Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sorry sweethearts, been too long. Just one upload at the moment, but then I will be back in the next day or so with a whole SLEW... almost a SLAW... a whole coleslaw of music for you.

So for now, enjoy Seamonster, given to me by a very awesome friend.

Love and harmony,

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sharing my heart on

I recently took the somewhat scary foray back into the world of the online personal, hoping it goes better than last time. One of the steps on okcupid is to write a journal entry to I suppose, expose your fuzzy underbelly a little bit more than just your stats and rote fill in the blank blurbs. So, this was written at midnight-ish after a slightly trying day...

So you say I'll be up to 80% completed once I finish my journal entry,; but what exactly does that mean?

Am I 20% closer to finding a partner?

20% nearer compatibility that will whether tough economic times, Skype, easy access to porn, a society that sees everything as disposable and as a trial run, including marriage?

I know this sound cynical, but I don't want that to be the 100% goal I'm striving for.

I've learned a lot about attraction, relationships and the sad end of them through a lot of trial and error. Some standards that have a good beat and you can dance to them are: Just be yourself, men love women with self confidence, cut your losses, time heals all wounds, there are plenty of fish in the sea.

What if you want to fight against some (not all) of these relationship cliches? While schools of fish find comfort and safety swimming together, I've always been a kind of against the stream kind of person. Sometimes I know that makes me look like the one fish going the wrong direction, but sometimes it just means I find better feeding grounds by myself.

In this day and age, just being yourself doesn't seem to be enough, for men or for women. Women are being told "(you can) have it all!" You need to go to school, get the best grades, be perfectly fit, be the bitch that gets the corner office, corral yourself the ideal mate, have 2.5 kids, and if you didn't choose the right: career, mate, time to get your tubes tied, don't worry 50's the new 30! Try again and again until you get it right, til death do you part. Or you get a bitchin' new lawyer.

But what if that mold just seems too restrictive and like it was made for someone else? What if you never decide what you want to be when you grow up, does that make you less worthy of love and figuring out how to have 2 and a fraction of a baby?

And sure, time heals all wounds, but sometimes the scars remain. From my parents divorce 28 years ago to my brother's current one, you can see the wounds and scars all over our families. For something to be disposed of, means it is thrown away and discarded, and no one wants to be littered or strewn. Of course, I don't support staying together for the kids, staying in abusive relationships, or if you are just genuinely unhappy, but sometimes I think a person needs to take a step back and say, "is this temporary? Can this be fixed? How much work am I willing to put into making this a success?" Seeing how hard people strive to keep their jobs, cars and houses, you'd hope they'd try to scrimp and save to bulwark their love against the lean times as well.

As for so many fish in the sea, well it's true, we have limitless options, but to find that incredible blend of attraction, reaction, blending and boundary making that makes up a good relationship, I can't help but find the odds a little more daunting. Like throwing a blue fish in with a whole bunch of slightly lighter blue fish, and telling it to find the one other fish that matches it's exact color.

And I know how attraction works, we are constantly surveying, analyzing, surveying and analyzing. I know there's a kind of national standard of beauty that I don't fit in, but I don't rail at the universe for it. Not every man finds comfort in stick thin women, just as not every woman is swept off her feet by muscle bound men. And we as people make very quick, snap judgments... in a place like this, even faster. Make sure you post the flattering pictures that make you look thinner, taller, younger, more attractive so you might catch someone's attention for longer than 2.5 seconds.

I have the confidence and faith in myself that only comes from being alive for 30 years, and seeing the things I've seen, doing the things I've done, and really taking in the lessons I've been offered. And while this time hasn't brought me my ideal career, body, mate, child to adult ratio, it has brought me a lot closer to a self actualization that makes me feel like I built up a lot of muscles swimming against the stream, rather than just letting it sweep me away.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Today I was giving a special gift to a friend that was once given to me by someone very dear who I miss. I hope you're having a good time in New York D. Miss you and love you! So without further ado here is Steve Reich's album "Music for Eighteen Musicians". Will be catching up on set lists shortly!


Saturday, July 18, 2009

A couple of treats for your ears

Hello my sweethearts, I'm sorry to have been neglecting you, but in return I've got three things for you to download.

My July 16th Fracture set can be found here with a bonus album download, U.N.K.L.E. Psyence Fiction.

And here is my July 17th Gnarled Oak setlist for your pleasure.
And here is the file with the tuuuuunes!!

