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January 24, 2004

Blog dis record
Posted by Teresa at 10:28 AM *

I’m swiping a link from Anil Dash: Jay Smooth of Hiphopmusic.com (“Fair and Balanced Hiphop”) has made the first-ever blog dis record. If I have this correctly—I’m trying hard to not sound clueless here—it was made on the occasion of Jay Smooth’s wanting beef with another blog, Jessica Hopper’s Tiny Lucky Genius AKA the Unicorn’s Tear. Or maybe not; as he says,

I was totally totally kidding, she seems mad cool and probably able to have me killed.
Well, hey. He’s made the dis record available as a downloadable mp3, and has posted the lyrics. I’d quote them entire if that weren’t a jerk thing to do, so here’s a partial:
…we keep it tight, featured site up at movable type I fill suckaz all over the blogosphere with dread
walk mean streets these geeks fear to tread
but every now and then I hear footsteps behind me
another small timer like yourself getting grimy
tiny.abstract about to catch a clapback
next time you post about me, watch your trackback
cuz I’m about to ping you with the real
when a unicorn cries tell me how does it feel?
(…)
you think your tiny sucky blog makin me feel fear?
I get more hits in a week than you get all year
I’ve seen a lot of weblog arguments that boiled down to those same sentiments. In most of those cases, I’d rather have listened to Jay Smooth’s version.
Comments on Blog dis record:
#1 ::: Carlos ::: (view all by) ::: January 24, 2004, 01:29 PM:

Word.

#2 ::: julia ::: (view all by) ::: January 25, 2004, 01:35 AM:

In the dozens of tomorrow, the deadliest insult will be "your mama's basement"

#3 ::: Faren Miller ::: (view all by) ::: January 26, 2004, 10:03 AM:

I can't find the item now, and Google is no help, but I swear I saw a piece about a new service -- messages delivered to your door, in rap. Weird.

#4 ::: Skwid ::: (view all by) ::: January 26, 2004, 01:19 PM:

Eeexcellent.

I've been collecting phat Nerdcore beats for a while, now, with a continuously mixed compilation disk in mind. This is in like Flynn.

#5 ::: Teresa Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: January 26, 2004, 11:06 PM:

Amen. Let me know when you do it.

#6 ::: Teresa Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: January 26, 2004, 11:49 PM:

There's another skiffy detail: Kids These Days are into making rhymed poetry. And then there's that intensely competitive chessplaying style of NYC inner-city youth. When we were drving Ken MacLeod in from the airport -- he'd been on the continent for maybe an hour -- we passed through Harlem, and drove past a basketball court where a bunch of teenagers were packed tight, almost motionless, around one of the Parks Dept.'s reinforced-concrete tables.

"Er. What are they doing?" Ken asked.

"Playing chess," Patrick told him. "It's serious."

Skwid, while this doesn't qualify as phat Nerdcore beats, you may find it amusing.

#7 ::: Dop ::: (view all by) ::: January 27, 2004, 06:02 AM:

I'm reminded of 'Weird Al' Yankovic's "All About The Pentiums".

#8 ::: D. ::: (view all by) ::: January 27, 2004, 02:55 PM:

Skwid! You've heard "I've got the password to your shell account" by Barcelona? And the Lords of the Rhymes?

#9 ::: Skwid ::: (view all by) ::: January 27, 2004, 02:57 PM:

To be honest, it's a blend of nerdcore hip-hop and geek techno.

Current nominee tracks, in semi-random order:

What's Up Spock - The Great Luke Ski
All Your BASS Are Belong to Us - Paradise Decay
Pac-Man - Power-Pill (aka Aphex Twin)
Doctor? - Orbital
Fett's Vette - MC Chris
Yellow Lasers - MC Frontalot
Optimus Rhyme - Dermato Fibro Sarcoma
Speed Racer (Hardcore Mix) - Alpha Team
NerdX - Benchwarmin'
Blackalicious/Cut Chemist - Chemical Calisthenics
Science Genius Girl - Freezepop
Internet Thugs - Artist Unknown (This track is 4:40 seconds long, and if anybody knows the artist, I'd appreciate finding out who it is)
Red Pill, Blue Pill - Junkie XL/Don Davis
Lords of the Rhymes - The Lords of the Rhymes
MC Hawking - Entropy
Baby Got Brak - The Great Luke Ski
Treephort - Death of a Calculator

No telling what the final list will look like. There are several songs that don't quite fit (Like Lint's punk homage to the Wheel of Time), but I would like to see on there somehow.

All songs, BTW, are either on CDs I own, or were available from the artists as a free download; with "Internet Thugs" being an exception in its status as "unknown."

#10 ::: Skwid ::: (view all by) ::: January 27, 2004, 03:02 PM:

And, of course, I bollixed up the Title - Artis arrangement. Optimus Rhyme, NerdX, Blackalicious/Cut Chemist, MC Hawking, and Treephort are all performers.

#11 ::: Skwid ::: (view all by) ::: January 27, 2004, 03:05 PM:

D., I have not heard Barcelona, but will endeavour to do so.

#12 ::: cd ::: (view all by) ::: January 27, 2004, 03:20 PM:

Skwid: Wot, no S.P.O.C.K?

#13 ::: Skwid ::: (view all by) ::: January 27, 2004, 04:46 PM:

Sorry, cd, but the few samples I can find of them don't really seem like they'd fit. If there's a specific song you're thinking might work with the above...

#14 ::: D. ::: (view all by) ::: January 27, 2004, 05:23 PM:

Skwid, you can download it from their record label's web site: http://www.barcelonadc.com/sounds/shell_account.mp3.

Here's a handy Kottke.org post.

#15 ::: Skwid ::: (view all by) ::: January 28, 2004, 09:19 AM:

Hmm..."Shell Account" is pretty good...might work as a transition into or from "Science Genius Girl," but that may be a bit too much chirpyness.

#16 ::: Trey ::: (view all by) ::: January 29, 2004, 02:05 AM:

Skwid!! Good luck on your CD project. I was happy to find that 5 of the tracks you listed are in my own collection. Here's another place to check (though you're probably getting tired of suggestions from hip-ass nerds by this point, but oh well) for stuff that might fit your taste and/or needs:
http://www.tfw2005.com/downloads-cat-1.html

Remixed tripped up music based on the Transformers series from the 1980s. Can't get much nerdier than that, yo. Word.

#17 ::: Skwid ::: (view all by) ::: January 29, 2004, 02:27 PM:

Mmm, some good stuff on there. I'll probably go with either the original or the 2002 remix of "Let's Roll". Thanks for the pointer.

#18 ::: Skwid ::: (view all by) ::: February 18, 2004, 03:09 PM:

Just in case any of you Nerdcore fans reading this don't read Penny Arcade (for some reason I can't comprehend), today's newspost contains some pretty hot linkage down at the bottom, there. I particularly liked Front A Little, and their "Happy Machine Ankle" tune is probably going on the Nerdcore mix...

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