Friday, March 31, 2006
MONEY! IT'S GOTTA BE THE SHOES!
Mars Blackman making a special guest appearance between this week's playlist entries
thanks to some flash videos posted by a guy named Will over at Stanford. Check the visuals out below: MARS-Is it the Shoes?
MARS-Air Jordan V
MARS-Aeronautics and Astronautics
MARS-Air Jordan IV
MARS-Air Jordan IV Part 2
MARS-Above the Rim
Spike TV apparently had a special on sneaker culture, which would back up certain periodicals view that shoe culture itself has gone mainstream. But wasn't that always what sneakers were about? Even if covert and specialized in marketing tactics? Having spoken to that peace, on fact remains: These look nice on the hardwood.
No stranger to the Mofo playlists Cadence Weapon will be appearing at the Middle East on April 19th. This is unfortunately a Wednesday, so I most likely wont be able to stop by, but if you can, I grant you exemption from listening to the show so you can go check this out. I think this guy is going to blow up large. Perhaps I can grab him for an interview while he's in town? In the more immediate future, I might venture over the Bill's Bar tomorrow night (Saturday!!!) to check out Upper Class labelmates Food For Animals. Haven't listened as much to these guys but figured it might be worth a look.
Hit me up next week if you know what's good. Till then, take it easy!
Thursday, March 23, 2006
A lot of freejazzfusionfunkrock in this week's playlist
including Boston area local Stanton Davis and his band Ghetto Mysticism. A little more research on Ghetto Mysticism revealed not only that they recorded at a studio in Jamaica Plain but they were also featured on the WGBH program Say Brother
(now known as Basic Black). As it turns out WGBH has many of the Say Brother program specs archived on web, quicktime clips and all! When searching by subject for musical performances and jazz there are some great names listed including vintage clips of Howlin' Wolf
and Cannonball Aderly
to name a few. Apparently Davis and Ghetto Mysticism perform Funky Fried Tofu but we're not lucky enough to catch a quicktime clip. The episodes themselves aren't cleared for any kind of distribution but you can view them for "research purposes," which I hope this show would fall under as I'd love to get to WGBH to take a look (given the tiiiime).
We also heard some new sounds from Urdog
who will be performing at this year's Terrastock
. Some great acts are booked for this weekend and it's only a trainride away! I'm especially psyched for Ghost, Jack Rose, Windy and Carl, Fursaxa (basically anything else Kranky) although my availability for that weekend is still in question. I've got a classic case of the day job blues, and when your night time positions don't pay, it's hard to break.
In the past events category, a big congrats to Northeastern University's newly launched Free Culture Society. I was lucky enough to sit in on the launch party today which featured talks from Lawrence Lessig
among other pro free culture fighters. If you've heard me reference websites like Opsound
and The Internet Archive
on the show before you may be down with my views on making music free on the internet for things like remix and radio (or both at the same time). With internet radio at the forefront of some of these fair use issues it was great to hear what these guys had to say concerning remix culture, music, software, and pretty much any form of information capable of free exchange over the internet.
With a post this long, it's gotta be bed time. Be sure to catch up next week with some possible guest DJ minutes with Jay Jonah Jameson from WRBB
. Hit up WZBC.org
in the meantime to check out our new website and full program schedule!
Friday, March 17, 2006
Sorry I missed you last week, but I'm back vacation in the Virgin Islands where I was soaking up some sun and island culture. Special thanks to Drew for filling in for me. You can check him out at his permanent home Sunday nights on WZBC or at VoidExpression.net
I got a chance to see artist Godfried Donkor speak about his work being shown at Walsh Metal Work's
gallery in St. Croix. While being from Ghana, Godfried had some great stuff to say about cultural identity and historical influence in Ghana and in his personal life. It was great to hear people form the islands relate and talk about their own cultural blend and traditions. Having been under 7 flags, St. Croix has an interesting history of different cultures and ideas. I wasn't able to find anything from his current show, but a google image search of Donkor's work turns up some great stuff.
In radio news be sure to peep out this week's playlist.
I've dug up some more house classics and even some later dancey funk (dare I say Go Go?) tunes from the Philly area in the late 70's. Big ups to Solitary Vice from WRUR
for making a covert appearance later in the show via the internet. Be sure to look out for more collaboration in the future.
Till next week, take it easy and have a great St. Paddy's day! I'll be in the little sweaty Mass Art gym checking out Roller Derby
tonight for sure! Stop by to see the mayhem and holler if you see me lugging around speakers. Peace.
Thursday, March 02, 2006
Hey and welcome to the weblog! Here I'll be offering some extra info on the week's playlist and maybe some mp3's and other goodies and tidbits along with general info on the program.
We're already four shows into MoFo Radio's first season on WZBC! If you haven't already, peep out the playlists at Spinitron (under public playlists for WZBC). Click any Wednesday and you'll see me in the cue, but if you've made it this far, you've probably already glanced at this weeks playlist.
There were a few tracks that seemed to stir things up this week. For the record, Diplo samples The Seed's "I Can't Seem to Make You Mine" in his remix of Put That Pussy On Me. You can find this on a 12" (cover pictured above) featuring a few remixes of this track put out by Money Studies (aka the good people at Turntable Lab
I don't have much info on this other track so I thought I'd up and give it to you. As far as I can tell it's an Amanda Lear disco classic with "Giulio The Bastard" doing some harsh grind death vocals on top, further proving that grindcore and disco belong together. I got this from Bennie over at Ghost King
but you can apprently find it on the cd Falafel Grind
. Check it:Blood and Honey.mp3
Till next week, thanks for tuning in!