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A.M.O.P. PRESENTS: Home Scars & Limpets

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Hello All! Hello World!

..deeper than radio; better algorhythm than the spoofity app…
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This here mix features the juiciest closing bits of Salome, the one act opera by Richard Strauss and Hedwig Lachmann based on the play by Oscar Wilde (here in a production from 1961 with Georg Solti conducting the Vienna Philharmonic, Birgit Nilsson as Salome and Gerhard Stolze as Herod).
Lustful King Herod begs his step-daughter Princess Salome to dance for him. Hot-and-bothered and already rejected by her twice before, he promises to give her anything she wishes. Having herself been rejected by Jochanaan aka John The Baptist, Salome performs her striptease “Dance of the Seven Veils” (here let the low end of the Vienna Philharmonic resonate around your lower-half).  Salome then demands her payment be the head of Jochanaan brought to her on a silver platter. What follows is both lovely and grotesque; truly a “love” song most tender and disturbing, bitter with revenge and longing as she caresses, serenades, and kisses the severed head. This is something simultaneously ecstatic and pathetic:
Ah! You would not let me
kiss your mouth, Jochanaan!
Well, I will kiss it now,
I will bite it with my teeth
as one bites a ripe fruit.
Yes, I will kiss your mouth,
Jochanaan.
I said it. Did I not say it?
Yes, I said it.
Ah! Ah! I will kiss it now…
But why don’t you look at me,
Jochanaan?
Your eyes that were so terrible,
so full of rage and scorn,
are shut now.
Why are they shut?
Open your eyes, lift up your eyelids,
Jochanaan!
Why don’t you look at me?
Are you afraid of me, Jochanaan, that
you will not look at me?…
And your tongue, it says nothing now,
Jochanaan, that scarlet viper that spat
its venom upon me.
It is strange, is it not?
How is it that the red viper
stirs no more?
You spoke evil words against me, against
me, Salome, daughter of Herodias,
Princess of Judea!
Well, Jochanaan, I am still alive, but you
are dead, and your head,
your head belongs to me.
I can do with it what I will.
I can throw it to the dogs and to the
birds of the air.
That which the dogs leave, the birds of
the air shall devour…
Ah! Jochanaan, Jochanaan, you were
beautiful.
Your body was a column of ivory set on
a silver socket.
It was a garden full of doves in the
splendor of silver lilies.
There was nothing in the world so white
as your body.
There was nothing in the world so black
as your hair.
In the whole world there was nothing so
red as your mouth.
Your voice was a censer,
and when I looked you, I heard
mysterious music…
Ah! Why did you not look at me,
Jochanaan?
You put over your eyes the blindfold of
one who wanted to see his God.
Well! You have seen your God,
Jochanaan, but me, me, me, you have
never seen.
Had you seen me, you would have loved
me.
I crave your beauty,
I am hungry for your body,
Neither wine nor apples can appease my
desire…
What shall I do now, Jochanaan?
Neither the floods nor the great waters
can quench my passion.
Oh! Why did you not look at me?
Had you looked at me, you would have
loved me.
I know that you would have loved me.
And the mystery of love is greater than
the mystery of death…
Ah! I have kissed your mouth,
Jochanaan.
Ah! I have kissed your mouth.
There was a bitter taste on your
lips.
Was it the taste of blood?
No! But perhaps it was the taste of
love…
They say that love has a bitter taste…
But what does it matter?
What does it matter?
I have kissed your mouth, Jochanaan.
I have kissed your mouth.
This is followed by only one quick line, as Herod’s hard-on turns sour with horror (the historical Herod is believed to had died from gangrene of his genitalia), he turns to his guards and shouts with revulsion “Kill that woman!”…the orchestra comes crashing down as does the curtain on a disturbing tale of tragic passions and rejection.
It was with a chuckle that I found it fitting to follow this with Paul Simon’s “Crazy Love, Vol. II.” Man, no one can write quite like Simon, these little snippets of scenes where you momentarily enter a life and it’s concerns. I find there’s always something both sad and funny about his work, much like life.
…Well please press play and…as always…

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  • One Step At A Time / Pink Turns To Blue – Hüsker Dü 
  • Coc’o Mary – Brainticket
  • Baby I Lost My Way, (But I’m Going Home) – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (produced by Richard Swift)
  • Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament – Beastie Boys
  • I’m Your Man – Spiritualized
  • I’ll Go Crazy – James Brown
  • Nonstop Disco Powerpack – Beastie Boys
  • Feast To Famine – Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood
  • Ballet Statique 2 (edit) – Conrad Schnitzler
  • Hang-Ups – T. Rex
  • Clap Hands – Beck
  • Curse Of The I-5 Corridor – Neko Case ft. Mark Lanegan
  • Salome’s Dance Of The Seven Veils / She Is A Monster, Your Daughter /  Ah! I kissed your mouth, Jochanaan (John the Baptist)  – from Salome, composed by Richard Strauss, with Georg Solti conducting the Vienna Philharmonic, performed by Birgit Nilsson (soprano) as Salome; and Gerhard Stolze (tenor) as Herod; recorded Vienna, October 1961 
  • Crazy Love, Vol. II – Paul Simon
  • Leave it alone – The Brian Jonestown Massacre
  • Easy – The Dandy Warhols
  • Out On The Side – Gene Clark & Doug Dillard
  • Snowman – Guided By Voices

