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The Glogg Chronicles : 2008 in Review



A sound-smoothie made from my most favorite sound-nutrients of the past year; favorite artists, dopest tracks, weirdest records: all blended up just for you! Starts off pretty mellow, but by the time Bassnectar winds up his clock, things start pumpin' pretty damn hard, with funky flourishes to end on...

Featuring Flying Lotus, Erykah Badu, Gnarls Barkley, Al Green, Bob Dylan, Cat Power, Fleet Foxes, Q-Tip, The Roots, Jamie Lidell, Stephen Malkmus, The B-52's, Beats Antique & Bassnectar, Dust + Blackdown, DJ/rupture, Bon Iver, Esau Mwamwaya & Radioclit, DJ Scruff, Ani Difranco, Amadou & Mariam, K'naan, Nina Simone, Thievery Corporation & Quantic, y'all. Dig it correct!

Love, DJ Fundi
12/31/08
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Yes We Did: Obama Hopecast : Part 2

Part two of a two-part series (click here for part one) -- released MLK Day 2009, one day before Inauguration Day!



Left speechless & shaking with an intense, spiritual joy after the 2008 presidential election, I was so happy for myself, for my country and for the whole entire world that I came to a rare loss for words. This "hopecast" is my best attempt to describe and share some portion of the mix of emotions the election of Barack Obama has inspired in me. It is especially informed by looking backwards, because you can't know where you're going unless you know where you've come from.

Part two centers around Obama's election night victory speech in Chicago, interspersed with Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech from the March on Washington in 1963: "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character." Bob Marley, the Neville Brothers, Bill Frisell, Marvin Gaye, Common, Z-Trip, Bonobo, James Brown, the Blind Boys of Alabama, George Clinton, Fela, Prince, Public Enemy and assorted hymns, field hollers and cameos from Dubya inform this tribute, along with a cast of dozens more.

I hope that my Hopecast serves as an audio record of history in the making, set to a fitting groove. Viva Obama!




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Yes We Can : Obama Hopecast : Part 1

part one of a two-part series



left speechless & shaking with an intense, spiritual joy after the 2008 presidential election, i was so happy for myself, for my country and for the whole entire world that i came to a rare loss for words.

this "hopecast" is my best attempt to describe and share some portion of the mix of emotions the election of Barack Obama has inspired in me. it is especially inspired by looking backwards, because you can't know where you're going unless you know where you've come from.

bob marley, curtis mayfield, marvin gaye, ludacris, nas, lee "scratch" perry, maceo parker, the blind boys of alabama, george clinton, fela, prince, public enemy and assorted hymns, field hollers and cameos from MLK and Dubya people this tribute. it also features excerpts of Obama's most memorable oratory as he made the transitions from junior senator to presidential candidate to president-elect -- an audio record of history in the making, set to a fitting groove.

Part one takes the listener from Obama as junior senator from Illinois on to the campaign trail and up to the Democratic Convention when he became the Democratic nominee. I'll release part two on Inauguration Day and it will finish up the story with his acceptance speech in Chicago.



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Troubled



Welcome to the 35th episode from the Podcast Cafe! This is a musical mix in the same vein as "Snowgreen Spincycle" -- I chose the concept of "trouble" and then searched through my archives for songs with that word in their title. I think the whole idea came about because of my enormous love for Cat Stevens' song "Trouble":
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080808



An audio postcard from where DJ Fundi's ears, heart and mind is at on the eighth day of the eighth month of the eighth year of the new century. Brewed with freshly-harvested soundstick recordings.



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Intergalactic 2 : Urban Beet Pharmer



Featuring Ike & Tina Turner, Bassnectar, Missy Elliott, The B-52's, Jamie Lidell, James Brown, Gnarls Barkley, Herbaliser, Roots Manuva, Portishead, The Glitch Mob, The Time, Girl Talk, The Roots, Antibalas, Mr. Scruff, Alozade and Hollow, Al Green & even more funky things to play with from Fourth Corner Soundsystem -- crank it up loud and rock the block, summerstylee!




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A Lament for Tibet



(LISTENING TO THIS MIX ON HEADPHONES IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!)

DJ Fundi's new mix, episode #31 here at the Podcast Cafe, is inspired by the Dalai Lama -- the Ocean of Wisdom, Holder of the White Lotus, protector of the Land of Snows and an incarnation of Avalokitesvara, Buddha of Compassion. It is a Lament for Tibet, and is dedicated to the merit of all Tibetans who are enslaved in their own homeland.

I made this mix during the Dalai Lama's recent visit to the Pacific Northwest, a time that coincided with the worst violence in Tibet in decades. I was feeling both inspired and joyous at His Holiness' close proximity to Sunnyland Studio as well as burdened, angry and helpless as the Chinese government was arresting, torturing and murdering Tibetans in their villages and monastaries. I think this musical mix reflects the yin and yang of these two emotional poles.

Much of the music comes from the Himalayan region, and includes chanting rituals from Tibetan monks, traditional Nepalese songs, long-form Indian ragas and Chinese folk music. There is also music that I felt had an affinity to the prayer I am making with the mix, music that I was often surprised to hear how natural it blended with the unusual Himalayan vibe: a Celtic singer singing what sounds like a lament, ambient tracks from Tortoise, Cylob and Plasmalamp, medieval European choir songs and Toumani Diabate from Mali playing the kora.

Mickey Hart, DJ Cheb i Sabbah and Wayne Shorter also make appearances in this pilgrimage across the spine of Asia.

I have posted podcasts of the Dalai Lama's talks in the Northwest at
www.podcastcafe.org/radiofreefundi. I wrote a story about the Dalai Lama's visit to Seattle for the Cascadia Weekly newspaper; it also discusses author Pico Iyer's new biopgraphy The Open Road: The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama. You can view and/or download a pdf of the story right over here. Another story I wrote about the Dalai Lama's 2004 visit to Vancouver B.C. is available here.

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Snowgreen Spincycle



Poised between two seasons, with a little bit of winter hanging on and lots of spring bursting forth, this episode -- our 30th! -- takes its inspiration from two words: Snow and Green.

Every track has some connection to these terms:
Snow or Green appears in either the song title, artist's name or album title. Random, yes. But lots of fun to be guided to all kinds of excellent music by way of an arbitrary set of criteria.

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REINTEGRATION (keep burnin')



How to keep the flame alit? How to burn all year? How to reintegrate the lessons and the love in to the Default World?

These are the questions the Four Broke Dudes confronted as they stepped back in to their former lives in the Northwest. "REINTEGRATION" is the final installment in DJ Playaduster's Green Man Trilogy. It follows on the heels of "REORIENTATION" and "DISORIENTATION", both of which can be found at our sister site,
www.destinationburningman.com/stuff/podcasts.


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Lunar Eclipse : New Music IV

no multitracking. no overdubs. no dub chambers, marsupial thumbdrives, algebraic nerf beats, Hekter McBuckleskins nor flamingos in the snow. just a mostly quiet mix made on a mostly quiet night, underneath a february lunar eclipse.

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REORIENTATION (Hyper Primbly's Marsupial Thumbdrive)



DJ Playaduster's Green Man Trilogy, which began with "DISORIENTATION," leaves the dusty playa and begins the difficult efforts to reenter the Default World in this second installment, "REORIENTATION." You may as well just call it "Hyper Primbly's marsupial thumbdrive," if you know what I mean.



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