meow:This is a song from under the floorboards... (Magazine)
This space is a repository for my net radio station news and the like. Sometimes, when reposting older news and playlists, I'll include my recent comments in bold italics. I keep the following station description at the top, since I kept changing it all the time.
meow: glitterbox:Freeform eclectronica: new and old. (Hehe, I'm so clever.) Music that falls through the cracks: electro, Italo disco, synth, post-punk, funk, old NYC favourites, obscure 70s/80s, idm, Detroit and other techno techno, acid, microhouse, bedroom bleeps, mash-ups and loads more.
NOT the same old "dance" or "electronic" selections. And when I play 8ties stuff, it's not the same old tunes everyone was already sick of by 1985. It IS quirky, new, and different, often obscure, always interesting and fun. I play whatever it is I'm feeling, from music for dancing to certifiable chillage and points inbetween. It's a great station for home, work or wherever. Playlists are carefully selected and sound quality is way better than it should be at this bitrate.
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Wednesday, April 07, 2004
Some excellent examples of the genre:
In this first piece, esteemed spam poet Posteriors T. Wurlitzer seems to be channeling the spirit of Andre Breton with his modern-day take on early 20th century French Surrealist poetry with perhaps a touch of Dada or Italian Futurism in the first line:
by Posteriors T. Wurlitzer
tore through a crowded Moscow subway car, And yesterday, well, hold back the tears. David Toms is making his first start following surgery to the sale of illegal drugs to elite athletes in search of a performance-enhancing edge. Jack Myers and his equity partners have legal entitlements to and there's no mention of Jell-O sculptures.
More accessible, yet no less modern, this Japanese-themed piece comes to us from an unexpected source, the famous Iranian (or is that Uzbekistani?) poet Tazanir Zurugijem:
by Tazanir Zurugijem:
red meant fancies neighboring described,
meadows remembered antvpalace, confined mayor mountain.
twice harness shortly circle rule, yes thus.
nothing series taking daylight saving.
well talk this pleasing key armor.
border louder, taken seized unjust hind shy?
invitation breeding, ceiling serious setting songs.
Beautiful, really. Exotic, yet familiar. I would love to hear it in its original language, whatever it is.
Beloved downtown curmudgeon Loomed G. Leaflet brings us this example of Beat poetry constructed entirely from Chinese fortune cookie fortunes:
Finest medication for you!
by Loomed G. Leaflet
So for a good old-gentlemanly vice, I think I must take up with avarice*
In lapidary inscriptions a man is not upon oath*
Public schools are the nurseries of all vice and immorality*
We are able to ship worldwide
There are but two ways of paying debt: Increase of industry in raising income, increase of thrift in laying out*
Your easy-to-use solution is here
You are really anonymous!
The secret of getting things done is to act!
It is like the seed put in the soil -- the more one sows, the greater the harvest*
And finally, from the poetry slam scene, come these two works by young up-and-coming slam poets. These poems would be best accompanied by some beatboxing, 808s and/or turntables. Not that they need any more "street cred". Not how the first poem quotes Loomed G. Leaflet and how the second one ironically breaks into an advertising pitch midway. What a statement.
Downloadable software cheap
by Empress M. Naipaul
Somehow a bachelor never quite gets over the idea that he is a thing of beauty and a boy forever*
We are able to ship worldwide*
Nothing real can be threatened* Nothing unreal exists* Herein lies the peace of God*
I'm not a genius* I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience*
*I believe the asterisks signifiy the author making a bass drum sound with her mouth. Very multicultural as well. Next:
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by karmen Annas
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