Monthly Archives: October 2009

Fool’s Paradise WK 18


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Eloi brought in some spoken word by Willi Shat aka capt’n Kirk. We played stuff from the Residents, Norse Horse, and Washed Out. Don’t mind us ranting and raving I had too much espresso.

http://www.divshare.com/download/8843180-2bb

So here are the the songs in some order….

Journey To The East (Demo) 3:33 French Kissing
Machine Gun 2:55 Rich & Famous
Rusted Dust 2:40 Ty Segall Lemons
13 2:35 The Brian Jonestown Massacre Thank God For Mental Illness
Reaction Dub (fill music) 3:25 Revolutionaries Reaction In Dub
CC-SB – Fake Movements 4:54
Hands in the Dark 2:25 Dark Day Collected 1979-1982
Ole Man Trouble 2:40 Otis Redding Otis Blue Soul
Good Luck (FILL MUSIC) 1:15 Washed Out High Times
Surprise Hotel (Phaseone Remix) 4:05 Fool’s Gold Phaseone Remixes
“I See, So I See So” 2:09 Broadcast & The Focus Group Broadcast and the Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age Alternative
Poison Lips 3:54 Vitalic Flashmob Electonic
Muscle And Heat 4:00 Phil Davies & Ch. Ried Space Oddities – A Compilation Of Rare European Library Grooves From 1975-1984 Electronica/Dance
Portofino 2 2:15 Raymond Scott Manhattan Research, Inc. [Disc 2] Soundtrack
All Music (FILL MUSIC) 4:45 All Clicks & Cuts 2 (Disc 2)
Hazel 6:13 Junior Boys Begone Dull Care
Osaka Loop Line 4:02 Discovery LP
Needle Beach 2:52 Norse Horse Secret Geographies
Il Pinguino (FILL MUSIC) {from Vamos a Matar, Companeros (Let’s Go & Kill, Comrades) 2:54 Ennio Morricone Morricone Kill: Spaghetti Western Magic from the Maestro Soundtrack
The Transformed Man 3:37 William Shatner The Transformed Man
Ghost Town 3:26 Zeep People & Things
Wonder Girl 2:21 Sparks Sparks
Cat Cat 2:46 NVRMND dontdiewonderingmusic.tumblr.com
I’m Dancing 2:35 R. Stevie Moore Games and Groceries Alternative
Vapor Trail (fill music) 2:19 Crystal Antlers Tentacles Psych Rock
Big Weekend (Delorean Remix) 5:17 Lemonade Remixtape
What Have My Chickens Done Now? 4:24 The Residents Animal Lover
movies (fill music) 2:03 NastyNasty heavy little things
Olivia 2:19 Washed Out High Times
Networking 2:09 Pens hey friend ! what you doing ?
Another White Singer (Little White Glove) 1:58 Animal Collective Danse Manatee
Al Anon 3:59 Eric Copeland Alien In A Garbage Dump
My Love 3:37 White Hinterland Fresh From The Garden Tour CD
Nadine (Memory Tapes Version) 6:26 Fool’s Gold MP3
Absolutely Anything 2:07 Brilliant Colors

Buckaroo Bonzai


Buckaroo Banzai is the lead character, played by Peter Weller, of the eponymous 1984 cult film, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. A renaissance man, the character is a top neurosurgeon, particle physicist, race car driver, rock star and comic book hero, and probably the last hope of the human race. In the film, his latest experiments open the door to the 8th dimension and unwittingly start an interplanetary battle for the world.

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The end of the movie invites the viewer to watch for the upcoming film “Buckaroo Banzai vs. The World Crime League”. This was the real title for a sequel that Sherwood Studios planned to make if this film had been successful. Unfortunately, it was a box-office bomb, and Sherwood Studios went bankrupt. After its release on video and cable, however, BB became a cult favorite, much in the same way as Mad Max (1979) (which crawled from obscurity to spawn two sequels). Legal wranglings due to the bankruptcy prevented any other studios from picking up the sequel rights, and even years later MGM had to fight through a pile of red tape simply to get the OK to release it on DVD.

Yup!

‘Sound cannons’ give ‘unmistakable warning’


LRAD

Police in Pittsburgh showed off the latest in crowd control Thursday as they reportedly used “sound cannons” to blast the ears of protesters near the Group of 20 meeting of world economic leaders.

City officials said it was the first time such sound blasters, sometimes called sound weapons, were used publicly. But what exactly are they?

“There was an array of sound amplifiers used during the demonstration,” Lavonnie Bickerstaff of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, told LiveScience, adding, “The Poconos police brought the long-range acoustic device with them, but I don’t know whether it was used.”

The long range acoustic device (LRAD) is designed for long-range communication and “unmistakable warning,” according to the American Technology Corporation, which develops the instruments.

“The LRAD basically is the ability to communicate clearly from 300 meters to 3 kilometers” (nearly 2 miles), said Robert Putnam of American Technology’s media and investor relations. “It’s a focused output. What distinguishes it from other communications tools out there is its ability to be heard clearly and intelligibly at a distance, unlike bullhorns.”

Its shrill warning tones can be heard at least 1,600 feet (500 meters) away and depending on the model of LRAD it can blast a maximum sound of 145 to 151 decibels — equal to a gunshot — within a 3-foot (one meter) range, according to American Technology. But there is a volume knob, so its output can be less than max, Putnam noted.

On the decibel scale, an increase of 10 (say, from 70 to 80) means that a sound is 10 times more intense. Normal traffic noise can reach 85 decibels.

