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SUNDAY MORNINGS IN JANUARY

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Sunday morning 9am to Noon, from January 2nd up to and including January 23rd, I’ll be playing music on WFMU-FM 91.1 Jersey City and... Continue Reading

GET LOFTY NYC

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I am “special surprise guests.” I’ll be on around 2, stumble on over! rsvp a must. Continue Reading

POST ELECTION CRISIS IN IVORY COAST

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Recent news report on Al Jazeera It has been quite disheartening watching the post-election crisis in Cote d’Ivoire turn from yet another power struggle... Continue Reading

sometimes i think you’re just too good for me

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Hype Williams – The Throning To cure post-holiday blues, smoke Christmas trees or listen to the new album from Hype Williams, Find Out What... Continue Reading

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BUG BOMB

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cross-posted to Mudd Up! Check the latest issue of BOMB magazine for an in-depth interview with Kevin Martin AKA The Bug. BOMB has just... Continue Reading

Send Me Some Success

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Merry Christmas, if you celebrate these sort of things. It’s hot in Kingston and the holidays are confusing for me without snow or even... Continue Reading

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Prohibited Songs, Prison, and YouTube

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(partial synthesis of posts on Pirate Antropologies) Just over a week ago, as I settled onto a couch in MC Doca’s living room, a... Continue Reading

ELECTROACOUSTIC CAROLS

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first – next Monday’s radio show will be a two-hour special! so tune... Continue Reading

IN PRAISE OF COPYING

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cross-posted on Mudd Up! One of the most interesting books I read this year was Marcus Boon‘s In Praise of Copying (free PDF download).... Continue Reading

seasonal drama

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merry xxxmas. the shortest day and a menstral moon mark the end of a year of global slowdown. a screwtape for you and you... Continue Reading

AGUINALDOS IN THE HOUSE

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Radio tonight! We’ll have some seasonal cheer in the form of aguinaldos y villancicos, some exclusive cumbia jams from Capitol K, a bit of... Continue Reading

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BLACK OPS NGRAMS

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This week Google unveiled Ngrams, “a mammoth database culled from nearly 5.2 million digitized books available to the public for free downloads and online... Continue Reading

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A Quilombo Network

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TC reached into the roots of one plants on the table. “It’s a baobob,” he told me, “My daughter brought me some seeds from... Continue Reading

Stepping Razor: Breaking Point Vol 3.

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Dre is one of Sharon’s (endless) nieces and nephews calling “Auntie Sharoooon” through the Solid office. He also runs Shockwave Inernational. They just dropped... Continue Reading

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DA WHITENESS OF THE WHALE

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…It was the whiteness of the whale that above all things appalled me. But how can I hope to explain myself here; and yet,... Continue Reading