my favorite radio station in boston, hands-down
nice piece by kevin on the retro video game design trend in the wake of digital distribution :: news to me: they’re still publishing _Nintendo Power_!?!
“By reclaiming monstrosity for the multitude, Hardt and Negri inadvertently erase the monstrosity of capital itself.”
“Understood according to the order of first causes … capital is parasitic upon the labor of the multitude. But existentially and experientially, the situation is rather the reverse: we are parasites on the monstrous body of Capital.”
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the most striking thing about living in chicago last year was what a mexican city it has become :: if only i could find murals, tacos, and grandes exitos like that in boston…
my favorite radio station in chicago, hands-down
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Hah, that pic is from my train stop! I wanted to try and document all the murals in Pilsen, but after biking around and seeing how many alleys, garage doors, and abandoned bodegas have awesome paintings on them, I realized I was in over my head. Someone needs to get an arts grant and pay some local kids to do it. Hmmm…
Ah, and now I see the link to the NYTimes… They are right, it is becoming a Mexican city, but still a very segregated one… There are thousands of people in the black suburbs just outside the city limits… I hope this doesn’t wreck my rent [/gentrifyer gripe].
Yeah, Pilsen rocks. I looked at apts there before deciding on Humboldt Park for last year. It would be great to document all the wonderful murals there. & the Mexican Fine Arts Center is awesome. Don’t get me started on summer street food. I miss it madly.
I hear you on the segregation in Chi-town. Still some classic ethnic neighborhoods there and, as you note, the black — not to mention white — suburbs. The thing about Mexicans in Chicago, tho, as I understood it — and I don’t mean to overstate this — is that Mexicans have settled all over the city. They don’t seem as beholden to or limited by the old boundaries. That’s basically an anecdotal impression, tho. Correct me if I’m wrong.
Also, I assume that, en Chicago, tu mandas La Ley?
Hmm… I will check into it, but seems to me that there are pretty firmly established Mexican areas (Pilsen, Little Village, Cicero), but there are lots of them. Often where Poles and Eastern Europeans used to hang. And places they don’t live: the black south and west sides, Humboldt Park (don’t get along with the PRs), Lincoln Park (whites)… Though they work everywhere. I don’t go to the northside too much, so I can’t really speak to it. I’ll check it out further with people who know more when I get back. I know it’s pretty easy to tell which trains have just been through the loop by the racial makeup of the people waiting.
Recibo Hoy a mi casa, pero no lo leo bastante. Leo La Ley en el tren a veces, pero estoy dormiendo en los periodicos en general. Hay demasiados blogs!
Oh, incidentally, I wasn’t talking about a newspaper, I was talking about the radio station, as linked above. They play a lot of banda, norteño, vallenato, etc. If I recall correctly, on weekend nights one hears more funky cumbia than usual too.
Ah, por supuesto. I have that and La Calle (which has abandoned all-reggaeton format for a more wide-ranging tropical playlists with latin house and rock en espanol thrown in as well). Have noticed the uptick in cumbia, but I typically listen to the radio only in the car, which I have been avoiding ($4.50/gallonyo). Love the announcer voices on the commercials too!
The announcer voices are the best, including the freq played station ID — “En Chee-cago! Manda la ley!” And, I dunno, I guess I just liked hearing stuff on the FM dial, on several stations in fact, that one has to coomb AM for here in Boston.
Tho, yeah, I listened to La Kalle about as much, and just in time to hear it start to shift from all-reggaeton to a broader playlist. How fast can you say “yosoylacalle” 8 times in a row?
Unfortunately, I spent a lot of the time in the car last year (Humbodlt –> Hyde Park = not a nice commute, no matter how u slice it). Fortunately, the radio was awesome and gas cost half as much.
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