Category Archives: Brilliant Discoveries

BRILLIANT I say!

Friends in high places

Cadence, the 2nd guest rapper, was a close friend in high school (3 straight losing seasons on the basketball team!), and hells yeah he still is. Kind of a great video too, filmed in Edinburgh: ‘Good Feelin’ by Capitol 1212 … Continue reading

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A brief listing of the variety of threats to the archive (any archive)

Lightning War Regime change Terrorism Religious upheaval Technological progress Technological regression Illiteracy Mistakes Earthquakes Earth, wind, and fire Sprinkler systems Firehoses Anything else that can be used to put out a fire (except blankets) Water Air (and air-borne elements such … Continue reading

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Jay ElecLeBronica. I can’t do any better than that.

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A letter to Zack O’Malley Greenberg, author of ‘Empire State of Mind’

Here’s a letter I wrote to a friend, Zack O’Malley Greenberg, whose business-focussed biography of Jay-Z, ‘Empire State of Mind’ (http://jayzbook.com, Penguin, about $15) was released last month. Zack, whom I met one night in summer 2009, when he came … Continue reading

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Hey, Kanye hates you right back!

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Friends in high places

Scots hip hop, represent! The second rhymer, the white guy? One of my best friends in high school. True story: <iframe src=”http://player.vimeo.com/video/14208803?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0&#8243; width=”400″ height=”300″ frameborder=”0″>‘Good Feelin’ by Capitol 1212 ft. Mike G (Jungle Brothers), Cadence, MCM and Dizzy (Ugly Duckling) … Continue reading

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A story by a librarian

The Parable Of The Palace by Jorge Luis Borges

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