Sunday, August 23, 2009

Two Sides

Within Temptation is one of my favorite bands. In 2008, lead singer, Sharon den Adel, did a single with trance DJ, Armin van Buuren. This was an odd pairing that works extremely well...

Armin van Buuren - In and Out of Love

Within Temptation - What Have You Done Now

Sunday, August 16, 2009

808s, 909s, ARPs, And More

A few songs that I loved in 80s and still listen to a lot today...

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

I have been watching a lot of synth videos on Youtube while sick in bed. Luckily, I stumbled upon this Italian chap by the name of Gianni Proietti. He is an absolutely phenomenal synth player and has mastered the ability of sequencing and playing some pretty amazing pieces in real time. You should check his page and view the Duran Duran, Jean Michel Jarre, and Daft Punk videos. They are all pretty amazing. Below Gianni is playing the closing credits to Bladerunner (originally composed by Vangelis).

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Heaven Coming Down

Crazy As We Are

I am a Mountain.
My words, my sounds are from my beloved.
I am a painting.
My beloved is the painter.
Did you think these are my words?
They are the sounds
Which come after the key turns in the lock.

23rd Street Runs into Heaven

You stand near the window as lights wink
On along the street. Somewhere a trolley taking
Shop-girls and clerks home, clatters through
This before-supper Sabbath. An alley cat cries
To find the garbage cans sealed; newsboys
Begin their murder-into-pennies round.

We are shut in, secure for a little, safe until
Tomorrow. You slip your dress off, roll down
Your stockings, careful against runs. Naked now,
With soft light on soft flesh, you pause
For a moment; turn and face me -
Smile in a way that only women know
Who have lain long with their lover
And are made more viginal.

Our supper is plain but we are very wonderful.

Kenneth Patchen (1911-1972)