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Spring? Parade, and the mix for 4-6-18

Spring has quite rudely neglected to show up here in Minnesota after RSVPing to the invite. We have had record cold temps on the overnights and today we are expected to set a record low for high temp for the day (yes, that right, read it slowly). I’m not impressed.

I had Monday off. We got 8+ inches of snow. Luckily for me I had a tremendous “to do” list so kept busy. As an acknowledgement to the snow globe outside I listened to Prince’s “Parade” on repeat all day. It both did and did not make me feel better.

April, being the cruelest month as discussed above, brings with it the annual Poem-A-Day Challenge. I am proud to say I am up to date. This year I am writing fun little poems that make me smile. They aren’t for public consumption. It has really helped to get my mind into an active space again.

Apropos nothing: A couple nights ago we were watching “The Emperor’s New Groove” which is considered to be an All Time Classic in our house. Something occurred to me that hadn’t before and I’m sad it took me so long to notice. In the main character family we never hear the name of the wife (voiced by Wendy Malick). I also don’t know that we hear the name of the daughter. We do, however, know the name of the son the second he is on screen.

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The frozen boundary layer between Lake Superior and the rocky shore at Temperance River.

Listen to and/or download this podcast! The Funkomaticjamatron Presents… originally mixed the week of 4.6.18.

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.

Song – Artist – Album
Eternal Spirit (Northern Mix) – 4 Voice – Logic Trance 2 [Disc 2].
Bassrock – System 7 – Encantado.
New Moon – Ayahuasca – A Voyage Into Trance.
Fragments of Time – Turboy – Transcending Media Vol 1.
Blast the Speakers – Warp Brothers – Radikal Techno 6.
Spaced Invader – Hatiras – 15 Years [Disc 2].
Made 4 U (f/ Dirty Shane) – DJ Jackie Christie – Made 4 U.
Penthouse – We In Music – Paris Is Sleeping Respect Is Burning Vol. 2.
When the Morning Comes – Darren Tate – Horizons, Vol. 02.
U Write The Rules (Solarstone Remix) – Young Parisians – Nyana: Indoor [Disc 2].
Lust (Rabbit in The Moon Mix) – Velocity – Very Superstitious.

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Nope, Hope, and the mix for 3-23-18

“Add More Dudes”. That is the graffiti I saw yesterday scratched in block letters into the hard plastic wall of a bathroom stall in my building. I’ve been thinking about what that could possibly mean and I don’t think there is any sense or meaning of it in which the only possible answer I could be other than “Nope”.

I’ve started training in earnest for this year’s MS Ride. There are new pains in my body this year in new places. This is an unwelcome development. It’s a reminder that I can’t give up on exercise for six months and hope to not ache. It’s a reminder that I am Middle Aged. I’m sure to post a fundraising link in the coming weeks but for now, you are spared the image of me in lyrca.

These next two to three weeks are some of the hardest of the year. Spring is in the air. You can smell it. The sun is sometimes warm on your cheeks. But Spring is not here yet, but hope is, and hope sometimes makes a fool of Minnesotans at the end of March. When Prince wrote “Sometimes It Snows in April” he wasn’t kidding. Sometimes, we feel so bad…

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No blog next week owing to Spring Break.

Listen to and/or download this podcast! The Funkomaticjamatron Presents… originally mixed the week of 3.23.18.

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.

Song – Artist – Album
All My Friends – LCD Soundsystem – Sound of Silver.
Friends Like Mine – The Donnas – Gold Medal.
We Dance Alone – Beck – The Information.
Two Tribes – Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Welcome to the Pleasuredome.
Restless – New Order – Music Complete.
Came Back Haunted – Nine Inch Nails – Hesitation Marks.
Burn – Sister Machine Gun – Mortal Kombat (Soundtrack).
Going Under – Evanescence – Fallen.
Gasoline – Audioslave – Audioslave.
Breath – Pearl Jam – Singles (Soundtrack).
Smoke – Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ – Smoke.
Obscured By Clouds – Pink Floyd – Obscured By Clouds.
Rain When I Die – Alice In Chains – Dirt.
Shadow Of The Season – Screaming Trees – Sweet Oblivion.

Non-Linear, spring-esque, and the mix for 3-16-18

This wasn’t the mix that I planned to post this week. In the labeling system of how I track these projects in the production phase its “mix 4”. “mix 1” only has two songs currently in the set while “mix 2” is 29 songs at the moment. Inspiration is non-linear. In fact this week’s mix was based on two new age songs that didn’t end up in the final cut.

