Music Ontology Mixtape

Ok, it’s more of a playlist, but now that I’ve got your attention… Today in my other class, Music 97c (Music in Cross-Cultural Perspective), I threw a few limit cases at my students, inviting them to think about where people draw lines between music and non-music and why it’s worthwhile to acknowledge these as we […]

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Digihad Dancehall, Only in London Innit?

Speaking of the belly of the beast, somehow I missed this first time around, but a UK-based jihadist rap group known as Soul Salah Crew released a Diwali-propelled critique of the War on TerrorĀ® back in 2004. That in itself is not exactly surprising. The UK has been the seat of some searing Islamist critique […]

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linkthink #4825: Like Food

Happy 15th Birthday, Jungle | Mashit DJ C celebrates jungle’s 15th birthday (tags: djc blogpost jungle mixes UK london 90s rave) Passing Strange – Review – Theater – New York Times congrats to stew on his broadway opening! (tags: theater race rock LA amsterdam review) Battleground States Conference Tellem Ā« UNFASHIONABLY LATE analysis of the […]

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linkthink#76457864: Pitch Black Pitch Pipe

altmuslim – Our Obama problem “Muslims have found the perfect candidate, but cannot vocally support him for fear that if they do, they may be the reason he loses. How is that for a wake-up call.” (tags: islam US politricks af-am racism election08 obama) Red Bull Music Academy :: Ready D & Shaheen – Can’t […]

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Adventures in Anachronistic Irony #5593935

Bruce Sterling on Jules Verne’s Invasion of the Sea — Mr. Verne’s latest techno-thriller boldly confronts the menace of Islamic terrorism. He has topnotch chops in technical accuracy, with endearing dashes of broad humor and a keen eye for telling detail. Let me be the first to predict this: someday this French novelist will be […]

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