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2022-01-14: Hey, Obsidian users! Has anyone used the Longform plug-in? Or, are there ways you do Scrivener-type …

2022-01-14: Harney & Moten, on study, “From cooperation to black operation” And we have a word …

2022-01-13: Today while finalizing class norms, we tagged on “no gotcha questions” to the norm about leaning …

2022-01-10: I’ve been digging into the Prison Free Funds site lately. What other resources have you found …

2022-01-06: Okay, one more thing about YA Lit + Antiracist Teaching this semester: I’m co-teaching part of …

2022-01-06: I mean, even the NFL is moving away from standardized tests

2021-12-14: Today I thought this certain 12 year old was just messing around for about 30 minutes during …

2021-11-30: Added bass and melody to the drums we laid down last week. At the end of class after the mini …

2021-10-23: What a fun little article on listening to music (and beyond) in The Paris Review. Listening, for …

2021-10-19: Doing my favorite thing this afternoon: making beats and sounds with kids. Each one teach as many as …

2021-10-13: I want you to know and remember DJ Cherish.

2021-10-11: Putting together an hour long set for Universal Rhythm this week and contemplating just playing …

2021-10-01: “What relational conditions are necessary for X to happen?” That seems to be the …

2021-09-30: Been following this story for a while. Another world is possible. Newsom signs bill to return …

2021-09-30: How much do you really care about your collaborators if you’re not trouble shooting the vibes …

2021-09-30: Tyshawn Sorey on writing music for the Paul Motian Trio: It’s really about how we breathe together, …

2021-09-22: Made a permanent note in Obsidian today. I now feel like Einstein.

2021-09-08: First class…back. I asked students to think about the people who got them through the last 18 months …

2021-09-05: Do thyself a favor and click on the Detroit Jazz Festival live feed this afternoon.

2021-08-31: Artroduction: When you introduce yourself through your art.

2021-08-30: Any digital Zettelkastens out there?

2021-08-26: The professor is in.

2021-08-25: Me: Okay, but why?? Also me: NEED NOW!! This new vertical turntable attaches to the wall …

2021-08-23: This track by Kamaal Williams and Lauren Faith makes my day better everytime it comes on.

2021-08-22: Snowber: I have often wondered if the gift of the body’s knowledge is the best kept secret. We are …

2021-08-09: Rewatching GET OUT. Never noticed Chris leaning down to see the cotton lifting out of the leather …

2021-07-31: Go ahead and make the last sentence of your abstract the abstract of the abstract.

2021-07-29: Not sure if anyone feels the same way, but the difference between (Name, date) and (e.g., Name, …

2021-07-28: Ready to go for DEMC at DIME. The topic: Adding simple DJ cuts to tracks — skill and philosophy. …

2021-07-25: This creative non fiction piece about mathematics, teaching, and the wonder of infinity had me …

2021-07-23: I try holding not too tightly onto specific sentences in early drafts. That’s because I know …

2021-07-22: Here is an art and image heavy edition of my newsletter I sent out on Sunday. There are so many good …

2021-07-17: Whew! I’m glad somebody said it! Print this out and staple it to the front of every social science …

2021-07-16: This conversation between John Morrison and King Britt has so many gems in it about teaching, …

2021-07-13: I’ve bookmarked 535 items in the last 2 years. Here’s all of them on my Pinboard. My …

2021-07-12: I woke up with this idea. There should be a bot that makes 5-7-5 pattern poems from Erykah Badu …

2021-07-11: 🎶 Now I might have to make a whole EP of these M.O.P. slow jams.

2021-07-11: Piece by Bryce Detroit at the MOCAD, part of the BROOD exhibit. It’s the first piece you see …

2021-07-09: Theories of Change in Racial Consciousness: A Thought Exercise This is a thought exercise I developed through the Race, Pedagogy, & Lit workshop series at …

2021-07-07: Have you ever been writing a conference proposal but the call asks for stuff that doesn’t fit …

2021-07-06: Awe man, this uptempo Little Dragon cover by Conclave just made my day. And the video is just …

2021-07-05: Ian Fink playing his piano at home. That’s it. That’s the album. And I love it.

