Posts Tagged: wonky

  • Art

    Vanguard – The Sound of Tomorrow, Today

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    I didn’t do an end of the decade list.  Whenever I start making lists, they end up way too long, and I always forget something.  That’s how this whole thing started out, as a long list of songs from about 2005 to 2009.  The selections were made for any number of reasons but mostly because… Read more »

  • BeatGen

    BeatGen Series: First Principles

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    The fundamental first principle of BeatGen is the beat.  Defining the beat however, things become more complex.  Music theory tells us that *a* beat is one pulse of time. *The* beat is the interval patterns between pulses.  More colloquially,  meaning has expanded to represent a core pattern of a song as the beat (this notably… Read more »

  • BeatGen

    BeatGen Series: Introduction

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    I’ve been intrigued with contextualizing BeatGen with the history of western music for some time now.  For me, the music that is coming out of this generation of musicians raised on the beat, is not only exemplary of the modern age in sound, but also in how that sound is related to the broader history… Read more »

  • Art

    Conscious Rap Failed Us: The Busdriver Interview

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    Imagine my surprise when I show up to the address provided for this interview and find an unemployment office.  I figured there was a mistake, pulled out the iPhone to call the publicist but couldn’t get any service.  So I go inside to use a pay phone, and there sitting in the corner wearing the… Read more »