Last month we ran through a little drama about losing our podcast, the kinté cast. This month we can find the kinté cast on my sleepy, retiring YouTube channel. Based on my limited knowledge of YouTuber expertise, I have serialized the kinté cast in my rasx() context playlist.

The latest episode of the kinté cast (from 3/2010, yes over seven years ago) punctuates my playlist:


I intend to continue this podcast. This project was effectively stopped in its tracks soon after I was laid off at UCLA (my subsequent day jobs got more demanding) and was further delayed by my Steve-Jobs-inspired move away from Flash.

BTW: posting audio-only videos on YouTube is an approach I have seen from such YouTubers as:

We are curating these channels here at kintespace.com under Film/Gaming and Culture/Vlog.

This is not the first time the kinté cast was hosted on YouTube. Over seven years ago, my homeboy, R/Kain Blaze, helped me out by hosting segments on one of his channels. Back then, I had no idea how to encode for YouTube on a PC. Blaze was (and is) on Macs. Many thanks for that…

Seven years ago Steve Jobs heralded the aggressive move away from Adobe Flash. It killed the battery life of iPhones. Steve’s move came just five years after Songhay System (me) announced our Flash audio presentation player.

Seven years is the antithesis of agile development. There were several challenges in the way of today’s great news. I usually fail to remember them all:

  • I had other, day-job-ish software development projects on my plate.
  • I had to introduce myself to the Microsoft cloud platform, Azure to try to avoid obsoleting again.
  • After lengthy research, I had to finally adopt Google’s AngularJS (which will cost more time to move away from the 1.x version) and something that used to be called Twitter Bootstrap.
  • I rebuilt my company website, songhaysystem.com, and redesigned kintespace.com while trying to work on a new player at the same time.
  • I had off-the-chain family issues that are typical of African Americans.

Try the new player by, say, listening to Gerald Horne, Haroon Siddiqui: Gerald Horne on CKLN: 2008-03-01. Maybe Noam Chomsky: Propaganda and Control of the Public Mind? There are over 30 audio presentations that can be found by browsing around our Interviews and Documentary section Poetry in Streams or Digitized Art.

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The Internet Needs More Afripedia – An Interview with Teddy Goitom, the Ethiopian/Eritrean Film Producer Behind It [shadowandact.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The moment one woman stands up to more than 300 Nazis and refuses to let them pass [dailymail.co.uk] [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] As a single parent, I’m one emergency away from financial chaos [blavity.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] “Popcorn is amazingly filling and goes pretty far. When you’re homeless, you really don’t think about nutrition.” [homelessalone.blogspot.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Medical error is third biggest cause of death in the US, experts say [theguardian.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Former Death Row Prisoner Moreese Bickham Dies at 98: He Served 37 Years for Killing Klansmen Cops [democracynow.org]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] George Jackson: Revolutionary and Left-Wing Activist, Even From Behind Bars [blackthen.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Action Figures Show Us the Nonsense That Women Face at Work [wired.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] If You Think Free Money Kills Work Ethic, Your Definition of “Work” Is Horrible [crossingenres.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Santa Monica Museum of Art changes its name and selects new location in downtown L.A. @mikemassenburg [topix.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Nightmarish transition from Verizon to Frontier has no end in sight [arstechnica.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] FBI Harassing Core Tor Developer, Demand Meeting, but Refusing to Explain Why [techdirt.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Nine years of censorship, Canadian scientists are now allowed to speak out about their work [nature.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] AirBnbWhileBlack Highlights Discrimination Faced by Black Travelers [huffingtonpost.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The Subtle Design Features That Make Cities Feel More Hostile [atlasobscura.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Raising Speed Limits Is Irresponsible, But States Keep Doing It Anyway [wired.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The Loneliness of Being Black in San Francisco @libertymadison [nytimes.com]

