Thursday, May 14, 2009

It's tricky...

We are not thugs, we don't use drugs, but you assume on your own...
They offer coke and lots of dope but we just leave it alone...
It's like that, y'all... but we don't quit...
You keep on rock! Shock! Cause this is it...!
Seriam o Run DMC os criadores do Rap Straight Edge?

Friday, May 8, 2009

O verdadeiro "trance"!



Segundo o dicionário, a palavra "trance" significa pura e simplesmente "transe", aquele estado de consciência alterada que era tão comum antigamente em rituais sagrados de tribos ditas "primitivas" pelos cristãos e monoteístas em geral.

Como podemos ver nesse vídeo, a tradição do transe ainda não se perdeu: apenas se vestiu de terno e gravata.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Jazz, beats, hipsters, hepcats...

Frank Tirro in his book "Jazz" defines the 1940s hipster:
"To the hipster, Bird [Charlie Parker] was a living justification of their philosophy. The hipster is an underground man. He is to the Second World War what the dadaist was to the first. He is amoral, anarchistic, gentle, and over-civilized to the point of decadence. He is always ten steps ahead of the game because of his awareness, an example of which might be meeting a girl and rejecting her, because he knows they will date, hold hands, kiss, neck, pet, fornicate, perhaps marry, divorce--so why start the whole thing? He knows the hypocrisy of bureaucracy, the hatred implicit in religions--so what values are left for him?--except to go through life avoiding pain, keep his emotions in check, and after that, "be cool," and look for kicks. He is looking for something that transcends all this bullshit and finds it in jazz."

Saturday, April 11, 2009