The Onion On My Internet Belt

Remember that cryptic first paragraph from the last blog back on 5-28-14? Well the time has come for clarity. I’ve been more obtuse than usual lately because on June 23rd I’ll be starting a new job. I’ll be the admin for the Languages department at the university I currently work at. That process and its attendant stresses are still in the front of my mind. Usually I build and post these blogs at work (that’s one of the reasons they happen at the end of the week). I’ve got no idea how this will play out in the new space.

In other news, my friend Kate and I rode the Munger State Trail this past Sunday. Running from Hinckley to Duluth, MN, it’s a 72 mile (112 km or thereabouts) very pleasant paved trail. The scenery is wooded along the vast bulk of the route. I had wanted to ride this one for a few years and Kate got us on track for that. Mary did the support car driving and since we didn’t need any help on the trail, Mary got to hike a few of the north shore state parks. We spent 5.5 hours in the saddle and I’ll admit the last ten miles were tough. Not only does fatigue set in but the beauty of the scenery on this part of the trail is in inverse proportion to the quality of pavement. We had a notable set of stretches of loose gravel to ride. The weather was perfect (70F, 3 mph breeze, clear skies all day) and we had fun.

My trusty steed over the St Louis River at the south end of the Thomson Reservoir on the boundary of Jay Cooke State Park just outside of Carlton, MN.

My trusty steed over the St Louis River at the south end of the Thomson Reservoir on the boundary of Jay Cooke State Park just outside of Carlton, MN.

This week also contained my birthday. As I’ve gotten older I’ve become more contemplative about the event. As is my wont I took the day off. Here are some of the awesome things the day held: Great works of art, lucky parking, packages in the mail, colored vinyl, new music, woodworking, speakers, books, hanging out with my best friend, meeting two comedy legends (Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy who voiced Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo respectively on Mystery Science Theater 3000), sleeping in, and fantastic weather. I hope your week has been as interesting as mine!

On to the main event! Listen to and/or download this show! The Funkomaticjamatron Presents… originally mixed the week of 6.12.14

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
The End Is Just The Beginning – Electric Skychurch – Sonic Diary.
Dictaphone’s Lament – Tycho – Past Is Prologue.
Faxed Invitation – Underworld – Oblivion With Bells.
On We March – Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – The Social Network Sampler.
Doing My Job – Two Fingers – Two Fingers.
Rudy’s Got The Number – Horse Noodles – LunaticWorks- Vol 3:
Starting Over (Elite Force Mix) – The Crystal Method – Community Service II.
Change Works – Oxia – Renaissance 3D
Transformation – Transform – Logic Trance 2.
It’s My Mind That Works – The Future Sound Of London – ISDN.
Neal Cassady Starts Here – Fatboy Slim – Everybody Needs A 303 [Single #1].
At The End Of The Day – Amon Tobin – Foley Room.


Comments on: "Languages, Saddle Time, and the Mix for 6-12-14" (1)

  1. Happy birthday, dear Funk, and congrats on the new job! I’m starting a new job as well, in July. We can commiserate.

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