Saturday, March 13, 2010

Also listened to:

Broadening my already broad musical horizons with:

So You Ran -- Orion the Hunter.

I'm progressing by regressing, having just bought a turntable. Yes, vinyl records. I'm well on my way to becoming a hipster music snob. And my first record is appropriately obscure, although I'm sure hipsters at the time considered it tripe: little-known Boston offshoot Orion the Hunter, a band I happened upon by chance while looking for records online. The LP has a few decent songs on it, but this one is definitely my favorite. Nice to know that there are some dusty 80s diamonds still left to be found.

Wet Wipe Riddim -- Ginz & Kool Money Kwame.

Ever heard of dubstep or grime? This is it. Trippy wizards in a laserbeam fight.

Rhinestone Eyes -- Gorillaz.

Enjoying the chorus of this song for as long as I can until they're playing it on the PA at Hot Topic and I'm sick of it and disavow ever having heard it before.

Rocket (Richard X One Zero remix) -- Goldfrapp.

80s Stevie Nicks vibe. Thanks for playing.

A Lung -- The Knife.

Oh how I love The Knife. Tuneful. Scary. Weird.


Saturday, March 06, 2010

Dust bunny haiku

hardwood floor: lying visible
whisk of broom approach -

Monday, March 01, 2010

Analog Memory

Some things live indefinitely in the dusty recesses of memory.

HBO in the olden days (early- to mid- 80s) used to kill time between the ending of one movie and the beginning of another with a rotating repertoire of short films of varying origin, quality, and subject matter.

I can only remember bits and pieces of some...maybe not enough to ever find them again. But here's one that had enough of an effect on my circa 8-year-old imagination to remind me that it still exists, 25+ years later.