Thursday, June 15, 2006

does it like...riddles?

first, thanks to all of the kind readers, human and otherwise, who have left comments recently. i'll have to put up a separate blurb page detailing the vast amounts of praise this blog has garnered.

track 117 was the beatles with "i'm so tired" which has supposedly has some backwards stuff at the end that says "paul is dead". if only.
track 118 was "revolution 9, which has all kinds of backwards stuff in it, not to mention some crazy panning. track 119 was pink floyd with "empty spaces" which, if you listen to it backwards, tells you "congratulations. you have just discovered the secret message. send your answer to old pink, care of the funny farm, chalford, uk".
track 120 was the alan parsons project's "price to pay" which, besides having a horn intro that i will swear was used in monty python and the holy grail, supposedly has some back masking at the end that says ""escucha, baby, al demonio, es bien fácil". i don't hear it.
track 121 is "don't stop" from the stone roses, which is just "waterfall" backwards. now that's lazy songwriting.
track 122 is r.e.m. with "what's the frequency, kenneth?" which has a backwards guitar solo, played on one of kurt cobain's guitars.

track 123, now this is something. as you may know, "like spinning plates" is basically a backwards "i will"(listen). but how did the backwards song come before the frontwards one? well, one day, radiohead was in the studio recording songs for amnesiac when there was a burst of light and suddenly thom yorke from the future appeared! that's right, two thom yorkes! apparently future thom yorke had been messing around with some hail to the thief tracks and decided to play "i will" backwards and the resulting distortion sent him back in time. luckily, radiohead are scientists as well as musicians, so they figured out that if future thom could somehow learn to sing the song backwards, he would be sent back into his own time. this took some practice, and the two thoms had many adventures while he was perfecting his backwards singing. it is rumored that thom's new solo album is actually a coded account of his adventures in time. the title, eraser, actually refers to the seduction and assasination of a young yugoslavian general who had come to power as an evil dictator in future thom's time stream.

track 124 is a sigur ros track, "staralfur" that also has some backwards elements. tracks 125 and 126 are off of the new fiery furnaces album, "in my little thatched hut", and "benton harbor blues". there's backwards talkin' all through that album! the fiery furnaces need to talk to thom yorke, i don't think they realize the power that they are playing with.

bit of a stutter here, two tracks 126, bad labeling on my part.

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Monday, June 05, 2006

madam, i'm adam

welcome back, any of you that are still with us.
track 107 was beck and the lips doing "sissyneck," named after me, obviously, without permission.
track 108 was "que onda guero" remixed by the islands and found on guerolito, which is better than guero, as far as i'm concerned.
track 109 is "rough gem" off of the islands kind-of debut return to the sea.
track 110 is "where there's a will there's a whalebone" off of the same album. you can hear an l.a. mc called "busdriver" on that track and he and radioactive are responsible for track 111, "carl weathers." track 112 "opposable thumbs" is also busdriver.
when we saw the islands play kayo gallery in slc a couple of weeks ago, they were supported by busdriver with anti-mc, and a guy from edmonton called cadence weapon who did "grim fandango," track 113. grim fandango is an awesome game and cadence weapon is an awesome performer. he introduced himself as "cadence weapon, a.k.a. 8.0 on pitchfork" which was hilarious by itself, but then became even more strangely funny when i found out that cadence weapon also goes by rollie pemberton and writes for pitchfork. and apparently hangs out in canadian shoe stores. (thanks to the pooch for the scoop.)
as a pitchfork reviewer, mr. weapon gave viktor vaughn's vaudeville villain a 9.1. track 114, "let me watch" is my favorite track on that album. that out-of-nowhere vocoded line at the end of the song is weirdly perfect.
as you probably know, viktor vaughn is a fictional character for whom mf doom provides the voice. track 115 is off of danger doom, the collaboration between doom and danger mouse, who i am glad to see is finally getting his day in the sun as one half of gnarls barkley. danger mouse got in some legal trouble when he released the grey album, a mashup between the beatles' white album and jay-z's the black album. track 116 is "public service announcement" off of that album.

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track 125 (alt)
track 126 (alt)

the last two tracks aren't playing in windows media player for some reason. you'll have to use the alternate links to listen or download winamp or songbird. microsoft bitches.

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