In listening to podcasts, which I do on the commute (both ways) each day, I have come to the conclusion that a standard into to a thing you are familiar with becomes cumbersome pretty quickly. While it can be a good way to identify what sort of trip you are embarking on, there is a strict limit on how helpful that label is. You may have noticed over the last few episodes that the intro I used to use (version 3 if you really want to know) has vanished. Generally taking up 45 seconds to a minute and often serving as a good segue rather than a cold start*, I feel like this intro has become cumbersome. Next fall I think I’ll have a new, tighter intro.
*By using a track I have built as an mp3 base layer, this usually allows machines that read the metadata on the file to register the mix as such rather than as some strange version of the first song. Behind the curtain (ghostly woohoos)!!
About an hour ago there was a fire alarm in the building next to mine. I happened to be passing through the lobby of my building when the refugees from the klaxon filed in and in the crowd were former coworker/friends of mine. Eventually someone posited that they should have just stayed at their desk. Is it really so horrid to leave your desk late on a Friday afternoon for 15 minutes to stand around and chat with folks that you would prefer to have your skin burned off instead? When I compared this decision to Pascal’s Wager, I lost a few folks.
Listen to and/or download this podcast! The Funkomaticjamatron Presents… Originally mixed the week of 5.13.16
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
Pursuit of an Ancient Dream – Apollo 8 and 11 Astronauts – Space Mission.
Balloon To The Moon – Pimp Daddy Nash – Sunshine State Of Mind.
Deranged in Space (Uberzone Mix) – Kraftwerk – 8th Day and Beyond.
The Fabric Of Space – Red Red Groovy – 25.
Space Shanty – Leftfield – Leftism.
Komit – Juno Reactor – Bible Of Dreams.
To The Sun [12″ Mix] – Ozone – In To The Mix II The 2nd Coming.
Setting Sun – The Chemical Brothers – Dig Your Own Hole.
Space – Keoki – Ego Trip.
Space Juice – Man With No Name – Interstate Highway.
High Roller – The Crystal Method – Vegas.