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anonrocknroll 7-10-2024

7pm Wednesdays

Denzel Curry w Bad Brains - I Against I
Anon - Michael Moore Knows Like I Know
Funkadelic - One Nation Under A Groove
Biden's NATO Speech
Clairo - Sexy2Someone
Folk Implosion - BobbleHead Doll
The Fall - Fit And Working Again
Silent Servant - M-87
RJD2-Resting One
Anonrocknroll- United States Attractive
District 14 Rep Alexandria Ocasio Cortez Presents Articles of Impeachment For Supreme Court Clarence Thomas and Alito


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BSA Hip Hop Reviews: Questlove's Hip Hop is History

Ahmir Questlove Thompson wrote a book detailing the first 50 Years of Hip Hop. Questlove’s book: Hip Hop Is History.

Ahmir Questlove’s Thompson is the drummer for the Roots. Do you have a favorite Roots song? I’m biased towards the Roots song, The Next Movement. I find some of the lyrics empowering.

The Roots are headlining the Essence Festival at the Superdome in New Orleans as I type this review….

Questlove is the bandleader during the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Excuse me, Questlove is the music director for everyone’s dream late night show. Every time I look at this……I’m still impressed.

Questlove directed the Summer of Soul. Summer of Soul won an Academy Award in 2022 for Best Documentary, won a Grammy for Best Music Film and won Sundances Top Jury Prize in 2021.

Ahmir Thompson is a best-selling author for Mo Meta Blues, Music is History, Creative Quest, and The Rhythm of Time. He was nominated for A James Beard Award for somethingaboutfood.

Regardless if your favorite Roots joint is “The Next Movement,” “Clones,” “The Lesson Pt. 1” or another song, I wanted to remind everyone what the band sounds like who are running things in 2024.

This year the Roots have headlined Root’s Picnic festivals in LA, New Orleans, and of course an upcoming Roots Picnic in their native Philadelphia.

I was advised I shouldn’t quote Rappin' Duke.

Did I mention Questlove curated the Grammy’s 50 Year Hip Hop Celebration?


BSA Hip Hop 7pm

wesflexner June 26. 2024

7pm Wednesdays

Turnstile - No Surprise
The Fall - Middle Mass
Mingus - Nostalgia
Winston Hightower - Hip Swayer
Time and Temp - In Midnight
Camu - Intervention
Sinkane w Stout - The Anthem
RJD2 w Jamie Lidell - Through It All
Black Keys - Weight of Love
Feeling Figures - Swimming
André 3000 - I swear, I Really Wanted To Make A "Rap" Album But This Is Literally The Way The Wind Blew Me This Time

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wesflexner's rocknroll show 6-19-2024

Winston Hightower - Wainbow
The Fall - Leave The Capital
RJD2 ------------- Catch The Exit Door
FrancoisHardy - Oh, Oh Cheri
21 - Lavish
Patti Smith w Soundwalk Collective - Pasolini
James White & The Blacks - Off Black
Childish Gambino w Ariana Gambino - Time
Sinkane w Stout - the Anthem
RJD2- Apocalypse March
Black Keys - On The Game
Black 182 - All The Small Things
Fall Out Boy - We Didn't Start
RJD2 - Cold Eggs

7pm Wednesdays

RJD2 Interview w BSA Hip Hop's Wes Flexner

BSA Hip Hop
7pm Thursday

Wes Flexner - Who is RJD2’s favorite Star Wars Character? In the other Playboy issue you are in, the cover is Star Wars, Al-Qaeda and sexy aliens. RJD2’s 1976 in a Playboy playlist with Cocktails. Who is your favorite Star Wars Character?

RJD2 - Favorite Star Wars character. It would probably be Bubba Fet.

WF - The Bounty Hunter

RJ - I always thought he was cool. He was mysterious. Not knowing what he looked like. The helmet was cool. As a kid I found that more intriguing than character profile of anyone else.

WF- He knew Billy Dee Williams.

RJ - They’re all cool. Billy Dee Williams is cool. Luke Skywalker was cool. Han Solo. If I had to pick a person and you saw their face, it would probably be Harrison Ford. He had an irreverence and smartassedness appeal to me.


wesflexner's rocknroll show June 12, 2024

june 12, 2024 playlist
7 pm Wednesday

RJD2- Through It All
7rh Wonder - Daisy Lady
Sinkane w Bilal w Stout - Another Day
Childish Gambino w Ariana Grande - Time
Blink 182 - All The Small Things
Turnstile - Sailin
Pilots, 21 - Lavish
Pete Rock w Common - Dreaming
Dehd - Mood Ring
Washington DC ACLU Latitia James
The Black Keys - On The Game
Dennis Edwards w Siedah Garrett. Don't Look Any Further
Escape-Ism - Rome Wasn't Burnt in A Day
Fall Out Boy - We Didn't Start The Fire
The Others - New Part of Town
Weeknd - Starboy

Columbus community

Bus Stile Activities: Sugarhill Gang & Furious Five Columbus Concert

Sugarhill Gang took the stage and rocked routines.We found ourselves involuntarily waving our hands, clapping, calling and responding. The entire room’s enthusiasm for Sugarhill Gang was sincere.

