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The Cool Rebellion (The Beat Generation and The Birth of Counter-Culture)
January 26, 2011 09:14 PM PST

Every generation has its nicknames. In the 1950' s, a group of writers came to be known as `The Beats.' Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, and others railed angrily against the complacency of post-World War II America. Their writing, poetry and Bohemian lifestyle changed popular culture; leading the way for the rebellious '60s and helping to set the stage for the hip-hop ' 90s.

1 /Ben Hecht - Interview with Jack Kerouac
2 /John Coltrane - My Favourite Things
3 /Ken Nordine - Reaching Into In
4 /Tom Waits - Til The Money Runs Out
5 /Carl Sandburg - The Beatniks
6 /Elmer Bernstein - Like Having Fun
7 /Babs Gonzales - Manhattan Fable
8 /Cheech & Chong - Dave
9 /Roj - The Gamelan Threshold
10/Senor Coconut - Beat It
11/Charles Kuralt - The Greenwich Village Poets
12/Miles Davis - So What
13/John Drew Barrymore - Christopher Columbus Digs The Jive
14/Lambert, Hendricks & Ross - Twisted
15/American Beauty Soundtrack
16/Allen Ginsberg - America
17/Dusty Kid - America (Extended Version)
18/Howard Smith - The Cool Rebellion
19/1 Giant Leap Soundtrack
20/American Beauty Soundtrack
21/Digable Planets - Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat)
22/John Brent & Del Close - Uncool
23/Charlie Parker - Cosmic Rays
24/Oscar Brown Jr. - But I Was Cool
25/Peggy Lee - Fever
26/Bob McFadden & Dor - The Beat Generation
27/DJ Vadim - Dig Yourself Baby
28/Patsy Raye & The Beatniks - Beatnik's Wish
29/Pop Will Eat Itself - Can You Dig It?
30/Unknown - Hello San Francisco
31/Jack Kerouac - San Francisco Scene (The Beat Generation)
32/WNYC News Feature - Footloose In Greenwich Village
33/Laurent Garnier - The Man With The Red Face
34/A.R. Rahman - Mumbai Theme Tune
35/Lord Buckley - The Hip Gahn
36/Burnt Friedman & Jaki Liebezeit - 128.5
37/William S. Burroughs - Naked Lunch (Excerpt)
38/Kai - El Jem (Tangier Spice Mix)
39/Material - End Of Words
40/Spacetime Continuum - Kairo

Aotearoa ( ao = cloud, tea = white and roa = long)
January 22, 2011 11:36 PM PST

As the largest nation in Polynesia, New Zealand's music is influenced by the culture of the indigenous Māori and immigrants from the Pacific region, though its musical origins lie predominantly in British colonial history, with contributions from Europe and America. As the nation grew and established its own culture, local artists combined these styles with local influences to create music that is distinctively New Zealand. (Wikipedia)

1 /Fetus Productions - What's Going On (Flying Nun 1983)
2 /Pitch Black - 1000 Mile Drift (featuring Brother J) (Simon Flower Remix) (Dubmission 2007)
3 /Rhian Sheehan - Te Karanga (featuring Kirsten Johnstone & Anika Moa) (Loop 2004)
4 /Whiri Mako Black - Ta Moko (from 1 Giant Leap Soundtrack) (Palm Pictures 2002)
5 /Module - Twilight Stolen (featuring Jess Chambers) (Loop 2006)
6 /Rhian Sheehan - Cosmology (Loop 2004)
7 /Pacific Heights - Lavenia (Reserve 2002)
8 /Salmonella Dub - Conspiracy Dub (from Calming Of The Drunken Monkey) (Dub Conspiracy 2006)
9 /Pitch Black - South Of The Line (Dubmission 2007)
10/Sola Rosa - Breezes Blowing (featuring Paul St. Hilaire) (FMR 2005)
11/Antix - BHD (Headhunter Remix) (Iboga 2007)
12/Tom Cosm - Christchurch Earthquake Tune (Soundcloud 2010)
13/International Observer - House Of The Rising Dub (Danny Howells Remix) (Dubmission 2009)
14/Recloose - Dust (featuring Joe Dukie) (Peacefrog 2005)
15/Chris Knox - Not Given Lightly (Flying Nun 1990)
16/Straitjacket Fits - She Speeds (Flying Nun 1987)
17/The Clean - Anything Could Happen (Flying Nun 1982)
18/Nick Guy - Did You See It Crack? (iamoru 2010)
19/D Bridge - Blush Response (featuring Instra:mental) (Exit 2008)
20/Video Kid (Bret McKenzie) - Video Kid (Loop 2004)
21/Fat Freddy's Drop - Hope (3 Generations Walking Remix) (Kartel Creative 2004)
22/Trinity Roots - Aotearoa (Trinity Roots 2004)

