Friday’s Forgotten Phonomancy

1) Me As I See Myself: Current 93 – [All the World Makes Great Blood]

“…Only once did GoodGod cry black
And then all the clockmovements start
To crick crack crick
By the hairs on my head
By the stare in my eyes
By the pain in my heart
I shall whisper through signs:
All this world makes great blood
All the world makes great blood
All the world makes great blood
All this world makes great blood…”

2) Immediate Influence: Tom Waits – [On the Road (Jack Kerouac) (w/ Primus)]

“…Rode to Opelousas, rode to Wounded Knee
Rode to Ogallala, home I’ll never be
Rode to Oklahoma, rode to El Cajon
Rode to old Tehatchapi, rode to San Antone
Home I’ll never be
Home I’ll never be
Home I’ll never be…”

3) Goal: Nine Inch Nails – 6 Ghosts I

4) Recent Past: Ilhan Ersahin – Thomas O’Malley

5) Further Past: Einstürzende Neubauten – Musentango (Live)

“…erst tanzte ich mit mnemosyne
die, glaub’ ich, eine echte muse war
dazwischen trank ich mischgetränke
die hiessen, glaub’ ich, amnesia
irgendwann fing ich an zu singen
und ich sang bis die putzkolonne kam…”

“…
I only danced with mnemosyne
which, I believe, a true muse was
between I drank mixed drinks
which were called, I believe, amnesia
eventually I began to sing
and I sang until the plaster column was…”

6) Near Future: The Breeders – Sinister Foxx

“…Jumped tank
And leavin’
Broth of thieves
Has anyone seen the iguana
Has anyone seen the iguana

No one broke for me
I just got life
I’m in cedars
Every single night…”

7) Me As Others See Me: Coil – [Cardinal Points]

8) Further Future: Ego Likeness – [Song For Samael]

“…Samael,
Meet me at the Red Sea
Samael,
Meet me at the Red Sea
There are too many thieves in the kingdom.
I will give you the key.
Will you take care of this for me?…”

9) Emotional/Mental State: Apeboy – [Enya vs Prodigy (Lenlow Edit)]

…just go look at the lyrics for these two songs.

10) Ultimate Outcome: Kronos Quartet – Music for Piano

Clarification: Dionysos – épilogue

“…I hang my head like a snowflake-man in a burning sun
Because I’m my own ghost I’m really dead, this time
I’m dead like the corpse in their mother fucking graves
How romantic it could be to climb the sky in a hammock made of clouds
A hammock made of clouds my little one…”


Currently Playing:
Choronzon – Zero Divided By Infinity
Placebo – [Centrefolds]

Gary Numan – Absolution [Extended]
Auf der Maur – [Skin Receiver]
(A song which I still firmly believe works best when thought of as being about the Lwa.)

Friday’s Forgotten Phonomancy

Transcript of my talk, “The Conceit of Oracles: How we ended of up in a world where quantitative data is more valued than qualitative data” – Updates – Tricia Wang, Global Tech Ethnographer transforming research, specializes in China & emerging markets

In September 2013, I delivered the opening keynote to the EPIC (Ethnographic Praxis In Industry…

Transcript of my talk, “The Conceit of Oracles: How we ended of up in a world where quantitative data is more valued than qualitative data” – Updates – Tricia Wang, Global Tech Ethnographer transforming research, specializes in China & emerging markets

Link

Divination for (Sun)Days

For  Once, I’ll be kind.

No question: Dionysos – whatever the weather: www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2gaLrJgWd0

“…Whatever the weather I got you under my skin…”

1) Me As I See Myself: Gnarls Barkley – [A Little Better]: www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6YAUPuTpAk

“…And there ain’t no holdin me
I’ve got a heart made of gold in me
Hah, can you believe this is where I’ve been?
And when adversity comes again
I’ll deal with it then…”

2) Immediate Influence: Puscifer – Oceans: www.youtube.com/watch?v=wj4n-aPu5Co

“…Weary traveler, calloused and sore
Time and gravity followed you here
Rest, my brother, and tell me
All about the ocean…”

3) Goal: Psychostick – Fake My Own Death And Go Platinum: www.youtube.com/watch?v=62zkwVif7PQ

