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    Default questions you are dying to ask but are too scared to b/c of music nerd cred?

    what is a showerman/showerface anyway?

    i know jammer's one, and so is maximus, but why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toasted
    what is a showerman/showerface anyway?

    i know jammer's one, and so is maximus, but why?
    ha! i remember being totally confused by this when i went and saw the MCs at Rinse! Showerface! (and everyone errupts?!?!?)

    i thought it might have something to do with th expression you had when you were in the shower (drags hand down face to mimic water) that kind of face dripping wet expression. though what that means?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WOEBOT
    ha! i remember being totally confused by this when i went and saw the MCs at Rinse! Showerface! (and everyone errupts?!?!?)

    i thought it might have something to do with th expression you had when you were in the shower (drags hand down face to mimic water) that kind of face dripping wet expression. though what that means?

    here you go me from a thread a few weeks back had this explained to me yesterday -

    showerface is the grimace a badman pulls when he sprays bullets in ja slang
    i think there is a gang called the shower gang or something cos of the mass of bullets they use to kill...
    so it's that kind of ubermench death/sex face - a kind of evil orgasm as the power of life and death over others takes hold.
    my words not the person who explained it..

    the adaptation of all the shower curtain stuff is just cos it's funny and odd i think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mms
    here you go me from a thread a few weeks back had this explained to me yesterday -

    showerface is the grimace a badman pulls when he sprays bullets in ja slang
    i think there is a gang called the shower gang or something cos of the mass of bullets they use to kill...
    so it's that kind of ubermench death/sex face - a kind of evil orgasm as the power of life and death over others takes hold.
    my words not the person who explained it..

    the adaptation of all the shower curtain stuff is just cos it's funny and odd i think.
    there used to be a very notorious Jamaican drug gang in the US called the 'Shower Posse'

    http://www.geocities.com/OrganizedCr...owerPosse.html

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    Nice thread idea.

    I for one am always mystified whenever k-punk gets all philosophical in his posts. Whenever I see him (not to single him out, but he's the major culprit in my view) mention Deleuze, Spinoza, Lacan, Zizek, or Badiou (note: I would never have remembered those names on my own; I had to search) I immediately think, "Over my head," and scroll down to the next post.

    That's not to say I wouldn't like to know what he's talking about. Can anyone suggest some nice layman's books so I don't have to feel like a troglodyte so much of the time?
    -John

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pearsall
    there used to be a very notorious Jamaican drug gang in the US called the 'Shower Posse'

    http://www.geocities.com/OrganizedCr...owerPosse.html
    yeah thats the one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chef Napalm
    Nice thread idea.

    I for one am always mystified whenever k-punk gets all philosophical in his posts. Whenever I see him (not to single him out, but he's the major culprit in my view) mention Deleuze, Spinoza, Lacan, Zizek, or Badiou (note: I would never have remembered those names on my own; I had to search) I immediately think, "Over my head," and scroll down to the next post.

    That's not to say I wouldn't like to know what he's talking about. Can anyone suggest some nice layman's books so I don't have to feel like a troglodyte so much of the time?

    i've studied most of those dudes...thats some serious pontification

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief Napalm
    Can anyone suggest some nice layman's books so I don't have to feel like a troglodyte so much of the time?
    There's a hyperlink theory list I put together a fair few months ago when someone else asked the same thing - it includes links to intros and interviews with and about Badiou, Zizek, etc:

    http://www.dissensus.com/showthread.php?t=308

    You could try reading some of the less fierce books by Badiou and Zizek - they're really not that off-putting, honest! Try Badiou's Ethics or Infinite Thought and maybe Zizek's book on 9/11, Welcome to the Desert of the Real. All three books are pretty short and about general issues, so don't require too much specialist knowledge.

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    when did 'old skool' hardcore become 'old skool'? Did it become old skool pretty much as soon as the split between jungle and happycore occurred? I remember at the World Dance NYE party I went to in '96 there was an Old Skool Arena billed as such, playing tunes that (at that point) were no more than a couple years old.

    Anyone remember when the switch happened?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toasted
    what is a showerman/showerface anyway?
    i remember being mildly amused at kode 9 being referred to as "absolute shower curtain"
    what you know about ips, we are the top boys in ips

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    OK, here's mine, which is kind of ironic given the thread.

    I Know all the references in LCD Soundsystem's Losing My Edge bar one... something about having all the Niagra records on German import. I assume this isn't the Lux Nigra IDM label so what is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by treblekicker
    OK, here's mine, which is kind of ironic given the thread.

    I Know all the references in LCD Soundsystem's Losing My Edge bar one... something about having all the Niagra records on German import. I assume this isn't the Lux Nigra IDM label so what is it?
    He means Niagara, the krautrock group. But all the references are bull, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pearsall
    there used to be a very notorious Jamaican drug gang in the US called the 'Shower Posse'

    http://www.geocities.com/OrganizedCr...owerPosse.html

    side note... reportly Tenor Saw was in the Shower Posse and thus why he was shot... serious...

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    Quote Originally Posted by redcrescent
    He means Niagara, the krautrock group. But all the references are bull, right?






    Klaus Weiss's band innit. On that Kraut veers into Jazz Funk tip.

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