Editor's note: what? You don't know who Steinski is? I'm no expert on hip hop, trip hop, flip flop, etc., but what Steinski does is mash up soundbites with "beats". Generally they are sardonic but often serious musical compositions as well (aqs far as "beats" and hip-hop can be considered artist excellence). The guy is a Wall Street type who does this because he can and seeing as he's put out relatively few recordings over the years he's in no hurry to become a musical maestro. Then again, I guess he already is because the guy's name is gold in the dub club blub chub scene. I don't really know what I'm talking about but I do love Steinski and if you don't aslo then you're clearly a failure at life.
Editor's note: despite all of the prostrations from Generation Xbox I still like Ayn Rand. In fact I believe her novel Atlas Shrugged to be one of the greatest fiction books ever written. Sure, she wrote above her intellect and the Hugo imitations with long drawn-out descriptive passages choke the book at times, the concept, plot and story are quite brilliant. Yes, she turned a 40 year old hermit virgin stalker named John Galt into a hero rapist and saver of the world but the fact that nobody else had before or after is a testament to her greatness.
While this story doesn't quite carry the weight of her Shruggian opus this is an amusing story of self-conceit. Nonetheless, her Draculian accent highlights the pompous humor and makes it a sick collaboration between haughtiness and the sublime average.
Editor's note: I'm not religious but I love me some Jack Van Impe! In fact, listening to classic preachers like him is preferable to me over music, news or sports talk. I suppose that my liking Dr. Jack has a little to do with his belief in the New World Order and that he preaches against its evil on a regular basis and has done so for many years. Yep, nothing like conspiracy and fables to grow a heart warm and cozy.
Editor's note: I always tout myself as being a spoken word record connoisseur and now I've opened up the vaults and will pour it deep into you. Ginsberg, as some of you may well know, was a beat poet and an innovator in opening up the medium from its stiff formalities. The only problem I have with that is that it allowed for every rhyming fool and big mouth with a microphone to call themselves a poet. Ginsberg was good at what he did but I wouldn't consider him one of the better poets by any means. That's not really saying much either considering what the art has become in the post modern age.
I came across this record on a few blogs and managed to track down some audio from WFMU's site. I would love to hear more from this honky-tonkin' caterwaulin' queen. Listen to the tracks below and I think you will too!