I really only find out about music via the computer these days so for the last six months or so there’s been a limit to how much new stuff I here. But two of the things that’ve characterised this year are Fatboy Slim’s ‘you’ve come a long way baby’ album and the piece done by Strictly Kev called ‘Raiding the 20th Century’.
The first, because the tempo makes it good to walk to. It’s hard to believe it was made in 98. I’ve listened a bit to his other stuff but it doesn’t have that same jump in time going on.
The chaos of Raiding the 20C is what the future of music will be like. Kind of funny that when intending to capture a history of audio in the 2nd half of last century – and compress it into 40mins – it squishes the sound out forward. I like the amount of female-vocaled recent pop — I never listen to that kind of thing normally but when it has a obtuse beat from another song set against it it makes it more interesting. The whole thing is like music for ADD people — 4 radios on at once — or, like walking down the street here. Every shop has some kind of music blasting out of it, plus so does the town PA system. There’s no silence anywhere. Even walking up the hill, most of the time there’s something going on at the toursimo stage at the bottom that carries up at least half of the 392metres.
Everytime I get stuck in a PC bang for more than half an hour, like now, I d/load the strictly kev and listen to it on headphones.
I happened to be watching some tellyvision last night and saw the movie hudson hawk. For a while I wasn’t sure if this was the same guy who was the Chief on Get Smart, but it wasn’t . It’s Jame Coburn. I just found out now he’s dead now. Had a great voice, I think maybe he did some narration for things . Sounds a bit like Leonard Nimoy.