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sotd: 20080813: early city
2478.000 I had to wake up before 4 this morning to take my son and his
girlfriend to the airport for their trip to paris and germany. I
went to bed at 2, and of course slept fitfully for a whole 90 minutes.

I played todays song over and over as I drove back into the city with
the windows down. it was like driving at night, but it was early
morning. it did not feel like early morning at all. it was cool and
beautiful.

I was in love with the city as I drove up north temple, then up south
temple... for some reason south temple is one of my favorite
streets. from the airport (where the international terminal is open
in the morning!) to the center of the city, to the university of utah
in 20 minutes.

Salt Lake is so small and compact. it has so much going on. I love
the artistic and underground criticisms and expressions people make
about the city. the movies, the music, the weirdness. the wacky
church hegemony gives rise to an equally wacky counter point
underground that sneakily infuses so much. it felt like the whole
city was quiet and waiting for all the hustle and bustle of the day
to start. and who knows, maybe there will be more rebellious
expression and more wacky cult videos and more surprises for the city
to germinate and grow.

NO.1 3:13 BoA BEST OF SOUL 7/15/08 12:40 PM 8/13/08 2:50 PM
Electronica/Dance 2 192 kbps 4.5 MB

08 NO.1.mp3

comment blog 2008-08-13 15:31:19


sotd: 20080812: mellow skullies in bronze
2477.000 here is something gently warm and cool. good to work too...good to
nap too.

Have you ever seen a team more happy to get the Bronze medal than the
US gymnastics team?

Second Sight- Version Phoneheads feat. Mark Klement 4:51 Phoneheads
Plays 5/9/08 2:09 AM 8/12/08 10:22 AM Electronic 1 202 kbps (VBR) 7.1 MB

13 Second Sight- Version Phoneheads feat. Mark Klement.mp3

comment blog 2008-08-12 10:32:24


sotd: 20080811: yeah yeah...
2476.000 so not to many songs of the day lately. just not too inspired...
perhaps oversaturated? or perhaps the coolest things I've heard, I
don't know how to get...

but this little tune is lovely.

oh, and are you watching the Olympics? Anyone see the 400m
freestyle relay yesterday? IT WAS FREAKING AWESOME! Five of the
teams beat the world record. And the US team beat it by over 3
seconds! As you all know, I love swimming, so it's been great fun
to watch. Last nights race was super close. it was FREAKING AWESOME!

So weit 4:58 Urbs Toujours le m=EAme film 6/6/08 10:23 AM 8/11/08 =
1:35
PM Electronic 2 179 kbps (VBR) 6.4 MB

01 So weit.mp3

comment blog 2008-08-11 13:41:24


sotd: 20080808: i love 8 bit
2475.000 I got this song from 8bitpeoples.com

And today I also got old school 8-bit video games to play! woot!

A room, broom, guy and a mirror 3:53 Lo-bat. 8/8/08 9:01 AM
Electronic 128 kbps 3.6 MB

200807A_room_broom_guy_and_a_mirror.mp3

comment blog 2008-08-08 12:57:07


sotd: 20080807: first thursday song
2474.000 I was hoping to send out a new song of my own creation using a tiny
little theremin like device you can probably get on http://
verycoolthings.com. But I have a few unexpected audio recording
problems to work out first.

Instead, you will be hearing the first song I heard this morning.

Xilo 3:55 Gui Boratto Chromophobia 7/20/08 3:23 AM Electronic 174
kbps (VBR) 4.9 MB

10 Xilo.mp3

comment blog 2008-08-07 13:28:44


2473.000 Raspberry Apricot Jam:

in food processor make:

2 cups Apricots
3 cups raspberrys

place in stock pot

add sure-jell pectin

heat on high stirring constantly

Optional Ingredients

add 1/2 - 2 teaspoons of vanilla
add 1/2 - 1 teaspoon of almond extract
add key lime juice 2-5 teaspoons to taste

cook until full roiling boil for a 1 or 2 minutes

add 7 cups sugar **NO MORE THAN THAT**

*** secret ingredient (besides keylime juice) Add 1 teaspoon to 1 shot of saki to mellow sweetness *** note that the alcohol burns off and it might take some time (a couple weeks) for the jam to mature into a delicious flavor. The saki may be added while boiling. Make sure it boils to remove all the alcohol. I've seen other ingredients added, such as Grand Marnier or Amaretto to jams.


bring again to full roiling boil for 1 or 2 minutes

jar
wipe edges clean for sealing lids
place sealed jars into canning pot for 35-45 minutes

comment blog 2008-08-05 17:47:12


sotd: 20080805: tuesday, what monday?
2472.000 I had the song of the day yesterday, but I didn't send it out. Upon
hearing it on my super mega mix, all I could think was "And now back
to our regularly scheduled program", after a week of travels and
doing stuff and living "on vacation".

But Monday was crazy busy, and full of deep insights that mean
what? I'll have to wait and see.

This mornings deep insight is this:

The internet is so cool because there are so many little things that
make it cool. Certainly the underlying tech is cool and useful and
very inspiring, but what makes the web and the net so cool, what has
always made things interesting to other people is how much there
is... how much variety of things are on the net. everyone that adds
one more thing, one more program, one more article, a wikipedia, a
search engine, a store, a blog, a game, a song, a picture. It all
adds up. It all accretes to form something continually getting more
and more important and interesting.

of course that idea of a thousand little continuous accretions is
something that might be useful in my own little project.

but for now,

Back to our regularly scheduled program:

Action Plus 2:41 Ventures Walk-Don't Run--the Best of the Ventures
9/6/06 10:44 AM 8/5/08 12:16 PM Rock 4 192 kbps 3.7 MB

Until I looked up what song it was on my megamix, I assumed it was a
modern piece redone to sound like some sixties surf music... I guess
I should have known it was only the best surf guitar band ever. Why
is it I like the TV sounds of 60's and 70's shows I saw as reruns as
a kid? I guess they are pretty happy.

21 Action Plus.mp3

comment blog 2008-08-05 12:27:46


sotd: 20080801: NEW GRACE JONES!
2471.000 Oh happy day, a new Grace Jones song. And a cool video to go with it!

I guess my slave status is now renewed!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgMn2OJmx3w

Corporate Cannibal 5:52 Grace Jones 8/1/08 12:46 PM 192 kbps 8.1 MB

20080801_GraceJones_CorporateCannibal.mp3

comment blog 2008-08-01 12:49:49


sotd: 20080731: I like this song oh it's ....
2470.000 I like this song. And I like how it starts. I like the groove and
the "do do do".

so it was a nice surprise that it turned out to be Duran Duran.

you may have noticed that I have not been sending out a song EVERY
SINGLE DAY. well, I have a house guest, and I've been busy at work
and trying to recover from taking the weekend for fun... still need
to grout the floor for instance.

