Sunday, January 20, 2019

What's the Big Hurry dir Sid Davis (1974) Music by Louis Barron

Nightmarish Driver's Ed film from 1974 that's more of an art film than a scare film. It's all audio scenarios of poor driving choices overlaid by junkyard B-role of junked cars getting crushed.  What makes it nearly inaccessible though is the avant-garde electronic score by Louis Barron of Fantastic Planet fame

Friday, January 4, 2019

Forcefeel- Freedom

Chilltronic and downtempo

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Mango Ray- Equity Plateau

Glowy and synthetic

Abolish ICE in 2019

I spent perhaps far too much time making this delightful video that's tangentially about getting rid of ethnic cleansing institutions. 

Sdtrk- Pharmakon- Milkweed Jazkamer- Friends of Satan Godflesh- Ice Nevershatter Yo La Tengo- I Can Feel the Ice Melting

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Forcefeel- 7 Inch Punch

short n punchy

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

No Haven- A Tell

Monday, December 31, 2018

Forcefeel- Neuroboroughs

Exotech Byrdz- Kernel Panic

New on Remsisive Records

Sunday, December 30, 2018

60 Year Vintage: Birth of the Modern 1958

Top Notch Sonics of 1958

1. Bernard Hermann- Vertigo OST
2. Nina Simone- Little Girl Blue
3. The Everly Brothers- "All I Have to Do Is Dream"
4. The Chantels- "Maybe"
5. Blossom Dearie- Give Him the Ooh La La
6. Edgar Varese- Poem Electronique
7. Peggy Lee- "Fever"
8. The Playmates- "Beep Beep"
9. Bo Diddley- Bo Diddley
10. Connie Francis- Who's Sorry Now?
11. Link Wray- "Rumble"
12. Dwight Pullen- "Sunglasses After Dark"
13. The Champs- "Beatnik"
14. Lloyd Price- "Stagger Lee"
15. The Stanley Brothers- "Orange Blossom Special"
16. John Coltrane- Soultrane
17. Buddy Holly - "I'm Gonna Love You Too"
18. The Coasters- "Three Cool Cats"
19. James Brown- "Try Me"
20. Chuck Berry- "Run Rudolph Run"
21. Johnny Cash- The Fabulous Johnny Cash
22. Screamin Jay Hawkins- At Home With Screamin Jay Hawkins
23. Julie London- Blue Moon
24. Floyd Tillman- "This Cold War With You"
25. The Platters- "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"

Five Pods from 2018 in Two Categories

Pretty erratic in my podcast listening, but here's some notables in my feed.  Really though, if you listen to only two podcasts, listen to Citations Needed and Current Affairs.

Top 5 Political Podcasts I listen to

1. Citations Needed
2. Current Affairs/Current Affairs Birdfeed
3. Still Processing
4. Chapo Trap House
5. Michael and Us

Top 5 Entertainment Podcasts I listen to

1. Talking Simpsons/What a Cartoon
2. The Watch
3. How Did This Get Made
4. And Introducing...
5. The Chartographers

Saturday, December 29, 2018

50 Year Vintage: Tabs, Pills, Joints,and Liberation: Musical Snapshots of 1968

Top Long Players of 1968

1. The United States of America- The United States of America
2. The Beatles- The White Album
3. Os Mutantes- Os Mutantes
4. The Zombies- Odessey and Oracle
5. The Rolling Stones- Beggars Banquet
6. David Axelrod- Song of Innocence
7. Tom Dissevelt and Kid Baltan- Song of the Second Moon
8. Scott Walker- Scott 2
9. Salvatore Martirano- L's GA, Ballad Octet
10. Van Morrison- Astral Weeks
11. The Velvet Underground- White Light/White Heat
12. Blue Cheer- Outsideinside
13. Silver Apples- Silver Apples
14. Various- Tropicalia ou Panis et Circencis
15. July- July
16. Grateful Dead- Anthems of the Sun
17. Nico- The Marble Index
18. Joni Mitchell- Song to a Seagull
19. The Kinks- The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society
20. Jose Feliciano- Feliciano!
21. International Harverster- International Harvester
22. Deep Purple- Shades of Deep Purple
23. Letta- Free Soul
24. The Crazy World of Arthur Brown- The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
25. Townes Van Zandt- For the Sake of a Song

