Archive of posts tagged with "media"

September 10th, 2008

Hokey Mom Playing Cards

I think I’ve finally got my linkthink flow resolved, so there should be a more consistent stream of delishish posts from here on out. For whatever glitchy reason, my recent taggage has gone un(re)published here, so I’m going to paste it in below just to throw all you loyal readers a bone or two. Plz pardon the wonky formatting and lack of linkage. &thx, as always, for bearing with me during a wane-y stretch. Mo’ wax to follow, y’all —

# YouTube – lobolansky’s Videos
copious collection of reggaeton-related videos

# WFMU’s Beware of the Blog: THE MIX MACHINE #1: DR. DRE – ’85 LIVE!
awesome — another dr.dre roadium mixtape unearthed/digitized :: these were blowing my mind a couple summers ago when umeancompetitor was digging and offering them up :: and there’s promise of many similar offerings — i.e., vintage mixtapes — in the future via this WFMU blogger :: any way to get an rss for just this series?

# ZZK Mixtape Vol 4 – El Remolon Pibe Cosmo
new mixx of mashy digital cumbia from el remolon via the zzk crew

# Thomas Friedman says Africa is a country « Africa is a Country
africa is a country. the world is flat. thomas friedman is a tool.

# A Carnival Approaches, and the Sequins Fly –
article on costume prep for brooklyn carnival

# No Yamaye Taíno Heroes in Jamaica – The Jamaican Coat of Arms Debate (Jamaica)
“During a recent stay in my island home of Jamaica a local television announcer posed a question about the island’s Coat of Arms. The query was, “Should Jamaica change its Coat of Arms?” One interviewee said, “The Coat of Arms should have black people on it.” The theory was that the island’s Coat of Arms should have images that reflect the island’s African Jamaican majority. Another opinion was, “The Coat of Arms should remain as it is.” A friend from a leading Puerto Rican Taíno organization once stated to me with amazement and pride that Jamaica is the only Caribbean nation that has indigenous people on its Coat of Arms.”

# svartens .info: Barack Obama for President 2008
blogpost / imeem playlist collecting obama-inspired songs — current count: 164 167

# Born Digital – Understanding the first generation of digital natives
“The first generation of “Digital Natives” – children who were born into and raised in the digital world – are coming of age, and soon our world will be reshaped in their image. … _Born Digital_ is an initiative of the Digital Natives project, an interdisciplinary collaboration of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and the Digital Natives logoResearch Center for Information Law at the University of St. Gallen. The aim of the Digital Natives project is to understand and support young people as they grow up in a digital age.”

videyoga ::

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June 16th, 2008

linkthink #69377: Who Wants to Bet That Obama Becomes a Far More Common First Name Than Barack?

videyoga :: (my brother clowning me at my other brother’s wedding, 4 yrs ago)

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June 9th, 2008

linkthink #5489: Stimulus Packaging

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May 29th, 2008

linkthink #29505: Shockness Awester

videyoga :: grand theft oil 2

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May 23rd, 2008

linkthink #3954: Areas of Excerptise

videyoga ::

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May 14th, 2008

linkthink #8998: The Money of Color

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March 18th, 2008

linkthink #5939: Nestle’s Crunk

videyoga :: (potentially game changing)

videyoga II :: (kara[j]oke clapton!)


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 —

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March 2nd, 2008

linkthink #566858: Kurdish African Music Video

global media coverage, proportionally (via)

videyoga ::


February 28th, 2008

Prison, American Style

1 in 100 U.S. Adults Behind Bars, New Study Says

For the first time in the nation’s history, more than one in 100 American adults is behind bars, according to a new report.

Nationwide, the prison population grew by 25,000 last year, bringing it to almost 1.6 million. Another 723,000 people are in local jails. The number of American adults is about 230 million, meaning that one in every 99.1 adults is behind bars.

Incarceration rates are even higher for some groups. One in 36 Hispanic adults is behind bars, based on Justice Department figures for 2006. One in 15 black adults is, too, as is one in nine black men between the ages of 20 and 34.

Sure, this is a country of excess. But having the highest incarceration rate in the world, and so contoured around race, is nothing to be proud of. This represents far more than an image problem, it’s a real self-image problem, an identity crisis, a sign of deep social and political illness. Symptoms abound.

American style indeed (photo by Hiroko Masuike for the NYT)

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January 26th, 2008

Hordes on Shopping Sprees?

If by “liberal bias,” the NYT is accused of taking pointed liberties with the language they employ, well then, count me as another critic.

Take, e.g., a couple recent items demonstrating the Grey Lady’s ongoing implicit prejudice against the plight of Palestinians (via the always astute, and acerbic, angryarab and leninology), dehumanizing and trivializing as usual —

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