Around The Way 6-20-2014


Beyond the hood? Detroit Techno – Article exploring the relationship of Techno, dance music and its inner city roots. [fiar]

A Noisey Film – The Police vs Grime Music

Black British musical identity is being erased by culture-less dance music – Writer Kele Okereke thoughts on the social-political-economic issues happening in the UK music scene. [Noisey]

Meanwhile, 6th and Mission – San Francisco based artist Wendy McNaughton illustrates her story of the changing landscape of the neighborhood around 6th & Mission street. [The Rumpus]

Tax to brake S.F. real estate speculation headed to voters. [SF Gate]

‘Selling Out’ Is Meaningless: Teens live in the commercial world we created – Don’t blame the youth. [Medium

Tim Wu (coined the term “Net Neutrality”) runs for New York State Lieutenant Governor, promising to clamp down on big business. [Arstechnica]

What happens when society decides that nerds are dangerous? [Vanity Fair]

The Brand New Boy George – ABC/Yahoo’s interview with 80’s singer & DJ Boy George. [Yahoo News]

Dave Chappelle on Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 6-13-2014

Some artists and public figures that have recently passed away:

Legendary radio personality Casey Kasem dies at 82. [CNN]

Dali & Warhol’s Ultra Violet goes out R.I.P. Superstar Ultra Violet.  [Dangerous Minds]

Horace Silver dies; pianist and composer helped define hard-bop jazz. [Washington Post]

Gerry Goffin, songwriting partner of Carole King, dies at 75. [LA Times]

How Tupac’s words changed — and are still changing — the world – remembering Tupac on what would have been his 43 birthday on Monday June 16th, and the Broadway play Holler If Ya Hear Me (based on 21 songs by Tupac) by director Kenny Leon starring poet, singer, actor, and writer Saul Williams. [BuzzFeed]

New York Times: 21st-Century Concentration Camps (in Burma/Myanmar of ethnic Rohingya Muslims) – Nicholas Kristof

Before Hitler, who was the stand-in for pure evil? [Slate]

Atheism has a big race problem that no one’s talking about. [Washington Post]

Democracy Now – Meet the Navajo Activist Who Got the Washington Redskins’ Trademark Revoked: Amanda Blackhorse

James Blake halfway done with new album, collaborating with Kanye West and Justin Vernon. [Pitchfork]

Long lost Aphex Twin album Caustic Window sees the light of day! (20 years unreleased) [Revolt]

Warp Records releases 25-year anthology of works by Nightmares On Wax. [Wax Poetics]

Early this week radio personality Angie Martinez resigned from Hot97 (where she’s been for over 20 years) and joins Power 105.1/103.5 The Beat in Miami. [Buzzfeed]

Donning whiteface for Warhol: A tribute to ‘Drella’ by choreographer and dancer Raja Feather Kelly. [Dangerous Minds]

We Skyped with Genesis P-Orridge about their first retrospective. [Vice]

The sad old motels of Barstow, California. [BoingBoing]

Women as Background Decoration: Part 1 – Tropes vs Women in Video Games

– Anita Sarkeesian, a Canadian-American feminist, media critic, and blogger offers a feminists critique of video games depiction of women characters in her video blog Feminist Frequency. Warning: video contains image not suitable for children or those that may find the material offensive.

Aaron Swartz documentary “The Internet’s Own Boy” is available for CC-licensed pre-order today. [BoingBoing]

YouTube to block indie labels who don’t sign up to new music service. [Guardian]

Hidden painting found under Picasso masterpiece. [BoingBoing]

Stories of Technological Failure: PicturePhone, Dvorak keyboard & Betamax

EFF statement on passage of Massie-Lofgren amendment regarding NSA backdoors. [EFF]

Desert Wolf unveils riot control drone. [Defence Web]

Iraq requests US air strikes as Isis insurgents tighten grip on oil refinery. [Guardian]

Gertrude of Arabia, the woman who invented Iraq. [Yahoo News]

Democracy Now: As Iraq Teeters, Will U.S. and Iran Join Forces to Shore Up Embattled Shiite Gov’t?

Fukushima’s children are dying. [Counterpunch]

Soul murder and the profound brokenness of human culture. [Common Dreams]

The hidden messages in children’s books. [BBC]

Democracy Now – “A Neo-Liberal Trojan Horse”: Dave Zirin on Brazil’s Mass Protests Against World Cup Displacement

Acoustic purists are still at war with electronic music. [Motherboard]

The ’90s Female R&B group pyramid of excellence. [Complex]

Insane record collections and the people who own them. [Slate]

N.W.A. Straight Outta Compton movie gets release date, first cast photo. [Access Hollywood]

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