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One Step At A Time / Pink Turns To Blue – Hüsker Dü

Coc’o Mary – Brainticket

Baby I Lost My Way, (But I’m Going Home) – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (produced by Richard Swift) [photo by Richard Swift at his own National Freedom Studio in n Cottage Grove, Ore., Oct 21, 2017]

Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament – Beastie Boys [photo by Seth Kushner, 2004]

I’m Your Man – Spiritualized [illustration by Dominick Rabrun]

I’ll Go Crazy – James Brown

Nonstop Disco Powerpack – Beastie Boys

Feast To Famine – Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood

Ballet Statique 2 (edit) – Conrad Schnitzler

Hang-Ups – T. Rex [photo by Michael Putland, June 18, 1976.]

Clap Hands – Beck [photo by Autumn de Wilde]

Curse Of The I-5 Corridor – Neko Case ft. Mark Lanegan

Salome’s Dance Of The Seven Veils / She Is A Monster, Your Daughter / Ah! I kissed your mouth, Jochanaan (John the Baptist) – from Salome, composed by Richard Strauss, with Georg Solti conducting the Vienna Philharmonic, performed by Birgit Nilsson (soprano) as Salome; and Gerhard Stolze (tenor) as Herod; recorded Vienna, October 1961

Crazy Love, Vol. II – Paul Simon

Leave it alone – The Brian Jonestown Massacre [photo by Katy Lane]

Easy – The Dandy Warhols

Out On The Side – Gene Clark & Doug Dillard

Snowman – Guided By Voices

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Hello All! Hello World!

Welcome to what is likely the last post of the year (you never know). Yes it’s Volume 4 in the OPEN BOXES series of MixTapes!

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Along with a dope mix below you’ll also find a recommended list of things I read (or re-read) since January of this year, 2018. 

There’s a lot of fantastic children’s books featured on the list as well as I am both a father of a three-year-old and a children’s librarian. Whether you have a little one or not to read these to I’d still recommend that you every now and then toss a great children’s book into your reading pile; I guarantee you will be delighted.

So yes, these works listed here are all one’s that I truly enjoyed and/or loved; I highly recommend them all!

so please press play and…as always…

 

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  • Pills And Soap – Elvis Costello & The Attractions
  • Vibrate – Andre 3000 (Outkast)
  • Raise Vibration – Lenny Kravitz
  • Love Me – The Cramps (Jerry Lott a.k.a. Marty Lott a.k.a. The Phantom cover)
  • Tell Me A Story – Iggy Pop
  • Lost In The Tavern – Luboš Fišer
  • Get Bigger / Do U Luv – NxWorries ( Knxwledge & Anderson .Paak)
  • Teach the Newcomers (Interlude)/Dead On It (Remix)/Ants In My Pants/Monopoly on Soul/Drive That Funky Soul/No Compromise/Inspiration/Got That Feeling/Way You Make Me Feel (Remix) feat. M.J./Eddie Murphy Interlude – J.PERIOD x James Brown
  • Sexy MF – Prince & The New Power Generation
  • Nega Maluca/Billy Jean/Eleanor Rigby – Caetano Veloso (Michael Jackson/The Beatles cover)
  • Thriller – Speak Low (Michael Jackson cover)
  • Orgasm – Porno For Pyros
  • Fantastic Garden/Coraline Fly – Bruno Coulais
  • What Goes On – Elizabeth Mitchell (The Velvet Underground cover)
  • Ceiling Fan In My Spoon – The Lemonheads
  • California – Childish Gambino
  • Willow Weep For Me – Thelonious Monk (Bass – Al McKibbon; Drums – Art Blakey; Piano – Thelonious Monk; Vibraphone – Milt Jackson) [Composed by Ann Ronnell]
  • SpottieOttieGossip – Outkast feat Ludacris (J.PERIOD ReFix)
  • The Lecherous Love Seat – Damaged Tape
  • Brooklyn Zoo – Ol’ Dirty Bastard
  • Coochie – Blakroc (The Black Keys ft. Ludacris & Ol’ Dirty Bastard)
  • Wngs – NxWorries ( Knxwledge & Anderson .Paak)
  • Spink And Forcible – Bruno Coulais
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Pills And Soap – Elvis Costello & The Attractions [graphic design by Barney Bubbles]

