*see* what you have been missing…click the link below for the journey….
some images need no explanation…
- Main Entry:
- \ˈē-(ˌ)gō also ˈe-\
- Inflected Form(s):
- plural egos
- New Latin, from Latin, I — more at i
- Main Entry:
- al·ter ego
- \ˌȯl-tər-ˈē-(ˌ)gō also –ˈe-(ˌ)gō\
- Latin, literally, second I
- Main Entry:
- ego trip
so Bollweevil just did his magic thang again and coined the next hottest VIRTUALITY term of the century. it is amazing to actually witness new fjords like these being created as he not only DROPS science but also BOUNCES science if ya feel me. anyway here it is:
“trading for ego”
i will let the cat out of the bag in another post, so for now just ruminate on this little gem. a whole new subcontext of a universe is born…and my god, its full of stars…hahaha!!!
BIG UP BAJAN QUEEN ROBYN “RIHANNA” FENTY!!!
MAKING HISTORY AS THE MAIN ARTIST FOR BARACK OBAMA’S INAUGURAL CELEBRATION!!!
SHE FIRST MADE HISTORY AS BARBADOS’ FIRST FEMALE ARTIST TO WIN A GRAMMY AWARD
DID I FORGET TO MENTION HOMEGIRL IS JUST ONLY TWENTY YEARS OLD?!?!?!?
what can I say? I am just another PROUD BAJAN and I know they’re going to be jumping and jiving on the island when this party goes down.
dem kno no wah gwan, seen? nuff respect…
In the beginning was the DRUM,
and when it spoke it said:
SRSLY folks…I have been sleeping on this for awhile, watching it blossom and grow. Been tracking its slithering patterns as it makes its way virally across the interwebs. Been reading all the comments people are writing about this particular phenomenon…everything from the religious right to the club kids. However, today it kinda came back around full circle and found its way back to me via a myspace blog update from Flying Lotus. The title of FlyLo’s post was simple enough, it just said one word, “Church”. That is when it kinda hit me hard and I came to the realization of what I was witnessing in the guise of the movement that is media in the Obama era. Yeah, I know it sounds confusing to some of y’all. You got that dazed look on your face considering just what I mean when I say media IS a movement…not only that but oddly enough it is a movement that exists below the level at the grassroots…something akin to source material when dealing with sampling. After you get over the smug recoil of the cleverness tag embedded in this media, you can start to get a feel for its actual texture. It is a very complex texture to be sure. Not yet convinced?
Have another bite then…this time chew a little bit longer…
*feel free to hit the replay button before reading further.
Of course, Ishmael Reed had this to say in ‘Mumbo Jumbo’:
“The Jes Grew epidemic was unlike physical plagues. Actually Jes Grew was an anti-plague. Some plagues caused the body to waste away; Jes Grew enlivened the host. Other plagues were accompanied by bad air (malaria). Jes Grew victims said that the air was as clear as they had ever seen it and that there was the aroma of roses and perfumes which had never before enticed their nostrils. Some plagues arise from decomposing animals, but Jes Grew is electric as life and is characterized by ebullience and ecstasy. Terrible plagues were due to the wrath of God; but Jes Grew is the delight of the gods.”
Hmm, a cultural impulse or imperative?
Duke Ellington writes in his libretto to “The Drum is a Woman:”
Rhythm came from Africa to America.
Do you know what it does to you?
Exactly what it’s supposed to do.
Methinks the Duke was onto something…have another look…
So the questions hangs, ever lingering in the air, as MC GQ put it, “who wants IT, who WANTS it?!?”. I can almost imagine the chorus of nodding “yes-we-can-ers” chanting “WE DO, WE DO!”. Cut to Obama’s graceful and sincere smile and fade to black…
make no mistake, this ain’t no coincidence, this is emergence. (now puzzled faces muse, “Do we?”)
Perhaps this media movement has a leg up on us and we lost the quick draw? So now what?
