Thursday, September 22, 2005

So, over at Music Thing today there was a link to Dosh from Anticon playing a track live, and building it up each bit at a time, with some sort of phrase sampler. It's kind of neat. Check it out.

There's also a link to some junior high band playing two tracks by DJ Shadow (from Endtroducing), the link seems to have died, so I won't post it right now. Hopefully someone will mirror it soon.

The droogs in the Cloudwave Network met again tonight. We were kind of off tonight, not nearly as good as last week. But we got some things hashed out for the Autumn Chill event coming up that we're throwing. By the way, that's going to be October 29th, at the Agri Park in Fayetteville. Starting at 2 PM. Hopefully we'll have more information up on the website soon, after we finish a flyer. Then the media barrage will begin in earnest.

Oh yeah, and if you're online, and want to hear some cool stuff, check out ResonanceFM, some very diverse music coming out of London. Worth listening to.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

My friend and former KXUA compatriat (I used to have a radio show; he still does, the "Concrete Schoolyard") Will (aka Luminfire) has a website. He gave me a CD of some hip-hop mashups that he mixed together, a few months ago. It's very very good, if you're into hip-hop at all. I'm sure if you go to his website and ask him if you could have a CD, that he might send you one.

I love his hip-hop show, but I really miss Cipolin Structure, his old show. That show was devoted to so-called IDM and ambient types of music. Anybody listen to KXUA religiously? Is anybody doing a show like that lately? Bo's Digital Earthquake (on Sunday nights) is cool, but more varied in its thematic content, you might say, being devoted to all sorts of electronic music. Sometimes you just need some Autechre jittering away in the background, you know?

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Ken has been doing something recently over on his blog, namely posting some poetry. Not to echo him, but I felt inspired to do the same sort of thing. Here is a poem by Wallace Stevens, titled, the Snowman (I felt that since Winter is approaching, that this was an appropriate time of year to post it):

One must have a mind of winter
To regard the frost and the boughs
Of the pine-trees crusted with snow;

And have been cold a long time
To behold the junipers shagged with ice,
The spruces rough in the distant glitter

Of the January sun; and not to think
Of any misery in the sound of the wind,
In the sound of a few leaves,

Which is the sound of the land
Full of the same wind
That is blowing in the same bare place

For the listener, who listens in the snow,
And, nothing himself, beholds
Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Meme of the Unknown Blogger (which started here). Ok, the other day Steven tagged me, as someone you should be reading. I'm going to continue the trend.

The next unknown blogger you probably should be reading is, to be fair and honest, written by a (kind of... ok... not really famous) dead man. It's the diary of Samuel Pepys, in sequential blog form. So, tag, Mr. Pepys. You're it. And may God have mercy upon your soul.

If you prefer your blogs to be written by the living, then might I suggest Accordian Guy? He's totally cool. And stuff.
One of my favorite songs is Here He Comes, by Brian Eno, off of the album Before And After Science. (It's the 6th track, if you want to listen to a preview) It's a vocal gem, really. What I love about Eno, other than the fact that he basically invented 'ambient music,' is that he has a relatively weak voice, which I identify with. But he's able to sometimes craft these absolutely beautiful vocal harmonies, despite the weak voice. And, of course, being Brian Eno, the lyrics mean absolutely nothing. (Feeling creatively empty? Try the Oblique Strategies!)

Want to listen to some good ambient music? Try Blue Mars.