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Tuesday, February 18
Radio Profile: COOLIFORNIA on Saturdays, 5-6 PM

Written by Isabelle Rossi de Leon It’s White Iris Records week on COOLIFORNIA, and DJs Rambam and Ofellow are engaging in a deep analysis of the “fuck-it mentality” of punk rock through the lens of FIDLAR’s track “No Waves.” This passionate discourse is exemplary of Ryan Mera Evans and Jared Fellows’ radio show, which profiles a…

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Tuesday, March 5
Crate Diggin’: “The Significance of Sampling”

Sam Frampton waxes poetic on vinyl, sampling, and their role in hip-hop.     My best friend from home recently resolved to “get into beatmaking.”  Naturally, I fired a few technical questions at him.  In essence, I asked him how he planned to accomplish such a mammoth task.  He declared that first of all, he…

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Tuesday, March 5
Tea and a Biscuit: “All Hail King Charles!”

A different week. A different Brit.   There are few things in life that I like better than British artists who sing in their native accents. As a Brit myself, I might be slightly biased, but the accent is such a great one that it would seem silly to waste its obvious allure by swapping…

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Monday, February 25
Words About Words About Music: A Historical Orientation

  How do we talk about music, and can it be talked about? Doing violence to the “text” and the language of music as anti-language.    A Historical Orientation   “Logocentrism” is a favorite word of mine, because it sums up the main thing that the projects of modernity and post-modernity are ultimately up against.…