Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The Amen Break

I'm going to spend a few days in Maine with my friend John from LA, so I'll leave you with a long piece to keep you occupied for a while. We're talking about 18 minutes, and it's just watching a record spin for the most part. Dull viewing, but fascinating listening, as far as I'm concerned.

This is about a sample that's been sampled so much it's become a part of the natural culture fabric. It's almost impossible to see it as its own individual achievement anymore. It raises questions about what's art, what's part of our culture, what's old and what's new. Enjoy it, and we'll meet again in just a few days.

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