#ThatTechGirl [libertymadison] This is the targeted mention I have ever received 😆😁 The Solution is 8 min to Oakland!! 😉 [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Millennials and the Working Class Are Leaving America’s Expensive Cities [citylab.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Google: End of the Online Advertising Bubble [kalkis-research.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Apple is now run by a guy who is more like John Sculley than Steve Jobs [recode.net]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Most Ordinary Americans in 2016 Are Richer Than Was John D. Rockefeller in 1916 [cafehayek.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Winston Churchill Gets a Doctor’s Note to Drink “Unlimited” Alcohol in Prohibition America (1932) [openculture.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] How OxyContin became one of America’s most widely abused prescription drugs [static.latimes.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] 0.0% of Icelanders 25 years or younger believe God created the world [icelandmag.visir.is]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Half Of Teens Think They’re Addicted To Their Smartphones [hardware.slashdot.org]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] In Search Of A Healthy Gut, One Man Turned To An Extreme DIY Fecal Transplant @tamtamsworld [science.slashdot.org]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] also on @netflix: Sembene! [amazon.com] [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The dark sci-fi art behind the new Doom [theverge.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Ousmane Sembene: The Making of a Militant Artist by Samba Gadjigo [amazon.com] [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The Man Behind “The Symbol:” Minneapolis Creative Talks About Collaborating With Prince [blogs.adobe.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Expect a New Harriet Tubman Film That’s “Epic and Sweeping,” Showing How Much of a “Badass” She Was… [shadowandact.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] .@RowenaMonde reading light? [by artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen] [amazon.com] [twitter.com]

Rowena M. [RowenaMonde]@KinteSpace that’s lovely, just my style :)

the kinte space [KinteSpace] This desk-sized turbine could power 10,000 homes [futurism.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Tesla Would Need to Absorb Current Global Lithium Capacity to Reach Targets [wsj.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Google’s AI engine is reading 2,865 romance novels to be more conversational @libertymadison @tamtamsworld [theverge.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] This Guy Peers Through People’s Open Webcams to Create Art [wired.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The Mysteries of Chickpea Water, a Magical Substitute for Eggs (No, Really) @mindovermunch @overcookedvegan [wired.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] did not expect to find UNSWEETENED #vegan creamer (not a coffee drinker): [amazon.com] [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Founders Of First Major Black-Owned Eco-Friendly Laundry Detergent Company Finding Huge Success: [blacknews.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] microwaving your #organic meals? ..try the Hydro Flask: [amazon.com] @MindOverMunch @sweetpotatosoul [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Making Money from Misery? Disaster Capitalism from the Migrant Crisis to Afghanistan and Haiti [democracynow.org]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] If Apple didn’t hold $181B overseas, it would owe $59B in US taxes [arstechnica.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] when you hear Apple fan boys/girls whoo-ing that’s an American thing: the Rebel Yell, a racist tradition [youtube.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] watch how “the world” will overlook Steve Jobs’ babymomma on welfare while he was a millionaire -that’s thug life [youtube.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Experian hack affects 15 million T-Mobile customers [wmpoweruser.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] US puts more trash in landfills than the EPA knew about [arstechnica.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Facebook reaches deal to beam internet to Africa from space [telegraph.co.uk]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Whole Foods to stop selling products made by inmates [blavity.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Air France manager pisses off workers, literally loses shirt [youtube.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Nigeria’s ex-petroleum minister has been arrested in London for money laundering [qz.com] via @qzafrica

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Legionnaires’ Bacteria Reemerges In Previously Disinfected Cooling Towers [science.slashdot.org]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Gut bacteria could be key in preventing asthma in children [theverge.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] NYC Construction Industry’s Shame: Black Workers Earn $5.74 Less Hourly Than Whites [blackstarnews.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Florida Teen Arrested for Science Experiment Never Offered Same Support as Ahmed Mohamed [miaminewtimes.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Houston’s Gifted Education Program Biased Against Blacks and Latinos [news.slashdot.org]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] First Latino US Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera on Migrant Farmworkers, the Border and Ayotzinapa [democracynow.org]

Media Diversified [WritersofColour] Epicdermis – By Khairani Barokka It strikes me; the analogy Of woman to country Recurs in part Becau … [mediadiversified.tumblr.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Rita Dove first American to win Chinese poetry award | Shanghai Daily: [shanghaidaily.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Svetlana Alexievich Gets Nobel Prize in Literature [youtube.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] when your superfine Indonesian wife steals your kid [youtube.com] @MaronzioVance @megafunkmega

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Sam Greenlee / When Desoree Danced [weblog.liberatormagazine.com] @liberatormag

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Brilliantly-Designed Inuit Fish Hook That Allows the Halibut Population to Replenish Itself [core77.com]

