March 16, 2009

Lucha libro

I'm part of a distinguished mob spending the week over at Molly Sheridan's Mind the Gap chewing on Lawrence Lessig's latest book Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy. Grab a cup of coffee and stop in.

A suitable soundtrack: remix pioneer Shep Pettibone's 1983 gloss on First Choice's "Let No Man Put Asunder":

1 comment:

Matt said...

Matt, the more I read your blog, the more I find myself nodding my head in agreement and marveling at how many little aesthetic positions and matters of taste we have in common, but this one had my jaw on the floor. What an incredible track! Always loved it, always will. Speaking of remixing, check out Walter Gibbons's re-imagining of this track. It's an example of dubiously legal remixing at it's most profound. All of Walter's mixes (especially the early ones) are great like this one. Tim Lawrence does a nice job profiling this oddball but influential dj, producer, and remixer in a few essays including the one featured in the liner notes for a collection of Walter's work on Salsoul entitled "Mixed With Love." Enjoy, and keep the great posts coming!