Wednesday, August 09, 2006

...:::...i'm going away for a little i can remember the flavor of a berry warmed in the sun, the silkiness of vermont rivers and streams, how many shades of green there can possibly be...

i will be doing more than remembering soon. i am on my way back east for a week and then even further east to prague via berlin. if anyone has recommendations for places to go (for art, for eating, for laughing, for wandering, for dancing...) i'd love to be pointed in some interesting and fun directions. lemme know.

i have been thinking about the situationists and their visits to berlin...navigating the city with maps of london.

i was recently pointed in the direction of the long now by a co-worker. for those of you who don't know, it is a project based in san francisco...

The Long Now Foundation was established in 01996 to develop the Clock and Library projects, as well as to become the seed of a very long term cultural institution. The Long Now Foundation hopes to provide counterpoint to today's "faster/cheaper" mind set and promote "slower/better" thinking. We hope to creatively foster responsibility in the framework of the next 10,000 years.

The term was coined by one of our founding board members,
Brian Eno. When Brian first moved to New York City and found that in New York here and now meant this room and this five minutes, as opposed to the larger here and longer now that he was used to in England. We have since adopted the term as the title of our foundation as we are trying to stretch out what people consider as now.

also, brando plank recently brouht to my attention a new release on equaliteq from poland. you can download tracks for free from the wax ages compilation. i recommend doing so.

and as it is that i am going on vacation this means no posting until i get back in september. in the meantime, here is a beastly amount of tunes to get you through. i hope they infuse your days with flavor...:::...

download: 060809-modyfier-part1 and 060809-modyfier-part2

partial arts & ewan pearson & al usher – cruising : mar 2006 on battle
guido schneider – moesko : jun 2006 on poker flat
superlux – miss moon (quenum remix) : apr 2006 on lektroluv
franklin de costa – lazy monday : may 2006 on karmarouge noir
sono – whatever (martinez remix) : apr 2006 on pias recordings
jetone – the ballad of jetone-loc (recooked by damian schwartz) : juk 2006 on apnea
paul kalkbrenner – atzepeng : jun 2006 on bpitch control
ben klock – point-blank : apr 2006 on bpitch control
arken – step off : jun 2006 on sonar kollektiv
joe haider – colours of the sea : jul 2006 on sonar kollektiv
mossa – minette (portable remix) : jun 2006 on mo’s ferry
paolo mojo – 1983 : jul 2006 on pryda friends
playgroup – behind the wheel (dj kicks electroclash mix) : apr 2006 on k7! Records
losoul – cut so sweet : may 2006 on playhouse

radiq feat. paul st. hilaire – the grass roots (dimbitronic mix) : may 2006 on logistic records
chris carrier & e-troneek funk – ladies & gentlemen : mar 2006 on dialect recordings
b-pole – the long con : jul 2006 on four:twenty recordings

tg – system of wires (tg’s edit) : jul 2006 on four:twenty recordings
daniel taylor – mord (loco dice remix) : jul 2006 on four:twenty recordings


Blogger rusnamrm said...

I really think one has in life those messengers that give you glimpses of how life is, will, and should be..pleasure to have met in virtuality, good luck on your journey and hope to meet you some time in reality.

6:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when/how long are you going to be in berlin?

to listen check out watergate, maria, and panoramabar

and to view hamburger bahnhof, and possibly deutsche guggenheim berlin.

there's lots going on, you can find listings in for instance the magazin "zitty", or for music related things at de:bug's event calendar.

here are a few good record stores.

have fun,

9:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

also check out

record stores:
MitteMusik Alte Schönhauser Str. 33/34 Berlin Mitte (030) 30 87 85 90

couple of the guys from jazznova worked here
you can get a lot of sonar kollektiv stuff here
Soultrade-Recordstore Sanderstr.29 12047 Berlin

Arenaclub Am Flutgraben 2 12435 Berlin


while in prague

go check out this building. really beautiful. frank gehry building along the river.

record stores:

Sunshine People Records - Vinyl Shop
Ve Smečkách 1, Prague 1
goto the address building then go around the corner, it is in the alley.

Disko Duck
Karlova 12, Prague 1
(+420) 222 221 696

both towns are great. have fun!!

8:21 AM  
Blogger modyfier said...

travels begun. brain damage at the oakland airport after scare of liquid creams or perfumes for me. alas. i stood over the trash can for 5 minutes before finally dumping them. and then, to top it electricity, the entire airport running on back-up generators...but i've got my wireless connection to keep me company, so...

thanks for the scoop on said cities...appreciate the range of activities. we arrive in berlin on the 19th, so if there are any places that will playing music that's made to move to, i'd love to know.

10:24 AM  
Blogger modyfier said...

hey jan: just saw from your link to watergate the following playing the night of the 19th: mainfloor - lazy fat people, the mfa, carsten klemann...waterfloor - konrad black, mike shannon, adam marshall. whoa.

10:32 AM  
Anonymous jan said...

i know! and it's a really nice place too, the lower floor has a view over the spree against the background of the universal building and the oberbaumbrücke. not to be missed.

i hope i'll make it there too -- i'll be arriving on the 18th, have to check with my sister what the plans are though. i could send you an email if we'll be there, and maybe we can say hi.


6:28 PM  
Anonymous Quasar9 said...

Here's news from a physical-tourist-in-berlin

and Czech news of the most-expensive-dinner

4:04 AM  
Blogger modyfier said...

disko duck: just googled you to find that you are also a record shop...will definately scoot around to your part of town when we get in. looking forward to some lazy browsing. thanks for the other information, too.

1:04 PM  
Blogger ride said...

putting up this much good new music before everyone else is unfair to other blogs thereisaidit

12:00 AM  
Blogger modyfier said...

well. what can i say? i struggle with that one myself. let's new artists and sounds. more to be found and had.

7:43 AM  
Blogger hector23 said...

Have fun girl! I just had a wonderful vacation to the redwoods up around your area but berlin would be great fun.

8:35 AM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

Hi Modifyer! hope you are enjoying your Euro hols

Since today is Saturday
I have a little gift for you
jam movie

4:47 AM  
Blogger ride said...

That Tarwater song at the beginning is amazing.

2:27 PM  

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