Six minutes of rhymes  2

Posted on Wednesday, 20 July 2005 at 01:26 AM. About music.

OK, I haven't done a lyrics post in a while but it's something I'd like to get back to, just so I have lyrics to songs for work and such.

This one's another ridiculously wrong hip-hop track... Serengeti is a rapper from Chicago's Frozen Foods Section of jokester rappers. One of the better tracks on his new CD, Noodle-Arm Whimsy, is this six-minute marathon of random rhymes. It's so damned long, I've been trying to decode it on and off now for like a month, but I think I finally have it down. His DJ Cool D and fellow MC Dirty Heat get on this one, and it sounds quite quality.

Download it! (9 MB, 192 kbps mp3)

Lyrics (as best as I can figure):

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Sage Wisdom  0

Posted on Monday, 18 July 2005 at 07:33 PM. About music.

Lessons learned from bumper stickers, chapter two: if you've ever been to or seen footage of an Insane Clown Posse concert, you know that the crowds at these shows are invariably filled with young middle-class white kids who paint themselves up all ridiculous like a young Gene Simmons at Mardi Gras. They call themselves juggalos. Today I learned that sometimes young women will also do this, and that they call themselves 'juggalettes.'

It was on a bumper sticker! It must be true.

I have no intar-web at home for the rest of the month, so I won't be able to finish redesigning the website for a while. It's a little off right now--the link bar thing is on the left instead of the right, I don't know why. I'll fix it eventually. In the meantime, go read kevspace's blog or something--he is way into electronics and other nifty technology stuff, and he actually updates! Solid.

ADJECTIVE NOUN ARTICLE VERB: I installed this photo gallery software on the website, so now there are a few photos of mine up there. It's no flickr or anything yet, but I'm working on that too.

Bundesrepublik Deutschland  0

Posted on Saturday, 9 July 2005 at 05:19 AM. About music. About the world.

So it is five in the morning and I'm up late watching a tape of the Bundestag's dissolution vote last week on C-SPAN2 and learning all about the structure of the German government from an unusually informative series of articles on Wikipedia. And geez, DEUTSCHLAND your government is insane. Five political parties! A parliamentarily-elected executive! A "fake president" whose only powers are to give speeches and--oh yeah--dissolve the government! And then there's the architecture, complete with a this-thing! I've always harbored this bitter thought that more people would be interested in American politics if there were a little more surface drama... and you can't get any more dramatic than the Gerhard Schroder telling MPs from his own party to vote against an upcoming vote of confidence in Gerhard Schröder.

So anyway I'm a big wonk, and that's what I've been doing in Iowa the past few months--working like a madman and in my free time reading the paper, watching C-SPAN and hoping this 'nuclear option' nonsense blows over and doesn't lead to the cessation of the 109th Congress.

But I digress. I've also been eagerly awaiting the demolition of two of the oldest buildings in town--Knapp and Storms Halls, the University's thirty year-old "temporary housing" solution, are finally coming down a week from Tuesday. It will be the most exciting thing to happen here this entire summer, and everyone in town will either be there or watching it from their offices. Granted, nothing else is really happening here besides... well, nothing else is happening here, so this is a Big Deal.

Barring that, though, I haven't had much to write about. Oh, I guess I have a new website for the radio show where I will babble about hip-hop and show off all these awesome records we get in at the radio station. I'm no Kevvvy Kev, but... oh yeah,

BONUS PODCAST OF THE WHAT IS THIS PODCAST NONSENSE: KZSU's The Drum, hosted by the indefatigable Kevvvy Kev, has been one of the best hip-hop shows on the planet for over 20 years. Turns out that now you can download the show weekly from some website that records webcasts of the best independent and college radio shows in the country. There is also a podcasting option, whatever that means.
(It is also possible, if you combine the mp3, the playlist thing and this handy software called mp3DirectCut, to make quality digital copies of all the hot new underground hip-hop songs but you didn't hear that from me.)

M.F. Doom  0

Posted on Sunday, 31 October 2004 at 06:25 AM. About music. one twisted, twisted man. He's been doing work on Daedelus's new album, and someone released one of their tracks to the Internet. I've been playing it like crazy around the house the last few days, and tonight I finally sat down and figured out the lyrics:

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You're gonna die  

Posted on Tuesday, 12 October 2004 at 02:53 AM. About music.

Oh yeah, I'm supposed to generate buzz for William Shatner's album. His music album.

Buzz buzz buzz.

Rabbit force  

Posted on Friday, 26 March 2004 at 03:52 AM. About music.

The HouseholdAaaalso, so I don't forget, and so you are informed: I direct yr. attention to the crime-fighting art duo Kozy 'n Dan, who create panoramic art and love rabbits. They have done album art for The Postal Service, Weezer and Daedelus (who is beloved around the house) and regularly contribute magazine covers to something called Giant Robot, which has also published their book and an actual coffee-table coffee-table book.

A hoot, I tell ya!

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