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Surrogate ‘A Constitution’
July 29, 2009, 7:13 pm
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This blog is pretty much turning into a directional tool for other stuff I write. I got too much on the plate to really focus on making this place the exclusive spot. Fuck it. I welcome the new direction, and everything else life has thrown at me in the past 6 weeks.

the reason for this post…I wrote about some Indie Rock.

I also interviewed Sa-Ra today just to let you know I’m keeping it cracking like that.

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It Officially Begins
July 15, 2009, 9:08 pm
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The 1st Place onslaught has begun. We’re at 5,000 views in 5 days and getting love from Germany to Bay. Got a few haters which is good, but the best part is it’s really just kicking off. Can’t wait for folks to hear more.

Although there’s not much going on yet, I’m also working on www.1stPlaceMuzic.Wordpress.Com. Subscribe to the Youtube channel too…Stresmatic got a flipcam.



Guimaraes E O Grupo Som Sagrado
July 9, 2009, 7:17 pm
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I’ve got a short piece up at SmokingSection.Net. It’s funny, my distaste in writing is rooted in laboring over a piece for hours and in the end feeling like I put to much thought in and over-wrote the whole thing. This one I knocked out in 5 minutes and I really like how it came out. I need to start caring and thinking less…



Finale Interview @ SmokingSection.Net
July 7, 2009, 11:03 am
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New interview up with Detroit rapper Finale. His album A Pipe Dream And A Promise is out now. At first listen I was ehh with it, but it really grew on me and now it’s on steady rotation.



Bored Stiff Interview
July 1, 2009, 6:31 pm
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This was supposed to be for SmokingSection but it didn’t quite work out the way I planned. I put a lot of work editing this piece down into three parts. Below is my  introduction that was supposed to lead into the video.

” During the mid to late 90’s in the Bay Area there was a underground renaissance fueled by the independent spirit of groups like the Hieroglyphics, Living Legends. With the aforementioned holding it down on the Oakland side of the bridge, Bored Stiff  was their San Francisco equivalent. Arising from the Lower Haight district, Bored Stiff boasted six MC’s and two producers  each with a different style and approach to their art. From scholastic to street scholars, the culturally diverse collective was young at heart but mentally years beyond their time, filling their music with insight and foresight void of pretentiousness. And like all great Rap music the beats knocked; unpolished and dusty, melodic and hypnotic.
Since their debut Explainin dropped in 1995 Bored Stiff has put out a handful of albums and EP’s, but picked up the momentum in 2007 with their release From The Ground Up. Ever since it’s been music as usual, following through with the The Sad Truth, arguably their best album in an extensive discography (this coming from a long time fan). Members have come and gone throughout the years, but the essence of the group remains. With the core members Equipto, Mint Rock and White MIC carrying the torch Bored Stiff is back and working as hard as ever expanding on their legacy, building and creating music for all to enjoy.
It was only fitting to link up with the Stiff in the dark, musty, milk crate insulated concrete basement studio where the group sharpened their chops and still refine their skills today. In this three part video interview Equipto, Mint and MIC scrape the surface of the groups history and where they are at today, coincidentally while working on a song called “Hard Work.” They’re not your everyday blog fodder, but if you ask me that’s all bullshit. Dope music is the key to longevity, and Bored Stiff has just that.”