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Meg, Tonality, and the mix for 11-30-18

Sorry I don’t have much to say today. Found out this morning that a former coworker, Meg, died yesterday. She retired a couple years ago so we hadn’t crossed paths in a couple years but she was a joy to chat with, quick with a smile and a laugh, kind, interested in connecting people, and a mentor to many folks I still work with.

In music news: Beavis and Butthead went off the air this week in 1997. In commemoration, KFAI AM Drive did a set of all songs they riffed on, including a request I made. If you are the same vintage as I am, this is a good trip down memory lane.

This week’s mix is all about subtle tonality and all one artist.

Listen to and/or download this podcast! The Funkomaticjamatron Presents… originally mixed the week of 11-30-18..

Song – Artist – Album
Lions – Dire Straits – Dire Straits.
News – Dire Straits – Communique.
On Every Street – Dire Straits – On Every Street.
River Towns – Mark Knopfler – Tracker (Deluxe).
Ride Across The River – Dire Straits – Brothers In Arms.
Working On It – Mark Knopfler – Wag The Dog.
Vic and Ray – Mark Knopfler – Golden Heart.
Prairie Wedding – Mark Knopfler – Sailing To Philadelphia.
Love Over Gold – Dire Straits – Love Over Gold.
You and Your Friend – Dire Straits – On Every Street.
Go, Love – Mark Knopfler – Privateering [Disc 1].
Sons Of Scotland (Quiet Theme) – Mark Knopfler – A Shot At Glory.

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Sneaking, Thanks, and the mix for 11-21-18

It’s not Friday, but I’m sneaking one in anyway because many people out there might need something to jam to that isn’t the insufferable tones of dipshittery that often affect the air at extended family gatherings. For my part, I’m very lucky. I get along with all the people who will be at Thanksgiving.

In the spirit of the holiday, here are some things, in no particular order, in which I am thankful for:
Health insurance / pockets / my Stanley coffee thermos / Swiss army knives / refrigeration / clean water / housing / No Man’s Sky / family / friends / donuts / good flashlights that don’t require a giant 6V dry cell battery / space heaters / the Futurama episode “Three Hundred Big Boys” / bicycles / friction / music / kindness / green spaces / The Minneapolis Institute of Arts / “Morning Drive” on KFAI FM / you reading this blog.

If you are going to brave that uniquely American horror that is Black Friday, please be kind to others, especially the folks who aren’t getting the day off that you are.

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Pike’s Market in Seattle.

I worked and reworked this mix and every time I added something beyond these tracks, it got worse, so while it clocks in at a mere 40 minutes, it’s a tight run. The transition at 21:30 is perfect if I do say so myself.

Listen to and/or download this podcast! The Funkomaticjamatron Presents… originally mixed the week of 11-21-18..

Song – Artist – Album
Burn for You (The Cop 4 Radio Mix) – Kreo – Burn for You EP.
Winter (Original Vocal Mix) – DT8 Project – Winter single.
Start the Commotion – The Wiseguys – The Antidote.
Tribal Dance – 2 Unlimited – Dance Mix USA.
Jungle Beats – LaTour – Home On The Range.
Penthouse And Pavement – Heaven 17 – Sliver.
Party Happening People – Deee Lite – Dewdrops in the Garden.
Wiggle It – 2 In A Room – Techno Dance Classics, V2.
Philly – Fluke – The Techno Rose Of Blighty (LP).

Stumped, Sank, and the mix for 11-16-18

One of the benefits of working on a college campus is the library and the friendships I have built with various librarians. I check out music but today I felt bad about it. This was the 11th album I have gone to check out and the second time in six months that I asked for a thing that is marked as being in the collection but is absent. I feel like a bad troublemaker.

There was no blog last week because I was up on the north short visiting Split Rock lighthouse. Each year they light the beacon to commemorate the 1975 sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald. It is a good ceremony if you have the chance to go.

This is one of the busiest weeks of the term for me, so not much else to say and out of time to say it. Here are some picture of the trip north.

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Waves crashing on Lake Superior. This one was roughly waist high.

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Split Rock Lighthouse, with the beacon lit.

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Split Rock lighthouse lit to commemorate the 1975 sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Being 19F, the breath of visitors has frosted the glass inside the light.

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Split Rock Lighthouse in the snow.

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 11-16-18..

Song – Artist – Album
Nitrogen (Part1) – Juno Reactor – Shango
Rino’s Prayer – Leftfield – Rhythm And Stealth
Fire – SM Project – Elements EP +2
Dark Moon, High Tide – Afro Celt Sound System – Sound Magic, Vol. 1
Scarborough Fair [Flying Headcase Dub] – Another Fine Day – Traveler ’01
E (Saranjhi Sunset Mix) – LaTour – Big Hard Disk Vol. 2
Influx – Higher Intelligence Agency – Colourform
Silky Dirty – Fretwell – Silky Dirty single
Touched – Astrix – Future Music EP
Thundernight – Mirror System – N + X

Seven, Two Acceptances, and the mix for 11-2-18

WordPress tells me that I first registered with the site seven years ago. That seems like too many years. I know, from rooting around in some file folders on the mixing computer, that I’ve posted roughly 150 mixes. So maybe that is right. Who am I to argue with time and the perception thereof?

