In this episode Kwasi brings back Dutty Bookman to discuss the movement he has helped dub as the Reggae Revival after a panel at SXSW 2027. He also speaks to Koro Fyah of the Bevel Rock camp about his ABC’s at SXSW as well. Bomani interviews the founder of the Uganda’s Bavubuka Foundation, Babaluku, and their chief archivist Gilbert Daniels about Hip-Hop in Uganda and the Lugaflow movement. Bomani and Kwasi also discuss spirituality in independent music, and how the community discusses things like sin. A must listen!
Hello Michael Vick,
You, no doubt, are worried about whether or not the Philadelphia Eagles will retain your services for the estimated $15 million dollars you are scheduled to make in 2013. As one of the most explosive and entertaining football players in the history of the league, we all know that there will be at least 3 or 4 teams that feel as if you can fill their immediate quarterback needs (but not for nearly for the same amount of money you’re currently making). Playoff teams, like the Minnesota Vikings, and a host of other teams that feel they are a tweak away from the playoffs (i.e. NY Jets or St. Louis Rams) are definitely trying to figure out how much gas you have in the tank. I’m not sure if these are big enough market teams, or what their salary situation looks like, but more importantly, all of them are a year or two away (other than Minnesota) from being a viable contender.
Can you risk being paid top dollar to have your career ended with another killer shot from an unblocked linebacker or defensive end? Your best bet for this stage of your career is to be the most overpaid (yet invaluable) back up QB in the history of the league. We all know that money is not an object to Daniel Snyder. One year he famously signed all the best players of 1994 in a special “name your price” deal to our beloved team (unfortunately this was in 2000, 6 years after their primes). Come to Washington D.C. and get paid $7 million a year to come off the bench for the next 5 years, or go to NY and get paid $10 million for the next 2 years until you have your spine realigned by an unblocked outside linebackers. … Continue Reading
I had fun watching the RNC Convention. It was a welcome distraction from the late nights of work I had, and was as disturbing, jingoistic, xenophobic and factually incorrect as I suspected. Their most popular positive talking points were, “God is real”, “hard work pays off”, and “love your family”. Three things no one in America will argue with, and none of the 3 branches of government can do anything about, rendering them pointless. I was already aware of most of the views espoused by the RNC, but to see it produced on a stage, with a big screen behind it, and thousands of fellow Americans screaming in approval, sheds a new light on the reality. For the hell of it, let me summarize my favorite parts. … Continue Reading