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Tuesday, 30 December 2008
Now Playing: BSOTS 077 - certified no doze...

this is a great grassroots marketing site for independent hip-hop artists.  they've been sending me great material since the spring of 2007.  every month or so, they show love to a regional artist or dj.  my number just came up.  :-)

i just saw it yesterday and it made me smile.  serious thanks to lee at foundation media for making it happen.  click here to check out their homepage...

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BSOTS 077 - certified no doze...
Now Playing: u.k. garage mix on motion radio (pfradio.com/motion)
Topic: my podcasts

i could've just stopped with the last episode, and probably should have. i mean, it would've been a nice way to end 2008. but i couldn't let 2009 arrive without getting this one done. and checking the playlist, i think it was worth the effort. there are a number of cuts here that scored high on the rewind factor for me, namely joints by longshot, declaime, moka only, chandliers, and the primeridian. also keep tabs on outasight - that kid is going places. expect big things from him in the oh-nine. never pass up a chance to play vanessa daou - i've been in love with her voice since 1993. we're gettin' down with some jazz this time around, too. and don't front on the latin boogaloo classic from alfredo linares - HOT, HOT, HOT.

when i say "certified no doze," i mean it. i believe these artists and songs are not to be slept on. it's a jam-packed hour and i think it ends Radio BSOTS 2008 on a high note. onward and upward for 2009. hope you dig this one...

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go here to stream shows

you can contact me via twitter, facebook, or email. THE VOICE MAIL LINE HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED.

id drops courtesy of fave and ej flavors. theme music co-produced by macedonia and techniken defunkus. background music is "bathing" by techniken defunkus.

other key info:
macedonia's playlist on blip.fm
BSOTS 076 - the friends and acquaintances episode

1. longshot - "please believe (feat. diverse and ka di)" {itunes | rhapsody}
2. cysion - "no where (feat. dwele)"
3. outasight - "good evening (dream big)"
4. moka only - "how little do you know"
5. declaime - "wax (feat. georgia anne muldrow)" {rhapsody | napster}
6. chandeliers - "mango tree" {free download}
7. vanessa daou - "love child" {itunes | rhapsody}
8. vicelounge - "dear man (feat. dee ferguson)"
9. alfredo linares y su sonora - "el pito" {itunes | rhapsody}
10. kovacs - "jazz:zene" {free download}
11. adam rudolph's go: organic orchestra - "thought forms" {itunes | rhapsody}
12. circadian rhythm kings - "paul's new ride" {itunes | rhapsody}
13. the new mastersounds - "102 percent" {album website}
14. the primeridian - "hang on (nicolay remix)" {itunes | rhapsody}

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Monday, 22 December 2008
BSOTS 076 - friends and acquaintances...
Now Playing: BSOTS 041 - a tape of high fidelity...
Topic: my podcasts

happy holidays, everybody. hope this one finds you in good spirits wherever you are.

okay. first thing, right off the bat...this is a behemoth of a show. i was just saying to myself the other day that i probably shouldn't record a show that's longer than 80 minutes. 60 minutes is probably best and ideal, but 80 should be the maximum. this way it still fits onto a cd if someone wants to burn it and give it to a friend. well, this show is almost 90 minutes in length. i had no idea that it was going to turn out this long. however, i do think that it's for a good reason. see, all of the songs featured within this episode are original works from good friends of mine as well as friends of friends that i respect and various online brethren that i have come to know through other podcasts and/or social networking sites. this is me representing for the people that i continually build with, and it's a way of saying to them "thank you for being part of my life."

this show not only celebrates those whose music you hear, it also celebrates those whose id drops you hear, the bloggers and podcasters that i have met in person at a podcamp or some other gathering. back in the summer of 2005 when this show was just getting off the ground, i felt like i was going at it alone. i didn't know many others personally who were producing podcasts at the time or even if people would listen. three years later, i feel like i have some partners in the game, extended family throughout cyberspace who encourage me to step my game up, to keep producing shows, to write more blog entries, to continue to be active on the social media side of things. i gotta admit...that's a really great feeling.