“…What if I could live
if they all would think I’m dead
oh just what if I could have my
cake and eat it too…”

(harsh, winamp)

4) Recent Past: A Tribe Called Quest – Pad and Pen: www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3q4rIOirj0

“…One love, one life, and one destiny
It seems that the devil keeps testin me
Got the illest part of the recipe
Yo tell your homegirl to stop stressin me (stop it)
Undressin me is the part you really like
Brothers hold the cracks now they holdin mics
The cusses you get, They feelin steady rights
Marauders, we did that shit at Mid-night, a-ah-aight-aight…”

5) Further Past: AFI – [Girl’s Not Grey]: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Yzu-4kJg6g

“…What follows will swallow whole
What follows will swallow whole”

(Now I’m really anticipating the next pull. No peaking, though. Them’s the rules…)

6) Near Future: The Clash – [Koka Kola]: www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8zqDVaNg6w

“…I get my advice from the advertising world
Treat me nice says the party girl
Koke adds life where there isn’t any
So freeze, man, freeze…”

(Well that’s terrifying.)

7) Me As Others See Me: Motion – [Desafinado]: http://www.beatport.com/track/desafinado-original-mix/4085324

Desafinado means “Off Key” or “Out  of Tune,” in Portuguese.

8) Further Future: Rajna – [Trehya Man]: http://rajna.bandcamp.com/track/trehya-man

9) Emotional/Mental State: Grinderman – Bellringer Blues: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1km7-SEFWP4

“…Next thing you know I took a look
Gabe was trying to sell me a book
But i got no dough
He said check it out it’s going cheap
Check it out it’s going cheap
Ok I’ll give it a go
I read that book every page
And then I put it away
Said I don’t think so

It makes slaves of all of womenkind
And corpses of the men, and I
I just don’t know
And we care a little bit
We get scared a little bit
Oа those two cold dead eyes
That stare a little a bit
And we cry a little bit
And we get by a little bit
Let your tears
All come falling down…”’

(Too real…)

10) Ultimate Outcome: Rasputina – Afternoon of the Fawn: www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oVD-dZvZMI

“…If you accept my true intention
To find a house for all of us
My mind’s eye can see a cottage of dimension
That defies its adorable size, and the garden is lush

Let’s get put out to pasture
Let’s go underground
Let’s sit up in the thatched roof rafters
Where we can listen to the sound

Of anything that babbles
Like a brook, a stream, or a little child
I wanna live then in a hollow glen
Where the buttercup roams wild…”

(Hm. Houses of Blue)

Clarification: SITD – [The Final Curtain]:

Leben wir in schönen Erinnerungen
Und glauben wir an eine goldene Zukunft
Um das hier und jetzt
Nicht wahrnehmen zu müssen?
Mit Händen voller Hoffnung
Stehen wir am Abgrund zur Ewigkeit..

<Are we living in beautiful memories
And we believe in a golden future
To the here and now
Not having to perceive?
With hands full of hope
Are we on the brink of eternity…>

(Well that clarification was certainly ambiguous…)

Now Playing: Joe Boyd Vigil – [Broken Promise]: www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GBawbcjBsc
Björk – [You’ve Been Flirting Again]: www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPWfpgwU5c4

Divination for (Sun)Days

Lenka– Trouble is a Friend, TV On The Radio– The Wrong Way, Blue Scholars– Slick Watts. Interested to see what you’ll do with this.

He’s there in the dark, he’s there in my heart
He waits in the winds, he’s gotta play a part
Trouble is a friend, yeah trouble is a friend of mine, oh oh

Hey, desperate youth!
Oh, blood thirsty babes!
Oh your guns are pointed
Your guns are pointed the wrong way
Your guns are pointed the wrong way

So what you sayin man
And what you claim then
They got some folks leavin got other folks comin
Somebody had to go and say somethin

Lenka– Trouble is a Friend, TV On The Radio– The Wrong Way, Blue Scholars– Slick Watts. Interested to see what you’ll do with this.

Wicked Game (Il Divo’s version in Italian) Manhattan Serenade (Jimmy Dorsey & his Orchestra) Frank Sinatra (Cake) Her dark eyes and darker hair were the first thing I noticed as she walked in the door to my office. She was here to play a Wicked Game… Dames like this are always trouble. Shots rang out on the street below. She didn’t skip a beat, she was used to talking over the Manhattan Serenade. I couldn’t pay attention. I just wanted to take her hand and dance to Frank Sinatra.

