This was originally just some outtakes from a show for 1/2/96, but it just might become a database of tracks that I'm interested in. It's going to need some better syntax, though... Ideas for better ways of presenting ideas
Another file with some more recent ideas in it, from my compatriot (colleague? cohort?) Mr. Inbetween. Maybe we should pool all our data one of these days...
Go from Dead Can Dance to Frank Sinatra.
Well, it's likely I'll come back to this one again someday, sin't it...
Web Web (1-16:00) WebOh man, I really don't need another neat sounding 15 minute plus ambient track, and I was really ready to hate yet another soulless Bill Laswell product, but this is actually pretty good. Rumble. Rattle. Whoose. Slow classicalesque tones that could work as a lead in to the Iso Ambient Orchestra piece on the Swarm of Drones comp...
Terminal Sect Metal Idol Born (4-19:39) The Gun Worship EP (591)Nice, all over the place mix that ain't tedious, and ain't metal, but probably ain't useful for me either, at least not tonight. 20 minutes?
Aloof Proof The Ghost Ship Swarm of Drones (coll.) (590) (I10-9:10?) (excerpt)Sense of release, dark but relaxed, harpsichord like? Could follow murky accordion music?
Terminal Sect Gun Worship (5-4:45) The Gun Worship EP (591) suprisingly festive mixTraditional industrial dance with Lost in Space "Danger,Danger" sample... oops, note prominent "shit" in the middle. Got to watch that before 9PM, unfortunately. God bless America.
Rebar Das Math Girl Cognitive Mapping 2 (669) (9-3:03) (collection)Slow, stark, but mostly silly "off kilter" lyrics, and prominent "shit" and "pissing", oh well.
Charles Mingus Weird Nightmare ?
Trio De Domaines (3-7:01) Trio de Clainettes-Live Clarinettes (660)Delicate, but dark, very abrupt bursts of "new music".
Yoko Ono/IMA Warzone (1-1:55) Rising (586)Fast, kind of industrial rage. Pair with Terminal Sect?
My Pretty The Sad Arrogance Cognitive Mapping 2 Finger of Spacemen (24-2:42) (collection) (669)Okay, slow grunge-folk. Can't quite hear the lyrics, though it seems like you ought to be able to.... the sad tone gets through.
Scott Jenerik (3-3:45) 3000 Words (739)Local SF guy, sounds like crash worship with ominous echoy noise effects. This is a midtempo, a bit less noisy track.
Magic Pacer Queen of Flames (6- ) White Room (635)Poppy fast rocking track with old border cheese electronics swooping up and down. A little on the light side? Might go with classical/perhaps Glass?
Greg Osby Pillars (1-4:41) Black Book (659)Jazz, hiphop beat, woman recites over it leading up to a sarcastic remark about the pillars of her community.
Greg Osby Rockin Chair (3-4:52) Black Book (659)Jazz, hiphop beat, woman raps fast and cold. Really nice hiphop the hip hop boys will never find...
Greg Osby Fade to Black Medley Black Book (659) part a: Brother And a Token (10-4:48)Jazz, hiphop beat, poetry about fear of black guys on the subway.
Ann Magnuson This Nothing Life (2-5:00) The Luv Show (460)strummy guitar groove, in two halves "don't start to think" (ironic), then "this nothing life". Cool. Must use...
Pale Face Monotony (10- ) Raw (638)Rocking "antifolk": "everyone here doesn't have to be the same"? "monotony, it'll happen to you", "I'm not paranoid"... got a "fucking" in it that's maybe a little obvious. Maybe I'll just play instrumental music the whole show.
Clock DVA Contradict (7- ) White Souls in Black SuitsChaotic jazz-like honking fades in, and then switches to guitar (somewhere between Myles Boisen and Talking Heads) jamming with Adi Newton's voice, sounding like Genesis P. Orridge. "show me a contrast that will..."
Switchblade Dissolve (2- ) Serpentine Glitter Symphony (641)"Can you see me going down/I am screaming out loud/and the fear of god is in me now/dissolve/in the moonshine/I leave no trace/my visions have gone/far away from this place/ they've dissolved" slower. (Another goth track might be better in this set, really...)
Iso Ambient Melisma (16-1:57) Swarm of Drones (coll.) Orchestra (590)Very cool, dark synth-classical, fairly fast but not frantic, a year in the life, one hopes. NOTE: set CD player for CONTINUE. fade out high, rapid tinkerbell music at start of next track. Mix with?