And in that vein, I made some more apricot jam this morning.

and the batch of jam from two weeks ago that I thought was not so
good, turned itself into something rather spectacular.

does that mean saki is the best secret ingredient ever? I'll find
out with this batch of apricot... see what happens.

anyone want to be a guinea pig?

Taste The Summer 3:53 Duran Duran Astronaut 4/6/08 6:05 PM 7/31/08
1:20 PM Pop 3 192 kbps 5.4 MB

07 Taste The Summer.mp3

comment blog 2008-07-31 13:41:08


sotd: 20080729: you might still see it in the desert
2469.000 trying to find a song of the day... interesting dreams... art
making... music... robots...

what song of the day?

how can I get my hands on some shinichi osawa?

oh, this is perfect!

Little Fluffy Clouds - Orb 4:04 Various Artists Logic Trance 2 (Disc
1) 9/6/06 10:43 AM 7/29/08 11:10 AM Electronica/Dance 5 215 kbps
(VBR) 6.3 MB

02 Little Fluffy Clouds - Orb.mp3

comment blog 2008-07-29 11:23:27


sotd: 20080728: first mega mix song
2468.000 I've put in a new mega mix, and this is the first song.

Listening to the new "July 08 mega mix" on the drive home from
southern utah I found a few parts I didn't like, but I like the first
song. it has a certain hot summer monday feel to it.

Indecipherable - The Love Of Apricot Blossom Stream 2:11 Various
Artists Teen Dance Music From China And Malaysia 6/6/08 10:23 AM
7/28/08 3:17 PM Reggae 3 222 kbps (VBR) 3.5 MB

01 Indecipherable - The Love Of Apricot Blossom Stream.mp3

comment blog 2008-07-28 15:24:29


sotd: 20080727: goblin reefer?
2467.000 yesterday was an adventure day to Goblin Valley and Capitol Reef.

We listened to much music. And I watched some Spirited Away while
Dorian drove. Spirited Away goes with Goblin Valley really well, but

I didn't think about it until just now. It was remarked that many
goblins look like various Pokemon.

=E7=A5=9E=E3=81=95=E3=81=BE=E9=81=94 3:00 =E4=B9=85=E7=9F=B3=E8=AD=B2=
Spirited Away - =E5=8D=83=E3=81=A8=E5=8D=83=E5=B0=8B=E3=81=AE=E7=A5=
=9E=E9=9A=A0=E3=81=97
=E3=82=B5=E3=82=A6=E3=83=B3=E3=83=89=E3=83=88=E3=83=A9=E3=83=83=E3=82=AF =
9/6/06 10:46 AM 3/5/08 11:06 AM Soundtrack 2
192 kbps 4.2 MB

One thing about watching the movie is how often I paused it. partly
to talk to Dorian and partly to look at the pictures closely, or just
to check the road, or where we were going.

One picture from the movie really inspired me. It's one of the vases
in Yubaba's apartment that Chihoro walks by. It's a great image all
on it's own. It has me thinking...

oh, and I wondered about the basalts scattered all over the place.
how did they get there?
http://www.nps.gov/care/naturescience/blackboulders.htm

what would cause such big debris flows?

Sometimes it's easy to feel that the stones or mountains are alive...
that they are beings of their own... quietly waiting... patient.
Clearly the black ones have moved all around. I've always felt that
animism is a powerful way to understand and interact with the world.
When I first viscerally understood that idea, it was in Southern
Utah... spirited away.

link to google route:
http://maps.google.com/maps?
f=d&hl=en&geocode=476665034484732132,38.287594,-111.247582%
3B2619587574439663360,39.631240,-111.861660&saddr=salt+lake+city
+utah&daddr=goblin+valley+utah+to:UT-24+%4038.287594,+-111.247582+to:
39.520992,-111.879272&mra=dme&mrcr=2&mrsp=3&sz=8&doflg=ptm&sll=39.410733
,-111.137695&sspn=2.87307,3.740845&ie=UTF8&ll=39.538205,-111.329441&spn=
2.867823,3.740845&z=8

One place we went was here:
http://maps.google.com/maps?
f=d&hl=en&geocode=476665034484732132,38.287594,-111.247582%
3B15988456222133277435,39.520722,-111.867901&saddr=salt+lake+city
+utah&daddr=goblin+valley+utah+to:38.287798,-111.237109+to:UT-24+%
4038.287594,+-111.247582+to:UT-28+%4039.520722,
+-111.867901&mra=dpe&mrcr=1&mrsp=2&sz=16&via=2&doflg=ptm&sll=38.287848,-
111.233933&sspn=0.011402,0.014613&ie=UTF8&ll=38.290686,-111.228966&spn=0
.005701,0.007306&t=h&z=17

comment blog 2008-07-27 12:16:48


sotd: 20080725: still sleepy
2466.000 it's strange to leave the office at sunset in the summer. trying to
get a vpn working inside another firewall. Maybe my techiest friend
on this list can make a suggestion?

I thought this morning that maybe if I turn off routing I can let my
vpn live inside and outside the same network transparently without
compromising security. (I probably just need a whole new setup)

working on tech problems (like getting rid of spam on my blog last
night till 3am) feels like baroque music. rising and falling, then
rising, undulating like waves, but somehow moving forward.

Concerto for oboe, violin, strings & b.c. in D minor BWV 1060 -
Allegro 5:05 Johann Sebastian Bach Double Concertos BWV
1043-1044-1055-1060 9/6/06 10:43 AM 7/25/08 9:30 AM Classical 6 192
kbps 7 MB

comment blog 2008-07-25 09:38:01


sotd: 20080723: recording
2465.000 I love TED.

I've watched so many good things from TED.

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/
matthieu_ricard_on_the_habits_of_happiness.html

create well being... create a sea or an ocean of well-being.

A Recording 4:47 General MIDI MIDI Style 6/6/08 10:22 AM 7/6/08 1:33
PM Electronic 1 162 kbps (VBR) 5.6 MB

MIDI Style_General MIDI_6_A Recording.mp3

comment blog 2008-07-23 23:55:25


2464.000 Pilobolus at TED. As usual, it's awesome!
comment blog 2008-07-22 17:27:16


sotd: 20080722: so groovy
2463.000 I made 13 or 14 bottles of the best apricot raspberry jam yesterday.

it's so good. it makes me happy and mellow...

Nicola Conte 5:51 Bossa Per Due Departures - August 2000 9/6/06 10:43
AM 12/19/05 5:40 PM misc 4 271 kbps (VBR) 11.4 MB
(downsampled for email convenience)

20080722_BossaPerDue_Nicola Conte.mp3

comment blog 2008-07-22 15:58:35


sotd: 20080721: finally
2462.000 Did you have an awesome weekend?

I did. It started Thursday night... I think. I played Bubble Bobble
with my oldest friend and we beat it. It only took me 22 years.