2021-07-05: Boggs readings you might have missed, loneliness in Carl Craig’s sound installation, an album …

2021-07-04: Carl Craig on why “Poppa Was a Rolling Stone” is a techno record: Techno is about …

2021-06-30: You all would not believe how many sentences in my articles are first dictated into a voice memo …

2021-06-29: “What time is it on the clock of the research project?” (R. N. Brown, personal communication, June …

2021-06-28: Don’t say I never shared anything fun with you. Sample-Stitch: Reconstruct the Samples of …

2021-06-27: What I'm reading, writing, listening to week of 06.27.21 ##Reading I’ve been reading some under-the-radar pieces related to Jimmy and Grace Lee Boggs, …

2021-06-24: New SAULT. The group we don’t deserve 🎶 saultglobal.bandcamp.com/album/nin…

2021-06-24: I had not even known that I craved being asked to do something important until I was actually asked. …

2021-06-23: Just learned about the Bush Foundation: “We offer grants and opportunities to people who think …

2021-06-22: Closing up shop for the day working on this piece. Per habit, I left myself some breadcrumbs in the …

2021-06-22: Just wrote “more-than-human” as an adjective in a draft. Now I’m asking how did I …

2021-06-20: What I'm reading, writing, listening to 06.20.21 #What I’m reading, writing, listening to 06.20.21 ##Reading Lots of reading this week related …

2021-06-17: When Toni Cade Bambara said she was “brooding about this article that won’t write itself,” I felt …

2021-06-16: The Boggs Blog: A Project of the James & Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership

2021-06-15: I’m 2.5 weeks in working on an essay about theories of change in activist education research. …

2021-06-15: I was really trying to keep this article simple, but here I go talking about onto-epistemologies. …

2021-06-13: This ability to turn anyone into a debtor is what fuels the first university toward inclusion. Your …

2021-06-12: Going in 🔈

2021-06-11: Critical Race Discussion Assignment This is a multi-stage assignment I use in my Young Adult Lit + Anti-Racist Teaching undergraduate …

2021-06-10: I figured something out today that’s been bugging me for 2 years: Efficiency for the sake of …

2021-06-10: Nice to see Heather at Lansing’s The Record Lounge mentioned here. 20 Woman-Owned Record Stores in …

2021-06-09: Final sense making session with co-research team today: These regular sessions have been much more …

2021-06-09: This week’s newsletter: I’m thinking about Terence Nance’s 18 Black …

2021-06-07: Doing some reading for an essay and found this gem. I’m a sucker for architecture metaphors. …

2021-06-07: What I'm reading, writing, listening to 06.07.21 ##Reading On the academic side of things: The 2009 classic “Suspending Damage – A …

2021-06-04: Put some respect on his name. Hero Rat Magawa Is Retiring From A Career Of Sniffing Out Land Mines …

2021-06-03: Enjoyed the first half of this podcast over lunch, especially the tension between organizing and …

2021-06-02: Afternoon listening to get me over the hump: some deep and acid house.

2021-06-01: Revisiting this now-essential classic for something I’m thinking through this week: Suspending …

2021-05-31: At His Moment of Triumph, Arthur Jafa Is Looking for Trouble What links Jafa’s art across mediums …

2021-05-28: This is such a cool sonic composing prompt. Shut off the lights and give it an Isley Brothers twist. …

2021-05-27: So I didn’t know any of this, nor about the bombing. The Whitest Historically Black College In …

2021-05-26: This is a refreshing review philosophy from The Journal of Rhetoric, Politics, & Culture. Thank …

2021-05-26: More from Greg Dimitriadis’ Critical Dispositions: Evidence & Expertise in Education. The …

