Monthly Archives: August 2006

Vox Hunt: Breathtaking

Show us something that takes your breath away. […] MRS. BUSH: In the year since Katrina, outsiders have made tremendous contributions to New Orleans and the Gulf Coast rebirth. But the most important recovery work has been done by the local people who are rebuilding New Orleans because it's their home. I've been privileged to […]

Vox Hunt: Rearview Mirror

Show us what's in your rearview mirror. Rear view mirror I'd just gotten back in the car, fresh from getting the 'locks done,  after putting some coins in the parking meter twenty or thirty minutes beforehand. I just missed getting ticketed. The fellow parked behind me did not. If you look closely at his driver's-side […]

Damian Marley, Greek Theatre, Berkeley CA

Practicing and performing the mnemonic rituals of a kinetic orality

The Games Black Girls Play: Learning the Ropes from Double Dutch to Hip-hop Chicken Noodle Soup […] In The Games Black Girls Play, Gaunt argues that cheers — songs and seemingly nonsensical chants performed in conjunction with handclaps and foot stomps — offer entertainment for black girls across the country, but they also play a […]

QotD: In Heavy Rotation

What albums are in heavy rotation for you right now? St. Elsewhere Veneer White Bread Black Beer My PodUtil-fu is still weak, so for right now? Gnarls Barkley's "St. Elsewhere" Sound Advice's "Gnarls Biggie" Jose Gonzalez's "Veneer" Dert's "Sometimes I Rhyme Slow" (thanks for the heads-up, Gwen) Scritti Politti's "White Bread Black Beer" (Ben gave […]

QoTD: Some Title That’s Kind of Related to the Question, But Not Exactly (Which is Annoying)

Blah blah blah blah blah blah. This is how you make your own question of the day prompt. Thanks to Anil for demonstrating how this can be done on his own blog. Quick, say something silly you want to share with the world! Click here to answer. You are in a maze of QOTDs, all […]

Vox Hunt: Tall, Cool One

Take a photo of a tall, cool one. Fat Tire ale, past and present Now & Zen Robert Plant That's now (or yesterday evening) on the left and zen (or 1988) on the right. (Plant/Johnston)I'm like a strange cat running in the heat of the nightI've got a fire in my eyes, got a date […]