[acid-jazz] NYC & Online : Explorations : AJ List Special

From: Nathaniel Rahav (nat_at_rhythmlove.com)
Date: 2003-03-31 07:45:31

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    it is my special honor to welcom fellow Listee Eddy Plenty (aka Sandmannw)
    to my weekly gig @ Halcyon. He's been on the list as long as I can
    remember, whichis a long time! Any NYC listers in the hood, come thru and
    give us a shout!

    anyway, read on for details, and link to last weeks show.

    FYI if you would like to catch us live online you can do so at
    http://www.groovetech.com/ ... go to Broadcasts -> and look for Halcyon
    down the page.


    ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2003 00:18:42 -0500 (EST)
    From: Nathaniel Rahav <nat_at_busquelo.org>
    To: news_at_busquelo.org
    Subject: [Busquelo] Explorations: Sound Solutions to Complex Equations


    Its hard not to think about politics these days, so I wont front like
    its NOT pressing my mind, and instead I include a piece sent to me from
    a friend, which adequately sums up the hall of mirrors that is our
    (thus the world's) daily reality (see bottom of message).

    That being said: as I write this I'm listening to last week's mix which
    I'm encoding to MP3, and its helping to ease my mind... I hope it will
    do the same for you. This is a spelunky mix, very dubby, so put on your
    head lamps, goggles and listen to this thru the headphones if u can.
    Better yet, hit me off with an email and I can burn u a CD of it....

    128K: http://www.busquelo.org/sound/Explorations-March25th-2003-128KBPS.m3u

    56K: http://www.busquelo.org/sound/Explorations-March25th-2003-56KBPS.m3u

    Upcoming Explorations Schedule

    This Tuesday April 1st : Special Guest : Eddy Plenty

    The name says it all, this man has got the goods when it comes to All
    Things Sweet & Funky. Besides being a regular DJ (and dancer!) @
    Turntables on the Hudson, known to work the room up into a sweat, he's
    also a masseuse... which means that he knows how to iron out those knots
    and let the funk flow.
    Please join me in giving him a hearty welcome to Halcyon and to Explorations.

    Next Tuesday April 8th : Special Guest : Gak (Silent Fleet)

    As the head of a label which puts out dope straight-ahead jazz, hip hop,
    and excellent mix CDs, and himself being tapped in to all the latest goods
    from Japan, we are sure to hear some wonderful music. Check his website

    Tuesday April 15th & 22nd : The Explorations continue, though I wont be
    physically present (in spirit, yes, of course) with *very***special*
    guests ... more info next week :) ...

    Hope to see you Tuesday,

    Real and Lasting Peace,

    Nat aka Busquelo

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    Explorations takes place at Halcyon
    Tuesday Nights 9 pm - 1 am
    227 Smith Street between Butler & Douglass
    Brooklyn... F / G to Bergen
    No Cover charge

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    Here's what I was talking about in the beginning of my email :
    This is a piece by Peter Fruendlich heard on NPR. Thursday, March 27, 2003 4:35


    All right, let me see if I understand the logic of this correctly. We are going
    to ignore the United Nations in order to make clear to Saddam Hussein that the
    United Nations cannot be ignored. We're going to wage war to preserve the UN's
    ability to avert war. The paramount principle is that the UN's word must be
    taken seriously, and if we have to subvert its word to guarantee that it is,
    then by gun, we will. Peace is too important not to take up arms to defend it.
    Am I getting this right? Further, if the only way to bring democracy to Iraq is
    to vitiate the democracy of
    the Security Council, then we are honor bound to that too, because democracy, as
    we define it, is too important to be stopped by a little thing like democracy as
    they see it.

    Also, in dealing with a man who brooks no dissension at home, we cannot afford
    dissension among ourselves. We must speak with one voice against Saddam
    Hussein's failure to allow opposing voices to be heard. We are sending our
    gathered might to the Persian Gulf to make the point that might does not make
    right, as Saddam Hussein seems to think it does.

    And we are twisting the arms of the opposition until it agrees to let us oust a
    regime that twists the arms of the opposition. We cannot leave in power a
    dictator who ignores his own people. And if our people, and people elsewhere in
    the world, fail to understand that, then we ! have no choice but to ignore them.

    Listen. Don't misunderstand. I think it is good that the members of the Bush
    administration seem to have been reading Lewis Carroll. I only wish someone had
    pointed out that "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass" are
    meditations on paradox and puzzle and illogic and on the strangeness of things,
    not templates for foreign policy. It is amusing for the Mad Hatter to say
    something like, "We must make war on him because he is a threat to peace," but
    not amusing for someone who commands an army to say that.

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