Category Archives: Sound

I’ve been trying to track down this track for years.

 

“My name is Yon Yonson,
I come from Wisconsin.
I work in a lumber mill there.
When I walk down the street,
The people I meet.
Say: What’s your name?
And I say:
My name is Yon Yonson,
I come from Wisconsin.
I work in a lumber mill there…”

by Kurt Vonnegut

 
The enigmatic Canon 1 à 2 from J. S. Bachs Musical Offering (1747), The manuscript depicts a single musical sequence that is to be played front to back and back to front.
Video by Jos Leys (http://www.josleys.com) and Xantox (http://strangepaths.com/en/)

 
Dream Machine
Mark Farina
(JT Donaldson Mix)

lyrics:

what are you thinking of
what are you doing
what do you think you can do
what you are
what you do
looking out at
ripples on the dance floor
what do you mean
is what you get
did you forget to know
what the end is
to begin
clearing
looking out
at ripples on the dance floor

dream machine
did you get
everything you asked for
dream machine
rattlesnake
a charm on the dance floor

love’s rage
broken page
electric lights
and glass bone nights
electric lines run
through your minds
distractions with radio contraptions
pipe ashes
night glasses
tick tock
hear the wind lick
the window
ignited
you’re invited
grow wings
sprouting from the backbone

dream machine
mister jones
you don’t know what you came for
dream machine
rattlesnake
a charm on the dance floor

we are like those two
mirrors
steaming in the rain
we are those two
lovers
holding each other’s hands
dream
with me
rattlesnake
a charm on the dance floor

We are slowed down sound and light waves,
a walking bundle of frequencies tuned into the
music of the cosmos. We are souls dressed up
in sacred biochemical garments and our bodies
are the instruments through which our souls
play their music.” ~Albert Einstein

I just came across an outstanding podcast from Tara Brach on “Entering the Mystery,” with some profound and moving stories.

You can download it here: 20130417-Tara_Brach-IMCW-entering_the_mystery.mp3

2013-04-17 – Entering the Mystery – John O’Donahue writes, “We are so busy managing our lives, we forget this great mystery we are involved in.” This talk looks at the ways we pull away from the mystery and the path of “beginners mind” that enables us to encounter this living world with freshness, courage and wonder. Please support this podcast by donating at www.tarabrach.com or www.imcw.org. Your donations allow us to continue to freely offer the teachings!

Opera Singer, Performance Artist, Rock Star: Klaus Nomi would have been 70 years old today.

When you’ve got an hour and half, check out The Nomi Song. The complete documentary is available online and you’ll see a New York you almost forgot had once existed or a New York you wish you had been around to see.

Those of us who came to New York, came here because we did not fit in to where we grew up. We were misfits, and the only place misfits could go was New York City and find other misfits and then just go wild.

~ Ann Magnuson

At the time when everybody was arriving and starting up, everybody was in the same boat. Nobody had any money. Everybody was eating pizza and doughnuts. It just wasn’t, it wasn’t about success. Everybody had the dream, but it just felt like we’re here for awhile together, and it was actually a really great kind of camaraderie that you have when there’s no threat that someone’s going to do better you you. Everyone was just exploding with creativity. Everyone was supporting each other and it was really art for art’s sake.

~ Kenny Scharf

And then there’s today. Nomi, we still need saving.

Odessa

Nomi Dietrich

Nomi - Who From Below

h/t: Fieth.com

Yes, these are old news by now, but must be noted for future reference:

Beyonce’s “Single Ladies”:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mVEGfH4s5g

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And the Gwen Verdon/Bob Fosse/Walk It Out inspiration:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU3N5c2Kxnw

And the original:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUXRdqn8LOM