Friday, April 30, 2010


In an action-packed episode of the internationally-distributed radio show

Friendly Persuasion,"

hosted by the legendary Otis Fodder, Mr Fab will spin "Forbidden 45s!" for 45 minutes. Yep, all 7" oddities recorded off my vinyl. Musical saws! Ukuleles! Scatman Crothers covering Nervous Norvus! And other mostly '50s and '60s excursions into exotic, silly, and sleazy realms.

UPDATE: Forget what I said about a new RIAA mix - that's for later.

April 30th, Noon-3pm Pacific Standard Time; should be archived at various places, tho perhaps not forever. Thanks, Otis!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Mashups Storm The Academy!

I'm interviewed in:

Mashnography: Creativity, Consumption, and Copyright in the Mashup Community

By Liam McGranahan
A Dissertation Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Program in Music: Ethnomusicology at Brown University

is now available in all it's 249-page glory here: ... ished.html

It may even become a book. After Liam sent me the link, I wrote:

Hi Liam:

I read through your paper, and it is the best work yet on the subject. The crucial difference between your work and the usual clueless media handling of the subject is the time you spent inside the mashup world: careful listening to the music, and getting to know us.

Admitedly, I didn't read it all word-for-word (I skipped thru some of the academic-speak!), but even in the context of an academic paper, your passion for the music came thru loud and clear. I hope this does become a book.

Friday, April 2, 2010

VIDEO: "It's Whiskey"

Too late for St. Patrick's Day, but nonetheless, another fan-made video has been added to the Video page: "It's Whiskey": "From the mashup album "Straight Outta Ireland," this track combines Run-DMC's "It's Tricky" with the classic Irish tune "Whisky in the Jar." It was created by RIAA for entertainment purposes only. All audio components are copyrighted by their respective owners. This video also contains snippets of footage from news reports, music videos and various user-uploaded videos of St. Patrick's Day parades up to and including the year 2010."

Thanks to ShortyLongstrokin!