30. “Calculating the ever changing distance between rock and stardom”

Mirror with game board design, China, Han Dynasty 206BC- AD220, Metropolitan Museum of Art, public domain.

The title today comes from Saul Williams’ poem Coded Language (1995) later adapted and laid down over drum & bass beats from Bristol’s DJ Krust (2001).

Recorded music is almost always the contemporary canary in the mine for other cultural forms - cha…

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