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Wednesday, 26 July 2006
would mudfoot approve of this?
Now Playing: put the needle on the record w/billy jam (wfmu.org)
Topic: articles

the way i see it, the Bill Cosby that created the Fat Albert series is long gone. we don't even have the same Cosby that starred in the memorable Himself stand-up comedy flick. and while Heathcliff Huxtable remains a father's father, we don't have him either. instead, we're stuck with Old Coot Cosby, the guy who's on the nationwide tour telling young people to pull their pants up and turn off that "filth-flarn-filth" and letting everyone know within earshot that poor black folk will be our downfall. and it seems as if all of the Jello pudding pops in the world won't make him change his mind.

i'm only 32, and Lord knows that i'm as bitter as hell, but i hope i don't become as conservative as Cos when i get older. at any rate, check out this Washington Post article where Michael Eric Dyson continues to challenge Cosby's rhetoric...

Posted by macedonia at 5:25 PM EDT
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Monday, 24 July 2006
"whadaya mean you started a new show?!?"
Now Playing: the hum of my computer lulling me to sleep...
Topic: my podcasts

i know, it's nuts. Radio BSOTS is about to celebrate its one-year anniversary, my wife is almost eight months pregnant and we've been getting ready for the blessed arrival, work kicks my ass on the regular monday-friday, been writing reviews for impose magazine, and what do i go and do?

i start up a new show. yeah, i know, i'm crazy.

which is exactly WHY i needed to start this show. just go, i'll explain everything when you get there...

endless shouting matches with yourself

um...you *might* not want to play this one in the work place. i'm just sayin'...

Posted by macedonia at 12:21 AM EDT
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Tuesday, 11 July 2006
Now Playing: black uhuru - i love king selassie
Topic: my podcasts

today's copy of the journal news (a newspaper that covers most, if not all, of westchester county) features an article on podcasters in westchester, with a few quick quotes from yours truly.

click here to read the article online. also heard that this article appeared in the paper in rockland county as well. some cat up in connecticut blogged about it and happened to post the photos of me that appeared in the paper. click here to check out the shots...

(kinda funny that he includes me in the broadband revolution when i'm still doing everything via dial-up connections, but hey...you won't tell, i won't tell...)

Posted by macedonia at 11:22 PM EDT
Updated: Monday, 17 July 2006 3:40 PM EDT
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BSOTS 023 - music and moodswings (but mostly music...)
Now Playing: fela anikulapo kuti - open & close
Topic: my podcasts

reppin' for locust hill as a shorty.  yonkers, ny.  late 1970s.

i've really got to get a new microphone. craptacular ain't cute anymore. perhaps one of these days i'll learn not to record mic sessions after my driving lessons. that's a guaranteed rant waiting to happen. at any rate, good music this episode, so seek out those buylinks and support these artists.

all songs featured in this episode (with the exception of dudley perkins) can be found over at the podsafe music network or promonet.

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- show id from jonny sonic -
asamov*blow your whistle (remix) {buy it at emusic}
conscious*getcha {pmn}
jneiro jarel*big bounce theory (buy link information below)
- quick shout from hired gun of 3rd party -
reddyo*someone {pmn}
dudley perkins*dear God {buy it at itunes or emusic}
brookville*nothing's meant to last (buy link information below)

Three Piece Puzzle

Three Piece Puzzle

Jneiro Jarel
Ropeadope Records

Life In The Shade

Life In The Shade

Unfiltered Records

other key info:
the chillcast with anji bee
best of the worst podcast with jammin dave jackson
small world podcast with host bazooka joe
the BSOTS testimonial

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Posted by macedonia at 12:58 AM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, 20 September 2006 1:27 PM EDT
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Friday, 30 June 2006
memoirs of a reluctant disciple
Now Playing: kerrier district - yesco
Topic: my podcasts

so this isn't an actual episode. rather it's a testimonial that i've been working on for the last couple of months. i had some life questions that i've been contemplating. this is an audio document of me talking out loud to self and to GOD. i suppose you could call it a Christian with doubts (or seriously "off days") perspective. this is much more personal and spiritual in nature than the regular BSOTS episodes, which is why it is not included in the feed. instead, this is only available as a direct download to those who might find it of interest.

this file contains discussions of spirituality and religion, namely Christianity, with references to Jesus Christ sprinkled throughout. if that sort of thing offends you, feel free to skip over it. in addition, this testimonial is largely based on some earlier blog entries of mine, which you can find here.


please note: as of friday, november 17, 2006, this file become episode #5 of endless shouting matches with yourself.

interlude: secret of the saints no. 481
john oswald*power {buy it at emusic}
part one: one step at a time...
idmonster*the storm before the calm {download entire ep for free at notype.com}
part two: lead me not into temptation...
mangomad*so pure
part three: the story of my life (i wanted to tell her...)
geeez n' gosh*nobody knows/we call on Him {buy it at emusic}

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Posted by macedonia at 12:16 AM EDT
Updated: Friday, 17 November 2006 5:24 PM EST
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BSOTS 022 - "we want the airwaves back..."
Now Playing: kerrier district - new york
Topic: my podcasts

everybody loves the sunshine.  parkfest.  albany, ny.  mid-1990s.

another one of those all over the place shows, but i think it makes sense musically. starts off with some deep house, then some dreamy ambient and experimental rock stuff, a live drum and bass track (real jazzy), then closing out with some grown folks hip-hop. like i said, it sounds all over the place, but trust me, it works.

as for myself, i discuss a number of things, like my wife's pregnancy, a savvy ad campaign, and my fear of driving. it's in talking about the last one that makes this show a bit longer than usual. but ranting while slightly tipsy will cause that to happen. i promise not to make this a regular occurrence, but every now and again it's bound to happen.

all songs featured in this episode can be found over at the podsafe music network.

