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The Pan Galactic Summer Love Hit

She had liked the young man’s looks, and his short-sighted eyes, and his odd way of speaking, that was abrupt yet soft, just as his hands were sun-burnt and sinewy, yet with smooth nails like a woman’s. His hair was sunburnt-looking too, or rather the colour of bracken after frost; his eyes grey, with the appealing look of the shortsighted, his smile shy yet confident, as if he knew lots of things she had never dreamed of, and yet wouldn’t for the world have had her feel his superiority. But she did feel it, and liked the feeling; for it was new to her. Poor and ignorant as she was, and knew herself to be—humblest of the humble even in North Dormer, where to come from the Mountain was the worst disgrace—yet in her narrow world she had always ruled. It was partly, of course, owing to the fact that lawyer Royall was “the biggest man in North Dormer”; so much too big for it, in fact, that outsiders, who didn’t know, always wondered how it held him. In spite of everything—and in spite even of Miss Hatchard—lawyer Royall ruled in North Dormer; and Charity ruled in lawyer Royall’s house. She had never put it to herself in those terms; but she knew her power, knew what it was made of, and hated it. Confusedly, the young man in the library had made her feel for the first time what might be the sweetness of dependence. – Summer by Edith Wharton

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2011 Summer List No.1

01. Caetano VelosoUm Canto de Afoxé Para O Cloco de Ilę (Ilę Ayę)
Brazil Classics, Vol. 1: Beleza Tropical (Luaka Bop, 1989)
02. Kasai AllstarsTshita Fula Mbuloba
In the 7th Moon, The Chief Turned Into a Swimming Fish and Ate the Head of His Enemy By Magic (Crammed Disc Us, 2008)
03. Baden PowellThe Shadow Of Your Smile
Solitude On Guitar (1973)
04. Pizzicato FiveThis Year’s Girl #2
Made in USA (1994)
05. Sun RaLove in Outer Space
The Night of the Purple Moon (atavistic, 1970)
06. Mouse On MarsCatching Butterflies With Hands
Idiology (Thrill Jockey, 2001)
07. DubmatixHashashin Dub
Dubmatix (self release. 2004)
08. Mouse On MarsSchnick-schnack
Cache Coeur Naif (Thrill Jockey, 1997)
09. Gotan ProjectLa Gloria
Tango 3.0 (not released yet)

note: I am still alive, sort of. About this list. Well, since my brain is so detached from anything music right now, this is the most basic, as straight forward downtempo list as it can be. Standard MdM fare. Strictly swaying tempo and controlled phrasing. Completely imaginary, bordering synthetic atmosphere. You’ll miss the total impossibility of it all when you blink. Well, maybe in summer evening flavor. It is a list for humid evening, natural opening and crisp voice. Something about love, useale for dating probably, and partly an exploration for my next idea about pop music. (Which I assure you is so big, I will never actually post anything.) Btw, there is a big volume jump in Sun Ra’s track, but the list won’t fly without it, and I am too lazy to find another transition track. … if you are that annoyed, fill your own track or post something the comment about what track you imagine it should be.

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2 Responses

  1. Old Man Fnacy says:

    The POST OF THE YEAR by me. Thank you – loved every bit of this Rollerama post.

  2. Moka says:

    Having the comments on the top of the post is a design flaw it seems lol, I think I got two of your comments in the past post and this one was aimed to Andras.

The song makes its imprint
in the air, making itself felt,
a felt world. Here, there,
the stunned silence

of knowing I will not remember
what I heard;

futures that will never happen,
a fluidity we cannot achieve
except as a child
creating possibility.

This is the untranslatable song
hidden in the earth.

-Untranslatable Song [1]