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Both Sides Of The Surface: an online archive of life commentaries and music reviews written between 1999-2005. also the home base for the Radio BSOTS podcast (founded august 2005) and its blog predecessor, welcome to camp lo-fi... lo-res on the eye, hi-res on the mind since january of 2002. More information can be found on the About page as well as the Anatomy Of A Podcast blog post for a deeper history.
11.15.23 - Show #182 begins a celebration of 18 years of Both Sides Of The Surface. As Macedonia reflects on the show's development and challenges during its early years, a handful of independent and Creative Commons artists provides the soundtrack. Selections include works from Comfort Fit, Friends Or Whatever, Lovespirals, Jonny Sonic, Cosmic Analog Ensemble, and more. This episode is NOT WORKSAFE. download ||| show notes
09.05.23 - Show #181 features another Creative Commons crate digging session that uncovers gems from DJ Harrison, Yung Miss, niteffect, J. Lang, Close Counters, and The Polish Ambassador featuring Kool Keith. This episode is NOT WORKSAFE. download ||| show notes
07.14.23 - Show #180 is the second installment of a two-part interview with Douglas Whitfield, co-founder of the Creative Commons Community Music Awards. Doug discusses netlabels as sonic curators, what started the CC Listening Parties on YouTube, and future plans for a CC Community Music Hall of Fame. Featured music includes works from Headsnack, Revolution Void, Carsie Blanton, CM and The Silent Partner, and Satori. This episode is NOT WORKSAFE. download ||| show notes
07.07.23 - Show #179 is the first of a two-part interview with Douglas Whitfield, co-founder of the Creative Commons Community Music Awards. Between learning Doug's CC origin story and examining the functionality of the licenses behind the music, songs are featured from Natasha Beller, Kid Data, Wiseman, and Spiedkiks (2023 CCCMA Winners of Album and Track Of The Year). This episode is NOT WORKSAFE. download ||| show notes
06.08.23 - Show #178 marks a return to the podcast feed with a renewed focus on Creative Commons licensed music and the joys of virtual crate digging. The featured tracks in this show represent a mix of tunes from prior BSOTS episodes alongside selections receiving their first spins, cutting across genre and released between 2009 and 2023. Artists include Public Enemy, Nikki Giovanni, Kidkanevil, Wals, Niki J Crawford, Isak Gaines, and Yoko Absorbing with guest appearances from Brother Ali and Oddisee. This episode is NOT WORKSAFE. download ||| show notes
12.21.22 - Show #177 finds Macedonia revisiting his own commentary from 20 years ago, written shortly after the murder of Jam Master Jay. Features hip-hop cuts from the Creative Commons universe including guest verses from Chuck D of Public Enemy and Darryl "DMC" McDaniels. Artists include The Impossebulls, Tha Silent Partner, Just Plain Ant, Mute Speaker, Yashiyah, and more. This episode is NOT WORKSAFE. download ||| show notes
08.31.22 - Show #176 presents a late summer survey of a pandemic-struck world served up BUCKWILD style with plenty of beats, bass, rhymes, rants, and revisiting a 17 year-old blog entry. Features music from DJ Spooky, A.Moss, Phresoul, Talons', Rabbi Darkside, Rashad thaPoet, and more. This episode is NOT WORKSAFE. download ||| show notes
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