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SIck, Sad World


Sick, Sad World is a Oakland based party, with resident djs Neto187, Spaceghost, GuMMybeAR and BobbyPeruu, that has been going on for close a year. The party has been cursed with problems but has been reincarnated at various dive bars, clubs and warehouses. The past few have been held at RECCENTER studios and throughout the past year we have made plenty of new friends and we are proud to announce that we have used our talent pool to create our first single of our new summer mixtape featuring Antwon and Safe with production from FaTees. This is a summery jam that will get you excited for the upcoming months of sunshine.

Also made with the help of of the Sick, Sad World community we were able to produce the second Episode of Sad Banana that features RECCENTER engineer/studio manager Lucas Noah, Antwon, and DJ Bad Slorp. With camera work by Jessy Jamboree, Zach Romero and Mike Melero.

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The Psychedelic Salvage Company Volumes 1 & 2


This is a strange one. And if you are in dire need of an epic psych-garage fix, this will be right your alley. I bought this one on a whim (mainly due to the artwork) and I must say…fuzzy satisfaction like swimming in a pool of feedback and wah wah’s. There is definitely a time and a place for these compilations, but when that time comes be ready to dive into the obscure void that is Psychedelic Salvage Company. Psychedelics recommended…obviously.

Here’s what Dusty Groove had to say:
Fringe psychedelia from the deepest darkest caverns — a 2CD set of salvaged strangeness and trippy sounds from the Psychedelic Salvage Company! This is some of weirder sounds in the psyche spectrum, with an underlying groove that keeps it all better described as psychedelic than experimentalist — but a wild mix of feedbacky waves of guitar, vocals that range from folkish to flat out gonzo, and songs that roll from acid rock to tripped out jazz rock and beyond. Compiled from rare acetates, private pressings, and other hard-to-find sources.

Links: DISC ONE and DISC TWO

Tracklist
Disc One
1. Elastic Landlady – Toby Jug
2. Genesis – The Roland Kovac Set/Roland Kovac
3. Just Another Journey – Peggy’s Leg
4. Closing in on Me – Out of Darkness
5. Horse – Sam Gopal
6. Prayer to St. Peter – Nick Carter
7. Tomorrow – Team Dokus
8. Mascot – Castle Farm
9. Heavy Switch – Purple Scurf
10. No One to Blame – Ptolomy Psycon

Disc Two
1. Guru – The Roland Kovac Set
2. Agape – Narnia
3. Sabre Dance – Peggy’s Leg
4. 60 Million Megaton Sunset – Team Dokus
5. Toke Joke – Oswald Slagge
6. Back Door Man – Sam Gopal
7. Azreal – Ptolomy Psycon
8. Birth of a Saint – The Roland Kovac Set

And while we’re on the subject of weirdness…

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Disco Not Disco Vol. 1


All the way live from New York City. Here’s an excellent collection of those rare “leftfield disco classics” from that wonderful explosion of musical madness that took place there in the late 70’s/early 80’s that brought back the dancefloor. Pretty influential stuff, after hearing this you’ll realize how many people have “borrowed” ideas from this era…DFA in particular. Spectacular oddities lined up perfectly for your underground disco niteclub fantasy. Amazing stuff…

Link: Disco Not Disco Vol. 1

Tracklist
1. Walking On Thin Ice – Yoko Ono
2. Cavern – Liquid Liquid
3. Tell You Today – Loose Joints
4. Spatisticus Autisticus – Ian Dury
5. Over And Over – Material
6. Wheel Me Out – Was (Not Was)
7. Kiss Me Again – Dinosaur
8. I Walk – Don Cherry
9. Voices Inside My Head – Common Sense
10. School Bell/Tree House – Indian Ocean
11. Macho City – Steve Miller Band

Yoko Ono’s best song…awkward video though, soft-core w/ Lennon & Ono.

Quick side note, here’s a video for the damn good Michoacan single. He’s a producer from Palo Alto, CA and one of the newest additions to the DFA family.

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Fool’s Paradise wk 32


Another week of sweet tunes, stupid rants, and sublime frequencies. This weeks pod cast is shorter than usual due to audio troubles but nonetheless a solid show. We re-aired the Tracy Morgan spot and hyped the blog too much.

Also to our Lady friends and readers if you would like to be on Fool’s Paradise we would gladly audition you, we feel the need for a little more balance and another voice. We are also trying to balance out the blog with more articles about topics other than music. Attention ::Web Designers:: we want a professional site and have a little bit of cash to throw you, so if you’re interested hit us up! Fliers and stickers also coming soon, I’ve been lagging on designing em, but I’m going to buckle down and get my photoshop on.

