This instrument-o is for you trainspotters out there: it simply arrives in an alarmed state and uses key changes to add drama, rather than build/break/build ad infinitum…we had the vocal version cued-up and ready to cane stream, but since we didn’t have a geo-border, we’re going with the instrumental, which I actually like better. As for the original vocal version, it rhymes “QVC” with “MP3″ and “C-K Briefs with PVC” making for a kinky, albeit materialistic, romp through the MC’s love connections. Feel free to add your own lyrics and send us the mp3 — we’d love to hear it. Plus, some thoughts on raves and the people who love demonizing and prosecuting them…and our own apathy
[audio:http://www.urb.com/files/2010/08/Miami-2-Ibiza-Instrumental2.mp3|titles=Miami 2 Ibiza (Instrumental)]Miami 2 Ibiza (Instrumental)
And by way of keeping this cultural and serious, INRE: LA Times story about Insomniac suing city of Los Angeles, which URB reported first, here’s a lil’ editorial:
The article reads: “Going forward, promoters must enforce a strict age limit of 18 by checking identification, hire a team of emergency-room doctors to work on-site and warn rave-goers about the dangers of the illegal drug Ecstasy.”
This makes me wonder what life in America would have been like over the past twenty years if DanceSafe.org had been allowed to work with more easily promoters without being hassled by authorities — who, at times, seemed more interested in the federal dollars being spent indiscriminately to prosecute a demonized culture and substance, rather than engaging in harm-reduction. Dancesafe.org are an information clearinghouse which offers to test pills and advise event attendees on the harms and risks of and in what they plan on ingesting. I’ve written about private ambulances in nightclubs which were on reserve to take casualties to emergency rooms; public ambulances have to file reports, but not private ambulances…so in the ’90s and the ’00s we ended up with wrong-headed prosecution driving a culture — specifically the promoters who make money doing shows — into greater complicity and danger, instead of an enlightened mode of self-policing. I also hate to slouch toward relativism but it is valid to point out, as these promoters did in this article, that sporting events can attract a pretty dangerous crowd which engages in equally hazardous substances. What’s also astonishing is that ‘Boomers who take such pride in their own Dionysian excess of the ’60s, and who now are judges and lawmakers, would stand around and watch as a new culture tried to self-police, opting for more avoidable deaths instead of a smart approach. Actually, I guess it’s not that surprising.