Eyes That Can See in the Dark

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August 23, 2007 (link)

4:42 PM

(The M. of 3:54 is not the same as the M. linked at 4:03, just to be clear.)

(Though they do know each other.)

4:03 PM

Good reading. Good pictures, too.

3:54 PM

P: "But...I don't even get the impression that meth is very much fun."
M: "Well, it is if you like to stay up for days at a time."
P: "I guess, but why would a smart girl do a drug like that?"
M: "Dude, out in the midwest, everyone's a tweaker. I asked her once, and she said, 'Well, there's nothing else to do out here.'"
P: "Touché."

2:52 PM

What's that?

A Ciphered Mix For Spherey (1/1997)

Side A:

Side B:

1. Spherey Blank - "What It Means On Sinai"
2. Weather Report - "Boogie Woogie Waltz"
  Embryo comments from Ultra Rare Trax Vol. 2
3. The Fugees - "Nappy Heads (Remix)"
4. Syd Barrett - "Wouldn't You Miss Me (Dark Globe)"
  "Hit me with a hot note and watch me bounce"
5. Ornette Coleman and Pat Metheny - "Song X"
6. Low - "Transmission"
7. Daniel A. Kane - "Cruise Night"
8. Javanese Monkey Chant - "Kecak"
9. Pat Metheny - "Oasis"
10. Terence Blanchard and Branford Marsalis - "Mo' Better Blues"
11. Pharcyde with Brand New Heavies - "Soul Flower"
12. The Police - "Fallout"
  "Exciting musical moments" comment from Ultra Rare Trax Vol. 2, plus explosion from Cymbaline 1970-11-21
13. Bill Frisell - "Washington Post March"
14. Erik Satie - "Son binocle" (Daniel Varsano, piano)

1. Wynton Marsalis - "Flight of the Bumblebee"
  "Orchestral sounds in my head" comment from Elgar BBC disc
2. Pink Floyd - "It Would Be So Nice"
3. Steve Coleman - "Be Bop"
  Wesley Willis comment: "Keep on playing that rap music"
4. Ray Charles - "Losing Hand"
5. Maurice Ravel - "Le Gibet" (Abbey Simon, piano)
6. Jefferson Airplane - "In Time"
7. Living Colour - "Funny Vibe"
8. Hieronymus Firebrain - "You Shine"
9. Astor Piazzolla - "Milonga del Angel"
10. Spherey Blank - "Eight Minutes of Debauchery"
11. Cannonball Adderley - "Mercy Mercy Mercy" (from Radio Days)
12. Spherey Blank - "Cheshire Romp"
13. Spherey Blank - "Gibbering Like Madmen"

Sure, I've done a few of them, yeah.

Really? You'd like to?

Ciphered Mix 2 (7/1997)

Side A:

Side B:

1. a-ha - "Take On Me"
2. Regurgitator - "Social Disaster"
  McCarthy: "Make it tougher to investigate Communists"
3. The Staple Singers - "Why? (Am I Treated So Bad)"
4. Archie Shepp - "Rufus (Swung His Face At Last To The Wind, Then His Neck Snapped)"
5. Count Five - "Psychotic Reaction"
6. Transport to Summer, Charlie Brown - "Kite-Eating Tree"
7. Arnold Schoenberg - "Sommermorgen an einem See" (cond. Dorati)
8. Transona Five - "Reconstitute"
9. Oscar Peterson Trio - "Big Fat Mama"
10. Paquito D'Rivera - "Latin American Suite"
11. Low - "No Need"

1. Jim White - "Burn the River Dry"
2. Pansy Division - "Ring of Joy"
3. Don Cherry - "Multikulti Soothsayer"
4. Paul Winter Consort - "Ave Maria Stella/Andromeda"
5. Bal-Bas-Bow - "Danny DeVito [Garlic Eaters' premix]"
6. Transona Five - "A Radar Screen"
7. Pink Floyd - "If" [live at the BBC, July 16, 1970]
8. Low - "Tomorrow One"
9. The Mothers of Invention - "Wowie Zowie"
10. Weather Report - "Directions"
11. Erik Satie - "D'Holothurnie" (Daniel Varsano, piano)
12. Green Day - "All By Myself"

Well, I'm certainly flattered, so here they are.

You'll notice a few recurring themes, artists...

