You know the metaphor of the calm duck on a water’s surface hiding a furiously paddling set of webbed feet underneath? No?!? Well, that would describe my process for creating an MP3 Mix CD. The creation of a mix CD was a lot longer than the 1 hour and 19 minutes that the playlists portrays.… Read More MP3 Mix 11 (2006?/2007?) – Aesthetics, Amour, and Analyzing
Now THIS mix CD is definitely from 2005 — and not because of the inclusion of “Gold Digger” from Kanye West and “Shake It Off” from Mariah Carey, though those are two of the three classics on this collection. (Read further for the other; you may be surprised!) I remember distinctly listening to this CD… Read More MP3 Mix 10 (2005) – Or, A Hodgepodge Of Its Time
I recently found four of my MP3 Mix mix CDs, and I acquired a new challenge: creating Spotify playlists of each one. I thought it would be a fun lark brewed from boredom and archival interest. So hey! The first, “MP3 Mix 9 (2005?)”, contains 19 of the original 22 songs; Fischerspooner “Emerge (Dave Clarke… Read More MP3 Mix 9 — or Archiving Mixtapes in a Streaming World
Despite the ongoing investigation, at this point, LAPD Investigators have found “no criminality” in how 12 Officers who ordered at a Compton Walmart Supercenter McDonald’s became ill. It was first reported that the harmful substance that made the Officers sick was placed intentionally in their drinks. Indubitably, though, the toxic substance (canine excrement) accidentally made its… Read More LAPD McDonald’s Incident Update
Destruction is the last resort when all has failed. Countless acts of protest have roots in violence — from the Boston Tea Party to Stonewall. And yet it’s when a majority of black people are involved that the hand-wringing starts. This country has oppressed black people since we were brought here against our will.… Read More About the Rioting and the Looting and the Racism
(This timely song parody was written in March 2020, which was a time slightly different from These Uncertain Times™.) Ladies and gentlemen, this is Mambo 69 One, two, 69 Everybody in the car gonna see vagin’ In the back seat, squeaking to the meat beat Smells in the car that are not all that sweet… Read More Mambo No. 69
So many shitty things happening in the world right now! Let’s see: COVID-19 (aka “coronavirus,” “The ‘Rona,” or “Da Coro”) is wreaking havoc around the world, decimating economies, killing thousands of people, and forcing people (if they’re smart!) into self-isolation and/or quarantine President Trump is bringing his Hitler-esque ego-boost rallies indoors with his daily televised… Read More Things Are Pretty Shitty!