so yeah, this is a long episode. my longest BSOTS show to date, as a matter of fact. and at times, i can't bear to hear myself speak because it's an "um" and "uh" fest. in my rush to represent for talented heads, i even incorrectly announce a song title (although i redeemed myself by acknowledging and correcting it afterwards). but we're amongst friends here. and if you can't be yourself around friends and family, then where can you? here's hoping that time allows for you to sit down with this episode in its entirety. GOD BLESS...

download ||| rss feed ||| subscribe to podcast in itunes

add to my PodNova

go here to stream shows

you can contact me via twitter, facebook, or email. THE VOICE MAIL LINE HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED.

id drops courtesy of bazooka joe, darrenkeith wyatt, jonny sonic, and ej flavors. theme music co-produced by macedonia and techniken defunkus. background music is the instrumental version of "hot on both sides" by techniken defunkus.

featured promos: friday night dance party and the half show.

other key info:
macedonia's playlist on blip.fm
cy tru on the podsafe music network
friday favecast
video for baba and yako's "feel the change" on youtube
rabbi darkside on mtv's made
december 2008 edition of us and us for motion radio

1. groove 7 - "third sky"
2. big la vs. todd - "you can call me todd"
3. hired gun - "the okie doke (feat. tranquill)" {itunes | cdbaby.com}
4. cy tru - "playin' (feat. heuser)"
5. core rhythm - "8 am bluez" {itunes | cdbaby.com}
6. lovespirals - "this truth (grooveblaster mix)" {itunes | amazon}
7. fave nite - "touch the ground"
8. duv - "urban artistik (feat. baba israel)" {cdbaby.com}
9. baba israel and yako - "feel the change" {itunes | cdbaby.com}
10. jonny sonic - "the dive"
11. drrtyhaze - "sound of the l.e.s." {itunes}
12. rabbi darkside - "the better bomb" {itunes | cdbaby.com}
13. metro area - "miura" {itunes}
14. kway-floss - "kwizz hd. (feat. jrs)"
15. techniken defunkus - "starting out"
16. ezekiel honig - "a brief visual pattern" {itunes | other music}

BSOTS BONUS TRACK: cy tru - "play me (feat. hired gun)"

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Wednesday, 17 December 2008
video: unauthorized biography of muhammad ali
Now Playing: dj diva's soul christmas mix (themixtress.com)
Topic: music appreciation

each chapter just gets better and better.  james brown was good, bob marley was inspiring, but this one...honestly, i was in awe when i saw this.

in order to experience the full effect of what shaun boothe is creating, you have to see the video.  it's rare that i'll say that:  normally i'm very "audio first, video second" in terms of how i take in new music.  this series is different, however.  you lose a lot just listening to the song.  that's not to say that the song can't hold its own without visuals...it can.  but the videos for each chapter are masterfully edited and just take the song to a whole new level.

check it out below and see if you agree...

Posted by macedonia at 12:26 PM EST
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Friday, 12 December 2008
16 random things
Now Playing: todd-o-phonic todd on wfmu

i posted this on my facebook account not too long ago and thought it'd be worth my while to cross-post it to my blog.  rules are as follows:


Once you’ve been tagged, you have to write a note with 16 random things - shortcomings, facts, habits or goals about you. At the end choose 16 people to be tagged, listing their names and why you chose them. You have to tag the person who tagged you.

the people have already been tagged in facebook, which saves me the need to do it here.  let's just deal with the random things...

1.  when i was two, i had the measels, mumps, and chicken pox at the same time.  don't ask how i managed to pull off that stunt, but my mother was convinced that i was gonna die.  needless to say, i didn't.

2.  some people want an iphone for christmas.  i'd rather have a buddha machine.  perfect for trying times like these, i think.

3.  my mom's side of the family is very close and talks everything out.  my father's side is very secretive...to the point of where you'd think they were a crime syndicate.  the traits of both sides have been poured into me and depending upon who you are, you either know me as outgoing or soft-spoken.  they're both true.

4.  almost every revenge fantasy i've had this year somehow involves an air horn.  the entire telemarketing industry may want to thank their lucky stars that i have not enacted said fantasies at any point within 2008.

5.  i have a sister on my father's side named brandi whom i have not seen in decades.  due to the fam's attraction to endless drama, she broke camp a while back.  very few days have gone by this year where i haven't thought about her and how she's doing.  my daughter even sorta resembles her as a child.  i need to find her.

