May 17, 2008

much belated sergei politictov

thanks to emmy for help w/ the image. some repeats in artists here and one same cd. i feel kind of arrogant making a political statement, but it was a theme that was on my mind. of course everyone will have their own pov. i think these are good songs either way so please enjoy them. interesting that "youth against fascism" still seems to apply some 15 yrs later. and marvin's 35 yr old classic. conversely, does anybody even think about jesse [helms] anymore? maybe in the south.
as a side note: next week i'm going to the gorge for the sasquatch festival. i'm looking for suggestions on who i shouldn't miss. especially early in the day and at the side stages. take a look at the line up at and please give me some feedback. i've checked out some of these artists, but don't want to miss something awesome 'cause i'm watching malkmus for the 3rd time. not that he isn't awesome. you know what i mean.
thanks all

May 10, 2008

This is an encrypted transmission

Winter was hard and I live an ungodly distance from the post-office, it has snowed like a hell would snow and I nearly split my gulliver when I took a tumble one day riding my bike home from work on the ice. But you know me, I can't complain.

I have a stack of cds labeled with a yellow sticky note. It has been collecting dust. The 'to do' check-box on the note indicates a void of action or a surplus of inaction. I can't tell which. In any case I feel bad about syncopating the rhythm of the guild. And the physical media and its transport has been my biggest impediment to faithful interchange. I've been considering leaving the discs behind at the places I frequent, such as the pool where I do laps, the pub where I eat on thursdays, the vietnamese place that has great pho, the cafe where I drink green tea and read books I don't understand. . . Maybe I'll leave them with an anonymous note that says "I think you're great" or a suspicious looking one-time pad filled with random numbers and letters stamped in red FOR YOUR EARS ONLY.

So for those who would like to hear the iso-wintertime mix that I herded together only to let it age gracefully on my cheap fibreboard dresser, you can get it here & here, or if you'd prefer a torrent, you can get that here.

Namaste to my young american warriors of the post subprime new economic epoch.
And to my fellow Canadian compatriot(s) I'll share a terrible joke:

So this baby seal walks into a club . . .

(tracklisting is included in both the torrent folder and the zip file. This mix was constructed sequentially and intended to play sequentially. Non-sequential random-ordered playing may result in strange juxtapositions, scattered thoughts of antique deep-sea diving helmets and notions of bears wearing ill-fitting hats.)

* in memory of an old horseman who loved the Aussies and taught me to walk a horse the last ½ mile home after a hard ride.
And the band played waltzing matilda as they carried him down the gangway.