Vibrate – Andre 3000 (Outkast)

Raise Vibration – Lenny Kravitz

Love Me – The Cramps

Tell Me A Story – Iggy Pop

Lost In The Tavern – Luboš Fišer

Get Bigger / Do U Luv – NxWorries ( Knxwledge & Anderson .Paak)

Teach the Newcomers (Interlude)/Dead On It (Remix)/Ants In My Pants/Monopoly on Soul/Drive That Funky Soul/No Compromise/Inspiration/Got That Feeling/Way You Make Me Feel (Remix) feat. M.J./Eddie Murphy Interlude – J.PERIOD x James Brown

Sexy MF – Prince & The New Power Generation

Nega Maluca/Billy Jean/Eleanor Rigby – Caetano Veloso (Michael Jackson/The Beatles cover)

Thriller – Speak Low (Michael Jackson cover)

Orgasm – Porno For Pyros [photo by Gie Knaeps; Pukkelpop Festival, Hasselt, Belgium, 28th August 1993.]

Fantastic Garden/Coraline Fly – Bruno Coulais [Illustration by Fredrik Edén]

What Goes On – Elizabeth Mitchell (The Velvet Underground cover)

Ceiling Fan In My Spoon – The Lemonheads

California – Childish Gambino [photo by David Burton]

Willow Weep For Me – Thelonious Monk (Bass – Al McKibbon; Drums – Art Blakey; Piano – Thelonious Monk; Vibraphone – Milt Jackson) [Composed by Ann Ronnell]

SpottieOttieGossip – Outkast feat Ludacris (J.PERIOD ReFix)

The Lecherous Love Seat – Damaged Tape

Brooklyn Zoo – Ol’ Dirty Bastard

Coochie – Blakroc (The Black Keys ft. Ludacris & Ol’ Dirty Bastard)

Wngs – NxWorries ( Knxwledge & Anderson .Paak) [illustration by ROBIN VELGHE aka rhymezlikedimez]

Spink And Forcible – Bruno Coulais

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Hello All! Hello World!

This here mix features two songs from Walter Martin‘s two fantastic records of children’s music (2014’s We’re All Young Together and 2017’s My Kinda Music). Martin was the multi-instrumentalist from what just might be my favorite “NY” band, The Walkmen (I’ve seen them live at least a dozen times) and these “family albums” of his are a real joy to listen to.

You’ll also hear two from the newest and likely last record by Richard Swift, as sadly he died this past July 3rd from complications due to alcohol addiction. This stunning album was released on September 20th, a date that would have marked his and his wife’s 21st wedding anniversary.

Richard Swift was only 41 but he had already amassed an incredible and diverse body of work; sadly he leaves behind as well a wife and three daughters.

I paid tribute to his genius with a mix of his songs in August.

I believe the two songs featured here–the title track “The Hex” and “Dirty Jim“–are more fine examples of what made so much of his art so brilliant: it could be both incredibly playful and yet devastatingly heartbreaking, simultaneously. Take “Dirty Jim” with it’s lovely, jaunty bounce, but despite this ebullient ragtime melody it can twist your guts and that jaunt turns to substance-abused jitters with lines like: “Every daughter in my home, every one I’ve left alone/ Sorry for the tears I gave to you.”

I’ve always admired a man that can take pathos and mutate it into POP.

Somewhat in the same dolorous mode, the closing track “Lullaby” by Rhiannon Giddens backed by the Kronos Quartet seems so sweet and easy until you begin to understand the heartsore and shameful relationships being presented to you. I really believe Rhiannon Giddens is one of the best things American music has going for it these days.

In addition to its hints of slavery and more modern racial tensions this berceuse also brought to my mind how the poet Oliver Wendell Holmes suggested in 1872 that the cuckoo bird replace the bald eagle as the emblem of the United States of America, writing:

“We Americans are all cuckoos. We make our homes in the nests of other birds,”

In his 2011 book The Old, Weird America (originally released with the title, Invisible Republic) music journalist and cultural critic Greil Marcus expanded upon Holmes’ thought:

“We Americans are all cuckoos,” Oliver Wendell Holmes said in 1872. “We make our homes in the nests of other birds.” This is the starting point.
As long as seven hundred years ago,the English were singing that the cuckoo heralded the coming of summer, and yet the bird was hated. Its cry was reviled through the centuries as oppressive, repetitious, maniacally boring, a cry to drive you crazy, a cry that was already crazy, benefiting a bird that was insane. The cuckoo–the true, “parasitic” cuckoo, which despite Holmes’ choice of it for national bird is not found in the United States–lays its eggs in the nests of other birds. It is a kind of scavenger in reverse: violating the natural order of things, it is by its own nature an outsider, a creature that cannot belong. Depositing its orphans, leaving its progeny to be raised by others, to grow up as impostors in another’s house–as America filled itself up with slaves, indentured servants, convicts, hustlers, adventurers, the ambitious and the greedy, the fleeing and the hated, who took or were given new, impostors’ names–the cuckoo becomes the other and sees all other creatures as other. If the host bird removes a cuckoo’s egg from its nest, the cuckoo may take revenge, killing all of the host’s eggs or chicks; in the same manner, as new Americans drove out or exterminated the Indians, when the cuckoo egg hatches the newborn may drive out any other nestlings or destroy any other eggs. As a creature alienated from its own nature,the cuckoo serves as the specter of the alienation of each from all.
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Here is a mystical body of the republic, a kind of public secret: a declaration of what sort of wishes and fears lie behind any public act, a declaration of a weird but clearly recognizable America within the America of the exercise of institutional majoritarian power. […] Here everyone calls upon the will and everyone believes in fate. It is a democracy of manners–a democracy, finally, of how people carry themselves, of how they appear in public. The ruling question of public life is not that of the distribution of material goods or the governance of moral affairs, but that of how people plumb their souls and then present their discoveries, their true selves, to others–unless, as happens here often enough, the fear of not belonging, or the wish for true proof that one does belong, takes over, and people assume the mask that makes them indistinguishable from anyone else. But [here] that mask never stays on for long.
God reigns here, but his rule can be refused. His gaze cannot be escaped; his hand, maybe. You can bet: you can stake a probably real exile on a probably imaginary homecoming. Or you can take yourself out of the game, and wait for a death God will ignore; then you, like so many others, already dead but still speaking, will take your place in the bend of a note in “The Coo Coo Bird.” It’s limbo, but it’s not bad: on the fourth day of July you get to holler.

OK, I assure you it’s not all sadness on the mix nor a visit to Norton Juster’s The Doldrums.

[some of the landscape of The Doldrums, inhabited by the Lethargarians, as depicted in animation legend Chuck Jones’ 1968 adaption of Juster’s 1961 children’s book The Phantom Tollbooth.

 No, not at all. There’s Jack White with a song that sounds like it could have been assembled by Malcolm McLaren in the 80s.
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There’s Judee Sill with one of her sweet sounding folk-tunes soaked in and thirsty for Christian mysticism; she categorized her own style of music as “country cult baroque.” 
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There’s a pretty diddy off of Uruguayan singer-songwriter Juan Wauters‘ 2014 record North American Poetry. I recall reading somewhere Wauters’ music described as alegría melancólica (melancholy joy) and that is an apt description of the mood that colors a good deal of his songs, which are delivered in silly little knots. Just as in modern times “silly” is a mode or attribute of this bizarre, aggregate thing we are that is often all too easily denigrated and dismissed, in my world “silly” is one of the highest compliments I can give. As a culture we really need to relearn how to truly be at play beside the tower.

You’ll hear something fun from Bobby Charles‘ eponymous 1972 record. Charles first made a name for himself back in the mid-1950s  when he wrote the songs “See You Later, Alligator” (becoming a hit for Bill Haley and His Comets), and “Walking to New Orleans” (becoming a hit for Fats Domino).

There’s something from the sole album by P, a short lived project involving Johnny Depp, front-man of the band Butthole Surfers Gibby Haynes, and others like Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers. This album is in fact the first CD I ever purchased through the miraculous finding machine known as the “internets.”

There’s something from Canadian composer Doug Randle off his 1971 LP Songs For The New Industrial State. This whole bizarre, jingle-like record seems like something that would have been released in the world set-up in Robert Downey Sr.‘s cinematic masterpiece Putney Swope.

Oh and despite the opening title in the sequence of “Mexican Loneliness” to “March Of The Swivelheads,” this is a segue I first committed to cassette tape back in 1997 and 21 years later it still makes me both give a smug chuckle at my own cleverness and want to play hookie.

so please press play and…

 

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A.M.O.P. Presents: __Open Boxes (Vol. 2)
  • Child, the Man Said – Walter Martin
  • The Hex – Richard Swift 
  • The Lamb Ran Away With The Crown – Judee Sill
  • Mexican Loneliness – written by Jack Kerouac; performed by Matt Dillon with Joey Altruda, Joe Gonzalez & Pablo Calogero
  • March Of The Swivelheads – The English Beat
  • Street People – Bobby Charles
  • What Was It You Wanted – Bettye LaVette (Bob Dylan cover)
  • Make Love On The Wing II – Nico Fidenco
  • Me, Marlon Brando, Marlon Brando And I – R.E.M.
  • Michael Stipe – P (Gibby Haynes, Johnny Depp, Sal Jenco, Bill Carter, Flea)
  • Living Well Is The Best Revenge – R.E.M.
  • Escucho Mucho – Juan Wauters
  • That’s Life – James Brown (written by Dean Kay and Kelly Gordon)
  • Who Scared You – The Doors
  • Shut Paranoia – The Fine Machine (Oscar Lindok, aka Giacomo Dell’Orso; Proluton, aka Gianni Dell’Orso; Peter Donimak, aka Nico Fidenco; and Edda Dell’Orso)
  • Dirty Jim – Richard Swift 
  • Steam Heat – Barbara Moore
  • Vive la Company – Doug Randle
  • Corporation – Jack White
  • What We Gained In The Fire – The Mynabirds (produced by Richard Swift)
  • If I Were a Tiger – Walter Martin feat. Milan McAlevey, Nina Dhongia
  • Lullaby – Kronos Quartet & Rhiannon Giddens

