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acknowledged, chuck, found, global, going, opening, spike, stuff, up, veterans


By Spike Jonze

source: Times Inc.

Jonze is a director and producer of feature films, music videos, commercials and documentaries

Fast Fact: M.I.A.'s first show of paintings was in 2001. Jude Law was an early buyer of her art



Related article: Paul Krugman

It's funny to think of M.I.A. as influential, because I don't think she ever set out to be influential. The great thing about her is that she doesn't have some global plan. She just has things she cares about and is interested in, from all over the world. She hears huge beats from Angola. She finds a DJ doing amazing stuff in Baltimore. She hears about Aboriginal kids rapping in Australia and thinks nothing of getting on a plane to convince them to do a verse on her song. She reacts to whatever's in front of her: "Those are booming Indian drums," "That is a dope producer," "Those kids are making sick beats."

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 aboriginal中高級[形容詞] 土著的;土著居民的; [名詞] 土著居民; 土生動物(或植物)
 amazing中級[形容詞] 驚人的,令人吃驚的; amaze(使大為驚奇) 的現在分詞
 booming中高級boom(發出隆隆聲;激增;暴漲;興旺) 的現在分詞
 convince中級[動詞] 使信服;說服
 global中級[形容詞] 全世界的
 Indian中級[形容詞] 印度的;印第安的; [名詞] 印度人;印第安人
 influential中級[形容詞] 有影響的
 making中高級make(製造; 使得) 的現在分詞; [名詞] 製造;組合;形成
 producer中級[名詞] 生產者,製造者製片人
 rapping中高級rap(叩擊;敲擊;說唱) 的現在分詞
 reacts中級react(作出反應) 的第三人稱單數現在式
 spike中高級[動詞] 用大釘釘牢;用尖物刺穿; [名詞] 牆頭釘;尖鐵;釘鞋;細高跟
 stuff中級[動詞] 裝;填;塞; [名詞] 材料,原料;物品
 verse中級[名詞] 詩;韻文