a sublime frequencies call out: how often do you listen to radio palestine, i remember syria, bush taxi mali, etc.

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i love folk and pop songs of sumatra, but i mean, really...other than to have something to say on ilm and to impress your more "xenophobic" friends do you need to hear these more than twice?

john'n'chicago, Tuesday, 15 March 2005 21:51 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i only have two of them and i listen to them all the time.

hstencil (hstencil), Tuesday, 15 March 2005 21:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

all the time? really? how so? background? actively engaged? i just do not see the appeal after the novelty has worn.

john'n'chicago, Tuesday, 15 March 2005 21:54 (twelve years ago) Permalink

also, which two?

john'n'chicago, Tuesday, 15 March 2005 21:54 (twelve years ago) Permalink

To start with, Radio Sumatra and Radio Phnom Penh are both pretty freaking great as music as well as sociology.

The Obligatory Sourpuss (Begs2Differ), Tuesday, 15 March 2005 21:55 (twelve years ago) Permalink

my iPod is now has a desperate global fuckedness about tit.

The Argunaut (sexyDancer), Tuesday, 15 March 2005 21:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink

GREAT homework music (which is what 75% of the music i listen to is)

j blount (papa la bas), Tuesday, 15 March 2005 21:57 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I am going to go way out on a limb and suspect that josh'n'chicago either downloaded these or received them as promos. let's face it, you need cash, sell it to someone who might like it and you can pay your mp3blog hosting fees... win/win!

gygax! (gygax!), Tuesday, 15 March 2005 21:59 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i remember syria and radio morocco, and i have enjoyed them both as background and as intense listening.

hstencil (hstencil), Tuesday, 15 March 2005 21:59 (twelve years ago) Permalink

also these would be pretty poor selections to listen to in order to have something to say on ilm or impress your more xenophobic friends.

j blount (papa la bas), Tuesday, 15 March 2005 21:59 (twelve years ago) Permalink

yeah, you'd be better off with the Merzbox or perhaps some nice Primus

The Obligatory Sourpuss (Begs2Differ), Tuesday, 15 March 2005 22:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i bought folk and pop of sumatra vol 1 and radio palestine and princess nicotine. i love the first, can't fathom why anyone needs to listen to the second more than a couple of times and dig the last. the syria and mali ones i've downloaded. the later is a bad example for this thread as it's got some great moments. the radio recordings, though... no. i'm not into it. nope.

john'n'chicago, Tuesday, 15 March 2005 22:07 (twelve years ago) Permalink

great, we care.

hstencil (hstencil), Tuesday, 15 March 2005 22:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink

may louisville foul yet again on a three pointer in the first round with .1 seconds on the clock. the men of louisiana - lafayette will not go down in tears, stencil.

john'n'chicago, Tuesday, 15 March 2005 22:14 (twelve years ago) Permalink

whatever, dude.

hstencil (hstencil), Tuesday, 15 March 2005 22:16 (twelve years ago) Permalink

awww. sorry, man. i woke poke the bear anymore.

john'n'chicago, Tuesday, 15 March 2005 22:17 (twelve years ago) Permalink

don't flatter yourself.

hstencil (hstencil), Tuesday, 15 March 2005 22:18 (twelve years ago) Permalink

jesus, dude. when did you turn into a dick? take a fucking joke.

john'n'chicago, Tuesday, 15 March 2005 22:19 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i listen to streets of lhasa a lot. i love that thing.

scott seward (scott seward), Tuesday, 15 March 2005 22:20 (twelve years ago) Permalink

jesus, dude. when did you turn into a dick? take a fucking joke.

in other news, how's everybody doing today? what other titles do y'all recommend?

hstencil (hstencil), Tuesday, 15 March 2005 22:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I prefer the shambling radio pieces to the pop song ones. In fact, I got into these thru the Sun City Girls radio thing from WFMU last year.

mcd (mcd), Tuesday, 15 March 2005 22:29 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i love folk and pop songs of sumatra, but i mean, really...other than to have something to say on ilm and to impress your more "xenophobic" friends do you need to hear these more than twice?