I picked apricots with friends yesterday, so more jam is on the way
for anyone who wants a sample, and I put doown super cool marble tile
in the bathroom.

Saturday night, I saw the most awesome performance at Kilby court,
where I only caught a couple songs!

I'll send something out about that soon enough.

today I'm sending some 8-bit joy because I've been really rocking out
to it in my car. Maybe it was all the Bubble Bobble "endorfuns" and
Qix like fun.

Helix Nebula 2:55 Anamanaguchi Power Supply 4/11/07 6:22 PM 7/21/08
12:42 PM 1 192 kbps 4.1 MB

8bp065-02-anamanaguchi-helix_nebula.mp3

comment blog 2008-07-21 13:13:14


sotd: 20080718: not new to me...but I adore it
2461.000 Yesterday was something new to me... but certainly not new. Well,
here is new, but I've been rocking out to it on my super mega mix
from May for awhile now.

The One You Adore 3:02 Luxxury Rock and Roll (is Evil) 3/27/08 3:02
PM 192 kbps 4.2 MB

10 The One You Adore.mp3

comment blog 2008-07-18 11:30:59


sotd: 20080717: more new... to me
2460.000 One reader turned me onto Daniel Johnston. And I heard one or two
things, and thought. okay. And she shared a cover album of
Johnston tunes with me, and I thought. okay.

But I came across a bunch of songs today and I LOVE them. His way of
singing and the lyrics are so direct. It makes me happy. It's over
20 years old too. So technically, not new, but new to me.

Joy Without Pleasure 1:53 Daniel Johnston Songs of Pain (The Early
Recordings Volume 1) 7/17/08 12:53 PM 7/17/08 12:56 PM Folk 1 248
kbps (VBR) 3.4 MB

03 Joy Without Pleasure.mp3

comment blog 2008-07-17 13:08:49


sotd: 20080716: searching?
2459.000 introspecting?

Here is some new music, I'm really enjoying. I like it's new wave
qualities. You can find it at both emusic and amiestreet

L.E.S. Artistes 3:25 Santogold Santogold 7/14/08 10:05 AM
Alternative 237 kbps (VBR) 5.9 MB

Santogold_Santogold_1_L.E.S. Artistes.mp3

comment blog 2008-07-16 09:50:50


sotd: 20080715: something birthday
2458.000 This list started with one person. It's his birthday. Go buy
something from his website!

http://www.verycoolthings.com

(I just discovered Katsuay Terada!)

He really likes Sinead O'Conner. I don't really. She is an awesome

singer; I'm just not a fan of her music. It's too depressing.
However, I love her rendition of this song. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!

She really is a great singer, and it's quite evident in this song.
And I don't think he has this particular song, so... Happy Birthday
Jason!

You Do Something To Me 2:37 Sin=E9ad O'Connor Red Hot + Blue: =
A Tribute
To Cole Porter 9/6/06 10:46 AM 7/15/08 11:36 AM Jazz 4 =
192 kbps 3.6 MB

03 You Do Something To Me.mp3

comment blog 2008-07-15 11:51:51


sotd: 20080714: monday firsts
2457.000 Today, I had my first un-subscription. I've been saving a song for
unsubscribing. So if any of you want to unsubscribe, just let me
know!. I welcome all unsubscribers; plus, you get a special song for
unsubscribing! (Or conversely, I will torture you with one last
audio missive... )

Alternatively, if any of you would rather receive the emails without
having the songs attached, let me know. It would be just as easy for
me to switch the whole list to a url format. If you have a
preference let me know.

-------------------------------------

Today is Monday, and I have a cache of new music. This first one
seems to win out over all the others because it sounds Monday-ish to me.

Whos Mammie 3:43 Mr Fantastical Inner-dimensional Solo Collaborative
7/14/08 9:41 AM 7/14/08 10:09 AM trip hop/electronic/experimental 1
320 kbps 8.6 MB

(downsampled for your email convenience)

20080714_MrFantastical_Whos_Mammie.mp3

comment blog 2008-07-14 10:56:56


sotd: 20080713: No jam, but driving with marble
2456.000 Yesterday resulted in apricots, but by the time I got home, it was
too late for jam. And I was so tired, I feel asleep when I laid down

for just a minute at 8pm. I did get to hang with family and
friends, watch some Pippi Longstocking, which was dubbed (horribly)
from the original swedish TV show. I also ate the yummiest
cupcakes. I'll be getting more of those things.

But today, listening to this song in the car, I found the marble for
my floor. It's a wonderful combination of brown, black, and creamy
designs. And it wasn't too expensive, so I have a little extra money

for what???

hmmm... maybe art... or maybe something from Ikea... Which would be
a nice drive while listening to new music.

I have a hunch this is a credits song. It sounds so much like those
anime songs where the characters are out on a drive. It gives me the

same good feelings of a happy ending or an interlude before the next
episode starts. working sunday music.

now I'm taking the family to Hellboy.

=E3=83=92=E3=83=88=E3=83=AA=E3=82=B8=E3=83=A1 4:23 =E3=82=B0=E3=83=9F=
CardCaptor Sakura-=E3=82=AB=E3=83=BC=E3=83=89=E3=82=AD=E3=83=A3=E3=
=83=97
=E3=82=BF=E3=83=BC=E3=81=95=E3=81=8F=E3=82=89 =E3=82=B5=E3=83=B3=E3=83=88=E3=
=83=A9 10/17/06 12:22 AM Soundtrack 192 kbps =

6.1 MB

comment blog 2008-07-13 16:51:37


sotd: 20080712: it could be jammy
2455.000 It could be a jammy day. One reader told me of some apricots, and
I'm off to a farmers market. I might finally have my favorite jam
tonight! woot!

Lots of people are having parties tonight and I just want to find a
warmish corner and do some writing with the most delicious raspberry
and apricot jam and peanut butter sandwich and a big glass of milk.

After making the jam, I'll probably want some sort of refreshing
break... it's sweaty work in the summer... but it smells and tastes
so good afterword... like love.

Jah Love Rockers Dub - King Tubby And Friends 3:28 King Tubby Dub
Gone Crazy: The Evolution Of Dub At King Tubby's 1975-19 3/5/08 11:23
PM 7/6/08 1:40 PM Reggae 1 191 kbps (VBR) 4.8 MB

10 Jah Love Rockers Dub - King Tubby And Friends.mp3

comment blog 2008-07-12 10:33:50


sotd: 20080711: I love TED.
2454.000 http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/
ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html
http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/
tony_robbins_asks_why_we_do_what_we_do.html
http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/
ray_kurzweil_on_how_technology_will_transform_us.html

Which was the most enlightening to me? Tony Robbins. You'll meet
your four basic needs. Some people employ...

