Friday, October 31, 2008

There is no permanent truth

So I had to get rid of the cable. It was just crazy expensive. Then I dropped my camera and the digital face smashed. But it still takes pictures I just can't see what I'm taking and change the fstops or anything. Now I'm trying to be less digital in my life anyway. I rely on too much fake communication. Although I am sitting here writing this to send out to the internets. Oh well. The point is to try to use my brain more. And to communicate more. I am too isolated and alone. I need to reach out.

So I'm inspired by a friends blog to examine things more closely. He is all about music and how it effects him. He likes it so much he is writing his PhD about it. I don't dig music that much but I dig that he digs it and I can talk to him about it. Most of my conversations with folks is so shallow it is refreshing talking to him. Anyway, he makes lists of music he likes so I am going to do that too.

My Little brown book by Duke Ellington and John Coltrane
One of the most beyootiful songs ever written and played by two of the most beyootiful men who ever lived.
Bad Penny by Big Black
Noise noise and more noise. I love it.
Foreign Affair sung by Manhattan Transfer (written by Tom Waits)
I like their version better than Tom's. Sorry. It's a great song to belt out when I'm cleaning the tub.
Anything by Vivaldi. He just puts me in a trance
Billie Holiday. Need I say more?
Penguin Cafe Orchestra. Couldn't tell ya if I tried. I like that they have no "genre." They are quirky yet they make sense. They are experimental and happy and free and make me feel like I want to do the same.
The Pixies.
Elliott Smith. I'm a sucker for a guy and a guitar
Bob Marley. A prophet
Cocteau Twins. Dead Can Dance. Both 4AD projects. The word "spiritual" comes to mind. Mostly for DCD. Their music is inspired by many different elasticities musical themes. Cocteaus are more heavy on the high pitched guitar and deep beats but there is this etherialness to them that I put them together with DCD for some reason. I don't know. I just dig em.
The Police
They might be Giants. fun.
Sam Cooke. Dam that man can sing
Lydia Lunch. She is so fucked up and she is so beautiful
Tones on Tail. Used to get stoned to them a LOT. Now I just like how they mix a lot of stuff together and make great noise. Great base too.
Dexter Gordon
Joe Strummer. RIP
We are Devo
Oscar Peterson
The Ramones
Jello Biafra (and the Dead Kennedys) Music with a conscious. Gotta love it
Velvet Underground. They gotta be on everyone's list right?
Kraftwerk. Do you want to touch my monkey?
Soul Coughing.
The Cure
PJ Harvey
Philip Glass
John Zorn

Yes I spelled things wrong. I made up words and my punctuation sucks. Tough shit.

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