Friday, January 27, 2006

At play in the fields of the non- Lords

Have been enjoying the H Miyazaki anime series on Thurs
Last week it was Whisper Of The Heart , on the surface a simple story of the young girl who liked to read lots of books and didn't have a boyfriend.
But it was touching in a way that HM's anime seem to be and I found that moving for an Anime.
Last night was 1995's Pom Poko , the story of racoons trying to deal with the encroaching humans developing the land they had lived on since forever.
Building 'New Tama' displaced the racoons and they tried their transformational powers to intimidate the people to leave their place, but in the end the racoons , like the foxes before them , had to work to blend in with the humans and rode the pac
ked trains like the rest of humanity.
Not a happy ending ... Happy endings ?
The year end report on human rights filled with research and quasi facts on where we are as a 'humanity' .
300,000 child soldiers and a 21 billion arms market -arms trade ...

Meanwhile Google launched Google Chinese version,
same day as China orders the shut down of Bing Dian (Freezing Point) which goes with to the China Youth Daily.
Earlier in the month Chinese police battled villagers in Southern China's industrial heartland in another land protest in which a young girl died and 60 were injured.
This time it was in Panlong , in Guangdong Province .
The earlier , similar incident happened in Dongzhou , 240 miles to the North on Dec.6
A researcher reports that pollution is limiting the amount of sun that China recieves yearly ...
Indo had a major earthquake deep offshore today ,
meanwhile the US mining Co., Freeport McMoRan will be investigated for their decades of payments to the Indo military .
Hamas won a democratic election in Palestine,
Cuba protests the 5 foot high electronic sign that has been placed on the side of the US Mission that continually flashes 'news' such as 'Conservatives win election in Canada'
Bush blurts out 'they want a weapon' when asked about Iran
and someone dies every minute.

A new planet found by the OGLE group ...
21,000 light years from earth
5.5 times the size of earth

Sunday, January 22, 2006

The Voodooists Damballa - 2006

Nice meeting with Judy and Cory on Mon.
Took the bus up to Delhi in upstate NY on Tue's this past week and had 3 great sessions with engineer and Co producer Paul Geluso (who ran the studio for early Sufjan Stevens, Antony & The Johnsons and Animal Collective recordings , among many others) at his house Studio .
Now have The Voodooists songs digitized and can soon begin sending a few choice demo CDR's to selected labels .
Also digitized (and cleaned up /filtered/ de -pop and clicked) a few pieces including the classic piece we did with Sean Young for Hip Tech High Lit bk in 1987 .
The Public Domain Ep songs are close to demo
DCC in discussion with a label for the new 4 trk Ep ,
Dominatrix and Delic Records/Phunk are moving forward with the 'Rare & Unreleased Dominatrix release' Ep in Japan ,
the first of the new Pac Man inspired tracks will appear online in the next months
we have 2 very nice new ones - Paul Geluso's Pac Man Mission and
my Pac Man Industries .
They will become available at ,
CD Baby, iTunes just like the first track Pac Man Jam by Ben Jones of Paper Rad >

After I got off the bus and was walking across the metal bridge in Delhi ,
there were these round and bell shapes of white ice formed in the branches that hung down into the river with ridges of white ice also along the banks.
It had gotten warmer and rained all night so by the time I left next afternoon
the river was overflowing , way up and the ice bells were long gone .
As we sat in our bus cushions on the ride back in the late afternoon we crossed the raging river , at times it was flattened out ribboned and threaded quite wide
like a small scaled version of Alaska's aluvial wide rivers ,
other times funneled down a chute foaming whitewater by the side of the road ,
deer grazing on the wide highway median strips.
Almost as soon as we boarded the bus back to the city, white snow on the pine stands , the snow continued drifting silting onto highway, bridges, barns and gates up on the hill through Andes Arkville Phonecia
Bearsville the Utopia Studio not far from the road . Satin Dolls Night Crab ...

RIP Wilson Pickett - the wicked Pickett
Yesterday broke the record for NYC by reaching 63F
strange weather