A scan of the zine spread of Charles' musical humor. On the lefthand page is the list of music terms. On the left, there is an illustration of a yellow jacket sleeping labelled "Yellow Jacket." Beneath the sleeping yellow jacket there's an illustration of a yellow jacket dancing at a disco and this is labelled "Jazz"

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#FromtheVault TSM02 April 2016 Musical Humor by Charles Joseph Smith absolute music -- Music one loves to listen to. allemande -- Means ‘to the mandate!’ bass -- Another word for ‘boss.’ boogie-woogie -- The art of shaking. downbeat -- Being off-rhythm. grand piano -- A piano filled with 1,000 bucks inside. half-note -- A very short note; a postcard. horn -- A corn stalk that shouts. ictus -- The itch. jazz -- A sound of a yellow jacket dancing. kazoo -- A point where the magician disappears. kettledrum -- The sound of boiling tea. note-value -- The cost of a note. organ -- A musical liver. percussion -- Cursing with the use of spitting. recap -- Putting the cap on agai ...

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#FromTheVault: Kid Made Modern [TSM02]

#FromtheVault TSM02 April 2016 Interview w/ Kid Made Modern Welcome to Kid Made Modern, welcome to radical reimagination. KMM is an ever-expanding Chicago hip-hop/R&B collective, first formed by Madison Scion , Palma, Danny K, and Dobear in early 2015. Current core members are Mykele Deville, Madison Scion, Trig, Modaff, Palma, Jeff, and Dobear. RIP to members Danny K and Lo, who are not currently working in the collective but will always be KMM. KMM is the indigenous sound of The Dojo, one of Pilsen’s prolific and always hustling DIY venues, but more importantly a home and haven for collaboration between musicians, artists, and activists building a new movement here ...

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