 

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Child, the Man Said – Walter Martin

The Hex – Richard Swift

The Lamb Ran Away With The Crown – Judee Sill

Mexican Lonelieness – written by Jack Kerouac; performed by Matt Dillon With Joey Altruda, Joe Gonzalez & Pablo Calogero [photo by Michael Muller]

March Of The Swivelheads – The English Beat

Street People – Bobby Charles [photo by Michael Ochs, 1972]

What Was It You Wanted – Bettye LaVette (Bob Dylan cover)

Make Love On The Wing II – Nico Fidenco

Me, Marlon Brando, Marlon Brando And I – R.E.M. [Marlon Brando, 1948, photo by Ronny Jaques]

Michael Stipe – P (Gibby Haynes, Johnny Depp, Sal Jenco, Bill Carter, Flea)

Living Well Is The Best Revenge – R.E.M.

Escucho Mucho – Juan Wauters

That’s Life – James Brown (written by Dean Kay and Kelly Gordon)

Who Scared You – The Doors [Morrison in the closet of his room at LA’s Chateau Marmont hotel, May 1968, (photo by Art Kane).]

Shut Paranoia – The Fine Machine (Oscar Lindok, aka Giacomo Dell’Orso; Proluton, aka Gianni Dell’Orso; Peter Donimak, aka Nico Fidenco; and Edda Dell’Orso)

Dirty Jim – Richard Swift [photo by Richard Swift, Sept 5 2016]

Steam Heat – Barbara Moore

Vive la Company – Doug Randle

What We Gained In The Fire – The Mynabirds (produced by Richard Swift)

If I Were a Tiger – Walter Martin feat. Milan McAlevey, Nina Dhongia

Lullaby – Kronos Quartet & Rhiannon Giddens

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A.M.O.P. PRESENTS: STILL LIFE WITH STRANGER

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Hello All! Hello World!

I said well hello there. It’s a rainy Friday night so stay in, imbibe, and vibe with

_Still Life with Stranger _the latest A.M.O.P. Mixtape!

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A.M.O.P. Presents: _Still Life with Stranger
  • Tarantella Naif – Ennio Morricone
  • Empty Boat – Caetano Veloso
  • Vernie – Blind Melon
  • Vortice – Sandro Brugnolini
  • Always Crashing In The Same Car /Sound And Vision /  Sister Midnight (w.  Iggy Pop) / Red Money / Golden Years (Soulwax Remix) / Fashion / DJ – David Bowie (RADIO SOULWAX PRESENTS “DAVE” [excerpt])
  • James Brown: The Payback / En Vogue: My Lovin’ / Bobby McFerrin: Sunshine Of My Life / Fifth Dimension: Let The Sun Shine In / Mos Def: Sunshine – DJ Jazzy Jeff & Mick Boogie [Summertime Mixtape excerpt]
  • The Crunge – Led Zeppelin
  • Eyes Above / Moment Of Hesitation – Flying Lotus
  • Tin Tin Deo – Ray Barretto
  • Danse Des Mouches Noires Gardes Du Roi (Dance of The Royal Guard Black Flies) – Jean-Claude Vannier
  • Wolves – Carter Burwell
  • Nevertheless (I’m In Love With You) – Harry Nilsson (Arranged by Gordon Jenkins; written by Harry Ruby & Bert Kalmar)
  • Problem Queen – Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi; featuring Norah Jones
  • Saved From Oblivion – Andrzej Korzyński
  • Play With Fire – The Clefs Of Lavender Hill (the Rolling Stones cover)
  • Cocksucker Blues (version 2) – the Rolling Stones
  • Loving Cup – the Rolling Stones
  • Our Destiny / Roadhouse Garden – Prince & The Revolution
  • Charms – Piero Piccioni
  • Not For Me – Sammy Davis Jr. (arranged by Jimmie Haskell and Perry Botkin Jr.; written by Bobby Darin)
  • Cry Baby Cry – The Beatles

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Tarantella Naif – Ennio Morricone

Empty Boat – Caetano Veloso [art by Gustavo Gontijo]

Vernie – Blind Melon

Vortice – Sandro Brugnolini

Always Crashing In The Same Car /Sound And Vision / Sister Midnight (w. Iggy Pop) / Red Money / Golden Years (Soulwax Remix) / Fashion / DJ – David Bowie (RADIO SOULWAX PRESENTS “DAVE” [excerpt])