Top of the Pops and Deep Cuts of 1968
1. The United States of America- Coming Down
2. The Velvet Underground- Sister Ray
3. Desmond Dekker- The Israelites
4. The Rolling Stones- Street Fighting Man
5. The Zombies- This Will Be Our Year
6. Scott Walker- Plastic Palace People
7. Silver Apples- Program
8. Marvin Gaye- I Heard It Through the Grapevine
9. Deep Purple- Hush
10. The Paragons- Left With a  Broken Heart
11. The Turtles- You Showed Me
12. The Beatles- Happiness is a Warm Gun
13. Jimi Hendrix- Voodoo Chile (Slight return)
14. The Equals- Baby Come Back
15. Grateful Dead- Dark Star
16. Savage Rose- A Girl I Knew
17. The Crazy World of Arthur Brown- Fire
18. Erkin Koray- Mechul
19. Van Morrison- Sweet Thing
20. Delia Derbyshire- Pot Au Feu
21. Terry Callier- Look At Me Now
22. The Doors- Five to One
23. Aretha Franklin- Since You've Been Gone
24. Sandie Shaw- The Same Things
25. Betty Wright- Girls Can't Do What the Guys Do
26. Pink Floyd - Set Controls for the Heart of the Sun
27. Kaleidoscope- Jenny Artichoke
28. Booker T & The MGs- Soul Limbo
29. Gladys Knight and the Pips- Just a Closer Walk With Thee
30. Dusty Springfield- Son of a Preacher Man
31. James Brown- Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud)
32. July- The Way
33. Billy Nicholls- Girl from New York
34. Blue Cheer - Just a Little Bit
35. Tommy James and the Shondells- Crimson and Clover
36. BJ Thomas- Light My Fire
37. The Peddlers- On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
38. Jerry Butler- Never Gonna Give You Up
39. Nazz- Open Your Eyes
40. The Who- Magic Bus
41. Fleetwood Mac- Albatross
42. Judy Street- What
43. Dorothy Ashby- Action Line
44. The Free Design- I Found Love
45. Voices in Latin- Tea for Three
46. Julie London- Louie Louie
47. Serge Gainsbourg- Requiem Pour Un Con
48. Tyrannosaurus Rex- Deborah
49. France Gall- Nefretiti
50. Gordon Lightfoot- The Last Time I Saw Her

Friday, December 28, 2018

40 Year Vintage: Speed, Soul, Flashing Lights, New Waves- 1978

Top Albums of 1978

1. Throbbing Gristle- DOA: The Third and Final Report
2. Devo- Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
3. Buzzcocks- Another Music in a Different Kitchen
4. Ultravox- Systems of Romance
5. Blondie- Parallel Lines
6. Ambassadeur International- Mandjou
7. Kraftwerk- The Man-Machine
8. Various- No New York
9. Harold Budd- The Pavillion of Dreams
10. Black Devil- Disco Club
11. Talking Heads- More Songs About Buildings and Food
12. Big Star- Third/Sister Lovers
13. Magazine- Real Life
14. Haruomi Hosono & Tandanori Yokoo- Cochin Moon
15. Brian Eno- Ambient 1: Music for Airports
16. The Jam- All Mod Cons
17. The Clash - Give Em Enough Rope
18. Steve Reich- Music for 18 Musicians
19. Karen Young- Hot Shot
20. Japan- Adolescent Sex
21. John Carpenter- Halloween OST
22. The Rolling Stones- Some Girls
23. Public Image- Public Image
24. The Cars- The Cars
25. Roy Ayers- You Send Me

Top Tracks of 1978
1. Buzzcocks- "Ever Fall In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)"
2. Kraftwerk- "Neon Lights"
3. Public Image- "Public Image"
4. Heatwave- "The Groove Line"
5. Big Star- "Kangaroo"
6. Sylvester- "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)"
7. Elvis Costello & the Attractions- "What's So Funny About Peace Love and Understanding"
8. The Cure- "10:15 Saturday Night"
9. Karen Young- "Hot Shot"
10. Erotic Drum Band- "Love Disco Style"
11. Cheryl Lynn- "Got to Be Real"
12. The Normal- "Warm Leatherette"
13. Japan- "The Tenant"
14. Earth Wind and Fire- "September"
15. The Records- "Starry Eyes"
16. Siouxsie and the Banshees- "Hong Kong Garden"
17. Gang of Four- "Damaged Goods"
18. The Cars- "Just What I Needed"
19. Two Man Sound- "Que Tal America"
20. Blondie- "Heart of Glass"
21. Magazine- "The Light Pours Out of Me"
22. Black Devil- "No Regrets"
23. The Rezillos- "Someone's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonight"
24. The Bombers- "Everybody Get Dancing"
25. Dinosaur- "Kiss Me Again"
26. Foxy- "Get Off"
27. Human League- "Being Boiled"
28. Grateful Dead- "Fire On the Mountain"
29. The Mekons- "Where Were You?"
30. Roy Ayers- "Sweet Tears"
31. The Undertones- "Teenage Kicks"
32. Devo- "Gut Feeling/Slap Your Mammy"
33. The Who- "Who Are You"
34. Human Egg- "Love Like This"
35. The Cramps- "Human Fly"
36. Ryuichi Sakamoto- "Plastic Bamboo"
37. Luv You Madly- "Fleurette Africaine"
38. The Police- "Roxanne"
39. Bohannon- "Summertime Groove"
40. Donna Summer- "Last Dance"
41. XTC- "Statue of Liberty"
42. Talking Heads- "Warning Sign"
43. Queen- "Bicycle Race"
44. 999- "Homicide"
45. The Walker Brothers- "The Electrician"
46. Smokey Robinson- "Why You Wanna See My Bad Side"
47. The Only Ones- "Another Girl, Another Planet"
48. Be-Bop Deluxe- "Electrical Language"
49. Stiff Little Fingers- "Suspect Device"
50. The Fall - "Repetition"

