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Summer Music in Clouds

What music have I been listening to the most for the past 3 months? What should I be listening to? I found a cool project today while looking into the extended functionality of last.fm to answer just that.

Blind Refugees and Dirty Disco in Georgia

The disco-combo Stephane and 3G [სტეფანე დ 3G] emerged triumphant as Georgia’s 2009 Eurovision entry last night. Here is a video of the winning song, “We don’t wanna put in.”

Not only a catchy disco pop tune, it also contains a not-so-subtle message to Vladimir Putin, the former President and current Prime Minister of Russia. The lyrics:

We don’t wanna put in
The negative move
It’s killin’ the groove.
I’m a-try to shoot in
Some disco tonight
Boogie with you.

Keeping the Beat to Race Relations in DC

Is it called Malcolm X Park or Meridian Hill Park? Who can lay claim to an historic neighborhood – the people who live there, or the people whom they displaced? In Washington, DC, these questions form part of a history of tenuous race relations. As a new First Family enters the White House, does the nation’s capital remain a segregated city?

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