Saturday, October 17, 2009

Rythem is Rythem - The Strings of Life

The Strings of Life the definitive classic cut of House Music. It has everything that makes House Music great. In this Youtube video from FigFilm, Derrick May (AKA Rythem is Rythem) describes how he struck a cord with "The Strings of Life."

"... The mistake is that I did it to begin with, that was the mistake."'

Thanks for making the mistake.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Art is Beautiful, So is Life

I just finished China China Mieville's book The City and the City. Its a great mystery, and it raises philosophical questions. That's one of the things I love about art. When you look at a painting, read a book, or listen to a tune and it reaches into your head and flicks a switch. That point at which the metaphor and craft kick it together and fire a sequence of neurons that leaves you looking at the world in a whole new way.

Some times education works the same way those series of neurons fire and you wind up looking at art a new way. Charles Mudede, a writer for The Stranger does just that for me in his latest Slog post.

If nothing else I am going to use this as an opportunity to post a YouTube of "The Strings of Life." A house classic and anthem of unforgettable magnitude.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Om Mangalam- Kambakkt Ishq

This movie looks whack, but the song is pretty off the hook.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Looks Dope