The byproducts of BAPTAZIA are destined and bound for commercial upkeep and brand name pre-cognition for sure. I have to before I forget give a MASSIVE shoutout to the entity or crew known as Airloaf (the creators of the meme). In the most recent creations, Airloaf has made sure to impart the virus back unto itself with some clever insertions of composited graffix, the runtime equivalent of digital graffiti. This will have to suffice for now lest they figure out a way to encode beats with IR data or some such…
Have one final taste and remember the word FlyLo used: Church
oh well guess “it jes grew!”…
btw, read this in case you haven’t
Mr. Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid is an intermittent partner in crime with myself and bollweevil and so I feel it necessary to give him a shout out on his latest project SOUND UNBOUND in which he edits a series of essays on music at the intersection of culture and technology. The roster of contributors includes most of the modern day digital cowboys and rabble rousers with a pinch of academic insight and high brow aesthetics. So pick it up and support Baron Spooky who just recently returned from the artic where he was kicking it with penguins and sampling impending global doom…
Found this floating around the net, essentially Paul is asking the question we have all been working on for years…I think it works well for this site…(a nod to all the other Afrofuturists out there, word!)
Anyway, here is all the hype on SOUND UNBOUND…
If Rhythm Science was about the flow of things, Sound Unbound is about the remix– how music, art, and literature have blurred the lines between what an artist can do and what a composer can create.
In Sound Unbound, Rhythm Science author Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid asks artists to describe their work and compositional strategies in their own words. These are reports from the front lines on the role of sound and digital media in an information-based society. The topics are as diverse as the contributors: composer Steve Reich offers a memoir of his life with technology, from tape loops to video opera; Miller himself considers sampling and civilization; novelist Jonathan Lethem writes about appropriation and plagiarism; science fiction writer Bruce Sterling looks at dead media; Ron Eglash examines racial signifiers in electrical engineering; media activist Naeem Mohaiemen explores the influence of Islam on hip hop; rapper Chuck D contributes “Three Pieces”; musician Brian Eno explores the sound and history of bells; Hans Ulrich Obrist and Philippe Parreno interview composer-conductor Pierre Boulez; and much more. “Press ‘play,'” Miller writes, “and this anthology says ‘here goes.'” The groundbreaking mix CD that accompanies the book features Nam Jun Paik, James Joyce, Jean Cocteau, Allen Ginsberg, Iggy Pop, the Dada Movement, John Cage, Gertrude Stein, Aphex Twin, Sonic Youth, and many other examples of avant-garde music. Most of the CD’s content comes from the archives of Sub Rosa, a legendary record label that has been the benchmark for archival sounds since the beginnings of electronic music.
Click for sample chapter
Of course, it comes with a mix too…
Audio Companion CD Track listing:
1. RadioMentale and Matthew Herbert, “Cool Noises”
2. Martyn Bates/Allen Ginsberg,
“Once Loved/A Footnote to ‘Howl’ (DJ Spooky Remix)”
3. Jean Cocteau, “Le buste (DJ Spooky Remix)”
4. Sun Ra, “Imagination”
5. Mikhail/Gertrude Stein, “Untitled in CoF Minor/A Valentine to Sherwood Anderson (DJ Spooky Remix)”
6. DJ Spooky vs. Rob Swift, “Scratch Battle”
7. Marcel Duchamp/The Master Musicians of Joujouka/RadioMentale, “The Creative Act/Interview with George Heard Hamilton/Boujeloud (Solo Drums)/I Could Never Make That Music Again”
8. Raymond Scott, “The Paperwork Explosion”
9. Alter Echo/Pamela Z, “Perpetual Next/Pop Titles ‘You'”*
10. Liam Gillick/ RadioMentale and Aphex Twin, “Sarah (Los Angeles Soundtrack)/I Could Never Make That Music Again”
11. James Joyce/Erik Satie,
“Eolian Episode/Gnossiene (DJ Spooky Dub Version)”
12. Steve Reich, “Reed Phase”
13. Shukar/RadioMentale/Raoul Hausmann,
