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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

a cup of young hyson tea: open thread

I'd like to thank everyone who's checked out this blog the last few weeks. Two weeks, that is. Feels like forever. I'm quite grateful to have readers...you are appreciated....let's have some music, eh....

  • Ghislain Poirier, from Montreal, is a young force to be reckoned with......design-wise and, perhaps, musically.....click on "audio" for the music which I like less than the website
  • funk you dishes out...the funk...though only the first track is a sneak peak.
  • DI.fm jazz....is where I go for jazz online....radio like I used to play on WKCR FM....which I still haven't found online....is it?

  • Open thread....please comment. How do you like it here? Any suggestions? Something...anything...on your mind?

    (Oh, yeah, the folks at Unbossed are taking on a Colorado issue....toll roads...with a quadruple dose of investigative blogging....check it out.)


    • This is one of my favorite sites...

      To make it better? You need a foil. Good cop. Bad cop. I'm thinking the best sites would be well served with a butch and sundance approach.

      Who would I suggest to be your foil? I don't know. I'd volunteer, but you need someone on your level.

      Meteor Blades comes to mind....I don't know...this is your blog, but you asked for suggestions...

      I'll read no matter what...BTW.

      By Blogger NYBri, at 9:49 PM  

    • Thanks...nybri....

      I've been stopping by your site regularly...but I'd guess you can tell that...lol.

      Here's what I think vis a vis "foil" and solo blog.

      I'm hankering for, in addition to working here, a community blog that feels right for me, right now...in 2005. I'm just gonna' be honest and say I haven't found that community blog yet...and this blog isn't it.

      I need k/o to run solo for now...I never conceived it as a "scoop" blog. Simply because I've always felt I would find a community to call home in addition to writing here.

      But what you say has merit. I bet more voices could work....however....I guess for now, this is just me. With comments welcomed....yours, others...more than welcomed...incorporated.

      And, of course...MB, or agg, would be extraordinarily welcome to participate here....we all know it. But that's something that...at this point...isn't in my control. I'd be happy if they read this thing from time to time.

      Would I participate in a community/group blog that had a kid o./ MB / agg flavor? Of course.

      If that's what you're talking about....we can only wish that it happens someday....times a thousand of course, with all of us on board.

      For now....I'm just keeping my head down and reading/writing like hell.

      By Blogger kid oakland, at 10:14 PM  

    • Keep up the fine work, sir. It's all about the work, and the work speaks very loudly and eloquently to and for those who value civil, progressive, and articulate speaking and thinking in a muddled, dark time. A great mix of the hip and the deeply felt.

      As some ol' poet might have said, blogging makes nothing happen. But it can be a way of happening...

      By Blogger wg, at 10:40 PM  

    • currently I've found this rapper I like... Pete Miser.

      don't know how to describe it... a little funny, positive.

      as for the blog. I'm checking it regularly. I tend to check community blogs more often, but then... stuff can scroll so fast that I'd see less.

      By Blogger Pyrrho, at 11:32 PM  

    • Hey KO, I've been checking your site out regularly, love the music linx. My favorite group live is Ozomatli. I recommend seeing one of their shows, they're a mix of latin/urban/hip-hop. Tons of fun (and peace activists too!)

      By Blogger Man Eegee, at 3:09 AM  

    • k/o, love the site ... vast open hearted rememberances of an island city I too remember well & not so well ... plus your vivid present day mind.
      You were on KCR? When? What shift? (It is on line, by the way - doesn't sound like it's a stereo feed, via MP3 (but hard to tell since it's Phil Schapp Bird Flight at the moment, and he's going onnnnnnn...) just google 'wkcr'. A band I was in once played live (to tape) up there for a Transfigured Night broadcast. Phil stuck his head in after and said 'Wow.' We were a free-speed-metal-jazz trio, bass drums & alto (w/wah-wah). Probably '90. We're all in different cities now. And some of us aren't at all. The DJ's name was Harold I think ... And I think he ended up going out West, maybe your neighborhood. Know him?
      Anyway, beautiful site. Thanks.

      By Anonymous anonfornow, at 5:56 AM  

    • Thanks all....it was really heartening to read the feedback...and I'll be checking the music out as well...you can count on that.

      By Blogger kid oakland, at 9:30 AM  

    • man egee,

      awesome recommendation... I'm 35 seconds into the first song and I'm smitten...

      By Blogger Pyrrho, at 4:35 PM  

    • all, and man eegee,

      another SF DJ that is really really great mixes indian music and very strong beats... DJ Cheb I Sabbah... listening to the start of this Oxomatli song reminded me of his stuff...

      I still have to check out your links kid oakland... I'll get to em. :)

      By Blogger Pyrrho, at 4:39 PM  

    • no prob pyrrho, they're LA-based but visit Tucson regularly so I have seen them four times. I try not to miss their shows. [/commercial] I love urban mixes but unfortunately my sources are lacking so k/o and other's links are most welcome. (I dj on the side)

      By Blogger Man Eegee, at 9:33 PM  

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