Monday, June 12, 2006

Linked by Thomas Moore

The new music pianist Thomas Moore Keeps a very large list of new music links. As of June 5th I am a memeber of that list. It is a simple thing in many ways, but for me it represents a list that I have used over the years and never considered myself being eligable for. Why was I not eligable? I have no idea, it just never crossed my mind. So I am thrilled to say, here I am! Up on the scene. A milestone in my new music career. It puts a big smile on my face.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

KSTK 6.7.06

So I was really excited by the occurance of 6.6.06 so I wrote a new piece in honor of it which I perform LIVE on air, during this show. The other highlight of this week is my finding the wierd record section. There were so many interesting things and such covers! Here are some of the album covers.

I appologize for missing the opening audio. Here is the playlist....
audio segment 1
1. "Improvisation" > Robert Prince & his Orchestra from The Cool Scene
2. "Cult of Personlity" > Living Color
3. "Action at a Distance" > Matmos
4. "Bitches Brew" > Miles Davis, The Complete B.B. sessions
talking > Miles continues
5. "Boogie Woogie Amputee" > Barnes and Barnes from Rhino's Worlds Worst Albums
6. "Rokudan no Shirabe" > Traditional Japanese
7. "Gravity" > James Brown
8. "Silence Kit" > Pavement
9. "Heart Attack and Vine" > Tom Waitts
10. "String Quartet No. 3 - avec une grande tendresse (dolcissimo)" > Giacinto Scelsi
audio segment 2
11. "String Quartet No. 3 - l'appel de l'esprit: dualisme, ambivalence, conflit (drammatico)" > Giacinto Scelsi
talking> The memory years 1925-1960: A Readers Digest collection
12. "Undercover Lover" > Jose Wales

13. "Shock the Monkey" > Peter Gabriel :: See Greenpeace Album cover

talking>" Welcome to my World" > The Great Songs with a Folk Country Accent
14. "Balance" > Acrobatic
audio segment 3
15. traditional music - some dude gets down saying things I don't know > Arabic
16. "Africa" > Toto
17. "Prophetiae Sibyllarum Sibylla delphica" > Lassus
18. "Prophetiae Sibyllarum Sibylla Cimmeria" > Lassus
19. "The New Year" > Death Cab for Cutie
talking >"All Night Long" > The Charlie Daniels Band
20. Some childrens song from a Japanesse Album > All about Childrens Song
audio segment 4
21. DJ Shadow
22. "calling all nations" >Inxs > Kick album - see photo of the album cover, notice the Gator skatboard, with a fat tailguard!

23. "Jewish Princes" > Frank Zappa from Sheik Yerbouti
24. "Watermelon Man" (Alt. Take) > Herbie Hancock from Takin' Off
audio segment 5
25. "6.6.06"> C.Jette
26. "Double Speak" > Ohmae
audio segment 6
27. "Hawaii e You" > Carlinhqs Brown from Omelete Man
28. "You And Whose Army?" > Radiohead from Amnesiac
29. "Stop Making Sense" > Talking Heads
30. "Girlfriend Better Than That" > Talking Heads
31. "Boogie on Reggae Woman" > Stevie Wonder
32. "Don't Panic" > Coldplay
audio segment 7
33. "Belly Button Window" > Jimi Hendrix
audio segment 8
34. "The Art Teacher" > Rufus Wainwright

Saturday, June 03, 2006

KSTK 5.31.06

you think it is commical having gw as president? well, there is a precedent....
notice the hadwritten indication as to the high quality of this album!

