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Summer Stuff, TdF, and the mix for 7-31-17

Oh! Hello. I didn’t think anybody would be around. Just popping in… can’t stay long (checks watch, looks towards door)…

My world in July is dominated by the Tour de France. I built a mix on the topic and I figured I had better post it in July or else… well, I don’t know. But I’m sure it’s bad, like getting a visit from The Flat Tire Fairy or something equally as miserable.

Other thoughts:
-Summers as an adult are disappointing.
-Having a stereo in a work space (in my case, the garage) is great.
-My ratio of being a groomsman to being a pallbearer is getting uncomfortably close to 1:1. I prefer the former to the later but will gladly serve in any way I can if asked. That is what friendship and family are about.
-Does anyone else not see someone post on Social Media for a couple weeks and start to get worried that something bad has happened? I mean, how would you know, right?
-It is more fun to take pictures than to do the work to create a working archive of those pictures.
-For my money, the picture below (taken at the 2017 Back to the Fifties at the MN State Fairgrounds) is the absolute peak of things I want in terms of automobile wishes.

1959 Cadillac in Seafoam

1959 Cadillac in sea foam green (swoon)

Listen to and/or download this podcast! The Funkomaticjamatron Presents… originally mixed the week of 7.31.17

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
Theme for Velodrome – The Chemical Brothers – Theme for Velodrome single.
III/4 – Phantom Heart Brother – Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze featuring Bill Laswell – The Evolution of the Dark Side of the Moog.
Bad Radio (ft Tunde Adebimpe) – Leftfield – Alternative Light Source.
Mind Of A Beast – The Glitch Mob – Love Death Immortality.
Ren 2 – Photek – Animatrix: The Album.
Accelerate (Rat Race Mix) – Skin Up – Big Hard Disk Vol 1.
Full Throttle – The Prodigy – A Life Less Ordinary.
Red Zone – Robert Miles – Dreamland.
Hypnomania (Head Trip Mix) – LaTour – Hypnomania 12” single.
On The Road (Vocal Mix) – Alex Armes, Sam Stizer & Thomas Penton – Mixtape: Future Funk.
This Race (Moscow 061027) – Underworld – Collected Live & B-Sides.
Tour de France – Kraftwerk – Tour de France.

Hiatus, (confused shrug), and the mix for 5-19-17

Well folks, first things first. This is the last regular Friday of work for me until September. There will be a couple random posts over the summer I am sure, but the hiatus starts tomorrow.

Other news: The MS Ride went well. Had perfect weather. Starting temp was 62F with clear skies and no wind to speak of. I rode with my friend Kate. She was better prepared to ride than I was and hauled me along for the 45 mile route (I was really only prepared for 30 miles but with good weather and good company, much is possible). Here we are at about the 36 mile mark. Locals will know exactly where we are.

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Kate and I at about the 36 mile mark of the 2017 MS Ride.

Love it or hate it: No idea how I got to this mix. I had three playlists that wouldn’t gel and so I mashed them together and started cutting. I think I got hung up on “Good Beat” but I don’t really know. Anyway, it’s 90s dance radio time! Yes, I know, there is no album info. That’s an error on my part but I’m not going back to fix it now.

Listen to and/or download this podcast! The Funkomaticjamatron Presents… originally mixed the week of 5.12.17

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
Something About Us – Daft Punk.
All Around The World – Lisa Stansfield.
Slave To The Vibe – Aftershock.
Colour Of Love [Smoove Version] – Snap!
Back To Life – Soul II Soul featuring Caron Wheeler.
Move Your Body – Amber.
Be My Lover – La Bouche.
Say You’ll Be There – Spice Girls.
Good Beat – Deee-Lite.
Dreams (Our Tribe House Mix) – Gabrielle.
The Rhythm Of The Night (R.B.X. Euro Mix) – Corona.
Fascinated – Company B.
Tribal Dance – 2 Unlimited.
Get the Party Started – Pink.

Drag, Sign, and the mix for 3-31-17

Shall we board the Wonkatania for another trip down through the dark tunnel where not a speck of light is showing?

I had written a paragraph here about the process of sorting old photos that I am currently engaged in and how much of a drag I find it but that was a drag to read as well so I deleted it. Instead, a word of advice: Work out an active and sustainable way to manage your digital pictures or archiving just becomes the new forgetting.

I built a playlist yesterday that so well captured my current existential state that it made me too sad to listen to it. Never had that happen before.

