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Other Mixes By Curtis_Burns

MP3 Playlist | Mixed Genre
Playlist | Mixed Genre
Playlist | Mixed Genre
MP3 Playlist | Mixed Genre

Random Danger

Artist Song
Keith Jarrett  Expectations 
Mahavishnu Orchestra  You Know, You Know 
Miles Davis  Thinkin' One Thing and Doin' Another 
The Isley Brothers  If You Were There 
Terry Callier  AKA New York 
Bee Gees  New York Mining Disaster 1941 
Nico  Winter Song 
Art Bears  3 Wheels 
Jefferson Airplane  A Small Package of Value Will Come to You, Shortly 
Bad Brains  Don't Bother Me 
Adrian Belew  Big Electric Cat 
The Muffins  Street Dogs 
Einstnrzende Neubauten  Beauty 
Merzbow  Tadpole 
The Hafler Trio  Echoes in the Body 
Eardrum  Trickster Table 
Karsh Kale  Instinct 
DJ Spooky  Reactive Switching Strategies for the Control of Uninhabited Air 
Wayne Shorter  She Moves Through the Fair 
John Tilbury  Of Late (Howard Skempton) 
Anthony Braxton & Gino Robair  Counting Song 
Thelonious Monk  Ask Me Now 


And so it was passed from one (g. a. b. l@bs) to the next (Valis), the challenge to make a mix with Eno's "The Big Here and Long Now" essay as a template or somethin'. Never one to shy away from tripping over my own feet, I offer this mix. Stumbling in it's own way, hither and thither, in the long(ish) now.
Artwork graciously provided by g. a. b. l@bs.
image for mix


Date: 8/6/2003
Nobody told ME about it. ;) Looks like a fine one, though. And "Big Electric Cat" is one of my all-time faves.
Date: 8/6/2003
This looks very interesting and of course I had to look up the Eno essay. I found it at
Date: 8/6/2003
Great Curtis. It was a mix whose time had come. Your proximity to the land of "random danger" lead you on a distinctly Burns-ian path...., Zeno would approve.
g.a.b. l@bs
Date: 8/6/2003
Nice! Thanks for stepping up to the plate; someone had to make this mix (OR this theme had to choose someone to mix it...perhaps others will follow).

This really speaks to the truth that "...what is possible in art [and mixing]
becomes thinkable in life. We become our new selves first in simulacrum, through style and
fashion, art , [mixing] & our deliberate immersions in virtual worlds. Through them we
sense what it would be like to be another kind of [mixer] with other kinds of
[genres]. We rehearse new feelings, [modes of compression], and sensitivities.
We imagine other ways of thinking about our world, [our hard drives and the arrangement
of their .mp3/.wav playable contents], and its future. "
~ :-p
Date: 8/31/2003
I contemplate the immersion.., a rearranging of the cross-fired wiring templates....left-to-right vs. "the other way 'round."
g.a.b. l@bs
Date: 9/1/2003
had a chance to fully enjoy this one today (after several previous, cursory listens),
during my Sunday afternoon workout...very cool on several levels:

   -1st for sheer musical flow; it's flawless
    -2nd, for adherence to its theme &
     -3rd, for its aural representation of the essay "what" inspired it in the 1st place.

Rob Conroy
Date: 11/1/2003
I missed this, apparently. Looks great.
p the swede
Date: 12/1/2003
sorry for missed this, looks really smashing