they're all on my ipod, which i always keep on random. so i listen all the time!

lychee mello (Jody Beth Rosen), Tuesday, 15 March 2005 22:34 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i just do not see the appeal after the novelty has worn.

haha well if you're the type of person who sees world music as "novelty" i guess i can see where you're coming from.

lychee mello (Jody Beth Rosen), Tuesday, 15 March 2005 22:36 (twelve years ago) Permalink

they're all on my ipod, which i always keep on random. so i listen all the time!

i've realized this is a big part of my problem with these. cuz my random always seems to pick the interview with the gay syrian. or two minutes of motorcycles passing or kids playing whilst someone walks by coughing and a goat bleats in the distance.

haha well if you're the type of person who sees world music as "novelty" i guess i can see where you're coming from.

okay, poor choice of words.

Anyway, fine. I suck. Lock thread.

john'n'chicago, Tuesday, 15 March 2005 22:44 (twelve years ago) Permalink

dude, what do you have against gay syrians?

hstencil (hstencil), Tuesday, 15 March 2005 22:50 (twelve years ago) Permalink

two minutes of motorcycles passing or kids playing whilst someone walks by coughing and a goat bleats in the distance.

works for me!

lychee mello (Jody Beth Rosen), Tuesday, 15 March 2005 23:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink

personally i listen to the "radio java" and "radio india" discs all the time. i have a lot of other stuff from mali to listen to so i don't listen to "bush taxi mali" very much.

i bought the palestine / morocco / syria discs and i sort of regretted it, too.

the thing is there are many radio stations in america pumping out the middle-eastern jams all the time. at least there's a bunch on the internet and there's at least one high-powered station you can get in southern california. i'd be surprised if the same wasn't true for chicago and new york.

vahid (vahid), Tuesday, 15 March 2005 23:13 (twelve years ago) Permalink

vahid, could you mention some stations available online that play middle eastern music (assuming they are free). I guess I've been lazy about tracking them down.

RS £aRue (rockist_scientist), Tuesday, 15 March 2005 23:16 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I've only heard five:

Princess Nicotine
Cambodian Cassette Archives
Molam: Country Thai Groove

Pop Hits = very effective in shuffle mode.

Radio Java I loved but feels more like a full-length

I Remember Syria is kind of needs to be taken in intact, like a radio play. esp. disc 1

milton parker (Jon L), Tuesday, 15 March 2005 23:20 (twelve years ago) Permalink

ive wanted to listen to these for awhile, but i can never find them on slsk and im not about to take an $18 risk to see if i might like syrian pop music.

phil-two (phil-two), Tuesday, 15 March 2005 23:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink

maybe john'n'chicago can send me his!

phil-two (phil-two), Tuesday, 15 March 2005 23:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink

rockist: this is the family favorite

http://www.iranianradio.com

when i get home i'll post a few more (this is the part i admit i only know about persian radio and not arab radio)

the main difference between these radio stations and the sublime frequencies discs is that instead of dropping in the sound of goats / the sound of the bazaar these radio stations will drop usher or nina sky or whatever. it feels a little more vital to me this way.

vahid (vahid), Tuesday, 15 March 2005 23:26 (twelve years ago) Permalink

btw DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT click on any of those links! these people are shystie and will bomb you with spyware and stuff. you might want to be sure you're using firefox.

actually here is a better link

http://www.iranianradio.com/listen.php

vahid (vahid), Tuesday, 15 March 2005 23:27 (twelve years ago) Permalink

btw they are playing bomb shit RIGHT NOW

vahid (vahid), Tuesday, 15 March 2005 23:28 (twelve years ago) Permalink

phil-two, are you on the hub here? I can hook you up with a little Syrian and Lebanese pop.

x-post:

vahid, great, this might be the only way to get me to listen to some U.S. pop stuff. I am more interested in Arabic radio, but I am also interested in Iranian music. I suspect there's more of it out there that I would like.

RS £aRue (rockist_scientist), Tuesday, 15 March 2005 23:29 (twelve years ago) Permalink

All the great Arabic streaming radio sites I discovered a few years ago either went to a fee-based set up or they disappeared entirely.

