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Thursday, September 09, 2010
NoT Turns Five, Grows Up a Little
Yes friends, it has been a busy week here at the Nation of Thizzlam. The blog has now been on the web for five years, and Staxwell and I have been on the Planet Earth for twenty-fucking-five years, which is horrifying. It's time to buckle down once you reach a quarter century, or do some 'offline' work once your blog has turned five. That's kind of what happened, last week.
Last week Nation Friend Bennett4$enate was kind enough to have me on his radio show, Awesome New Place, on Jersey City's WFMU. We drank 4Loko, and talked about the internet, rap, and other stuff. We even played some music. Bennett and I had wanted to do this for the longest time, and it was great to finally get it done. What we've (by 'we', I mean Bennett) done is talked about all sorts of crap that you can watch/listen online, and put links to all of it on the playlist page, so when you listen, you can easily access everything you're curious about. It's like blogging, but on the radio.
Anyway, tune in to hear me and Bennett do a little back-and-forth on issues of authenticity, "reality", and memetics, and how they relate to rap in the internet age. The first half is a good example of how to be a bad guest on a radio show (I miss a lot of cues, talk about the wrong stuff, bring up uncomfortable subject matter), but we really hit our stride in the second half, I think, once the 4Loko kicks in a little bit. If you like what you hear, tune in to Bennett's show Wednesday late-night, 3am to 6am, EST.
After getting home from Jersey at like, 8am, I had to get some sleep in to finish this brief profile I wrote for the San Francisco Bay Guardian about Lil B the Based God. The editor liked the photo, so he put it on the cover. Pick up a copy if you live in the city. Hopefully, @Athennna (pictured above, rolling around in copies of the SFBG on top of Twin Peaks) hasn't gotten ALL of them.
Anyway, thanks to everyone who has stuck with this blog for so long. It's been a good five years, despite the fact that most of you, at this point, hate me, or are trying to sell me viagara, used electronics, and the like. Now, back to work.