Saturday, February 14, 2004


iron bamboo: straight outta taipei?

Saw this one over at - it's a Taipei Times article about Iron Bamboo, a pseudo-gangsta rap group that's blowing up in Taiwan. What I noticed about this article, beyond just the profile of the group itself, is how snarky and condescending the author, Max Woodworth is. This isn't meant to be a music column or review but dude is actually penning a hit piece masquerading as reporting. Foul ball. Iron Bamboo might be faker than a bootleg VCD sold in a Taipei night market but Woodworth's approach is so self-aggrandizing in its attitude, he might as well just interviewed himself instead.