Wicked Game (Il Divo’s version in Italian) Manhattan Serenade (Jimmy Dorsey & his Orchestra) Frank Sinatra (Cake) Her dark eyes and darker hair were the first thing I noticed as she walked in the door to my office. She was here to play a Wicked Game… Dames like this are always trouble. Shots rang out on the street below. She didn’t skip a beat, she was used to talking over the Manhattan Serenade. I couldn’t pay attention. I just wanted to take her hand and dance to Frank Sinatra.

‘Tokyo Underground’ by Blue Sky Black Death; ‘Terrified Heart’ by Poe; ‘MK Ultra’ by Muse. a moderately foreboding set! macro/microcosmic barriers breaking down, connections made and lost, etc

I am so sick of this scene
These streets are our streets
We have one last night
One last night to fight daylight…
We will walk to underground Tokyo
We will walk to underground Tokyo
We will walk to underground Tokyo
While we’re dancing

Sometimes I’m so afraid of my heart
Of it’s constant hunger for whatever it is it wants
The way it stops and starts

And they are breaking through,
They are breaking through,
They are breaking through,
Now we’re falling,
We are losing control

—————————————-

Yeah, no kidding. Evangelion-esque.

‘Tokyo Underground’ by Blue Sky Black Death; ‘Terrified Heart’ by Poe; ‘MK Ultra’ by Muse. a moderately foreboding set! macro/microcosmic barriers breaking down, connections made and lost, etc

Phonomancy ERRYDAY

1) You as you see yourself: Hindu Love Gods – [Junko Partner] www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EbpvF23cDE

“…Down the road, down the road come
My junko pardner
He was loaded as he could be
He was knocked down, knocked down loaded
And he sang this song to me…”

2) Direct influence: Ritualz – Third Eye Sixth Sense http://ritualz.bandcamp.com/track/third-eye-sixth-sense
3) Your Goal: Coil – [All This Has Always To Be Filmed] www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9kZFiAIqOw
4) Recent Past: Choronzon – [Forewarning] http://digital.panicmachine.com/track/forewarning
5) Further Past: Black Tape for a Blue Girl – [Glow] http://www.last.fm/music/Black+Tape+for+a+Blue+Girl/_/Glow
6) Near Future: Die Antwoord – [Wat Pomp (Feat. Jack Parow)] www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0PW1iJS7kU

7) You As Others See You: Black Flag – [Spray Paint] www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMLhAuH93bs

“…I don’t want
To see the plan succeed
There won’t be room
For people like me
My life is their disease
It feels good
And I’m gonna go wild
Spray paint the walls…”

8) Further Future: Tom Waits – [Spare Parts I (A Nocturnal Emission)] www.youtube.com/watch?v=cf4R9mGWX78

“…And the sky turned the color of Pepto-Bismol
And my old sport coat full of promissory notes
And the hawk had his whole family out there in the wind
He got a message for you to beware
Kicking your ass in, in a cold blooded fashion
He’ll be dishing out more than a good man can bear
Well let’s take it to Bakersfield, get a little apartment somewhere…”

9) Emotional/Mental State: The Birthday Massacre – [Lovers End] www.youtube.com/watch?v=5h2Tfhs4-eU
10) Ultimate Outcome: Oneiroid Psychosis – [Discharge] http://www.last.fm/music/Oneiroid+Psychosis/_/Discharge

Clarification: David Bowie – [The Last Thing You Should Do]: www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0wutxYSHM8

“What have you been doing to yourself?
What have you been doing to yourself?
What have you been doing to yourself?
It’s the last thing you should do, ooh ooh ooh ooh

Nobody laughs any more
Nobody laughs any more
Nobody laughs any more
It’s the worst thing you can do, ooh ooh ooh ooh

Save the last dance with me
Catch the last bus with me
Give the last kiss to me
It’s the safest thing to do, ooh ooh ooh ooh

Yea yea yea
Yea yea yea
Yea yea yea”

Phonomancy ERRYDAY