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?Embed from Getty Images
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.