Category Archives: The Gurge

Hip Hop and Africa, Letter to Hugo Burnham 3/29/2015

Hugo, I’ve been thinking about the issue you’ve brought up, and I have to admit; because I can’t play music, I really don’t know anything about compositional or technical motifs common to African music and hip hop. Considering the beat’s … Continue reading

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Remembering my friend Seth Boyd, aka Cadence

  From my musicology thesis, University of Edinburgh, Summer 2011: III. PERSONAL HISTORY   “People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm” – title of A Tribe Called Quest’s debut record (Zomba, 1990)   “Hadn’t I just been a special … Continue reading

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Don’t Write Record Reviews

But if you must, here’s some advice I once gave a friend. Continue reading

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The Road vs. The Book of Eli

[**SPOILER ALERT**] In both The Road, adapted from Cormac McCarthy’s 2006 Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel of the same name, and The Book of Eli, a man faces life after the end of the world, on a planet that’s barely responding to life … Continue reading

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StuffWhitePeoleDo Blog Reply

In re: is the song “Brown Sugar,” and hence the Rolling Stones generally, earnestly racist or adopting a racist narrator’s viewpoint or some bullshit: Hey, timely!: http://www.rollingstones.com/news/news.php?uid=692 Baffling that the theme of “Brown Sugar” eluded so many folks what with … Continue reading

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Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland by Tim Burton When deciding whether or not to see Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland in 3-D, I had to ask myself two important questions. First; am I ten years old? And second; “3-dimensional” movies—again? Really? That’s … Continue reading

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Purportedly, a “weeping Buddha”

submitted November 6, 2010, for Records & Evidence class at University of Glasgow Purportedly, a “weeping Buddha” This object is significant to me more for its form, for what it is, than for its uniqueness; I have acquired and encountered … Continue reading

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