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Friday, 5 January 2007
the last soul brother: james brown (1933-2006)
Now Playing: kindred spirits radio show on giantstep.net
Topic: articles

i was wondering when my man Dr. Mark Anthony Neal would get around to writing something about the Godfather of Soul. and of course, he knocked it outta the park, as always. more on-point than a seasoned ballet dancer. read the article here.

Posted by macedonia at 5:33 PM EST
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BSOTS 032 - podsafe picks for 2006 (pt. one)
Now Playing: chillcast top 20 of 2006 (anjibee.com)
Topic: my podcasts

happy new year, all. for this show, the last episode of 2006, i wanted to take a look back and showcase some great moments in podsafe music. for the music podcaster, there's so much to choose from and i'll never get to it all (never mind all of the music that i want to play and can't), so the next three shows will be dedicated to scanning the surface. all songs within this episode (with the exception of some background music) can be found on the podsafe music network. listen up for the cd giveaway on this show as well as a special holiday shoutout from the hostess of the chillcast. granted, if you're hearing this once it's 2007, it'll probably sound a bit dated. my bad - meant to have to show posted sooner, but the life of a father to a four-month old child is mad hectic.

in addition, the show begins with a brief nod to James Brown. i wanted to record a short spoken eulogy like i did for Dilla back in February, but time and parenthood wouldn't allow for such. besides, what could i say that hasn't already been said? all i'll say is this: George Clinton introduced me to funk, but James Brown remains the ultimate personification for me of what funk music is in theory, discipline, and practice. while his physical remains will be committed to the earth, his spirit lives on forever in his music. within my collection of soul and funk 45s, one name appears more than any other...that name is JAMES BROWN. respect due...

one last thing...if you like this show, please digg this show. thanks much for all your support. and as always, peace, beats, and blessings...

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- a word from our sponsor (for james...) -

chimpy*whale monkeys {buy song at the pmn}

the havenots*what's next? {myspace}

iasiis*jealousy (instrumental)

force theory*love step {official website}

simontronic*no warning Simontronic - The Royal Bloodline - No Warning

core rhythm*atomic weight {buy album at CDBaby.com}

holiday shoutout from anji bee

christopher willits*yellow spring christopher willits - Surf Boundaries - Yellow Spring

brookville*nothing's meant to last Brookville - Life In the Shade - Nothing's Meant to Last

opening theme includes the closing portion of "hot on both sides" by techniken defunkus. you can download the entire song here.

background music:

Your Eyes Are Like UFOs My Darling

Download "This Is The Power" (mp3)
from "Your Eyes Are Like UFOs My Darling"
by Innerstance.Beatbox
The Consumers Research and Development Label

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Posted by macedonia at 12:01 AM EST
Updated: Friday, 5 January 2007 11:43 AM EST
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Thursday, 28 December 2006
o.p.b. (other people's best of lists) and...the year in racism.
Now Playing: adam curry's daily source code (www.curry.com)
Topic: articles

perhaps by the middle of 2007, i'll actually have my own best of 2006 list done. as for now, here are several others worth reading by Mark Anthony Neal, the always opinionated staff of Other Music (it's an exhaustive list, seems to get larger every year, but always worth reading), and the irreverent and wacky station members of WFMU.

and as an added bonus, a very funny article from comedian Baratunde looking back on the year in racism.

Posted by macedonia at 2:24 PM EST
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Thursday, 21 December 2006
ESM 006 - paternal breakdown
Now Playing: the roots - don't feel right
Topic: my podcasts

episode number 6 of endless shouting matches with yourself has been posted.

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Posted by macedonia at 5:15 PM EST
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Monday, 18 December 2006
Radio BSOTS featured on Podshow Music Rewind #50
Now Playing: Downtown Soulville w/Mr. Fine Wine (wfmu.org)
Topic: my podcasts

much respect to Marcus Couch of Podshow Music Rewind for reaching show #50. For this special episode, he featured 15 of the most memorable entries from other podcasters. yours truly was included, reppin' for my man Hired Gun. if memory serves me correctly, this is my first submission to PMR.

you can check out the show at the Rewind homepage. just look for show #50 in their feed player...

Posted by macedonia at 12:21 PM EST
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Wednesday, 6 December 2006
BSOTS 031 - u.k. double shots
Now Playing: mike lupica's show on wfmu.org
Topic: my podcasts

if i sound kinda "no nonsense" on this one, it was because i wanted it that way. this is a themed show, and i wanted to be about my business for this episode. so it's quite simple, really: three artists from the u.k. two songs from each. all three artists can be found on the podsafe music network.

the other reason for my "no nonsense" tone is...i was recording my voiceovers in the morning before heading off to work, so i was being very conscious of the time. also, it was my first time trying out my new microphone, an M-Audio Nova. MACEY LIKE. can't believe how crisp the voiceovers sounded in comparison to past episodes. the age of the craptacular microphone could very well be over...

gotta do more themed shows - this one just feels right...

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my toys like me*sick couple
my toys like me*all over my face
visit their myspace page

urbanspacelab*picture perfect
buy CD or MP3s here

damien shingleton*don't lie to me
damien shingleton*over england
visit damien's myspace page

background music is the instrumental version of "hot on both sides" by techniken defunkus. you can download the full vocal version here.

