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zhaep  ·  2977 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Let's Talk About Death... Grips.

everytime some1 mentions DGs i feel obliged to mention B L A C K I E , who pioneered the style DGs rode the wave of acclaim on (releasing tracks like this in 2009, DGs form late 2010), and also who is to me the more interesting, experimental and flat out real artist imo.

Lyrically far more honest / engaging , and far greater breadth of vision.

I like DGs a lot but usually solely on a surface / stylistic level , B L A C K I E hits emotional depths & intellectual heights on top of that

this post (also linked above) showcases a bit of that breadth: http://zhaep.tumblr.com/post/74298969408/yeezus-death-grips-death-grips-b-l-a-c-k-i

he left the hardcore electro style years ago and continues to steamroll genre constrictions. his latest album is a sensational blend of extended experimental electronics , live instruments and free jazz saxophone , & his usual poetic / emotional evocations

edit: wow did not see the earlier reply by IAMORM , had this post open on a tab since earlier today but just got around to posting. tell ur boy he rules

haha, maybe i'll delve into my year-in-planning jobicide mission in another post, its probably deeper still than even my cord-cutting strategy.

but yea i should say, there is definitely NOT 0 costs to convenience & (picture) quality etc in making the leap to cableless tv. Trawling for a stable quality stream, tiptoeing thru phishing/malware minefields, contending with jittery chromecasts, buffering or even HDMI connections is a qualitatively much different experience than flipping on the game. Demands a bit more of a hackerish/open-source/diy spirit than most traditional tv consumption.

Well worth the effort/savings to me, and i've had pretty relative ease satisfying what mild traditional tv appetite i had, but ymmv.

there is definitely something to be said for the serendipity of stumbling on programming that you might not know you wanted in the traditional tv model -- that is largely lost in the on-demand nature of Netflix etc. Which is sort of what im trying to approximate thru youtube channel subscriptions etc which then collect into a feed i can browse thru similar to channel-surfing.

edit: alternatively you can 'flip thru' your saved channels one by one if looking for specific types of content. I'll follow up with some of the more idiosyncratic channels i sub, such as Open Courseware / MOOCs and weird J-Vloggers etc., that i thought would have less general interest.

Couldn't agree more. maintaining cable for so long was such a flagrant superfluous garish indulgence, almost solely self-justified for real-time HBO / Game of Thrones etc access. Otherwise, occasional sports, live news, On Demand & channel-flipping just rly weren't worth it.

So when u youtube, do you do any channel subscription / playlisting or just hunt & peck each time?

zhaep  ·  3078 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 8th Occasional Give Me A Quote From Something You've Been Reading Lately

thanks for the welcome 🙏 , hubski seems like a great community (not to mention beautifully implemented platform) . an oasis in what these days mostly seems like a world wide wasteland

zhaep  ·  3079 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 8th Occasional Give Me A Quote From Something You've Been Reading Lately

    'My great grandfather, Mansaku, brought the child home with him. But the child wouldn't suckle at his wife's breast. It wouldn't even drink rice broth. But when they offered it sap from the tree, it drank that.'

    'Mansaku, his wife and their children showed the baby love and affection like she was a member of their family. But she aged much more slowly than the other children. After ten years, she was still a baby. And she would only drink sap from the tree. Thirty years passed and both Mansaku and his wife passed away. Saho was only a toddler at the time.'

Vol 7 of the gorgeous, meditative, surreal and grotesque manga Mushishi by Yuki Urushibara

  ~my 1st 'give me a quote'
zhaep  ·  3448 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What music brings out your primal side?

o man great topic, i feel like so much music stimulates very ancestral parts of our psyches. i could go on at length but i'll just mention a few things im currently stuck on that gives me that feel, taking cues from your Death Grips reference without being overly obviously similar (obviously the Prodigy and B L A C K I E are touchstones)

Kirin J Callinan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Q... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rT75jUEUoO0

NGUZUNGUZU: care$$ - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xP71Sr9iCbM

Babyland: slow news day - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOfjhUH1yrg

A lot of Philly / Jersey / Baltimore Club is raw and primal af: DJ Sega marmite - http://soundcloud.com/djsega/marmite-dj-sega-remix-dj-sega Woo hah - http://soundcloud.com/djsega/woo-hah-got-you-all-in-check

maybe i'll be back for more later. if looking for more recent + accessible (relative term) raw stuff maybe ICEAGE or Pissed Jeans would work

[edited cuz n00b. what kindve code r we working with here? html clearly did not work]