So it seems we’re not the only ones predicting disco revival revivial this year, Vice think so too. In a very well-considered article (see link below) they lay out the case that in times of social and economic depression we need escapism and- I can’t help but agree- dubstep just doesn’t cut it. We need glamour. So in the 70’s we had the 3-day week and glam rock as antidote (god help us) and now, after narrowly avoiding that ole’ triple dip, we are now looking at that most glamorous and escapist of musical styles to see us through. Vice also suggest that we haven’t really heard disco until we have heard it turned up loud in a club environment and I for one am looking forward to that, should it materialise. It makes sense. All the early clubs we talk about these days, The Sanctuary, The Paradise Garage, The Warehouse, they all had stonking sound systems and the sounds they originally pumped out was, for want of a better word, disco. Viva La Revivial Revival!
Read more: Vice.com
Ever been in one of those bar/pub things where there is a DJ and he/she is playing rubbish/inappropriate music and it’s pretty much just you and your mates in there? As a DJ I can tell you how well requests like “Have you got anything less like this?” go down but now there may be an answer to this that is much better than just doing shots and singing loudly. It’s called CheckinDJ and it allows you to request music using your presence in social media to weight your request. Rather than let you choose specific tunes it offers a range of genres and once you check in by waving any device you register that has an NFC tag (you can use your Oyster card, for example) in front of a little doohicky in the bar, you select the genre you want to hear from the app on your phone and- here’s the clever bit- depending on how many mates you have checked-in with you and how many social media apps you register, you have a louder voice. So if it’s a big night out you can rule the roost! (Presumably everybody else will just leave.)
Read more: gizmag.com
Finally, only someone with such a history of misplaced shoulder chips like Lauryn Hill would play the slavery card when in court for tax evasion. She told the judge on Monday “I am a child of former slaves who had a system imposed on them.” Didn’t we all Lauryn, didn’t we all? While we probably agree with your assessment of pop culture’s “climate of hostility, false entitlement, manipulation, racial prejudice, sexism and ageism.” we do not see how that would stop you paying your tax. Now- go to prison and pay your fine, one time.
Read, and possibly guffaw: bigstory.ap.org