abangaku

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Member Since: 7/1/2005
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CD | Rock - Prog-Rock/Art Rock
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12 Songs of the Hero's Journey

Artist Song
Pink Floyd  The Gnome [The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn, 1967] (2:14) 
Incredible String Band  The Iron Stone [Heritage, 2003, song recorded 1967] (3:26) 
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band  Wild Life [Trout Mask Replica, 1969] (3:11) 
Black Sabbath  The Wizard [Black Sabbath, 1970] (4:23) 
Frank Zappa  Cosmik Debris [Apostrophe ('), 1974] (4:18) 
King Crimson  Pictures of a City [In The Wake Of Poseidon, 1970] (8:04) 
Public Image Ltd.  Albatross [Metal Box / Second Edition, 1979] (10:38) 
Yes  And You And I [Close To The Edge, 1972] (10:08) 
Bob Dylan  Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands [Blonde On Blonde, 1966] (11:21) 
Tom Waits  Day After Tomorrow [Real Gone, 2004] (5:57) 
The Pogues  The Sickbed of Cuchulainn [Rum, Sodomy and the Lash, 1985] (3:01) 
Andy M. Stewart and M├čnus Lunny  The Heart of the Home [Dublin Lady, 1987] (4:08) 

Comment:

THE 12 STAGES OF THE HERO'S JOURNEY (all quotes from The Writer's Journey by Christopher Vogler)1. ORDINARY WORLD: "In The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell describes the beginning of the typical hero's journey. `A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder.'"2. CALL TO ADVENTURE: "The Call to Adventure may come in the form of a message or a messenger. It may be a new event like a declaration of war, or the arrival of a telegram reporting that the outlaws have just been released from prison and will be in town on the noon train to gun down the sheriff."3. REFUSAL OF THE CALL: "Some of us turn down the quest, some hesitate, some are tugged at by families who fear for our lives and don't want us to go. You hear people mutter that the journey is foolhardy, doomed from the start. You feel fear constricting your breathing and making your heart race."4. MEETING WITH THE MENTOR: "By this time many stories will have introduced a Merlin-like character who is the hero's Mentor. The relationship between hero and Mentor is one of the most common themes in mythology, and one of the richest in its symbolic value. It stands for the bond between parent and child, teacher and student, doctor and patient, god and man.5. CROSSING OF THE FIRST THRESHOLD: "The task for heroes at this point is often to figure out some way around or through these guardians. Often their threat is just an illusion, and the solution is simply to ignore them or to push through them with faith. Other Threshold Guardians must be absorbed or their hostile energy must be reflected back onto them."6. THE ROAD OF TRIALS: "Now the hero fully enters the mysterious, exciting Special World which Joseph Campbell called `a dream landscape of curiously fluid, ambiguous forms, where he must survive a succession of trials.' It's a new and sometimes frightening experience for the hero. No matter how many schools he has been through, he's a freshman all over again in this new world."7. APPROACH TO THE INMOST CAVE: "The hero comes at last to the edge of a dangerous place, sometimes deep underground, where the object of the quest is hidden. Often it's the headquarters of the hero's greatest enemy, the most dangerous spot in the Special World, the Inmost Cave."8. ORDEAL: "Here, in this moment, is the chance to win all or die. No matter what you came for, it's Death that now stares back at you. Whatever the outcome of this battle, you are about to taste death and it will change you. The simple secret of the Ordeal is this: Heroes must die so that they can be reborn."9. REWARD (SEIZING THE SWORD): "Heroes don't really become heroes until the crisis; until then they are just trainees. They don't really deserve to be loved until they have shown their willingness to sacrifice. At this point a true hero has earned a love scene, or a `sacred marriage' of some kind."10. THE ROAD BACK: "The Road Back is a turning point, another threshold crossing which marks the passage from Act Two to Act Three. Like crossing the First Threshold, it may cause a change in the aim of the story. A story about achieving some goal becomes a story of escape."11. RESURRECTION: "In ancient times, hunters and warriors had to be purified before they returned to their communities, because they had blood on their hands. The hero who has been to the realm of the dead must be reborn and cleansed in one last Ordeal of death and Resurrection before returning to the ordinary world of the living."12. RETURN WITH THE ELIXIR: "Having survived all the ordeals, having lived through death, heroes return to their starting place, go home, or continue the journey. But they always proceed with a sense that they are commencing a new life, one that will be forever different because of the road just traveled."total time: 70:55

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valis
Date: 1/21/2006
"And at the end of the ...cards is the Fool, the one who's gone through all the stages that are represented.., and now can wander through the world, careless and fearful of nothing."
-Joseph Campbell, An Open Life

Brilliant abangaku! Onward, to Chapel Perilous!!!
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Curtis_Burns
Date: 1/21/2006
I'm with Valis.
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Barrydali
Date: 1/21/2006
Ambitious! Supremely considered and executed, coupled with mesmerizing notes, oh and the 9-11 stretch is pure gold.
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12vman
Date: 1/21/2006
Excellent components + wonderful execution = A1 mix.
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Luke79
Date: 1/21/2006
Oooh - I'm attempting a Tarot mix right now - is everything beginning to synch up?? Love the Sabbath and FZ collusion - who's speaking on that track, Zappa?
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sammyg123
Date: 1/21/2006
Great notes and a very strong selection of songs. Wonderful mix.
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Mixxer
Date: 1/21/2006
Abangaku - Fabulous! I would give you the Nobel Prize for Literature if I could, but the most in my power is to give this mix a spot in the "Reading Room Annex." Check it out at Exhibits.
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musicgnome
Date: 1/21/2006
Wonderful...plain and simple.
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blasikin
Date: 1/21/2006
I'll have to put this together to hear journey. Brilliant work. I'm putting this one in the original soundtracks exhibit.
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abangaku
Date: 1/22/2006
Luke79 -- One of the strangest things that happened in Zappa's mighty strange career is, i do believe, a bizarre accident in which he was pushed off stage and his throat was crushed; when he recovered, his voice was a full half-octave lower, letting him simply jump at the opportunity to sing all the frighteningly low bass harmonies in his band's pieces, as well as speak all the spoken monologues, such as the one in "Cosmik Debris", which then became even more ridiculous....I'll be waiting for your Tarot mix, if the site ever lets us see the mixes past #99999. Do you think that one's going to be a narrative too? (Don't know much about Tarot...)
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Air Raid
Date: 1/22/2006
Very nice. Well done.
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Mr. Mirage
Date: 1/23/2006
While I am a tad generous with my votes, this is one that makes me wish that there were more than just the wee little 5 stars. As My President Clinton once remarked, and I paraphrase here, "Motherfunkin' incredible..."
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gobi
Date: 1/23/2006
some treasures here, to be sure. good job. Particularly like 3 to 7 (and Bob, of course). 10 - 11 isn't too shabby either.
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French Connection
Date: 1/23/2006
Nicely executed.
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valis
Date: 12/27/2007
Best wishes abangaku, always. You're presence elevates the site. Keep mixing!
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topsyturvytown
Date: 1/2/2008
this is about the fucking coolest idea for a mix i've ever seen. bravo!
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cassiopea
Date: 6/9/2008
absolutely brilliant concept, beautifully executed.