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"The Terror Dome Revisited" - Public Enemy Speaks Tonight at the Wolfsonian, Moderated by Arielle Castillo

Tonight at 6 p.m.as a WMC-connected teaser for the annual Red Bull Music Academy, Chuck D, Professor Griff, and DJ Lord will be speaking at the Wolfsonian (1001 Washington Avenue) and giving their insider's view on Public Enemy's musical journey. The moderator for the event is New Times' own music editor, Arielle Castillo.

The event is free with a WMC badge, but I plan on tryin to sneak in anyways, should be easy since they're not charging for the event. Still, the session is planned to be intimate and seating is first-come, first-served, so no guarantees, folks.

Here's an excerpt from a 2006 Chuck D blog post that appears on Public Enemy's website.

I've been writing these Terrordomes since 1998, before things like

these we're being called 'blogs'. This look in from the outside was

seized and cherished the minute I discovered the digital road to do so.

I've done a lot of commentary on what I've seen across these past eight

years of analog to digital. As expected I've seen some of the same

characters who rebelled against this business practices into this

space; via email, crackberry, SMS, into Myspace, now the masses and the

labels get it. The past week while on PE's 55th tour in Europe, Air

America Radio goes bankrupt for reorganization (my On The Real radio

show), Tower Records (my label SLAMjamz largest supporter for national

CD/DVD distribution) goes bankrupt and liquidates, and ELEMENTAL

magazine (my monthly printed article and advertising periodical) sells

to another publisher. No fret, as a life in the entertainment biz

prepares one for things to open and close like a play. Gotta keep a

lotta irons in the fire, thus this iss where a business is different

from a j-o-b.


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