade slideshow that inspired that ol’ post has since disappeared, […]


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