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Tuesday, November 01, 2005

ONE OF MY FAVORITE SOUNDS


...taken from the latest edition of Erick Lyle's SCAM Zine (full of great and challenging ideas)

So, I really do not have much to share today. I had a really nice dinner with an old pal from Boston, Doug. It was really nice seeing and visiting with him.

But, as I was coming home this evening and listening to the musical journey dictated by my Mini iPod I realized that the chorus portion of a particular song is acutally one of my favorite sounds. In fact, I would be happy hearing this small part of the chorus over and over again and never tire of the sound. The harmony and discord all at once is like a bit of musical rapture.

Oh, thank you, Ms. Newton-John and Mr. John Farrar! From their 1981 release, "Physical" --- the 9th track called "Recovery" features this great blend of two male voices mixing with what sounds like 3 different recordings of Olivia Newton-John's voice. As the chorus goes, "Lover, don't you worry about my recovery" --- these 5 different voices sort of harmonize together and yet fully apart -- and, just for maybe 2 seconds, almost go out of tune but then pull in together making the prettiest sound. I love that part of the song and listened to it all the way home. Does anyone know of what I "speak"?

...Far from punk, but former Prez Reagan is still dead.

Oh, if you have a bent toward the far left --- or if you enjoy getting a view far from your own or what you read/hear from the mainstream media ---- pick up a copy of Scam #5. I believe it can be found at various stores/newstands in the Bay Area and in NYC. A most refreshing read! Technically, it is the January 2005 issue, but I am only seeing it pop up now. ? There is a great interview with Mattilda (AKA Matt Bernstein Sycamore) of Gay Shame fame and recent editor of THAT'S REVOLTING. Also, features some interesting interviews with artistes on the fringe -- and a great tribute to Joey Ramone!

OK -- time for bed!

5 Comments:

Blogger laurenbove said...

Thanks for the "scam" tip. Headed out on the wild blue web to locate it.

Gracias and Good night!

Word Verfication: Buono.

9:43 AM  
Blogger Hot Toddy said...

I don't know that song, Recovery, but it sounds cool!

10:27 AM  
Blogger Kiss My Mike said...

reminds me of the high school war between the punks / heavy metal group and the hip-hop group.

10:50 AM  
Blogger Lubin said...

In one of my previous homes, there was a lamp-post outside the house with the graffiti "Punk Not Dead" scrawled on it. We felt that the message was somehow lost among the poor grammar. But maybe that was the point. Punks don't need to follow such trifling things as grammatical rules.

9:24 AM  
Blogger vote4 said...

better reagan than punk - if only we can get his stinking name off our airport.....

5:28 PM  

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