14. Augustos de Campos/Bill Laswell/To Rococo Rot, “Dias Dias Dias (Spoken by Caetano Veloso)/Above the Earth/Contacte”
15. John Cage, “Rozart Mix”
16. Antonin Artaud, “Pour Finir avec le Jugement de Dieu (To Have Done with God’s Judgment) (DJ Spooky Remix)”
17. DJ Spooky, “One Laptop Theme”
18. Susan Deyhim, “The Spilled Cup (DJ Spooky Remix)”
19. Raymond Scott, “General Motors: Futurama (Interstitial)”
20. Marcel Duchamp/George Lewis and Aki Takase,
“Erratum Musical (Score for Three Voices)/Voyage for Three”
21. Bill Laswell/René Magritte,
“Ghost Dub/Le Surréalisme et les Questions”
22. Anthony Braxton and Evan Parker/Pauline Oliveros, “The First Set— Area 4 (Solo)/A Little Noise in the System (Moog System)”
23. Bora Yoon, “// (DJ Spooky Remix)”
24. Pierre Schaeffer, “Cinqétudes de bruits: Étude violette”
25. Daniel Bernard Roumain and Ryuichi Sakamoto,
“The Need to Be”
26. Phillip Glass, “Music in Fifths”
27. Edgard Varèse, “Poème électronique”
28. Iannis Xenakis, “Concret PH”
29. Ryoji Ikeda, “One Minute”
30. Sonic Youth, “Audience (DJ Spooky Remix)”
31. Alter Echo/Ge-te Do-pe,
“Aftermath of Creations Dub (in Three Parts)/Dong Lim”
32. Terry Riley/Alter Echo,
“Dorian Reeds/Aftermath of Creations Dub (in Three Parts)”
33. Luigi Russolo/DJ Spooky, “Corale/FTP > Bundle/Conduit 23”
34. Fanfare Savale/Vladimir Mayakovsky,
“Rumba Lu Georgel/I Know the Power of Words”
35. Droma/Trilok Gurtu and Bill Laswell,
“Pilgrim’s Song (Trala Shepa)/Kala”
36. Nam Jun Paik, “Hommage à John Cage”
37. Morton Subotnick/DJ Spooky, “Mandolin/Acid Bassline”
38. The Master Musicians of Joujouka/Hans Arp,
“Mali Mal Hal M’Halmaz/Boujeloud (Solo Drums)/Dada-Sprüche”
39. Sub Swara/Kurt Schwitters, “Koli Stance/Anna Blume”
40. Walter Ruttmann/Troupe from Taschingang,
“Week End/Ache Lhamo”
41. Raymond Scott, “Bendix 1: The Tomorrow People”
42. Martyn Bates/Trinlem, “I Can’t Look for You/The Palaces of Gesar’s Family (DJ Spooky Remix)”
43. Otto Luening and Vladimir Ussachevsky, “Incantation for Tape”
44. Carsten Nicolai, “Time … Dot(3)”
45. William S. Burroughs and Iggy Pop with Techno Animal,
“The Western Land”
Here are two to keep on your coffee table or equivalent. I have never had a cup of coffee and still find it a strange way to describe the furniture mainly used to place the TV remote on. Magazines go there too, as do feet when stretching out. Never coffee though for me…
Anyway here is the first:
Now doesn’t that look like something to curl up with on a cold wet night, hot chocolate with marshmallows awaiting careful sips. Just puts me in a peaceful mood just thinking about it. An honest to goodness field guide! No more awkward guessing, here is the only reference you will ever need to understand the stereotypes that bombard you constantly in the media. Bravo!
Stuff White People Like will be released on July 1st, 2008 through Random House. Get yours now!
The book features:
- 50% all new, never before seen material. (blog plus more!)
- Flow charts including, “How to name a white child,” and “Where should a white person live?”
- A definitive, easy-to-score quiz to determine your exact level of whiteness.
- Much, much more!
Check the Abikuville Cybonix Feed in the bottom of the sidebar for samples but if you are still confused I think this pic pretty much sums it up. I know both David and Michel will pre-order their copies…the name of the book could almost work in a post modern way as the caption of the photo…
Next up! A Classic in my opinion that refuses to grow old. In fact, it only gets better with age…
This super dope and informative table book speaks volumes about those “DEEPER THOUGHTS”. Donnie Miller should really somehow develop a whole TV show and Retail Chain franchise with the profound richness found between these pages of wonderfully subtle yet bold illustrations on the finer points of having a Beautiful Life with Beautiful Feelings.
Let Donnie break it down to you himself:
You can find this in any book store and trust me, you’ll find yourself returning to its pages again and again and again. Negative spaces with maps that are sometimes more reflective than we have the courage to admit…