Thursday, December 27, 2018

30 Year Vintage: College Collage, Collagen, and Construction- 1988

Top LPs of 1988

1. Sonic Youth- Daydream Nation
2. My Bloody Valentine- Isn't Anything
3. Ministry- The Land of Rape and Honey
4. Public Enemy- It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
5. Spacemen 3- Playing With Fire
6. 808 State- Newbuild
7. Jane's Addiction- Nothing's Shocking
8. Cocteau Twins- Blue Bell Knoll
9. Faust- 71 Minutes Of…
10. Hugo Largo- Drum
11. Stetsasonic- In Full Gear
12. Mr Fingers- Ammnesia
13. Galaxie 500- Today
14. EPMD- Strictly Business
15. Loop - Fade Out
16. Big Daddy Kane - Long Live the Kane
17. Cowboy Junkies- The Trinity Sessions
18. Dog-Faced Hermans- Humans Fly
19. Ultramagnetic MCs- Critical Beatdown
20. The Feelies- Only Life
21. Mudhoney- Superfuzz Bigmuff EP
22. Prince- Lovesexy
23. AR Kane - 69
24. Metallica- …And Justice for All
25. Pailhead- Trait

Top Trax of 1988

1. Public Enemy-  "Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos"
2. My Bloody Valentine-  "Lose My Breath"
3. JVC Force-  "Strong Island (The Blue Mix)"
4. Sonic Youth-  "Teenage Riot"
5. Jamie Principle-  "Baby Wants to Ride"
6. NWA-  "Fuck Tha Police"
7. Talking Heads-  "Nothing But Flowers"
8. A Guy Called Gerald-  "Voodoo Ray"
9. Pixies-  "Where is My Mind"
10. De La Soul-  "Potholes on My Lawn"
11. And Also the Trees-  "From the Silver Frost"
12. Young MC-  "Bust a Move"
13. 808 State-  "Flow Coma"
14. Stetsasonic-  "In Full Gear"
15. Inner City-  "Big Fun"
16. Brian Wilson-  "Love and Mercy"
17. Bam Bam-  "Where's Your Child"
18. Living Colour-  "Cult of Personality"
19. EPMD-  "I'm Housin"
20. They Might Be Giants-  "Ana Ng"
21. Q. Lazzarus-  "Goodbye Horses"
22. Siouxsie and the Banshees-  "Peek-A-Boo"
23. Leonard Cohen-  "Everybody Knows"
24. Neneh Cherry-  "Buffalo Stance"
25. Cowboy Junkies-  "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"
26. Hugo Largo-  "Grow Wild"
27. Model 500 -  "Interference"
28. Unique 3-  "The Theme"
29. Prince-  "Alphabet St"
30. Spacemen 3-  "Revolution"
31. Big Daddy Kane-  "Ain't No Half-Steppin"
32. Royal House-  "Can You Party (Club Mix)"
33. Fastbacks-  "Wrong Wrong Wrong"
34. Biz Markie-  "Visions"
35. The  Vaselines-  "Jesus Wants Me For a Sunbeam"
36. Al B Sure-  "Night and Day"
37. The Jesus and Mary Chain-  "Sidewalkin"
38. JJ Fad-  "Blame It on the Muzick"
39. Enya-  "Watermark"
40. Monie Love-  "I Can Do This"
41. Dinosaur Jr-  "Freak Scene"
42. Erasure-  "A Little Respect"
43. REM-  "Orange Crush"
44. The Pogues -  "If I Should Fall from Grace With God"
45. My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult-  "The Devil Does Drugs"
46. Nirvana -  "Big Cheese"
47. 1000 Homo DJs-  "Apathy"
48. Lil Louis-  "The Original Video Clash"
49. Doug E Fresh and the Get Fresh Crew-  "Keep Risin To the Top"
50. Laurent X-  "Machines"

