Friday, August 31, 2007

in the library...


...:::...i wonder about all those things i don't hear that are making sounds around me. how if maybe i tuned my aesthetic ear to hear every car in passing under the window or the hum of the refrigerator at the back of the studio or the muffled footsteps in the stairwell outside the open door...i might understand the day in a different way. where does my attention lie? and does it mostly rest where it does because that is where it is conditioned? where it is easy? where i understand things?

earlier this month charles simic became the 15th poet laureate of the united states. i heard him read this poem, 'in the library' on the radio:

There's a book called
A Dictionary of Angels
No one had opened it in fifty years,
I know, because when I did,
The covers creaked, the pages
Crumbled. There I discovered

The angels were once as plentiful
As species of flies.
The sky at dusk
used to be thick with them.
You had to wave both arms
Just to keep them away.

Now the sun is shining
Through the tall windows.
The library is a quiet place.
Angels and gods huddled
In dark unopened books.
The great secret lies
On some shelf Miss Jones
Passes everyday on her rounds.

She's very tall, so she keeps
Her head tipped as if listening.
The books are whispering.
I hear nothing, but she does.

it made me want to listen for that whispering. it made me want to find the answer to one question so that i know what one to ask next. mostly it just made me happy and wonder...i will keep my head tipped like miss jones...:::...

download: 070831-modyfier part01

dash dude – tell ‘em in the city (shaka’s friday remix) : aug 2007 on morris audio citysport edition
st sebastian – drunk lover (mymy remix) : jul 2007 on dessous recordings
argenis brito – cepe : aug 2007 on cadenza
rework – love love love (rework’s chelsea girls mix) : aug 2007 on playhouse
luka & lazo – dust no. 4 (barem remix) : aug 2007 on alphabet city
dibaba – teasing jacky blue note : aug 2007 on international deejay gigolo
santos resiak – map division : aug 2007 stomafunk
tokyo black star – still sequence (innervisions version) : aug 2007 innervisions
stewart walker – fragile chemistry (touane remix) : aug 2007 on persona
nathan fake – you are here (four tet remix) : aug 2007 on border community
slam – we’re not here (copy was there remix) : aug 2007 on soma recordings
kollektiv turmstrasse – tristesse : aug 2007 on connaisseur recordings
kid massive & raoul – island breeze feat. ijeoma (trentemoller remix) : aug 2007 justrax records

download: 070831-modyfier part02

anthony collins – luz : aug 2007 on resopal schallware
el carlitto & maxim lany – blackhak : aug 2007 on king kong records
andre traenkner – confessions : aug 2007 on praezise records
reinhard voigt & jorg burgen – man lebt nur zweimal : aug 2007 on kompakt
presslaboys – in the mood (kriece remix) : aug 2007 on illegal ninja moves
manuel tur & dplay – clock shift : aug 2007 on compost
tiger stripes – spacious mind : aug 2007 on nite grooves
david e sugar – oi new york this is london (oi this doesn’t sound like skream reimx) : jul 2007 on greco roman
nikola baytala & kwai le chief – saboteur : aug 2007 on robsoul recordings
heinrichs & hirtenfellner – psychology of a tone : aug 2007 on highgrade records
dubfire – ribcage : aug 2007 on sci + tec digital audio
le ron & yves eaux & luke star – fashionized (nick k remix) : aug 2007 on mashtronic
natural electronic system – human fragility : aug 2007 on stomafunk recordings


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