6.  watching *the joy of painting with bob ross* can get me out of any bad mood.  it's been that way since high school.

7.  when i walk into my apartment after work and simone runs around the corner saying "DADDY!!" and tackles my legs, there's no other place on earth i'd rather be at that moment.

8.  most of the trouble i got into in college had everything to do with the fact that A) i was a hopeless romantic trying to be a player and failing miserably, and B) i was pretending to be humble when i was actually COCKY AS F**K.

9.  i have become increasingly curious about the kalimba and the theremin and would like to learn how to play them both.

10.  my father and i are both bilingual.  we speak two languages:  english and sarcasm.

11.  beth and i spent our honeymoon in cancun, mexico back in november of '99 and i've been wanting to get back there ever since.  i've never been so relaxed in my whole life.

12.  a reoccurring daydream about stabbing a sales rep in the neck with a salad fork is the exact reason why i don't attend most of my after work office functions.  that and the fact that i only go for the food.  a co-worker's incessant smack talk about nothing isn't edible, and it's better that way, i'm sure.

13.  avoiding drugs was never a problem for me.  i can remember being six or seven, playing in the back of my father's green cadillac eldorado while him and his buddies were freebasing in the front seat.  stuff like that doesn't leave you when you get older and realize what you witnessed at a young age.

14.  in a summer program shortly after graduating high school, i was jumping around in a dorm room and put my hand through a glass partition of a ceiling lamp.  i never had to get stitches before that incident.

15.  almost half of my 35 years on this planet have been spent in a relationship with the woman i eventually married.  we are officially an old married couple.  kinda crazy to think about.

16.  on the song "papa" by prince, he says, "don't abuse children, or else they turn out like me."  while i've spent a good part of my life blocking it out of my memory, lasting images are a constant reminder that i can say the same...

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Wednesday, 10 December 2008
december episode of *us and us* is now online...
Now Playing: listening to it right now...
Topic: my podcasts

doing my thing once again for motion radio (how i love them so...).

i'll be honest: i couldn't get down with new stuff this time around due to time constrains.  and seeing as how i didn't do a show last month, i dip into some cassette archives and convert them for the digital domain.  30 minutes from my dj days and other 30 minutes from the 5th episode of Radio BSOTS, which is no longer available.  things start and end with some christmas material from unlikely sources.

click here for show access and tracklisting....


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Monday, 8 December 2008
review for reviewyou.com: muddyloop
Now Playing: office noise right before my lunch break...
Topic: 2008 reviews

recently reviewed an album by the duo named muddyloop - not bad.  if you're into electronic dance that's heavily inspired by '80s electro, new wave, and prince, you may want to seek this one out.

click here to read the review...

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Wednesday, 26 November 2008
BSOTS 075 - BGB: rhythms and sounds from the nice side of town...
Now Playing: listening to it right now, actually...
Topic: my podcasts

(photo taken by matthew smith, saturday, august 23, 2008.  my daughter is the little girl in the background wearing the lil' life jacket, enjoying the sprinklers.  and no, that's not my wife on the left...)

i pretty much dared myself to post this picture. i think i look rather SWOLE in this shot, wearing a pair of swimming trunks that i knew were on the snug side, but i look happy. wifey and i were celebrating simone's 2nd birthday at a nearby swimming pool. it was the first time all summer (late august, no less) that we had been near a body of water. i think i chose this picture for a number of reasons. first off, it kinda sets up the idea that the "buckwild" experience offers something a little different within the BSOTS channel. second, i need to learn how to love and celebrate myself, love handles and all.

one friend from junior high and another from my old church recently nominated me as "nicest person on facebook." i had to laugh because i know that's not true. anyone who really knows me knows the angry side, the overly sarcastic side, the side that wields words like weapons. this is the side of me that hosted the "sideshow" called endless shouting matches with yourself. that show was a mess. if you think you can deal with it, by all means, click on the link. there were 16 episodes of that show recorded. the last was taken down at the request of my wife. i was depressed when i hit the record button and went straight to a place called "overshare." mostly about myself, but i referenced an argument that my wife and i had shortly before and she took issue with it. honestly, she was right to do so. maybe about six people in the universe actually heard it before it was taken down.