Obscene Strategies 3:45 Trans Am Sex Change 2/22/07 7:22 PM 7/6/08
1:27 PM Alternative 3 185 kbps (VBR) 5 MB

03 Obscene Strategies.mp3

comment blog 2008-07-11 10:29:04


sotd: 20080710: zut!
2453.000


Yesterday I spent my evening screwing down hardibacker board on the
bathroom floor. Now it's almost time for me to do tile.

I'm thinking about small chocolatey squares... but then I do have
this wonderful blue glass tile too...

Beno=EEt Giga spidou 3:47 Zut Mon oeil ! 3/5/08 11:25 PM =
Soundtrack
215 kbps (VBR) 5.9 MB















comment blog 2008-07-10 10:53:50


sotd: 20080709: moving a reader have some bobobo
2452.000

I love bobobo. It's simple outrageous fun and visually great fun to
watch.

Here is the start of episode 32 part 2.

And a happy song downsized to 192 kbps for your email convenience.

Everbody Goes IIH AAH OOH 3:57 KimLea Everbody Goes IIH AAH OOH
6/16/08 6:46 PM 6/16/08 8:45 PM electronic Dance 1 320 kbps 9.1 MB





20080709_Everbody Goes IIH AAH OOH.mp3














comment blog 2008-07-09 10:14:41


sotd: 20080709: almost forgot
2451.000

I don't want to say miserable...but definitely off kilter.

Even my fortune cookie was strange.

Maybe it's all work and no girlfriend...or maybe it's something
twirly...

I've been lifting the weird funk to some degree by watching Bobobo!
Fighting weird malaise and strange luck with wacky cartoons.

The Girlfriend Of The Whirling Dervish 2:31 Martin Denny Ultra-
Lounge, Vol. 1: Mondo Exotica 1/12/08 1:02 PM 7/8/08 11:59 PM Easy
Listening 1 192 kbps 3.5 MB


14 The Girlfriend Of The Whirling Dervish.mp3


















comment blog 2008-07-09 00:07:51


sotd: 20080706: confession
2450.000 I like porn, but that's not really surprising is it? Besides, that's
not my confession.

One thing I REALLY like about some porno's is when there are
paintings in the backgrounds. Euro porn tends to be better in this
respect. But there is some US porn shot in rich mansions around Los
Angeles that have art on the walls. And I am fascinated by seeing
art in those porno's because it's REAL ART. Sometimes the art looks
really interesting. Gay porno's are sometimes better in this respect.

I saw the movie Hancock the other day. And the PR guys house had
lots of great art. A lovely Ed Ruscha mountain for instance. They
made it look REAL.

There is a scene in the animated movie the Incredibles where the
stretch mom is putting away the laundry. Behind her is a great
little painting. All virtual of course. I found myself just
leaving the TV on with that scene paused at the point where she walks
out of the room, showing the full painting. It had a certain quiet
ordinary Vermeer like beauty about it.

I have a few friends who have paintings hanging in their houses.
For some it's easy to see they are enjoyed. For others I wonder how
the art gets experienced.

How are they experienced? How does it feel for them?

I like putting art in my bedroom. It's the one place where I can
really live with it.

Yesterday at the Springville Art Museum was wonderful. The Wayne
Thiebaud was good. Different in real life. I learned a few
things. He works in an interesting way. Clearly they are paintings
that grow the longer I could spend with them.

But I saw something there out of the corner of my eye. The Spring
Salon show was still up. and there was much local art on display...
and for sale.

And I confess that I saw one painting I want to buy.

The moment it peaked at me through a door way I liked it. I
carefully avoided looking at it when I finally entered the room. I
looked at all the other abstract paintings and that one at the
end. I just couldn't take my eyes off it.

In the museum, there were a few Fairbanks sculptures, I particularly
liked flower girl. It has a certain erotic quality. But this one
painting just grabbed me. I've attached it below. It presents me
with a huge problem.

I could afford to buy it, especially if the artist will do payments
or something.

But I don't know where to put it. It's 94.5" x 120" That is 8
feet by 10 feet. I have maybe two walls in my whole house that
could accommodate it. But that wouldn't make me happy.

I want to live with it. I want to fall asleep and wake up with it.
I want to see it as the light changes over the course of year, hiding
and revealing. I want to know what the blue feels like when I get sick.

perhaps it's Klimt like qualities are what do it for me. I don't know.

I kept looking at it and thought, "I have to live somewhere where I
can hang it". Then I thought, "wouldn't it be great just to sleep
in a sleeping bag under it?"

Really, there must be something wrong with me. Trying to pick out
the song of day and looking at the crappy picture from my phone only
make it worse. The picture seems to respond well to different kinds
of music.

And here is how porno comes into it.

Once in awhile, I come across a porno that has some picture in the
background. And the picture looks so interesting that the reason
for watching the porno (the action) fades into the background as I
pause, skip back and forward in the internet video to get a better
look at the painting in the background.

This is that kind of painting to me.

The artist is Steven Sam Stradley. I've seen some of his work at
Kayo Gallery. Maybe I'll have to go in there on Monday.

Maybe I should email him this song of the day?


Cool Down 3:18 Andy C Drum & Bass Selection 3 9/6/06 10:44 AM 4/8/04
11:28 PM Soundtrack 3 192 kbps 4.6 MB 03 Cool Down.mp3



OHMYGOSH
He is the same artist that did that SUPER awesome 434 panel
installation at Art Access a few months back. Some were good, some
okay. But as a whole it was really interesting.

I think I just better get back to work on that bathroom. Last night
the sink drain disconnected from the old cast iron pipe as I was
putting up sheetrock. somehow I have to fix that. How it never came
out before I'll never know. it wasn't even really screwed in right,
and now it won't screw in at all. The threads have rusted out of
the cast iron.
comment blog 2008-07-06 14:15:17


sotd: 20080705: springville thiebaud
2449.000

I'm off to Springville this morning (finally!) to check out the Wayne
Thiebaud show. If it's awesome, as I expect it to be, I'm sure
you'll hear about it.


Bada Karara Pudna - K. Deep & Jagmohan Kaur 5:33 Various Artists
Punjabi Classico Remix - Vol. 1 5/17/07 3:07 PM 7/5/08 12:49 AM
Reggae 1 185 kbps (VBR) 7.4 MB



09 Bada Karara Pudna - K. Deep & Jagmohan Kaur.mp3












comment blog 2008-07-05 10:03:29


sotd: 20080704: falling in love with the devil
2448.000
comment blog 2008-07-04 17:08:04


sotd: 20080704: An American Composer
2447.000 The Fourth of July. What does it mean? What does freedom mean?

I think freedom and liberty promise to provide two great
opportunities to people. One is that they can be audacious. The
other is that they can live with integrity. All the inventiveness
and creativity of America seems to spring from those two sources.
When the US leads, you see integrity and audacity both on display.
That is perhaps why America always has the quality of being young.
Because youth inevitable seeks integrity and is naturally audacious.

Acting with integrity and audacity is fundamental to self-reliance.