birds flying high
January 16, 2011 12:19 AM PST

Birds flying high you know how I feel
Sun in the sky you know how I feel
Breeze driftin' on by you know how I feel

It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life
For me
And I'm feeling good

Fish in the sea you know how I feel
River running free you know how I feel
blossom in the trees you know how I feel

It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life
For me
And I'm feeling good

Dragonfly out in the sun you know what I mean, don't you know
Butterflies all havin' fun you know what I mean
Sleep in peace when day is done
And this old world is a new world
And a bold world
For me

Stars when you shine you know how I feel
Scent of the pine you know how I feel
Oh freedom is mine
And you know how I feel

It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life
For me
And I'm feeling good

(Nina Simone)

1 / Fela Kuti & Roy Ayers - Introduction: Africa, Centre Of The World
2 / Alice Coltrane - Journey In Satchidananda
3 / Intro / Tokyo - Lost In Translation Soundtrack
4 / Library Tapes - Pieces of Us Were Left On The Tracks
5 / Bob Moog - Synthesizer Theory (Intro to the Studio)
6 / Mulholland Drive
7 / Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
8 / Jeff Pearce - Angels of the Ocean Calm
9 / Burial - Untitled
10 /The Voice of Vrilon
11 /Lifeforce
12 /Walter from carknocker.com - The Lonely Caboose
13 /Zeitgeist
14 /War Games
15 /Rain & Thunder
16 /Boards of Canada - Dayvan Cowboy
17 /Muse - Muscle Museum
18 /Trentemøller - Miss You
19 /Charlene - I've Never Been To Me
20 /Akira Yamaoka - Ghost Town
21 /Burial - Untitled
22 /Birds In The Forest
23 /The Cure - A Forest (Trentemoller Edit)
24 /Nina Simone - Feeling Good
25 /DJ Krush - from Mos Def
26 /Bloc Party - Where Is Home (Burial Remix)
27 /Sabres Of Paradise - Haunted Dancefloor
28 /Michael Jackson - Dirty Diana
29 /Princess Diana - excerpts from the Martin bashir interview
30 /The Future Sound Of London - Environments - Gong
31 /William S. Burroughs - No More Stalins, No More Hitlers
32 /Street Traffic
33 /Tom Waits - Frank's Wild Years
34 /The Prisoner - Subject shows great enthusiasm
35 /Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds
36 /Fragma - Toca's Miracles
37 /Jack Kerouac - San Francisco Scene (The Beat Generation)
38 /Unknown - Hello San Francisco
39 /Janis Joplin - Mercedes Benz
40 /Beck - Go It Alone
41 /Zero 7 - Destiny
42 /Nina Simone - Feeling Good
43 /Akira Yamaoka - Lost Carol
44 /Lou Reed - Walk On The Wild Side
45 /John Lennon - Imagine
46 /Minnie Riperton - Loving You
47 /Led Zeppelin - Ramble On
48 /Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth
49 /Ferris Bueller's Day Off
50 /The Streets - Has It Come To This?
51 /The Flaming Lips - Do You Realize??
52 /The Human League - The Things That Dreams Are Made Of
53 /Roxy Music - Love Is The Drug
54 /Röyksopp - What Else Is There?
55 /Booka Shade - In White Rooms
56 /David Bowie - Andy Warhol
57 /Yello - Moon On Ice
58/ David Lynch - Catching the Big Fish
59 /Angelo Badalamenti - Theme from Mulholland Drive
60 /Miranda Sex Garden - In Heaven
61 /Diamanda Galas - Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
62 /Radiohead - Nude
63 /Birds In The Forest
64 /Burning Spear - Jah No Dead
65 /Bob Marley & The Wailers - Waiting In Vain
66 /The Cure - Just Like Heaven
67 /Keiichi Suzuki - Satellite Serenade (Trans Asian Express Mix) (samples David Attenborough)
68 /Pitch Black - Transient Transmission (fig 2)
69 /The Orb - The Forest Of Lyonesse
70 /Kaya Project - Ummah Oum (feat. Shahin Badar) (100th Monkey Remix)
71 /Bjork - Hidden Place
72 /The Cure - A Forest