Sun Ra Frisco Fog (3-3:19) Salute to Walt Disney (613)Leads with applause, FADE IN. Fast, demented juggernaut.
Pain Teens Coral Kiss (3- ) Beast of Dreams (529)Slow spoken vox over tribal drumming, "angry little teeth, sharpened pearl cuts pressed and bitten, my brusided lips if I miss your coral kiss, does it matter? Does it?". ((does this really go in this set? ))
Charles Mingus Ecclusiastics (7-6:57) Thirteen Pieces (326)A decade in the life. Tempo starts slow, goes all over the place. I like this a lot. Some gospel touches.
dj Cheb i Hamam (I4-4:45) Swarm of Drones (coll.) Sabbah (590)Rain sounds, chimes, drones, echoy voices, middle eastern style chants. Neat.
Oh, and hey, what about the Moe tape? There's a good track on there I'd like to play, and it'd go well with one of the chimier dark ambient things...
Greg Osby Intuition (9-4:45) Black Book (659)Jazz, hiphop beat, woman and man whispers/chants in the background. Nice sound, kind of upbeat.
And I'd also like to end a set with:
A Day in the Life Magic Christain (or???)
Susan James Raincoats (7-3:14) Shocking Pink Bananna Seat (377)Start: Slower, demented sounding, moves to a loud, rocking slick vox finish. Could follow goth with this, and then go to? Twisted relationship stuff "I am hung up in the sky"; "I am not your fossil pin up"; "I become when I need the Shiva girl; Tear down every thought you have of me"
Susan James Poison (8-3:26) Shocking Pink Bananna Seat (377)Simple, fast repetetive bowed bass, with folky vox over it. "I swallowed the poison/and now I'm waiting for your tounge to turn black..." Ok, but not great. Obvious goth connections.
Susan James Le Monsters (8-2:30) Shocking Pink Bananna Seat (377) Nice, delicate instrumental, sparse with a touch of dementia. Ends with scratchy vinyl end groove sound. Might work as a substitute for old Pink Flloyd?
Susan James Eileen (11-) Shocking Pink Bananna Seat (377) Pair this with Dreamland's "Scarlett O'Hara", some sort of female-bonding theme. Slowish folk-pop.
Life Garden (1-7:47) The Hungry Void Volume Two: Air & Voice of Eye (363)Wonderful, industrial, both tribal and symphonic at the same time. Note, end goes into the next track (ethereal voices come in): best to play on continue and fade where you like.
Life Garden (4-6:08) The Hungry Void Volume Two: Air & Voice of Eye (363)Beautiful ethereal-gothic vox, ominous really deep symphonic sounds, a regular beat like a clock ticking. Amazing. Play on continue, fade where appropriate.
The slick way to do it would probably be to run a database in the background, with an HTML front-end, but it might be worth thinking this simpler, more primitive approach through to see if it goes anywhere...
I was envisioning a completely flat file database, one record to a line, where the delimiters would make sense as HTML, and yet still be a readable list in a browser. Does this gain you all that much?
Anyway, start at the beginning, list the fields:
Looks like too many to put on one "line", even an extended line.
It also looks like an awful lot to identify the fields positionally, and yet it seems really clumsy to include a label for each field. I think that pretty much exhausts all the options though, for a flat file... I guess you could do hybrids, say the first six fields are required, and are identified only by position, but the next few dozen are optional, and it's required to label them. So just as an example, you could have records like this:
<DL> <DT>Dog Faced Hermans <DD> Dream Forever <DD> those deep buds <DD> <DD> 3:21 <DD> WHAT: interesting rock, unique jazzy vocals <DT>Web <DD> Web <DD> Web <DD> 1 <DD> 16:00 <DD> WHAT: ambient. Rumble Rattle. Whoose. Slow classicalesque tones <DD> USE: Lead in to Iso Ambient Orchestra on Swarm of Drones. </DL>Which would look like this in a browser:
<DL> <DT><em>Web</em> - <i>Web</i> off <i>Web</i> <DD> 1 <DD> 16:00 <DD> WHAT: ambient. Rumble Rattle. Whoose. Slow classicalesque tones <DD> USE: Lead in to Iso Ambient Orchestra on Swarm of Drones. </DL>Which would look like: