Vlog Remix (and Rare Public Appearance!!!)

June 12, 2008

Here's a new version of an old video, for the good people at current.tv.

And for those who are in NY, you are welcome to observe my nerdiness in person, on Saturday at the UCB theater. Details are below.

Posted by jsmooth995 at June 12, 2008 4:01 PM

Nice. I never download music, love to buy it.

Posted by: E at June 12, 2008 4:52 PM

i wish i could 'observe' my favorite nerd in person. ;)
peace from bln!

Posted by: alia at June 12, 2008 6:51 PM

JS: exactly. And, when we bought records, we necessarily bought less of them. They were precious objects, to be played over and over again. You really got to know the nooks and crannies of music. For me (I might be a tad older than you), it was Rock and Roll in the 70's.

And, I have the good fortune to have parents that had some cool albums of their own. Lenny Bruce. Stan Kenton. Jesus Christ Superstar (really! give it a try, you'll be surprised). Bill Cosby.

Which reminds me: back then, comedy's central delivery vehicle was the album--after all, there were 4 channels on TV and Cosby didn't get much air time. I wore out my parent's Bill Cosby albums. Those were magical nights, sitting in the living room next to the turntable spinning those albums.

Jay, thanks for bring the memories to the surface.

Posted by: dkl at June 12, 2008 8:07 PM

It's the
Simple as Pie jay-z got got
he said 100 mill.
the live nation made 400+ in less
than a month & haven't even started the tour

Content ownership: Yes Important
Artist are still to know you to do that
the big Firm's are working on it
but Im the person teaching them LOL
Im not going to give them all the good's

Im that Nerd that did it so I help
Eg: Nikki Jean yep
Ryan Leslie

The Education of Content ownerhip
this keep it simple consistent have
a flow spread it lil different on the
web same name's, Pic's vid's etc's
keep Good archive you can sell the Mainstream
Media. for them to runn for 3 month's

Doing you live show is the Rack Up
have sponser pay to be included in you
live event's so your fan's can get free stuff
via the web while your show is going on.

I cant say all my good stuff on the web
lol. the rest is need to know. lol

Some of my tool's
I R&D are www.wix.com & www.mogulus.com

getting content out on time is still key
need team.
But jay you know the deal

By:Wesley Clouden
Mobile Media Content Producer

Posted by: Wesley Clouden at June 12, 2008 9:39 PM

"Don't front like you never licked a record before."

Okay, laughing my ASS off over here.

I went to a great panel discussion at the Tribeca Film Festival about new media, and how it would change the film industry. I think most of what was said there could apply to the music industry, too. And the two big points that made sense to me were (1) we artists, instead of being afraid of the new medium, have to embrace it and find ways to monetize it, and (2) trying to stop people from downloading for free is NEVER going to happen, so instead we need to find ways to turn that to our advantage instead of spending our lives being bitter piracy cops.

So sorry I can't be at the show Saturday. I tried to clear my schedule for it, and I failed. :( Seeing you and Ze Frank at the same time would have been a nerd girl's dream. Ah, well.

Posted by: Amy at June 12, 2008 11:09 PM

Nerd, yeah...sure.
Say Smooth, i will be in New York from July through to Labor day. Are you gonna have anymore of these live events in that time period.
And are you now on the lecture circuit for true? Are you on the road to getting those Keith Olbermann speaking engagement bucks?

Posted by: audiodramatist at June 13, 2008 2:15 AM


i'm 21.

i wish that i went through that and getting music meant more.

i have digital albums that i've never fully listened to because they're lost in my music library; i never think to look them up because there's not a physical product to handle.

i'm a musician and i'm thinking for the future and what i can do to possibly bring it back

modern day activism? we're so weak.

great post, thanks.

Posted by: erica at June 13, 2008 2:45 AM

the thing is, MOST music today is not worthy of being on a record or being cared for. the music industry deserves all its "losses" for giving up on creativity and real voices. back when you had to buy an album it was probably worth it. imagine spending 20 bucks for "rick ross" or lil wayne!!! eeewwww thats a disgusting thought. by the way i dig your blog. post more.

Posted by: ant at June 13, 2008 3:44 AM

Jay's that dude. Always a reliable commentary...

Posted by: Conscious at June 13, 2008 9:27 AM

"now we just sit there on the couch typing in the code for the rapidshare link"

so true, J.

Posted by: J-Mass at June 13, 2008 10:48 AM

Damn, I too remember '88 waiting for Nation of Millions to come out. After Bum Rush I was so antsy to see what the follow-up was. Blown away...

Only though you did sometimes have the MAJOR letdowns- Hmmmm, Tougher Than Leather anyone?

Keep is up.


Posted by: Modrian at June 16, 2008 8:06 PM

radiohead got fucked royally on their latest album as well

Posted by: JANGZ at June 18, 2008 10:49 PM

What it comes down to is bad albums. As the years go by you have more and more people who just want to make money. I know i've bought alot of wack albums. If people really like it they will go and buy it also. Wayne just sold a million in one week and Kanye came close to that number.

Posted by: korey at June 20, 2008 12:35 PM

BAD ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Obviously, you and I come from the same generation. I miss record albums. Oh, and by the way, as a white woman, Public Enemy's It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold us Back changed my life to.

Posted by: Wendy at June 23, 2008 3:12 PM

damn i missed this??!!

Posted by: miss al boogie at June 26, 2008 9:35 AM

It's tough to say this, because you always bang with your episodes... but I think this is the *BEST* illdoctrine to date.

There's history, what's going on in the present and suggestions for the future, all relevant and on-point.

Props as usual.

Posted by: bill c. at June 28, 2008 9:06 AM

RIGHT ON. This vlog was definitely worth the repost. I gotta say, based on the increased traffic at the surviving record stores here in Mpls, a lot of "the kids" are catching on to vinyl. It's very cool to see. What's also cool about the vinyl revival is that we get to experience release dates a second time (example: De La Soul Is Dead gets re-released on vinyl *today*).

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