This week has been rough. There has been an alignment of factors. First and foremost is that my niece is currently in the hospital. Sophie has a genetic disorder and is a special needs kiddo. One of the issues she faces is repertory problems. He’s currently fighting viral pneumonia and has been intubated. We are all hoping this won’t last for more than a couple days. Everything else is but a small pebble in the shoe by comparison.
In other news I did ride the Ironman in spite of the deplorable conditions. The high temp for the day was 40F, the average wind speed was 21 mph, and the Twin Cities received almost two inches of rain in the 24 hours centered on the ride. I caught about the only break in the rain and did the shortest loop, 15 miles, in an hour and five minutes. I got rained on for about two of those miles and only saw ten other riders on the route. Rode the last 60% with another guy. One of the things I really like about this ride is how easy it is to make friends on the road. I never got his name but I know he owns a 1970 Fiat, bought his steel Nishiki second hand, and had been a volunteer medic on the ride for ten years. 2900 riders pre-registered, 1200 rode. Glad I went, glad I did the short route. Hoping for better weather for the MS Ride next weekend.
April is over and with it National Poetry Month. I only missed two days of writing poems. I didn’t post them all, but the ones I did are all available here. To read them pick “Funkomatic” from the drop down author list. If you venture that deep, any and all feedback is welcome.
In a conversation last night I was accused of abusing the (nearly) unlimited size afforded by the digital distribution media to go beyond the pale with the length of these mixes. While there is some truth to this claim, and it is also true that this mix is the longest by far that I’ve publish (clocking in at 1 hour 38 minutes), that time is still shy of the 100 minute tapes that used to be my standard of use. I’ll be returning to the standard rough hour again soon.
Part four of the current theme finds us in three colors and a mixed genre approach. Listen to and/or download this show! The Funkomaticjamatron Presents… Remix Yellow 4: Greyscale originally mixed the week of 5.2.14
NOTE: New “The Funkomaticjamatron Presents…” mixes generally post on Fridays. The show archives are generally ten shows deep. Beyond that, if the link isn’t active, the mix has been deleted to make way for new material.
Song – Artist – Album
White Horse – Laid Back – Modern Rock 1980-1984 [Disc 2].
White Wind – School Of Seven Bells – Ghostory.
White Night – William Orbit – My Oracle Lives Uptown.
The White Room – The KLF – The White Room.
White Infinity – Errors – New Relics.
White Room – Cream – Those Were The Days [Disc 2].
Little White Lie – Sammy Hagar – Marching To Mars.
White Wedding – Billy Idol – The Wedding Singer.
Beautiful White – The Pursuit Of Happiness – Love Junk.
Ambient and Grey – Permanent Me – Dear Virginia EP.
All Cats Are Grey – The Cure – Faith.
Gone Grey – Claps – Wreck.
Black Celebration – Depeche Mode – Black Celebration.
We Work the Black Seam – Sting – The Dream Of The Blue Turtles.
Black Flute – Leftfield – Leftism.
Black Sweat – Prince – 3121.
Blackbeat – Apollo Four Forty – Gettin’ High On Your Own Supply.
Black Tambourine – Beck – Guero.
Fell On Black Days – Soundgarden – Superunknown.
Back in Black – AC/DC – Back In Black.
Black Dog – Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV.
Black Hair In The Wind – Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra – Solo Para Ti.
Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen – Santana – Abraxas.
Black – Pearl Jam – Ten.