30 October 2012

Lindstrøm - Fāār-i-kāāl

Let’s play a little game.
Just have a listen to the track with the mysterious title and tell me what it makes you imagine.
Please don’t use Google or Wikipedia or your norwegian friends or anything else to find info about it, let the music and your fantasy do the job.
If I can get three of your stories in comments I’ll tell you mine and I’ll reveal also what the track is actually about.
So... do you wanna play with me?

28 October 2012

Salon Acapulco - Aire (Original + Acid Washed Remix)

Three days.
The first one people go crazy, they talk way faster than usual, they easily run out of patience and you feel weirdly uncomfortable, it doesn’t matter where you are.
The first night sleeping is impossible.
Mostly every house is haunted.
In the second morning you wear your armor and you walk bowed head. No hellos, no useless words, just knowing glances on purple faces behind ruffled hair. And you leave the radio on when you go to sleep at night, pretending not to hear that old ghostly song in the background.
The third day you know it will be over soon. Smiles and unprovoked merriment. Clichés.
Sometimes you unbutton your coat and let this thing come in and hug you a cold goodbye.
It leaves at night, when you are finally sleeping, because ghosts are gone.

26 October 2012

We Have Band - Tired Of Running

Second wind is a phenomenon in distance running, such as marathons or road running (as well as other sports), whereby an athlete who is too out of breath and tired to continue suddenly finds the strength to press on at top performance with less exertion.
The feeling may be similar to that of a runner's high, the most obvious difference being that the runner's high occurs after the race is over. Some scientists believe the second wind to be a result of the body finding the proper balance of oxygen to counteract the buildup of lactic acid in the muscles. Others claim second winds are due to endorphin production, while still others believe it to be purely psychological.
Documented experiences of the second wind go back at least 100 years, when it was taken to be a commonly held fact of exercise.
The phenomenon has come to be used as a metaphor for continuing on with renewed energy past the point thought to be one's prime, whether in other sports, careers, or life in general.

Thanks Wikipedia.

25 October 2012

MANIK - Parasol feat. Jeremy Glenn (Original Mix)

"Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it."
Even if it seems to be very popular, I heard this phrase for the first time just two days ago. Maybe it’s because I live in a place where weather is sweet and people is fatalist or maybe I just need to read more books.
Anyway if you are tired to feel helpless and you want to turn your lift-oriented climatic monologue into the climax of a courtship, you can take one cue from here:

24 October 2012

Hercules And Love Affair - Release Me (DJ-Kicks)

The fight or flight response is our body's primitive, automatic, inborn response that prepares the body to fight or flee from perceived attack, harm or threat to our survival.
When our fight or flight response is activated, sequences of nerve cell firing occur and chemicals like adrenaline, noradrenaline and cortisol are released into our bloodstream. These patterns of nerve cell firing and chemical release cause our body to undergo a series of very dramatic changes.
Our respiratory rate increases. Our pupils dilate. Our awareness intensifies. Our sight sharpens. Our impulses quicken. Our perception of pain diminishes.
But what happens if you feel threatened and you can’t fight nor flee ? What happens when your body and your mind are a sort of bomb ready to explode but you just can’t make a move?
I’ve read somewhere that some people, often dressed (or better undressed) in strange ways put themselves into situations like that to catch this extreme feel...
How bizarre isn’t it? ;)

22 October 2012

Shiny Toy Guns - Fading Listening (Treasure Fingers Epicfadewave Mix)

The academic community is still shocked by the results of a study published in the July issue of Science (2007) titled “Are Women Really More Talkative Than Men?”
Refuting the popular stereotype that females talk more than men, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have found women and men both use an average of 16,000 words each day.
And you haven't heard the last of this!
According to a more recent study, it seems that women have developed a secret technique to avoid listening, borrowing it from men and just adding some cute nodding to make it more effective.
To learn more about it have a listen here:

21 October 2012

Fiorious - I'm In Love With A German Film Star (Cerronza Remix)

The guy stares at me like a wicked angel, saturated with a superabundant beauty he’s perfectly aware of.
And it’s so hard for me even only try and watch him for few seconds...
I know his life has been complicated and extreme, full of turbid passions and wrong romances.
I know that now he's paying the bill, alone and in trouble, but still i can't bear that look on me... eating pop corn inside a loose pijama, on a sagging sofa, in this deadly boring afternoon...
Holy shit where's the remote?!?

17 October 2012

Michoacan - Disco Sucks So Good (and Remixes)

Ambivalence is a state of having simultaneous, conflicting feelings toward a person or thing.
Stated another way, ambivalence is the experience of having thoughts and/or emotions of both positive and negative valence toward someone or something.
A common example of ambivalence is the feeling of both love and hate for a person.
The term also refers to situations where "mixed feelings" of a more general sort are experienced, or where a person experiences uncertainty or indecisiveness concerning something.
Ambivalence is experienced as psychologically unpleasant when the positive and negative aspects of a subject are both present in a person's mind at the same time.
This state can lead to avoidance or procrastination, or to deliberate attempts to resolve the ambivalence.
When the situation does not require a decision to be made, people experience less discomfort even when feeling ambivalent.

Thanks Wikipedia.

