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Safety Scissors Secret NYC Show Kicks Off With 'In A Manner Of Sleeping' Mix

Brooklyn based experimental beatsmith Safety Scissors (Matthew Curry) is back and on an upswing. Recently signed to BPitch Control, Curry will be releasing his third album, In A Manner Of Sleeping, and performing live in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York over the next few weeks.

Appropriately enough, In A Manner of Sleeping is a dreamy mix of quirky house beats and romantic pop songwriting that Matt has been refining since starting out in 2000 in San Francisco, where kindred electronic pranksters Matmos and Kid 606 helped shape his early sound. His last album, 2005's Tainted Lunch, hinted at Curry's emerging synth- pop persona, reminiscent of lo-fi dandies like Daedalus or nu-disco savants like Kelley Polar. Over a string of remixes for indie stars like Grizzly Bear and Architecture in Helsinki, as well as festival appearances, Curry has established himself as one of the most intriguing characters playing–and playing with–dance music today.

Safety Scissors’ string of U.S. gigs kicks off tonight (Friday, May 24) at a BPC Showcase at secret location in Brooklyn. Classically-trained former grunge rocker turned minimal techno star Camea and Parisian melodic house master Thomas Muller will also be spinning, along with label boss and all-around bad ass Ellen Allien. Vibe will be there to soak it all up. Get at us if you will too. To get a sense of what we're in for, check the banging, dark and stormy unreleased Alland Byallo remix Safety Scissors’ “Progress and Preserverance” below.


In A Manner Of Sleeping is out on BPitch Control on June 11th.

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Gary Owen In Hot Water For 'N-Word' Tweet Referencing Damian Lillard

Gary Owen is in hot water with black Twitter regarding a recent tweet referencing the N-word, NBA star Damian Lillard and his coach, Terry Stotts.

While presumably watching the highly-discussed Portland Trailblazers’ first-round series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, where Damian Lillard made an impressive, game-winning shot.

“If Portland’s coach could say the N word that was the perfect time. This N word just hit that sh*t. WOW,” he wrote in response to the shot. People who follow the actor-comedian or are just passing by are urging him to take down the tweet.

“Yeah this is why i have a problem with us letting these white folks all the way into the culture, because at the end of the day…” one Twitter user wrote under the tweet. Another responded, “Cookout invite retracted there, sir!”

Owen, who has been seen in many  predominantly black-lead films such as Think Like A Man and The Little Man, has not taken the tweet down yet.

yeah this is why i have a problem with us letting these white folks all the way into the culture, because at the end of the day...

— tiago sosa (@royce_rude) April 24, 2019

Been up too long...ain’t no deleting it now. Cookout invite retracted there, sir! pic.twitter.com/8VperfnuPW

— Nicole Campbell (@sssassy1981) April 24, 2019

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Bun B attends the 6th annual Save The Children Illumination gala at American Museum of Natural History on November 14, 2018 in New York City.
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Bun B Uses His Second Amendment Right To Shoot Armed Intruder

Quick thinking and the right to bear arms may have saved Bun B and his wife Angela "Queenie" Walls' lives.

The rapper, born Bernard Freeman, shot a suspected robber at his home in Houston, Texas. ABC13 reports the incident happened Tuesday (April 23) afternoon when the suspect rang the doorbell. With Walls under the assumption that it was a delivery, opened to the door. The suspect then held Walls at gunpoint in an effort to demand property, with Walls directing him to the Audi in the family's garage.

Bun B reportedly heard the commotion and grabbed his gun. A shootout occurred as the robber attempted to climb into the car. He later took off on foot, leaving his weapon behind and sought medical assistance at the Houston hospital for a gunshot wound to the shoulder.

The suspect was charged on two counts of aggravated robbery with a weapon and one count of burglary.

It isn't known if there were any other members of the family at the home.

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Merriam-Webster Dictionary To Add Eminem's Version Of "Stan"

Out of 640 words added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, Eminem's everlasting interpretation of the word "stan" is among the litany of terms. On Tuesday (April 23), the company tweeted the news with a gif of Beyonce's Homecoming documentary that premiered on Netflix (April 17).

Putting Slim Shady's "Stan" video into literary text, Merriam-Webster defines the title as "an extremely or excessively enthusiastic and devoted fan" or "to exhibit fandom to an extreme or excessive degree: to be an extremely devoted and enthusiastic fan of someone or something." In 2017, the Oxford English Dictionary also added "stan" to its pages.

'Stan' has been added as both a noun and a verb. https://t.co/Dal0N79sAU pic.twitter.com/q1kBkKR1rn

— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) April 23, 2019

In a lyric annotation for Genius, Eminem broke down the latter part of the chorus ("And even if I could it'd all be gray/But your picture on my wall/It reminds me that it's not so bad, it's not so bad"), performed by Dido, and shared how those lines set the stage for the rest of the song.

"When I heard 'your picture on my wall,' I was like 'Yo, this could be about somebody who takes me too seriously.' So I knew what I was going to write about before I wrote it," he said. "A lot of times when I'm writing songs, I see visions for everything I'm writing. This was one of those."

Revisit the 2000 video below.

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