Monday, February 4, 2008

Super Monday

What a Super day it is, squeezed between Superbowl Sunday and Super Dooper Pooper Tuesday. Moving on ...

I'm slow on the uptake with a lot of things. For example, I just learned about the Flaming Lips' 1997 album Zaireeka. Maybe y'all already know this, but if not, you should check it out. I haven't listened to it yet, because it requires some planning. It's a four disc album, but the catch is that each album is one of four stereo tracks meant to be played simultaneously. Apparently, when you start the four at exactly the same time, it sounds the way it's "supposed" to sound, but the interesting stuff comes when you're just a little bit off and the focus shifts around between each of the four different discs. The end effect is that you're listening to something slightly different every time you play the album. In that sense, it kind of finds a middle ground between live music and music that is recorded the standard way.

So, I'm going to collect up all the CD players in my life and listen to this album. If it's any good (and it has pretty good reviews), I'm going to see if I can play it on the radio. It'll be an interesting challenge, but I think I can do it. I've got two CD players and two turntables at the station, so it should be possible in principle. Unfortunately, we don't have it on vinyl, so I'll have to find that somewhere.

While on the subject, I should mention that I have a new show time, if anyone is interested. I'm on Monday mornings 10 AM - 12 PM. It's kind of nice to not be on super late. As always you can listen here. If I find the vinyl of Zaireeka, I'll make a point to post about it here, so you can listen when I play it.

Non sequiturly, you should probably check out these videos about the best sports drink ever:

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