Training for the MS Ride in May has started in earnest. Getting back into condition hasn’t been as bad as I expected but my knees are certainly showing their age this year. Last night, as I was training, I caught sight of myself reflected in the dark window. A side view of me in lyrca is not flattering and now I feel bad for anyone who has to ride next to me.

Prince’s album “Sign O’ The Times” is now 30 years old. I could write a whole post on my relationship to that album (let me know if you want to read that) but instead, here are, in no particular order, my current ten favorite Prince songs:
-It
-Hot Thing
-Pink Cashmere
-Anotherloverholenyohead
-1000 X’s & O’s
-Electric Chair
-Cloreen Bacon Skin
-Kiss
-Right Back Here In My Arms
-The Ballad of Dorothy Parker

Listen to and/or download this podcast! The Funkomaticjamatron Presents… originally mixed the week of 3.31.17

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
Trails – Mindphaseone – A Wavelength Away.
Shark – Juno Reactor – Bible Of Dreams.
Cliffs – Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works, Vol. 2 [Disc 1].
Is This Real – The Future Sound Of London – From The Archives Vol. 1.
Brill Building, 4am – Tear Ceremony – Film Decay.
Second Electronic Setting – Mel Powell – Music for Electronic & Older Instruments.
28 Grams (Original Version) – Loefah & Skream – Derty Rutten Clutter.
Heart Beat, Pig Meat – Pink Floyd – Zabriskie Point .
11 Hundred Hz – Underworld – I’m A Big Sister, and I’m a Girl, and I’m a Princess and This is My Horse.
Lost In Blue – William Orbit – Hinterland.
Sea – Delia Derbyshire – Inventions For Radio Dreams.
Water – SM Project – Elements.
The Rain Falls and the Sky Shudders – Moby – Songs 1993-1998.
Omni 7th – Lloyd Cole – Plastic Wood.
dresden girls – Sonogram – Heartbeat Submarines.

Contexts, Floyd, and the mix for 1-27-17

Strap in and hang on. I have little time to write this and I’m coming in hot from an aggressive day. There will be random switchbacks and high-speed non-sequiturs.

This week? Serious this week. Stop it. On so many fronts.

Recontextualization is my favorite artistic tool. Has been since I first learned the name of what I had already been doing for fun (that was a 1 credit studio art discussion class in 1994 btw). Thanks to the New York Public Library and my mounting sense of displeasure with politics in my nation, I bring you this!

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Keep this close at hand for all of your Twitter and Facebook needs.

On Monday a coworker started a conversation with me about Pink Floyd. They seemed genuinely both shocked and intrigued at how many opinions I had on the topic. Today, all I have listened to has been Pink Floyd. I’m growing in the opinion that “Obscured by Clouds” is one of their best works and that “Dark Side of the Moon” is overrated.

Kiddo came down with both pink eye and strep throat this week. My back freaked out last Saturday and is still giving me trouble. I’m including this section because I am honor bound as a Minnesotan to at least mention the current maladies. I’ll save you the mention of climatic conditions and their impact on people you have never and will never meet.

Did you know the “E” in Chuck E. Cheese stands for “Entertainment”? Now you do.

Next week there will be a first for this space: A guest post!  Talking about old records and music from our youth, Kara Bachman (@80sMomKara).

Listen to and/or download this podcast! The Funkomaticjamatron Presents… originally mixed the week of 1.27.17

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
You’re Not From Brighton – Fatboy Slim – You’ve Come A Long Way Baby.
Da Bump (Ame Vox Remix) – Mr. V featuring Miss Patty – Da Bump Remix EP.
Humbug (Ft Sakhile Moleshe) – Goldfish – Get Busy Living.
The Longest Road – Morgan Page – Nettwerk 25 Years.
The Shore – Morgan Geist – Double Night Time.
Lights (Bassnectar Remix) – Ellie Goulding – Lights Remix EP.
That’s When I Reach for My Revolver (Moby’s Mix 1 Edit) – Moby – TWIRFMR single.
Syncope (Edit) – Tom Porcell – 50 Trance Tunes.
Waves of Change (Kaskade Dub) – Samantha James – Waves of Change single.
Alone Tonight (Ronski Speed Remix) – Above & Beyond – Alone Tonight single.
A Little Rush (Original Mix) – Christopher Lawrence – A Little Rush single.

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.