Wednesday, October 18, 2006

homesick, revisited...

...:::...a few tracks included in today's download from two separate albums about our orientation in time. the first, a compilation out on broque titled pasture: the future of past (see max cavalera and cheslo below), all of which is available for free download on their site. the other, kode 9 + space ape's long awaited memories of the future on hyperdub.

inspired to 'change my listening habits' by deeptime's (formerly autonomic) review of memories of the future, i consequently also have been shifting the sequencing of my thoughts, and so creating new contexts for perception. in light of this idea of time (no longer linear or cyclical), a stanza from mary jo salter's poem, a phone call to the future:

Who says science fiction / is only set in the future? / After a while, the story that looks least / believable is the past. / The console television with three channels. / Black and white picture. Manual control: / the dial clicks when you turn it, like the oven. / You have to get up and walk somewhere to change things. / You have to leave the house to mail a letter.

and on restructuring our present condition by assuming a fictional past, gerry stern writes about his poem homesick:

My nostalgia is for the life I didn't live...The details (the images) are from the life I lived (and didn't live) during my journey. It is called 'my past'. The last sentence is what Maceo Pavlik-deNiord said when he was going on three, four years ago.

here are some excerpts. you can find it in it's entirety in this year's best american poetry (2006) :

I was reading again and French apples / were on my mind and oranges the way they sold them / in giant carts and how the skin was thick and / loosened from the flesh and how it made an / orange saucer where you placed the sections / after you pulled the threads away, the ugly word / pith, it's called, and raspberries with cream - / and how it would have been if I had stayed / in the same hotel another eight or ten years and / married someone else - it always come to / that - and taken up another trade, / for as you know what we call nostalgia / is for the life we didn't live, so much for / homesickness...

...I have nostalgia / for your life too, what are you, Mongolian? / Don't leave the rugs behind, milk the horses! / Are you Russian? You are great at this. / Light the samovar! I give you my past for / nothing. Here is your number. Line up, my lovers!

download: 061018-modyfier

max cavalera – der mensch und seine gaensehaut (granlab edit) : oct 2006 on broque
cheslo – spring droids (alessandro crimi remix) : oct 2006 on broque
kode 9 + space ape feat ms. haptic – glass : oct 2006 on hyperdub
alexander roland – auftrieb : oct 2006 on karmarouge records
capacbannark – smoke in plane : oct 2006 on persona
muskat nuss – misteek drive : oct 2006 on precinct recordings
nicolas coronel & juan pablo – la paz (blue room project) : sep 2006 on toes in the sand digital
pheek – 5 am (little surprise) : oct 2006 on archipel
geoff white – opposing platforms : oct 2006 on background records
varios – multiplicanciones (lusine remix) : oct 2006 on apnea
towie – on the juice : oct 2006 on no dough
kode 9 + space ape feat ms. haptic – curious : oct 2006 on hyperdub


Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you for the perspective.. ingesting recommended dosage now. ~ç

12:02 PM  
Anonymous Lauren said...

Interesting bit about sci-fi not needing to be set in the future. On that list of books I keep forgetting to send you is "Kindred," by Octavia Butler:

Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband, when she is abruptly snatched from her home in present-day California and transported back to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning; and Dana has been summoned across the years to save him. After this first summons, Dana is drawn back again and again to the plantation to protect Rufus and ensure that he will grow to manhood and father the daughter who is to become her ancestor. Each time, however, the stays grow longer and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana's life will end, long before it has even begun.

1:41 PM  
Blogger modyfier said...

"C" -
dosage varies per user.

i'm waiting, somewhere. are you around this week-end? dinner saturday? call/email me.

2:11 PM  
Blogger ForwardEver said...

Future = Past is All = Now, in a way.

But something more universal than time is action. Breathing, blinking, thinking. Activity.

Something that I found impossible to do is reverse activity: a human "undo" (cntl + Z). Perhaps we'll invent that some day.

11:09 PM  
Blogger modyfier said...

i hope, never, learn to undo. reflexive keystroking have found my pinky and forefinger striking against a counter top more than once, hollow thud...oh, this is real...this is how those beautiful palimpsests are made...ghostly erasures give direction to create newer forms.

1:10 PM  
Blogger rusnamrm said...

Herve Ak/JPLS vs Skoozbot/Tejada/Alaska Remix

2:50 PM  
Blogger sigh9 said...

Octavia Butler rocks (or rocked) and Kindred is one of her best.

2:55 AM  

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