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  • apollowati 3:46 pm on December 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Sean Parker   

    Social Network Pilot, @SeanParker Is Obsessed With His @Spotify Playlist! #music 

    Sean Parker -- Ben Baker Redux

    Sean Parker takes his Spotify playlist,Hipster International, very seriously. How serious? “Sometimes I’ll spend six hours consecutively combing through literally thousands of songs,” Parker tells me. “I probably listen to 500 songs for every song I feature.”

    I had called Parker recently for a quick chat about pop-star Lorde–Parker had added her song Royals to his 800,000 plus follower playlist, helping spark her stardom in the States. Like all great Parker conversations, he dove deeply. After discussing Lorde, Parker jumped into the benefits of social music sharing, the original goals of Napster and the art and science of making a killer playlist–more on this in a moment, but first a little background.

    Parker and Shawn Fanning blew up the music industry when they unleashed their file sharing platform Napster in 1999. They were both 18. Napster ushered in a decade of file sharing and piracy. People stopped buying music–soon not just the music store, but the CD itself would be obsolete. This, however, was not the initial goal of Napster–Parker says that he and Fanning wanted to democratize music, pulling power away from the record label elites: “We’ve been dreaming about a world where the traditional gatekeepers no longer determine what music the public heard—that was the promise of social media and social music discovery,” Parker says. “The potential since Napster has been to break free of that and now you’re finally starting to see that. ” [ Read It All on >> ]

     

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  • apollowati 10:45 pm on December 5, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: idris elba, nelson mandela   

    #FinallyFREE #NelsonMandela #RIP (تَكْبِير) 

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    And what GOOD trouble he was. Nelson Mandela is indeed finally FREE …. (تَكْبِير)


    Idris Elba: Mandela film ‘hard’ act to follow

    Idris Elba speaks to BBC arts editor Will Gompertz ahead of his film’s Royal premiere

    Playing Nelson Mandela in an adaptation of his autobiography has made Idris Elba more selective about his future roles, the actor has revealed.

    “After playing Mandela, it’s very hard to read a script that doesn’t have any of the qualities that man has,” he told the BBC’s arts editor Will Gompertz …

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  • apollowati 10:07 pm on December 4, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Cee Farrow, Christian, LA   

    #FLASHBACK: When Only #Euro #WhiteBoys Dared 2 Get #Funky! #CEEFARROW #Music 

    You may not believe it, but in the 80s, you’d be hard pressed to find a Justin Timberlake or a Robin Thicke in America! Head banging and mascara was the demarche for Caucasian males who would make music in the USA. Elvis Presley was an ancient anomaly at the time. Few even doubt such a creature even existed! Only the UK would dare cross the line with underground soul and campy spoofs of black American R&B. Contiguous European countries, like Germany, would chime in on occasion with their own take on modern music. (Milli Vanilla, notwithstanding!) Lets revisit the suave, and funky – CEE FARROW

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    This 80sObscurities was founded by DJ Rexx Arkana to showcase old, often unknown or forgotten acts and tracks from the decade when electronic music was truly the new wave. Rexx Arkana has been a club/radio DJ and promoter since the mid-80s and headlined festivals on several continents and currently holds a residency at DEFCON, NYC’s current longest-running weekly scene party. He is also the founder and lyricist of Brudershaft and one half of harsh electro act FGFC820.

    From France to Frankfurt, today’s 80sObscurities artist is German-born, American transplant Christian “Cee” Farrow. Much of what is known about Farrow comes from second-hand accounts, as his life (and what became of it) is largely undocumented. Even the almighty, omniscient internet returns little more than the chirping of crickets when one attempts to uncover his story.

    Factually, it is known that Farrow’s original line of work was in modeling, not surprising given his striking good looks. A fixture of the Los Angeles gay club scene, many testify to how his presence filled the room and, years later, certain fans can still recall mere chance encounters with extreme fondness and distinction.

    In 1983, Farrow debuted with the single “Should I Love You”, on Anaheim indie Rocshire Records. Accompanied by this noir-ish video and a staple on the legendary KROQ, the song would reach as high as No. 82 on the Billboard Hot 100. The subsequent full-length LP, “Red and Blue”, would be his only album release, however, before Rocshire would be shut down and have its assets seized as the result of insurance fraud charges brought against its owners, Clyde “Rocky” Davis and wife Shirley.

    It has been said that Farrow went from frequenting clubs to owning them, opening first The Bitter End then The Apartment clubs in Hollywood, but neither establishment still exists and details of Farrow’s involvement are purely anecdotal. For certain, we know that he re-surfaced with another single in 1991, “Imagination”, (Graphite Records) but that the record was largely overlooked and ignored. Farrow reportedly died of brain disease attributed to AIDS in May 1993 in West Hollywood, but while he may no longer be with us, his music survives on 80sObs.

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  • apollowati 4:32 am on December 1, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Fast and Furious, Michelle Rodriguez, Paul Waker, Vin Diesel Tyrese   

    .He was Fast. He was Furious. He’ll be missed. #RIP #PaulWalker #actor 

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