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sunday sounds

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"Jungle invades the weed grown parks where armadillos infected with the earth eating disease gambol through deserted kiosks and Bolivar in catatonic limestone liberated the area." and "The name is Clem Snide - I am a Private Ass Hole - I will take on any job any identity any body - I will do anything difficult dangerous or downright dirty for a price -"  And the shock factor is non-existent. It’s 2013, you can write all you want about cocks in rectums, on every page even (as Burroughs laboriously did) and I won’t even bat an eye.  "Evening touched our rectums."
“Jungle invades the weed grown parks where armadillos infected with the earth eating disease gambol through deserted kiosks and Bolivar in catatonic limestone liberated the area.””The name is Clem Snide – I am a Private Ass Hole – I will take on any job any identity any body – I will do anything difficult dangerous or downright dirty for a price -”

“Evening touched our rectums.”….. William S Burroughs “The Soft Machine”

my intention is to start a sunday posting with some exciting (to me) sounds that make up my weekend. today is another offering from “other people” with dave harrington and nico jaar helping to steer this collaboration. the mix starts out with burroughs doing one of his infamous book readings – this one inspiring the title “the soft machine”. (we human beings are the soft machine btw)

i love the music. i hope you do too!

the right groove

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While he knocked it out of the park last year with the Dave Harrington collaboration Darkside (especially “Paper Trails” and “Golden Arrow“) Nicolas Jaar is also in another duo that’s worth your attention. Just Friends, the producer’s project with Sasha Spielberg, previously covered Leonard Cohen and now has shared the soulful and atmospheric original track “Don’t Tell Me.” You can grab the 10″ single of the song on Record Store Day, and stream it below.... stereogum..
While he knocked it out of the park last year with the Dave Harrington collaboration Darkside (especially “Paper Trails” and “Golden Arrow“) Nicolas Jaar is also in another duo that’s worth your attention. Just Friends, the producer’s project with Sasha Spielberg, previously covered Leonard Cohen and now has shared the soulful and atmospheric original track “Don’t Tell Me.” You can grab the 10″ single of the song on Record Store Day, and stream it below…. stereogum..

pop music has changed over the years and i have certainly tried to change along with it. much to my dismay, i find that there are many genres out these days that have no spiritual connection to my experience. often times dance music- or techno- seems soul-less and without a story.

this is not the case in terms of nicolas jaar. for some reason he has captured my imagination and my heart. with every release i am reminded that music is about a human story and about an experience. i find myself bopping and tapping with every recording and every play. his imaginative interweaving of new recordings, beats, samples, and live vocals promises me that the magic of performance and the intelligence of storytelling have not frozen. i feel a little more alive with each play.

here is a link to nicolas jaar and dave harrington’s online music magazine “other people”- always worth a look and a listen for me.

other people