2021-05-26: Issue 044 of my newsletter went out on Monday. It covers the sculptures of Chakaia Booker, how time …

2021-05-25: I read four novels last week. I read two social science research articles today. It made my spirit …

2021-05-25: I finally made time to sit and read this precise, critical research article on edTPA. One might call …

2021-05-25: Enjoying this slow and global jazz mix for the afternoon work session 🎶 …

2021-05-24: Just told someone there’s a difference between it being out of control and out of your control. Not …

2021-05-24: What I'm reading, writing, & listening to: 05.24.21 ##Reading I finished reading Brit Bennett’s The Vanishing Half. I loved it. Looking back, I …

2021-05-23: One of Chakaia Booker’s pieces from the Broad Museum. The real party’s in the shadows.

2021-05-18: Took a break from reading, by reading this interview with Ishmael Reed. Many gems, many maps. Paris …

2021-05-16: An elder who I deeply respect responded to my email with, “How’s it going …

2021-05-16: What I'm reading, writing, & listening to 05.17.21 ##Reading I’m still working my way through Britt Bennett’s The Vanishing Half. I’m …

2021-05-15: I put the finishing cuts on this track today. Hard to re-do a classic but…

2021-05-14: Another FNR Detroit sure shot. A bunch of them, actually.

2021-05-13: Studies show all meetings are better when you play a round of The Best Gift Ever improv game. Take …

2021-05-13: Cilantro and thyme vying for second place in the herb grow back race. Mint way out ahead, no signs …

2021-05-11: Big feel good mix from Rob for the AM session.

2021-05-10: What I'm reading, writing, teaching, & listening to this week: 05.10.21 Reading I’m reading Brit Bennett’s The Vanishing Half. I picked it up in a nice stack a …

2021-05-09: When brother Eddie Kendricks said he walked out the door with a bag full of blues, I felt that.

2021-05-08: Made this mix today. Hard techno records up front. Grooves on the backside.

2021-05-06: Took a minute, but I got the sonic composition site back up. This work was equally fun and …

2021-05-06: My blurb for Ian Levy’s forthcoming Hip-Hop and Spoken Word Therapy in School Counseling: …

2021-05-06: Here is this week’s Elements & Embodiment newsletter that went out on Sunday: a very …

2021-05-02: What I'm reading, writing, teaching, & listening to: 05/03/21 Reading I started reading Claudia Rankine’s newest work Just Us: An American Conversation, the …

2021-05-01: Reading my students’ final self-evaluations and it’s still true: they need one another …

2021-04-30: Black Thought on writing: I think a writer should always be aware of his or her surroundings. The …

2021-04-29: Reading Habits, Reading Plans A friend asked: Do you have a reading practice and a time and place you do it in?? Gathering data. …

2021-04-28: Finished #YA308. Special class. Really special group of students. Some great books, too. Last one in …

2021-04-28: I was struck by how often those who meet Jesus do not understand his teachings. Even the disciples …

2021-04-27: What I'm up to this week: 04.26.21 Reading A few short essays/reviews: “How Saidiya Hartman Retells the History of Black Life” by …

2021-04-26: Listening as I work to this new purchase on Bandcamp: An Insight to All Minds by Kaidi Tatham. …

2021-04-25: This DJ earned my head turn by sliding seamlessly from SAULT into Westside Gunn.

2021-04-22: My Shock G. story: It’s short. It’s indirect. But that doesn’t matter because we’re all …

2021-04-19: Richard Wright’s The Man Who Lived Underground will be published for the first time this …

2021-04-18: What I'm up to this week: 04/19/21 Reading I read Adam Mansbach’s memoir + poem I Had a Brother Once in a single sitting: on the …

2021-04-16: Put the needle on Sly’s “Trip to Your Heart” for a homie tonight. It’s a special kind of joy …

2021-04-07: Which three words describe your experience with standardized tests?