Ciphered Mix 3 (12/1997)

Side A:

Side B:

1. Bal-Bas-Bow - "I Live" (live at the Downstairs Café, Nov. 15, 1997)
2. Erwin Schulhoff - "Presto con fuoco" from String Quartet No. 1 (Petersen Quartett)
3. Pizzicato Five - "It's a Beautiful Day"
4. Jerky Boys - "Pablo Honey"
5. The Leaders - "Miss Nancy"
  Jerky Boys - "I wanna join with Jim..."
6. Man Is the Bastard - "Tomb Ride"
7. The Ink Spots - "Address Unknown"
8. Low - "Boyfriends & Girlfriends"
9. Kicking Giant - "Untitled [Track 1 from Nature Morte]"
10. Young Pioneers - "Place in the Sun"
11. Jan and Dean - "Little Old Lady from Pasadena"

1. Dub Narcotic Sound System - "Bone Dry"
2. Avail - "Swing Low/F.C.A."
  15 seconds from Jerky Boys 1, track 9 ("Super Across The Way"?)
3. Halo Benders - "Will Work For Food"
4. Pink Floyd - "Fearless"
5. American Analog Set - "On My Way"
6. Jerky Boys - "Sol's Glasses"
7. Body Count - "Cocaine" [i.e. "The Winner Loses"]
8. Neglect - "Downfall"
9. Parliament - "Give Up the Funk"
  Comments from test CD: "Our last track promises to be a bit more lively"
10. Transport to Summer - "Vantage Point"
11. Jerky Boys - "Sol's Warts" (?) + "Egyptian Magician"

...and you'll forgive me, I hope, for playing coy with some of the cassette titles.

Ciphered Mix 4 (6/1998)

Side A:

Side B:

1. George Martin - "A Beginning"
2. Maceo Parker - "The Chicken"
3. The Beatles - "Strawberry Fields Forever (Take 1)"
  "You know, life's not always fair...are they?"
4. Otavalomanta - "Maqui Mañay"
  "On voit...l'accorder!" (from L'Histoire du Soldat, cond. Dutoit)
5. Miles Davis - "Directions II"
6. Transona Five - "Stain"
7. Percy Hill - "Thin Air"
  "Maybe you all are homosexuals too!"
8. Lesion - "You're Gay (But Not Like Homo)"
9. Jerky Boys - "Little Elves"
10. Pride - "MDA Analog"
  "Things splitting and...words rearranging"
11. Blind Faith - "Can't Find My Way Home"
12. Chick Corea & Gary Burton - "Arise, Her Eyes"
13. The Doors - "Yes, the River Knows"
  "A little to the left..." (6 seconds from "J. Spencer - Chimera" sax disc)
14. Pansy Division - "Rock and Roll Queer Bar"
15. Carlo Gesualdo - "Io parto, e non più dissi" (Les Arts Florissants)

1. Slowdive - "Rutti"
2. Igor Stravinsky - "Couplets du diable" (from L'Histoire du Soldat, cond. Dutoit)
3. Spiraling Moons - "Before I Was Born"
  "Those Row-Loff boys write...Tenor Time!"
4. Trilok Gurtu - "Tac, et demi"
  "Port Authority, baby!"
5. Traffic - "Empty Pages"
  "Yeeshkul!"
6. Tribal Tech - "The Big Wave"
7. Sun Ra - "Interplanetary Music"
  [crash cymbals?]
8. The Meatmen - "Untitled [...now with pumice.]"
9. Gong - "Isle of Everywhere"
10. Blind Gary Davis - "Lord, I Wish I Could See"
11. Igor Stravinsky - "Marche triomphale du diable" (from L'Histoire du Soldat, cond. Dutoit)
  8 seconds of silence...
12. The Ink Spots with Ella Fitzgerald - "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall"

Oh, and: 12/27 (44%), 6/23 (26%), 5/22 (23%), 5/27 (19%).

Which, I think, is a surprisingly accurate reflection of how things have changed, over the years.

But on the other hand, 3/27 (11%), 5/23 (22%), 5/22 (23%), 6/27 (22%). That's counting very liberally, though.

(Still, 5.1 is also 5/22, and 5.2 was 7/19, or 37%; 7.1 was, ahem, 2/15.)

It'd be pretty easy to get to 100% under the first of those criteria; feasible under the second, though a little contrived. Fulfilling both, I don't know, but maybe it'd be a fun challenge.

Current music: Helios - Unomia

(Comments for August 23, 2007)

 

Current reading:

a little bit of this, a little bit of that.

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