whoever told you it’s easy to find music in NYC doesn’t know the city. you have to refine your bullshit detector to get past the marketing smokescreen that surrounds the city.
me and julio are building our own schedule, here. our rules are:
- it has to be near, walking-distance near (we live in the east village, so there’s no excuses)
- the music has to be good, and even (have a definitive style, and control your dj friends)
- it has to be free, preferably, or at least $5 weekdays, $10 weekends. but if we have to pay, it has to be unforgettable
so far, we voted:
monday: the cock: it’s hard to find a good ol’ nasty fun in this sanitized city, but this place has it!
wednesday: (and I mean, today) Lit: we even met michel gondry there (we weren’t really sure it was him, but once the dj played a lot of songs the guy directed - lame! - it became clear for us he was the real guy)
a lot of emotions I want to share, but I’m not very good with english language. but music is universal, huh? so I decided to share some of the songs I’m most into, five at a time.
click on the banner below, and you can listen to it. courtesy of soundblox (which I used in zona visser, another project of mine)
this song is so obscure I don’t even have it’s actual name… just 800.03.mp3, and that’s it.
how I feel: a cyborg rechecking its peripherals before a procedure. a subroutine. grey, cold, and monotone. detached and snobby.
also check: the “automatuch”, or something like that. the different voices for different subroutines.
grab it: there’s no way iTMS has it (even google shows meager pages about). and since some other sites offer the mp3, you can download from me too. (control-click on windows, alt-click on a mac)
AÃ©ro Dynamik, Kraftwerk
how I feel: in a happy airport. optimistic. it’s a mantra, you know.
also check: the starry bleeps. the chorus, sinalizing the way.
grab it: iTMS has it, fellas. buy it there, and deDRM it later with jhymn.
In The Future With Machines, FPU
how I feel: a good song for a drag queen to perform. vfull of drama.
also check: the egiptian bg. the lyrics, in fact.
grab it: no digital store around, but cds, still. sorry, folks
Konpyuta, Plastique de RÃ©ve
how I feel: archeologists find an ancient document detailing the purposes of computers. historic revisionism, reifying the digital experience. technognosis.
also check: the german/japanese voice. the attention to spell kon-pyu-ta right. like if the desitiny of mankind depends on it.
grab it: nowhere around, so grab it from me. (control-click on windows, alt-click on a mac)
Scorpio, The Fever
how I feel: powerful, but headed to a fall. doomed. scorpio people are short-sighted, you know. feel like placing a bet you can’t cover. pokerface all around.
also check: egyptian bg also. guitars, a thing I don’t usually like, but worked right on it.
grab it: on iTMS. (did I say about jhymn already?)
newsmap changed its layout, now you can read all the headlines…
for those new to it, newsmap is a google news interface, that shows the most visited news BIGGER and the least smaller, so it’s nice to have an overview picture of what people are talking about…
you can also select diferent countries (sadly, brazil is not there) and categories (i switched off sports and entertainment right away).
complex information visualization
two nice treemaps, so you can have a glimpse of… everything.
newsmap is a flash application of the google news, you can select your map view by sections (sports, world, entertainment) and nations (currently, 10 countries there). the darker the color, the older the news.
marketmap is the same idea, but all about bling-bling. and in java, too, slower to load. the greener, the more up, the reddish, the more down. black means steady (see, you cna predict whole industries by that).
a brief (and insightful) explanation of treemaps can be found here. and a flash app for blogs treemaps (the bigger the square, the more comments it have), here.
and hey, my computer is fast enough, any chance to export a quicktime/flash animation within a selected range? let’s see, i wanna know the fluctuation of technology sector from march 2002 to march 2004, 1 second a day (a 12 min movie). that’s revolution!