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McGann, 2006, and the mix for 3-17-17

To wrap up last week’s post for the curious: It appears that kiddo had a case of the Sometimes Kids Just Barf.

This week in TV viewing: Yes, I watch TV occasionally. The TV I watch is always old because I don’t care one iota about keeping up or anything being ruined by spoilers. So this week I finally got around to watching the singular appearance of the 8Th Doctor. That’s right! The 1996 American made TV movie of Dr Who. I’m 2/3rds of the way through the episode and two things are dominant in my assessment. First is my steep and bitter disappointment that the single time Americans made a Dr Who story the very first thing that happens to the Doctor is that he gets shot. I mean for fuck’s sake. It’s such a terribly stereotypical and yet completely American response to anything beloved. Second, and happier, is that I’m enjoying Paul McGann’s performance. It’s a shame he wasn’t involved longer. Will Sasso makes an appearance and that was fun.

In music ramblings: On Monday I fell down a rabbit hole whereby I bounced from track to track of a very specific subgenre or music moment that was both amusing as it was appalling: Electro-dance covers of 80s hits. It started by finding a legitimate remix of “Missionary Man” by the Eurhythmics and then it spiraled out of control into such club covers of songs like “Out of Touch” by Hall & Oates, “Cruel Summer” by Bananarama, and “Died In Your Arms” by The Cutting Crew. None of those need any kind of remake but there they are. I stopped this train when I got to Boston’s “More Than A Feeling 2006” and what one can only call a clumsy take on “Sweet Child O Mine”. This was a big movement in 2006 for whatever reason. Almost every song was from that year. I’m flush with iTunes cash so I might just make a mix of them if I can endure that much stupid fun mixed with the after party self-loathing.

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Listen to and/or download this podcast! The Funkomaticjamatron Presents… originally mixed the week of 3.17.17

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
The Road to Benares – Thunderball – Cinescope.
Trigger Hippie – Morcheeba – Who Can You Trust?
Moments Of Bliss – Super Souls – The Trip Hop Test Part 2.
Again – Neon Heights – Ultra Chilled [Disc 2].
Something in the Air (Bonobo Mix) – Maya Jones Cole – From Soundcloud.com.
Never Mess With Sunday – Yppah – Ninja Tune XX Vol 2.
Il Serpente – Kraak & Smaak – Ultra Chilled 06.
A Brighter Day – Ronny Jordan – A Brighter Day.
The Hunter Gets Captured by The Game (ft Thracey Thorn) – Massive Attack – Batman Forever.
Khanamoot – Loscil – Sketches from New Brighton.
Original Drift – Leftfield – Original 12″ single.
Thundernight – Mirror System – N + X.

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Pile, Double, and the mix(es) for 1-20-17

Maybe you noticed that there was no post last Friday. I took the day off. That included the blog.

Been thinking about what this space is for and about, its structure and form. Originally I had planned to share poetry, photography, thoughts on being a Dad… but I didn’t really do those things. I hesitate to call this a music blog because the words before the mixes are as likely to be about music as anything else and I don’t discuss the mixes. Sometimes I talk politics, sometimes I don’t.

This blog is a pile. I think I’m ok with that now. Hope you are too.

A friend of mine has been loaning me jazz albums from the early 70s. That is what I have been listening to this week. “Horn Culture” by Sonny Rollins has gotten a lot of spins. I very much enjoy it.

There is no reason to include this picture that I took over New Year’s other than I like it.

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A winter flower and window condensation.

I’d write more but not only do I have actual office work to do, I’ve got a conflicted mind. This conflict has led to a choice, a sort of “Choose Your Own Adventure” move. Do you find calm in a downtempo dj set or do you find energy in a political mixtape? (Put your finger here so you can make both choices if that is how you roll…)

Listen to and/or download this podcast! The Funkomaticjamatron Presents… originally mixed the week of 1.20.17

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
Prelude – Avon – The Cut [EP].
Jagged Rain (Vocal) – Laurie Mayer – Black Linings.
Midnight Love – Tennishero – Midnight Love single.
Smoke Signals – Emancipator – Soon It Will Be Cold Enough.
Arrival Lounge – Sonogram – Arrival Lounge.
Single – Everything But the Girl – Walking Wounded.
Broken – Trifonic – Emergence.
Nimbus – William Orbit.
Infinite Snow – Monolake – Silence.
House of Tomorrow (November Mix) – Twilight Archive.
Underwater Promenade – Bassic – The Complete Chronicle.
Touched – Astrix – Future Music.

Listen to and/or download this podcast! The Funkomaticjamatron Presents… Today in Politics, originally mixed the week of 1.20.17 NOTE: There are totally swears up in this.

Song – Artist – Album
I’m Afraid of Americans (Nine Inch Nails V1 Mix) – David Bowie – I’m Afraid… Single.
Fall of the American Empire – Grassy Knoll – Positive.
Love Your Enemies – William S. Burroughs – Dead City Radio.
Looking Down The Barrel Of A Gun – The Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique.
The Financial Crisis That Wouldn’t Go Away – Open Mike Eagle – 4NML Hsptl.
No More Stalins No More Hitlers – William S. Burroughs – Dead City Radio.
A Good Year for Spiders – Ken Nordine – A Transparent Mask.
Village Of The Doomed – Chris Vrenna – American McGee’s Alice.
Fire and Ice – Robert S. Frost – Frost Reads Frost: The 1957 Decca Recordings.
America No More – The KLF – America: What Time Is Love?
Thinkin’ One Thing And Doin’ Another – Miles Davis – The Columbia Years 1955-1985 Electric [Disc 4].
The Pledge of Resistance – Saul Williams – Hand This Out.
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised – Gil Scott-Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.
Dope – Amiri Baraka – Every Tone a Testimony.
White American Male ’91 (The Truth Hurts) P2 – Consolidated – Friendly Fa$cism.
The Message – Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five – Record Store Day 2015 Split Single.
Candidacy – Utah Philips & Ani DiFranco – The Past Didn’t Go Anywhere.
I Am Waiting – Lawrence Ferlinghetti – A Coney Island Of The Mind.
B Movie – Gil Scott-Heron – Back To Mine: Underworld.