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Thursday, July 31, 2008

German Bollywood Blog

"the most active German language Bollywood forum"

translated page from "Babel fish" actually works pretty well...

for example, the headline: "Bollywood conquers again Turkey" which sounds different than Google's translation "Bollywood Turkey invaded again".. these translation services make sense out of about 90 percent of the content .. :) which is about all you need i guess...

lots of great screen captures and reviews of films...

some Bollywood news : live drama in Bollywood / "the Unforgettable Tour" a

it seems to be getting more like hollywood everyday unfortunately..

petty remarks, blatant competitiveness, and jealous arguments aren't as "behind the scenes" as they used to be in Bollywood apparently.. no longer are these feuds being kept private among bollywood actors, now they are becoming regular fuel for the tabloids.. just like Hollywood i guess..

last year's Om Shanti Om, possibly SRK's biggest hit yet, caused all sorts of controversies...From wikipedia: "Om Shanti Om landed into a controversy with veteran actor Manoj Kumar, for showing him (actually his body double) in a bad taste."
In response, [Kumar] stated that "Indian audiences had made Manoj Kumar into an icon ... That icon has been wounded, made fun of....." Apologies were made and scenes were even supposed to be edited, but the damage was already done..

Now this... I just read about the recent spat between Sharukh Khan and Salman Khan during Katrina's birthday.. (ok, this is mindless tabloid gossib-- they're behaving like frat boys-- but anyway... )

has Bollywood always been this way behind the scenes? or is the worst of Hollywood (the name calling, backstabbing and mudslinging, and breaking up to make up) rubbing off on these young Hindi stars ?

check out the little video piece on this courtesy of


on a more positive note , since im bringing up the East meets West dilemma, Amitabh, Abhishek, and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, among other top ranked Bollywood stars, will appear in Houston this Saturday as part of Amitabh's "the Unforgettable Tour"

This is a true class act... no matter what the recent tabloids tell you, Bollywood will never lose its respectability as long as Amitabh is at the helm..

Looks like they'll be in New York on the 15th! : )

Gwangju Biennale in Korea.. definitely worth a trip!

Gwangju Biennale was Asia's first artistic bienalle.....

wikipedia entry here

there's a DJ named Jin Lee aka DJ GAZAEBAL who'll be performing there this year during the "installation" called SPRING -- "Beginning this August artists in Spring will assemble in Gwangju for a month of continuous interaction and production with local participants, building the models and displays, that will culminate in an eight hour procession through the streets of the city around the Former Provincial Office (the starting point of the Gwangju May 1980 protests). The procession will begin during the day and end at night with a fiery conflagration to signal the end of the event. The procession will be accompanied by music by and filmed by Caecilia Tripp. Both the real time film and the music score will be edited and remixed, and will be the sole reminder of the procession and only element presented in one of the exhibition spaces." (source)

also, check out this artist's show-- Els Opsomer

there will also be a portion of the Biennale focused on carnival in Trinidad and Tobago-- including an in depth history of the origins of T&T's carnival.. they're flying in dancers and pan players for a re-creation of T&T carnival. Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago is a yearly reminder of a people's uprising, from slavery and oppression, for freedom and cultural independence.. This fits in with the theme of "uprising" that is at the foundation of the Gwangju Biennale. According to an introductory page of the website, Gwangju is "widely acknowledged as the spiritual center of the struggle for participatory democracy in South Korea" --- see also here

7th Gwangju Biennale

Duration: September 5 - November 9, 2008
Opening: September 5, 2008

( I wish i was going to this... if only I had a friend with a private jet! )

Monday, July 28, 2008

If Music Could Talk - July 27th 2008

PODCAST - If Music Could Talk July 27 2008

Monday, July 21, 2008

"If Music Could Talk" - July 20, 2008

PODCAST of "If Music Could Talk" from July 20, 2008- two hours of international dance music - lots of reggae, and some of the best new electronic beats

Saturday, July 19, 2008

New iTunes podcast feed!

ok, so I owe you blog readers an explanation for all the re-posts of old shows there... I recently signed up for a Feedburner RSS feed and then linked the podcasts through iTunes.. Ive expanded my audience now hopefully! And I want people to hear the interview shows that took me so much time and effort to pull off... if you havent downloaded these yet, check them out!!!

welcome to all the new listeners.. stay tuned to this blog and for new shows every week (If Music Could Talk - 7-9pm EST Sundays on WRIR)

thanks to WRIR and for making these podcasts possible!

