Songs and Playlists

These are posts that have playlists or songs included…

  • Selected Eclectic – Volume 3 March 25, 2013 – Both Tania and I have been making our lists of songs we like which we’ve heard on KCRW’s Eclectic24 since our last playlist in January. Here’s the results…
  • Selected Eclectic – Volumes 1 and 2 January 30, 2013 – Music mixes that capture the songs we are listening to at this particular moment in time…
  • Hell Broke Luce A song for the moment – I recommend it be played repeatedly and very loud… “Hell Broke Luce” by Tom Waits I had a good home but I left I had a good home but I left, right, left That big fucking bomb made me deaf, deaf A Humvee mechanic put his Kevlar on wrong I guarantee you’ll meet up with a ...
  • The Sound of Early June… June 13, 2012 – I have several albums that I’m listening to that are forming my June 2012 soundtrack – the lead one is M. Ward’s 2006 album “Post War”, it’s really gotten under my skin and it’s turned out to be perfect for Long Beach’s “June Gloom” days…
  • Fight Test EP by The Flaming Lips I’ve listen to this EP several times since I wrote about The Flaming Lips last night… I felt I just had to share it. This EP made such a big impression on me, and since I first heard this EP (received as a gift from Amy Bentley-Smith) I’ve bought numerous other Flaming Lips albums – I ...
  • I Am The Walrus / Goo Goo G’ Joob Every day has it’s threads. We wake up, move through the day and different ideas come at us from different directions. Sometimes they seem to form a meaningful pattern – sometimes it’s just an abstract tapestry. Here’s a few threads I’d like to remember from Wednesday, December 28, 2011. The Flaming Lips perform I Am The Walrus I really ...
  • Every Grain of Sand A Transcendent Moment Have you ever had a moment when you connected with a song in a way you can’t really explain to anyone else, like a transcendent music moment? I had one yesterday during an even larger transcendental moment, which happened like many deeply spiritual moments, while I was washing the dishes… To put it briefly, and ...
  • Dystopian Shifting Note from Jon, onehumanbeing: I address this to you on the eve of a total lunar eclipse over North America, and just a few days before the Winter Solstice. We are on the cusp of a 30-year cycle of change as well as larger, era-changing moment in human history… these are significant times we are ...
  • Rule Number Two Is The New Rule Number One New sound collage completed last night and released on the UFOverdriver site. Rule Number Two Is The New Rule Number One – The Wikileaks Big Cable Dump Mix Listen Here Track listing: (click on track name to hear individual track) Track 1 (0:31) War is Peace – Freedom is Slavery – Ignorance is Strength Track 2 (4:12) ...
  • Songs To Restore Sanity In honor of Jon Stewart (and/or Stephen Colbert) and the Rally To Restore Sanity and/or March To Keep Fear Alive in Washington D.C. today, I put together a few songs (Who needs more than a few? You’re going to be watching the Rally on TV or out ...
  • Thrasher and Powderfinger Here are two songs from Neil Young’s 1979 album “Rust Never Sleeps” – Thrasher and Powderfinger – which seem very relevant to where we are right now as a country… Listen, Read, Enjoy and Think… [note: little known fact – The title for this album was borrowed from the slogan for Rust-Oleum paint, and was suggested by ...
  • Trouble Every Day For Hungry Freaks, Daddy For some odd reason I’ve chosen a couple of Frank Zappa songs as my Fourth of July/Independence Day posting… Both of these songs are from an album that’s still inspiring and relevant 45 years after it was released (1965) – Freak Out! by The Mothers of Invention – thank you Mr. Zappa, sir. Trouble Every Day [media id=53 ...
  • You’ve Got To Be Crazy You’ve Got To Be Crazy – The Glenn Beck VS Eric Massa Mix Listen to This Sound Collage…   A little theater for the mind… For your enjoyment – a new UFOverdriver sound collage – contains: Pink Floyd, David Byrne and Brian Eno, a DJ John Digweed Mix, Johnny Cash, Eric Massa, Glenn Beck and more ...
  • Change Has Come – Parts I, II and III   Listen to This Sound Collage… Part I – If You Didn’t Care – 0:00 – 1:22 Part II – On This Day – 1:22 – 6:41 Part III – Our Most Desperate Hour – 6:41 – 10:22 Total Length: 10:22 From an album in progress called: Weapons of Mass Communication FREE Download at the bottom of this posting! About ...
  • Introducing UFOverdriver My new sound collages now have a project name – UFOverdriver That’s pronounced “You-Eff-Overdriver”… and the U and the F are initials that stand for lots of different things… but that’s something we’ll discuss sometime later down the road. Here’s the first sound collage created under this name (even though my previous sound collage called Area 5150 ...
  • Eccentric Activities – 1985/86 What Are Sound Collages? As a little kid I was fascinated by my parent’s cassette recorder and would play with it all the time, making recordings and dreaming about making what I now call sound collages. A sound col­lage is like a paper col­lage, but using audio sam­ples, syn­the­siz­ers, drum tracks and other audio mate­r­ial to cre­ate ...
  • still life with satellites A sound collage I did  from the mid 90’s – 15:49 minutes of random sound mixed from multiple tape machines played live – including Jack Kerouac recordings, Robin Williams, George Carlin, TV stations, radio dial turning, old tapes of guitar noise and more…
  • the sound of onehumanbeing I got a new set of headphones a couple of weeks ago with a microphone, so I started working on some new experiments, like this one (created on 12-17-2008) – “the sound of onehumanbeing” I’ve been making sound collages for many years and this is the first time in a long while that ...
  • Manic Depression Is A Frustrating Mess There is a reason why my posts have been very limited over the last few weeks. As you can see from the title of this post the name of the monster I’ve been living with… not a nice house guest. Many people know that manic-depression is the name people used to use for the “mental Illness” ...
  • Playlist | Music Response To Politics and Bail Outs Wow, what a week we’ve been through. I’ve been listening to a lot of Gang of Four this last month, and have been endlessly playing Animals by Pink Floyd. Why? Because the lyrics of the songs like Capital and Poverty by Gang of Four give me a sense of response to what’s going on, listening ...
  • Pink Floyd – Animals In recognition of the current state of politics, the Republican party, the Wall Street bailout, Sarah Palin, and the whole last 8 years – Animals by Pink Floyd. Still vital and amazingly accurate commentary on today’s situation… Animals Produced by Pink Floyd Released January 23, 1977 Recorded at Britannia Row Studios April through November 1976 ...
  • Gram Parsons | Cosmic American Angel I love Gram Parsons’ music – flat out. He’s one of the musicians that hits a familiar feeling, comfortable chord with me. My friend Pete, who was my boss when I worked at the Grunion Gazette awhile back, inadvertently introduced me to Gram’s music. Pete would bring in all kinds of CDs I hadn’t heard before and ...