Gilles Peterson gives us a Gil Scott-Heron mix

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We like BBC’s Gilles Peterson as a DJ of sometimes obscure, sometimes cutting edge, but always on point music. He was a huge Gil Scott Heron fan, and because he was such a fan and Mr. Heron recently passed away, Gilles made this fantastic mix that we listened to all Sunday, and you should listen to it, too.

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A good read: Archiving Is The New Folk Art

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Philosopher Walter Benjamin once wrote, “Among children, collecting is only one process of renewal; other processes are the painting of objects, the cutting out of figures, the application of decals — the whole range of childlike modes of acquisition, from touching things to giving them names.”

According to this fantastic look at archiving as art on Poetry Foundation, Benjamin was saying that “all of these impulses — making, collecting & archiving — can be construed as folk practices.”

One of the author’s points throughout the piece, and we 100% relate, is that we spend far more time archiving and organizing, whether it be digitally or manually, than we actually do engaging with what we own. Or better put, “The ways in which culture is distributed and archived has become profoundly more intriguing than the cultural artifact itself. What we’ve experienced is a inversion of consumption, one in which we’ve come to engage in a more profound way with the acts of acquisition over that which we are acquiring; we’ve come to prefer the bottles to the wine.”

We care more about the iPhone than the phone call, which is the dead-on truth. We care more about the look of the iPod and its organization than the crappy sound it emits.

Great read. You’re not working anyway, you are pretending to archive.

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Sunday Shuffle: Women “Bullfight”

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One of our favorite bands of the past few years, Women, look like they may be headed to the sad ending of an onstage fight turned breakup. But what they have left in their wake, including the fantastic Public Strain LP and now this single “Bullfight,” will be a mark of growing respect for the Canadian band in the years to come.

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