15 October 2012

Moullinex - Take My Pain Away

Teddy bear by Håkan Dahlström

In human childhood development, a transitional object is something which takes the place of the mother-child bond.
An infant sees himself and the mother as a whole. In this phase the mother ‘brings the world’ to the infant without delay which gives him a ‘moment of illusion’, a belief that his own wish creates the object of his desire which brings with it a sense of satisfaction.
Later on the child comes to realize that the mother is separate from him through which it appears that the child has lost something. This realization creates a difficult period and brings frustration and anxiety with it. In the end it is impossible that the mother is always there to ‘bring the world’ to the baby. Through fantasizing about the object of his wishes the child will find comfort.
A transitional object can be used in this process. The transitional object is often the first ‘not me’ possession that really belongs to the child. These could be real objects like a blanket or a teddy bear, but other ‘objects’, such as a melody or a word, can fulfill this role as well. This object represents all components of ‘mothering’, and it means that the child himself is able to create what he needs as well. It enables the child to have a fantasized bond with the mother when she gradually separates for increasingly longer periods of time. The transitional object is important at the time of going to sleep and as a defence against anxiety.

Thanks Donald Woods Winnicott and Wikipedia.
Teddy bear, a photo by Håkan Dahlström on Flickr.

12 October 2012

Dellarge - Cocodrilo Celestial (Remixes)

That summer, I think I was 11, we used to play the same game over and over at the sea.
Jane kicked off, she should be very girly while paddling and singing into low water.
Then was the turn of the Crocodile, he arrived slow, silent, almost under water and attacked her. She screamed “Help!” doing a fake and weak battle with the animal.
Finally Tarzan showed up, overswimming to show how quick and strong he was. He struggled hard and long against the predator and obviously he got the better of it.
That’s the plot and we had to respect it, always.
Where’s the fun then?
Well, it's not up to me to say that there are very repetitive activities that nevertheless bring a certain pleasure, but the point here is that we could switch role independently of our sex, age or size.
So everyone could be the bad guy, the good guy or the beautiful one, and try to be in someone else shoes for a while.

11 October 2012

biB - Moustache Daddy

Citizens! - True Romance (Gildas remix)
Moullinex feat. Peaches - Maniac (Original Mix)
Whomadewho - Inside World
The Bucketheads - The Bomb
FM Belfast - Stripes (Original Mix)
Gretchen - Conga (Boss in Drama Remix)
Andre VII - Discoteca Clandestina
Le Le - Sexual Hair
Faggot Fairys - Samo Ti (AC Slater Remix)
Basement Jaxx - Red Alert
IN FIELDS - Beginnings (Get A Room! Remix)
Montevideo - Horses (Zimmer Remix)
Totally Enormous Extint Dinosaurs - Stronger (Flying Horse Disco Bootleg)
Betoko - U so fine
Cut Copy - Lights and Music (Moullinex Remix)
Xinobi - (I Hate The Sound Of) Guitars (Original Mix)
Sona Vabos - Black Music Blues (Original Mix)
Wiley - I'm Skanking (The 2 Bears Remix)
Monosurround - Mushroomed (Timo Of Finlands Muschrhumt Dub)
Kasper Bjorke - Hummingbirds (with Jacob Bellens)
In Flagranti - Ex Ex Ex (Bottin Mix)
Giorgio Moroder - Chase (Theatre Of Delays Remix)

07 October 2012

Xinobi - (I Hate The Sound of) Guitars

Last night i met this guy.
He was so cute with those big glasses and those blue eyes.
We have been staring each other for weeks at the club and finally yesterday he talked to me.
Great feel, good smell, nice chat.
“I make music” he said.
“Hey, so do I! What’s your shit?”
“Difficult to tell, but if you add me on Facebook I can show you... What about you?”
“Well, come to my place and i show you...”
Normally I don’t act like that, I swear, anyway that’s what i said.
So here we are, on my sofa, having last drink, waiting for a kiss that doesn’t come...
“You said you play an instrument... Would you show me?”
The boy is definitely shy... what can I do? Suddenly a light flashes in my mind... “Could you wait here a minute?” I say.
I’m back five minutes later, wearing only my golden Stratocaster.
He turns pale, gets up and walks the door with no words...

05 October 2012

POMPEYA - Power (Original)

He realized it very soon, he was 2 or 3 years old. He could save the world!
Nobody knew about his ability, he tried to tell Mom once, but she said “Don’t be silly” so he gave up.
He kept on his rescue work though: every day he closed his eyes and saw what he was supposed to do, one time there was an ant in trouble, another time he should throw that very stone into the river at that very moment, one day he had to hold his breath 38 seconds, another day he was asked to launch an encoded message using a mirror and the sun. It worked perfectly for years, but one night he had a strange dream and he woke up embarrassed and wet...
From that night on, when he closed his eyes he didn’t receive the guidelines to world salvation anymore, he just could see those delicate and soft and full of beauty and perfectly round and puffy thingies that girls use to keep their heart warm.

04 October 2012

Red Axes - Josef Cookies

His actual name was Josef, but he decided to change it long time ago. He didn’t like it that much cause it sounded old style and it was very different from the names of other children.
Well, there were another couple of things that made him be different...
He really would have liked to be some kind of superhero, something big and unforgettable, maybe a bit scary too... so he picked the worst nickname they gave him at school and he made it become his new name.
It was rough at first, people didn't understand and made fun of him more than before.
One day, as he was having breakfast in a cake shop, a big shot spotted him and well... everyone knows how it ended.

01 October 2012

Citizens! - True Romance (Gildas Kitsuné Club Night remix)

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If you say “true romance” you are using an oxymoron, a figure of speech in which contradictory terms appear in conjunction.
Yes, you read right, contradictory terms.
The word "romance" infact, means love affair, but its original meaning deals with medieval tales of chivalry and heroes.
There’s a fake soul inside a romance, so you can’t call it true.
What's new? Absolutely nothing. We all are aware of that in these times.
You can also hear it in this song, the words "true romance" are slightly out of tune...
So, what happened to true love and happy end?
Well, we are what came after.