Archive of posts tagged with "linkthink"

November 19th, 2008

Arabic Ebonics

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November 18th, 2008

Delayed Linkdump #2429

Changed my wordpress password over the weekend, which threw off my semi-automatic delicious blogging (aka, linkthink). So here’s a semi-manual collection of yesterday’s links —

  • LRB · Slavoj Ĺ˝iĹľek: Use Your Illusions
    looks like zizek caught the hope (kinda); here is a sneeze: “Nothing was decided with Obama’s victory, but it widens our freedom and thereby the scope of our decisions. No matter what happens, it will remain a sign of hope in our otherwise dark times, a sign that the last word does not belong to realistic cynics, from the left or the right.”
  • McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Noted Post-Marxist Sociologist, Philosopher, and Cultural Critic Slavoj Ĺ˝iĹľek Welcomes You to the Gym.

    ‘ Exercise allows us to engage in these repetitive motions without having to question why. The superego asks the id, “What are you doing? Don’t make me look stupid,” and then the ego and id respond, “Go to bed, old man. I am working out like Olivia Newton-John!” ‘

  • Soul Jazz Records — Dancehall – Album — The Rise Of Jamaican Dancehall Culture

    this looks great, as does the beth lesser book it accompanies — can’t wait to page through that with these chunes banging in the background

  • hawgblawg: kufiya note #7078 (plus turban and hijab chic)

    ted swedenburg stays on his kufiya-spotting grind, here noting a profusion of related fashion trends, including the rise/return of the turban, hijab, and pashmina

  • Twankle & Glisten: Slap

    kid slizzard rounds up a few bmore/youtube edits :: these are really quite entertaining, definitely some next level remixing :: i like what he sez — “these straight-chop video interpretations of Baltimore club tracks are the only way I’ve seen an unadulterated sample being ..uh.. sampled. Such great rap synthesthesia …” :: and, oh yeah, that chappelle shit is hilarious

  • The Elephants Child: When theres Arab Money……

    rachel runs down some riffs around “arab money,” from the narcicyst’s biting response to busta’s own defense (i hate that talk of different “cultures” — isn’t the point that this all falls under global capitalism?!), to an ‘unrelated’ video featuring “al qaeda jada”?!?! weirdnessesesses

  • MUSIC WORLD – BUCHAMAN – Part 1 of 5 – VBS.TV

    VBS.TV does it again, this time with a fascinating look at a dancehall crew in uganda, dabbling in local governance?!

  • T-Pain and the Rise of the Singing Robots – AOL Music Canada

    nice lil piece on the rise of autotune as the new reverb, w/ a kicker quotation from sñr /rupture: ‘But in Rupture’s view, autotuning is a means of augmenting, not stealing soul. “There’s something very humanizing about Auto-Tune. I see it as a duet between the electronics and the personal. It’s not like it’s making a voice sound computer-y, it’s a third, more interesting cyborg possibility—a reconciliation with technology. It’s a duet. I live in a world saturated by electronics and we’re finding a way to make that sing.” ‘

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November 13th, 2008

Halal Beats

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Sundance – Waahli aka Wyzah from NoĂ© Sardet on Vimeo.

