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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Wednesday, February 13, 2008
  kanye west- flashing lights

West, Kanye West. Fresh off a dignified Grammy night, Yeezy and co-director Spike Jonze deliver some Freudian wish fulfillment: Agent Provocateur spy girls, over-saturated dusk-for-night, George and Jennifer in Out of Sight, and the a bit of vehicular mystery cribbed from the "Karma Police" video. DJ Federico Fellini would be proud.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
  Rule Four
Consider Everything An Experiment

No Age at Food Fight, a vegan grocery in Portland. Photos are from Pitchfork, and by Nilina Mason-Campbell. More supremely good looks of this rare instance of supermarket rock from Meghan Holmes, who has a great website.

Weekend America visited the Corita Art Center in Los Angeles, so click for that good old American Public Media.
Friday, February 08, 2008
  Rule Three

General Duties of A Teacher:

Pull Everything Out of Your Students

(illustrated example by professor thirteenyearold at left)
  i must be in a good place now
I found this on the Abe Vigoda blog. She's coming back.

Go get this Bobby Charles album from the Heat Warps right now. It's literally the Band and Dr. John wading through a swamp of fish, whiskey and Jesus. It's creep vine in your mind garden, sunlight in your sweet tea, Bud for breakfast with a side order of hashbrowns. Mr. Charles played keys on the Last Waltz, wrote hits for Fats Domino and Frogman Henry, and that's all you need to know.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Chioma Nnadi's style interview with Rick Ross is my favorite piece of music journalism in this young year. The TV guide summary might read: **** Promoting his forthcoming album Trilla, Miami rapper holds court on fabrics and sunglasses. A discussion of airbrushed Timberlands leads Ross to remove his shirt, revealing his numerous tattoos, symbolized personal history, and unexpected intimacy (2008).
Sunday, February 03, 2008
  Re-Up Gang- "Good Morning"
They reloaded! New clips! Re-Up Gang Records: WE GOT IT FOR CHEAP VOL.3: We Just Think We Better: We Like Multiple Titles: Promotional Strategy and Powder Product Demonstration

On First Listen: Sure, it's nice to hear the new coke rappers tip their hats (and scales) to some earlier coke rappers on 'Rainy Dayz,' and yes, their versions of 'Dey Know' and 'Roc Boys' kinda rip it, but this isn't the Clipse/Re-Up of Vols. 1+2. Those mixtapes were with cut with wordplay and metaphor, but behind all the clever vial/vile talk was resignation, resentment and bitterness. The Clipse despised not only Jive, but also the entire dunce-capping and kazooing music industry. They weren't merely trying to outshine some others rappers, they were trying to completely obliterate the originals with hate-verses, erasing with one white line at a time. Label woes and a critically acclaimed album behind them, Re-Up Records are now very much part of the music industry. The lyrics are still graduate thesis material, but they kinda forgot the hate=great equation. Solo albums from Ab-Liva and Sandman as well as another Clipse are in the pipeline, and I'm looking forward to them, but I hope they either get mad again or find a salt-substitute by then. There's a big Wayne diss on the 'Re-Up Intro,' and maybe the can go beat for beat with Weezy next time on We Got It For Cheap Vol 4: What Really Grinds Our Gears: Album Delays and Wayne's Psychedelic Non-Sequitors

Image: Craphound
Saturday, February 02, 2008
  Sister Corita's Second Rule

General Duties of a Student

Pull Everything Out of Your Teacher
Pull Everything Out of Your Fellow Students

The Guardian has a great Corita slide show.

Whole Foods was kinda getting hectic with the valentine's chocolate and pink champagne and the loud hits of motown, but this little dude taught me to relax and enjoy my checkout experience.

Friday, February 01, 2008
  coulda been a contract attorney

Bun B on a mother's expectations and college classes. From Nah Right.

More at the Houston Chronicle.
pen to paper, fingers to keys, mind at work, never at ease.

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