Wayne Marshall, who brought enlightenment you may remember in re. junglists versus gardenists, has a blog. He also has a record, Boston Jerk. In the sleevenotes, he says it bears the same relationship to his dissertation as synthesis does to analysis. And it's really good, weaving together dancehall-inspired beats, collaborations with Jamaican deejays (meaning MCs), field recording type elements, and his own rhyming, to end up somewhere kinda in between Pirate Flava and Original Pirate Material. Makes you think maybe all academics should make records to flesh out their theories and research findings. (Actually, on second thoughts, maybe that's not such a bright idea after all).