And like many people, Emerson's essays were an enlightenment in my
youth and still are today. Tthe essays were both audacious and
espoused a deep integrity. Something I did not see on much display
as a young person. Emerson's essays helped awaken me to the
possibility that you can actually MAKE a better life as an act of
integrity and audacity.

I'm sure today we will hear about how freedom requires sacrifice.
I've never quite believed that. My experience tells me that a
commitment to integrity and audacity require sacrifice. Freedom and

liberty are the fruits of that labor.

The Declaration of Independence was an act of audacity and a profound

act of personal integrity for the signatories.

When I think about our current political leaders, I think about how
easily they abandoned their oaths to defend and support the
Constitution. And I wonder, how did we get here? How did we get
to a place where the President, the Vice-President, and the bulk of
the Congress and Senate abandoned Habeas Corpus with almost no
discussion?

The constitution in Article one, Section nine states:
"The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended,
unless when in cases of rebellion or invasion, the public safety may
require it."

And I wonder, if you or I took an oath to defend and support the
Constitution, would you so easily ignore this one clause? What kind
of integrity is required to abandon Habeas Corpus? Or is that just
audacity on display? This president is certainly audacious. And he

certainly pays lip service to freedom. But freedom is also freedom
of conscience. Freedom of conscience is about integrity.

I don't see that in our current political and media environment,
where legislators don't even read the bills they vote on.

As an example: Did you know the United States just removed Nelson
Mandela off the terrorist watch list?

http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/07/01/1178457.aspx

What is so insidious is not that Mandela should be on the list. He
SHOULD! He is a known terrorist. He worked with the ANC in violent
conflict against apartheid rule in South Africa. What is insidious,
is that it's an EMBARRASSMENT he is on the list. Not that the list
itself is the problem.

And here is the rub: George Washington was a terrorist. Why isn't
he on the list?

When will integrity come back to America? Only when each of us
insists on it. We allow the media, the media elite, the celebrity,
the pundit, the critic, the politician to disparage acts of
integrity. The naive sensibility of honesty is so easily ridiculed
by the media or political insider -- the honest questions are so
easily glossed over by the "expert". That is where the real danger
lies. Each time we lose or sacrifice or ignore integrity we
sacrifice our freedom.

Audacity, that is not tempered by integrity becomes hubris and
perhaps tyranny.

Company III 1:50 Adele Anthony-Ulster Orchestra-Takuo Yuasa =
Philip
Glass Violin Concerto 9/6/06 10:45 AM 7/4/08 11:47 AM Classical =
3 192
kbps 2.6 MB

=EF=BF=BC

=EF=BF=BC

ps. My favorite founding father is Benjamin Franklin. He had
integrity and audacity in great measure.

03 Company III.mp3

comment blog 2008-07-04 13:29:41


sotd: 20080703: sounds like driving music
2446.000 So Purr Bats were awesome at the Arts Fest. And after Elek came
upstairs wearing the purr bats shirt, that was as good an excuse as
any. Plus it went well with the image I was working on below.

I'm arting out. I've been checking out Gerhard Richter's paintings
(never mind the little cache I scored last night at kayo). Looking
at Richters paintings, I love them! But oddly, I don't really go for
the Richter-esque wash technique I see in so much local art. I
JUST DON'T GET IT! The Richter paintings look like they were fun
to paint. (Especially the "messy" abstracts which remind of some
recent Dennis Philips work) But it's that quality of fun that
attracts me to them. Fun to paint, fun to look at.

Fun to paint. Some of my very early memories are of making
watercolor abstracts by folding the paper to make accidents with the
colors and shapes . And the fun I had looking at them when I opened
them back up. Why was one better than an another? How does a good
one get made? How can you tell the difference? It's funny how 35+
years later, I'm still exploring the ideas I found interesting then.

Ferocious Fire-Breathering Frou-Frous 4:43 Purr Bats And The Cows
Came Home In Pirouette 6/29/08 2:34 PM 7/3/08 11:05 AM Children's
Music 3 192 kbps 6.5 MB

01 Ferocious Fire-Breathering Frou-Frous.mp3

comment blog 2008-07-03 11:57:33


sotd: 20080702: outcast turbans
2445.000 All my projects seem to extend. It's no wonder i like video games.
It gives me a sense of accomplishment. The bathroom just reveals
more to be fixed. eg, the wall.

Here are some outcaste beats. That's actually kinda how I feel!

Tonight is a benefit/auction? at Kayo Gallery at 8p. I got invited,
so I'm passing on the invite to the list. I was told by Shiloh it's
an auction...maybe I'll find something yummy. Guess that means I
should have ramen today.

Niraj Chag: The Firefly 5:38 Niraj Chag Untouchable Outcaste Beats
Vol. 1 9/6/06 10:44 AM 3/7/06 4:38 PM Unclassifiable 2 192 kbps 7.8 MB

12 Niraj Chag_ The Firefly.mp3

comment blog 2008-07-02 12:43:51


sotd: 20080701: I like the music
2444.000 Well, it's been almost 10 days, and I am now finally going to put the
floor down in the new bathroom. Right after I finish eating my
peanut butter and apricot jam sandwich. I cracked open the last jar
of last years Apricot jam. It's a runny but oh so delicious batch.
Those of you with apricot trees have to tell me once they start
turning orange! The best apricot jam comes from still green
apricots. And if anyone on the list wants some, just let me know.

oh, the toasted Gourmandies bread heats up the peanut butter. it's
yummy oozy deliciousness.

But I was going to talk about the bathroom floor. I spent a good
part of Saturday and Sunday working on it. It was so out of level,
i had to piece together a level structure underneath. It should be
much stronger now. I used a box of stainless steel twisty nails I
bought for
super cheap. And it's almost all redwood, so it should not rot out
like the last one. And now it's LEVEL! ...or very nearly.

I'm quite sure that if I had good music playing the whole time, I
probably would have been more productive. Of course, no country,
and nothing to sappy or sleepy.

something like this perhaps, which I've been playing in the car.

Bubblegun 3:40 Bubblegun 100% Martian Milk 3/5/08 11:23 PM
Electronic 212 kbps (VBR) 5.6 MB

02 Bubblegun.mp3



I wonder if we should give the bathroom a name when it's finished? I
wonder if I should paint the walls all cool and wacky?
Maybe I could "quilt" the walls and everyone paint in a square?
comment blog 2008-07-01 11:02:15


sotd: 20080630: arthole at a festival
2443.000 I spent an evening and a couple dark hours at the arts festival.
Wish I could have spent more time. I didn't see everything I wanted
to, but I did catch Purr Bats ( http://purrbats.com/ ) and got a
couple of their tshirts on Friday. I saw Pink Lightning on Saturday,
and got a tshirt. Both were FREAKING AWESOME!