Bauhaus - Ziggy Stardust
Tones on Tail - Go!
The Cure - Close to me
Love & Rockets - No New Tale to Tell
Beth Gibbons & Rustin' Man - Drake
Blonde Redhead - Dr. Strangeluv
2 Foot Yard - Borrowed Arms
King Khan & The Shrines - 69 Faces of Love
A Band of Bees - Got to Let Go
Dusty Springfield - Just a Little Lovin'
The Kinks - Dedicated Follower of Fashion
Chris Montez - The More I See You
El Perro Del Mar - Jubilee
Dungen - Stock Och Sten
Mates of State - Proofs
Los Campesinos! - It Started With a Mixx
The Bird and the Bee - Ray Gun
Phoenix - Girlfriend
The Ladybug Transistor - Meadport Arch
Suburban Kids with Biblical Names - Shitty Weekend
Britta Phillips & Dean Wareham - Night Nurse
Perseophones' Bees - Even Though I'm Fooling Around
M. Ward - Beautiful Car
Shivaree - Goodnight Moon
Polvo - D.D. (S.R.)
Tortois - Six Pack
Nite Jewel - What Did he Say
Sam Prekop - C + F
Karen Ann - Dans ma Ville
Conelius - Gum
Fantastic Plastic Machine - I'm Bruce
MF Doom vs. Mos Def - Workin' it Out + Fo ti = Herbal Work Out
MC Frontalot - Indier Than Thou

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Bonus post

Also as a bonus, I'm going to toss in some other lovely things I have uploaded. :)

Komeda's first album is here, Pop Pa Svenska

The amazing album by a Utah native, and one of my heroes, Cub Country: High Uintah High

From the Anticon label, the self titled Them album (they went on to change their name to Themselves)

Two albums by the hilarious Asylum Street Spankers; Spanker Madness and Hot Lunch.

Multiple incredible Broadcast albums (special warning, these may have been damaged in the HD crash, so you might want to check against to make sure the files are all there): Ha Ha Sound. Tender Buttons. The Future Crayon. The Noise Made by People. Work and Non-Work.

Also available are the sets I did for Fracture the past few weeks, I will direct you to the Fracture blog for those links so you can get the set lists as well: June 25th. June 18th. June 11th. June 4th
April 27th.

Ok, I think that's sufficiently overwhelming. :)

The Calm

Tonight, I had The Calm... and I brought some summery tunes to you all. Here they are loves.

The Bird and The Bee : You're a Cad
Beirut : In the Mausoleum
Devotchka : New World
Los Campesinos! : Frontwards
Imperial Teen : Yoo Hoo
Papas Fritas : Rolling in the Sand
Dr. Dog : Ain't it Strange
All Girl Summer Fun Band : The Longer I Wait
Vivian Girls : Such a Joke
The Heavy Blinkers : In the Morning
Circulatory System : The Pillow
The Apples in Stereo : What Happened Then
Of Montreal : Kissing in the Grass
Deerhunter : Agoraphobia
Britta Phillips & Dean Wareham : You Turn my Head Around
Architecture in Helsinki : The Same Old Innocence
El Perro Del Mar : Dog
The Superimposers : Over the Bridge
Spiritualized : Ladies and Gentlemen, we are Floating in Space

Link to zippage found........ HERE!
xoxox Savs

Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Gnarled Oak, June 28th

What an awesome crowd tonight, I love getting a crew of new people in. :)

Set list -
Black Lips : Notown Blues
Natalie Portman's Shaved Head : Beard Lust
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks : Sheets
The Blow : Parentheses
The Stranglers : (Get a) Grip (on Yourself)
Bill Nelson : Eros Arriving
Cut Copy : Saturdays
Snowglobe : The Song That Frustrates Us
Grizzly Bear : Fine for Now
MSTRKRFT : Thank me With Your Hands (Panthers Remix)
Death From Above 1979 : Romantic Rights (The Phone Lovers Remix)
Sonic Youth : Stones
The Nines: Doesn't Matter What I do.
Yo La Tengo : Bean Bag Chair
King Khan & BBQ Show : Into the Snow
The Bird & the Bee : Diamond Dave
Augie March : One Crowded Hour
Nite Jewel : What Did he Say
David Bowie : Let's Dance
Dismemberment Plan : A Life of Possibilities
Themselves : Kick the Ball (ft. Buck 65)
Mc Chris : Peer Gynt
Bad Manners : You Fat Bastard
Marine Girls : Fever
Joanna Newsome : The Book of Right-On
2 Foot Yard : Borrowed Arms
The Knife : Heartbeats
Viva Voce : Believer
Of Montreal : Baby
Wondermints : Project 11
Blitzen Trapper : Country Caravan
Condo Fucks : What'cha Gonna do About it?
Desmond Dekker & The Aces : track 1 (incorrect label)
The Committee : 12 Memories of Melinda
Monta : See me through Your Eyes
The Chemical Brothers : Let Forever be
Ladytron : He Took her to a Movie
Madvillain : Great Day Today

Link to the zip file containing all the tracks from my set. Enjoy, and remember, files are not in order, sorry.... just not that ocd.