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And I Love Him (For Every MdM Readers)

 

I give him all my love
That’s all I do
And if you saw my love
You’d love him too
And I love him
- And I love Him

 

” List for Every Loyal Readers Out There who has been Following MdM. No.1 “

01. Esther PhillipsAnd I Love Him
And I Love Him (1965)
02. Dimitri from ParisNothing to Lose {From the Party}
Sacrebleu (Yellow Productions, 1996)
03. The Dining RoomsMilano calibro 9 (madrid de los austrias woman in the party mix)
Versioni Particolari 2 (Schema Records, 2006)
04. Cinematic OrchestraAnd Relax!
Motion (Ninja Tune, 1999)
05. Nicola ConteJazz Pour Dadine
Jet Sounds Revisited (Schema Records, 2000)
06. Ulrich SchnaussNobody’s Home
Far Away Trains Passing By (Domino Recording Co., 2008)
07. Fantastic Plastic MachineLove Is Psychedelic
Beautiful (Emperor Norton, 2001)

Note: Hi everybody. Thanks for all the nice words. That was touching. It’s been hard finding time for me, few lists that I made hasn’t been all that coherent, most ends up sitting and waiting. At MdM, I think we sort of have an unspoken pact that if we have nothing to say, then we shouldn’t post. Pace of posting and flow go up and down depending on everybody’s mood. And lately, I for one hasn’t listened to enough tracks to make nice lists to post. I don’t have much to say.

So where do we go from here? Well, I follow Moka. She is the brave leader. Frequency will not up significantly tho’. That’s a big problem.

About this list? It’s mood music. Afternoon Coffee and cigarettes types of soundtrack. It’s classic MdM’s style downtempo mood filler for breezy late spring day. I want a series of list for everybody who likes MdM. Classic MdM’s posts that people come to listen. This one comes with a tinge of melancholy, but perfectly balanced musically. Summer is coming after all. Try the Esther Phillip’s track. It’s a classic soul track.

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Category: Electronica, Soul

A Lazy Afternoon at the Edge of Time

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Loving tenderness abounds for all
from the darkest
to the most eminent one beyond the stars,
- Hildegard of Bingen

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Afternoon Easter 2012

01. Anouar BrahemEté andalous
Le Voyage De Sahar (ECM, 2006)
02. Art TatumLover
Body and Soul (A Jazz Hour With, 1996)
03. Sarah VaughanEasy Living
How Long Has This Been Going On? (1978)
04. Blossom DearieOur Love Is Here to Stay
Once Upon a Summertime (1958)
05. FridgeDrum Machines and Glockenspiel
Happiness (Temporary Residence, 2001)
06. Múm - Away
Summer Make Good (Fat Cat, 2004)
07. The RootsThe Return to Innocence Lost
The Roots (1999)
08. Explosions in the SkyGreet Death
Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever (Temporary Residence, 2001)

note: Happy Easter everybody. First, is everybody still in one piece? earthquake and all a while back. second sorry for not posting anything lately, but what’s new. Anyway, a little lazy afternoon list. It doesn’t have new songs, but made it fresh, so it should actually be “lazy afternoon”. As for the theme, maybe easter-ish. Love, redemption and death. I personally find it odd right now that life has to be redeeemed with death, seems so dark. With war going on and stuff. Why can’t they create a religious holiday to remind people not to be so bloody and destructive. sort of “chill” day. Nobody shall die holiday. It may not be all that grand, but at least it won’t be so dark. And yeah, the list is a bit dark at closing in keeping with my “see what I mean” mood. Love, death and destruction.. where is the redemption here and now? … ok. I am shutting up now. :D happy holiday everybody.

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Category: Acoustic, Experimental

Eating too much Chocolate at V-day

 

In the 1969 revision of the Roman Catholic Calendar of Saints, the feast day of Saint Valentine on February 14 was removed from the General Roman Calendar and relegated to particular (local or even national) calendars for the following reason: “Though the memorial of Saint Valentine is ancient, it is left to particular calendars, since, apart from his name, nothing is known of Saint Valentine except that he was buried on the Via Flaminia on February 14.” The feast day is still celebrated in Balzan (Malta) where relics of the saint are claimed to be found, and also throughout the world by Traditionalist Catholics who follow the older, pre-Second Vatican Council calendar. February 14 is also celebrated as St Valentine’s Day in other Christian denominations; it has, for example, the rank of ‘commemoration’ in the calendar of the Church of England and other parts of the Anglican Communion. – wiki

 

