Everyone! EVERYONE! SPRING IS HERE! I feel like Navin Johnson when the new phone book arrives!!
This week I learned that I’ve misheard the lyrics to Fleetwood Mac’s “Rhiannon”. The actual lyric is “She is a cat in the dark, and then she is the darkness”. I always thought it was “She is a candle in the dark, and then she is the darkness”. I think what I heard in my head is a better poetic image.
Has anyone else noticed that senior citizens really, really love putting conversations on speakerphone? The building I work in hosts senior education lectures and this week there was a collection of over a dozen seniors standing just outside the vestibule, all of them on speaker phone. It was as confusing and noisy as it sounds. I find it uncomfortable to hold my mobile up to my ear (might have something to do with using a keyboard for a living) so I am sympathetic. But I also have to shake my head at it.
Lat week I mentioned that I’m doing the MS Ride again this year and that is the 10th year I’ve done MS events with my friend Kate. I don’t know the route lengths exactly but we tend to do the 40 mile ride. Turns out I know extremely generous people and have had a very successful fundraising effort so far! That being said, any support you can muster would be gratefully received. Please chip in if you can! Warning Link contains picture of me in spandex.
I’ve been trying to write a poem-a-day this month as I have for the last few years. It’s a fun challenge and keeps my brain engaged. Pleased to say that I’ve been successful in writing something for each day. This year I took the approach that not everything needs to be great or for sharing and that decision has made the effort a lot more fun.
This week’s mix is in two parts. Both of these are just a few songs long. Thing is, they have both been like this for some weeks. Nothing I added to either mix worked and no reordering made them stronger. I like how they roll out and if they have survived this long, they must be complete.
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Part One The Funkomaticjamatron Presents… Ersatz 1 originally mixed the week of 4.27.18.
Part Two The Funkomaticjamatron Presents… Ersatz 2 originally mixed the week of 4.27.18.
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.
Ersatz but Complete Part 1
Song – Artist – Album
The Rhythm In Your Mind – Dubtribe Sound System – Baggage.
Life Goes On – Lo;rise – Jimpster Selected Remixes 2004-2008.
Cups (Salt City Orchestra’s Vertical Bacon vocal) – Underworld – Bruce Lee (EP).
Music Sounds Better With You – Stardust – 15 Years [Disc 2]
Ersatz but Complete Part 2
Song – Artist – Album
Human Nature – Michael Jackson – Thriller.
Pavement Cracks – Annie Lennox – Bare.
Slip Away – Lloyd Cole – Antidepressant.