James Brown: The Payback / En Vogue: My Lovin’ / Bobby McFerrin: Sunshine Of My Life / Fifth Dimension: Let The Sun Shine In / Mos Def: Sunshine – DJ Jazzy Jeff & Mick Boogie [Summertime Mixtape excerpt]

The Crunge – Led Zeppelin

Eyes Above / Moment Of Hesitation – Flying Lotus

Tin Tin Deo – Ray Barretto

Danse Des Mouches Noires Gardes Du Roi (Dance of The Royal Guard Black Flies) – Jean-Claude Vannier

Wolves – Carter Burwell

Nevertheless (I’m In Love With You) – Harry Nilsson (Arranged by Gordon Jenkins; written by Harry Ruby & Bert Kalmar)

Problem Queen – Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi; featuring Norah Jones

Saved From Oblivion – Andrzej Korzyński

Play With Fire – The Clefs Of Lavender Hill (the Rolling Stones cover)

Cocksucker Blues (version 2) – the Rolling Stones [image by Robert Frank, 1972]

Loving Cup – the Rolling Stones

Our Destiny / Roadhouse Garden – Prince & The Revolution

Charms – Piero Piccioni

Not For Me – Sammy Davis Jr.

Cry Baby Cry – The Beatles [photo by Don McCullin, July 28th 1968.]

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Hello All! Hello World!

Hey Hey Hey it’s February, and it’s time for  _Stilts _ the latest A.M.O.P. Mixtape!

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A.M.O.P. Presents: _Stilts
  • Clair de Lune – by Claude Debussy; performed by Kamasi Washington
  • Simple Twist Of Fate – Brian Mitchell (Bob Dylan cover)
  • Angel Eyes – Frank Sinatra (arranged by Nelson Riddle)
  • Il Grande Silenzio (Restless) – Ennio Morricone
  • Stagolee – Beck (cover of Mississippi John Hurt’s version) (March 1994, Sun Studio session)
  • Hell – Blind Melon
  • Love Is Coming Back – Genevieve Waite & John Phillips
  • Visions Of Your Reality – Ultimate Spinach
  • The Jabberwocky – written by Lewis Carroll; read by Clive Owen
  • The Engulfed Cathedral (La Cathédrale engloutie) – by Claude Debussy; performed by Isao Tomita
  • No Expectations – Odetta (the Rolling Stones cover)
  • Torn And Frayed – the Rolling Stones; ft. Al Perkins on pedal steel guitar
  • Witch Hunt – Frog (John Cameron, composer; Harold McNair, flute; Bill Le Sage, vibes & percussionist; Tony Carr, drums; Spike Heatley, bass; Herbie Flowers, bass guitar; Alan Parker and Colin Green, guitars; Norma Winstone, vocals)
  • Skin To Skin – Nico Fidenco
  • Atlanta – Stone Temple Pilots
  • Shaman’s Blues – The Doors
  • Poor Boy (alternate version; 1970 London Sessions) – Howlin’ Wolf (w/ Jeffrey Carp – harmonica; Hubert Sumlin– rhythm guitar; Eric Clapton – lead guitar; Steve Winwood – piano; Bill Wyman – bass; Charlie Watts – drums).
  • Po’ Boy – Bob Dylan
  • You Can’t Beat Two People In Love – James Brown & Lyn Collins
  • Il Vichingo Venuto Dal Sud (Incontro Informale) – Armando Trovaioli with Edda Dell ‘Orso

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Clair de Lune – by Claude Debussy; performed by Kamasi Washington

Simple Twist Of Fate – Brian Mitchell (Bob Dylan cover)

Angel Eyes – Frank Sinatra (arranged by Nelson Riddle)

Il Grande Silenzio (Restless) – Ennio Morricone

Stagolee – Beck (Mississippi John Hurt cover) (March 1994, Sun Studio session) [photo by Frank W. Ockenfels III, 1994]

Hell – Blind Melon [photo, Shannon Hoon – New Orleans, Louisiana 1995 by Danny Clinch]

Love Is Coming Back – Genevieve Waite & John Phillips

Visions Of Your Reality – Ultimate Spinach

The Jabberwocky – written by Lewis Carroll; read by Clive Owen [illustration by Stéphane Jorisch]

The Engulfed Cathedral (La Cathédrale engloutie) – by Claude Debussy; performed by Isao Tomita

No Expectations – Odetta (the Rolling Stones cover)

Torn And Frayed – the Rolling Stones; ft. Al Perkins on pedal steel guitar [photo by Dominique Tarle, 1971]

Witch Hunt – Frog (John Cameron, composer; Harold McNair, flute; Bill Le Sage, vibes & percussionist; Tony Carr, drums; Spike Heatley bass; Herbie Flowers bass guitar; Alan Parker and Colin Green, guitars; Norma Winstone, vocals)

Skin To Skin – Nico Fidenco

Atlanta – Stone Temple Pilots [photo by Сhapman Baehler, 1999]

Shaman’s Blues – The Doors [photo by Art Kane, 1968]

Poor Boy (alternate version; 1970 London Sessions) – Howlin’ Wolf (w/ Jeffrey Carp – harmonica; Hubert Sumlin– rhythm guitar; Eric Clapton – lead guitar; Steve Winwood – piano; Bill Wyman – bass; Charlie Watts – drums).

