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"This book, edited by Roy Christopher, is a moment. It is the deconstructed sample, the researched lyrical metaphors, the aha moment on the way to hip-hop enlightenment. Hip-hop permeates our world, and yet it is continually misunderstood. Hip-hop's intersections with Afrofuturism and science fiction provide fascinating touchpoints that enable us to see our todays and tomorrows. This book can be, for the curious, a window into a hip-hop-infused Alter Destiny--a journey whose spaceship you embarked on some time ago. Are you engaging this work from the gaze of the future? Are you the data thief sailing into the past to U-turn to the now? Or are you the unborn child prepping to build the next universe? No, you're the superhero. Enjoy the journey."--from the introduction by Ytasha L. Womack
Through essays by some of hip-hop's most interesting thinkers, theorists, journalists, writers, emcees, and DJs, Boogie Down Predictions embarks on a quest to understand the connections between time, representation, and identity within hip-hop culture and what that means for the culture at large. Introduced by Ytasha L. Womack, author of Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture, this book explores these temporalities, possible pasts, and further futures from a diverse, multilayered, interdisciplinary perspective.
The most influential independent fiction digest evolves yet again. In addition to the usual selection of outstanding short stories by today's top writers, Pulp Modern now features a host of non-fiction articles and opinion pieces.
Continuing its celebration of its first decade of independent publishing excellence, the year 1981 is examined, a year pivotal in the formation of society's current state. This means a number of stories taking place in the year 1981 as well as articles about the events and social concerns of the era. The AIDS and crack-cocaine crises are explored as well as the dawn of hip hop as a major musical force and 1981's gold rush of slasher cinema.
Before the issue closes out, Switchblade Magazine editor Scotch Rutherford addresses the infection in independent publishing that generated needless controversy over the course of 2020 and 2021.
Interior illustrations are provided by the immensely talented Carmelo J. Guarnera while cover art is provided by Michael Neno. This issue features cartoons by Clark Dissmeyer. As always, art direction by Richard Krauss and super easy editor-in-chief duties are attended to by Alec Cizak.
The full list of contributing authors is included below:
T. War Powers Tilden
Hector Duarte, Jr.
Gwen C. Katz
“Rather than leave behind what so often fades in memory, the poems in Roy Christopher’s ‘Abandoned Accounts’ hold onto each hypercolor detail even as ‘giant, plate-glass plans’ are made. But the real joy comes from the seemingly random and temporary connections described with sensuous turns of phrase. To borrow a line from ‘Body Language’, Christopher ‘betrays [our] best effort / to remain innocent, quiet, and disengaged.’”
— Rebecca Guess Cantor, author, The Other Half
“Roy Christopher’s Abandoned Accounts is an easy conversation in a breezy beer garden with an old friend you haven’t seen for years. Talk of music, memories, stolen moments, and philosophical musings share time with stories about life lived in cities across the country. The style is laidback, wandering, and effortless, just like any good conversation should be. Pull up a chair and shoot the shit, you’ll be glad you did.”
— Scott Wozniak, author, Shooting Gallery Vultures
“My favorite book of poetry since Lana Del Rey’s.”
— Peter Relic, author, Ping Pong on the Periodic Table
In Dead Precedents, Roy Christopher traces the story of how hip-hop invented the twenty-first century.
Emerging alongside cyberpunk in the 1980s, the hallmarks of hip-hop - allusion, self-reference, the use of new technologies, sampling, the cutting and splicing of language and sound - would come to define the culture of the new millennium.
Taking in the groundbreaking work of DJs and MCs, alongside writers like Burroughs, Dick and Gibson, as well as post-punk and DIY culture, Dead Precedents is a counter-culture history of the twentieth century, showcasing hip-hop's role in the creation of the world we now live in.
Dead Precedents uses the means and methods of cyberpunk and hauntology to thoughtfully remap hip-hop's spread from around the way to around the world. Its central argument is that the cultural practices of hip-hop culture are the blueprint to 21st century culture, and that an understanding of the appropriation of language and technology is an understanding of the now. Memories once firmly rooted in places in the past now float free of historical context. We all share memories courtesy of the mass media, and its rampant reproduction of artifacts.
The Routledge Companion to Remix Studies comprises contemporary texts by key authors and artists who are active in the emerging field of remix studies. As an organic international movement, remix culture originated in the popular music culture of the 1970s, and has since grown into a rich cultural activity encompassing numerous forms of media.
The act of recombining pre-existing material brings up pressing questions of authenticity, reception, authorship, copyright, and the techno-politics of media activism. This book approaches remix studies from various angles, including sections on history, aesthetics, ethics, politics, and practice, and presents theoretical chapters alongside case studies of remix projects. The Routledge Companion to Remix Studies is a valuable resource for both researchers and remix practitioners, as well as a teaching tool for instructors using remix practices in the classroom.