BSOTS GONE BUCKWILD (BGB) was started as an experiment to shake things up within the BSOTS channel and to make sure that i stay engaged. the podcasting hustle can burn a person out, so i thought it would be cool to get a little nuts every three months and just throw stuff to the wall and see what sticks. this BGB episode features party jams, political joints, and a pair of porn soundtrack selections. there's one song that's actually a request track (big shouts to tyrone in atlanta for suggesting i rep for dubstep and play some burial). tim fite's "i've been shot" is dedicated to the city of mount vernon, where i reside, for reasons i get into during the course of the show (with apologies to de la soul - you'll see why). as the robotic stewardess voice uttered on a tribe called quest's midnight marauders album, "you're no less of a man if you don't pull the trigger. you're no more of a man if you do..."

outside of the music selection, which tends to be a bit more edgy than the regular shows, the rants are what ultimately separate BGB episodes from others within the BSOTS channel. the whole reason why *endless shouting matches...* (ESM) was created was to have a space where i could vent. now that ESM has podfaded into the sunset, i think it's best to take some time and do that there, but only on a quarterly basis. we're off to the races the moment you hit the PLAY button. i have a feeling that these shows will also be longer than the regular shows (this one certainly was); hopefully you'll find it interesting and/or entertaining.

oh yeah, the ghetto freaks trailer was supplied by my man dean, fellow crate digger and good friend. i have never seen the movie before, nor has he. kinda hard to find any info on this one. and now that i've heard the trailer again, i'm not so sure i'd actually make it through a viewing...

download ||| rss feed ||| subscribe to podcast in itunes

add to my PodNova

go here to stream shows

you can contact me via twitter, facebook, or email. THE VOICE MAIL LINE HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED.

id drops courtesy of anji bee and james taylor. theme music is a cy tru remix featuring jonny sonic. background music consists of the following:

jim jones - "pop champagne (instrumental)"
the package - "makin' waves (kev brown remix instrumental)"
techniken defunkus - "bathing"

featured promo: chillcast grooveblaster feature

other key info:
macedonia's playlist on blip.fm
copyright criminals remix contest winners
blog entry: dey shootin'...
the collabocast with anji bee
miss jack davey of j*davey
rebel diaz - "an open letter to barack obama"

1. the evolution control committee - "copyright criminals (straight f**kin' criminal mixdown)" {free download}
2. ill bill - "society is brainwashed"
3. jade fox - "bloody sunday"
4. mojoe - "my favorite cut"
5. sadat x - "now (feat. twan)" {iTunes | Rhapsody}
6. idiot savant - "the times"
7. j. bada - "right now (feat. maya azucena)"
8. deep throat - "she's got to have it" {iTunes | Rhapsody}
9. bernard purdie - "hap'nin" {iTunes | Rhapsody}
10. tim fite - "i've been shot" {free download}
11. burial - "ghost hardware" {iTunes | eMusic}
12. j*davey - "mr. mister" {iTunes | Napster}
13. mekka don - "dear obama" {free download}

iodapromonet free downloads:

The Beauty In Distortion - The Land of the LostJ*DaVeY
"Mr. Mister" (mp3)
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Friday, 21 November 2008
review for reviewyou.com: wayne savant
Now Playing: friday night dance party podcast
Topic: 2008 reviews

this is the first review i've written for the reviewyou.com site.  the artist is wayne savant, a rapper based in texas.  this is an album for people who care a lot about what you say on the mic and less about what music accompanies you.  any other approach will result in a less than enjoyable listening experience.  with that said, here's my take on the album...

p.s.  i get the feeling that this guy could do great things if he was a Holy Hip-Hop artist.  God's Kingdom could certainly use someone like him...

Posted by macedonia at 1:22 PM EST
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Monday, 17 November 2008
review for impose: yoome
Now Playing: downtown soulville w/mr. fine wine (wfmu.org)
Topic: 2008 reviews
this is the last review for impose that i've written and i'm surprised that i haven't posted here about it yet because the album is phemonenal.  it's definitely on my personal top ten for 2008.  click here to read the review.

Posted by macedonia at 3:58 PM EST
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