Microkhan by Brendan I. Koerner

The Undertow

February 24th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Already plugging away on our next Wired feature, this time about addiction rather than wheat-devouring fungi (or, for that matter, the creative benefits of social media. Today’s outline day, which is always a chore—envisioning the structure of a lengthy magazine piece requires even more mental bandwidth than we usually utilize. Fortunately, we’ve got The Skatalites to maintain our neural energy. We actually fell in love with this track by listening to Madlib’s Blunted in the Bomb Shelter mixtape, which we can’t possibly recommend highly enough. The scratchy 45-rpm version is still where it’s at, as the various live versions floating around tend to sound too clean for our ears. There’s definitely a lot to be said for dither.


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