Miss Tapes #77

.Tim Hecker - 7000 miles
.Leonard Cohen - Waiting for the miracle
.Adam Rush - Stop!
.Dimitri from Paris - Un tremede
.Mike Patton - She’s gone away
.Louis Armstrong - The creator has a master plan
.Laurence Rosenthal - The collectors
.Dr. John - I don’t wanna know
.Tim Hecker - 7000 miles
.Paul McCartney - Be what you see (extracto)
.Woolfy vs. Projections - Drifting
.Hatchback - Spaceship earth
.Paul McCartney - Be what you see (extracto)
.Daryl Hall - The farther away I am
.120 Days - Sleepless nights
.Neon Neon - Stainless style
.Prosumer & Murat Tepeli - Serenity Reprise
.Art of Noise - Opus for four (extracto)


Are you ready to be?

"looking like a born again
living like a heretic
listening to arthur lee records
making all your friends feel so guilty
about their cynicism
and the rest of their generation
not even the government are gonna stop you now
but are you ready to be heartbroken?
are you ready to be heartbroken?
pumped up full of vitamins
on account of all the seriousness
you say you're so happy now
you can hardly stand
lean over on the bookcase
if you really want to get straight
read norman mailer
or get a new tailor
are you ready to be heartbroken?"

Lloyd Cole, "Are you ready to be heartbroken"


No more sad songs


High Fidelity

"What came first, the music or the misery? People worry about kids playing with guns, or watching violent videos, that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands, literally thousands of songs about heartbreak, rejection, pain, misery and loss. Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to pop music?

The unhappiest people I know, romantically speaking, are the ones who like pop music the most; and I don't know whether pop music has caused this unhappiness, but I do know that they've been listening to the sad songs longer than they've been living the unhappy lives."


Miss Tapes #76

.Elvis Presley - Crying in the chapel (extractos)
.Barry Adamson - Suck on the honey of love
.Nurse With Wound - Groove grease (hot catz)
.Barry Adamson - Something wicked this way comes
.The Last Shadow Puppets - Meeting place
.The Flaming Lips - The observer
.Godsy - Wounding tricks
.Barry Adamson - The violation of expectation
.Arthur Lyman - Quiet village
.Elvis Presley & The Wailers - Crying in the chapel (mash-up)
.Richard Hawley - Lonely night
.Bob Lind - Cool summer



Miss Tapes #75

.Junior Boys - When no one cares (extracto)
.Bitcrush - Of days
.Tim Hecker - 7000 miles (extracto)
.July Skies - Branch line summers fade
.The Wedding Present - Caroline no
.Beach House - Some things last a long time
.The Smiths - I won’t share you
.Richard X feat. Jarvis Cocker - Into you
.Jay Jay Johanson - I fantasize of you
.Gonzales - Overnight
.Boy is Fiction - Stack is bad
.Air - Talisman
.Junior Boys - When no one cares
.Burial - Shell of light



Breve história do tempo

"Time is the stuff of music: music manipulates our experience of time; it plays with the rhythm of experience; it stretches and complicates our relationship to the passing of time. If the world of physics is a space-time continuum, music is a pitch-time continuum. We use spatial metaphors to express our experience of frequency - notes are higher and lower, something expressed formally in staff notation, and deeply inscribed in our experience of music as performers and listeners. A large interval between two notes is a gulf to be stretched over. The quintessential musical form, melody, as it moves up and down in pitch space, over time, is a sort of quasi-miraculous bridging of the gap between the abandoned past, the ungraspable present and the as-yet-to-be-achieved, utterly unreal future. We grasp it and, as we do so, time is attended to and made palpable and affective."

O resto aqui.



Samba e amor

A Bossa Nova nasceu há 50 anos. Aqui, celebra-se.


Miss Tapes #74

.Hecq - Dis (extracto)
.Flying Lotus - Auntie’s lock / Infinitum
.Hecq - Dis (extracto)
.Flying Lotus - Infinitum (Exile Remix)
.John Maus - Do your best
.Nick Drake - Come into my garden
.Trentemoller - Miss you (Lulu Rouge feat. Asger Baden Remix)
.Sauveur Mallia - Computer for love
.Dennis Wilson - You and I
.Lindstrom & Prins Thomas - Feel AM
.Alessandro Alessandroni - Aspetti Musicali
.Forss - Lost through inversion
.A Reminiscent Drive - Soulmates (extracto)
.Global Communication - 4.14
.Jose Padilla - I like clowns
.Fennesz - A year in a minute


Antes de começar a dar-vos música e publicar a primeira Miss Tape de 2009, gostava de agradecer a todos os que por aqui passam e a todos os que têm a paciência de descarregar os ficheiros que crio com músicas dos outros. Agradecer ainda a todos quantos dão a conhecer este blogue a outras pessoas, alargando a audiência sem a qual nada disto faria sentido. O meu sincero obrigado.


Villanelle for our time

From bitter searching of the heart,
Quickened with passion and with pain
We rise to play a greater part.
This is the faith from which we start:
Men shall know commonwealth again
From bitter searching of the heart.
We loved the easy and the smart,
But now, with keener hand and brain,
We rise to play a greater part.
The lesser loyalties depart,
And neither race nor creed remain
From bitter searching of the heart.
Not steering by the venal chart
That tricked the mass for private gain,
We rise to play a greater part.
Reshaping narrow law and art
Whose symbols are the millions slain,
From bitter searching of the heart
We rise to play a greater part.

F. R. Scott