2021-04-07: Sweden’s Radical Comics Community - ROAR Magazine

2021-04-06: Incredible release: Arthur Russell’s The World Of Arthur Russell reissued on 3xLP …

2021-03-31: Issue 041 of my newsletter went out Monday: Teena Marie on Cash Money, Wingdings, and more.

2021-03-29: What I'm up to this week 02.29.21 Reading Finally getting around to finishing Isabel Quintero’s Gabi, A Girl in Pieces – …

2021-03-26: One thing I’ve learned this semester: as much as students need their professors, they need each …

2021-03-24: I gave in this year. Instead of asking students to read an assignment sheet before class, I started …

2021-03-16: Today I overheard a young person in technical concentration whisper to himself, “I’m good at this,” …

2021-03-11: Really dig using SesssionLab for facilitation planning. Both solo and team. Won’t be going …

2021-03-07: What I'm up to this week 03.08.21 Reading: I plowed through David Yoon’s Frankly in Love, in part getting ahead for the YA Lit course …

2021-03-05: Zoom, Slack, Zotero, Vimeo, Votero, Zimeo, Sotero, Zlack: welcome to my evolving command + spacebar …

2021-03-04: The Post-Covid future of virtual conferences - Impact of Social Sciences

2021-03-03: Do any of my friends on here read Arabic at a basic level?

2021-03-03: Current listening, right in the groove: Stylin’ 900 mix by Ennio Styles

2021-03-01: Can’t get enough of this Rae Khalil album. Instruments, vibe, voice, voices, ruptures, etc. 🎶

2021-03-01: From “E-mail is making us miserable,” an article preview of Cal Newport’s new …

2021-03-01: What I’m up to this week 03.01.21 Reading: Back to some YA lit with Darius The Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram. Teaching: Mostly …

2021-02-25: Here’s issue 40 of my newsletter sent earlier this week. It contains notes on creativity, the body …

2021-02-23: Star Vehicle: On Translating Poetry - Los Angeles Review of Books The translator is someone who …

2021-02-23: Happy Ableton Live 11 Day 🔈💥💨

2021-02-21: What I'm up to this week 02/22/21 Reading I finished Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad. This is the third book of his …

2021-02-18: Feeling this Tape Op interview with music engineer Piper Payne, where she hits on the body, feeling, …

2021-02-16: I rolled out a heavy assignment sheet to my class yesterday. It’s 2.5 single spaces pages …

2021-02-13: Deciding who to hang out with today. My big friend or little friend.

2021-02-13: Here. Have it. All my money. This new turntable makes your record float …

2021-02-11: Issue 039 of my newsletter went out Monday and included a dive into Soundscapes for Wellness. Check …

2021-02-11: This unnarrated video wrecks me every time I watch it. Bree Newsome told that flag, “You come …

2021-02-10: Hey, buddy! 👋🏼

2021-02-08: Oh, hey there!

2021-02-08: What I'm up to this week 02/08/21 Reading: I started The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. It’s riveting. I can’t …

2021-02-06: 🎶 I hung out with records today. Here’s what happened: People Still Make Beats

2021-02-06: This mix will have to be called “People Still Make Beats.”

2021-02-06: No work this weekend. Only pleasure reading and making music. Heading back to the lab in a minute. …

2021-02-04: Somebody in the class GroupMe asked to see a picture of everyone’s pets. Positive vibes have ensued.

2021-02-02: Working this morning? Here’s the mix of nature sounds I am working to. Made with the BBC Sound …

2021-02-01: My favorite episode of Rappin with the Rickster is when he and Dante Ross run into STAY HIGH 149 …

2021-01-31: I’ve been slowly finding and bookmarking the interviews with James (Jimmy) Tyson, who was at …

2021-01-31: What I'm up to this week 02/01/21 Writing: Some final, final edits on the Kairos pieces that are due this week. Publishing in web text …

2021-01-30: 🎶 Making music all weekend. Here’s a mix of records all made, bought, or pressed in Detroit

2021-01-30: Sound Field - Why Is Jersey Club Music Everywhere? - Season 2 - Episode 3 - PBS

2021-01-29: I tried explaining to somebody this week that I don’t need to be on stage. But I do require the …

2021-01-28: Frank A. Daniels, Jr. never read the report condemning his white supremacist grandfather. This story …

2021-01-25: Good golly it’s week 3 of Anica’s sabbatical and here comes the curry goat.