For comparison, a jet engine sends out an ear-splitting 140 to 180 decibels of sound. Human conversation hovers at about 60 decibels. Permanent hearing loss can result from sounds at about 110 to 120 decibels in short bursts or even just 75 decibels if exposure lasts for long periods, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other sources.

Anything over 120 decibels is liable to be noticeably painful for some individuals, and 150 decibels would hurt anyone’s ears. Such sounds damage small hair cells in the inner ear that convert sound energy into electrical signals that travel to the brain. “Once damaged, our hair cells cannot grow back,” the NIH states.

But Putnam said under normal circumstances the LRAD is not harmful. “There’s no way it can hurt you unless you have the ability to stand in front of it closely for several minutes,” Putnam said in a telephone interview.

If you did stand there at length, “It’s like having a rock concert in three hours given to you in a half-hour,” he added.

The instrument’s volume, along with its high-pitched tone, make for “painfully loud sound frequencies that are concentrated in a narrow beam and easily direct them at a target, not unlike using a spotlight,” according to Gizmag.

Putnam said the frequency of LRAD ranges from 2,800 Hertz to 3,000 Hertz. That’s similar to the pitch of human speech, which is between 500 Hz and 3,000 Hz, the NIH states.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33026156/ns/technology_and_science-innovation/

Fool’s Paradise wk 17


17_seventeen_red_alarm_clock_digital_number_bag-p1491944496908139762w92h_400It’s been a while…I hope you enjoyed the tape, but we are back on the blog and going to get things moving. We played some new classics and obscure rarities. Eloi replayed the Rodney Dangerfield segment, that fools a drunk, no wonder he had no respect. haha. Anyways…here’s the play list and the link for this week and last weeks show.

there we go.

12 Uproot Andy – El Pescador 3:58 Uproot Andy Geko jones mix
Borrachera 3:44 DJ Charly Geko jones mix Other
Linda Muñequita 4:45 Las Hijas Del Sol The Roots Of Chicha
Vacilando con Ayahuesca 3:32 Juaneco Y Su Combo The Roots Of Chicha
Running Out of Rope (fill music) 4:54 Silk Flowers Silk Flowers Indie
Track 04 5:29 New York Noise: Vol 2.
I Been Born Again 4:52 The Phenomenal Handclap Band The Phenomenal Handclap Band
Mongoose 1:48 Eden Ahbez Eden’s Island
River 1:09 Grow Up Auteur Labels: Object Music Rock
SONG 1 by Luke A (fill music) 1:07 Candy Claws Glacier Prey Dream Pop Exploder
Green Eyed Love (Classixx Remix) 5:10 Mayer Hawthorne A Strange Arrangement
Rollerskate (Radio Edit) 3:58 Matias Aguayo Rollerskate (Radio Edit)
Talamak 2:33 Toro y Moi Well Tusked
New Theory 2:52 Washed Out Life of Leisure EP 52
Renaissance Theme (fill music) 4:07 DatA Skywriter Electro
Taschenrechner – Pocket Calculator 4:57 Kraftwerk
God Trip 3:04 Gary War Horribles Parade
Don’t Call, Marylin 1:59 Tickley Feather Hors D’oeuvres
Glans – New Armada 5:55
Reaction Dub (fill music) 3:25 Revolutionaries Reaction In Dub
Bursting The Bubble 8:55 Gatto Fritto General Alternative
Inflation 5:05 Crazy Cousinz Inflation –
Moisture 1:06 The Residents Commercial Album
Expensive Whip 1:25 J Dilla Jay Stay Paid
L’Uccello Magico (FILL MUSIC) 2:12 Nino Rota Il Casanova Di Federico Fellini9
intervales theme 2:04 Javelin Jamz n Jemz
Willing And Able 2:34 Helene Smith Eccentric Soul: The Deep City Label
Bangkok by Night 2:34 Johnny Guitar Shadow Music of Thailand
Tsunami Tsurprise 3:37 The Space Cossacks Tsar Wars
Mr Pharmacist 2:20 The Fall 50,000 Fall Fans Can’t Be Wrong (Disc Two)
My Offwhite Flag 3:06 Dirty Projectors The Glad Fact
Sprite “Melonball Bounce” 1:02 Raymond Scott Manhattan Research, Inc. [Disc 1]
Il Pinguino (FILL MUSIC) {from Vamos a Matar, Companeros (Let’s Go & Kill, Comrades) 2:54 Ennio Morricone
37 RodneyDangerfieldMoondog 2:51
Yalira 3:38 The Very Best Warm Heart of Africa
Julia (Javelin Re-do) 2:58 The Very Best
Wait For Me 3:20 Roger Damawuzan African Scream Contest
Tell Me 2:49 Rickey Calloway Funk Spectrum
Tim dom dom 2:22 Jorge Ben (1963) Samba Esquema Novo
Lock Groove (Out) (FILL MUSIC) 4:04 Liquid Liquid Henrik Schwarz, Ame, Dixon
Cindy Tells Me 3:26 Brian Eno Here Come the Warm Jets
Wait Till I Get There 2:44 Tippie and the Wisemen South Side Soul Vol. 2
Something On Your Mind 3:16 Karen Dalton A Selection By Optimo (Espacio)
Lonely Eyes 3:49 Pretenders South Side Soul Vol. 2
Visions Of Trees – Through The Trees (fill music)
Shark Spray 4:35 Stereoheroes vs Mustard Pimp Boxon Makes Me Happy

week 17: http://www.divshare.com/download/8761066-3a5
week 16: http://www.divshare.com/download/8646320-700

if you want the play list for week 16 email me at mikemelero@gmail.com