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  •  hilarious (2+ / 0-)

    Wouldn't want old Honree confused with that other great literary Balzac, Sean the Irish. ;)

    God bless our tinfoil hearts.

    by aitchdee on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 12:13:15 AM PDT

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    •  Ol' Honree Balzac? ;-) (2+ / 0-)
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      •  Oh heck, I shouldn't try to joke online (1+ / 0-)
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        I have no gift for it. :P I just thought it was funny that he would scruple to include the (misspelled) first name; I mean, as if there were more than one (quotable) Balzac. ;)

        God bless our tinfoil hearts.

        by aitchdee on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 01:01:42 AM PDT

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        •  Its OK: I suspect my weak wordplay (1+ / 0-)
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          -riffing on the name of a late, great hip hop artist- likewise is doomed for the great yawning gap of crickets chirping. ;-)

          •  hip hop (1+ / 0-)
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            I wish I knew more about it. It's one of those things I've been meaning to dive into, but procrastinate actually doing, not knowing where to begin. I'm old (forties old), but I'm musical and still relatively with it, and hip hop has long intrigued me.

            Curiously, I found myself defending rap and hip hop just the other day when somebody I'd just met made a racist crack about it in my presence. I realized later it might've helped my case if I knew something about the genre (though I think my point was made--hope so!).

            Cheers ;^)

            God bless our tinfoil hearts.

            by aitchdee on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 01:21:52 AM PDT

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            •  There is a solid list here: (1+ / 0-)
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              which I can recommend having listened to all of it, and owning 2/3 of it. Its fairly commercial, but its also deep insofar as classics.

              Hip hop has become a huge genre with as many off-shoots as you can imagine, with as many detours as you can imagine.

              I dig Dilated Peoples, Blackalicious, Tribe Called Quest, Gnarls Barkley, Mos Def, Ol' Dirty Bastard (get it?), some Das Racist... and further back, Public Enemy, NWA/Ice Cube, EPMD, Jungle Brothers, and Boogie Down Productions... further back, Sugarhill, Kurtis Blow, ... Last Poets.

              I don't want to derail the diarist's learned exegesis here on teh gay, so I'll leave it at that.

              Check it out. As Mike Watt says, "nothing new under the sun but you discovering it."

              •  I appreciate this very much (1+ / 0-)
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                There are so many names on that list that I've heard of and registered--seemingly by cultural osmosis--as being genre classics, but never heard a note of the actual music. I mean, I feel like I know them, but I don't--not at all. Dr Dre? No clue. NWA--nothing. Nada. How ridiculous is that? Well, it's going to change--piece by piece, bite by bite--starting now. It's been a long time coming, FJHN; thanks for nudging me along. Very good stuff! Mucho thanks!

                P.S. fwiw, I like Gnarls Barkley (and Cee Lo Green). And The Sugarhill Gang was middle school favorite. ;)

                God bless our tinfoil hearts.

                by aitchdee on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 04:04:05 PM PDT

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        •  that is the way we spell it in new orleans (0+ / 0-)

          lots of ways to spell names and words... some people get hung up on semantics for this reason or that...

          I may not be deep, but I am very wide... Honree Balzac

          by meknow on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 10:00:22 AM PDT

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