YAM011 is almost done. The Lima Film Fest ends tonight, so I’ll be closing the issue — hopefully on time, for a release on the 15th at 00.00hr. My timezone, not yours. GMT -5, FYI.
While I was writing the editor’s note — and addressing everyone on the Facebook group — I wondered what to call YAM readers. I thought YAMMIES would be nice, but then the Urban Dictionary told me those are tits/knockers. But then again, Penn & Teller said that pretty much any noun in plural can mean knockers. LOL Watermelons, lemons, air bags. There you go, wouldn’t be much of a difference.
So… then I thought about YAMMERS, but that can’t be good, right? So maybe YAMMIES is fine. Sounds a bit like “jammies” because you know… I’m a Spanish speaker. To me, the sound of a Y with a vowel, and the sound of a J with a vowel is the same. When I first moved to Canada, Yellow and Jello were the same to me. Well, I still can’t get it right. Frak.
Anyway, it’s getting late. I just wanted to post the streams to some of the albums we are reviewing and rating in the new edition of YAM. Not all, but most of them~ Thank you, Xiami ;P
- Julieta Venegas – Otra Cosa
- The Dirty Projectors + Bjork – Mount Wittenberg Orca
which you can buy here. I did.
all proceedings go to the National Geographic Society Oceans Initiative.
- Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
- Lee-hom Wang – 18 Martial Arts
- Jing Chang (Zhang Yunjing) – The Opposite Me*
- Macy Gray – The Sellout*
- Nick Chou – First Album*
* denotes that they have a written review.
Anyway, happy listening! Off to zzzz. Busy day today.