it's just a ride
January 05, 2011 03:41 PM PST

The World is like a ride in an amusement park, and when you choose to go on it you think it's real, because that's how powerful our minds are. And the ride goes up and down and round and round, and it has thrills and chills and is very brightly colored, and it's very loud. And it's fun, for a while.

Some people have been on the ride for a long time, and they've begun to question, 'Is this real, or is this just a ride?', and other people have remembered, and they've come back to us and they say 'Hey, don't worry. Don't be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride.' and we kill those people.

"Shut him up! We have alot invested in this ride! Shut him up! Look at my furrows of worry. Look at my big bank account, and my family. This just has to be real."

It's just a ride.

But we always kill those good guys who try and tell us that. You ever noticed that? And let the demons run amok. But it doesn't matter, because ... It's just a ride.

And we can change it anytime we want. It's only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings of money. A choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear wants you to put bigger locks on your door, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love, instead see all of us as one.

Here's what we can do to change the world right now, to a better ride:

Take all that money we spent on weapons and defense each year and instead spend it feeding, clothing, and educating the poor of the world, which it would many times over, not one human being excluded, and WE CAN EXPLORE SPACE, TOGETHER, BOTH INNER AND OUTER, forever ... in peace.

-- Bill Hicks (1961 - 1994)

