parlando playlist #110: katra turana - mortera in the moonlight [1981]

Posted on April 11th, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Music, Parlando Playlist.

Katra Turana, Mortera in the Moonlight

A Japanese band. First single (I think), before their first album (which this song was not on), on the Marquee Moon label.
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note

Posted on April 11th, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Stuff, Sports.

For the last two or three weeks, I plunged into Field Gulls ("The stupidest name in smart football analysis"). It's heady; I didn't know there was a smart Seahawks site, and this one is very smart.

I will be back very soon. I'm not going away.

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i know i'm a canary about fashionable words and jokes....

Posted on April 3rd, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Words, Editing, Stock Phrases.

....and you can ignore it. (Oh, like you usually stay up at night worrying.)

Anyway. "Hot mess" -- unless you are using it in a different way than everybody, please just remove "hot". It's past vogue.

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a quandary of mind

Posted on April 3rd, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Music, Albums, Lists.

I'm slowly getting together a list of the best albums of 1978, and I'm wondering: is it because the year 1978 was incredible, up there with the best years of music, I'm having trouble thinking of a better year, or even thinking of a competition; or is it because I was fourteen?

edit: 1959 is a strong all-jazz year.

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two ages

Posted on March 20th, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Words, Media.

"Chuck Norris had twins at 61." That thought, published today with a "impressed" veneer, has a little piece of information left out. The piece that shoves it into "who cares" territory.

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parlando playlist #109: the birthday party - release the bats [1981]

Posted on March 15th, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Music, Parlando Playlist.

The Birthday Party, Release the Bats

A single released between their two albums, on 4AD.
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parlando playlist #108: bis - tell it to the kids [1997]

Posted on March 14th, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Music, Parlando Playlist.

Bis, Tell It to the Kids

The leadoff track on their debut album, The New Transistor Heroes, on Wiiija (three i's) in the UK, Grand Royal in the US. (They had several EPs before this.)
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parlando playlist #107: erroll garner trio - gliss in the dark [1944]

Posted on March 13th, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Music, Parlando Playlist.

Erroll Garner Trio, Gliss in the Dark

From his first recordings; I don't know when this song was released, but it was recorded in 1944.
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parlando playlist #106: the sugarplastic - mumbletypeg [2001]

Posted on March 11th, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Music, Parlando Playlist.

The Sugarplastic, Mumbletypeg

From the Primitive Plastic: Demos and B-sides album on the Air Mail label in Tokyo; this one was previously unreleased.
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parlando playlist #105: linton kwesi johnson - reggae fi dada [1984]

Posted on March 8th, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Music, Parlando Playlist.

Linton Kwesi Johnson, Reggae fi Dada

From the Island album Making History.
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1988 albums, top ten

Posted on March 7th, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Music, Albums, Lists.


1. The Go-Betweens ◊ 16 Lovers Lane
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2. Man Jumping ◊ World Service
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3. Cardiacs ◊ A Little Man and a House and the Whole World Window
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4. Throwing Muses ◊ House Tornado
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5. Talk Talk ◊ Spirit of Eden
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6. Mary Margaret O'Hara ◊ Miss America
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7. The Microscopic Septet ◊ Beauty Based on Science
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8. Black Future ◊ Eu Sou o Rio
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9. ゲルニカ [Guernica] ◊ 新世紀への運河 [Shinseiki eno Unga]
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10. Morbid Saint ◊ Spectrum of Death
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parlando playlist #104: the go-betweens - when people are dead [1987]

Posted on March 7th, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Music, Parlando Playlist.

The Go-Betweens, When People Are Dead

The b-side of the single "Right Here", on Beggars Banquet.
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1988 albums, numbers 11-20

Posted on March 7th, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Music, Albums, Lists.


11. Don Pullen ◊ New Beginnings
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12. Roland Alphonso & Mute Beat ◊ R. Alphonso Meets Mute Beat
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13. Stump ◊ A Fierce Pancake
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14. Victims Family ◊ Things I Hate to Admit
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15. Defunkt ◊ In America
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16. Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition ◊ Audio-Visualscapes
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17. World Domination Enterprises ◊ Let's Play Domination
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18. Paul Roland ◊ Happy Families
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19. Промышленная архитектура [Industrial Architecture] ◊ Любовь и Технология [Love & Technology]
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20. Public Enemy ◊ It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
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parlando playlist #103: r. stevie moore - everyone, but everyone [1999]

Posted on March 7th, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Music, Parlando Playlist.

R. Stevie Moore, Everyone, But Everyone

From Moore's album The Future Is Worse Than the Past on the (German) Pink Lemon label.
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1988 albums, numbers 21-30

Posted on March 6th, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Music, Albums, Lists.


Sonic Youth ◊ Daydream Nation
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Steve Coleman and Five Elements ◊ Sine Die
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The Shrubs ◊ Vessels of the Heart
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Dagmar Krause ◊ Tank Battles: The Songs of Hanns Eisler
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Gary Thomas and Seventh Quadrant ◊ Code Violations
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The Residents ◊ God in Three Persons
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Jerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band ◊ Obatalá
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Willem Breuker Kollektief ◊ Bob's Gallery
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Fishbone ◊ Truth and Soul
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Lyle Lovett ◊ Pontiac
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parlando playlist #102: associates - love hangover [1982]

Posted on March 6th, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Music, Parlando Playlist.

Associates, Love Hangover

From their third album Sulk, on WEA. (Well, in the US, and in the UK on cassette, but on vinyl in the UK it was only on a single. At least in 1982.)
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1988 albums, numbers 31-40

Posted on March 6th, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Music, Albums, Lists.


Ray Anderson ◊ Blues Bred in the Bone
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Marilyn Crispell ◊ Labyrinths
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My Dad Is Dead ◊ The Best Defense
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The Leaders ◊ Out Here Like This
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Nuno Canavarro ◊ Plux Quba
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Cindytalk ◊ In This World
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Metallica ◊ …And Justice for All
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Sheriff Lindo & The Hammer ◊ Ten Dubs That Shook the World
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Test Dept. ◊ Terra Firma
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Universal Congress Of ◊ Prosperous and Qualified
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parlando playlist #101: jack walrath - village of the darned [1989]

Posted on March 6th, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Music, Parlando Playlist.

Jack Walrath, Village of the Darned

The leadoff track from Walrath's Blue Note album, Neohippus.
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comment to ESPN

Posted on March 6th, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Stuff, Sports, Media.

You know, Darren Sharper is a loathsome man. Yet, only in America will the likelihood that he will be raped in prison get a laugh. In fact, that joke is so predictable, it's sobering. We should be appalled that everybody assumes that anyone sentenced to prison also means sentenced to be raped.

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1988 albums, numbers 41-50

Posted on March 6th, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Music, Albums, Lists.


Dave Holland Trio ◊ Triplicate
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Toxik ◊ World Circus
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David Liebman Trio ◊ Trio + One
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Marius Popp ◊ Acordul Fin
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Infest ◊ Slave
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Julius Hemphill ◊ Julius Hemphill Big Band
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Stephen Sondheim ◊ Into the Woods [Original Broadway Cast]
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Mad Professor & Pato Banton ◊ Mad Professor Captures Pato Banton
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New Model Army ◊ Radio Sessions '83-'84
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Mikel Laboa ◊ Lekeitioak
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