Good news, everyone! I’ve had a poem published at Moonchild Magazine that mixes music and poetry. And if that wasn’t fun enough, it was announced just today that I’ll be the featured visual artist for issue #2 of Kissing Dynamite! 13 of my photos will be in the issue. I am downright chuffed at these announcements!

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Hooray for acceptances!

Before we reconvene next week there will be an election. Go vote. More than that, vote Democrat across the ticket. They don’t have to be perfect candidates, that isn’t a reasonable ask. Talk to your relatives and friends about their plans to get to the polls. Make your own plans to get to the polls if you haven’t voted early. Talk to your elderly neighbors that might need help getting to the polls and give them a ride if they are Democrats. Don’t help racists vote. Be responsible citizens and vote for the values that bring us together such as health care for people, voting rights, and human rights, not divide us in hate.

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 11-2-18..

Song – Artist – Album
Indian Summer – Danny Saber – The Trip Hop Test Part 2.
Angela’s Lament – Thunderball – Scorpio Rising.
U R Still Ahead – Kushti – Late Night Beats: The Post Club Sound Of Britain.
Laidback (Laidback Lounge Mix) – Mr Humphrey – Laidback Lounge.
When She Walks – Fonogeri – Letters From Home.
Brand New Orleans (Instrumental Jam) – Prince – Brand New Orleans single.
Stax Jam – Galactic – Coolin’ Off.
Slinky – Ursula 1000 – The Now Sound Of Ursula 1000.
Funky Sea, Funky Dew – The Mackrosoft – 1st Mack to the Moon.
Seduction of the Virgin Princess – Sonny Lester Orchestra – How to Strip.
Session At Pete’s Pad – Henry Mancini – The Music From Peter Gunn.
Boom Boom Ba – Métisse – My Fault.
Smooth Operator – Sade – The Best Of Sade.
Original Bedroom Rockers – Kruder & Dorfmeister – Ultra Chilled (Disc 1).

Books, Sky, D and the mix for 10-5-18

I’m a big fan of books but I’m a painfully slow reader. I think what I lack in speed I make up for in torque when it comes to retention. I also go through long jags where I don’t read books. I think that has something to do with depression in that it feels like an unwelcome chore to absorb stories sometimes. Yesterday I started reading again after a lull. Picked up a “Doc Savage” book. Written in the 30’s by Kenneth Robeson (just like the Hardy Boys were written by Franklin W. Dixon…), they are two-fisted tales of daring do. I think the nerdy equivalent is Buckaroo Banzai. I stopped actively buying books a couple years ago because I just can’t keep up and it is madness to try but have fallen off the book buying abstinence wagon so I best get at it again.

Been spending my video game time on “No Man’s Sky”. It’s a space exploration game. One of the most beautiful games I’ve ever played. I don’t so much make progress as spend time dinking around. Dinking around in open world video games is one of my favorite past times, along with inventory management. No, that isn’t a joke.

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Pointing my ship, the Radiant Pillar, toward the heavens as I leave my base, this is what I see. Damn this is a beautiful game.

The other video game that I might start on is “Vampire Hunter D” for the original PlayStation. Kiddo likes to go to a shop near us that carries used games and Pokemon cards. While he was picking out a couple cards (rewards for a system we have devised to encourage the eating of fruits and veggies as a lifestyle choice) I found this game in the stacks. I’m totally aware that retro gaming is a fool’s errand. It relies on nostalgia and old games don’t hold up for a myriad of reasons. This, however, is a new game to me so I’m willing to give it a swing. I’m a fan of the character Vampire Hunter D, owning the movie and having read a few of the books. I’ll update you on how it goes.

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Yes I have a working original PlayStation and yes I am going to give this game a whirl.

I know exactly where this week’s mix started. This lyric in the first song: “Their dresses and their shoes are new, but their hearts are weary through and through. It’s a long way to the light of day.”. For whatever reason the album Hold Out has sort of vanished and I like to put lost things back in the world. What I seem to have accidentally built here is a playlist of existential dread centered on the current politics of the US. Still, it’s full of catchy riffs and good songs, so I hope you enjoy it on whatever level you can.

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 10-5-18..

Song – Artist – Album
Disco Apocalypse – Jackson Browne – Hold Out.
A Face In The Crowd – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Full Moon Fever.
Low Expectations – Edwyn Collins – Gorgeous George.
Restless – New Order – Music Complete.
King Of Pain – The Police – Synchronicity.
Pop Goes The World – Men Without Hats – Modern Rock: Late ’80s [Disc 1].
Sold Me Down The River (Radio Edit) – The Alarm – Modern Rock: Late 80s [Disc 2].
Privilege – The Fixx – Reach The Beach.
Suffragette City – David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars.
Holding Out For A Hero – Bonnie Tyler – Footloose.
Fortunate Son – Creedence Clearwater Revival – Forrest Gump [Disc 1].
A Little Bitter – Alice In Chains – Last Action Hero.
Two Tribes – Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Modern Rock 1980-1984 [Disc 1].
That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore – The Smiths – Singles.
Election Day – Arcadia – Modern Rock: 1984-1985 [Disc 2].