The Kleptones - Sympathy For The Almighty
Doris Stokes
The Flaming Lips, "One More Robot/Sympathy 3000-1"
Jah Thomas, "Spells"
Eelke Kleijn, "Defining The Pattern"
Eminem, "The Real Slim Shady"
Franks Here (from Blue Velvet)
Angelo Badalamenti, "Night Streets" (from Blue Velvet)
Angelo Badalamenti, "Lumberton U.S.A." (from Blue Velvet)
William S. Burroughs vs The Doors, "Is Everybody In"
Go Home Productions - 2000 Light Years From Bolan
Rolling Stones, "2000 Light Years From Home"
T.Rex, "Get It On"
The Breeders, "Cannonball"
The Kleptones - Killing Jah
Siouxsie and the Banshees, "The Killing Jar"
Thompson Twins, "Kamikaze/Frozen in Time"
Colatron - The Voice Of Love Is Crying
David Lynch, “Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity”
Rebekah Del Rio, “Llorando (Crying)” (from Mulholland Drive)
Angelo Badalamenti, “The Voice of Love” (from Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me)
Burial, “In McDonald’s”
Chopin, "Nocturne No.2, Op. 27 in D-flat"
Eric B. & Rakim vs Unknown - Paid In Full
Pulp Fiction
The Kleptones - Lung Cancer
Radiohead, "My Iron Lung"
Amerie J, "Take Control"
Loaded Chalice (from Wild Angels)
Voicedude - Velvet Dreams
Roy Orbison, “In Dreams” (from Blue Velvet)
Bobby Vinton, “Blue Velvet”
Marlon Brando - Stella (from A Streetcar Named Desire)
Dr. Pheno, "Le Saint"
Neiltomo - Don't Go All Wicked On Me
Chris Isaak, “Wicked Game” (from Wild at Heart)
Yazoo, “Don’t Go”
The Kleptones - All We Have Is Soul
Eric B & Rakim, "I Know You Got Soul"
The Flaming Lips, "All We Have Is Now"
O Lucky Man
Colatron - I'll Be There In Twin Peaks
Angelo Badalamenti, “Twin Peaks Theme” (From Twin Peaks)
Angelo Badalamenti & Julee Cruise, “Falling” (From Twin Peaks)
Jackson 5, “I’ll Be There”
Leona Lewis, “Bleeding Love”
Angelo Badalamenti, “Haunting & Heartbreaking” (From Lost Highway)
Bauhaus, "All We Ever Wanted"
Down By Law
Colatron - Twin Hearts
Angelo Badalamenti, “Dance of the Dream Man” (from Twin Peaks)
Kylie Minogue, “Two Hearts”
The Kleptones - Stay
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Maps"
Al Pacino and Paul Sorvino - Dialogue from Cruising
Ashes & Snow
ToToM - I've Told Every Little Pumpkin
Linda Scott, “I’ve Told Every Little Star” (from Mulholland Drive)
The Smashing Pumpkins, “1979”
The Kleptones - Final Word
Bill Drummond - Foreword to German audiobook version of The Manual
Prefab Sprout, "When Love Breaks Down"
Ry Cooder, "Paris, Texas"
Ry Cooder, "I Knew These People"
Trentemoller/Bruce Springsteen, "State Trooper"
Madonna Speech (from Reservoir Dogs)
Colatron - One Mad Love
Morcheeba, "One Love Karma"
Gary Jules, "Mad World"
Aphex Twin, "Nannou"
The Reborn Identity - The Elephant Connection
John Morris, “The Elephant Man Theme” (from The Elephant Man)
Sarah McLachlan, “The Rainbow Connection”
Colatron - I Need Your Codeine
The Korgis, "Everbody's Got to Learn Sometimes"
L-Wiz, "The Girl From Codeine City"
Tracie Thoms & Zoe Bell - Whatever-However (from Death Proof)
Bang Bang, "Le Prisonnier (Number 6 Mix)"
Barry Adamson, “Something Wicked This Way Comes” (from Lost Highway)
Portishead, "Only You"
Samuel L Jackson & John Travolta - Personality Goes a Long Way [Dialogue] (from Pulp Fiction)
The Kleptones - Resignation
Marianne Faithfull, "I Ain't Goin' Down to the Well No More"
Poco, "Magnolia"
Paul Newman - Dialogue from Cool Hand Luke
The Specials vs Unknown, "Ghost Town"
Nine Inch Nails, "28 Ghosts IV"
Requiem For A Dreamsteppa (from Requiem For A Dream)
Wax Audio - Blue Rigby
Angelo Badalamenti, “Main Title” (from Blue Velvet)
The Beatles, “Eleanor Rigby”
Marvin Gaye, "Sexual Healing"
Wendy Carlos, "Title Music from A Clockwork Orange"
Johnny Cash, "Hurt"
Sissy Spacek
Bob Marley, "Exodus"
The Pixies, "Silver"
Ulrich Schnauss, "Nothing Happens In June"
Leonard Cohen, "A Thousand Kisses Deep"
Mystere Des Voix Bulgares
This Mortal Coil, "Song To The Siren"
Sigur Ros, “Svefn-g-englar” (Sleepwalkers)
The Pixies, "Monkey Gone To Heaven"
Young Punx
Wax Audio - The Pink Jack
Angelo Badalamenti, “The Pink Room” (from Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me)
AC/DC, “The Jack”
Dead Can Dance, “Dawn of the Iconoclast”
John Zorn, "Spillane"
Crystal Method, “I’m Ready for Action”
Geza X, “Mean Mr. Mommy Man”
The Reborn Identity - Lauren's Opus
Angelo Badalamenti, “Laurens Walking” (from The Straight Story)
Opus III, “It’s a Fine Day”
Bob Dylan, "One More Cup Of Coffee"
Uma Thurman - A Few Words From The Bride (from Kill Bill)
Phil RetroSpector - In My Twin Life
Julee Cruise, “The Nightingale” (from “Twin Peaks”)
The Beatles, “In My Life”
David Carradine & Uma Thurman - Truly & Utterly Bill (from Kill Bill)
The Kleptones - Last Words (A Tribute)
Bill Hicks - It's Just A Ride
The Flaming Lips, "Approaching Pavonis Mons by Balloon (Utopia Planitia)"
David Lynch
Mighty Mike - Imagine A Jump
John Lennon, "Imagine"
Van Halen, "Jump"
Unknown - The One I Looped
R.E.M., "The One I Love"
Lou Reed, "Goodnight Ladies"

