Sunday, May 27, 2012

Pop Clips » 27 May 12

PHILIPPINE STAR chats with 2 "hot" American babes who are taking the stage with Filipina fashion models in Manila...

Youtube user Niassatim uploaded a series of music clips by artists from the northern interior of Mozambique, in the Yao language, also spoken in Malawi and Tanzania. The videos depict a mixture of local realities and musical influences, and global elements. (To date, Niassa province's biggest musical export is Massukos.)

In case you missed it, Sweden's LOREEN won the 57th annual Eurovision contest... Following concern expressed in some quarters with how the international media has covered the Eurovision Song Contest in Baku, East of Center looks at the geopolitical issues behind Western engagement of the oil-rich former Soviet republic, arguing that policy towards Azerbaijan might not solely be confined to energy interests.

Mark Haven and Remi Thornton’s photography shows went up last weekend at the Davis Orton Gallery on Warren St. in Hudson, and are on view until June 24. Haven was a guest on “BlindSpot Radio” on WGXC with host David La Spina, and explained about his past, and this new show.

It was 40 years ago today that comedian George Carlin recorded the Class Clown album which five years later would inadvertently provoke the Supreme Court to canonize seven simple words as the apotheosis of American verbal vulgarity. That case, FCC v Pacifica, would come to be known as the “seven dirty words” ruling, named for Carlin’s routine. The Atlantic’s Timothy Bella marks this anniversary, while exploring the uneasy history of these words and their legal legacy.

Chris Kirkley presents “Music From Saharan Cellphones”: The music on the compilation was collected from cellphones in the Northern Malian town of Kidal. In much of West Africa, cellphones are are used as all-purpose multimedia devices.
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