Posts from 13th June 2001

13
Jun 01

Queen of hearts anyone?

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Queen of hearts anyone? I fear that today is truly the day that music died.

PULP – “Disco 2000”

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PULP – “Disco 2000”

This can’t be good for me. I know this can’t be good for me

he said as he pressed “play” again.

rootnode.org

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rootnode.org: a collaborative music website. Interesting idea – didn’t see many opinions that made my ears prick up, but it only launched in April so, again, early days.

Mr. David Raposa may dislike J-Lo’s “Play”

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Mr. David Raposa may dislike J-Lo’s “Play”, but even so he deserves better than having his sidebar link scuppered by an extraneous ‘w’. So: go to Popshots.

To E or Not to E

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To E or Not to E: Greg Tate in the Village Voice, with a rambunctious Missy review which lauds her (& Timbaland) for the music and lays into her for the Ecstasy proselytising. An original take to say the least: Tate compares the consequences of hip-hop’s E-fetish with previously ruinous black-community drug fads.

Now, I don’t know much about Ecstasy use in the US. In the UK and Europe – the model adopted by other “B-Boys on E” commentators – it’s had a colossal cultural effect, obviously. It’s accelerated a trend towards more widespread drug use and the criminalisation of the clubber/E-head lifestyle has probably added to a lot of people’s feelings of disconnection from society. These general effects aren’t directly comparable to the impact of crack cocaine on black communities, obviously. But Tate’s piece is still a thought-provoking intervention in the rap-and-rave minidebate.

Ocean Colour Scene: Mechanical Wonder: Pitchfork Review

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Ocean Colour Scene: Mechanical Wonder: Pitchfork Review “As far as contemporary British trad-rock is concerned, it simply doesn’t come much better than this”. Mmmmmm, great. A pretext – since I know a lot of you reading this have given up on Pitchfork – for mentioning that the site has redesigned, and now has its own in-house web forum (with about a quarter of the character of its out-house web forum, but oh well, early days), and is generally going about things with ever-increasing professionalism. Is Ryan Schreiber the Jann Wenner of the Indienet?