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interlude: negativland*mertz #2 {buy it at emusic}
steffan coonan*lovely day
maurice pollard*be with you
theory anesthetic*falling up {buy it at mperia}
blackout gorgeous*halucid {buy it at the merch girl}
deerfoot*elves on patrol {buy it at artist website}
the foreign exchange*all that you are (remix) {buy it at label website}

other key info:

Radio BSOTS featured on Podshow Music Rewind show #37

Posted by macedonia at 12:11 AM EDT
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Monday, 26 June 2006
exclusive BSOTS clip on Podshow Music Rewind #37
Now Playing: scarlet groove - groove aflutter
Topic: my podcasts

ah yes...camp lo-fi bum rushin' the Rewind once again...

most of the PMR clips are heavy on guitar. it's a mostly rock-centered show, so i thought i'd get my air guitar on and serve up some headbangin' treats of my own. i was bound to rep for Tamar-kali sooner or later...

you can download the show or listen to it online here.

Posted by macedonia at 5:49 PM EDT
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Friday, 9 June 2006
BSOTS 021 - songs for a rainy day
Now Playing: the news on 1010wins (am radio)
Topic: my podcasts

just realized something...this is my 200th blog entry. cool.

this would've been up a day ago if my connection hadn't timed out while transferring the mp3 file. it's not like i wanna be on dial-up, but my options are limited seeing as how dsl service isn't offered in my neighborhood.

considering all the blasted rain we've received in the northeast portion of the states, figured that the episode title was as good as any. the women outnumber the men this time around. some r&b, some electronic selections (both downtempo and uptempo), and a little hip-hop to start things off.

i can already see the eyebrows raising when people hear the menoosha track, but whatever...i like it. it's easily the most mainstream-sounding song played on this podcast thus far, but it's still from an independent artist. it's a reminder that not everything underground is going to be gritty and grimy or rough around the edges. this is a song that could hold its own on the urban contemporary power radio stations of the world. i first heard menoosha a few months back on the hoodhype podcast and was struck by her right away. on a show that plays a lot of hip-hop (mostly party joints, southern crunk, pimp and floss type of material), her r&b stuff stood out. my wife was surprised that i'd include it - to her it sounds like a lot she already hears on the radio. she calls it a "freak me" track. "i don't like 'freak me' tracks unless prince does them," she says. "i've been spoiled."

this show marks the first cd giveaway for Radio BSOTS. oh yeah, for the record, the baby bounces in the belly to hip-hop. she seemed to take a liking to the havenots track. always a good sign...

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- intro: taylor hicks and "timbalands, baby..." -
the havenots*cause and effect {pmn}
menoosha*after work {pmn | myspace}
martha redbone*perfect life {buy it at CDBaby}
kristin mainhart*stranger things {buy it at CDBaby}
promo: best of the worst podcast
dykehouse*diet humpwafer {free download of ep available at planet mu records}
arthur loves plastic*you may think this is love {buy it at CDBaby}
mellow dramas*inside out {pmn}

background music:
waajeed*track 27 (from the patty hearst beat tape)

other key info:
kristin mainhart live at the knitting factory nyc, 6/10/06
hip-hop commedia
epstein and hassan, a.k.a. the black and the jew

Posted by macedonia at 6:44 AM EDT
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Tuesday, 6 June 2006
Roundtable: Sexual Media Images of Black Women
Now Playing: music of our times w/the good doctor (wfmu.org)
Topic: articles

from NPR:

News & Notes with Ed Gordon, May 29, 2006 .

The alleged rape of an African-American exotic dancer by white Duke University lacrosse players has raised questions about how the news media is portraying the woman in the case. Guests: Mark Anthony Neal, associate professor of African-American studies at Duke University; Karrine Steffans, a former video dancer and author of Confessions of A Video Vixen; and Shaheem Reed, hip-hop editor at MTV News.

Listen here.

Posted by macedonia at 11:53 AM EDT
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on the topic of today
Now Playing: music of our times with the good doctor (wfmu.org)
Topic: the Christian walk

if anything bad happens today, it will be because we live in a fallen world, not because the date is 6/6/06. if the world ends today, it will be because GOD wants it to, not because somebody predicted it would. a news reporter brought up a good point today: let's say you won a bet that the world would end today...

how would you collect?

and no, i'm not going to go see the remake of The Omen. the original was scary enough. forget the slasher flicks - the O.G. version of The Omen is the top-notch horror joint, for real.

Posted by macedonia at 11:29 AM EDT
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