Charles Mudede: “Twilight of the Goodtimes”


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It’s my first podcast! Over the next couple of weeks I’ll be adding new material here – including some of my favorite archives.

Charles Mudede is associate editor for The Stranger where he writes about hip hop, philosophy and other stuff. He writes the ‘Police Beat’ column and made a lovely, eerie movie of the same name. He also made a movie about horse-fuckers called ‘Zoo’.

Charles Mudede talks about discovering hip hop while growing up in Zimbabwe, before the internet made it easy to find out what was going on halfway across the world. He spoke at Western Bridge gallery on December 9, 2009 and called the talk “Twilight of the Goodtimes.”

Thanks to Forrest Baum, aka DJ Prizmatic for recording it. Perhaps it’s not the best quality sound  … but my imagination picked up well enough and I hope yours does too.

Here are the songs I played on the show (links to videos!) They’re not in the podcast so pause and watch as needed. Keepin’ it legal.

Rapper’s Delight‘ Sugar Hill Gang
Sucker MCs‘ Run-DMC
Buffalo Gals” Malcolm McLaren
Jam on It‘ Newcleus
‘Cosmic Blast‘ Captain Rock
‘Boogie Down Bronx‘ Man Parrish ft. Freeze Force
Doin’ Damage‘ Zimbabwe Legit
Shadow’s Legitimate Mix‘ DJ Shadow

2 Responses to “Charles Mudede: “Twilight of the Goodtimes””

  1. 1 Forrest

    This is awesome!
    Here’s a playlist for viewing along all the vids:

  2. 2 Forrest

    Oops, that appears to automatically-embed. Try this:

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