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May 8, 2011
It started two months ago to the day, when a stuttering/strobing video of angry man obscenely rapping over a spasmodic drumbeat
was posted on YouTube from an unknown group who called themselves Death Grips, with the promise of an album and a mixtape within the year. The next day, a new track went up
, not furious like the day before, but the rapper sounded a bit hoarse now. More tracks were uploaded every few days, and on April 26th the mixtape was on YouTube
, and available to download from their website and other places
. Still, little is known about the group, beyond that it's probably a trio and Zach Hill
is involved. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 6:54 PM PST - 16 comments
How the news spread via twitter
Interesting visualisation of tweets of Bin Ladens demise.
"...the Tweet by Rumsfeld chief of staff Keith Urbahn that got the ball rolling was retweeted more than 80 times within one minute after it was sent, and that by the 3-minute mark, it had led to more than 300 reactions"
posted by marienbad at 1:14 PM PST - 22 comments
of shoe stiletto fame in From Russia with Love was played by Lotte Lenya twice wife
of Kurt Weill , composer of The Three Penny Opera, with lyrics by Bertolt Brecht.
This was the beginning of the quintessential Mack the Knife
Lenya was present at the Louis Armstong recording - here live
where he gives her a shout out (2.36)
The song was covered by many :
as Bobby Darin;
Frank Sinatra with Jimmy Buffet
Brecht rewrote the lyrics in 1930 to give them more edge
There are some who are in darkness
And the others are in light
And you see the ones in brightness
Those in darkness drop from sight
re wrote them again in 1994. (wiki
posted by adamvasco at 12:48 PM PST - 21 comments
What we have in academia, in other words, is a microcosm of the American economy as a whole: a self-enriching aristocracy, a swelling and increasingly immiserated proletariat, and a shrinking middle class. The same devil’s bargain stabilizes the system: the middle, or at least the upper middle, the tenured professoriate, is allowed to retain its prerogatives—its comfortable compensation packages, its workplace autonomy and its job security—in return for acquiescing to the exploitation of the bottom by the top, and indirectly, the betrayal of the future of the entire enterprise. Graduate school as suicide mission,
in the Nation.
posted by gerryblog at 8:44 AM PST - 233 comments