Anyways here’s the play list:

You Know That One Song That’s All “Boom Tss Boom Tsss” with the Keyboard? – Justin Vandervolgen
Thin Moon – James Pants
Sing – Four Tet
Reiko Siberian Railway – Tokio Blues
38 TracyMorgan&NinoRota
Il Pinguino (FILL MUSIC) – Ennio Morricone
Fireworks – Animal Collective
543 Years Ahead Of YOU – Radio Thailand: Transmissions From The Tropical Kingdom
Jeas Cyclo Yol Aularong – Cambodian Rocks
Ape Man (FILL MUSIC) – Augustus Pablo
Rebel Rebel (Soulwax Re Edit) – David Bowie
What you can do in your life – Petalouda
Dangerous Mixture – Bernard Fevre
She’s Lost Control – Joy Division
Wenn Der Südwind Weht [FILL MUSIC] Hans-Joachim Roedelius Wenn Der Südwind Weht
04 Michael And The Slipper Tree – The Equals
I’m So Devoted – The Epsilons
Denise – Randy And The Rainbows
Jonah – Fiveng
Theme From Mondo Cane [FILL MUSIC] – Nino Oliviero & Riz Ortolani
Plasic Mode Plasic Mode – Morgan Geist Presents Unclassics
Moonraker – Future Trends

Get wk 32 here

Here is a couple videos about TransHumanist:


part 2:

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American Killing Machines


In the age of brilliant technological advances there is always a dark side. Recently, I have been reading a lot about the use of robotics in war zones as of 2008 there are 12,000 robots used on the battle field, 2 years later who knows how many are used. You would think that with all the brain power it takes to engineer a robot the people behind them would want to produce robots for the good of mankind.

Here is a video I found on that topic on Ted

Here are some other tests in the works…Scary!


Lockheed Martin MULE
Customer: U.S. Army ordered more than 1700 for 15 brigades, a potential human-to-robot ratio of 29:1 | Deployment: Ready for combat as early as 2014 | Models: Half will be armed; the rest will clear minefields and haul gear | Cargo capability: 1800 to 2000 pounds | Weapons: Four antitank Javelin missiles and a turret-mounted M240 machine gun.


Gladiator
built by Carnegie Mellon, is equipped with smoke generators and grenade launchers. Marine Corps officials say they will field-test the latest, 1-ton version this year.

This shit is ridiculous.

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BBC- The Secret Life of Chaos



Chaos theory has a bad name, conjuring up images of unpredictable weather, economic crashes and science gone wrong. But there is a fascinating and hidden side to Chaos, one that scientists are only now beginning to understand.

It turns out that chaos theory answers a question that mankind has asked for millennia – how did we get here?
In this documentary, Professor Jim Al-Khalili sets out to uncover one of the great mysteries of science – how does a universe that starts off as dust end up with intelligent life? How does order emerge from disorder?

It’s a mindbending, counterintuitive and for many people a deeply troubling idea. But Professor Al-Khalili reveals the science behind much of beauty and structure in the natural world and discovers that far from it being magic or an act of God, it is in fact an intrinsic part of the laws of physics. Amazingly, it turns out that the mathematics of chaos can explain how and why the universe creates exquisite order and pattern.

The natural world is full of awe-inspiring examples of the way nature transforms simplicity into complexity. From trees to clouds to humans – after watching this film you’ll never be able to look at the world in the same way again

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

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Only A Fool


Mighty Sparrow earned major recognition in the Caribbean in 1956, when he won Trinidad’s Carnival Road March and Calypso Monarch with his most famous song, “Jean and Dinah.” With Aldwyn “Lord Kitchener” Roberts and Harry Belafonte, paving the way, his calypso style gained popularity in Europe and the United States. Through the decades, he continued changing with the music—as soca became more popular in the 70s and 80s—and never lost his acclaim. His lyrics still broach social and political issues, always reflecting the pulse of the contemporary Caribbean.

-repeatingislands.com

Gumbasia


Gumbasia was made on a ping-pong table in his dad’s garage. A clay-animated art film done to the beat of jazz music, Gumbasia shows the moving power of Kinesthetic film principles. Art showed it to Sam Engel, a big film producer of the day who was making a film with Sophia Loren. After seeing it he told Art to rewind it and show it again. He paced back and forth and said: “Art, that’s the most amazing film I’ve ever seen!” Art thought “wow, now I can direct and mingle with Sophia Loren,” then Sam said: “Can you make figures out of that clay? I’d like to improve the quality of TV for children.” Art said he could, and he and his wife came up with Gumby.

-http://www.kqed.org