Mainstream Thai Funk Sample

Tracing a sample from Thai funk –> modern hip hop:
I saw this particular song filter through Soundcloud and various Thai funk compendiums over the past five years; what a great riff!

Original (Onuma Singsiri – Mae Kha Somtam):

July 2017 Usage (Action Bronson – The Chairman’s Intent):

On a related note, it’s great to see the resurgence of Ajarn Chawiwan in Thailand again – I’ve seen her a lot on TV recently. I have footage from when she performed at our wedding oh so long ago. I want to show it to her sometime soon.

Plimpton 322 and Base 60

This is a crazy interesting video:

“Babylonian mathematics may have been out of fashion for more than 3,000 years, but it has possible practical applications in surveying, computer graphics and education. This is a rare example of the ancient world teaching us something new.”

Thai Beef Meets US Beef

I offered the ox a taste of beef, but he refused, saying that he was Hindu, and although this could be viewed as narcissistic, it hardly hinted at cannibalism. “Besides,” he said, “where I’m from, ‘corn fed’ isn’t a compliment.”