The office has been preternaturally quiet this week. It’s Spring Break. That has been fine by me. I’ve had some time for creative pursuits while I wait for the email that never comes.
First and foremost in terms of creativity is the April Poem-A-Day Challenge (PAD from here out) hosted by Robert Lee Brewer. April is National Poetry Month and in celebration of the cruellest month Mr. Brewer posts a prompt a day to help people get writing. I’ve partook of the fun for the last few years and really do enjoy it.Embed from Getty Images
Me, in a typical April Poetry Mood.
This dovetails with another thing in my brain regarding creativity and community: Crowd funding. The two projects (both now fully funded) that interest me are Sara Benincasa’s short film on body image (I kicked in for that one) and De La Soul’s new album making approach. While I am in favor of crowd funding as an idea the rewards system often worries me. Most of the things I’ve funded that have come to fruition have been fine, but when the rewards system breaks, it really breaks.
Listen to and/or download this podcast! The Funkomaticjamatron Presents… originally mixed the week of 4.2.15
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.
Song – Artist – Album
Percussion – Sext (TEXT0298) – Four Tet – From Soundcloud.com
4 bit 9d api+e+6 – Aphex Twin – Syro.
Stomp the Yard – Ooah – Music 4 Q.
Emulator (This Machine In Me Remix) – The Crystal Method – From Soundcloud.com
Too Far – Chakra Blue feat. Darling Nikki – Past Present Future.
Carry The Sun – The Glitch Mob – Love Death Immortality.
The Perfect Drug (Plug) – Nine Inch Nails – The Perfect Drug [Single].
Halfway Till Bliss – Atlas Plug – 2 Days or Die.
The Mighty Ming (Plump DJ’s Remix) – Brothers Love Dubs – Bedrock Breaks: Heads Down (Disc 1).
The Spectacle (Richard Devine Remix) – STS9 – Peaceblaster (The New Orleans Make It Right Remixes).