Apparently this has been on YouTube for a year and has an unusually low number of views; a three-part documentary on creating the debut Cannibal Ox album The Cold Vein. It only runs just over a half-hour but is a wonderful glimpse into not just the singular album but an intimate look into the prime-era of Definitive Jux as a homegrown NYC rap label.
Hopeton Brown aka Scientist does not need much introduction; sitting perfectly in the middle of the dub reggae canon between the foundational sounds of King Tubby and Mad Professorbringing the style in to the modern studio era.
Recently on YouTube I came across a handful of videos shared courtesy of Juweeltjes, a handful of which juxtapose the original tracks dubbed by Scientist for his Wins The World Cup and Rids The World of The Evil Curse of the Vampires album – the latter of which was popularized by many for appearing as the KJAH radio station in Grand Theft Auto 3
Oh like anybody is surprised I’m posting this. Interesting remix, even more interesting video; I’m not sure there is an actual story-line as much as it was a Miami Vice style everybody gets a cameo mentality. So many character introductions that at times I forget there’s even a song happening.
Either way, the results are that it works and I’m just some rando writing about it on the internet. Mission accomplished.
Not a whole lot of information to add here other than the basics. Here’s a 2007 radio show featuring the likes of Killa P, Flowdan, Tempa T, and Jammer who graces the decks and the mic a few times during the broadcast, stream using the YouTube above or download a copy for safe-keeping via the MediaFire link below:
July 2007, a reasonably small music festival in Horse Shoe, outside Asheville, NC at the Deerfields Retreat – among the many performers that weekend was Telefon Tel Aviv who performed this brief but memorable set in the middle of the afternoon.
Far more people pictured above than were on-hand for the afternoon’s performance which made for an even more intimate setting in the hills of North Carolina. Please note this is an audience recording, not taken from soundboard. The entire set is available as a single track in FLAC or 320 MP3 below. I haven’t had time to sort out the setlist yet.
Included are a handful of photos and a short stitching together of some video clips I grabbed during the course of the evening; being as close as I was I was more focused on enjoying the show than holding up a camera for 5-to-6 minute stretches. It’s rare I get to see Spiritualized was definitely wanted to savor the moment. Thanks to YouTube user ChromeDream for supplying a few full-length songs.
Spiritualized – Terminal West (5)
Spiritualized – Terminal West (3)
Spiritualized – Terminal West (4)
Spiritualized – Terminal West (6)
Spiritualized – Terminal West (2)
Spiritualized – Terminal West (1)
Spiritualized – Terminal West (8)
Below find the setlist with links to videos where available:
I respect eCommerce and email marketing are not the two topics bringing people to this site but wanted to share a Q&A panel discussion I was recently a part of. KalioCommercerecently asked myself and Joy Ugi, the marketing coördinator at WhatCounts to take part as a part of their Ask Me Anything webinar series.
KalioCommerce has shared the highlights of the Q&A as well as a video recap of the webinar on their blog, feel free to click below if interested; Joy and I provided some insights into using customer purchase and behavioral data to drive smarter and more targeted communications to customers and prospects, and how the WhatCounts email platform can integrate into this solution
Don’t worry, this website is not going to slowly turn into a marketing and eCommerce best-practices guide but felt like sharing this specific event I participated in.
Another fun rooftop event from Atlanta’s Wiggle Factor, this time bringing the local sounds of Kai Alce, a handful of photos and a short video I captured using the new hand-held camera. Hopefully more posts like this in the future now that I have it available.
Coming out of Chicago, John Hughes‘ Hefty Records served as a home for for artists like Elliot Lipp, and Telefon Tel Aviv, and at least one Prefuse 73 side project, as well as providing a home for some overlooked artists of the time such as Some Water and Sun and Retina.it
A number of the artists featured here including the DJ have moved on to understandably different aesthetics in the 8 years since this has been released but, like any good mix it is not only technically interesting but serves as a snapshot of the time which is was made.
edIT, now of Glitch Mob fame, shares remixes of mid-aught era rap on top of a handful of beats from the Hefty Records collection. Years later and I still have a soft-spot for this one.
Frank Zappa’s 100th album titled “Dance Me This” will see a release on June 1, 2005. The album is rumored to contain 11 tracks featuring synclavier compositions and guest appearances from Artis the Spoonman and a number of vocalists.
Yesterday, the Zappa Family Trust, who apparently updates their website less frequently than I do, announced that Frank Zappa’s final album (#100 for those keeping count), titled Dance Me This will be available June 1st of this year.
The pre-order site does not provide much additional information other than the $18 price tag and the following short note: This is it. #100. The LAST album by Frank Zappa. It’s 1993 & YOU ARE HERE!