1. (O)ther (P)eople’s (P)osts 7.25.12

    George Jefferson: World’s Biggest Gong Fan?
    Prog-rocker Daevid Allen recalls his weird encounter with dearly departed actor/eclectic music fan Sherman Hemsley, who apparently had a thing for flying teapots and allegedly once stayed at a house with an LSD lab in the basement and rooms full of naked girls. (Wow! Another reason why we’ll always love ya, Mr. J… RIP.) By Mitch Myers.
    [ Magnet ]

    Don’t Push My Buttons.
    A-Trak takes on the trend of DJs doing pre-planned, pre-recorded stage shows in the electronic dance music scene (they’re called “Button Pushers”) in this compelling editorial: “Real DJing lives when you witness someone play for hours and take risks, reading the crowd and surprising them at the same time.”
    [ Huff Po ]

    The 100 Best Kanye West Songs.
    Make that the top 125 joints from the Louis Vuitton Don… Bonus: The Best Kanye West Songs: 25 More .” By Andrew Barber of Fake Shore Drive.
    [ Complex ]

    David Faustino Revisits Being Bud Bundy, His Hip Hop History With Nas, Eazy-E, Xzibit & Alchemist.
    Grandmaster B recalls witnessing Will.I.Am defeat Xzibit in battle at his ’90s hip-hop club Balistyx, seeing Eazy-E dance to “No Vaseline,” and discusses the return of D’Lil (as Lil’ Gweed). By Paul W Arnold.
    [ HipHopDX ]

    Interviews: Aziz Ansari.
    Comedian says he’s a fan of the Stones Throw label and admits his rap-influenced character was inspired by… Soulja Boy? By Carrie Battan.
    [ Pitchfork ]

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