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The Walkmen, Peelander-Z to headline Norman Music Festival 4

Local bands to be announced this week


Music

Stephen Carradini
Norman Music Festival has announced via Facebook that NYC indie-rock band The Walkmen will be headlining NMF4, scheduled for April 28-30. Japanese pop-punk act Peelander-Z also will be playing the main stage.
 
Monday, February 14, 2011
heartsforhearing

Counting Mommas

A local group-buying site runs a weeklong event

 I may not be a mom (I don’t quite think people accept tabbies Ron and Charlie as my kids, which greatly upsets them, by the way), but I can appreciate MommaCounts, a locally based group-buying site that has a really cool twist: It picks a different nonprofit each month to which to contribute a percentage of its profits. How cool, right?

For its April beneficiary, Hearts for Hearing, MommaCounts is running a “Spring Into Savings” online event all this week. On top of the regular percentage that will go to the Oklahoma City nonprofit, MommaCounts will run contests and feature prizes on its social-media sites (like Twitter and Facebook) to support and raise awareness of Hearts for Hearing.

All very cool. Be sure to check it out this week.

by Jenny Coon Peterson 04.18.2011 3 years ago
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Network marketing

1145 N.W. 39th gets its own Facebook page as part of sales pitch


Features

Gazette staff
A four-bed, two-bath, historic home in the Crown Heights and Putnam Heights area can be yours for a mere $159,000. What’s notable about that? It has its own Facebook page.
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Bite size

Chow chat


Bite Size

Carol Smaglinski
Zachary Qualls, 26, is an art history student at the University of Central Oklahoma. He has worked in restaurants and has been a caterer. Qualls, from Shawnee, said he has probably eaten in 90 percent of the metro restaurants, and is the go-to guy for recommendations.
 
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Side of ska

Who ordered the extra-large serving of local ska, Sunny Side Up?


Music

Chris Parker
Sunny Side Up with Classy San Diego and The Last Slice
7 p.m. Thursday
The Conservatory, 8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com, 607-4805
$7
 
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Carson bows out of 2nd Congressional District Race via Facebook

It's open season for Rep. Dan Boren's House seat


News

Alex Ewald
Former Rep. Brad Carson posted on Facebook that he would not be looking to reclaim the 2nd Congressional District in 2012.
 
Thursday, June 30, 2011

Frackin' PR

Buying tweets? You'd better believe it.


CFN

Gazette staff
Bill Clinton once said never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel, but Chicken-Fried News isn’t sure if that quote was uttered before the Internet was invented.
 
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Don't discriminate


Letters to the Editor

Hope Thomas
The Marriage Equality Rights for Oklahoma movement was launched to give hope and accomplish civil equality rights to the many people in this state oppressed by being discriminated against for sexual orientation. It is a movement to bring awareness on gay discrimination to all communities and also say it’s never too early or late to make a change.
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

What’s good, KD?

The first in a series, wherein I evaluate the Durantula’s music evaluations.

With the outlook for a full (or even halved) NBA season growing bleaker and bleaker, I’ve realized how weirdly unhealthy my obsession with Kevin Durant is.

I constantly refresh his Twitter and Facebook pages on the regular, hoping to catch a few loose links to videos of semi-pro games he’s dominating, or news about the movie he’s shooting, or awesome photos of him repping Oklahoma. Heck, I even bought a pair of his shoes, just for playing pickup ball.

In all this, I’ve noticed how much this guy cares about music (exclusively hip-hop and R&B, from what I’ve seen), as he’s constantly talking and arguing about what he’s listening to. Just a few days ago, Durantula defended West Coast mixtaper Dom Kennedy via Twitter, after arguing with @waldorfsfinest (apparently a friend?) between Pusha T and Young Jeezy the night before. He’s also been pushing Big K.R.I.T., an upcoming Southern trunk rapper/producer, extensively the last couple of weeks.

So I thought it might be fun to tune into No. 35’s Skullcandy headphones and analyze what he’s saying about it. Here’s your first installment of “What’s good, KD?”

Let’s consider his recent brief assessment of Clipse member and Kanye collaborator Pusha T. From Durantula’s Facebook, around about 2 a.m. yesterday:

“Now playin on my Skullcandy's: ‘open your eyes’ - Pusha T. MEEEAAANN track!!!”



Clipse’s 2006 street-rap manifesto “Hell Hath No Fury” set a high bar for mean hip-hop, and Pusha’s work since then’s been similarly aggressive. He loves to set your expectations much lower with especially playful beats and samples (the “Bohemian Rhapsody” sample on “Open Your Eyes” is textbook), then skewer them by comparing himself to, say, the genocidal Hutu tribe, as he does on “Fury”’s “Wamp Wamp (What It Do).” It’s one of the reasons he’s been so great with Kanye, who’s been similarly aggressive and graphic lately.

I’d be inclined to agree with KDTrey5 here then, except Pusha doesn’t really hit you that hard lyrically, and certainly not in the same place. On “Open Your Eyes,” he’s more earnest about his drug-dealing past, and proud of his success (“bigger homes, with bigger guns and better cameras”) than he is aggrandizing. It’s less intimidating, especially when you compare the track with his recent “Fear of God” mixtape (from standout song “My God”: “I gotta voodoo doll / Every time I pin the verse / Not only do they say they feel it but they say it hurts”).

This seems to me more like post-game wind-down music than a really gritty, mean, pre-game warmup track. So KD, while I do love that you’re into Pusha T, dig into some of his other work for stuff that’s truly “MEEEAAANN,” and you’ll instill the “fear of God” within the heart of every three-man in the league this season.
by Matt Carney 10.06.2011 2 years ago
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Nice cans

I was can #1,248. Let me know what your can number is, for a good cause!

Are you hungry right now? If you're reading this at your computer, I'm willing to wager you've also eaten a few meals today. Here's the thing: Some people haven't. Nor do they have the means to do so. 

Allens Veggies launched an awesome campaign (“I Yam What I Yam, Donate a Can”) to help combat hunger. It will run through Halloween, and the goal is to reach 3,000 cans. Pairing with local food banks (Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma), bolstered by the wonders of social media, one can of Popeye Spinach for every new Allens Veggies Facebook fan.

Since you're at your computer already, why not hop on over to Allen's Facebook and “like” it?

by Jenn Scott 10.28.2011 2 years ago
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