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Posted by macedonia at 1:21 PM EST
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breathing while black...
Topic: articles

when Amadou Diallo was shot to death by the NYPD, black life was worth 41 shots. with the recent shooting death of Sean Bell by the same firing squad, black life has apparently increased by 10 shots.

if this keeps up, we'll be up to 100 shots by 2012. should i be morbidly flattered by this?

Breathing While Black by CHRISTOPHER RABB

Posted by macedonia at 9:38 AM EST
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Monday, 27 November 2006
BSOTS 030 - one year later... (pt. two)
Now Playing: gospel music on 1190 wlib am radio
Topic: my podcasts

part two of the one-year anniversary. i announce that there's a show from late april of this year that has the most listeners, but according to libsyn.com, two other shows have surpassed it. one's from september and i think the other's from june, both of which have been listened to at least 170 times by last count. NOICE.

seeing as how i say "welcome to camp lo-fi" during my introduction, it's rather cool that i get to play camp lo on the show (gotta love promonet...). "luchini" comes from their uptown saturday night album. recently found out that two albums followed their debut: let's do it again and a piece of the action. my black cinema buffs out there already know the deal, but for those who aren't in the know, camp lo named all three albums after a trilogy of '70s flicks starring sidney poitier and bill cosby.

that's pretty much it. some good music on this episode...hip-hop, soul, electronic, even some rock and gospel. listen closely to the sister gertrude morgan joint: is it just me or does she drop her tambourine during the song? oh yeah, you may notice a slight drop in pitch about a minute into it - i'm pretty sure that's part of the recording. everytime i've heard it (from different sources), it has included that digital slur.

last but not least, don't sleep on the opener from maspyke - it spanks. enjoy...

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maspyke*step Maspyke - Static - Step

alice smith*love endeavor Alice Smith - For Lovers, Dreamers & Me - Love Endeavor

roisin murphy*if we're in love Roisin Murphy - Ruby Blue - If We're In Love

camp lo*luchini Camp Lo - Best of Camp Lo - Luchini

blackalicious*powers Blackalicious - The Craft - Powers

phil moore browne*the smallest title Phil Moore Browne - Baggage Smasher - EP - The Smallest Title

sister gertrude morgan*let us make a record Sister Gertrude Morgan - Let's Make a Record - Let Us Make a Record

background music:
jason hogans - peter and the rooster
techniken defunkus - bathing
intaprize/grand hustle*minwitdropz

opening theme includes the closing portion of "hot on both sides" by techniken defunkus. you can download the entire song here.

other key info:
the most popular radio bsots episode thus far (or so i thought...)
official blackalicious web site
alice smith on myspace
digivegas podcast

promonet links:




Bukarance/ABB Records

Download "Step" (MP3, 192kbps)

Best Of Camp Lo

Download "Luchini" (mp3)
from "Best Of Camp Lo"
by Camp Lo
Perspective Music, Inc.

Baggage Smasher

Download "The Smallest Title" (mp3)
from "Baggage Smasher"
by Phil Moore Browne
Hot Dog City Record Co.

Let's Make A Record

Download "Let Us Make A Record" (mp3)
from "Let's Make A Record"
by Sister Gertrude Morgan
Ropeadope Records

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Posted by macedonia at 1:30 AM EST
Updated: Tuesday, 28 November 2006 12:28 AM EST
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Monday, 13 November 2006
new voice mail number for Radio BSOTS...
Now Playing: Giant Step Jukebox Playlist (giantstep.net)

please note: the old voice mail line was deactivated. a new one has been put in place.

the new number is 206-337-0281.

Posted by macedonia at 4:53 PM EST
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Friday, 10 November 2006
friday afternoon at work blues...right on schedule...
Now Playing: turntable lab radio on brooklynradio.net

i've only been 33 for five days and i'm tired of it already. as of late, i have become extremely conscious of my weight. i've gone up a size in pants and it has really been bugging me. haven't been able to get to the gym as much due to parental duties at home. 30 minutes at the gym downstairs at work isn't enough. abs and ass need serious work. post-halloween candy binges at the office haven't been helping matters, i'm sure. downright counteractive, really, but this place is stressful without halfway trying to be.

(i sound like a girl, don't i?)

everybody's got a vice. the one habit, quirk, something or other that they know they need to learn to live without, but everytime you turn around, you're right back in the thick of it. it has its tendrils in you and it will not let go.

we all have it. what's yours? you don't have to tell me, because i'm not about to tell you mine. just own up to the fact that you have one.

there's too much in me that i'm ashamed of. thirty-three and a customer service rep...that's nothing to be proud of. i tend to quickly change the subject when asked about my job. if i'm still doing this at 35, suicide has to be justifiable.

(not like this should have has to be explained, but i wouldn't off myself. i'm just saying that as far as i'm concerned, avoidance of such a pitiful existence is justifiable by taking oneself out. God doesn't see it the same way, of course, so it looks like i'm stuck here until he sends for me. and then there's family, namely beth and simone. and that's not "stuck", that's solace. three more minutes and i can go home to them...)

Posted by macedonia at 5:29 PM EST
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