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Monday, October 8, 2007

Big Ups, Big Downs

posted by on October 8 at 16:45 PM

You may have noticed, as of about 10 minutes ago, that we’ve added a list of Friends and Enemies of Line Out. As you can see, we love to love, but we’re not above hating, too.

One of my personal favorite Friends of Line Out is Wax Poetics, a bi-monthly magazine featuring some of the deepest music journalism this side of The Wire. As their subtitle reads, Wax Poetics is all about “hip-hop, jazz, funk & soul.” Nobody digs deeper into the roots of hiphop than these guys, who bear a profoundly informed love for both hiphop and all the music that instigated it, from reggae to jazz to disco to Richard Pryor. It’s a digger’s dream come true, a valuable resource for anyone dedicated to the search for the perfect beat.

If you subscribe to the Brooklyn-based mag, you get a few of their rare groove trading cards:




The magazine just started a record label, too, and I received their first release in the mail this afternoon: East of Underground, an album of soul covers played by the winner of a battle of the bands contest between American GIs stationed in Germany in 1971.

Friends of Line Out are into some cool shit. Check ‘em out. And for God’s sake, steer clear of our Enemies.

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This Friends and Enemies stuff is really stupid.

Posted by Bah. | October 8, 2007 4:58 PM

I agree a bit with #1. Your enemy list is funnier than Slog's, (Kiss 106.1 and Insane Clown Posse). I just don't think they should attack other local blogs. Ahem.

That wasn't the point of my need to comment, however. I was really just curious why you listed Belle and Sebastian as an enemy?

Posted by Jeanna | October 8, 2007 5:03 PM

Interesting that Pitchfork is on both lists.

Posted by rkpetersen | October 8, 2007 5:53 PM

@2, see @3.

Posted by Paulus | October 8, 2007 6:02 PM

I was surprised that Megan Selig was not listed on the enemies list. Every time she posts we all suffer.

Posted by I'm a Nuclear Bomb | October 8, 2007 6:37 PM

You should get Scott Colburn to come guest blog in defense of ICP.

Posted by Levislade | October 8, 2007 7:56 PM

I need a Meters card. Is there an Insane Clown Posse card?

Posted by Monty | October 8, 2007 8:49 PM

YAY we are on your friends list! THANK YOU!!! We're flushed with pride.

Posted by imaginary dana | October 8, 2007 11:15 PM

oh my god, shitty white-power smoosh is amazing! how had I never heard of this "prussian blue?"

Posted by Jeff Kirby | October 9, 2007 12:18 AM

Belle & Sebastian in the enemies column? Did Frizzelle get ousted as editor already?

Posted by josh | October 9, 2007 8:38 AM

@9 prussian blue shows are pretty shitty's bell-bottom seeing Ian from the band Battles...a dream within a dream by Phillipe Sollers...

Posted by June Bee | October 9, 2007 9:59 AM

phil spector on the enemies list? i call bullshit on that.

Posted by kerri harrop | October 9, 2007 10:15 AM

What's wrong with Showbox SODO? Is it just because you can't walk there from Capitol Hill?

Posted by Explorer | October 9, 2007 10:40 AM

There's nothing wrong with Showbox SODO. It's on there as a joke because Showbox at the Market is a friend. Get it? Ha.

As for Belle & Sebastian, they're an enemy because Mayonnaise is a friend. All is explained here.

Posted by Megan Seling | October 9, 2007 1:10 PM

kerri, spector may be a genius, any he may have contributed vastly to the pop music pantheon, but hes a freakin psycho. would you wanna have beers w that guy?

Posted by jz | October 9, 2007 1:22 PM

just added to enemies:

--lou pearlman
--tooth & nail

Posted by jz | October 9, 2007 2:17 PM

clearly the weekly's "reverb festival" should be an enemy, or are you still trying to pretend it didn't happen?

disgustingly petty that you didn't assign a single writer or photographer & it took slog commenters to even bring it up here.

Posted by jason | October 9, 2007 3:14 PM

i would TOTALLY have beers with phil spector. maybe not at his house alone but i would love to talk to that dude. i mean, yeah, he's crazy. but, still. WALL OF SOUND.

Posted by kerri harrop | October 9, 2007 5:43 PM

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