The wibbly wobbly wrap
Kanye West at UCC, Do the Right Thing at 25, Arena streaming service, God Knows & MynameisJohn, Michael Bay, anonymous apps, crossword puzzles, David Byrne etc
Yeezy goes to UCC: the Sir Henry’s exhibition is not the only thing happening on the UCC campus of interest to OTR readers. The International Association for the Study of Popular Music will be holding their biennial meeting in UCC from September 12 to 14. Loads of keynotes and sessions incuding (cue Ye) Professor Lori Burns and Dr Alyssa Woods from the University of Ottawa on “Socially significant sampling: Kanye West’s strategic lyrical and musical interventions”. We’re there, baby.
The science of listicles
Why Professor Green is putting the brakes on Twitter. That said, he’s still tweeting away like a news reporter covering the G**** B***** story.
The death of the malls: good piece by James Grieff on fundamental changes in the American retailing experience. Bonus: check out Black Friday, the book by Seph Lawless documenting a rake of abandoned shopping centres.
Mookie and Buggin’ Out ride again: Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing at 25
Excellent portrait of songwriters Bill Callahan, Dan Bejar, Cass McCombs and Will Oldham
We profiled Ryn Weaver in New Music the other week – here’s a look at how Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos, Charli XCX, Cashmere Cat and super-producer Benny Blanco came together to work on Weaver’s fantastic “OctaHate”
You really need to hear this album, bud
Inside Quirky, the ace incubator for inventions, gadgets and thingymajigs
How the sharing economy is going to shake out per Airbnb boss.
Oral history dept: Transformers’ director and explosives’ fan Michael Bay gets the indepth treatment
Whisper, Secret, Yik Yak: your guide to anonymous apps
7 across, state of awesomeness: meet Anna Shechtman, the new-school wordsmith bringing an edge to New York Times’ crossword puzzles
Stop obsessing over your RTs and faves and likes already
Film script of the week: per his obituary, Count Suckle, the Jamaican DJ and London club owner, had some life.