Valentine day list. No.2. late

01. The Velvet UndergroundPale Blue Eyes
The Velvet Underground (1969)
02. The Lovin’ SpoonfulCoconut Grove
Greatest Hits (Buddha, 2000)
03. Bert JanschA Woman Like You
Birthday Blues (1969)
04. Moby GrapeSitting By The Window
Moby Grape (1967)
05. Arlo GuthrieMy Creole Belle
Running Down The Road (Rising Son Records, 1970)
06. Richard Hell & the VoidoidsNew Pleasure
Blank Generation (1977)
07. The KINKSEverybody’s Gonna Be Happy
The Ultimate Collection (2003)

 

Note: A short list for lazy evening Valentine Day. Highland, british invasion rock. Definitely groovy 60′s.  I guess you can say this is MdM version of a box of chocolate. So don’t play the list too many times. Just enough. And happy V-day to everybody out there.

 

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Category: Rock

December 2011. Her Birthday.

There are many blossoms of great beauty – many indeed. But they cannot compare with the beauty of the blossoms of blossom town, for these bossoms also have human feelings. – Sharebon. Books of Wits and Fashion. (Early Japanese Literature: An Anthology 1600-1900)

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Saturn Strobe. Recent Minimalist Extract. Moka’s Birthday.

01. Goldmund - Gifts
The Malady Of Elegance (Type, 2008)
02. Brian EnoPanic of Looking
Panic of Looking (Warp Records, 2011)
03. Hauschka - Mount Hood
Foreign Landscapes (Fat Cat, 2010)
04. Pantha du PrinceSaturn Strobe
This Bliss (Dial, 2007)
05. Helios - Convivium
Unleft (Unseen Music/Forced Exposure, 2010)
06. So PercussionAluminum
Treasure State (Cantaloupe, 2010)
07. Boxcutter - Panama
The Dissolve (Planet Mu, 2011)

Note: Everybody says Happy Birthday to Moka. (I am late again. But I think she will just grin this time.) I don’t have many albums in my head this year, so this one is not the usual edgy pop. Instead it’s a minimalism pushed all the way near pop sensibility. An old project, how to make less common music more accessible. Basically, it’s a pop music for 2 am. in the middle of cold winter. A little cold, somewhat alone, with a tinge of warm love. Imagine having a penthouse in Finland somewhere. 30th floor with a view of city and endless field of snow on the background. Late night. Put on a good headphone and watch the night float away… I’ve been watching a lot of japanese movie, this is my impression of minimalist mood and narrative links between songs. I think at least it’s functional and doesn’t wake up the neighbor.

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Category: Electronic, Psychedelic

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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Category: Pop, Psychedelic

With wonderful deathless ditties
We build up the world's great cities,
And out of a fabulous story
We fashion an empire's glory:
One man with a dream, at pleasure,
Shall go forth and conquer a crown;
And three with a new song's measure
Can trample an empire down. [1]


Down, down, down. Would the fall never come to an end! `I wonder how many miles I've fallen by this time?' she said aloud. `I must be getting somewhere near the centre of the earth. Let me see: that would be four thousand miles down, I think--' (for, you see, Alice had learnt several things of this sort in her lessons in the schoolroom, and though this was not a very good opportunity for showing off her knowledge, as there was no one to listen to her, still it was good practice to say it over) `--yes, that's about the right distance--but then I wonder what Latitude or Longitude I've got to?' (Alice had no idea what Latitude was, or Longitude either, but thought they were nice grand words to say.) [2]



O long-silent Sybil,
you of the winged dreams,
Speak out from your temple of light
as the serious constellations
with Greek names
still stare down on us
as a lighthouse moves its megaphone
over the sea
Speak out and shine upon us
the sea-light of Greece
the diamond light of Greece

Far-seeing Sybil, forever hidden,
Come out of your cave at last
And speak to us in the poet's voice
the voice of the fourth person singular
the voice of the inscrutable future
the voice of the people mixed
with a wild soft laughter--
And give us new dreams to dream,
Give us new myths to live by! [3]


So our princes who have lost their principalities after many years’ of possession shouldn’t blame their loss on fortuna. The real culprit is their own indolence, going through quiet times with no thought of the possibility of change (it’s a common human fault, failing to prepare for tempests unless one is actually in one!). And when eventually bad times did come, they thought of •flight rather than •self-defence, hoping that the people, upset by conquerors’ insolence, would recall them. This course of action may be all right when there’s no alternative, but it is not all right to neglect alternatives and choose this one; it amounts to voluntarily falling because you think that in due course someone will pick you up. If you do get rescued (and you probably won’t), that won’t make you secure; the only rescue that is really helpful to you is the one performed by you, the one that depends on yourself and your virtù. [4]