(these podcasts are not for profit... they only serve to promote musical and cultural diversity on an international level and to get the word out about good independent artists around the world... all files are 112kbps or less- for non commercial use only- please ask to re-broadcast on your local independent radio station!)

please leave comments if you like the music you hear!

Indonesian music- on If Music Could Talk

last iTunes/feed update-
60s Indonesian psych music on "If Music Could Talk"

show in 2 parts - check here :

thanks to WRIR and for making these podcasts possible!!

GRIME- "If Music Could Talk" -from 2005

one more older podcast....

GRIME- dj carlito checkin out some UK hip hop on "If Music Could Talk"

this show was in 4 parts-- check the link for the complete show

thanks to WRIR and for making these podcasts possible!!

check here for new ones each week

Interview with Pacha Massive on "If Music Could Talk"

Cool interviews part 9

Pacha Massive on "If Music Could Talk"

show in multiple parts - check here for all files-

thanks to WRIR and for making these podcasts possible!!

Interview with Micropixie- on "If Music Could Talk"

Cool interviews part 8

Micropixie on If Music Could Talk

show in multiple parts- check here for all files:

Friday, July 18, 2008

Interview with Carlton Livingston - on "If Music Could Talk"

older interviews part 7

Carlton Livingston on "If Music Could Talk"

show in multiple parts-- check here for all files:

dj carlito- live in 2005 - Pangaea Lounge

some more links - updating the itunes feed..

LIVE SET - Pangaea Lounge at Cafe Gutenberg 2005

this podcast from July 01, 2005 got some crazy downloads after they posted it on boingboing.. :) a golden oldie - hope you enjoy..

Interview with Dennis Alcapone on "If Music Could Talk" check info for complete show links

older interviews contd.

Dennis Alcapone on "If Music Could Talk"

show in 4 parts - check here for the complete show :

just updating some of the earlier interviews for itunes and feed - :)


Interview with Eek A Mouse -on "If Music Could Talk"

Cool interviews part 5
EEK a Mouse -on "If music could Talk"

show in multiple parts- check here for complete show:

Interview with Lady Ann- on "If Music Could Talk"

Cool interviews part 4
LADY ANN on If Music Could Talk

Interview with Lone Ranger - on "If Music Could Talk"

Cool interviews part 3
LONE RANGER on "If music could talk"

this show was uploaded in two parts - check here for both links:

Interview with Aterciopelados - on "If Music Could Talk"

Cool interviews part 2

Aterciopelados on "If Music Could Talk"

show in multiple parts- check here for the rest :

Interview with Ladybug Mecca - on "If Music Could Talk"

I'm updating this new feed service and podcast now available on itunes, so here are some of my favorite interview shows that are earlier than 2008

LADYBUG MECCA (one of the first interviews I did for If Music Could Talk)

show in multiple parts- check here for the rest

Monday, July 14, 2008

If Music Could Talk - July 13th 2008

July 13th - PODCAST -If Music Could Talk

download it NOW!!! put it on your eyepod megablaster thingy...

Monday, July 07, 2008

If Music Could Talk - July 6th

July 6th- PODCAST- If Music Could Talk

Thursday, July 03, 2008

If Music Could Talk- Podcast June 29, 2008 - Many Styles....


(above: featured tracks on last week's show from the legendary godfather of "afro-jazz" as popularized in the west in the late 50s- Ghanaian pioneer Khofi Ghanaba aka: Guy Warren)

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