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2011 has come and gone making a definite impression in the history books. Within this year alone, Osama bin Laden had been found and eradicated, along with Muammar al-Qaddafi of Libya, and most recently Kim Jong Il of North Korea. Other dictators ousted of their political throne include Hosni Mubarak, Zine el-Abidine Ben ALi, and Ali Adullah Saleh. As a result, Time famously named their Person of the Year “The Protestor” considering all the uprisings occurring around the world. Not surprisingly enough, the U.S. had demonstrations of its own to show, the most prominent being the Occupy Wall St. movement that began in the late summer and lasted through fall despite all the opposition it faced from the city as well as government officials. It soon spread to other major cities such as Boston, Chicago, and L.A. Other prominent U.S. demonstrations included those relevant to Casey Anthony and Troy Davis. Ultimately, all of this will be merely a flicker in the world’s history of time. Considering all of this, what are your top five events of 2011? Share your thoughts with us at Earshot by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Lastly, in regards to this week’s show, there was an error brought forth regarding troops being pulled to return home. Initially it was mentioned that these troops were returning from Afghanistan. Unfortunately, that is not the case as troops are actually returning from Iraq. If there are any other errors, again please email us at email@example.com so as we can do all that we can to improve the quality of our show.
This mix hasn’t left my iPod since it first came out. Definitely give this a listen to if you’re ready for some deep, dark, and underground Techno. Also, check out Needle Static’s last show of the semester, this Thursday morning 12/22/11 from 1-3am on WNYU.org. I’ll be back next semester of course, possibly at a different time. Follow me on twitter @VisualizerTrue to keep yourself updated.
Back in May - prior to headlining NYC Popfest - jangly, dreamy, Swedish indie poppers Days dropped by the WNYU studio to record a live set and interview on Grey Skies. Head over to the Shelflife Records blog to download the 4-song set and interview! It’s waiting for you.
So I have a new hip-hop show called “This Culture Never Dies”, from 1-3AM Saturday mornings. This song, “Good Evening” by Mike Leezy, is the song I played to close out the show.
If you’re tired of the formulaic, materialistic, swag-infused crap that has seemingly dominated the mainstream of rap music, THIS is the song for you. Mike Leezy is a talented artist out of Baltimore, and when I heard this song, I was BLOWN away (I listen to hundreds of hip-hop songs a week; it’s tough to blow me away.
Check it out, and I hope you appreciate it. And if you know someone who’s a hip-hop fan, make sure they check it out too.