Dot City – How I Feel

Dot City – How I Feel

Some new music from Toronto’s best kept secret, Dot City ‘How I Feel’. Support good music, no matter where its from (but always a little harder for T Dot people to support their own – unless we got a U.S. co-sign, but whatever).
Anyhow, the artwork and the photography is by moi, d dot b

Catch them on Last.FM, and watch for the mixtape coming soon called Mixed Feelings Vol. 1

Nerd Generational Hipsterism

The Nerd Culture & Hip-Hop

Seems like that the hip-hop hipster/nerds are here to stay; which in my opinion, has both good & bad traits. The ‘good’ is that maybe some intellectual/creative art can come about, I mean not to say that the average hip-hop head is dumb; as many of the ‘real hip-hop heads’ know a lot about the socio-political world beyond the music. But in theory, the ‘nerds’ and the ‘hipsters’ should be able to be just as knowledgeable – if not more …. sounds like a stretch especially since the hipsters only seem to be about fashion, but I guess we will see.

The bad? Well, I am not necessarily a fan of the tight jeans and loud ass colors, but to each their own. Oh, also don’t like the feminine nature that some of the male hipsters are promoting – be a man.

A breakdown from Illdoctrine on Hipsters
– kind of accurate

Agentic State Imagery

Agentic State Imagery

Can’t Blame ‘em right?

The agentic state theory suggests, wherein, as per Milgram, the essence of obedience consists in the fact that a person comes to view himself as the instrument for carrying out another person’s wishes, and he therefore no longer sees himself as responsible for his actions. Once this critical shift of viewpoint has occurred in the person, all of the essential features of obedience follow.

I have never been a big proponent on denying self accountability & responsibility for one’s actions; you know when you hear, “Its not Jimmy’s fault that he robbed the bank, his friends made him do it” – I always kind of denied those explanations, however with everything in life, their seems to be a multi-causal reason for everyone’s actions. Many constant & variable factors can influence anyone or anything – and when dealing with peer pressure and the psychology of groups & group behaviors, the Agentic state theory may play a pivotal role in explaining some behaviors.

So let’s play blame the group or the individual?

Gang Violence


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The Whipped Husband

The Soldier


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Cubism

Cubiriffic

Fly cubism art

In cubist artworks, objects are broken up, analyzed, and re-assembled in an abstracted form—instead of depicting objects from one viewpoint, the artist depicts the subject from a multitude of viewpoints to represent the subject in a greater context. Often the surfaces intersect at seemingly random angles, removing a coherent sense of depth. The background and object planes interpenetrate one another to create the shallow ambiguous space, one of cubism’s distinct characteristics.

Top Audio Podcasts

Top Audio Podcasts

Music gets kind of repetitive after awhile; especially with the ‘great’ amount of music that exists out there today …. thus, in case you need a change or something else different to listen to on your way to work/school/employment office, try out one of these podcasts that will either push your imagination, teach you something valuable, or will have you laughing hysterically.

WireTap

A mix of storytelling, role playing, and interviews – this podcast is a throwback to the classic age of radio where the discussions drive one’s imagination. The lead host is very self-deprecating, sarcastic, and witty with his sense of dry humor and honest storytelling about the perils of life.
http://www.cbc.ca/wiretap/
http://www.cbc.ca/podcasting/includes/wiretap.xml

Adam Carolloa Podcast

One of the funniest podcasts on the net right now, #1 on iTunes for months. This podcast is a mix of interviews with C-list to A-list celebrities; but the show really shines when Adam goes on many of his rants; touching on everything from politics, entertainment, race issues, and pet peeves. If you are easily offended, this is not the podcast for you; but if you are not uptight and can laugh at yourself, and have fun laughing at others; you will thoroughly enjoy … get it on!

How Stuff Works Podcast

For the nerds out there, this is one of the most random, yet informative podcasts as the de-myth, investigate, and theorize about any and everything under the sun. They really do explain ‘how stuff works'; from physical things, to concepts, to historical events. Great for commutes and for the lover of knowledge.

Risk! Podcast

This podcast focuses strictly on storytelling and they get guest presenters to re-tell bizarre, interesting, and weird stories. Each week is themed with an emotion, and runs about an hour in length.
http://risk-show.com/

Buzz Out Loud

The ultimate technology podcasts for the geeks. Daily podcast with all the news & rumors in the tech world, mixed in with a little humor and sarcasm.
Site:  http://www.cnet.com/buzz-out-loud-podcast/
Feed:  http://buzzoutloudpodcast.cnet.com/