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every now and then i go through this moment of hunting for new music. the old music sucks, i think, and new things must be found, and at this moment, i do whatever self respecting individual does: i look around at what i've been listening too, and i go right to the opposite side of the music room. sometimes, the result is that less than admirable purchases and downloads are made. things that i normally wouldn't have anything to do with, you must understand, and which, outside this moment of complete reversal, would never have happened. i was caught in one of these moments this week--it's probably surprisingly to everyone that i am not talking about the william shatner song.

in response to this lapse, i took all the music on my computer and dumped it into my windows media player, then hit shuffle. there is apparently seventy six hours and forty three minutes and forty two seconds of music and comedy on this computer. substantially more than i thought i had, and when put on random, jumps from bob dylan to set fire to flames to tori amos and, at the moment, snog.

some of it i didn't even know i had.

i should do this more often.

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future_conduit
Aug. 7th, 2004 04:13 am (UTC)
you ever heard of a group called squarepusher (actually just one guy whos name be Thomas Jenkins)?

thought i'd throw the line to you in case you are un-initiated. very mind bending gritty break-beat drum&bassish techno. kinda like AphexTwin (they have done some little projects together) but way more fucked up.

also "add N to X". kind of a cyber/stoner rock group who just so happen to be on Thurston Moore (of my favourite band Sonic Youth)'s record label.
they have this very impressive film-clip that features jetsons style animated robot's shagging.

and "Girls against Boys" who are from NY. they play really sleezy pop. think the beatles song "hey bulldog" being covered by the Velevet underground and your almost there.

benpeek
Aug. 7th, 2004 08:38 pm (UTC)
yeah, i have heard squarepusher. it left me a bit cold, to be honest. (so does aphex twin.)

however, the other two bands sound cool. easy to download or is it a hunt and purchase thing?
future_conduit
Aug. 10th, 2004 02:01 am (UTC)
you could always try your luck downloading... you never know.
but i've even had trouble getting my hands on them thru reputable record stores. (i know, i could have just orderd it and waited untill it came in, but that definitly defeats the purpose of impulse buying)

i managed to miss the whole set, bar one song of Gv'sB when they played with magic dirt last year (which was the kind of thing that always happens to me with the company i was in). but i sat down and talked to the singer after the show and appolagised for my tardiness.
actually the time before that with the same friend, we managed to miss magic dirt play completely. but we ended up sinking piss with them after the show, so all was not lost.

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