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Mr. Scorpio

Mr. Scorpio's Journal
Mr. Scorpio's Journal
January 30, 2020

Gawd, Trump just landed here in Macomb County

Glad that I don't have anywhere to go right now, because he's going to fuck our traffic right up.

January 30, 2020

How a Long-Lost Indian Disco Record Won Over Crate Diggers and Cracked the YouTube Algorithm

In 2014, Debayan Sen found a mysterious album inside of a trunk in his mother’s attic, in Kolkata, India. The red-orange record sleeve featured a picture of his mom as a young woman along with her name—Rupa—in big, bold lettering. That was the day Debayan learned about his mother’s past life as a singer.

Suddenly reminded of this discovery last year, Debayan decided to Google the record. The results surprised his family: Rupa’s first and only album, 1982’s Disco Jazz, was selling for hundreds of dollars via sites like Discogs. “The day I found the record my mom said, ‘Throw it away. It is just pointless,’” Debayan remembers. “I said, ‘What the hell, you made this, why would you throw this away?’”

Since then, Disco Jazz has been reissued by Numero Group, the well-established archival label. “Aaj Shanibar,” one of its four tracks, has also started to spread through the strange rabbithole that is YouTube’s recommendation algorithm. The most popular upload of the song now boasts more than 1.5 million views, likely thanks to factors including its eight-minute runtime and its high-energy, ever-shifting instrumentals. It’s another example of what happens when, with the benefit of time and technology, “lost” songs reach a new generation of listeners halfway around the world.

January 29, 2020

How It's Made - Ketchup

January 22, 2020

Your Moment Of Zen.

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