2021-01-25: What I'm up to this week 1/25/22 Reading: Getting ahead a bit by reading Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera. Writing: Some final …

2021-01-20: Perils of zoom teaching aside, there is a certain intimacy it affords when we come to know one …

2021-01-19: Morning reading. Beyond Bias: The Case for an Abolitionist Psychology - Los Angeles Review of Books

2021-01-17: And then Anica showed out with ackee and saltfish. God bless this sabbatical of hers.

2021-01-15: Who are the other newsletter writers on Microblog? Or, what newsletters do you subscribe to, and …

2021-01-14: I took a break from my weekly newsletter, but it made a comeback this week – esp. because I …

2021-01-13: I see people drawing parallels between the 1/6 Capitol insurrection and the white supremacist coup …

2021-01-12: I see people drawing parallels between the 1/6 Capitol insurrection and the white supremacist coup …

2021-01-12: I usually give a pre-class survey for students to fill out sometime before our first class session. …

2021-01-10: Reading + Teaching + More 1/11/21 Reading: I recently finished the one masterful novel unfit for reading during a pandemic: José …

2021-01-09: Young adult lit + anti-racist teaching course The floorplan is coming together for my young adult lit + anti-racist teaching course. Here is where …

2021-01-05: Two adjectives I’m trying to strike from my writing: “traditonal” and (then what I …

2021-01-03: From “The Mask of DOOM: A Noncomformist Rapper’s Second Act” (2009) >He paused …

2021-01-01: Mos Def praised DOOM: “He rhymes as weird as I feel.” I love that. 🎵

2020-12-31: Time Traveling and Not Cleaning Up the Mess Here’s my favoirate thing I wrote this year. It’s a short piece about sound, young folks, …

2020-12-30: I don’t have a therapist right now but some of my friends do, which means they share insights about …

2020-12-22: The Case for Giving Workers Ownership Rights. Workers have the expertise, they have the knowledge, …

2020-12-16: I have my students write insights at the end of most classes. Tonight was the last class. …

2020-12-13: Day 1 cycling off coffee. Feeling good but wondering if this diminished bottle of bourbon is a …

2020-12-11: I didn’t know until today there is a color of the year. Illuminating + Ultimate Gray

2020-12-10: Architectural Possibilities of Renee Gladman’s Prose Architectures

2020-12-04: Many researchers, however, describe the writing of impact statements as works of fiction. Works of …

2020-12-03: I’m coming up for air to tell you I just read a 118-page equity profile report on Grand Rapids, MI. …

2020-11-25: People keep asking who I think should be the Secretary of Education. Truth is, I have no idea. My …

2020-11-18: Every now and then a little surprise comes inside a used book, like Ishmael Reed’s autograph. Hope …

2020-11-12: Giving an invited talk next week. Putting on my smarty pants. Listen Up! Sound-Making Publics in …

2020-11-11: Lefebvre: Don’t confuse silence with secrets. Those who speak of it less might know more about it …

2020-11-10: Margaret Wheatley: In this exquisitely connected world, it’s never a question of “critical …

2020-11-04: Teaching Post-Election I asked students two weeks ago how they wanted class tonight to feel, how they might want class to …

2020-10-31: Monday’s newsletter: Some notes from a 2-square mile Detroit-enclosed city named Hamtramck. …

2020-10-31: Detroit.

