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Politik Kills

Posted by Gomez Comes Alive!, March 23, 2008 09:22pm | Post a Comment
Ever thought after listening to one of those remix CD by one of your favorite artists, "Damn, I could have done a better remix than that!" Well, here is your chance.









Manu Chao has a new website, www.PolitiKills.com. On it, you can preview his new remix EP, Politik Kills and watch the new video. According to a press release by Nacional Records, the site will also include include "commentary from social leaders, writers, artists and more; all in the name of reflecting on the misuse and abuse of power plaguing the world."

Besides the commentaries, there is a link that allows you to download the parts of the song Politik Kills and create your own remix. Then once you are finished with it, you can upload it back on the site for everyone to hear. Hear your remix along the ones created for the E.P. by such artists as Linton Kwesi Johnson, Dennis Bovell and The Nortec Collective. Even the ol' vampire himself, Island Records founder Chris Blackwell has a remix as well.

I love this idea and I hope other artists in the future will let people download wave files from their recording sessions so that we can all have a chance to remix our favorite artists. So far, most of remixes I've heard are of the Reggae variety. I think I'll go a whole other route with mine. How about Freestyle Manu Chao???

The Witchmaker

Posted by phil blankenship, March 23, 2008 08:32pm | Post a Comment
 





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Why You Should Shop In The World Music Vinyl Section #4

Posted by Gomez Comes Alive!, March 23, 2008 08:32pm | Post a Comment
I got some great Salsa records the other day. Nothing amazingly rare but L.P.'s one should have if you are going to compete in the Salsa arms race. I have to say I'm proud of my little collection. However, when  I saw the cover of the new Jesus Pagan CD, I nearly flipped. Now that's a collection! I don't know if that's his personal collection, but from the sound of his first album, he must of dug through plenty of crates. Jesus Pagan's first release, Salsa De La Mata - From The Roots, is out now and is red hot!



One day ... I keep telling myself. One day.
Here are some of my finds:

Dimension Latina-Salsa Brava
(with Oscar D'Leon on vocals)



Roberto Roena Y Su Apollo Sound-Pa'Fuera



Grupo Fascinacion-Fascinating Sounds
(w/Johnny Rivera on Vocals)



Happy Easter!

Posted by Eric Brightwell, March 23, 2008 12:38pm | Post a Comment
In terms of beloved figures central to Christian children's mythology, the Easter Bunny would probably show up near the top, well below Santa Claus but higher than Jesus, The Sandman and the Tooth Fairy. Actually, I was never too crazy about the Tooth Fairy. What does she does with all those teeth? Why does she buy our silence with micropayments left under our pillows?

    

Questions about the Easter Bunny are less frightening and more practical. How does a rabbit lay eggs? Where does the Easter Bunny live the rest of the year? How does he carry the Easter basket? And perhaps, what does he have to do with Christ Jesus' resurrection (if you're Rod or Tod)?

Of course, like all great holy days, Easter's roots aren't in Christianity. Whereas usually the Churchies change the name of the holiday when moving their religious observance onto its pagan foundation, in this case they left the old name. This could be because Eostre, a goddess of the Angles and Saxons, hadn't been actively worshiped for some time when Jesus' resurrection was being celebrated.

      

HAPPY EASTER!

Posted by Whitmore, March 23, 2008 08:23am | Post a Comment
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