Spring is creeping into the atmosphere here in Minnesota and its making people just plain awful. Traffic has been especially suspect. I’ve had a number of close calls this week (including two people running red lights) and that is a total drag. We are also at the point in the season cycle that our hope is getting the better of us. A couple of coworkers have commented that, even at a seasonal 39F it seems cold out, to which I had to note they weren’t wearing hats, gloves, or zipped up jackets.

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Listen to and/or download this podcast! The Funkomaticjamatron Presents… originally mixed the week of 3.16.18.

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.

Song – Artist – Album
Voice Of The Earth – Spacetime Continuum – Sea Biscuit.
A Plague Of Locusts – Electric Skychurch – Sonic Diary.
Big Men Cry – Banco De Gaia – Big Men Cry.
Carly’s Loneliness – Enigma – Sliver soundtrack.
Majnoun and Leila – Justin Adams – Desert Road.
Kageroh – Kirtaro – Ultimate Kitaro Collection.
TangoLargo – Lloyd Cole & Hans-Joachim Roedelius – Selected Studies Vol. 1.
Aquasonic – A Positive Life – Synaesthetic.
Anoint and Cheer – Paul Avgerinos – Phos Hilaron.
Sense – Steve Roach – Blood Machine.

Cold, A Different Cold, and the mix for 3-9-18

I haven’t felt much myself the last couple of weeks. I’ve been low-grade sick with a head cold that has kept me from resting very well. Two days ago, in an effort to both breathe and sleep at the same time, I propped myself up with an extra pillow. The result was a massive kink in my back (right side, bottom of my shoulder blade). Today I am held together with Icy Hot, Advil, and a heating pad. On the bright side, I think I am just about over this cold. Downside, my mind is too hazy to pull many more words together.

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Lake Superior Sunset, October 2010, near Beaver Bay.

Listen to and/or download this podcast! The Funkomaticjamatron Presents… originally mixed the week of 3.9.18.

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.

Song – Artist – Album
Cold – Annie Lennox – Diva.
For The Dreamers – Evi Vine – …And So The Morning Comes.
Stay With Me – Clint Mansell – The Fountain.
Aisatsana – Aphex Twin – Syro.
Minecraft – C418 – Minecraft Volume Alpha.
Headlights – Lloyd Cole – Plastic Wood.
Cherry-Coloured Funk – Cocteau Twins – Otherness [EP].
The Sun Never Stops Setting – Moby – Play: The B-Sides.
Once In A While – Ajax – Aphrodite.
Bernard St. – Felix – You Are The One I Pick.
Original Drift – Leftfield – Original 12″ single.
Painted Rock – William Orbit – The Best Of Strange Cargos.
I’d Die Without You – P.M. Dawn – The Bliss Album…?

Teeth, Canvas, and the mix for 3-2-18

Quick entry today, lots of loose ends I still have to tack down before my work day is over.

Stubbs the Manx had two teeth removed this week and I’m happy to report that he dealt well with the general anesthetic. Not bad for a 15 year old cat! He is much happier now, even if he is on a restricted diet to let his mouth heal.

During the presidential election, a set of canvassers came to our door. It was a mom, about my age, and her two kids, a girl about 12 and boy maybe 14. I was glad to see them as the town I live in, overall, is ‘light red’ but our neighborhood is notably blue. They were smiling and eager and I was glad to share a moment of camaraderie and hope with them as they worked to register people to vote and to ask for votes for Hillary. We stood on the front step in the warm evening for a couple minutes. I think about them often. I wonder how they processed the election results. I wonder what inter-generational conversations happen in their home. I wonder if those two young people are now out fighting like hell for The Blue Wave. I hope, with an unguarded part of my heart, that they didn’t give up.

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Rime frost on the back deck.

Listen to and/or download this podcast! The Funkomaticjamatron Presents… originally mixed the week of 3.2.18.

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.

Song – Artist – Album
Transgenic – Trifonic – Emergence.
Thundernight – Mirror System – N+X.
Queen of the Night – Pauline Oliveros – Garden of Delights.
Khanamoot – Loscil – Sketches from New Brighton.
Lila’s Song (Downtempo Mix) – SM Project – Elements EP.
Silence (Michael Woods Chillout Mix) – Delerium – Silence single.
Groovy Feeling (Thick ‘N’ Creamy) – Fluke – Groovy Feeling EP.
Fantasie – Andy Spark – Minimal & Techno.
The Ditch (Vocal Version) – Prima Donna – Audio Therapy.
Drone Logic – Daniel Avery – Drone Logic.