Oh! Didn’t know you were around today. No, no, it’s fine. I was just… well, no matter. It’s good to see you. It’s been a bit, yes?
Summer is very slow in my office. So slow as to drop below the threshold of interest, as in it’s difficult for me to stay interested in much, especially creative activities. I need at least a little pressure to keep moving. I’ve felt that more than usual this summer as yesterday I finally gave up on a piece I’ve been trying to write for two months. Just can’t find the way in. So it goes.
The Tour de France has come and gone. Watching the stages is the key to my sanity in July. Yes, I stream it on my work computer. No, no one cares. Yes, everyone knows. It’s a bit like listening to hockey r baseball on the radio. You only really need to pay attention when the announcers change pitch. Then I really watch it. Otherwise its on in the background. And the last 5 km. That matters too. This year’s edition of the tour was generally not that exciting other than stage 9 over the cobblestones.
I had another essay published! I was lucky enough to make the cut over at Memoir Mixtape again. You can read my piece on “Why Worry” by Dire Straits here.
I’ve also had a mixed playlist/poem accepted at Moonchild Magazine. Not sure when that one will be published, but I’ll let you know when it is out in the world.
As promised in the previous post, I have put together a series of mixes that highlight some of the strange stuff in my collection. The first two editions of the “Tall Grass” series are below. I’ve changed the way I post the track lists so that you can see how long each song is. That way, with a little simple math, you can skip around if you like and still know what is up.
NOTE: New “The Funkomaticjamatron Presents…” podcasts are generally posted on Fridays. The show archives are around ten shows deep. Beyond that, if the link isn’t active, the mix has been deleted to make way for new material.
Listen to and/or download this podcast! The Funkomaticjamatron Presents… Tall Grass, Kinda Classical originally mixed the week of 8-2-18..
Listen to and/or download this podcast! The Funkomaticjamatron Presents… Tall Grass, Electronics originally mixed the week of 8-2-18..