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Q: why do you care so much about the economics and politics of music production?

A: because it's gamed to disadvantage anybody but cishet white dudes with money

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uspol, imperialism 

reminder that "US out of North America" is a very good leftist/progressive/social justice slogan, and should be used more often, if not daily

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language poetry 

cleaning the computer keyboard, and this gem appeared:

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Since we seem to be inventing imaginary states out of whole cloth: I for one am looking forward to the anarcha-feminist republic of "New Jupiter"

mlkfbi.com/synopsis/

MLK/FBI is the first film to uncover the extent of the FBI's surveillance and harassment of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Based on newly discovered and declassified files, utilizing a trove of documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act and unsealed by the National Archives, as well as revelatory restored footage, the documentary explores the government's history of targeting Black activists, and the contested meaning behind some of our most cherished ideals.

music production 

here's examples from two of their more recent keyboards (the camera is jittery on the second clip -- they had it mounted on the keyboard, i'm guessing)

youtube.com/watch?v=SNbMIpmefq

youtube.com/watch?v=KNfP7jByor

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music production, corny patriotic music 

if you've ever wondered why kurzweils get used in orchestral pits, here's your answer

youtube.com/watch?v=jDzbm6tlA_

Oakland’s original boogaloos speak out, in hopes of reclaiming their culture 

"A practitioner of the West Oakland style of boogaloo, Bilal first saw the dance being performed in 1969. In the artform’s early years, he says, there was little to no interaction between boogaloos on either side of town, so each area developed its own style."

oaklandside.org/2020/08/18/oak

Art: Crustaceans On The Move & A Rich Jerk, Watching YOU! 

#collage #art #MastoArt #Photoshop

“Crab Town 6” - Tall rect. w/thick blue & green paint & 2 round yellow buttons make a child-like hilly landscape. 7 vary-sized crabs descend from sky in an “S” shape. On grass: a supine blonde fashion doll in a long blue ruffled dress. Also 2 B&W photos: 1 of a 1960 U.S. political convention crowd & the other of a man in a tux. Text: “You don’t like our pinching? Then you'd better stop punching.”

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uspol, trump, graft, grift, fa la la 

nytimes.com/2021/01/17/us/poli

"Few regulations or disclosure requirements govern presidential clemency grants or lobbying for them, particularly by lawyers, and there is nothing illegal about Trump associates being paid to lobby for clemency"

Ronnie Spector: ‘I love #MeToo and Time’s Up – because men’s time is up’ (CW abuse mention in the link) 

theguardian.com/music/2019/dec

“When I was making my hit records, my ex was always ‘the genius’ and you felt like: ‘Well, who am I?’ You felt that small. I’m so glad I’m still on this Earth to see women going out there and saying: ‘You can be fabulous like me, you can do anything.’”

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uspol, trump, attempted coup, chud rioters 

y'all.

'I’m facing a prison sentence': US Capitol rioters plead with Trump for pardons

theguardian.com/us-news/2021/j

Sundance adds Coogler-produced ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’

The Ryan Coogler-produced Fred Hampton film “Judas and the Black Messiah” will have its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival

independent.co.uk/news/sundanc

music production 

but whatever. it's cool that there's different approaches being offered up for hardware-based hip hop production. it feels like roland has an overarching strategy around this whole end of their product line, which they're gradually releasing in stages.

so maybe even gaz williams will get the guitar jack input he wants ;p heh

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that said, i kind of agree with sonic state's (and guests) take on it. (i'm talking about the verselab, which roland just announced).

the lack of being able to do multi-track audio recording especially. it's fairly close to being an all-in-one production unit, but it's not quite matching the mpc live imo, save for the XLR port. which can be worked around via a small mixer.

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music production 

i'm not holding my breath for roland coming up with something like the MV-8000/8080 -- as nice as they are (and with an external port for a monitor! yay), i think they didn't sell that many of them, and they could be hard to use.

but otoh, akai is still shipping the mpc x. so someone is presumably buying them.

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