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Sat, Jan. 30th, 2010 12:34 pm
Web 2.0? Job 2.0!

Web 2.0? It's more like Job 2.0 sometimes. Have you updated your Flickr page? Put a witty new status update on Facebook? Have you responded to the 29 invites awaiting your attention there? They come from real people, you know! And hey, your editor wants to connect with you via Linkedin! Then there's the blog... Are there enough hours in the day?

Well, there might be if I just give you a Flickr slideshow today of some (only half so far) of my Japan trip photos (annotations on the Flickr page), accompanied by a rough scratch mp3 of some of the sounds I encountered on my travels (including Oorutaichi and Doddodo concerts)!



Japanscratch (7.5MB stereo mp3 file, 23 mins 41 secs)

Play them together!

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count_vronsky
count_vronsky
Sat, Jan. 30th, 2010 01:26 pm (UTC)

That japanscratch is the best thing I've heard in ages. Ages. It is just so good. Exactly what I want from a piece of music nowadays. It's like something from the future I dialed in on the worldband when I was a kid. There should be a term for this type of mix... not ambient...maybe "slideshow"... no, too specific... maybe "overheard." Yes, Overheard music. I want tape after tape of Overheard music playing in a continual loop on my boombox, along with projected video like the signs and posters of Ozu I linked last week. All the melodrama and shitty acting edited out of films and just scenes of signage, migrant workers, empty stages, costumes on hangers, ill-fitting tuxedos and tables and chairs.

So overheard music and underseen films... this is what I want my altermodern to consist of.


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count_vronsky
count_vronsky
Sat, Jan. 30th, 2010 01:30 pm (UTC)


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(Anonymous)
Sat, Jan. 30th, 2010 04:17 pm (UTC)

I'll even miss the comments when Momus turns a semihundred years old...


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count_vronsky
count_vronsky
Sat, Jan. 30th, 2010 09:58 pm (UTC)

Don't get sentimental and soft on me now anon. I'll not lay down my sword until the appointed hour, and... to the last, I grapple with thee; From Hell's heart, I stab at thee; For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee!


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(Anonymous)
Sat, Jan. 30th, 2010 04:20 pm (UTC)

This video sounds even more tremendous if you play it in two different browser windows, slightly dissonantly. It's one of the wonders you discover by accidentally clicking an embedded Youtube video.


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Sat, Jan. 30th, 2010 01:56 pm (UTC)

I'll alterdrink to that!


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the_sullz
the_sullz
Sullz
Sat, Jan. 30th, 2010 08:15 pm (UTC)

I've really been enjoying listening to Japanscratch. I hope posting Overhead music becomes a trend. I may try it myself. Could you an idea of what all we're hearing in that mp3?


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the_sullz
the_sullz
Sullz
Sat, Jan. 30th, 2010 08:17 pm (UTC)

Give an idea.


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Sat, Jan. 30th, 2010 09:11 pm (UTC)

It's just me triggering and overlapping all the videos I took in Japan this last time. There's an Oorutaichi gig, a Doddodo gig, the gongs at Shitennoji temple at New Year, some monk music at another temple up in the hills, a different "casting out devils" rite at Shitennoji in Osaka again, some music from a Terayama play, a bit of Ume Kayo being interviewed, theatre group Crack Iron Albatrossoket performing, train station announcements, people on the street...


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milky_eyes
milky_eyes
milky_eyes
Sun, Jan. 31st, 2010 07:18 am (UTC)

how was the Terayama play?

I would love to see one someday.


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(Anonymous)
Sat, Jan. 30th, 2010 08:25 pm (UTC)

Speaking of, are you retiring your Flickr account too? You have some nice photos there.


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(Anonymous)
Sat, Jan. 30th, 2010 09:00 pm (UTC)

though there might be some pictures of the Shinro Ohtake exhibition installation venue you posted about a while back. did you manage to visit it?


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Sat, Jan. 30th, 2010 09:14 pm (UTC)

We saw Shinro Ohtake's Naoshima installation in the new year, and these pictures only go up to the end of December. The next batch will contain the Naoshima pix, although they're also all already available in the Naoshima Hatecrush Slideshow:


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(Anonymous)
Sat, Jan. 30th, 2010 11:12 pm (UTC)

mirrors, mirrors, on the wall...

...the biggest bollard here enthralls !


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(Anonymous)
Sat, Jan. 30th, 2010 09:44 pm (UTC)
jammy farts

love the sounds and the haunted hoose


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