Goodbye ello

When it appeared in 2014, the online service ello positioned itself as the anti-Facebook. No ads, no ‘sponsored’ posts, no selling user data, etc. Not long after the site went live, I wrangled an invite, and joined. It wasn’t terribly exciting, but there was none of the bullshit that frequently plagues Facebook and other social media [...]

August 16, 2018 (Elvis is still dead.)

On this day, I revisit one of my favorite mixes: August 16, 2002 (Elvis is still dead.) total playing time: 1:16:48 The Time – Dreamland (abridged)/Pandemonium (Paisley Park/Warner Bros.) Elvis Vs. JXL – A Little Less Conversation (radio edit) (RCA) James Brown – Sex Machine (Polydor) Scritti Politti – Scritti Politti Turntable Mix by Mastermind [...]

シェー・シェー・シェー・DA・DA・DA・Yeah・Yeah・Yeah・Ya・Ya・Ya

Fans of YMO, Yukihiro Takahashi, or Japanese rock in general may be aware that The Beatniks have a new album out (Exitentialist a Xie Xie), with a catchy new single, first heard live in concert last year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WitgRPRLHvo So help me I love the cheesy, low-budget video (just released yesterday) they made to go with [...]

55mix

55mix PART 1 (44m 08s) Birds Gotta Swim – Martin Mull Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima (excerpt) – Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra/Witold Rowicki Shipping Container – Ruby Throat Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima (excerpt) – Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra/Witold Rowicki Life, Life – Ryuichi Sakamoto Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima (excerpt) – [...]