RS £aRue (rockist_scientist), Tuesday, 15 March 2005 23:30 (twelve years ago) Permalink

phil: what's your slsk user name?

john'n'chicago, Tuesday, 15 March 2005 23:31 (twelve years ago) Permalink

TUNE IN RIGHT NOW FOR AN IRANIAN TRIBUTE TO MEN AT WORK

vahid (vahid), Tuesday, 15 March 2005 23:46 (twelve years ago) Permalink

playing whilst someone walks by coughing and a goat bleats in the distance.

*swoon*

Next to the Conet Project box, these are the best things for iPod shuffle play ever.

Elvis Telecom (Chris Barrus), Wednesday, 16 March 2005 00:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink

im philtwo on slsk

phil-two (phil-two), Wednesday, 16 March 2005 00:04 (twelve years ago) Permalink

er, phil-two

phil-two (phil-two), Wednesday, 16 March 2005 00:08 (twelve years ago) Permalink

For SF fans, in SF

ybca.org/fv/evening/apr05/sublime_frequencies.html

ken taylrr (ken taylrr), Wednesday, 16 March 2005 00:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I got Radio Sumatra partly out of nostalgia because I lived in Indonesia for a year, and I have fond memories of listening to Indonesian pop music on the radio and TV there. Sure enough, it sounds pretty much exactly like I remember it. Seems like Indonesian pop hasn't changed all that much in the last 15 years. I never realized what a potential gold-mine of music was all around me, I could have taped hours of this stuff for free when I was living there.

o. nate (onate), Wednesday, 16 March 2005 15:31 (twelve years ago) Permalink

radio palestine's probably my favorite. i only listen to it once or twice a month, but that's a lot for me. Radio Syria, Princess Nicotine, Radio Sumatra, Radio Java, and Cambodian Cassette Archives are all fantastic.
also, scott seward OTM about lhasa.

Felonious Drunk (Felcher), Wednesday, 16 March 2005 19:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Radio Haiti! Radio Zagreb! Radio Bougainville!

Quit glaring at Ian Riese-Moraine! He's mentally fraught! (Eastern Mantra), Thursday, 17 March 2005 01:30 (twelve years ago) Permalink

listened to radio morocco tonight - still awesome.

hstencil (hstencil), Thursday, 17 March 2005 09:05 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Don't forget the salsa channel at Digitally Imported (mostly old school): http://www.di.fm/

RS £aRue (rockist_scientist), Thursday, 17 March 2005 20:34 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Now playing boogaloo: Hector Lavoe "Eso Se Baila Asi"

RS £aRue (rockist_scientist), Thursday, 17 March 2005 20:36 (twelve years ago) Permalink

vahid, this streaming Persian radio is pretty good.

RS £aRue (rockist_scientist), Sunday, 20 March 2005 19:32 (twelve years ago) Permalink

(Based on like 5 minutes of listening.)

RS £aRue (rockist_scientist), Sunday, 20 March 2005 19:32 (twelve years ago) Permalink

we were founded as a group of snake handlers, and we'll die as a group of snake handlers

mh, Friday, 9 February 2018 19:22 (one week ago) Permalink

Correct call by mods, although he was one of the only folks here into salsa and bomba & other Afro-Latino genres, plus middle-eastern vocalists

curmudgeon, Friday, 9 February 2018 21:47 (one week ago) Permalink

was rudipherous the same poster as rockist scientist?

if so i'll be really disappointed because i liked that guy

the late great, Friday, 9 February 2018 21:52 (one week ago) Permalink

I believe so :(

sleeve, Friday, 9 February 2018 21:56 (one week ago) Permalink

This definitely isn't a first offence. I can remember some milder but still FP-worthy antisemitic nonsense from the same poster before. But that shit belongs in The Daily Mail comments section.

calzino, Friday, 9 February 2018 22:07 (one week ago) Permalink

he's a homophobe too fwiw

brimstead, Friday, 9 February 2018 22:13 (one week ago) Permalink

aye, that's him. I've seen him say stuff before on ilx but maybe not quite as explicit as this

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Friday, 9 February 2018 22:15 (one week ago) Permalink

ugh

the late great, Friday, 9 February 2018 22:26 (one week ago) Permalink

Some years back he once nicely sent me a salsa mixtape, but sometime later, out of the blue, emailed to me a 9/11 conspiracy theory. Responded back that I wasn't interested and never heard from him direct again.

