On late nights when I think I am about to spin off the planet, I like to crank this album on my ipad, throw on the earphones, lie back and relax, because it provides the kind of chaos that I need to relax. Just a spectacular album that my brother turned me on to a few years back.
I don’t know why, but audible chaos like this really calms me.
Anthony Pateras – Live at Fábrica Braço de Prata
Whatever floats yer boat.
Have always found this strangely relaxing. YMMV.
Got the antidote for that right here: Antonio Carlos Jobim – Brazil .
I’ve not followed any of the open threads for the night/day/whatever, but I just have to say.
As much as I usually loathe that paper, it’s a good report on an INCREDIBLE story.
Apple polly loggies if I’m repeating other commenters’ reports. But it was a pretty fun day to be in San Francisco =D
@J.Ty: I thought thy went too far with the Batman experience when they killed his parents.
@mikejHoly Menendez kids, Batman.
I saw that on FB everywhere yesterday. Awesome.
You people are going to laugh at me but I just started watching Downton Abbey. John will be working much of the weekend and my plan is to start getting caught up and, hopefully, get the whole series done between now and New Year’s. I have three weeks off over the holidays, so I think my goal is attainable. I only got through the first episode last night. Not enough Maggie Smith yet.
Enjoy. And that’s an easier project than catching up on Breaking Bad or Six Feet Under or any American series from the get go.
Six whole comments on the overnight thread.
Hello out there?
Latyrx sounds like Firesign Theatre with a drum machine.
Ugh. Apparently unless I’ve gone to the moon myself, I have no proof that the US actually sent men there. Trust no one.
@Elizabelle:Hello. Can’t comment on TV. Where’s Anne?
You could fire a laser at the reflectors left by Apollo 11, 14 or 15. The one on Mare Imbrium left by 15 is the biggest and thus the easiest to hit, but these days you should be able to hit any of them.
Good morning. (Tips coffee cup)
Apparently, we’re the only survivors of a global apocalypse.
I’m less sad than I thought I’d be.
@Baud: Not me, I’m terribly disappointed. I was supposed to be the first to go. I had that guarantee in writing. I’d complain but I’ll bet the complaint department is already gone.
I blame Obama.
Betty Cracker put up a new thread, with a pretty photo.
No chickens or wine foil, though.
I am just delighted you, too, were left behind by the Rapture. How sad for us.
@JohnCole: My newest client is a company called Soundwall, I think their product might be something you’d be interested in.
That music almost overloaded my circuits!
Meh, Stereolab wants their beat back…
@JohnCole – I’ve been trying to remember the name of the record label you liked that produced fantastic audio, often with collaborations between musicians of different backgrounds.
3:19 on is great.
Also great: “Bad News”:
The idea of a sleepytime chaos lullaby makes sense to me as well.
An old girlfriend, who occasionally had trouble falling to sleep, would spin an album in hopes that by the time the needle ran out of groove she’d have fallen deep into the land of sugarplums. She had a mostly radio-friendly musical taste and, while at my place one night, reached for an album she liked. Besides not wanting to hear it, I had another idea of what might unwind her mind’s knots, so I selfishly, yet sincerely convinced her to trust me as I cued up the album Song X by Ornette Coleman and Pat Metheny.
This is an album that would make her run for the hills if I played it during the day, but shiny and fresh is how she woke in the morning, ready to greet the day with kisses and hugs, all the while praising the results of this miraculous sound tonic. It was like a NyQuil commercial or something. I lucked out. I really had no idea what I was doing. Just didn’t want to listen to Suzanne Vega.
@JohnCole — I found it! Water Lily Acoustics was the label you raved about a while ago.
DUDE. You know Latyrx’s second CD just came out, right? Appropriately named “The Second Album.” It’s awesome. And Lyrics Born and Lateef’s solo stuff is magnificent.
Hie thee to the iTunes store right now.
James E. Powell
DUDE. They called it an album? Cool.
Random Cole. Just random. But love this choice!!
When I was in college, I used to fall asleep with KXLU blasting dissonant, violent punk rock and post-punk madness in my ears. I found it relaxing, like they understood what was going on in my head. It synced up perfectly with my own mental noise and drowned it out.
Likewise, I used to enjoy listening to New York Car-Crash Jazz when studying. Total dissonant chaos, but to me it was relaxing and inspiring. Can’t listen to it now though for very long.
I think it’s funny you call this music chaotic, Cole. It’s downright calm and/or I have been living in Venice Beach CA for way too long.