March 18th, 2008

The Cute Ears Theory

My ol fren Derrick Ashong continues to grain traction with his impromptu, utterly eloquent explanation of why he supports Obama. The latest to shine some light: the Grey Lady. Pull quote —

Mr. Ashong, with an audience of more than a million so far, thinks he knows what made the difference for him. “My ears, I have really cute ears,” he said.

The video in question has now racked up 900,000 views and counting —

Shameless plug: you can hear me and Derrick on the same track in the following video, a remix I made of his band’s version of the West African classic “Sweet Mother.” Alas, I wasn’t invited to participate in the video shoot in Ghana, but that’s me on the intro. Derrick spits the second verse, in 3 languages —

1 Comment

  • 1. Boima  |  March 18th, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Yo Wayne! I’ve been playin’ that remix for awhile now, was lovin’ it, and didn’t even realize you had done it! Didn’t make the connection “Wayne & Wax and Soulfege…” I think I had downloaded it off Calabash. Nice Job. Crazy.


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.

I represent like that.

wayne at wayneandwax dot com

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