Saturday, February 16, 2008

local kufiyaspotting


I've really slacked off of late when it comes to blogging. There's no real compelling excuse, other than the fact that I was in Portland last week for a meeting of the editorial committee of Middle East Report and to speak (along with Rochelle Davis and Lara Deeb) at Reed College.

There are many things I have wanted to write about, but for now, since it's easy, I wanted to report my latest kufiyaspotting. The photo is of DJ Shortfuze, spinning the wax in Fayetteville on New Year's Eve, for a party at Urban Table. Last night Shortfuze opened for the legendary Mixmaster Mike--a really fabulous show. Turntablism is coming on strong in Fayettenam, as you can read in this article published in the Northwest Arkansas Times. (Shortfuze has an MA in anthropology from the U of A, where he took some classes with me. He acquired his dj-ing skills all on his own, however.) The photo is sampled from the kxua blog.

1 comment:

Jason said...

I worked and have gone to a lot of turntable shows (mostly in SF) and even saw some of the early scratch picklez perform up close and I tell ya check out local up 'n comer Mile Realm. He does that shit with not just juggling beats but with video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyRQcG4b2lk