31 December 2012

Coma - Bette Davis' Eyes

The best way to spend New Year’s Eve?
In a coma!
A long hypnotic intro, voices talking nonsense from the outer space, suddenly an old-times-flavoured revelation and a light, guiding you out of the tunnel...
Have a nice transition.

27 December 2012

Footprintz - The Favourite Game

A game is an activity that must have the following characteristics:
- fun: the activity is chosen for its light-hearted character
- separate: it is circumscribed in time and place
- uncertain: the outcome of the activity is unforeseeable
- non-productive: participation does not accomplish anything useful
- governed by rules: the activity has rules that are different from everyday life
- fictitious: it is accompanied by the awareness of a different reality

Roger Caillois - Les jeux et les hommes
Image: Billy und Hells

20 December 2012

Tiger Fingers - Say It To Me - Dogs Of Jesus

There are two tracks I’d like you to listen to, before the world (possibly) ends.
One encourages revelations or declarations of every kind: hey it’s the end baby, no more secrets, hidden feelings etc. please!

(here’s the snippet if you need to be quick -these apocalypses are a mess.)

The other talks about the Dogs of Jesus …

(here’s the snippet if you are an atheist or you belong to another religion, but you are curious, in a rush though.)

Image: Horst Wackerbarth

13 December 2012

Janski Beeeats - Lament

Complaining is an activity that is generally criticized, labeled as useless and annoying.
There are many other futile occupations certainly not more pleasant (shouting at the stadium, getting angry while driving, Christmas spirit, serenades...) they don't draw criticism with the same intensity though.
So this fundamental human activity took another road to finally be expressed. It has been codified into poems, songs and rituals, because sometimes there’s just nothing you can do but wait and survive, and those could work good to fill the time (and empty the soul) while waiting for a better time to come.

Image: Martha Graham - Lamentation