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El Viaje Misterioso

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Top 100 Singers  Splendid Time (Mr. Toytown Presents, V2)  buy on itunes
Kevin Hickel  Two Bits (The Traveling Troupe of Simon Smart)  buy on itunes
Fat Mattress  At The Ball (The Black Sheep Of The Family-The Anthology)  buy on itunes
Moon  Come Out Tonight (s/t)  buy on itunes
the Beatles  Flying (Magical Mystery Tour)  buy on itunes
the Apples In Stereo  Strawberryfire (Her Wallpaper Reverie)  buy on itunes
the Virgineers  Sun (s/t)  buy on itunes
Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera  Dream Starts (s/t)  buy on itunes
the Dukes of Stratosphear  The Mole From The Ministry (Chips From The Chocolate Fireball)  buy on itunes
Murmurs of Irma  Jellyfish Brain (Cloudwatch HQ)  buy on itunes
the Hollies  Water On The Brain (Evolution)  buy on itunes
Paper Garden  Raining (s/t)  buy on itunes
Los Shakers  B.B.B. Band (La Conferencia Secreta)  buy on itunes
Tomorrow  Colonel Brown (s/t)  buy on itunes
We All Together  Ozzy (s/t)  buy on itunes
the Koobas  Sally (s/t)  buy on itunes
Skip Bifferty  Happy Land (The Story Of...)  buy on itunes
Q65  We Are Happy (Afghanistan)  buy on itunes
Circulatory System  Yesterday's World (s/t)  buy on itunes

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a/k/a: Corporal Capsicum's Cryptic Bewilderment
All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it.
---Jean Cocteau
Psychologically speaking, to discover something mysterious in objects is a symptom of cerebral abnormality related to certain kinds of insanity.
---Giorgio de Chirico
((( This one has been on paper so long it was starting to fade into a palimpsest; lest I forget the way-and become bewildered as well, I attempted the completion. Here's what he have, either a document of my feelings or a sign of symptoms which..well...hmm. Yes. Anyway, here it is. I spank it and send it out.)))
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Nomates
Date: 3/23/2006
I see something mysterious in this...oh dear. Perhaps it's the older writing showing through...Nah, I'll stop fannying about -- It's just a thing of beauty -- now where's the mystery in that. What a striking cover you present. Worth the wait, I'd say.
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French Connection
Date: 3/23/2006
"No more things should be presumed to exist than are absolutely necessary." - William Of Occam - The mix exists it is not presumption, therefore it is absolutely necessary a copy finds it's way to moi.
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Curtis_Burns
Date: 3/23/2006
Glorious. Love the Beatles through Hollies run especially. That Cocteau is on to something. Chirico? He's just nuts. Keep spanking it Valis!
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musicgnome
Date: 3/23/2006
Beautiful. A wonderful blend of all and new. And the inclusion of Moon and We All Together has not gone unnoticed.