Po’ Boy – Bob Dylan [photo by Ken Regan, in August 2001 in Telluride, Colorado]

You Can’t Beat Two People In Love – James Brown & Lyn Collins

Il Vichingo Venuto Dal Sud (Incontro Informale) / The Viking Who Came From The South (Informal Meeting) – Armando Trovaioli with Edda Dell ‘Orso

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Some Situation and Sunder During Days Eight Thru Fourteen On The Abundant Earth

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Some Situation and Sunder During Days Eight Thru Fourteen On The Abundant Earth
  • Rubber Ducky – Quincy Jones
  • U KNOW – Prince
  • Falling Into Grace – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Babylon Wrong – Ashanti Waugh
  • Give Me Power – The Stingers (produced by Lee “Scratch” Perry)
  • People– J Dilla
  • For What It’s Worth – Staple Singers (Buffalo Springfield Cover)
  • Let Me Be Good To You – Carla Thomas
  • Baby, Let’s Play House – Elvis Presley
  • Lady – tUnE-yArDs, ?Uestlove, Angelique Kidjo, Akua Naru (Fela Kuti cover)
  • Golden Years – David Bowie
  • Heart Of The Country – Paul & Linda McCartney
  • Medley: Sun King / Mean Mr. Mustard / Polythene Pam / She Came In Through The Bathroom Window / I Want You (She’s So Heavy) – Booker T. & The MG’s (Beatles cover)
  • Ohio Machine Gun – The Isley Brothers (Neil Young / Jimi Hendrix cover)
  • Water No Get Enemy – Fela Kuti
  • Mean Old World – Sam Cooke
  • Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out – Nina Simone
  • If Somebody Told You – Anna King
  • I Can’t Give Everything Away – David Bowie

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Some Situation and Sunder During Days Eight  

         Thru Fourteen On The Abundant Earth

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The recluse,

in his swollen tower,

sings of the indigo evenings and the soft hour

our

lives are spent searching thirsty for.

.

Leaning over the parapet

of his tower, the recluse gets

irate at this metropolis

of candles lit, and so, with lips

pursed, he spits, this done with the hopes

to extinguish at least one single flame tethered by a black wick.

.

D

O

W

N

.

.

.

Out in the field, beasts of the earth consume vegetable meat;

Lilith completes another cruel labor, amniotic

fluid and blood splattered on her ankles, on her bare feet.

Anticipating from Adam an alimony check,

she lies prostrate in the dust, braids her raven tresses, waits,

and proceeds to procreate her sundown breed

within vision of Eden’s combustion gate .

.

Bill Whistle

and The Skeleton Crew

sketch, with fingers broken,

undergarments below

emerald gowns

on

the ladies of passing fashion.

.

Poor Lester

gets his rest while within

the convalescent tents

pitched amongst the vapor

caravans

that

roll along a paper trail of tears.

He is hoping for a cure

for his tuberculosis.

Still, when asked “how’s it goin?” he’ll say

“Everything is coming up roses.”

.

Thessaly

entered the gallery

with her wardrobe bible

tucked under her left arm,

while all the double-parked cars sat idle

in the warm sunset soot of monoxide armor.

.

She possessed

elaborate aesthetics,

like an ornate train wreck,

meticulous design,

down to each

fine

detail: her eyes, blue steel off the rail;

all else, fluid limbs of collision flames;

curves of metal awry, out of reach.

                                                           The cathedral bells knell for Monday morning mass

Preserved in

fluids, a scorpion

serves as a belt buckle,

where her two thumbs are hooked

over the amber glass.

One and all

look.

She ensnares every pliant eye

in the iron of her gestures.

.

The Recluse drops his cowboy boot’s wooden heel upon a cockroach

.

Poor Lester

coughs blossoms of blood from the lungs when he sees this blonde disaster.

The skeletal cool kids abscond behind a magazine curtain,

where they all paint their sex organs with the scent of neon cologne.

Bill’s jaw drops as his lips fall slack, and he remains stuck uncertain.

He could not help but rubberneck and question the motives, divine,

in the bedlam of her approach.

