Category Archives: Mi2N MUSICDISH

REVIEW: Chewy is Chewy Good

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Funk and jazz. Smoothed out but meaty, pungent beats made from an organ, Fender Rhodes piano, bass, and fat back drums. A woman’s soulful voice; doin’ it like Tina Turner said back in the day when she and Ike took the gentle, country, rock song “Proud Mary” and dowsed it with grease and lit it on fire: nice and easy then nice and rough. Yeah, we’ve been hearing this sound from Chaka Khan, representing the funky soul side of the sound to Norman Connors and vocalist Jean Carn playing their unique brand of multi-cultural, freedom jazz. For those opening your ears for the first time in the 1990’s, there was the Brand New Heavies, whose live action British-born acid jazz (the funk breaks from ’60’s and ’70’s artists like Horace Silver, drummer Idris Muhammad,! and electric saxophonist Eddie Harris) injected a hip hop flava, which was the main seasoning on the neo funk and soul souffle of that time.Read More

A Brief History of Nothing, Charlie Nothing And His Dingulator

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In October 2007, legendary performer Charlie Nothing passed away at his Soquel California home. The following article was originally published in The Fretboard Journal, Number 6, Summer 2007. Charlie was pleased with the story, saying “I’ve had interviews and articles before but yours is the best by far? Thank you so much!”

Thank you Charlie Nothing! We miss you.Read More

Happy Suicide, Jim!" Burns Like Lake Erie, Now You’re Addicted to The Love Kills Theory

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Right around the time I discovered what the world’s all about, i.e., that we’re lied to and manipulated by a system that is a vast Leviathan, a relentless machine powered by work, consumption, conquest abroad, and repression at home, I took the blue pill of awareness in the form of coming to New York for college, studying Existentialism, and seeing punk rock and avant gard jazz every night. I also read political philosophy books like “The Revolution of Everyday Life.” This book explained a lot – why my parents and other adults I knew would become more dissatisfied and angst ridden the more they bought stuff that they didn’t really need; why as a young teenager I would always go to the neighborhood where it was “happening” and always be disappointed because nothing was; why the revolution promised by the ’60’s, despite great gains, metaphorically speaking, ended in murder and suicide.Read More

Mashed Buddha, Electro and Four Keys To Zen: Rise of the Human Being

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Electronica and the rise of machines in music, like machines everywhere, are moving to include, eclipse, and displace people and the human touch. iPods replace DJ’s in clubs. A buddy of mine pointed out that from Broadway to Las Vegas, living musicians are being replaced by synthesizers and drum machines. Karaoke is now considered an art form and folks who pay $50 to $500 to see a “live show” see a “band” playing computer music. And if there is a live band, as in the case of, say, Beyonce’s ongoing tour, the musicians interface with and are subservient to, the almighty machine in the form of click tracks, videos and other special effects.Read More

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Gonzalez y Gonzalez (625 Broadway, NYC) is the tropical rococo home to the longest bar in NYC. I can vouch for the bright eye candy, but without my tape measure I cannot confirm the size boasting. The food is your standard South of the Border fare and – at least for tonight – the margaritas were only $5.00. I’m not sure if this is normal. I did find out however that they offer Salsa lessons weekly … but don’t look for me there.Read More

Hairspray’s Revolting History: The Invisible Star Of The Film & Broadway Show Won No Tonys

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The new movie version of HAIRSPRAY makes this a good time to take another look at this piece I originally wrote back in 2003. It calls up the event that inspired Waters to create the original Hairspray film.

Buddy Dean died on July 16 2003. Probably not too many people besides Baltimore-bred baby boomers noticed. John Waters and Danny Schechter did.Read More

Some Thoughts On The Digital Music Forum, Part 1

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he American Dream Is Myspace, The American Disease Is The Music Industry..I was walking through Battery Park the other day and there was a very realistic mini-me Statue Of Liberty getting all interactive with a couple of its admirers. I like that. Fifty yards further north there was another Statuette engaged in photo op. Ironically I came upon this very analog interaction on my way to the Digital Music Forum where I gained entry, by way of mediachannel.org, posing as a journalist.Read More

MusicDish To Host 2nd ’10th Anniversary’ Showcase During New Music West 2007

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MusicDish LLC, a leading music magazine publisher and marketing firm, announced the setting for its second ’10 Anniversary’ showcase at New Music West Festival, the largest and most influential new music festival on the west coast. Being held at Vancouver’s Library Square on Saturday May 5, the showcase will feature some of Canada’s top emerging talent from Toronto to Tokyo, including pop fusion artist Rose Beach, jazz fusion act Greenlaw and pop rock duo Blue Venus.Read More

RockPop Cover Story – George DuBose & The Notorious B.I.G.

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The story behind the photograph, in the words of George DuBose – “Mr. Cee, Big Daddy Kane’s DJ, called me one day and told me that he was working with a young rapper. The track for the young rapper was going to be on a compilation 12” vinyl that would be released by a NY radio station. I forget the name of the station – I think it was WKTU.Read More

Drop DRM Or Become Irrelevant

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DRM – A Question Of Belief Systems? After countless conversations and debates over the past eight years, I have come to think that the DRM issue is largely a question of which reality one believes to be trueRead More