Thursday, August 28, 2008
Tonight I'll be boarding a red-eye flight heading to New York City once again. I've been going quite often and I like its presence in my life. It's more than a CompuRhythm-78, a sampler, synth and a delay can encapsulate...but Deekay Jones' use of those tools does conjure up some suitable statement about the city, especially what it might have been like in 1983. Pulse of New York was an incredibly well rounded comp that showed the few people that got this disc what New York new music was all about. There's also a track from Xex and some foreshadowing of early Jamie Lidell by a band called Bronx Irish Catholics...maybe I'll post more from this later. Right now, I've got to start packing for my weekend. Wish me a good weekend and if you long for where I am just think of this track.
ps- After some research I think the "New York" sample was from the first Last Poets album from a track of the same name. The 1970 release precedes the crappy Billy Joel song New York State of Mind which came to mind for me. The entire sample has way more depth and weight than I had allowed it to have before: "New York is a state of mind that doesn't mind fucking with a brother..." So maybe this track can also be for the anniversary of MLK's "I have a dream speech", noting we have made some progress.
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