The first day I avoided buying any art. But when I went back at
10:30 on Saturday to see Pink Lightning, that all changed. I picked
up a great little glass piece by Julie Stutznegger ( http://
stutsnegger.wordpress.com ) and I just couldn't get some flies out of
my head. One of my favorite artists, Erin Berrett, ( http://
ewbpaintings.com ) had painted these little flies that I kept
thinking about.

Her paintings are simultaneously painterly, and not painted at all.
They have a quality of arising from the paint itself. The paint is
both thick and thin and makes the pictures look like they came about
from some sort of pigmentary auto-genesis. And they almost always
have horizon lines. Something I myself have enjoyed exploring for
it's own sake.

So here are the two flies I bought and a song to go with them.
Initially, I liked the one on top. but I've become enamored of the
bottom one as it sits on my desk. There is a small divot of paint in
the upper left of the bottom painting that is barely visible in the
photo. I really like it. I love that the flies have a quality of
menace to them too.

Fly 5:40 Cornelius Point 9/6/06 10:43 AM 6/30/08 11:44 AM Electronica/
Dance 7 192 kbps 7.8 MB

10 Fly.mp3


comment blog 2008-06-30 12:29:54


sotd: 20080628: hey baby
2442.000 went to the arts fest yesterday. saw PurrBats! bought their new
album and a couple tshirts.

I'm going again tonight to see Pink Angel. Maybe buy some art.
Probably around 8ish.

And I helped take out some trees. Hopefully that will lead to lots
of good tomatoes.

Now I gotta get to work on that bathroom.

Hey Baby 3:46 Mocean Worker Aural & Hearty 9/6/06 10:45 AM 6/28/08
2:20 PM Electronica/Dance 5 192 kbps 5.2 MB

02 Hey Baby.mp3

comment blog 2008-06-28 14:39:13


sotd: 20080627: what song for trees?
2441.000 Taking out some trees today. Took forever to find the right song.

The Wanton Song 4:10 Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti (Disc 2) 9/6/06
10:45 AM 1/30/05 11:36 AM Rock 1 192 kbps 5.8 MB

2-06 The Wanton Song.mp3

comment blog 2008-06-27 10:16:29


sotd: 20080626: did I mention the chicken?
2440.000 I think Buckethead is cool. the music is really interesting, and the
guitar playing is AWESOME. His songs are crazy good. He plays with
some amazing people. And it's weird stuff, coming from somewhere
else. I love that. Go look up buckethead.

He's coming to Salt Lake in September.

So here is a smattering of Buckethead. I didn't imagine my first
four-some (well, not my first...) was going to be with KFC!

Recreational Cryonics 1:26 Buckethead Funnel Weaver 6/14/08 11:53 AM
6/26/08 1:46 PM Alternative 2 257 kbps (VBR) 2.7 MB

19-Recreational_Cryonics.mp3
Bantam Rising 1:45 Buckethead Funnel Weaver 6/14/08 11:53 AM 6/26/08
2:30 AM Alternative 1 252 kbps (VBR) 3.2 MB

11-Bantam_Rising.mp3
=85 1:34 Buckethead Population Override 6/13/08 3:54 PM =
6/26/08 1:45 PM
Alternative 1 248 kbps (VBR) 2.8 MB

Sky Drones 0:58 Buckethead Funnel Weaver 6/14/08 11:53 AM
Alternative 253 kbps (VBR) 1.8 MB

09-Sky_Drones.mp3
My bed is so comfy.

comment blog 2008-06-26 14:04:55


sotd: 20080625: diablo rides to where?
2439.000 I don't usually wake up making a larger representational connection
between complex ideas. I go to bed that way, after working on a
problem and have my head full of those connections, but to wake up
that way yesterday was SWEET.

Yesterday's dream put me in a good mood all day. I got yelled at and
argued with and practically called a liar and it didn't seem to
matter. Because that is just one of those things that might lead to
an outcome that is cool or interesting or good. Nearly everything
was funny, I could see it's humorous side.

Why? What is the difference between yesterday and a craptacular
day? I had some ideas in my head, I had some interesting feelings at
the start of my day. I had a different attitude about things. Our
ability to manipulate our perceptions is really extraordinary. To
transcend a momentary experience, to be open to the possibility of
good experiences and outcomes as a result of the moments difficult
decisions, even wrong decisions and mistakes is a powerful idea.

An idea that means not having to live under the yoke of the devil.
It means errors of judgement, a scarlet letter, can become a symbol
of an otherwise unattainable reward and beauty. It's like any
talent, both a blessing and a curse, a regret and a reward.
Mistakes of all sorts can be useful. In art making, mistakes often
lead to wonderful and otherwise unknown opportunities and insights.

Do you want to change some mistakes in the past? What would you give
up by doing that? Is it really worth it? In the moment you are
faced with a momentous choice, perhaps a great mistake, how do you
choose? (I always find a little Kant and universalized moral value
comes in handy here). Either way, it's good to remember that
whatever happens, big choices, right or wrong, inevitably lead to
treasured outcomes (and sometimes treasured regrets)

Perhaps, trying to follow some grandiose rule, like proving love, or
whatever rule is the flavor of the day, is the wrong approach - to
transcend or penetrate the attraction and deception of obedience.
Act on the underlying impetus to do good, to improve, to have fun, to
(perhaps foolishly) engage a challenge in good humor, and show some
enthusiasm. --- That should make for some really interesting mistakes.

Where do your mistakes lead?

Where does the devil take you for a ride?

Diablo (The Devil Rides Out Mix) 6:33 The Grid Music For Dancing
9/6/06 10:46 AM 6/25/08 1:22 PM Electronica/Dance 6 192 kbps 9 MB

20080625_Grid_Diablo (The Devil Rides Out Mix).mp3



mp3 downsampled for your email convenience
comment blog 2008-06-25 13:30:43


sotd: 20080624: No Subject0
2438.000 I had a dream this morning. It involved a kid that had a detachable
arm that he beat up other kids with. The devil had made him lose
his arm in a crazy mini-formula one race. There were all sorts of
tragedies from the devil's meddling. But each one had wonderful,
weird, and humorous outcomes that otherwise would never have happened.

At the end of the dram, I worked in a large hall, like a giant
german beer/bratwurst house. All the giant tables were matched with
benches. We wore these orange outfits. Sort of like the outfit in
"Something Funny Happened on the way to the Forum" Somehow, Jesus
owned the restaurant, and when he was around, everything ran smooth.
But today, Jesus had left on business.

So the devil was there in disguise and was trying out different ways
to muck with the restaurant operation. One time he's a sexy babe
the distracts the guy waiters and gets them to screw up. It's always
hilarious to me, and it's the hilarity that turns me onto the fact
that the woman is the devil.

