Archive for November 17th, 2012

Saturday Night Mash-Up

by lizard

When Montana blogger Dave Budge isn’t bashing labor for killing Twinkie jobs, he’s making cheese, and anyone interested in his cheesy knowledge can attend a class at the Missoula Food Co-op on Nov. 27th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm for an introduction to cheese making.

Cheese pairs nicely with wine, or so I’ve heard, and I’m going to try and make that a smooth segue to a wonderful musical pairing that popped up on my twitter feed today.

Musical mash-ups are nothing new. One of the more well known efforts is Danger Mouse’s controversial mashing of Jay-Z and the Beatles, producing the Grey Album.

Pulling off what Danger Mouse does takes chops.

The musical pairing I urge you to watch is not edited to fit perfectly together, it just does. The culture of what’s buzzing says so:

In his review of the Miles Davis-written score to the 1958 film Elevator to the Gallows, critic Phil Johnson called it “the loneliest trumpet sound you will ever hear, and the model for sad-core music ever since. Hear it and weep.” Replace “trumpet” with “piano,” and the same description could work for LCD Soundsystem’s “New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down.” Especially when you remember that it’s the last song the band performed.

So without further delay, here it is: LCD Soundsystem’s New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down with Miles Davis’ Elevator to the Gallows:

by lizard

Before Pillar of Defense, the working name for this round of IDF killing was Pillar of Cloud, a phrase with deep theological resonance.

We can only guess why the name was changed.

This week, two poems. The first poem, written by Kathy Engel, comes from a collection titled Poets for Palestine, edited by Remi Kanazi. The second poem comes from me, written today, after I was given a strange line by my old iMac computer last night: rejoice the orbit voice. Enjoy! Continue Reading »

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