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

20 Year Vintage: Ravers and Bangers of 1998

Top Albums of 1998

1. Boards of Canada- Music Has the Right to Children
2. Herbert- Around the House
3. Hum- Downward is Heavenward
4. Outkast- Aquemini
5. Air- Moon Safari
6. Cat Power- Moon Pix
7. Lauryn Hill- The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
8. Gas- Konigsforst
9. Massive Attack- Mezzanine
10. Urban Tribe- The Collapse of Modern Culture
11. Boredoms- Super AE
12. Neutral Milk Hotel- In An Aeroplane Over the Sea
13. Destiny's Child- Destiny's Child
14. Total- Kima, Keisha, and Pam
15. Fatboy Slim- You've Come a Long Way, Baby
16. Dalek- Negro Necro Nekros 
17. Jay-Z- Vol 2…Hard Knock Life
18. The Beta Band- The Three Eps
19. Radiohead- Airbag/How's My Driving
20. Pole- CD 1
21. Wagon Christ- Tally Ho!
22. Gabrage- Version 2.0
23. Miss Kittin and the Hacker- Champagne EP
24. Various- Sushi 4004: The Return of Japanese Clubpop
25. Belle and Sebastian- The Boy With the Arab Strap

Top Tracks of 1998

1. Neutral Milk Hotel- "In an Aeroplane Over the Sea"
2. Boards of Canada- "Telephasic Workshop"
3. Destiny's Child- "Get on the Bus"
4. Lisa Germano- "Reptile"
5. Air- "Kelly Watch the Stars (Moog Cookbook mix)"
6. Herbert - "So Now"
7. Lauryn Hill- "Doo Wop (That Thing)"
8. Noreaga- "Superthug"
9. Massive Attack- "Angel"
10. Adult.- "Dispassionate Furniture"
11. PJ Harvey- "Sweeter Than Anything"
12. Aaliyah - "Are you That Somebody"
13. Mu-Ziq- "Brace Yourself (Remix)"
14. Beck- "Nobody's Fault But My Own"
15. Thievery Corporation- "So Com Voce"
16. Cat Power- "Color and the Kids"
17. Miss Kittin and the Hacker- "Frank Sinatra"
18. The Pastels- "One Wild Moment (Stereolab mix)"
19. Total- "Trippin"
20. Brandy and Monica- "The Girl is Mine (The Architechs mix)"
21. The Beta Band- "She's the One"
22. Susumu Yokota- "Amanogawa"
23. Garbage- "Special"
24. Fatboy Slim- "The Rockafella Skank"
25. Quasi- "California"
26. Fennesz- "Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)"
27. Busta Rhymes- "Gimme Some More"
28. Grace Jones and the Radio Science Orchestra- "Storm"
29. The Stone Roses- "Fool's Gold (Grooverider mix)"
30. Monifah- "Touch It"
31. Handsome Boy Modeling School- "Holy Calamity (Bear Witness II)"
32. Chicks on Speed- "Eurotrash Girl"
33. Stephen Emmanuel presents Colours- "Hold On (Se22 mix)"
34. Beastie Boys- "Intergalactic"
35. Belle and Sebastian- "Sleep the Clock Around"
36. Klimperei & Pierre Bastien- "Morceau En Forme Des Pinces"
37. Plone - "Plock"
38. Madonna- "Frozen"
39. Elliott Smith- "Waltz # 1"
40. Timbaland ft Jay-Z- "Lobster & Scrimp"
41. Rage Against The Machine- "No Shelter"
42. Meat Beat Manifesto- "Oblivion/Humans"
43. Gus Gus- "Purple (Sasha vs The Light mix)"
44. Ice- "Trapped in Three Dimensions"
45. Solvent- "My Blue Car"
46. Little Computer People- "Little Computer People"
47. Whitney Houston- "It's Not Right, But It's Okay"
48. Armand Van Helden- "You Don't Know Me"
49. Kenickie- "Stay in the Sun (Fridge mix)"
50. Super_Collider- "Darn (Cold Way O'Love)"