2020-10-29: Me (Aug 2020): No late work will be accepted. Me (Sept till infinity): Hey turn it in whenever you …

2020-10-27: Just voted. ACT, SAT, GRE, PRAXIS - never in my life have I filled in a singular bubble so crisp, …

2020-10-24: For the last year I’ve been writing a weekly newsletter that goes out by email. Yes, email. …

2020-10-13: SAULT gatefold 📷

2020-10-13: This week’s Elements & Embodiment newsletter has a handfull of treats related to a man who …

2020-10-03: I tried something new: I did the introduction to the Sound Studies, Writing, and Rhetoric keynote …

2020-09-30: Sharing some art from Alex Dodge & early writings on hip-hop DJing from music journalist Robert …

2020-09-28: I hate writing bios, so I end up rewriting myself every time I’m faced with the task: Emery …

2020-09-27: Albert Parsons, writing in The Alarm (1884): One man has no right to live on the profits of another …

2020-09-26: On posting (scholarly) things with which we disagre: Whilst sparking outrage might be one way to …

2020-09-23: Teaching Through Non-Indictment The non-indictment of Breonna Taylor’s killers came out a few hours before my evening class …

2020-09-17: Out this week: Issue #32 of my newsletter covers sound art from Detroit, collages from Krista …

2020-09-14: Roger Bonair-Agard on the break: To consider the breadth and depth of what the break beat means, …

2020-09-12: It’s go time at Science Gallery Detroit.

2020-09-09: I read with great interest the writing on white American evangelicals and their relationship with …

2020-09-07: Police in Schools: My Rejoinder Last month a group of school leaders asked us what we thought about police in their schools. We only …

2020-09-03: Did you see the miniature record store for mice that popped up in Sweden? This and other small …

2020-09-02: Chadwick Boseman on T’Challa’s speech: People think about how race has affected the …

2020-09-01: Me: Can’t wait to start class tomorrow! Here’s the zoom link! C-ya then! Every student …

2020-08-19: Issue #30 of Elements & Embodiment went out to the inner circle on Monday. It touches on Renee …

2020-08-18: From a wise colleague: We cannot overstate how much our whole human selves need to be seen and …

2020-08-17: I had been wondering when it would happen, and it is today: “pandemic” is in the title …

2020-08-14: Feedback: I question whether race intentionally — alone — as you set it up, is a meaningful …

2020-08-12: His questions: Where does the sound come from? How does the sound come out? What do the little …

2020-08-11: Everywhere where there is interaction between a place, a time, and an expenditure of energy, there …

2020-08-11: Elizabeth Dias writing in the New York Times, “Christianity Will Have Power.” …

2020-08-04: I need a major late pass on this one, but I finally, finally watched Blindspotting. Now I have …

2020-08-03: Issue #29 of Elements and Embodiment, my regular newsletter, covers the collage art of Lorna Simpson …

2020-07-28: Stripped and sanded my grandmother’s old bench with the intent of reapplying a dark stain. But hold …

2020-07-20: Issue #28 of Elements & Embodiment went out today: From Russia with Buzz. It covers the fun …

2020-07-10: Rethink Your Resources: The Origin Story of Derute tells how our worker cooperative around racial …

2020-07-08: Giving my grandmother’s old bench some TLC. Knew I should have paid attention in shop class.

2020-07-06: Baldwin writes to King James Balwin’s letter to MLK in 1960. Dear Reverend King: I certainly do not expect you to …

2020-07-06: Just sent Drums & Baldwin via Buttondown to the inner circle – which includes a short …

2020-07-05: Derute Cooperative member meeting this afternoon. On the agenda: Habari Gani Quarterly project …

2020-07-04: soundcloud.com Field recording today from Campus Martius, Detroit. Freedom March drums meet Miini …

2020-06-30: Pontiac is abundant in mulberry trees. Shoutout to the land.

2020-06-25: This country owes itself to the Shameikas, the Iyannas, the Octavias, the Breonnas. To all the Black …

2020-06-25: From friends in MKE.

2020-06-25: Giving micro.blog a try for a more streamline, humanizing platform. Wish me luck; here goes.