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Back II Life

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Continuing on from the last post, I discovered this great video interview with Jazzie B on the Guardian website. He talks to music journalist Paul Morley about the current state of “black” music in Britain today and raises some very relevant points. What I find most interesting is when Jazzie talks about the repackaging of music that is, essentially, black music (not necessarily made by black artists but definitely influenced by black music styles) being lumped under the baffling genre: URBAN. What is urban music anyway? I’m guessing anything that’s not pop or indie (i.e. white music). Another thing that struck a chord with me in this interview is when he suggests that the X Factor do away with Dannii Minogue and Louis Walsh and replace them with Trevor Nelson and Tim Westwood in order to give a more accurate representation of the UK music industry on the show. It really should be implemented in the next series – but I don’t see it happening anytime soon sadly.

Click below to watch this video – and the rest of the Showing Off series.

Paul Morley Showing Off… Jazzie B

Soul II Soul

Friday, February 19th, 2010
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I love Soul II Soul! Plus read this epic but incredibly interesting interview with Jazzie B for the full story!

Fashion vs Style – Ted Polhemus

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

“In the beginning there was style. Invented by our earliest ancestors some 100,000 years ago, this approach to transforming appearance served to mark out the boundaries of each tribe, to indicate differences of role and status within the group and to emphasise the unchanging continuity of traditional ways of life. Then, in the Renaissance with the birth of modernism, fashion was born – demonstrating and celebrating constant change and progress. In the last few decades, however, fashion has gone out of fashion and style has re-emerged as the dominant force but, now, with the emphasis upon individual, personal expression.”

STORM DAMAGE, 2000, BBC

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Link: STORM DAMAGE, 2000, BBC

I used to love this film when I was younger. I remember watching it everytime I had a sick day off school, along with The Matrix. Ritual. I lost the video tape and I don’t have a VCR anymore anyway. I’d really love to watch it again. Oh and it has So Solid Crew’s Asher D in it playing a bad boy rude boy. Safe

p.s. you can see clips on the BFI site if you click the post title.

more mixed race politics!

Monday, March 16th, 2009

Link: more mixed race politics!

Mixed Race Couple talk about experience and perceptions of race.

Monday, March 16th, 2009

Link: Mixed Race Couple talk about experience and perceptions of race.

Interestingly they talk about Barack Obama and his dual heritage. The media has repeatedly referred to Barack as the first Black man in the White House, however he is actually the FIRST Mixed Race man in the White House. He is only half black. Would Barack have won the Presidency if both his parents were black?

Lester Holloway discusses the term 'Mixed Race'.

Monday, March 16th, 2009

Link: Lester Holloway discusses the term ‘Mixed Race’.

I don’t think I agree with Lester Holloway. Being mixed race is not the same as being black. You can be half black and half white, so can you call yourself White too?

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Link:

One in 10 children in the UK now lives in a mixed-race family, a major study reveals today, raising future hopes of a non-racist Britain.

more Daniel Eskils

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Link: more Daniel Eskils

my fantastic movie – daniel eskils

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Link: my fantastic movie – daniel eskils