amaah + influence   14

Questions You Should Never Ask a Writer
It is one of the paradoxes of our time that ideas capable of transforming our societies, full of insights about how the human animal actually behaves and thinks, are often presented in unreadable language.
language  misdirection  ideas  literature  politics  influence  obfuscation 
october 2007 by amaah
Beat Biters
thinking about how throughout certain time periods, certain chord progressions become very popular standards, almost in a sense where you can listen to a song and tell when it was recorded just by listening to the chords.
music  history  culture  influence  soul  observation  JimiHendrix 
july 2007 by amaah
Get a handle on original fakes
Designer Marc Jacobs has decided to get his own back on cheap Asian knock-offs — by ripping off one of China’s most recognisable non-fashion statements: the iconic red, blue and white plastic “raffia” bag. The “Street GM” tote, which made its
culture  irony  Ghana  fashion  appropriation  history  interplay  Africa  funny  commercialization  Nigeria  reinvention  GhanaMustGo  plaid  bags  MarcJacobs  LouisVuitton  SouthAfrica  language  influence 
july 2007 by amaah
Liz Hunt - Plagiarism Exchange
Thank you for your letter which was forwarded to me by the Letters Editor. I have waited until this evening after deadline - when I had a clear desk and clearer head - to reply to your email which I take very serioulsy and which has caused me some distres
plagiarism  influence  ideas  DailyTelegraph  Telegraph  journalism  blogging  theft  hubris  culture  attribution  appropriation  observation  rogues 
june 2007 by amaah
Bags and Stamps: a plagriarism in plaid
Perhaps these articles were separated at birth, comparing Liz Hunt's article in the Daily Telegraph to my original article... Judge for yourself. The Reporter and her ambition / Plaid bags and plagiarism
influence  ideas  fame  plagiarism  DailyTelegraph  Telegraph  journalism  blogging  theft  hubris  culture  attribution  observation  appropriation  rogues  toli 
june 2007 by amaah
A Plagiarism in Plaid
To the Editors (Daily Telegraph) I noted with interest that Liz Hunt's recent opinion piece — Immigrants have bags of ambition (June 2, 2007) — was a nice reworking of my April 13, 2007 essay, Bags and Stamps, published on my blog, Koranteng's Toli.
influence  ideas  fame  plagiarism  DailyTelegraph  Telegraph  journalism  blogging  theft  hubris  culture  attribution  appropriation  observation  rogues  FallenAngels  ThingsFallApart  bags  plaid  GhanaMustGo  Guyana  Trinidad  Mozambique  toli 
june 2007 by amaah
Daily Telegraph writer plagiarizes Koranteng's Toli
Well, well, well... We'll just say that she omitted to link and give credit for my toli. Glad to know that I have readers in high places... And on a piece about a high level plagiarism by Louis Vuitton. Not a bad remix for what it's worth. Fame! Profit?
influence  ideas  fame  plagiarism  Telegraph  DailyTelegraph  journalism  blogging  rogues  to_blog  theft  hubris  culture  attribution  appropriation  LizHunt  GhanaMustGo  plaid  bags 
june 2007 by amaah
Laws for an Outlaw Culture
Hip-hop artists swear by the often-ruthless 48 rules of power put forth by a 'geeky white guy' as they seek the upper hand in the boardroom. Law 5: So much depends on reputation — guard it with your life. Law 8: Make other people come to you — use bai
hip-hop  literature  power  culture  media  strategy  influence  capitalism  usa  philosophy 
july 2006 by amaah
Soldiers of fortune go free as judge denounces Chirac over Comoros island coup
“It is clear that the French secret services knew of the plan for a coup d’état conceived by Robert Denard, both its preparation and execution, It is also evident that at the very least they did nothing to hinder it and that they therefore allowed it
coup  strangebedfellows  GreatGame  politics  Chirac  France  Africa  imperialism  colonialism  rogues  influence  oil  corruption  Comoros 
june 2006 by amaah
Miles Ahead
Thus we have Miles as the Gateway Drug, the Taste of Blue which will lead to Something Else and Someday My Prince Will Come and then to Cannonball Adderley, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Bill Evans, Ahmad Jamal and Wynton Kelly. Maybe we need a Miles Czar
music  jazz  MilesDavis  radio  history  culture  taste  influence  obsession  ChrisLydon  toli 
july 2005 by amaah

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