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Are You Happy Being A Schmuck? – Lou Reed

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Lauren Pierce – Sarasate – Zigeunerweisen

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XTC – Drums & Wires – 1979

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Lead (May 2008 Mix) by Stinkfinger Overdrive

https://youtu.be/HOrzhqsDzMg An earlier and admittedly not much different mix than what was released on the album “No Underwear,” this features differences in percussion and may be missing a few tracks. This mix was made in May 2008 from recordings in April and May. This was two months before the final released mix in July 2008. It was mixed by Jimmy Lem and mastered on 21 Apr 2019 at the Blissville Electro-Magnetic Laboratory in Massapequa, NY, USA.

Stinkfinger Overdrive are:
Ralph Dar – bass
Jimmy Lem – guitar, vocals, electronics
Amy Geladze – loops
Aybek Vanna Alisher – keyboards
Gavin Wright – drums, percussions, programmings
Gordon Mercer – sax

The originally released version exists (for now) here on this album release page – http://bit.ly/2GwWgma

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“Carl Walked Through The Underwear,” a Performance by Jimmy Lem at Blissville Electro-Magnetic Lab

https://youtu.be/qkYFelVumAo Currently does not appear on any of my albums, and experiment from 2/27/2005…I once included this with “On” but afterwards decided against it – http://bit.ly/2XpEIhk

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“Barkhausen 741,” a Performance by Jimmy Lem at Blissville Electro-Magnetic Laboratory

https://youtu.be/8F2qKU8ATE0 741-Based Phase-Shift Oscillator

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“Tones,” a Performance by Jimmy Lem at Blissville Electro-Magnetic Laboratory

https://youtu.be/R9IYV171HsM Touching a radio.

Recorded and performed by Jim Lemanowicz, Dec 2009 at Blissville Electro-Magnetic Laboratories for Blister Pop Unlimited.

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“Radio Free Tackapausha,” a Performance by Jimmy Lem at Blissville Electro-Magnetic Laboratory

https://youtu.be/Nv7rZIDT57g Radio with two pots added

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New Sounds – “Tourist Image Imaged” by Manhattan Rubber – added “vocals”

Recorded 7 Jul 2018, mixed/mastered 8 Jul 2018

Gordon Mercer – synth
Amy Geladze – synth
Jimmy Lem – guitar, electronics, mixing, vocals
Arseniy Diaz – loops*
Joel Hope – synth

*loops contain processed material originally by Deafcon, 12 Feb 1989 – (Tom B, Jim L, Gary P, Steve M, Deer Park, NY)

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Weekend Crash Time (or “everything is an ellipsis in parentheses and lowercase”)

The first weather-restricting weekend of the season…

First thoughts are “work”…things, tasks, chores, stuff…work…

Move the bicycle indoors…(this is how I get around most of the time)

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Fix the pickup on that one guitar…(Jay Turser take on a reversed Ventures-esque Mosrite…I am putting in that foil neck pickup and goofed it up by wiring it incorrectly)

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Add more layers to this painting…(named “stop always saying what everyone wants to hear”)

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Or this painting…(titled “slowly back and forth in sanguine rhythm”)

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Make that honey chicken recipe…(HelloFresh has some great stuff to cook)

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Iron clothes…(uggggghhhh)

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Dodge all the “work” and drink…(recently a Georgian waitress and friend introduced me to some of the wine traditions of her country)

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I’d like to know how to separate myself from this “work” concept and just “be”…because it seems counter-productive (which in and of itself I must admit, ties back into this “work” concept).

I think the best thing I can do is make a commitment to get some shoes on and get out there today…going out to dinner usually helps.  I will make the chicken tomorrow…and of all these things above…most of them have the potential to lift my mood – taking care of the bike for instance, saving money and being so proud to cook my own food…and though it is harder for me to reach into – even ironing clothes to look better…

I would like to work in some other stuff – watch some Hulu (but not too much), read some of the four or so books I am reading (I will bring one when I go out…check out more of that band Warpaint, whose songs like “Beetles” and “Krimson” from their 2008 EP are tattooed looping in my brain…this morning I went over to YouTube and Echo/Alexa and listened to some newer stuff…I liked it all…

I should also own what I have already done – laundry and calling up glasses.com to set up my exchange for those new reading glasses.  They goofed and sent me distance.  Also, I learned two Beatles guitar parts – electric solo from “And I Love Her” and some of the solo from “You Can’t Do That.”

For those paintings…I kinda think they are both very close to done (the top one especially) so I may just make that decision this weekend and pull out the other two I am working on.  One is on glass and the other on canvas.

Maybe it is not about “work” but “should”…giant shoulds hanging over my head – I should record more music, I should study something, I should finish this or that…

Recently put up this Guy Debord quote on my Facebook page…”Like lost children we live our unfinished adventures.” – I think I like that very much.

Thanks for reading…not much writing focus today…

Everything is an ellipsis…