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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Lady Sovereign has the cure

Just try not to get this song stuck in your head:

She definitely took a page from M.I.A.'s playbook and ran with it. Vocally, musically... right down to the clothes. She mixes Grime with a high energy cover of The Cure's "Close To Me". If you ask me, it works. I've been singing it in my head since Tina and I caught it in passing on The Current a few weeks ago.

Here she goes a little more traditional Grime:

2am iPod Sequencers

Widget and Hans stayed up til 2am hacking up some iPod sequencers at NYC Resistor. We are using pdPod on iPodLinux. You can hack your own iPods too, as part of the re-ware project, we are trying to make it easy: http://re-ware.org

Thanks to Bre Pettis for his camera work.

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Monday, May 11, 2009

Two-Stroke Rhythm Section Looks Exhausting*

This reminds me of a wonderful duet for trombone and tractor I once heard at the SF Contemporary Music Players, I wish I could remember who that composer was.

Tractor Used As Drums For Sweet Georgia Brown

(thanks steve)

* apologies for the pun, I couldn't resist.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

MUTEMATHs Spotlight

Really great idea for a video: