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SxSW

I was going to create a huge post on SXSW with resources. Being th lazy person I am, I decided to just post this video from one of my favorite internet show called Epic Fu. The first part gives a summary with links to free music.

Also Express Milwaukee is covering the event with a list of some of the Milwaukee Bands performing in Austin.

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And if you are down there or are heading to SXSW, check out this site called Sched.org.  It can help you help you map out all the things you want to see at this year’s SXSW.

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Here are some of the links:

sxsw 2008, sxsw music homepage, alpha listing of all sxsw artists, band aid tool by last.fm, greg hewgill’s sxsw music torrent,

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Sam Sparro: Songs Not Bombs A Free Mix

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We get a lot of people asking about Sam Sparro. He is an Austrailian living in the city of Angels. His song, “Black & Gold” is in rotation here at RadioMilwaukee. His album drops soon over in the UK (no release date stateside). He just released a new video for Black & Gold, plus a free mix called “Songs Not Bombs” (hint: you can only get the mix if you live in the UK). Check the tracklisting for the mix and grab it. A perfect mix for the weekend.

Sam Sparro – Songs Not Bombs Mix

Back To Life – Soul II Soul
Dance All Night – Dlake
Miscommunication (The Bloody Beetroots Mix) – Timbaland
On&On – Roisin Murphy
Black & Gold (Russ Chimes Remix) – Sam Sparro

Oh Sheila – Ready For The World
Gravity’s Rainbow (Soulwax Remix) – Klaxons
Sensual Seduction – Snoop Dogg
Pump Up The Jam – Technotronic
Bamboo Banga – MIA
Everybody Everybody – Black Box
Intro – Alan Braxe & Fred Falke
Standing In The Way Of Control – The Gossip
Music Sounds Better With You – Stardust
Flashing Lights – Kanye West
Feeling For You (Rythmes Digitales Dreamix) – Cassius
Dark Suite – Future Beat Investigators
Rosa Parks – Outkast
This Is How We Do It – Montell Jordan
Dance Among The Ruins (The Toxic Avenger Remix) – Tommie Sunshine
Buffalo Stance – Neneh Cherry
Enur – Calabria
Right Here, Right Now – Fatboy Slim
Don’t Go – PUZIQUe
Move Aside – Bugz In The Att
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Get Your Freak On – Missy Elliott
Eurodans – Todd Terje
Baby I Got Your Money – ODB
3am Eternal – The KLF

Around The Sick Sick World – Sam Sparro vs Daft Punk
Fade To Grey – Visage
Just Be Good To Me – ? (The SoulWarriors Edit)
Throw Some D’s On It – Rich Boy ft. Polow Da Don
Truger – Kohib Shake – Ying Yang Twins
The Bomb – Bucketheads
Over & Over (Maurice Fulton Remix) – Hot Chip
Sexy Boy (Cassius Radio Mix) – Air
I Wanna Give You Devotion – Nomad
Early In The Morning – The Gap Band

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Political Resources for Wisconsin Voters

Today is the Wisconsin Primaries, and I have to say I have not seen so much excitement over politics since the 1992 Elections. It is easy to get caught up in the election fever, but we should also be educated voters. By that I mean that we should not vote on sound bytes from CNN, or Fox, but with complete facts. So I decided to share some resources that might help you vote today and this coming November.

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I just found about this site called Vote Smart. It is the ultimate resource for a voter. The site has everything you want to know about a specific candidate from where they stand on issues to how they voted on a bill to campaign finances to even public statements and speeches. This non-partisan site is a tool I think every voter should use at the national and local levels of politics and government. The site calls itself the’Voter’s Self Defense System’ and I have to agree.

Here are some other resources from previous posts definitely worth checking out.

Site of the Day: Maplight – A great resource on how voting on bills connect with lobbyists’ contributions

Site of the Day: Unity ’08: A new type of concept where people pick the candidates to run for president and vice president. It is a site to create a presidential ticket by using technology and not lobbies and money. The ticket will comprise of candidates from both parties or even an independent.

