A “First Time You Dated Your Friend, Mix” Note: The songs were changed, from its original 1999 version to defend personal dignity. The original mix, which included hits from acts like Brian McKnight, TQ, and KC and Jojo, will die in my heart, which is currently black until B. Mac makes another album. This mix [...]
Can someone fall in love with you for your ability to make them dance? What signatures of sounds, textures, dimensions? We have atomised speed, like drops of sweat on your neck, and (too much) heat – where can we go from here? All sound now is noise. Our ears are sites for sonic warfare. We [...]
On Africa, “Africa”, and the limits of first contact via pop media By PAOLO JOSE CRUZ DISCUSSED: omnipresent karaoke anthems, “Africa” by Toto as proxy for ‘World Music’, eco-tourism in Africa, romanticizing ancient civilizations, the politics of outreach travel By now, it sounds thoroughly familiar, especially to veterans of drunken karaoke like me: the insistent [...]
“You can’t separate your politics from your art because it’s part of human thought: what makes our politics makes our society. If you think that politics should be separate from art, then what would you make art about?” Not to be confused with the older Jose “KaPepe” Diokno, Pepe Diokno is in his senior year [...]
Ala Paredes is a name that would send some synapses to regions of our brains that we don’t usually tap. You may remember her as a video jockey for the local music channel MYX, or that long-limbed model for the clothing brand Penshoppe, or that striking girl who appeared in several commercials back in the [...]
by MARLA CABANBAN Discussed: Making peace with your rocker past, Pushing the limit on shameless moves, Dragonforce This, I definitely was not. I began having flashbacks of the unfortunate ballroom dancing classes I had in my high school. I survived those classes by memorizing the sequences and the counts. I could never feel music or [...]
“I’m dating someone.” “That’sss great! Do I know her?” “Actually she’s a friend of yours.” And…that’s all we really need to hear before this song starts to play. Guided By Voices – “Love Hurts (w_Kim Deal)“ At least in this case, there’s indie cred brought to you with the help of Bob Pollard.