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Fleetwood Mac – Tusk (Deluxe Edition) – Disc 2 2

Fleetwood Mac
Tusk (Deluxe Edition)
Disc 2
Rhino CD, 2004

1. One More Time (Over & Over)
2. Can’t Walk Out Of Here (The Ledge)
3. Think About Me
4. Sara
5. Lindsey’s Song #1 (I Know I’m Not Wrong)
6. Storms
7. Lindsey’s Song #2 (That’s All For Everyone)
8. Sisters Of The Moon
9. Out On The Road (That’s Enough For Me)
10. Brown Eyes Never Make Me Cry
11. Song #1 (I Know I’m Not Wrong)
12. Honey Hi
13. Beautiful Child
14. Song #3 (Walk A Thin Line)
15. Come On Baby (Never Forget)
16. The Dealer
17. Song #1 (I Know I’m Not Wrong)
18. Kiss And run
19. Farmer’s Daughter
20. Think About Me (Single Version)
21. Sisters Of The Moon (Single Version)

Big up’s to Gregg Kowalsky for passing this one on. I didn’t bother with disc one (Tusk proper) ‘cus I figured if you’re grabbing this, you got that. Let me know if you’re interested in the delux Rumours & i’ll post that as well.


New Jammers – Ilyas Ahmed & Zach Wallace 4

A few pics of the new discs: Zach Wallace ‘Glass Armonica’ & Ilyas Ahmed ‘Goner’. Sound clips below.
Really happy to have both of these finally see the light of day. Both will be out on May 1st, as RS is attempting to be smi-pro these days and actually send out copies to press & radio. (??!?)

Ilyas Ahmed ‘Earn Your Blood’ (edit)

Zach Wallace ‘7’

Sitaar Tah! – Semimimimimin 5

Sitaar Tah!
archive CD 32

20+ piece Japanese sitar orchestra. What more could you want?!?
And just when you think the high pitch buzz and tabla splat has completely cooked you, the overtone singing kicks in. wha?!? This one BURNS!
If you dig it / can afford it, buy it over here.


Crossroads: The Films of Bruce Conner – Thu @ SFMOMA 0

Crossroads: The Films of Bruce Conner
Phyllis Wattis Theater, SFMOMA
7:00 p.m.

“A seminal, deeply American artist, Conner (1933–2008) was a master of irony and juxtaposition. Arguably the inventor of the found-footage film genre, Conner created films that are veritable X-rays of the 20th-century American mind, exposing and describing collective fantasies and fears while ultimately remaining deeply personal, intimate, and darkly elusive. This celebration of his work includes Cosmic Ray, Mongoloid, America Is Waiting, Ten Second Film, Vivian, Breakaway, Marilyn Times Five, Report, Looking for Mushrooms, and Crossroads.”


$10 general; $7 SFMOMA and SF Cinematheque members, students, and seniors.
Tickets are available at the museum (with no surcharge) or online.

Magical Power Mako – Hapmoniym 1972-1975 – 5CD Box Set 2

Magical Power Mako
Hapmoniym 1972-1975
Mio Records, 2004
5CD Box

“The material was recorded between 1972 and 1975 and first came out as a very limited edition in 1993. Each of the five discs contains one track of music ranging between 43 and 65 minutes in duration.”

Get into it!

Disc One – zip
Disc Two – zip
Disc Three – zip
Disc Four – zip
Disc Five – zip

Q&A – Tujiko Noriko 0

1: Analog or Digital?

2: What time did you wake up today?

3: Last thing you read?
JLG’s interview/book, japanese around 40 years old women/article

4: Whats your first memory?
memory that i could walked a bit along a sofa at my grandparents house. the blue carpet and slowmotioned faces of smiling happily adults(otona?)(my family) like monsters watching at me walking.

5: Tea Or Coffee?

6: Last thing you cooked?
fired eggs

7: If you’re reborn who or what would you like to be?
a heavenly body(天体?)

8: What inspires you?

9: Last record you played?
a record of live concerts in power house from brisbane

10: Favorite piece of musical equipment?

11: Last movie you saw?
documentary of andrei talkovsky when he had to make a movie in italy

12: Who do you love?

13: Do you have any pets?

14: Are you useful?

15: Biggest fear?
i have many universal(?common?) fears, but some people don’t understand that i’m really really
afraid of self reproductive? stuffs /模様(あのいっぱいの貝とか、新興住宅地とか、カエルの卵のあるまりとか)[patterns (those masses of shells/shellfish, developing cookie-cutter housing districts, masses of frog eggs)]

16: What do you value the most?
[good new things being born or happening, for example, cool frontiers ]

17: Famous last words?
last wordsって何??
[what are last words?]

Tujiko Noriko lives and makes music in Paris, France. She has released multiple albums on labels such as (Editions) Mego, Nature Bliss, and Room40 and has directed two films; “Sand and Mini Hawaii” and “Sun” (neither of which are available for distribution yet). She is currently raising her daughter, working on a new record with Aoki Takamasa and planning her third feature film.

Note: My translations of Noriko’s Japanese responses are italicized within brackets. i.e. [text]

The Misfits 2

Barn Owl hits the road! 0

The Barn Owl dudes are hitting the road again.. this time to Austin, TX. As always, the duo is seeking out minds to melt, so bring yours to one of these shows and buy some merch while you’re at it. Bros need your help. And they’re maybe the nicest band you’ll ever meet.

March 18 – Solar Culture Gallery, Tucson AZ
March 20 – SXSW Not Not Fun Showcase @ The Hideout, Austin TX w/ Robedoor, Pocahaunted, Magic Lantern, more
March 21 – KVRX Live In-Studio, Austin TX
March 23 – The Monolith, Tulsa OK w/ Ajilvsga, Language of Light
March 24th – The Arts Lab, Albuquerque NM w/ Heavywater

Get on it people!

John Whitney 0

Eliane Radigue – Naldjorlak 9

Eliane Radigue
Shiiin CD – 2008

Recorded at Chapelle Notre-Dame de Bon Secours in Paris on the 18th of September 2006.

Created in close collaboration with Charles Curtis, Naldjorlak is the first entirely acoustic composition by a composer who has pioneered pure electronic sound for over thirty years. Delicate in its dynamic range, the work explores highly diffuse bowed textures that defy perceptual focus; the hidden, untamed ur-sonority of the cello is revealed as a deeply unstable and complex source. The Tibetan title refers to the motion of all life toward unity; in a seamlessly interwoven three-part structure, the audible shape mirrors the geography of the cello.


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