Month: May 2002

two mixes to rule them all.

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i finished up “electronica” an 80-minute mix the other day. tonight i’m hard at work on “avant garde” a mix of new classical music. i hope to have it completed by saturday, the 18th. the “electronica” mix turned out exceptionally well. i worked hard to mix together 14 songs and they hang well together. these are the first mixes i’ve done since my 9-11 mixes. i made three mix cds shortly after the attack on […]

Avant Garde

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Avant Garde – 16 May 2002 It is necessary to be a seer, to make oneself a seer. The poet makes himself a seer by a long, immense and reasoned unruliness of the senses…. He attains the unknown. — Arthur Rimbaud TRACKS Frédéric Chopin – Nocturne, Op. 37, No. 1 Astor Piazzolla – La Calle 92 John Adams – Lollapalooza Erik Satie – Gnossienne No. 4 Red Byrd – So elle encina Brodsky Quartet – […]

Electronica

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Electronica – 10 May 2002 Fainthearted animals move about in herds. The lion walks alone in the desert. Let the poet always walk thus. — Alfred de Vigny TRACKS Daft Punk – Superheroes Roni Size/Reprazent – New Forms freQ. NASTY & B.L.I.M. – The Desert Music (Remix) Crystal Method – She’s My Pusher Basement Jaxx – Yo-Yo Underworld – Kittens Chemical Brothers – Galaxy Bounce Coldcut – Music for 18 Musicians (Remix) The Age of […]

plenty o’ blogs.

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there’s been a rash of articles lately about blogging. here’s a couple appearing today in salon [1] [2]. enjoy. as the semester draws to a close, this blog will probably go on hiatus. i’ll be busy with … life … this summer. the blog always feels slightly unreal, though there are plenty of readers my hit logs would attest. i’m working on a two mix series of CD mixes. the first, an electronic mix, is […]

the head on the door was a dream.

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the semester has gone quickly. tomorrow’s the last day of classes for my web journalism class. a camera crew will be there to do some recording for a promotional video. it’s been a good semester overall. i’m looking forward now to having some time off. i’m planning to be at a couple of conferences this summer. had lunch with j. yesterday. she’s presenting at two conferences this summer – one in korea and another in […]

can you believe.

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i’m listening to greg brown tonight. can you believe this guy? his music is so good. i especially recommend his recent “covenant.” there was this article in the new york times this weekend about an 80’s revival — talking about the twenty year cycle of popular culture. the 70’s are passe and the 80’s are here. i’m so glad. the 70’s were such a down time for music, and the 80’s had such great things […]

working the mix.

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i’m listening to chopin tonight. nocturnes. my brother came down to the city last weekend for a visit. had a good time. we wandered through various high-end audio stores. said brother recently spent a load on some new home theater gear. as he moves into 7-channel audio & video, i remain resolutely with 2-channel audio. movies are good, but personally i’m mostly interested in the fidelity of my music collection. the classical cd club convinced […]