He was "Rockist Scientist" before. The Ulm Kulthum thread and a couple other threads largely feature posts from music he was listening to. Posted a fair amount on the most recent ILX top albums or tracks thread (and seemed to keep his focus there on the music ).

curmudgeon, Friday, 9 February 2018 22:27 (one week ago) Permalink

I've always thought of him as a v good poster on ilm with fairly unique taste but it's disappointing to see him say what he has.

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Friday, 9 February 2018 22:29 (one week ago) Permalink

^^ yeah agree w that, extremely disappointing

the late great, Friday, 9 February 2018 22:35 (one week ago) Permalink

wow this thread, jeeze.

ian, Friday, 9 February 2018 22:40 (one week ago) Permalink

i had somehow completely missed any red flag posts from him before. i think he's been on ilx longer than me and i started on here in 2005 maybe?

khat person (jim in vancouver), Friday, 9 February 2018 22:42 (one week ago) Permalink

When some ILM posters post about anything other than music, you sometimes realise you might have met them before on that bad trip you had through the 9 circles of hell, or The Comments Section as some would have it.

calzino, Friday, 9 February 2018 22:42 (one week ago) Permalink

You might want to check a thread called Butthole Surfers- Classic or dud? he seems troubled of late :(

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Friday, 9 February 2018 22:45 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah maybe he had some kind of break

Winter. Dickens. Yes. (Jon not Jon), Friday, 9 February 2018 22:50 (one week ago) Permalink

ah, having just spied that butthole surfers thread he is definitely not a well man

khat person (jim in vancouver), Friday, 9 February 2018 22:50 (one week ago) Permalink

oh god i missed that thread revival but...yeah

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Friday, 9 February 2018 23:16 (one week ago) Permalink

if anyone knows him irl it might be a good idea to check he's ok.

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Friday, 9 February 2018 23:17 (one week ago) Permalink

Shit.

how's life, Friday, 9 February 2018 23:30 (one week ago) Permalink

Apparently lives in Albuquerque. Formerly known as Rockist Scientist. Re-regged under this name in 2009.

how's life, Friday, 9 February 2018 23:39 (one week ago) Permalink

see also R S LaRue (? ) for even more old school posts, I think

sleeve, Saturday, 10 February 2018 00:07 (one week ago) Permalink

I did enjoy the Wassouf clip. And I will check in with Rudipherous (virtually).

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Saturday, 10 February 2018 00:39 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeesh, only just saw what was happening.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 10 February 2018 00:42 (one week ago) Permalink

that BS thread progression does not bode well

mh, Saturday, 10 February 2018 00:53 (one week ago) Permalink

The various Radio ones are my favorites actually. I never tire of them. They allow me to imagine i'm somewhere more exotic and interesting than Joliet, Illinois.

VyrnaKnowlIsAHeadbanger, Saturday, 10 February 2018 01:08 (one week ago) Permalink

Wow just read the last few posts and yeah the anti-Semitism caught me by surprise and is a major bummer. I guess i should check that Butts thread. The way you guys are talking makes me wonder if this may be another Bimble type situation. I hope not.

