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Lo-Fi curator(s)?

I wonder if somebody or somebodies would like to step forward and take advantage of the "Lo Fi Blogging" concept; Valley Girl gave me the idea in comments. When I do Lo-Fi blogging, it's really an expression of my MR SUBLIMINAL Fucking excellent! musical taste,* and has more to do with my feelings or thoughts of the moment than anything else.

But it would make the blog better if the "Lo-Fi" concept could be extended to a broader range of music than, oh, the Wailers, the Clash, the Stones, Lucinda Williams, Johnny Cash, and various funk icons like Parliament or Talking Heads (sometimes). And it would be even nicer if "Lo-Fi" were written and curated in such a way as to generate discussion -- maybe even more YouTubes in comments. We all might learn something -- possibly even about music, since I can't even read music, or about the music industry.

So, anybody interested in that? Lo-Fi can continue along quite happily as it is; I enjoy doing it. But it just seems to me there's opportunity for better content that I, personally, don't have time to create. Over to you!

NOTE So, OK. I'm a Boomer, alright?

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Submitted by Valley Girl on

I would be happy to contribute my finds and research. I'm too much distracted b/c of my day job to be the lead on this, but when ever I find something, I'd be more than happy to do the extra research about the band, etc., because I pretty much do that anyway.

omigod, I didn't know you liked Johnny Cash!

but, if you want me to email you ideas and extra links, etc., I can do that- and if it suits, you can use under the Lambert name.

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Submitted by Valley Girl on

I think our YTs crossed! I had mine (see below) and you had yours! Very similar themes.

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Submitted by Valley Girl on

I noticed some exchange of looks- and it did catch my eye.

edit- okay, that was the guy who caught my eye- one of the "bow ties".... I was wishing I could lip read....

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Submitted by Valley Girl on

I have on vinyl, even tho I have no means of playing it. I guess I hold onto it for sentimental reasons.

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Submitted by Valley Girl on

there was a great YT with JC and co. (music only) playing "the devil came back to Georgia"- it got removed from YT, but there's this-

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Submitted by chicago dyke on

the devil on my K-Tell record from childhood says i can't believe you just posted that, heh. ;-)

my issue with this series is of course the "lo-fi" part. you know where i live, right? ulrich. chester. evan. tracy. carl. anthony. the giants of electronica. some of whom i've met and flirted with, even! i love this blog, but it makes me sad sometimes that none of you would care about the music i like. hell, you want guitars? siouxie and robert, then. i own a record player and records. i loved albums. i can do all the vinyl talk. i know what the high end equipment looks like. i supported the last, great Detroit record store in its dying days with hard cash. but lo-fi is a boutique art form, one that will go the way of long-form romance novels read by leisurely French Aristocracy that go on for 10,000 pages. small is beautiful, to Teh Kidz. i even feel silly for hanging on to the DVD and CD stuff i have. the new Groove is faster, meaner, and is cut and recut a thousand millions times. it's a monster that engulfs its own father, which is to say, the subset of music that is rock and roll. which like america, is only a small part of the potential of humanity for all its arrogance in believing it is more.

Submitted by lambert on

... 'til you try?

I mean, I didn't know who Public Enemy was until a couple of years ago -- since my musical taste was fixed when it was fixed, and I stopped listening to the radio or popular music when disco took over. So I have huge blanks. And that's before we get to classical, modern, and international.... So there is huge scope for a curator.

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Submitted by chicago dyke on

"electronica" is the short way of saying "the revolution that is taking place in music right now that will probably last until the nukes wipe us out."

the thing is, there's no real definition of "electronica" any more. it started out among the neoclassical composers and acid jazz types, but the ethos has gone totally viral. y'all know that younger folks today are not growing up with the system that used to dominate rock and roll, right? which is to say: the system in which a tiny handful of people decide what a great majority dances to? if rock and roll was revolutionary because it was blatant about sex, the music landscape today is the inheritor of all that. which is good! it means the death of rock and roll (and the last of the Stones dying will be the beginning of the end, blech) but is the birth of a truly new world. of course the internet is a big part of that, and the music revolution shares a wedge in a Venn diagram with all that. but let me put it this way: even if they shut down the internet here, they'll never be able to contain the effects of the corrupting, freethinking nature of technology and recording of this period. come to think of it, the last time music was this revolutionary was during the Protestant upheaval. politically, we will likely fail in many of our efforts. but what has been unleashed in music will go on and on... lo-fi is the new Classical. it's serene to watch it pass and age into Glory, um, "live" as it were.

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Submitted by Aeryl on

I've though about posting this one many times, cuz it totally sums up my feelings about our MOTU.

Plus, it deserves a special spot on the blog that says Fuck proudly.