That is fantastic imagery as well...even when I open my eyes.
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Thomas_Mohr
Date: 3/23/2006
Corporal Capsicum, indeed. Looks mighty hot to me. I'll even go one step further than the Curbruiner and say, "Love the Fat Mattress through Tomorrow stretch especially."
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g.a.b. l@bs
Date: 3/23/2006
Now this is weird...:-0
I could have sworn I saw a mix by you posted on the 'Recent 100' page yesterday evening. Then, this morning, when I checked, I realized that I probably dreamt it (no wonder I can't find any mixes lately). Hah, now I check the mix-board in my dreams (and it's worse than that.the cover images come to life!...someone please post a mix cover of Salma Hyak).
Anyway. . . Looking very nice, here, Mr. Hertel.
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DiCarlo
Date: 3/23/2006
Heavens! I won't be pretend to know even most of this but I know the field you are plowing. What I do know, Brother Valis, is that twisting one up for a listen would give me great pleasure. As always, a chef-d'oeuvre.
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plushpig
Date: 3/23/2006
Oo boy thislooks GOOD (and that goes for the cover as well)
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Muzag
Date: 3/23/2006
Every one of your mixes is a mysterious voyage, Valis, and each peppered with cryptic bewilderment. Looks lovely (and a great cover image too).
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sammyg123
Date: 3/23/2006
Wonderful mix, Valis. Beautiful imagery and track selections.
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Sean Lally
Date: 3/23/2006
Great! Love that Tomorrow tune, especially, but also dig Moon, Circ System, Hollies, Apples and more. Good to see you in action.
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G-Sphere
Date: 3/23/2006
Got to agree with the comments below... great selections creating a wonderful mix of images.
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bufo alvarius
Date: 3/23/2006
Man, it's always a treat to see a new one from you on the board, valis. Won't pretend to know much of this ( though that Apples in Stereo track is my favorite by them), but I'm quite certain it's a glorious trip.
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Salman1
Date: 3/23/2006
Awesome, awesome mix. Interesting that you have the opener from that Circulatory System album as the closer on your mix... but I'm sure it works!
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Saaf
Date: 3/23/2006
I've been thinking about mystery quite a bit recently. It's harder to find these days in the face of advertizing and Google. Gotta search for the questions before you go searching for the answers.
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Air Raid
Date: 3/23/2006
This looks interesting.
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Mixxer
Date: 3/23/2006
Looks misterioso, and maravilloso as well. What a long strange viaje it's been.
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lo-fi jr.
Date: 3/23/2006
I've often wondered what that Dukes track was about. Now I've got eighteen other far-out puzzlers to ponder.
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sr71
Date: 3/23/2006
wow, me wantee. just the artwork alone gives me major wood. or would that be colonel wood?
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GambleOn
Date: 3/23/2006
Awesome!
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Jeb Nagel1
Date: 3/23/2006
As per usual...............Excellent work,myseriously sublime........Can't wait to trip it!
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jonpoi
Date: 3/23/2006
Beatiful cover. Harkens back Hipgnosis. And that I only know a handful of the tunes makes me shriek where is the link? You know better, Valis sir. And this is better than most of what I have seen. The link sir, the link....
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12vman
Date: 3/23/2006
Gee whiz, this is good. Really wiggy!
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Moe
Date: 3/23/2006
A fine return to form -- not that you had a form that you needed to return to. Hell. I'm not making any sense. What I meant to say is that this mix looks outstanding. I think I might even already know half the songs (i.e. the Moon, Beatles, We All Together), which is most unusual when it comes to your mixes. Lovely and simple cover too. So do you have that Los Shakers album?? We need to talk!
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bluecats50
Date: 3/23/2006
hey valis...cool cover.nice selection of tunes.. unfamiliar with a number of them which always sparks the curiosity..any sitars on this.?
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Leif Averageson
Date: 3/23/2006
T'riff. Doffed hat, etc. Love the jousting quotes, especially.
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blasikin
Date: 3/24/2006
Sweet mix, and nice lookin' jellyfish brain on the cover.
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g.a.b. l@bs
Date: 3/24/2006
Forget the movie...
' V ' is for valis

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Mixxer
Date: 3/24/2006
The mind is ever active
In his crafty designs...
--Tod Machover
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Cow Macy
Date: 3/25/2006
F'shaw!
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joey de vivre
Date: 3/25/2006
Looks like . . . a splendid time presented by Mister Mystery, the Mandala Man, the invaluable valis.
I can only hope that someday my jellyfish brain will get to wrap its tentacles around this. Then I'll be in Happy Land!
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Dead Man
Date: 3/26/2006
This looks great, Valis. I say with confidence that everyone will discover something mysterious in this object. Thank god for cerebral abnormalities! I always look forward to hearing you mixes because I always make new discoveries.
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The Misfit
Date: 3/26/2006
Fascinating and beautiful.
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DJ Karen Adams
Date: 3/26/2006
nice one
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p the swede
Date: 3/26/2006
We Are Happy (Afghanistan) ???
are you sure the are happy there??
interesting stuff
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Nest of Vipers
Date: 3/27/2006
Looks like a lovely way to usher in spring.
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Heddagabbler
Date: 4/5/2006
Wow. This is a cool mix. Love the Dukes and 'those 4 loveable moptops from Scouseland' tracks. Good job.
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Jim K.
Date: 4/12/2006
It starts out with a hesitant surprise and then suddenly "catches" in a groove like a well oiled machine. That Apples in Stereo-Virgineers-E.G.V.O.-Dukes of Strat moment sent me flying, and the rest of the mix relaxes out in mellow fashion. A decidedly superior mix by a consistently intelligent Art-of-the mix'er! Bravo!
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Mixxer
Date: 4/30/2006
Fabulous mix. Nice trippy feel and heavy Beatles influence. That "Two Bits" song about the freak show is an incredible find; who is Kevin Hickel anyway? Other highlights for the occasion were the Apples in Stereo (never noticed that side of them before - context is important), Dukes of Strat and the Shakers "BBB Band." Outstanding piece of mixmaking by the V. (One teeny complaint, my CD was missing the Tomorrow track.)
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McDonald12
Date: 7/4/2006
Faultless, and I love the cover. Like a stripped bare Paul Laffoley concoction.

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