Lil Wayne has achieved unbelievable success in a few short years… Aside from racking up record-breaking sales (over a million albums sold in its first week), Tha Carter III was nominated for a whopping eight Grammys, winning four. He’s a rare beast in the mainstream hip-hop world: a hugely popular artist who is also critically acclaimed.
Yet a close examination of his work reveals an artist who is functionally illiterate and (I say this with all due respect) probably retarded… I posit that Lil Wayne is neither a talented rapper nor a pile of musical garbage, but a brilliant and far-reaching pop-culture hoax in the vein of Ern Malley.
This new section of Ubuweb is devoted to technical resources concerning the practice of electronic and experimental sound. This is a place for information about actual methods and techniques, with little writing on aesthetics alone. It takes the form of technical/historical articles, interviews, books, small-press magazines and patents. Regrettably, most previous treatments of electronic music have tended to shy away from the details of the medium itself. In hopes of rendering the subject palatable they have removed much of its flavor, for it is precisely within the box, teeming with currents, where the true beauty resides - the other side of the panel. This first installment offers nearly 300 items, arranged according to the scheme above. There is still much work to do.
It has a moral which grows on the pillar of understanding:
"The mediator between brain and muscle must be the Heart."
NOW THE RUMBLING of the great organ swelled to a roar, pressing, like a rising giant, against the vaulted ceiling, to burst through it.
Freder bent his head backwards, his wide-open, burning eyes stared unseeingly upward. His hands formed music from the chaos of the notes; struggling with the vibration of the sound and stirring him to his innermost depths.
He was never so near tears in his life and, blissfully helpless, he yielded himself up to the glowing moisture which dazzled him.
Above him, the vault of heaven in lapis lazuli; hovering therein, the twelve-fold mystery, the Signs of the Zodiac in gold. Set higher above them, the seven crowned ones: the planets. High above all a silver-shining bevy of stars: the universe.