Author archives: Swiper Bootz

Lyrically Speaking: "Youthless" – Beck

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Good music speaks volumes… rather than impose analysis, step back and expose linguistic artistry…  listen, look, and linger in fantastic rhythmic reality: lyrically speaking "Youthless" - Modern Guilt (2008) There's a bottomless pit that we've been climbing from Just to get on level ground Shake your seasick legs around Dead of winter in a logo town [...]

Britney Tweets 2007: Ep. 3

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because if ifs and ands were pots and pans there’d be no betta work for tinker’s hands, because pink wigs birthed millennial whiplash, because it’s the rhyme behind seasonal reason, because you’re not B and will never see it her way… because Britney didn’t have Twitter in 2007, because the traphaus was birthed in the wake of Kevin, because Miss Spears will r[...]

Stream Fifteen: The Hills Are Alive... with the sound of muses

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I riffed on The Sound of Music tribute at The 87th Annual Academy Awards Ceremony into a recording device for ten minutes and twenty-eight seconds: this is the verbatim transcription… So it would seem the hills are alive with the sound of music… the Hollywood Hills to be exact. This night, this beautiful night, Oscar Sunday, and amidst all of the flashing[...]

Le Trap Haus Presents: Vinyl Mind Flow, Ep. 1

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And it's crazy because you're looking at it, right? And the context is there... and, in that immediate context... it's like... it's gruesome, grotesque... and it's banal, and debased... vicious, and malicious... cruel, punishment and torture – and yet: it's entertainment. It's the panopticon: all eyes, on the swinging corpse. Back and forth, back and forth..[...]

TrapperKeeper: Amy Winehouse - Frank

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Amy, Amy, Amy... born to blossom, bloom to perish, sleep to wake again. Drake says you can't bring the future back, but when Winehouse asks of herself in 2003's Frank, "Where's my moral parallel?" she defied that theory. Back to Black was the fateful answer – the artistic masterpiece, and beautiful wane – but as it preceded the U.S. release of Winehouse's t[...]

Lyrically Speaking: "Yours and Mine" - Beyonce

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yours and mine i sometimes wish i could just be anonymous and just walk down a street just like everyone else. before i was famous, i was the girl on the hill with the guitar. i was the girl that just wanted a beautiful view of the beach. and now that I’m famous it’s really really difficult to do very simple things. i think it’s the hardest thing to give [...]

Serving With Slaysia, Ep. 3

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Asia… Asia, Asia: Asia. Is a very real thing. And reality will deal. In increasing measure. Well into the forseeable future. Asia is a Hollywood Renaissance. Black, Female, French, Bulldog. Serving for the stars. Slaying for life. Sitting sideways. Shading moonlight. Asia didn’t sign up for this, but — as a wise man once said: you don’t sign up for what you’[...]

The LowFiRe: au revoir artRAVE

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The LowFiRe – the Low Fidelity Reverberation… a vantage from the ground floor, amplification of the static noise, echoes and bellows from below. It's always Paris with Pop stars... https://twitter.com/ladygaga/status/536304792403193856 words just don't anymore with this one... so i dug a bit through the crates and dusted off an hd deep tech haus disco d[...]

On the curious case of celebrity and contemporary culture…

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  Celebrity serves the purpose of highlighting otherwise opaque social relations, conflicts, concerns, and realities. That which is the fueling, seemingly banal, everyday existence of the masses doesn’t manifest itself into anything of social significance, until an icon framed to represent and vividly portray the beautiful burden of an attributed demo[...]

mood: "lucid so i started materializing mistaken mentalities" ft. B & Bey

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mood: "lucid so i started materializing mistaken mentalities" ft. B & Bey   #Because Britney's beats are so clean and malleable... an invitation to engage and manipulate, exploit and explore, to reconfigure and craft something entirely new and collaborative, reflective of the most primal human conditions and characteristics of the ti[...]

One Take Suzeey: "Pneumatose" ("Don't Dance" Cover)

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I date many things... cities, sounds, dreams. These things happen. When I date sounds, it is a full-stop courtship: get to know their interests, their background, their dreams, with whom they engage, do they have siblings, where do they post up to get down – can they read. These things. Eventually, the dalliance fades and something worthwhile is made. Eventu[...]

Serving With Slaysia: Ep. 2

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Asia… Asia, Asia: Asia. Is a very real thing. And reality will deal. In increasing measure. Well into the forseeable future. Asia is a Hollywood Renaissance. Black, Female, French, Bulldog. Serving for the stars. Slaying for life. Sitting sideways. Shading moonlight. Asia didn’t sign up for this, but — as a wise man once said: you don’t sign up for what you’[...]