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I have Tuesdays off, and today was this absolutely gorgeous clear still day and it was so warm, the kind of spring day that you never get in Wellington. I opened all my curtains and windows and lay on my bed getting hotter and hotter and reading The Hunting of the Snark, and it was great.

I also fixed up Frankenmix 5.0: Skylights and Sugarpanes. Fair warning: I've been listening to music from Supernatural a LOT lately, and this mix is pretty much a direct reaction to that, by which I mean "as far away from that as I could get." Um, I quite like it anyway! Also, quite a lot of NZ stuff on here, for a change.



tracklisting and uploads, clicky clicky )

Bonus tracks, to alleviate the sheer candy-cane sweetness of the above: Ry Cooder – Willie Brown Blues (Crossroads OST) (Um, not the Britney one, the one about blues guitarists.) & Us3 – Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia), which are blues and jazz and totally, totally awesome.

Also! For your entertainment, the fucking funniest thing I ever read in academia. (Necessary context: Carroll said of this poem that it was "stuff and nonsense." He did add that "words mean more than we mean to express when we use them", creating an opening for people who want to explore this poem at all: but, seriously, I think that this is maybe taking it a tad too far, and I hope it's tongue-in-cheek. Also, all the characters in the Snark begin with B; the Bellman, the Butcher, the Boojum, the Bandersnatch, etc. Finally, these paragraphs are preceded by an unnecessarily complicated reading of the Snark as the embodiment of nothingness and existential uncertainties.)

           We are poised now on the brink of discovering
        the unsuspected meaning that Carroll's poem
        acquired in 1942 when Enrico Fermi and his
        associates (working, appropriately, in a former
        squash court) obtained the first sustained
        nuclear chain reaction.
           Consider for a moment that remarkable four-letter
        word bomb. It begins and ends with b.
        The second b is silent; the final silence. B
        for birth, non-b for Nothing. Between the two
        b's (to be or not to be) is Om, Hindu symbol
        for the nature of Brahman, the Absolute, the
        god behind the lesser gods whose tasks are to
        create, preserve, and destroy all that is.
-- Marten Gardner, The Annotated Snark: Introduction.

The rest of the introduction (and the notes to text) are woefully dated but interesting. But I mean.
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Frankenmix 3.0: Meteorologies.

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tracklisting & dl links below cut )

Both front and back cover art are photographs from here of the eruption of Mount Ruapehu, in the North Island, about ten years ago.
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Frankenmix #3: The Sky That We Lie Under.

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this way for tracklisting )

And a minor personal note: I'm not around much at the moment. If I owe you a drabble or a conversation or a comment, I'll hope to get around to it as soon as possible and I'm sorry for the delays.
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I changed the order of questions in this one, and now I think it tells a really defined story. A horrible story, but hey, it's a story.




American Wife Tracklisting & Uploads )

ETA: also a couple of French songs by Camille which I just uploaded for a friend:
1,2,3
Paris
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Remember The Frankenstein Meme? Right, so entry number 1.5! Now with album cover!

people I'd rather be )

I have an assessment for every day of the week this week (and two on Friday) so I'm positively not around. Think of me in lots of agony. :P
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I came across The Frankenstein Meme while surfing, and, heck, you know how I feel about music memes. So! Mixlist and upload links under the cut!

Frankenstein Mix 1: girls go the long way to hell )

*phew* This took me hours, and I changed my choices about twelve times. I think I should be a little lower-maintenance… Awesome fun though.

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