Saturday, February 28, 2009

"...and highly recommended"

dj jedi - blowout breaks

A mixtape of the sample source material used by Digable Planets on their first two albums.


01. Hamilton Bohannon - Thoughts & Wishes
02. Lonnie Liston Smith - Devika (Goddess)
03. Kool & The Gang - Summer Madness
04. The Ohio Players - Funky Worm
05. Eddie Harris - Superfluous
06. The Crusaders - Mystique Blues
07. Herbie Hancock - Watermelon Man
08. The Last Poets - Black Is - Chant
09. The Crusaders - Lilies of the Nile
10. Bobbi Humphrey - Blacks and Blues
11. Herbie Mann - Push Push
12. Edwin Starr - Easin' In
13. Curtis Mayfield - Give Me Your Love (Love Song)
14. Tavares - Bad Times
15. Eddie Harris - Get On Up And Dance
16. KC & The Sunshine Band - Ain't Nothin' Wrong
17. The Crusaders - Listen And You'll See
18. Roy Ayers - We Live In Brooklyn, Baby
19. Digable Planets - May 4th Movement Intro
20. Motherlode - Soft Shell
21. The Meters - Here Comes the Meter Man
22. The Headhunters - God Made Me Funky
23. Fred Wesley & The J.B.'s - Blow Your Head
24. James Brown - Soul Pride (pt. 2)
25. Roy Ayers - Ebony Blaze
26. Shuggie Otis - Island Letter
27. Skull Snaps - It's A New Day
28. Bob James - Blue Lick
29. Bobbi Humphrey - Jasper Country Man
30. Herbie Hancock - Rain Dance
31. Sonny Rollins - Mambo Bounce
32. Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers - Stretchin'

Friday, February 20, 2009

notacon 6 | wyndam hotel | 4.16.09 - 4.19.09

The Wyndam Hotel in downtown Cleveland will host Notacon 6, the sixth annual computer “hacker” convention exploring technology and modern philosophy that runs from Thursday, April 16 through Sunday, April 19, 2009.

Paul Schneider, one of the co-creators and organizers of the convention, said in an email, “I think there are a couple good reasons students should attend Notacon. The first involves the central tenet of the event itself, that of discovery.” Schneider continued that the event, “is a great opportunity to network with new people with diverse backgrounds from our own city and from around the world.”

This year’s Notacon, one of the few remaining “hacker” conventions held in the Midwest, offers more than 40 presentations, contests, games, and giveaways throughout the weekend. The goal of the convention is not only to educate and enlighten attendees, but also to entertain them.

Schneider said in an email, “It's about us as a whole, not about one person lecturing and 200 listening. It's about everyone having conversations about the things that they are passionate about and wanting to share that passion with others.” Past presentations have included "DIY Green Energy," "Notageek: Technology and Everyone Else," "8 Dirty Secrets of the Security Industry," "The Great Failure of Wikipedia,” and "Your Moment of Audio Zen: A History of Podcasts."

What sets this convention apart from similar events is the addition of creative content that applies technology to graphics, art, and music, and the emphasis on social interaction. “A lot of people might think, ‘That really doesn't sound like it's for me,’ and I think they ought to check it out before discounting it so fast,” Schneider added.

Notacon offers two tiers of prepaid registration as well as a discounted prepaid rate for groups. The cost is $75 for basic registration while the $125 premier package includes a swag bag and a personalized badge. The price for tickets at the door increases to $100 each. During the evening of Thursday, April 16, 2009 a free preview event will be open to the public. For more information, visit

Monday, February 16, 2009

natural (noah d) | xippo [chi] | tuesday 2.16.09

Noah D. is one of the special guests this week on the live broadcast at Tuesday, February 17, 2009 sometime between 7:30 p.m. - 2:30 a.m. (between 8:30 p.m. - 3:30 a.m. EST because of the whole time zone thing)

or, if you're in wild 'n windy Chitown, check it out in person:

Xippo Tuesdays presents NATURAL:

MR P (South of Roosevelt)

3759 N. Damen (cross street is Grace)
7:30 p.m. – 2 a.m.

en 'til ~10 p.m.
$3 Coron
as & $5 quesadillas

Sunday, February 15, 2009

how to blog a hyperlink poem

how to and how to not write a poem
lawn jarts! I used to throw 'em
bonzai trees and how to grow 'em
your rights: you should know 'em
your own pajama pants: how to sew 'em

how to edit videos for free
home alarm should shout 'sooey?'
how to make nigiri sushi
I used to love to watch me some Hong Kong Phooey
but what the hell is blue tea?
you ever wonder what the blind see?

learn how to read people's minds
and what to do with orange rinds
what's in the New York Times headlines?
how can I make wind chimes?
where to look up rhymes
how many kinds of venetian blinds can you find?

how to impossible
who can fix my bicycle?
what is impassible?
who the heck's the Icicle?
learn about classical
wait, Usher sings "Nice & Slow?"
I think it's mean to midget throw
and I didn't like that movie "Blow"
but I really LOL @ Sarah Silverman's show

how can you spot periwinkle from navy blue or teal?
is the Lock Ness Monster real?
when they're walkin' into church, why do people kneel?
what happens if you steal?
you kept together by love like Captain & Tennille?
who ya think covers it better: Lauryn Hill or Seal?
yeah, right! this is how to get a record deal?
can Janice Dickinson's face show an even keel?

how to make it in Hollywood
are bees attracted to mistletoes?
directions to Dollywood
how you can make Christmas bows
I wanna be more like that little engine that could
in Brooklyn I heard a tree grows
probably chop it down for wood
above the now Ground Zero
on a wire he once stood.

when the funky beats drop
Brobee dances on his tippy toes
what you search, Google knows

how to fight a bear
ADD's black box scare
you up for truth or dare?
"is there anybody out there?"
how to curl short hair
does anyone still dress like Sonny & Cher?
does anybody really care?
why mom told you to wear clean underwear

how to tie a bow tie
how to fly, make yourself cry,
how to get rid of a nasty sty
are you givin' it the good ol' college try?
false eyelashes: oh, ladies, why?
mmm...seafood: how much should I buy?
Don't Repeat Yourself: the acronym is DRY

bored yet? why? well, here's some bubble wrap
remember when ol' whats-her-name got in trouble? Slap!
keg tap phone tap tree tap ball cap
who makes you clap? who's the very best at rap?

"Carpe Do-om"
should be on his to-mb
some of the samples, I knew 'em:
the big bass n beats bo-om
wise words whiz by-- zo-om!
so tasty you can stew 'em
then big league chew 'em
I listen to him alone in my ro-om

makes me wanna sweep the sidewalk with a bro-om
like that dude in Breakin' or Breakin' 2

wow! this graffiti breaks in-- "too
many emcee's, not enough mics"

found some funky 70's shit by Crown Heights
but Eddie's song always seems to fill my nights
oh yeah... back to how to make kites
and how to put your name in lights
don't waste time in fights
just set your sights-- high
before life passes you right by