Lives I find Interesting: Warren Buffett

I don’t worship a lot of people in the world of finance. I pay attention to them, I like to take a measure of their lives. Warren Buffett represents a bygone era of finance and financial investment. In the post 80’s ‘Greed is good” world his style is probably frowned upon as weak. But his story kind of combines, a passion for something a deep deep obsessive passion for something and a heart of gold can take you a long way. The world of finance and economics really grabbed my attention after taking a public finance course in graduate school. … Continue reading Lives I find Interesting: Warren Buffett

How Music makes me a better person

I got a stern warning before i came to the United States, “Please don’t waste your time listening to music all the time.” Clearly my family felt like my love for popular music kind of came off as something that had taken over my life and changed me. But music was always in my life, all my most important memories come from or are defined by music of the time. It got me thinking about how in my culture the general perspective of people on pop culture is that its a childish distraction. That popular music and popular culture as … Continue reading How Music makes me a better person

MY FAVORITE DISCO ARTISTS OF ALL TIME

i HAVE BEEN PLAYING DISCO FOR A MINUTE. i HAVE PLAYED SO CALLED PROTO DISCO, DISCO AND POST-DISCO FOR A MINUTE. AS A WAY OF HIHGLIGHTING TO PEOPLE THAT THIS ARTFORM WAS AND IS A LEGITIMATE PART OF THE EVOLUTION OF BLACK MUSIC. EVERYONCE IN A WHILE WHEN I PLAY OUT I GET LOOKS OF CONFUSION AND HATE FROM PEOPLE WHOSE MINDS ARE STUCK ON THE DISCO DEMOLITION MOVEMENT. BUT DESPITE THIS I STILL PLAY DISCO. SO IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER HERE IS MY TOP TEN DISCO ACTS OF ALL TIME. 1. BARRY WHITE 2. SISTER SLEDGE 3. CHIC 4. … Continue reading MY FAVORITE DISCO ARTISTS OF ALL TIME

MUSIQUE IS A TIME MACHINE

I am a college radio dj, but I’m not in college anymore, I work at a place in which the business is built on music and I listen to music a lot. I listen to it so much that much of the time I get ear fatigue and I am at a point where, I can’t listen to music for long stretches of time. I will listen to a Mingus album and then listen to a dj mix because the thought of listening to one genre for an hour or more is excruciating. Listening to music as both a leisurely … Continue reading MUSIQUE IS A TIME MACHINE

The Historical Innevitability of Immigration

Immigration is a core narrative when you think about human history. You had individuals asking questions like “Hey whats happening over there? lets see whats over there?, and then you have people that lose a sense of hope, that are trapped by larger political forces, that destabilized their societies and they risk life and limb to go to peaceful places.  Then you have the economic refugee, young and full of pep and wishful thinking, who imagine a better life in another land.  In western nations immigrants have become a source of divisiveness. They are afraid that these immigrants represent an … Continue reading The Historical Innevitability of Immigration