Here’s two dance off competitions. Both are awesome in their own ways. I know humans are crazy everywhere but in the USA we know how to push it. Make sure you watch the end of Bronx vs Brooklyn… eat that China.
“Dance is an art form that generally refers to movement of the body, usually rhythmic and to music, used as a form of expression, social interaction or presented in a spiritual or performance setting.” – Wikipedia
For more info: youtube.com/user/dcole74
“Is music technology? Max Weber, in his last book, “The Rational and Social Foundations of Music, ” published in 1921, a year after his death, says, basically, yes.” – NYTimes.com
Read the article: blogs.nytimes.com//prophecy-of-machines
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The nightclub that made me “famous” gets a movie. Besides the song I created I performed there over 20 times. Sometimes I performed on Friday for Future Shock other times on a Wednesday for Disco 2000. I was friends with Ernie Glam who was roomates with Keoki and Michael Alig. Thier apartment was as crazy as people say it was. Everytime I met Peter Gatien he was very friendly. I was even once in the money room. It’s was a room with a lot of cash in it and a guy with a gun at the door. A lot of cash. While NYC is a nice place to live now it’s soul moved to Brooklyn.
“As the owner of legendary hotspots like Limelight, Tunnel, Palladium and Club USA, Peter Gatien was the king of the New York club scene until years of legal battles led to his eventual deportation to Canada. This exuberant documentary charts Gatien’s rise and fall against the transformation of New York City, offering a wild ride through a now-closed chapter in the history of NYC nightlife. From the director of “Cocaine Cowboys.”" – magpictures.com
For more info: magpictures.com/limelight
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I’m all for people bashing electronic music if they are funny while they do it. He’s not funny. My advise to him would be to stick to music… if I liked any of his music.
“As a child and teenager, Rollins suffered from depression and low self-esteem. In the fourth grade, he was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and took Ritalin for several years so that he could focus during school.” – Wikipedia.org
For more info: henryrollins.com
Fourteen days ago the ESCO (Energy Services Company) which I am a partner of received some news. We were told we had to produce twice as much kWh Savings as the previous month in half the time. Thirteen of the fourteen days are over and I am pleased to report we pulled it off. These have been long days. Out of the house by 7:00AM. Home around 8:00PM and then a lot of computer work before sleep. The door to my studio has been closed for two weeks. I always crave making music. After a while not producing it feels like I’ve stopped seeing colors. I need to push a key and turn a button. I want to hear a deep Moog bass layered with bright Eventide reverb. I know most of my music making friends feel the same way. Tomorrow I have my meeting and we can show our worked hard for results. This coming weekend the sound and colors will be screaming!
“Color blindness or color vision deficiency is the inability or decreased ability to see color, or perceive color differences, under lighting conditions when color vision is not normally impaired. “Color blind” is a term of art; there is no actual blindness but there is a fault in the development of either or both sets of retinal cones that perceive color in light and transmit that information to the optic nerve.” – Wikipedia
For more info: wiretotheear.com/i-have-synesthesia
photo credit: Ms. Phoenix
Another video example of a world I once lived in. What has been exploited and homogenized by Hot Topic’s in Malls across America once was underground and newsworthy. I think I need to raid my mothers closet again soon!
“Go inside this secret place tonight where black is in and the music is industrial strength and it’s always Halloween. On this Friday night we are going to take you to a nightclub you probably never knew existed. It’s a place where they dress in black and dance to Industrial Disco.” – Channel 9, Orlando
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A 9/11 song I recorded in 2001.
Days cold in time our prison trapped within the walls of lies. Holding back a voice and secrets in the darkness with open eyes. We pray for light for light and reason from the force of terror’s hands. But without any concessions now we stand and fight.
Gemetzel. Schlachten. Wir sind angekommen.
Gemetzel. Schlachten. Wir sind angekommen.
[Slaughter. Butcher. We have arrived.]
Keep moving. Keep moving forward.
For more info: wikipedia.org/wiki/9/11
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“The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is a trust that represents the recording industry distributors in the United States. Its members consist of record labels and distributors, which the RIAA say “create, manufacture and/or distribute approximately 85% of all legitimate sound recordings produced and sold in the United States”.” – Wikipedia.org
The UK Riots will have an effect on independent and electronic music. The Sony DADC warehouse has been burned down. It contains large stocks of records from Warp and others. I’m certain some of these labels won’t survive this. To see a full list of those effected: click here.
“Numerous independent record labels fear they have lost a catastrophic amount of stock in a fire at a distribution warehouse in north London during the riots in the capital on Monday night. A three-storey, 20,000 square-metre building in Enfield, owned by Sony DADC and holding stock to be distributed by the Pias Group, was burned to the ground.” – guardian.co.uk
For more info: guardian.co.uk/independent-record…
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People will never stop painting grafiti. Here’s a guy who paints over graffiti. That’s my kind of anti! White it out. If only there was a way to erase shite music. The world premier of Vigilante Vigilante is August 12.
“Official trailer for the upcoming feature documentary, “Vigilante Vigilante: The Battle for Expression.” – Vigilantefilm
For more info: vigilantefilm.com