Sugarhill Gang has rocked parties, TV shows, arenas and stadiums since 1979. Wonder Mike shouted RIP Big Bank Hank. I’d forgot Big Bank Hank died in 2014.

I didn’t feel like a dick, sorta. But I did laugh at teenage me’s aversion of Sugarhill Gang. I don’t quite feel like I was guilty of Rockism.

I feel comfortable reporting Sugarhill Gang were extraordinary at late 70’s rap performance in 2024. Sugarhill Gang gave historical facts, denounced violence, and gave props in intervals while making everyone party.


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BSA Hip Hop 7pm Thursday

Sinkane - WE Belong + Black Violin ....


Sinkane’s new album is called We Belong, released by City Slang records.

Where you’re from, and where you belong are fundamental ideas of existence. For a reader, so is deciding if Sinkane is in their realm of music. Where does Sinkane We Belong in music?

Sinkane previously released music from LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy label DFA. Is Sinkane a dance hipster with alternative rock radio possibilities? Sinkane’s latest, We Belong falls under wherever his Okay Africa culture could take someone in American music.

I’ve found amusement that North American College Community radio, or NACChart.com, considers Sinkane college R&B. Consider the Weeknd, Sinkane’s friend Solange, sister Beyonce and Erykah Badu’s influence on music over a mass of music over a sustained period.

College R&B is a genre with interesting possibilities. Kids starting bands in school, and then releasing underground DIY R&B records like punk bands until labels sign them?

Bilal is featured from We Belong’s second song “Another Day” trading verses with Stout and harmonizing with Sinkane about black peoples’ past 400 years.

Bilal’s worked with Dr. Dre. Bilal was in the Soulquarians with D’Angelo, Questlove, Dilla, Badu, Roy Hargrove, James Poyser, Common, Q-Tip, Talib Kweli, and Mos Def. Perhaps NACC’s College R&B is a product of the intent of 1996-2002’s the Soulquarians.

“Another Day” exemplifies the difference of We Belong from previous Sinkane efforts. Sinkane now exists as a R&B producer playing arrangements while singing with other vocalists. We Belong sounds like Sinkane is leading a contemporary Earth, Wind and Fire or some other 1970’s R&B group. Sinkane doesn’t sound retro.

anonrocknroll 5-29-2024

7 pm Wednesday

Black Keys- Beautiful People Live from The Voice
Heavy D + Aaron Hall - Now We Found Love
Prince - All The Critics Love You In New York
Sinkane - We Belong live from Stephen Colbert
Dave Chappelle 846 Blended over New Blue Sun Andre 3o00
Black Keys - This is Nowhere
Ralph Carney - Lament For Charleston
Dave Chappelle 846 Blended over New Blue Sun Andre 3o00

columbus community

Bushalte Stelle Abenteuer - Kraftwerk

Bushalte Stelle Abenteuer - Kraftwerk
By Wes Flexner aka anonanonanon

I received an email. Kraftwerk at Express Live Friday May 17. I pondered….who would open for Kraftwerk?

A quick web browsing determined Kraftwerk performs for two hours, prompt without openers. Kraftwerk is one of the groups who invented everything. Kraftwerk influenced Juan Atkins and his friends who invented Techno in Detroit.
One of my favorite definitions of Hip Hop from Ego Trip Magazine Book Of Rap Lists I couldn’t find online. Kraftwerk’s influence on Afrika Bambaataa allows a joke about Hip Hop being invented in 1970 Germany. I don’t know Kraftwerk’s opinions about factology.


5-22-2024 playlist
7 pm Wednesday

Sinkane - Home w Hollie Cooke
Kraftwerk - Radioland
Rush - Spirit of the Radio
Black Keys - This is Nowhere
Siak Phd - 2020 Vision
anonrocknroll- bell hooks express
dilla - dillatronic 2016
Kraftwerk - The Model
deathly fighter - contactors
Kraftwerk - Tour De France
black keys - beautiful
Latitia James Washington DC ACLU
Al Bara-em - Salem

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