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November 12th, 2008

Austerity Gospel

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November 10th, 2008


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November 9th, 2008

Flaneur Pajamas

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November 6th, 2008

Most Deft

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November 2nd, 2008

Palingenetic Ultranationalism

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November 1st, 2008

PeanutButter & YouTube

  • 'Four years ago, the activists were using the term, "viral media," and I suppose they still are. If I had my way, the term and "memes" along with it would be retired from our vocabulary of talking about how media circulates. There's something sick and unhealthy about the concept of viral media. The term, "viral" operates off a metaphor of infection, assuming that the public are unwilling carriers of messages — yet I doubt very much that the students who sent me this video were in any sense unwilling or unknowing about what they were doing. The concept of "viral media" strips aside the agency of the participants who are sending along this video for their own reasons — in this case, a mixture of political zeal and personal affection and probably some sense that I would find the video intellectually interesting. The term, "meme," implies that culture is "self-replicating" rather than actively reshaped by the choices made by individual consumers and subcultural communities.'
  • 'spreadable media' :: '… we are moving from an era when stickiness was the highest virtue because the goal of pull media was to attract consumers to your site and hold them there as long as possible … Instead, we argue that in the era of convergence culture, … media producers need to develop spreadable media. Spreadable content is designed to be circulated by grassroots intermediaries who pass it along to their friends or circulate it through larger communities (whether a fandom or a brand tribe). It is through this process of spreading that the content gains greater resonance in the culture, taking on new meanings, finding new audiences, attracting new markets, and generating new values. In a world of spreadable media, we are going to see more and more media producers openly embrace fan practices, encouraging us to take media in our own hands, and do our part to insure the long term viability of media we like. … Indeed, our new mantra is that if it doesn't spread, it's dead.'
  • bongo flava 'podcast' (h/t birdseed/reader)
  • new(ish) mixtape from my man, wasp, one of the illest hip-hop gen DJs in dancehall — wasp a buss the place! (don't miss his newest don corleone-produced track, "deh deh wid")
  • ' Last week in Atlanta, I got to interview Soulja Boy Tell Em. I found out just how young he really is. He was one of about ten rappers I interviewed in one day for my BET show, The Black Carpet. I decided it'd be fun to give all the rappers part of the Proust questionnaire. I thought it'd be a way to get beyond image and into who they really are. Most of the guys gave good, thoughtful, intelligent, sensitive answers. I asked Juelz Santana, “How would you like to die?” He said, "Loved." … Then came Soulja Boy Tell Em. I asked him, “What historical figure do you most hate?” He was stumped. I said, "Others have said Hitler, bin Laden, the slave masters…" He said, "Oh wait! Hold up! Shout out to the slave masters! Without them we'd still be in Africa." … My jaw, at this point, was on the ground."We wouldn't be here," he continued, having no idea how far in it he'd stepped, "to get this ice and tattoos." '
  • 'global g-tech' = the meme that wouldn't die, even tho, rly, i'm not _that_ kind of bass booster :: here a brazilian blogger reanimates that 'sardonic' term of mine for another run-down of contemporary post-colonial urban electronic dance music (i don't expect that latter phrase to stick) :: google translate sez, 'Borders fall to earth when the techno of Detroit, PancadĂŁo the hill Rio, the house of Chicago, the Angolan kuduro, the South African Kwaito, hip-hop and breakbeat offer rich possibilities for the track and mutants of the 21st century. … And because everything on the planet tag of the Internet and digital facility, so that many people still find it right now has a name: Global Guetto Techno. Who invented the term was Wayne & Wax, in an attempt to explain the aesthetics of a trend that mixes "genres such as the global hip-hop, techno and reggae, among others, with local styles." '

videyoga :: u can get with this or u can get with that (one)

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October 30th, 2008

Postcolonoscopy Transnotionalism

  • Don't take this elegance as anything less than a disaster
    Oh my adorers, don't take me as made out of hard soil

    It takes a little silk, it takes a little glass
    Diamonds and pearls come together, it takes a little gold
    Such a fair body is then made

    Oh, applying the ailment of love to the heart,
    Wounds need to be made
    With a bleeding heart the flowers of desire have to blossom

    Thousands of pains arise, so many thorns pierce
    A flower garden is then made
    It takes a little silk, it takes a little glass
    Diamonds and pearls come together, it takes a little gold
    Such a fair body is then made

    Laughing, you haven't even had two words, you've already become a lover
    First ask their price, then take my arms
    Heart, money, the world, when one loses all three in love
    He then becomes my lover

    It takes a little silk, it takes a little glass
    Diamonds and pearls come together, it takes a little gold
    Such a fair body is then made
    It takes a little silk, it takes a little glass

  • prof. michael wesch (of "the machine is us/ing us" fame) offers a 1hr anthropological tour of YouTube (h/t billtron)
  • MTV's gone all web2.0 all a sudden — here's a sleek alpha site for all things (MTV) asian :: "which culture do you feel warm & fuzzy about?" "desi," "korean," "chinese," or "global"?

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October 28th, 2008

Tabula Rasta

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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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