Contributors to the My Bloody Valentine edition include musicians such as Bob Mould, Christian Savill (Slowdive), Louise Trehy (Swallow), Peter Silberman (The Antlers), Geoff Sanoff (Edsel), Jonathan Segel (Camper Van Beethoven), Jonas Munk (Manual), Mia Clarke (Electrelane), Matt Schulz (Holy Fuck), Scott Cortez (lovesliescrushing), Adam Pacione, Andrew Prinz (Mahogany), Ian Masters (Pale Saints), Matt Elliott (Third Eye Foundation), EJ Hagen (Highspire), Ryan Policky (A Shoreline Dream), James Chapman (Maps), Gazz Carr (God Is an Astronaut), Sally Robertson (The Sunshine Factory), Hank Starrs (Animals That Swim), Hobey Echlin (Majesty Crush), Michael Savage (The Fauns), Alap Momin (dalek), John Loring (Fleeting Joys), Jon Attwood (Yellow6), Mat Flint (Revolver, Deep Cut), Aidan Baker, Ron Gibbs (Auburn Lull), Jeff Kandefer (The Daysleepers), Kellii Scott (Failure, Veruca Salt), Nick Keech (One Unique Signal, The Telescopes), Michael McCabe and David Read (Coldharbourstores), and Kimber Lanning (Half String); Amber Crain of the shoegaze blog When the Sun Hits; and writers Nick Burd, Evan Garza, Roy Christopher, Kevin C. Smith, and Steven Karl.
The "First Time I Heard" book series is edited by Scott Heim, a novelist (Mysterious Skin, We Disappear) who is also a longtime music fan. Other installments in the series (or those forthcoming soon) include books on Joy Division / New Order, David Bowie, Cocteau Twins, Kate Bush, The Smiths, R.E.M., Kraftwerk, Abba, Roxy Music, and others.
“This book is an exotic plant with roots sucking nutrients from the skulls of the most interesting people on the planet. Prepare to be pollinated.” – Mark Frauenfelder, founder of boingboing.net
Spanning over seven years, Follow for Now includes interviews with such luminaries as Bruce Sterling, Douglas Rushkoff, DJ Spooky, Philip K. Dick, Aesop Rock, Erik Davis, Howard Bloom, David X. Cohen, Richard Saul Wurman, N. Katherine Hayles, Manuel De Landa, Rudy Rucker, Milemarker, Steve Aylett, Doug Stanhope, Paul Roberts, Shepard Fairey, Tod Swank, dälek, Eric Zimmerman, Steven Johnson, Mark Dery, Geert Lovink, Brenda Laurel, and many, many more.
Disinformation named it "among the most important books published in 2007," and Erik Davis called it "a crisp and substantial remix of the major memes of the last decade or so."
If Rhythm Science was about the flow of things, Sound Unbound is about the remix—how music, art, and literature have blurred the lines between what an artist can do and what a composer can create. In Sound Unbound, Rhythm Science author Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid asks artists to describe their work and compositional strategies in their own words. These are reports from the front lines on the role of sound and digital media in an information-based society. The topics are as diverse as the contributors: composer Steve Reich offers a memoir of his life with technology, from tape loops to video opera; Miller himself considers sampling and civilization; novelist Jonathan Lethem writes about appropriation and plagiarism; science fiction writer Bruce Sterling looks at dead media; Ron Eglash examines racial signifiers in electrical engineering; media activist Naeem Mohaiemen explores the influence of Islam on hip hop; rapper Chuck D contributes “Three Pieces”; musician Brian Eno explores the sound and history of bells; Hans Ulrich Obrist and Philippe Parreno interview composer-conductor Pierre Boulez; and much more. “Press 'play,'” Miller writes, “and this anthology says 'here goes.'”
The groundbreaking music that accompanies the book features Nam Jun Paik, the Dada Movement, John Cage, Sonic Youth, and many other examples of avant-garde music. Most of this content comes from the archives of Sub Rosa, a legendary record label that has been the benchmark for archival sounds since the beginnings of electronic music. To receive these free music files, readers may send an email to the address listed in the book.
David Allenby, Pierre Boulez, Catherine Corman, Chuck D, Erik Davis, Scott De Lahunta, Manuel DeLanda, Cory Doctorow, Eveline Domnitch, Frances Dyson, Ron Eglash, Brian Eno, Dmitry Gelfand, Dick Hebdige, Lee Hirsch, Vijay Iyer, Ken Jordan, Douglas Kahn, Daphne Keller, Beryl Korot, Jaron Lanier, Joseph Lanza, Jonathan Lethem, Carlo McCormick, Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid, Moby, Naeem Mohaiemen, Alondra Nelson, Keith and Mendi Obadike, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Pauline Oliveros, Philippe Parreno, Ibrahim Quaraishi, Steve Reich, Simon Reynolds, Scanner aka Robin Rimbaud, Nadine Robinson, Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), Alex Steinweiss, Bruce Sterling, Lucy Walker, Saul Williams, Jeff E. Winner