JIM WELTE. Writer. Editor.

The Daily Show, John Beale and the Story of 2013

Late to the party on this, but like many of the best Daily Show bits, this one just writes itself and it is utterly and mind-blowingly hilarious. And the second clip, one night before John Oliver’s final, teary-eyed  show, is a terribly awesome way to go out. Brilliant. The Daily Show – Charlatan’s Web The […]

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January 10, 2014 Blog

Allen Iverson Retires

Warts and all, there’s never been an athlete with a bigger heart than AI. In a culture in which most athletes maintain that veneer of safe platitudes, he was profoundly authentic, often to his own detriment. http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/9601043/nba-allen-iverson-enigmatic-nba-career-defied-definition shortcode

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October 30, 2013 Blog

The Week of the ?uestlove

I’m becoming a bit obsessed with these Red Bull Music Academy lectures, and the latest one to pop up is with ?uestlove, he of the anchor spot on the Mount Rushmore of the 4 coolest people on the planet. Here’s his lecture, which is, not surprisingly, awesome and full of great insight and revelations, including […]

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June 13, 2013 Blog

Q-Tip, Producer of Way More Hits Than You Think, Drops Knowledge at Red Bull Music Academy

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June 7, 2013 Blog

Ninja Tune Drops Master Class Mix on ‘Three Feet High & Rising’

Incredible. Classic tracks from De La’s debut album interspersed with interviews and the original samples. Knowledge!

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June 4, 2013 Blog