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I started this blog in 2007. No one had heard of The Wire and I was making experimental films that a select few saw. My initial tagline for this blog was: 'I write concisely. always. I'm trying to improve this - however, sometimes few words work better'. Then I found Twitter. However, I still post here once a week, so feel free to comment or just to simply say hii.

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Thursday, March 6, 2008 @ 9:15 AM
Its DIRTY but worth sharing.
I love Amanda Blank (I was brought to Troca Bhrama in Glasgow last Summer just to see her rhyme and sound nasty). I have seen this video a few months ago on Spank Rock's myspace - its a collaboration between Spank Rock and Benny Blanco aka Bangers and Cash. They also have a tune B.O.O.T.A.Y. which links in nicely with the Cheer music I am listening to regarding my project with The Rialto Twirlers - I doubt that that I will have them chanting B.O.O.T.A.Y. but it does have that school yard chant to perfection and the fast rhythm is worthy of cheerleading counts. All the girls in Loose did the video for free (apparently it looks good on porn resumes). However, it is a much more natural way of portraying a tired and tested aesthetic (hip-hop men flanked by scantily clad women). Amanda Blank looks uncomfortable in the setting which is one reason why I love M.I.A.'s Boyz video - she is flanked by men and a neon len lye aesthetic but it is her words 'how many boyz does it take to make a war' which makes you take notice or redeems her ranting on about boys (it is evident that there is a whole set of different rules for women but I am not going to discuss it here).

I have posted the two videos - B.O.O.T.A.Y. with Santogold and Loose featuring Amanda Blank. The Bangers and Cash EP is on repeat in my studio.

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