VyrnaKnowlIsAHeadbanger, Saturday, 10 February 2018 01:24 (one week ago) Permalink

Wow! I really hope this guy will be o.k. That is a really odd read. Re: the butts thread

VyrnaKnowlIsAHeadbanger, Saturday, 10 February 2018 01:39 (one week ago) Permalink

i understand what dude said was kind of alarming and p vile, but is it really possible to care about someone's wellbeing while also instantly excommunicating and shunning them? would it be so bad to unban him and attempt to dialogue?

sleepingbag, Saturday, 10 February 2018 01:44 (one week ago) Permalink

good question for the moderator request board

mh, Saturday, 10 February 2018 01:55 (one week ago) Permalink

Suck my asshole, sleepingbag

khat person (jim in vancouver), Saturday, 10 February 2018 02:04 (one week ago) Permalink

Ack, I got into Shiina Ringo years ago because of the ILM thread, which Rudipherous was largely responsible for keeping alive.

eatandoph (Neue Jesse Schule), Saturday, 10 February 2018 02:20 (one week ago) Permalink

he's been posting a long time and his music knowledge is deep; the thing this place has over specialist / focused lists is the ability to cross-reference completely across genre, it's the people who make the connective links between wildly different artists who make the deepest contributions and I hope he's ok

Milton Parker, Saturday, 10 February 2018 02:26 (one week ago) Permalink

thanks for checking in w/him, Sund4r

is it really possible to care about someone's wellbeing while also instantly excommunicating and shunning them?

yes, as long as lines of communication are kept open

would it be so bad to unban him and attempt to dialogue?

based on past board experiences with M March@nt and burt_stanton and others, I'd say "yes" here

Milton also otm

sleeve, Saturday, 10 February 2018 03:44 (one week ago) Permalink

I haven't heard back from him, fwiw. If anyone is there irl or is in touch with him, maybe you'd want to check in idk?

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Saturday, 10 February 2018 23:56 (one week ago) Permalink

Thanks for trying Sund4r. Does anyone know his irl name?

how's life, Sunday, 11 February 2018 14:09 (one week ago) Permalink

Yes, feel free to email for it.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Sunday, 11 February 2018 14:13 (one week ago) Permalink

it sucks that this thread went this way as his wake-up post is OTM, I learned Wassouf's music on a long flight last year and it's astonishing stuff.

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Sunday, 11 February 2018 15:41 (one week ago) Permalink

There is a blog linked in his user profile (if you click on the user name under the post). I'm presuming it's his. There are fresh posts as of today. The antisemitism goes back years. That's as far as I'm going to pursue this.

EDIT: There are aspects of the blog that may be disturbing and definitely NSFW.

mod, Monday, 12 February 2018 00:40 (one week ago) Permalink

Christ, it's even worse than I thought.

pomenitul, Monday, 12 February 2018 00:44 (one week ago) Permalink

fuck this arsehole.

calzino, Monday, 12 February 2018 01:50 (one week ago) Permalink

there are loads of posters on ILX who are "on the edge". I couldn't care less if this prick decides to take himself out.

calzino, Monday, 12 February 2018 01:53 (one week ago) Permalink

I stopped communicating with him a little over a year ago (until yesterday) and am disturbed by the blog's contents but I still FPd you for that.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Monday, 12 February 2018 02:06 (one week ago) Permalink

probably a bit harsh an a rush of blood, but fuck him tbh.

calzino, Monday, 12 February 2018 02:09 (one week ago) Permalink

I mean maybe some good folk can harbour International Jewish conspiracies, without being irredeemably shit people. But I've never met any yet.

calzino, Monday, 12 February 2018 02:18 (one week ago) Permalink

shame abt the antisemitism and transphobia and homophobia bc he has eclectic taste in music

omar little, Monday, 12 February 2018 03:45 (one week ago) Permalink

There is a blog linked in his user profile (if you click on the user name under the post). I'm presuming it's his. There are fresh posts as of today. The antisemitism goes back years. That's as far as I'm going to pursue this.

You might want to put a little NSFW warning here.

Dinsdale, Monday, 12 February 2018 06:29 (one week ago) Permalink

Sorry if I came off as overly snarky in my last post but he's given me thinly veiled useless bigot creep vibes forever which I think were actually masked a bit even to myself by his world music expertise. I take his particular brand of bigotry a bit personally and he should never be allowed to return. May he find peace and enlightenment elsewhere.

omar little, Monday, 12 February 2018 07:30 (one week ago) Permalink

Dinsdale: Thanks. I've amended the post.

Calzino: for fucks sake man.

mod, Monday, 12 February 2018 10:25 (one week ago) Permalink


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