October 17, 2010 12:18 AM PDT

I'm curious how did you get to earth?

It's a matter of harnessing the energy of light
I know that sounds crazy to you
You beings are eons away from discovering light travel

According to a man who lived on our planet named Einstein
Nothing can travel faster than the speed of light

What Einstein actually said, was that nothing could accelerate to
The speed of light because it's mass would become infinite
Einstein said nothing about entities already traveling
At the speed of light or faster, at Tachyon speed

Why did you want to come to our planet?

Well I've been here many times before
But what brought me here first?
Your curiosity
I've never been to a class PA dash 3 planet before
Early stage of evolution
Future uncertain

1 / Tripswitch - Tachyon (sample from the movie "K-Pax") (Dragonfly 2005)
2 / Etnica - Triptonite (Playa Mix) (samples Jim Morrison) (Phonokol 2002)
3 / The Shamen - Re:Evolution (samples Terrence Mckenna) (One Little Indian 1992)
4 / Dead Can Dance - Yulunga (Spirit Dance) (4AD 1994)
5 / Mercan Dede - Nar-1 Can (High Times 2004)
6 / Nomad - Desert Wind (3D Vision 2004)
7 / Adham Shaikh - Ohm (Dakini 2006)
8 / Desert Dwellers - Bhodi Mandala (White Swan 2006)
9 / Zen Baboon - Weedz (Flow 2006)
10 / Aes Dana - Chernozem (Ultimae 2004)
11/ Jaia - Missing (Chill Tribe 2005)
12/ H.U.V.A. Network - Morning Call (Dawn Mix) (Ultimae 2004)
13/ Abakus - Rainbow Warrior (sample from the movie "The Matrix") (Nice Dreams 2005)
14/ Cliff Martinez - Don't Blow It (from the movie "Solaris") (Superb 2002)
15/ Sample from the movie "Avatar"
16/ Mark Ayers – Desert (from the movie "Terminator 2") (Varèse Sarabande 1991)
17/ Clint Mansell - The Nursery (from the movie "Moon") (Black 2009)
18/ William Orbit - Sea Green (Sanctuary 2006)
19/ Kraftwerk - Prologue (from Tour De France Soundtracks) (EMI 2003)
20/ Plastikman - Drp (NovaMute 1993)
21/ Laurie Anderson - The Night Flight From Houston (Rhino 2000)
22/ Field Rotation - Abendrot (Fluid Audio 2009)
23/ The Orb - Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Part 2 Of A Journey into Your Brain) (Unreleased)
24/ Arp - Pastoral Symphony: I. Dominoes II. Infinity Room (Smalltown Supersound 2010)
25/ Fila Brazillia - Old Codes (sample from the movie "Taxi Driver") (Pork 1994)
26/ Robert Fripp & Brian Eno - Evening Star (EG 1975)
27/ Timothy Leary sample
28/ Arovane - Good Bye Forever (City Centre Offices 2004)

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