The Root [TheRoot] Texas mom calls out publisher McGraw-Hill for rewriting slave history in student textbook: [theroot.com] [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Education: Families Can Request For Testing For Gifted And Talented Exam [blackstarnews.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] 10 Ways Well-Meaning White Teachers Bring Racism Into Our Schools [everydayfeminism.com] via @evrydayfeminism

the kinte space [KinteSpace] the Wolfenstein series (with my commentary) has taught my 12 year old son more about white supremacy history than any PBS kids bullshit

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Black Then | This Man Was Nicknamed “The Negro Einstein” At Harvard University. Here’s Why [blackthen.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Despite His Skill & Flourishing Practice, This Doctor Was Shut Down & Disappeared In 1802.. [blackthen.com] via @@4blackthen

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Wealth Without Health for Some African Americans in OC [voiceofoc.org]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] 10 things you’re bound to see at a West African wedding [blavity.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Peak sex: relationships lose passion after just one year [what’s wrong kids?][telegraph.co.uk]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Money mistakes to avoid in your 40s [getrichslowly.org]

The Economist [EconBizFin] Nearly half of US households must sell or borrow something to cover an unexpected $400 expense [economist.com] [twitter.com]

Dave Winer [davewiner] What If We Made Gun Culture Uncool Like We Did Cigarettes? [talkingpointsmemo.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Charles Woods (a.k.a The Professor) on Black Love in the Movies [youtube.com] @megafunkmega @AVAETC

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The Night Josephine Baker Never Got Her Steak [blackstarnews.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Noah Purifoy, Joshua Tree [youtube.com] @JuneCarol_E @mikemassenburg @vernissagetv @another_africa

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Omar Victor Diop: ‘I want to reinvent the heritage of African studio photography’ [theguardian.com] @another_africa @megafunkmega

Shadow And Act [shadowandact] ‘Afro-Saxons’ – Acclaimed British Doc About Rival Black Hairdressers, Revived in UK Theaters [blogs.indiewire.com] [twitter.com]

mariinukai [mariinukai] GIANT ROBOT BIENNALE 4 at JANM!! OPENING PARTY ON SATURDAY 10/10 /15 7PM!! [facebook.com] [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] I’m no expert, but holy crap the hacking on Homeland was bad [arstechnica.com] @megafunkmega

megafunk visual [megafunkmega]@KinteSpace The solution is climbing aboard the @whoismrrobot train to the last exit.

the kinte space [KinteSpace] most Kung Fu movies made by people from China provide *no* insight into Shaolin monasticism; most “black” movies are of the same way @AVAETC

the kinte space [KinteSpace] 4 the record: THE MARTIAN (the book) had *no* Black males (that I recall) in it; THE MARTIAN (the movie) had no Indian males in it @anildash

the kinte space [KinteSpace] the phrase “let’s think about the positive side of having recessive genes” is not funny -but it *will* be @MaronzioVance @ComedienneMsPat

the kinte space [KinteSpace] saw MOON (#bowie); #2, never (#squidbillies); #3, for my daughter; #4, nah (I’m actually from L.A.) [youtube.com]

Bryan D. Wilhite [BryanWilhite] Get ’em, Bill! “Bill Gross Sues PIMCO Over Forced Exit” [I very, very much understand why Bill would use such words] [youtube.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] there *will* be an eno-esque ambient music album called “recurring slope lineae” dropping soon [spaceflightnow.com]

Bryan D. Wilhite [BryanWilhite] Brief: Make a Bigger Impact by Saying Less by Joseph McCormack [amazon.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] a young Mariah Carey played The Feral Kid in Mad Max 2: the Road Warrior @MaronzioVance -bad joke?

My 2011 Prius outside My Pasadena Studio

In essence I prayed that 2009 would be my worst year of not just the decade but of my whole life. The audacity! 2010 was better (especially from a financial point of view)—but the imperial year 2011 was the worst of the three. The world is in turmoil and that sheltered child, Bryan, must remember that he has not been sheltered for over two decades—and that child no longer exists.

2011 was a year of survival—like reggae-music-lyrics of survival—even like Blues lyrics of survival. I can only sit here and write this because the year has ended with a positive twist (especially from a financial point of view). But the twisting is only around promises. Any serious reconstruction (especially from a financial point of view) begins next week. “The eagle flies on Friday” as the Blues lyrics say—and next Friday promises reconstruction. But the “civil war” is just beginning.

Just in case your life is as sweet and fuzzy as Georgia peaches here are a few links from around the world to put my words into not the rasx() context but your context: