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fantastic, I couldn't wait to get back to ol' blighty to get a decent cup of tea, but maybe I all I needed to do was go to Denver. ;)
I'd like to make it down there sometime. I'm ashamed to admit that I've travelled very little in America and have never been further south than Oregon (except for landing in Texas airports to go on to another country). I'm curious about Arizona, but mostly for the desert stargazing.
Eno and Boards of Canada... ah yes. I'm already in a good mood.
Are you familiar with Steve Roach, Robert Rich, or Harold Budd? Excellent for deep listening.
If you'd rather explore a more "bouncy" tack, try Galaxy - Science of Ecstacy, Bola - Soup, and Selffish - Enas. Actually, the latter is available here for free.
I am familiar with the first three, especially Harold Budd of whom I am a huge fan. Have you heard his latest and last album Avalon Sutra?
I like Bola, but I'm not familiar with the other two. I just downloaded the Selffish album and will give it a listen soon. I know I've been to the Thinnerism site before, but I can't remember what I've downloaded from them in the past.
you're probably familiar with most or all of the tracks already. :)
Iceland isn't very far away from me, I keep forgetting that. It still seems almost mystical and untouchable to me, I've become so accustomed to only seeing it from the air.
Around the middle I started suspecting the section titles were song titles, and when I saw "Ægina Airlines" I knew for sure; but even then it was a nice surprise to get to the end and see the CD cover. Downloading now with anticipation!
I've just finished a new mix this weekend too, and will upload it shortly. I'm sure you already know most of it, but hopefully the sequencing & mixing will bring something new. (It's my first real attempt at beat-matching.)
Oh, and your pictures were lovely too. Welcome home.
Before I left for America I made a list of the song titles that I wished to use and made it a challenge for myself to take photos matching the titles. I was fairly successful, but I altered the mix a bit when arriving back in London because parts didn't feel right for the soundtrack in hindsight. It's not introducing much, if any, new music to someone like you, but it was more about the sentimental and experience than about new music for me. I hope you've enjoyed it.
I am eagerly awaiting your next mix. I re-listened to His Dark Materials today as it came up on random in winamp. I still really love that mix.
We have been back in London for the last 2 weeks. It was a pretty stressful trip, having to see so much family packed into such a short timeframe. By the end we were both ill and I had lost my voice completely.
I wish I could have seen you. We will be returning this spring/summer and intend to dedicate 2-3 days each to Seattle and Vancouver to catch up old with friends, cause not seeing friends sucks so much. :(
Washingtonians forgive me.
it will be hard, but i'll try.
awesome pics, great tracklisting (will listen at work).
also, reliable source who works at Warp says that the new BOC is in the pipe for 2005.
hope to see more pics and stories!
Even in the dark, and blurred, I recognize those two Spokane locations. I fly to Spokane tomorrow, in fact.
In a way that I can't quite grasp or explain, it's facinating for me to see Spokane through your eyes... and have it look the same.
A crazy, irrational part of me believes that Spokane is an imaginary place, a personal memory that only I can visit. Seeing these photos feels strangely like you've managed to creep into my past and explore the landscape.
Spokane is surreal to me, but I suspect you feel the same way.
Glad you made it home safe and sound.
I know how you feel. cris recently posted photos of his pass through Spokane and it was surprising how surprising it was for me. I tend to expect that no one knows anything about it.
Spokane is definitely a surreal place. Especially Sprague, which is like a trip back in time with it's old dilapidated 50's diners. Very David Lynch.
Wow, Bethurum made it to your hemisphere. I'm impressed. He's just a guy (named Benjamin Bethurum) who works at a coffeeshop here in Seattle (The Solstice Cafe), and decided to put together an album and selling it to his customers. I really like his entire album, but I had no idea it had gotten so far. Do you happen to know Ben?
Also, I was wondering where you got the name "Bethurum Collective" ... every imdb I've seen says "Benjamin Bethurum" and the cd jacket (which I'm staring at, as I write this) just says "Bethurum". Where did the "Collective" part come from?
If you don't have the full CD, I have an extra I could mail you, if you like. He'd probably just give me one to send you if he knew about your mix; he likes getting his work spread around. He's supposedly releasing another one before the year is out, but last I saw him he hadn't finished it.
I think his group uses the "Bethurum Collective" name when it plays live:
But you're absolutely right about the disc -- it's just Mr. Bethurum all by his lonesome. Terrific record. (I don't know him; I discovered the album through the Collective's DJ, Jacedo>)
thanks so much for sharing--these photos are gorgeous. too bad your dad is leaving such a perfect house, but i'm sure he'll find another beautiful place in AZ.
one question: any further description of the fear? i think i know what you're referring to, and have been experiencing it when i talk to people about going abroad next year. but i'd like to hear what you think, having been abroad for so long.
I'm listening to this at work, right now. It's grand.
I'm disappointed (though understand) that we couldn't meet up. It's kind of funny to see the picture of Snoqualmie Pass -- I had one recently.
pecunium, his fiancee, akirlu and I all went to the World Famous Taylor just last Tuesday ("World Famous", of course, because Our Correspondent in London has made it so). I hadn't been able to get there 'til then, because they're closed on Sun-Mon, and my "weekend" is Sun-Tue.
I once had a strange vision, watching a party at UC Irvine, of tying back the paths of all the people there, who, being academics, were from around the world. All converging on the one nexus of the party. Kind of the same thing, I suppose, imaging the paths that cross but not quite stumble upon each other, in a single place.
Anyway... Just avoiding real work, but listening to the MP3 reminded me to comment on it... and, hey, thanks for the time stamps! Always fun to see feedback work out. :)
On January 2nd, 2005 12:01 am (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
That was quick... and I didn't even get a chance to meet you and say hello in person, well unless you flew into the port at Burlington I may have been there. Anyway, happy new year! Hope you visit again someday, though if your dad is moving I doubt I'll see you.
Alright, I'm adding you. I went to Spain in Jan of 2004 and it had a profound effect on me. The kind that only occurs when you spend you entire childhood wishing with all of your little boi might to get out of a small shite town and LIVE. I've had some trouble keeping the focus the life-altering trip supplied me, and finding your journal has been the proper kick in the ass I've needed. So, you see, it is imperative that I do the adding bit. Thank you for the reminder. I recall now just how full of magic life can be.
I'm sorry to see you've already gone.
I love Spain, but my experience of it limited to the North, around Bilbao. I hope you have found a "proper kick in the ass", I find travelling is always a renewing experience for me and something I still don't do nearly enough.
Hey, I don't know you but found your journal by hitting that random search button. Anyways, just wanted to say that those are incredible pictures, makes me want to head out to iceland (and or vancouver, but thats less exciting), but I'm already in China, so maybe when I leave...