Then the devil becomes a griping employee that starts taking longer
and longer breaks, until at one point there are more employees taking
a break at the tables then there are people being served. I got mad
about that, but I did like how the orange color looked when you see
it from outside the restaurant. I started taking charge of getting
serving done, and making sure the cooks were on top of things because
we were falling so far behind and the line to get in was long. I
told the breaking employees if they wanted to break anymore they
could just go break at home and not come back, that got them mostly
back to work.

Then the devil changed into something really interesting. He just
made people messy. So all the patrons and the servers started just
dropping stuff on the floor and not picking it up. Finally the last
patron left and the floor was a HUGE MESS. It reminded me of
working at KFC and on super busy days we would clean up the kitchen,
which was really small, and it would have so much crap and water we
would slide around. This was the same, only the stuff was bigger.

The few remaining employees and I started cleaning up, moving the
tables to the side, sweeping up giant piles of food, and napkins, and
forks, and junk. There were lots of chicken wings and bones.

The devil started to make some trouble in the kitchen and somehow
that turned into a dessert treat, like a meringue, falling or
something from the noise. Which turned out to not be so bad,
because it meant we would get to eat it. It was going to be so
tasty. Yum.

We kept cleaning out front and then the dream goes hazy and somehow
Jesus comes back from his trip to check in on the restaurant and sees
the mess and pitches in. And soon the mess is all taken care of, and
it's a great feeling of accomplishment, which we would not have had
if not for the mess. The last thing Jesus and his general manager
do to clean the hall is close a door with a glass window that seems
to go to nowhere. The window is really weak and shakes at any
motion, and the devil is on the other side. He bangs on the window
but nothing happens. He is trapped there. somehow Jesus trapped
him on the other side of the door.

He is blue and tall. His skin is like that human bark stuff, and he
has little wiry hairs jutting here and there and a thatch of greasy
black hair atop his super pointy head. He's angry and ugly. He
turns away from the window in disgust.

I am full of good feeling from getting such a job done. I look at
the devil and it dawns on me that know one loves the devil, but if
you look at all the bad stuff he does, something good always comes
from it. It's like a strange curse that leads to wonderful things
and he doesn't even know he does this. I walk across the long room,
and open the door, and before he can turn around, I give him a hug
and tell him I love him.

I don't let go, but he just stands half turned in my hug. His wiry
hairs are sticking into my skin, and he smells bad, like trenches in
WW1 (go to the British War Museum to find out how that smelled!) He
is scaly, and fungal from his bark, and he is much taller than I am.
Like 7 or 8 feet. I just hug him and tell him I love him again.

Now, there is some story that if someone can prove they love the
devil, the devil will actually know love and then he will be free
from being the devil. He will be redeemed. But if the love isn't
true, then the devil could be free of his containment and go back to
his treacherous ways. At least that is the story in my dream.

And suddenly, I'm not hugging the devil anymore, but I'm in a doctors
office and this awesomely hot nurse is there. And not just hot, but
super hot to me. Someone else might think, yeah, hot, but not
perfectly hot. This was near perfect hot. My hormones start
raging. I'm sitting on the paper covered examination bench thingy
and she is sitting on the swivel stool, so I can look right down her
shirt, and smell her hair and it smells SO GOOD! She has on this
cream lacy camisole beneath her nurse outfit. She's not working it,
but is natural and flirty all at the same time. She leans into me
like she is going to start, um, touching me, and says:

"What you'll have to do is pierce your knee everyday with this needle
and drain the fluid" And she brings out a big needled syringe. It
looks mighty painful. "And you'll have to drink the fluid. If you
can do this everyday for one year, then I'll know you love me."

Now, this woman is so hot and the whole experience seems so
authentic, it's easy to say yes. But it dawns on me that it's a
nearly impossible task. Everyday the devil is going to be doing
things to make it hard to stab myself and drain fluid and drink it.
I mean, if I were the devil, it wouldn't take long before some
situation could be developed where I could do something good and
right and help someone out, OR, I could pierce my knee etc. Of
course, I would have to do the good/right thing, and skip the knee
piercing and then the devil would "win" and I would "prove" I didn't
love him and he would be out of his cage and back in business.

I chuckled at that. Because, here was the devil, and he was again
setting up a situation where an outcome was doing something good and
right. He can't win for losing. And because I saw the humor and
goodness in the despicable test, I realized the test was just a
deception. Which was even funnier. Because the deception leads to
doing something good; it leads to helping someone out. So I started
to laugh.

Suddenly I was overcome with that love, affection, and attraction
feeling that seems to only happen with a true lover.

That feeling you get when, after making love with your lover, you are
both in the kitchen, naked, making eggs and toast for breakfast. You
look at her butt and are overcome with how cute it is. And how
wonderful she is. There is some perfect cute buttness about her
butt, and that buttness is something that is yours. Even later,
when she thinks her butt is big, or looks bad, or has cellulite,
you'll still have the experience of awesomely cute buttness, and know
that she is completely wrong. It's the most damnably cute but ever!

And with this realization of your lovers butt, you gently squeeze up
behind her and press your body into hers and feel her butt with your
body and hug her. You tell her you love her. You kiss her neck, and
smell the sweat in her hair from your romp in bed. And for that
moment, before you go eat breakfast in bed, naked, with the person
that has the cutest of butts, everything is okay. it's perfect.
it's love. Even though you can feel your toes are cold, and your
floor is dirty. All the little things that are "wrong" are suddenly
"right", everything gets that glow of being in it's place.

And so there I was in the operating room awash in that same feeling
for the devil. (wacky, I know) It probably helped that the devil
looked like it had a hot butt. The devil could change how he/she
looked to be anything. That was amazing. It was like super hot
buttness. how cool is that? All the stuff the devil can do is so
cool. and it made me laugh, that his/her machinations would
inevitably lead to good things. and I looked at the devil and said,
"I love you". And then I'm back in the space behind the door hugging
the scaly blue monster devil and overwhelmed by how bad it smells,
but that is so okay. It is so right. That I could just have had
that experience is amazing, it just reinforces how cool and amazing
and beautiful the devil is.

I say "I love you devil". Then there is just this silence. I
squeeze the devil really hard and say "I love you" again. Then I let
go and walk back into the restaurant. Everyone who stayed to clean
up is mouth agape. Stunned that I would let the devil out, never
mind tell him I love him. the devil is just standing behind me
silent. And Jesus, who has a bowl type haircut and no beard is just
sitting on a table with his feet on the bench and looking at me with
a sort of smirk. Not surprised, but sort of pleased. Like he had
found a secret treasure and he was planning to have a big party to
share it with everyone and make them rich.

I woke up.

Devil Drums 3:42 The Raymond Scott Quintette Microphone Music 3/17/07
1:45 PM 6/24/08 12:54 PM Jazz 4 192 kbps 5.1 MB

1-07 Devil Drums.mp3

comment blog 2008-06-24 13:44:52


sotd: 20080623: getting transformed
2437.000 I can feel myself changing. things are different in my dreams.
lots of work to do. feelings of change. lots of work to do. I'm
getting a little excited,a little serious. like going to an airport,
where you can watch change in action.