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[Rubber Ducky - Quincy Jones]

[Rubber Ducky – Quincy Jones]

[U KNOW - Prince]

[U KNOW – Prince]

[Falling Into Grace - Red Hot Chili Peppers]

[Falling Into Grace – Red Hot Chili Peppers]

[Babylon Wrong - Ashanti Waugh]

[Babylon Wrong – Ashanti Waugh]

[Give Me Power - The Stingers ]

[Give Me Power – The Stingers ] (produced by Lee “Scratch” Perry)

[People- J Dilla]

[People– J Dilla]

[For What It's Worth - Staple Singers]

[For What It’s Worth – Staple Singers]

[Let Me Be Good To You - Carla Thomas]

[Let Me Be Good To You – Carla Thomas]

[Baby, Let's Play House - Elvis Presley]

[Baby, Let’s Play House – Elvis Presley]

[Lady - tUnE-yArDs, ?Uestlove, Angelique Kidjo, Akua Naru (Fela Kuti cover)]

[Lady – tUnE-yArDs, ?Uestlove, Angelique Kidjo, Akua Naru (Fela Kuti cover)]

[Golden Years - David Bowie]

[Golden Years – David Bowie]

[Heart Of The Country - Paul & Linda McCartney]

[Heart Of The Country – Paul & Linda McCartney]

[Medley: Sun King / Mean Mr. Mustard / Polythene Pam / She Came In Through The Bathroom Window / I Want You (She's So Heavy) - Booker T. & The MG's]

[Medley: Sun King / Mean Mr. Mustard / Polythene Pam / She Came In Through The Bathroom Window / I Want You (She’s So Heavy) – Booker T. & The MG’s]

[Ohio Machine Gun - The Isley Brothers (Neil Young / Jimi Hendrix cover)]

[Ohio Machine Gun – The Isley Brothers (Neil Young / Jimi Hendrix cover)]

[Water No Get Enemy - Fela Kuti]

[Water No Get Enemy – Fela Kuti]

[Mean Old World - Sam Cooke]

[Mean Old World – Sam Cooke]

[Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out - Nina Simone]

[Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out – Nina Simone]

[If Somebody Told You - Anna King]

[If Somebody Told You – Anna King]

[I Can't Give Everything Away - David Bowie]

[I Can’t Give Everything Away – David Bowie]

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A MOUTHFUL OF PENNIES PRESENTS: AT PLAY BESIDE THE TOWER

Hello all and welcome to the new MixTape: At Play Beside The Tower. This one features such brilliant artists as Erykah Badu, St. Vincent, J Dilla, and many more! For those that are interested, both the title and some inserted text read by Lyn Gerry come from Charles Eisenstein’s great book, The Ascent of Humanity. (You can read or listen to it yourself for free over at this site.)

As always, if you enjoy any of these tunes I urge you to seek out and purchase more work to support these artists.

Thanks for stopping by and lending me your ear–

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Blind Man Can See It (Extended) – James Brown

Didn’t Cha Know – Erykah Badu

Reception/Group therapy – Broadcast & The Focus Group

About Nothing – Scott Weiland

Any Colour You Like – Flaming Lips [art by Martin Ansin]

Huey Newton – St. Vincent

Who Will Lead Us – Priestbird

Sugar Storm/At Play Beside the Tower – Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross/Charles Eisenstein (AMOP edit)

Workinonit [edit] – J Dilla 

Slave Only Dreams To Be King – Marilyn Manson

The Reptilian Agenda – B. Dolan

Sugar Storm (Reprise) – Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross

Gobstopper – J Dilla

Cthulu – EMA

Anchors – Stone Gossard

& Eveline – Elvis Perkins

Sirens Of Your Toxic Spirit – of Montreal

The Ideal Husband – Father John Misty

Urban Ease/Slide Machine – Parquet Courts (13th Floor Elevators cover)

1st Time/Freak You – Cooly G

Ordinary Morning – Sheryl Crow

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  • Blind Man Can See It – James Brown
  • Didn’t Cha Know – Erykah Badu
  • Reception/Group therapy – Broadcast & The Focus Group
  • About Nothing – Scott Weiland
  • Any Colour You Like – Flaming Lips
  • Huey Newton – St. Vincent
  • Who Will Lead Us – Priestbird
  • Sugar Storm/At Play Beside the Tower – Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross/Charles Eisenstein (AMOP edit)
  • Workinonit – J Dilla
  • Slave Only Dreams To Be King – Marilyn Manson
  • The Reptilian Agenda – B. Dolan
  • Sugar Storm (Reprise) – Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
  • Gobstopper – J Dilla
  • Cthulu – EMA
  • Anchors – Stone Gossard
  • & Eveline – Elvis Perkins
  • Sirens Of Your Toxic Spirit – of Montreal
  • The Ideal Husband – Father John Misty
  • Urban Ease/Slide Machine – Parquet Courts
  • 1st Time/Freak You – Cooly G
  • Ordinary Morning – Sheryl Crow
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