Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Hammer Time

Matthew Shipp, ivory hammerer and veteran of the '90s New York downtown scene, inflicts glorious keystroke violence here. (No doubt he's familiar with this lot.)

The tune is Cohesion and it's an orgy of percussive playing, sword fighting analog and digital sounds, hip hop influenced beats, caffeinated bass playing, and fat machine gun chording.

This is the rebirth of cool.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

What Is Music?

As that answer becomes ever more illusive, here comes another boundary pusher.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Grooveshark, Dead in the Water

For the last few years this blog has been using Grooveshark and its player for sharing the music I write about. If you haven't heard, Grooveshark has suddenly ceased to exist. Not only have they ceased business operations but they've obliterated their players as well.

Therefore, all of the many songs I had posted from Grooveshark over the years on this blog have now simply disappeared.

You'll notice in many of the posts there are now large blank spaces where the missing players are. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Junk Food 1984

If you'd thought by 2015 1984 would be played out, you'd be wrong. This video is going viral as it's being hailed as what passes for genius in the world of mad men.

But that's not why I've posted it here. I've posted it because it is yet again another misuse of Blitzkrieg Bop, a song about Nazis executing Jews, as fodder for selling super high-fat, empty calorie-d, sodium bombs in the form of highly processed breakfast "food."

All of that aside, the graphics are dope as is their mix of Blitzkrieg Bop.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015

Pussy Riot – I Can't Breathe

They stood up to Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church that condemned them. They were jailed and beaten, whipped in public by Cossacks hired as security, and had chemicals thrown and sprayed on them. They are not particularly loved by the general public in Russia. This is their first song in English. It's a tribute to Eric Garner, a poor black man in New York City who was murdered by the police for selling cigarettes.

The end of the song should slay you.

In their words:
This song is for Eric and for all those from Russia to America and around the globe who suffer from state terror––killed, choked, perished because of war and state sponsored violence of all kinds––for political prisoners and those on the streets fighting for change. We stand in solidarity.

Thanks to Judith Jorrisch for the heads up and the words.