Airport Feelings 3:25 Kinky Atlas 9/6/06 10:45 AM 3/22/05 10:45 PM
Latin 3 256 kbps 6.3 MB

06 Airport Feelings.mp3



ps. Happy Birthday Elek!
comment blog 2008-06-23 13:50:17


sotd: 20080622: working on the bathroom
2436.000 more asthma likely, but today should produce a new floor.

Bring Da Change 4:13 Chromatix Theme From The Score 9/6/06 10:46 AM
Jazz 192 kbps 5.8 MB

08 Bring Da Change.mp3

comment blog 2008-06-22 13:13:39


sotd: 20080621: wrecking a bathroom
2435.000 Tearing apart a bathroom today to fix it up. seems like the right
song.

Wreck Up A Version - King Tubby And Friends 2:55 King Tubby Dub Gone
Crazy: The Evolution Of Dub At King Tubby's 1975-19 3/5/08 11:23 PM
5/27/08 10:49 AM Reggae 1 170 kbps (VBR) 3.6 MB



After tearing up the entire floor I've got the worse asthma attack.
As usual, I discovered the weirdest remodel craptacular went on
beneath the covers. At least it explains why the floor failed so badly.
comment blog 2008-06-21 19:17:59


sotd: 20080620: robot adventure
2434.000 I got home from my swim after fetching yummy broccoli cream soup from
Gourmandies at about 9pm. Then I played a damned addicting video
game for the next few hours.

You can find it here: http://www.rocksolidarcade.com/games/robokill/

It is a lot of shooting and running around, but it looks cool.
addictive in it's way... like Desktop Tower Defense, which I finally
beat on the fun swarm level the night before.

Ah these electronic bits. Pixels and audio.... so addictive. Here
is some 8bit music to enjoy today's stage. This is stage 20080620.
Can you find a secret room on this level? How do you get to the
next level? What do you need to unlock to level up? Better get
started, each stage has a time limit.

Robot Adventure Cloud Stage 3:09 Zabutom 8BP050 Bonus Disc III
12/19/06 10:27 AM 6/20/08 7:56 AM chiptune 4 192 kbps 4.4 MB

Robot Adventure Cloud Stage.mp3

comment blog 2008-06-20 08:10:27


I would gladly take the name Beta.
2433.000 Eratosthenes calculated the circumference of the Earth based on measurements he took 2248 years ago today.

Plus there is the Sieve of Eratosthenes. Which is such a cool idea. Why does it work that way? Why didn't I figure out that bit about the remaining primes once the square root of the biggest number is found. That's a trip. I've hovered around that idea for awhile when contemplating primes during my swims.

the only conclusion I come to is that there is so much more that can be done. or perhaps, do the math.
comment blog 2008-06-19 17:50:56


sotd: 20080619: long time coming two-fer
2432.000 This two-fer may come in two parts, because I have 4 versions of this
song. Today you will be receiving two of them. It's a Raymond
Scott original. It may sound familiar, Perhaps something from your
childhood? The Don Byron version has a different sound. Sometimes
I like one more than the other. It just depends on what kind of
sound intrigues at the moment.

Powerhouse 3:13 The Raymond Scott Quintette Microphone Music 3/17/07
1:54 PM 6/19/08 11:47 AM Jazz 1 192 kbps 4.5 MB

2-20 Powerhouse.mp3
Powerhouse 2:56 Don Byron Bug Music 9/6/06 10:45 AM 6/19/08 11:52 AM
Jazz 5 192 kbps 4.1 MB

11 Powerhouse.mp3



now I'm off to the dentist. These sound like dentisty songs I think.

Don't forget, you can find all of the songs of the day, including the
past two-fers at *sotd_archive*
comment blog 2008-06-19 12:04:11


sotd: 20080618: so much
2431.000 I've downloaded so much new music from Amie Street it's freaking
scary! Yesterday's song, by A Guy Called Gerald was just the tip
of the iceberg. And I think that whole album was free... or really
cheap.

Below is a picture of an ant moving a nymph from one nest (in my
garage wall), along the clothesline in the backyard, to a small
catalpa tree, then down the leaves and into a nest in one of the
branches. Daniel discovered it yesterday. You can watch them move
across all day long. They are moving eggs and nymphs from the
garage into the catalpa. When each ant leaves the catalpa to go back
to the garage, they drop some detritus from the hole in the branch .

It's really cool.

I like the background colors of this picture, and the other ones I
took trying in vain to get the tiny ant in focus. the fuzzy green,
grey, and yellow background appeals all on its own.

today's song reminds me a little bit of Violent Femmes.

Fight and Kiss 3:50 Ghislain Poirier We Are Wolves vs. Ghislain
Poirier 6/17/08 12:31 PM 6/18/08 11:32 AM Electronic 3 250 kbps (VBR)
7.2 MB

20080618_GhislainPoirier_Fight and Kiss.mp3

comment blog 2008-06-18 11:48:31


sotd: 20080617: dreaded musical goodness
2430.000 I dreamed early this morning. stuck in a large stripped out office
building on some high up floor. It was overcast, windy, damp.
Something terrible was going to happen. I was trying to get all of
my kids clothes together. Why did we have so many tiny mismatched
socks? I couldn't put shoes on Dorian in time for the elevator. we
had to leave much behind. I wondered if Elek was okay. Where was
he? we were all in danger. something terrible was coming and we had
to go. there was a gently beautiful woman there with her kid too.
She was frightened but competent. Her toddler, like mine, was
clueless to the danger. Beauty and naivete in the whole weirdness
of evacuation.

Something terrible was coming. I couldn't take everything. someone
was putting the guts of a piano or a strange harp into the elevator.
I knew why they wanted to take it. It made such a beautiful
sound. It would be horrible to lose it. All I had were papers,
some gadgets and a chest of kids clothes.

I couldn't put on Dorian's shoes, I couldn't tie his laces. He was
coughing and swinging his little legs. Both of his feet could fit
into my hand, and I couldn't tie his shoes. Where was E? We were
all in danger. My children, so fragile. Why was I hauling all
these clothes when I knew what was coming? What would be the point?
I dreaded the outcome. Something so small, so fragile as Dorian was
not going to survive. Elek is even smaller. What could I do? Where
was Elek? It was coming. There wasn't time.

I woke up in a panic.

American Cars 5:27 A Guy Called Gerald To All Things What They Need
6/17/08 12:31 PM 6/17/08 12:47 PM Electronic 1 245 kbps (VBR) 9.6 MB

20080617_GuyCalledGerald_American_Cars.mp3

comment blog 2008-06-17 13:24:37


sotd: 20080616: yummy mystery
2429.000
comment blog 2008-06-16 12:14:11


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