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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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Snow, Costumes, and the mix for 10-27-17

The first snow of the year is falling as I write this. It is driven by wind. Everything is cold and wet. One could rightly say it is unpleasant out. Such is the late autumn transition in Minnesota.

Halloween is nearly here. That means costumes. I think costumes are fun. Kiddo is going as Robin Hood for trick-or-treating this year. He makes a round of the neighborhood with Mom while I have, by some obscure and cryptic tradition, been left home to hand out candy. To make the evening amusing for me, I dress up. This year I’m going as Paul Bunyan. This isn’t much of a stretch of the imagination. If anything, I am just leaning further into my being proud of being Minnesotan. I made a small double bit ax to hang on my belt and a little Babe the Blue Ox to it in my shirt pocket. I think it works.

I read this New Yorker article on Philip Larkin and it got me to thinking about fabric as a metaphor for friendships. How many never made it off the loom? How many are threadbare? How many unraveling?

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Listen to and/or download this podcast! The Funkomaticjamatron Presents… originally mixed the week of 10.27.17

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
Cat People – Cujo – Adventures In Foam.
Nightmare (Sinister Strings Mix) – Brainbug – Nightmare single.
Slipaway – 2 Bit Pie – 2 Pie Island.
Hands Around My Throat – Death In Vegas – Animatrix: The Album.
Boileroom – Sasha – Airdrawndagger.
Shadows – Orbital – The Altogether.
My Kingdom – The Future Sound Of London – Dead Cities.
Inertia Creeps – Massive Attack – Mezzanine.
Sarangi – Hooverphonic – A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular.
Building Steam With A Grain of Salt – DJ Shadow – Endtroducing.
Haunted Dreams – WishFM – Requiem For A Dream: Remixed.
Voodoo Fire – 10-AC – Zoo Rave II.