ericbarbour wrote:Peter Daou is both crap AND has that paid stink.
And was an unused 22-byte stub for eight years.....until YESTERDAY.
You can thank ResultingConstant, for it, and for the also-crap article about Daou's website Verrit. ResultingC showed up on WP a few months before the 2016 election and did a lot of massaging of articles relating to Hillary Clinton.
Not mentioned: Daou's apparently boundless incompetence, aside from his deep love for Hillary. (Why do powerful people pay him to do things? He's a professional sycophant. Politicians should know better than to give high-ranking jobs to their sycophants. In this case I wonder if the sycophant was a major reason for Clinton's loss.)
Wikipedia also fails to mention Daou's wacko family in any detail, which includes the notorious writer Erica Jong.
As I said, Daou's WP bio was basically written yesterday---one day after this uncomplementary article appeared (which was given as a reference, lol).
https://theoutline.com/post/2207/the-st ... peter-daou
Worse then Verrit is Daou's insane new podcast The Daou of Politics which started this month. Both Verrit and The Daou of Politics were mentioned on the "dirtbag left" podcast Chapo Trap House and they've been talking about him since late August or early September. (Link goes to YouTube video of them talking about Daou.)
The BLP doesn't mention the fact that Daou was conscripted into a Lebanese Christian militia (never named) at the age of 15 during the Lebanese Civil War, but nobody mentioned his early '90s house music career which was written about in Pitchfork magazine:
.....For our purposes, however, the very weirdest thing about Peter Daou is the fact that way back in the early 1990s, he had a career producing underground house music. And a pretty credible one, too: Among his engineering and production credits, highlighted in the “Music” section of his own website, are David Morales’ “Def Klub Mix” of Björk’s “Big Time Sensuality” and Bobby Konders’ Mutabaruka-sampling “The Poem,” a landmark of New York house. He’s best known for his work in a group called the Daou alongside his then-wife, Vanessa Daou. (Even then, you could hardly accuse him of a crippling humility.) Aided by a 13-and-a-half-minute Danny Tenaglia remix, their 1992 track “Surrender Yourself” went to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart. It’s a great track, too—proper, old-school New York house, complete with savage organ stabs, slippery congas, and the kind of stubby bassline that Warp Records’ early signees would adapt for the short-lived Sheffield bleep sound. Frankie Knuckles was a fan, too: You can hear him drop it alongside cuts from Masters at Work, Lil’ Louis, and Ten City in this 1992 set from Hamburg’s Front Club....
....Before embarking upon the Daou, Peter Daou played keyboards on Ralph “DTR” Soler’s 1989 track “Journey Into a Dream,” a limpid deep house tune overlaid with the sounds of orgasm, for New York’s iconic Nu Groove label; Vanessa joined DTR for 1990’s flute-’n’-bleep Nu Groove single “How Many Times? (Unity).” Also in 1990, Peter and Vanessa teamed up with Victor Simonelli and Lenny Didesiderio as Critical Rhythm on two Nu Groove singles: “It Could Not Happen” and “I’m in Love With You.”
Didesiderio is better known as Lenny Dee, the Brooklyn techno pioneer who founded Industrial Strength records in 1991; that label’s first release, Mescalinum United’s “We Have Arrived,” was remixed the following year by Aphex Twin—meaning that in a game of Six Degrees of Separation, thanks to Daou, you can get from Richard D. James to Hillary Clinton in just four steps.
The article also brings up Erica Jong-The Fear of Flying-Arthur Daou-"zipless fucks" because it's bizarrely interesting, and also because Vanessa and Peter Daou did an entire album titled Zipless around the themes in the novel.