Around The Way 7-18-2014

Around The Way 7-18-2014

Tommy Ramone, last original member of the Ramones passed away last Friday. [Variety][Splicing Up Eyeballs][The Sydney Morning Herald][]

 End Of The Century: The Story of the Ramones (2003)

Tommy Ramone of The Ramones talks about The Replacements in the documentary Color Me Obsessed (2011)

Classic album covers minus deceased band members. [Dangerous Minds]

UK Garage MC Sparks’ friends and family send off funeral clip

– UK Garage MC Sparks’ funeral was on July 17th, he passed away of unknown causes on June 21. [Voice-Online] His family, friends, and fellow musicians sent him off in the clip above with the chant of a “remixed” verse and the hook from his UK Garage anthem “Fly Bi”.


67 minutes in memory of Nelson Mandela – Millions of South Africans have marked the first Mandela Day since the death of the freedom icon last December. Every year on Mandela’s birthday citizens are called on to devote 67 minutes to community service. [DW]

A-Trak Talks Keeping Scratching In DJing on LA’s Power 106 

Volume Control – What happens when your mixer is in the red. [DJ Conquest]

PLX-1000: Pioneer’s $699 Pro DJ Turntable details revealed. [DJ Tech Tools]

Just Blaze talks rise of DJs, ghost producing, what it takes to be a great DJ & more – DJ City TV

Vice article looking at GHE20 GOTH1K sub-culture and events organized by Venus X. [Vice]

‘Columbusing’: The art of discovering something that is not new. [NPR]

Real-life Yellowface! Now playing in Seattle. [Angry Asian Man]

AraabMuzik live and going HAM with Ebro in the Morning

How I sold my sneakers so I could get married. [Complex]

Producer Shlohmo gives away No More EP with R&B singer Jeremih. [XLR8]

Tool explains why they haven’t put out a new album since 2006. [Rolling Stones]

Democracy Now: “A Terrifying Night in Gaza”: Sharif Abdel Kouddous Reports on Israeli Ground Invasion

NBC reportedly pulls reporter who witnessed child deaths from Gaza. [Business Insider]

Breaking The Set: Israel Commits War Crimes While World Turns A Blind Eye – Interview with Harry Fear

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 reported shot down in Ukraine near Russian border. [BoingBoing]

Jose Antonio Vargas detained  at Texas Airport – Undocumented journalist and immigration activist taken into custody by Border Patrol. [Angry Asian Man]

How ‘Ching Chong’ became the go-to slur for mocking East Asians. [NPR]

The Shadow Hero: giving an origin story to comics’ first Asian-American superhero. [BoingBoing]

Viva Morrissey! A Short Documentary (2011)

Based on an article I penned for UK’s Dazed magazine, this documentary short chronicles L.A.’s Latino youth and their obsession with the music of The Smiths. A 15 minute look at music, culture, and adolescent identity.

The film played at SXSW, NoisePop and Edinburgh Film Fests. It was also featured as part of a Paris Fashion Week gallery show at the renowned store Colette.

Co-directed by Jessica Hundley and Jonathan Miertschin

The 4 most unexpected fan bases in pop culture. [Cracked]

‘The Black Man In The Comsos’: Sun Ra teaches at UC Berkley 1971. [Dangerous Minds]

Why did black voters flee the Republican party in the 1960s? [NPR]

Media Roots Radio – Occupy Silicon Valley – Abbey and Robbie Martin. [Disinfo]

A former Comcast employee explains that horrifying customer service call. [Slate]

Senate passes cell phone unlocking bill without opposition – Disputed language banning “bulk unlocking” passes the House, but not the Senate. [arstechnica]

Moon boot-styled sneakers celebrate GE’s role in first lunar landing. [Collect Space]

Skream: “Come With Me” Documentary – Watch the trailblazer’s final word on Dubstep and Disco

[via Thump]

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Rise of the Planet of the Apes: The art of the films. [BoingBoing]

Exploring Japan’s robot legacy at ‘Future Hall’ exhibition in Tokyo. [CNN]

Making glitch art by using audio programs. [Questionsomething]

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Boiler Room SF’s encore “Reloop” rebroadcast of yesterday’s 7/17/2014 show featuring Les Sins (Toro Y Moi), two of SF Bay Area’s own Giraffage (Fool’s Gold), and Teeko (4onefunk). This rebroadcasting feature is new to me; don’t know how long it’ll be up. TMG will post videos of this event when Boiler Room uploads them to their youtube archive. [Boiler Room SF “Reloop” stream]

J Dilla’s MPC and Moog Synthesizer to be displayed in the Smithsonian. [XLR8]

Prince gains his catalog in landmark deal with Warner Bros.; new album coming. [Billboard]

New owners of Yoshi’s S.F. say ‘sayonara’ to jazz, Japanese food and club’s name. [San Francisco Business Time]

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