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Saturday Music Video – Fat Freddy’s Drop

I just played some Fat Freddy’s Drop on RadioMilwaukee today.  So I decided to share this cool video from the New Zealand group Fat Freddy’s Drop. This group made my top 10 list of 2006.Vodpod videos no longer available.

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Site of the Day: Unity ’08

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While my candidate, Stephen Colbert got bumped by South Carolina (North Carolina is better anyway). I came about this site called Unity ’08. It is a site to create a presidential ticket by using technology and not lobbies and money. The ticket will comprise of candidates from both parties or even an independent. It is asking the public to be more active in the political process than they are now. Which in itself is great. As Americans, and Milwaukeeans, we need to take back our communities, cities, states, and nation from power hungry, apathetic bureaucrats, politicians, and lobbyists. They will also hold an online political convention in June 2008.

Unity08 is a growing movement of Americans that will combine America’s oldest values and newest technology to change our politics forever. We believe that neither of today’s parties reflects the aspirations of the majority of Americans. Both are unduly influenced by special interests and by money. We believe that, as each generation before us has done, it is time to re-ignite the torch of freedom and create the re-United States of America.

We are of all parties, all ages, and all ethnicities.

We will not waste time talking about the shortcomings of today’s parties or pointing fingers and bickering as they do.

Instead we will prepare to hold, in June 2008, the first-ever online convention where millions of Americans will nominate a Unity ticket for President and Vice President of the United States. We will work to achieve ballot access for that ticket in all 50 states. We will elect them to the White House in November 2008.

And, we will empower the American people to determine the crucial issues that will constitute the New American Agenda for the next president – and then vote on the key questions about those issues that all candidates seeking the Unity08 nomination will be expected to answer candidly and directly.

We invite all Americans to join us as voting members, to light up their own torch of freedom, and to help us reactivate the true American community – where finding common ground is how true leaders meet crucial issues and prove worthy of both our history and our dreams.

I am joining. You should check it out.

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Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

Sharon Jones

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings just dropped their fantastic album, “100 Days, 100 Nights” on Daptone Records.  They will be here in Milwaukee on Novemeber 17th at Turner Hall.  In the meantime, check out the new video for the title track which we have been playing on RadioMilwaukee.

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Don’t Sleep On: Santogold

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I decided to start a new blog feature in addition to the ‘Site of the Day’ post. It will be called ‘Don’t Sleep On’. The feature will showcase a new artist that you need to know about and that can also be heard on 88Nine RadioMilwaukee. We kind of started this with our previous post on Rahj and Taylor McFerrin.

So in this Don’t Sleep On we will showcased an artist originally from Philadelphia. Her name is Santogold. We mention her a few months back in my post on “What is Black Music: Part Deux”. I have know about her for a little over a year. She is now getting a lot of press as of late. She was even hand-picked by Bjork to open for her in Madison Square in NYC. We are currently have Santogold’s ‘Les Artistes’ in rotation.

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Don’t Sleep on This!!!

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Taylor McFerrin (son of Bobby McFerrin) is one of my favorite artist right now. He is like a one-man show on steroids. He also plays with Rahj which is one of the artists we play on RadioMilwaukee. Milwaukee venues you need to bring him here!!!

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Rahj – Live at WNYC

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The grass is greener on the other side

I have now lived in Milwaukee for about 8 months now, and I have to say I really like the city. However, people keep saying that segregation here is one of the worst in the country. Honestly, I don’t believe that. This is the eight place I have lived throughout my life. Of all eight places Milwaukee is definitely not the most segregated city (not even in the top 4). I think what is happening here is the “Grass is greener on the other side” theory. Cities like Boston, DC, and New York are more segregated than Milwaukee. Milwaukee can’t even compete with some cities in the south of comparable size for being the most segregated. Not to say there is not race issues in Milwaukee. There are race issues everywhere. Check out this video I found at one of my favorite blogs, The Assimilated Negro. Let me know what you think.

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