The Reckoning of Dorothy Parker

September 29, 2008

Last week Radiohead released the master tracks for "Reckoner", so that fans could do their own remixes.. I took a stab at mixing it with one of my other favorite songs, andd will share the results here:

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Economics and Annoying Smart Guys

September 24, 2008

Or "How America Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Nerds"

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A Visit From DJ Babu

September 15, 2008

A little footage I found from when the legendary DJ Babu guest deejayed on my radio show, back in 2002. Check out his beat-juggling on the Emotions' "Blind Alley." (Observers in the background are DJ Emskee, DJ Avee, Randy and the ever enthusiastic DJ Tomkat.)

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Hipster Rap

September 13, 2008

Technology is conspiring to keep me from finishing other vids, so in the meantime here's a quick one by request.

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The Lost Tapes, Volume One

September 10, 2008

Big big thanks again to everyone who wrote in/commented with kind words and ideas. While I'm busy editing new stuff and repairing this "unmountable boot volume" here are some old podtech videos you might have missed, that I just re-uploaded to blip.tv:

  • ill Doctrine Anthem - My original introductory rap. Wow, I put a lot of work into that one.

  • Amy Winehouse and the Ethics of Clowning People - Sadly that situation is looking even darker now than it was when I posted this.

  • Machine Guns and Stupid Choices - One of the videos that means the most to me, partly because since I posted it I've actually heard back from some of my old students, cosigning and confirming how this rang true for them.

  • RZA and the Legend of the Replicator "It's just another chamber.."

  • Hip-Hop Is Giving Me A Rash - Probably the winner for Weirdest Extended Metaphor.

  • Fox News vs. CNN.vs. WWE - I still can't believe they got away with this..

  • If Bill O'Reilly Was A Rapper Giving Keith Olbermann one more chance to pick this up. You know you wanna air this, Keith!

  • Beating the Little Hater - you woulda thought I'd be better at avoiding creative blocks, after all the great energy that came from this post.. I did get a lot of great things from the discussion it sparked though, especially from all of you who recommended The War of Art.

  • A Conversation With Charlie Ahearn, Part One | Part Two | Part Three - One of the coolest hip-hop conversations I've had in recent years, with the director of Wild Style.
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    Ballad of the Little Hater

    September 5, 2008

    Topher asked me to describe my Little Hater, and Derek asked me to discuss beatboxing. But the beatboxing game is to be sold, not to be told. If you're not familiar with the Little Hater go here.

    UPDATE: By request, MP3 version here

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    The Republican Hater's Ball

    September 4, 2008

    Hateration in the GOP dancerie. I'm soooo glad you all asked for commentary on Sarah Palin and made me sit through the convention last night. [/sarcasm]

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    Vlogging is Stupid

    September 1, 2008

    Just a station announcement before we return to regular programming. Conversate is totally a word, by the way. Like I said in the video please keep hitting me back with ideas, comments, stuff you disagreed with in some other video.. here or on twitter or wherever. And if you can do it in a video response that's even better!

    (Shoutout and love to everyone representing NOLA and thereabouts..)

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