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Well, that was popular... thanks to all for the challenge. (And those who haven't taken me up on it yet are still welcome to throw your hat into the ring, but it may take a bit longer. When I found myself sitting in my Music of Oceania class today watching 'Are'Are people explaining how to make bamboo transverse flutes but attempting in my head to find appropriately dirty rhymes, I figured maybe I should come up with another post here.) As Liz G. pointed out, "now you know what skill you'll be able to offer in exchange for cans of food after the nuclear holocaust."

If I haven't been too informative lately, that's because I'm still trying to get more informed, esp. about what classes I'm taking. And listening to tons of New Order/Joy Division/Warsaw in preparation for the Great Making of the 3-CD-R Retrospective (I know I'm blowing this out of proportion, but the obsession convinced me to get Joy Div's Les Bains Douches, so that can't be bad.) Also watching lots of movies--eXistenZ last night in Coco's class, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie at home the other night. And, presently, listening to Sasha "wild man" Frere-Jones's 18-CD-R retrospective of his favorite music of last year.


Aaron said:

That "At Bains Douches" disc has a version of "Love Will Tear Us Apart" that sent me off looking for all the covers I could find on Gnutella. I felt like I was on the verge of some breakthrough in my concept of aesthetics, but then most of the covers sucked and I lost the thread.

I like your 3-disc history idea. But is that "18" a typo? I know this is Sasha's job and all, but I simply stagger at the idea of finding 400 albums with even one good song apiece on them in a year. Despite listening to music at work with very little interruption, I find that free time is the limiting factor in my music listening, rather than money, and I barely had 100 songs in the running for my year-end mix.

jen said:

have you heard the love will tear us apart/get yr freak on?

slightly unrelated...

Douglas said:

Yup, "Love Will Freak Us."

Yes, it is indeed 18 discs (three of them are old stuff, actually; five are hip-hop, eight are pop, two are instrumentals). The instrumentals disc 2, which I'm listening to right now, goes Common, Mychael Danna, Mali Music, RJD2, Mixmaster Mike, El-P, Tosca, Primal Scream, Martin Rev, The Stark Reality, Mickey & Soul Generation, Whitefield Brothers, Scotty Hard, Kid606, Tenecke, Radian, Kohn, Ken Shoticker, Venetian Snares, Wobbly...

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