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Bobby McFerrin and the Power of the Pentatonic Scale

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Posted: December 5th, 2010
at 10:42pm by Koookiecrumbles


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Team Art! at Verge 2010

Armando Perez and Allen Vandever who were featured in the first episode ofAthe DOJO have teamed up with Mike Reynolds and Rachel Slotnick for this year’sAMiami’s Verge Art Fair, a part of Art Basel to formATeam Art! You can see more of Vandever’s art and listen to some of Perez’s music (the Single Helix) at myninjaplease.

You can follow and contact the teamAhere!

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Posted: December 5th, 2010
at 8:43pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: music,contemporary,events

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Entrepreneurship and Kanye West

But for my money, they got this one right. The album is unreal, and largely because of its daring willingness to reconstruct hip hop, pop, and rock into exactly whatever the hell its maestro wants without any fear of classification or offense to genre stalwarts.

As I've listened to the album over and over (and over) I couldn't help but think about some of the parallels between Kanye, the album, and the record industry, and entrepreneurship. Here are five thoughts about entrepreneurship inspired by the record.

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Posted: December 3rd, 2010
at 7:16am by Koookiecrumbles


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Japan's Stereo (I'll Be Your Mirror)

This column is about the pop stars shining down from Osaka’s building-sized TV screens. It’s about the nervous teenagers performing for the first time at some obscure Shimokitazawa livehouse. It’s also about everything imbetween: the guys busking on the streets for change, or the punks spitting bile on grimy basement stages. In short, it’s about everything that comes out of Japan’s stereo.

November’s best music news was the announcement of All Tomorrow’s Parties’ first Tokyo concert. If you happen to be a British music nerd then you already know who they are - a company named after an old Velvet Underground single that consistently books the bands you thought you’d never get to see.

Their Japanese debut is named "I’ll Be Your Mirror", after the B-side from that same Velvet Underground single. The line-up includes a handful of typically cool-as-hell western groups; Fuck Buttons are bringing their multi-coloured noise/trance, and post-rock luminaries Godspeed You! Black Emperor have been tempted out of retirement. What’s more interesting, however, is the selection of native Japanese bands that have been chosen.

They’re not interesting because they’re surprising - everyone appearing at I’ll Be Your Mirror has performed at an ATP event before. They’re interesting because they offer a western perspective on what good Japanese music is. In my own (foreign) opinion, the concert assembles some incredible talent.

Boris, for example, are louder than an exploding aeroplane. Melt-Banana are the spaceship than shot it down, and Boredoms are aliens watching from afar.

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It’s all utterly unique; an extraordinary treat for the audience. But who will that audience be? Tourists and ex-pats, or Japanese music fans? The acts on show are veteran globe-trotters; perhaps more famous abroad than on home soil. Their names would be mere small-print on the posters for any Japanese music festival. Does Japan care which of its performers have done well in America, Britain and Europe? Or will this event simply cater to the well-travelled portion of ATP’s fans, who just happen to be in Tokyo?

I’ll Be Your Mirror reflects opinions on February 27th, at Studio Coast.

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Posted: November 30th, 2010
at 7:29am by mnp

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The Wizards - Straight Outta Mordor

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Posted: November 26th, 2010
at 11:58am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: myninjaplease,music

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SO21 at Perla Mode: Simon Berz Solo

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Posted: November 19th, 2010
at 5:19pm by Koookiecrumbles


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Docteur Tom . La Liberte en Cavale

Here’s the first musicvideo from "Dr Tom ou La Liberte en cavale" album, gathering Vanessa Paradis, Alain Souchon, Natalie Dessay, Ours, Arthur H, Thomas Dutronc, Claire Denamur, Liza Manili, Renaud, Yannick Noah, Cecile Cassel, Raphael.

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Posted: November 18th, 2010
at 11:50pm by Koookiecrumbles


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Throwback Thursdays: Deja Voo and Blame One (Mysterys Extinction) 1995

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Posted: November 18th, 2010
at 10:41pm by Koookiecrumbles


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Throwback Thursdays: Neon Indian

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Posted: November 18th, 2010
at 1:58am by Koookiecrumbles


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