It’s no secret that my job is very uneven it the daily workflow. Often times I am left looking for something to do. It is the nature of working in the field I do. It is also an outflow of working with people who have actually learned the things I have trained them to do. I work with a bright team and they make it easy on me. The problem is that if I am left to my own devices for too long I go off the rails. This week I spent a notable amount of time doing what I call “Recontextualization Theater” with public domain material from the Digital Collections at the New York Public Library. See below for just a few of my favorite examples.
This week Merriam Webster put up a fun little feature called Time Traveler which allows one to see what words were added to the dictionary in a given year.
The reason I bring it up is that a couple words from the year I came around reinforced a point that I have made off-handedly for a few years now. When I talk about being diabetic I say “It’s a whole different ball game now than when I was a kid. Not even really comparable”. The words “Glycosylated hemoglobin” and “Juvenile-onset diabetes” were both added the year I was born. The year I was diagnosed “type 1 diabetes” was added. Other words that remind me of how much things have changed since being a kid (all added in my birth year): CAT scan, Date rape, Cognitive behavioral therapy. Some happy words added that year? Subwoofer and Twist tie.
This week’s mix contains a bonus track strictly for those that listen on Saturday (tomorrow, Oct 27th).
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.
Listen to and/or download this podcast! The Funkomaticjamatron Presents… originally mixed the week of 10-26-18..
Song – Artist – Album
Sad But New – Orbital – Times Fly (Single)
Now Is The Time (Permanent Midnight Mix) – The Crystal Method – Permanent Midnight.
The Passportal – Team Sleep – Matrix Reloaded.
Phat Planet (Dave Clarke Remix) – Leftfield – Afrika Shox single.
Anvil Vapre (Second Scout) – Autechre – Tri Repetae++ [Disc 2].
Never Gonna Come Back Down (ft Mike Doughty) – BT – Movement In Still Life.
Breakbeat Suckers – Cirrus – Counterfeit.
Jupiter Shift – The Crystal Method – The Crystal Method.
Chori Chori – Darren Tate – Horizons, Vol. 02.
Flash (Timo Maas Remix) – Green Velvet – Altered States.
Fly (Baby Anne Remix) – Marion – I Heart Bass.
(Bonus Saturday Track)
October 27 – Cirrus – Drop The Break.