:: audio segment 1 ::
1. "Stray Cat Strut" > Stray Cats
2. "In the Sun" > Beat Pharmacy
3. "Dixie Down" > Tanya Tucker
talking > "It's a Small World tour"
4. "Mon Apero" > Edith Piaf
5. "P'yollak" > Korean Court Music
:: audio segment 2 ::
6. "Remix" > Christopher Jette
talking > "South Seas" - Readers Digest
7. "Billie Jean" > Michael Jackson
8. MIX > "The Birth of the Telephone", "Rejuvination"-Atomic Audio, "Why?" Michael Jackson & "Symphony No.2 - opening" Sibelius
9. "Off Minor" > T. Monk, perfs. Kronos Quartet & Ron Carter
talking > "Moon River" Lawerence Welk
10. "Selfless Cold and Composed" > Ben Folds Five
11. "Turkey in the Straw" > Georgia Wettlin-Larsin, Assiniboine, Nakota Wisconsin
12. "Canady" > The Folk Songs of New England (an old 78)
talking > "Song of Old Hawaii" - South Seas, Readers Digest
13. "We Looked Like Giants" > Death Cab for Cutie
14. "Sinfonia" 1st mvmnt > L. Berio
15. "Anglus Novus: Allya" > John Zorn
:: audio segment 3 ::
16. "Sometimes" > C. Jette
17. "La Fille aux cheveux de lin" > C. Debussy
18. "The Chauffeur" > Duran Duran from Rio and Arena
talking > Blodder Ambient Poetry, Voices of the Civil Rights & Brasil and Company
19. "The Rose" > H. Partch
20. "I'll Fly Away" > Jim Reeves
21. "The Crane" > H. Partch
22. "Fly Stereophonic" > Lidia Husik
23. "A Waterfall" > H. Partch
:: audio segment 4 ::
24. "A Survey" > Tortoise
25. "The Wind" > H. Partch
26. "Track 7" from Minor Conspiracy > Thievery Corperation
27. "The Street" > H. Partch
:: audio segment 5 ::
28. "Light From A Hidden Sun " > Sun Ra
IMPROV "A Birthday Salute to the Cammander in Chief" > Dr. Who SOund Effects, Lunar Drive, The 1st Family Rides Again (see album cover above), Voices of the Civil Rights and readings from The Wrangell Phone Book and the The DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Vehical Rollover Warning Regulations
29. "Mama Tried" > Randy Travis
30. "Dr. Heckyll & Mr. Jive" > Men at Work
talking > 20's Old Timey Music
31. "Dragon Rock" > Bill Haley and the Commets
32. "Ye Ye Ye" > Geofry Oryema
33. "Locked" > Zion I
34. "ESP" > Mike Patton, John Zorn, Iku M
35. "Hold My Baby's Hand" > James Brown
:: audio segment 6 ::
talking > "Pin-Points Of Spriral Prisms" > Sun Ra
36. "Let's Fall in Love" > F. Sinatra
37. "Crystal Lake" > Grandaddy
38. "Fritsom" from the Marque Moon" > Television
talking > "Living Voices"
39. "Burning Down the House"> Talking Heads
40. "The Woman All Skin and Bones" > Folk Songs of New England

the great listening chair...

Something I noticed... Old 78's were packaged in with a front and a back cover and then several bound record holding sleeves in the middle. To my thinking this is a spin off on book publishing, in that it was the model of how to think about publishing this then new media. Then look at how 33's are published as record sleeves that eventually become works of art on their own with, at times, no information about the album there-in. So the question that I am asking myself is, in this stage of the internet, where we are still in the infancy of the web, what has shaped how we publish and create web pages. In many ways, web 2.0 has answered some of that in that pages are moving away from being 1 dimensional, 1 direction mouthpieces to a place that acts as a hub for links and feeds. But this is only where we are now, there is a great deal to yet develop, the question I am asking is, once we get over one way models of information what will webpages become? What are the dynamics of interactive, just think of the many ways in which conversations are held; over the phone it is purely audio, in person it is about body language and chemistry. How will webpages go from being solely audio and visual pastiche to organisms that react to and interact with us in the way we do when we have a face to face conversation? (Not to say there aren't all ready hints of it, but there is a long road to travel)