2018 recommendations

November 11, 2018: Seen and Unseen

I’m going to acknowledge up front that my theme this time may be a little bit tenuous. I’m talking broadly about awareness as much as literal sight, but a number of the things I’ve been thinking about do have to do directly with the visual realm. “On the Nose”, by Chris Ip, describes the work …

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Recommendations for May 29, 2016

Article: “Sunk” by Mitch Moxley A few years ago, I read somewhere that there are only four countries in the world where most of the music people purchase is made by artists from their own country: the US, the UK, South Korea, and Japan. I don’t know if that’s still true— it seems like China …

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2015 recommendations

Recommendations for August 23, 2015

Song: “KYBM” by Tunde Olaniran A producer/rapper/singer from Flint, Michigan, of all places, Tunde Olaniran is pulling together all kinds of different sounds on his debut album, which is one of the most interesting things I’ve heard this year. This track is fairly representative, to the extent that any one song could be.   Article: …

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Recommendations for March 6, 2015

#agir Recommendations for March 6, 2015 Song: “Shedding Skin” by Ghostpoet I somehow missed entirely the fact that Ghostpoet had a new record coming out (though, of course, it isn’t out in the U.S., because it’s 1950, apparently). To my mind, he’s one of the more interesting voices in, very broadly, hip-hop right now, and …

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Recommendations for April 9, 2013

Getting back on the wagon here after missing a week. Several good things to read here, bookended by some new music. You can get all of the articles from this week as a Readlist here.   Song: “Don’t Stop” by Joey Purp Lately, Chicago rap has become associated— at least in the mainstream media— with …

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