False Awakenings > EMT 
Chemise de Nuit > Davide Bacula 
Le Tele Noir et Blanc / Black & White TV Sets > Diane Labrosse 
Ge Zeiten > Die Resonanz Stanonczi 
Deep in Country > Deadbeat vs Moral Undulations 
Triptico > Gotan Project vs Kruder 
Hoops & Mallets > Art of Noise 
Shadow Behind the Iron Sun > Evelyn Glennie 
Sonic Corridor > Wild Shores 
+ Drugs > George Carlin  [RIP]
La Borduna > Die Resonanz Stanonczi 
The Animation of Lists 2 > Warren Burt 
Easin’ In > Steinski 
+ Shoot > George Carlin  [RIP]
Ticking Alarm Clocks > Diane Labrosse 
Luminescences [Annea Lockwood] > Thomas Buckner 
Ranta > Vladislav Delay 
New Hula Slide > Mike Cooper 
River Runs Deep > J.J. Cale 
La Del Ruso > Gotan Project 
Misguided Angel > Cowboy Junkies 
The Animation of Lists 3 > Warren Burt 
A Cowboy’s Dance Song [James B. Adams] > Glenn Ohrlin 
The Animation of Lists 3 > Warren Burt 
 Lucid Dreams on EM:T.
 Snuck in there from some anonymous source.
 Music for Objects on the Verge of Extinction on Ambiances Magnetiques.
 Live at Jazzit on No Man’s Land.
 Journeyman’s Annual on Scape. One of this year’s faves thus far.
 Inspiracion Espiracion on Basta / Discograph.
 Legs on Chrysalis vinyl 1985.
 Shadow Behind the Iron Sun on RCA. Deaf composer musician.
 Optophonia on Optical Sound.
 FM & AM on Little David 1972.
 One of my favorite sampleodelic excursionists.
 Thomas Buckner on mutablemusic.
 Multila on Efa Imports.
 World Slide on Ethbo.
 NaturallyŠ on Shelter 1972.
 The Trinity Session on RCA vinyl. Thanx David Evans.
 Cowboy Poetry Classics on Smithsonian Folkways. Weirdly unmoving spoken word record. The recordings are by contemporary [career?] cowboy poet genre types and I crave the originals with scratches and poor recording quality.
So you have this corporate elite, an oligarchy of money and influence who ruin the environment, destabilize governments, prop up regimes, etc. then, when things are on the brink of whatever disaster they begin to speculate and invest in technologies and systems that will correct or erase or undo their previous rapacious gestures. It works in personal fitness, the battlefield of the modern body too. Globalization = eat fat dream thin, feed our obsessions until we are immobilized by our own culturally encouraged gluttony. Then they make us pay in guilt and geld/money to take it offŠ
The essence of globalization is a subordination of human rights, of labor rights, consumer, environmental rights, democracy rights, to the imperatives of global trade and investment.
— Ralph Nader
I wonder about the explosion of high adventure, exotic animals for dinner, a kind of gluttony for the empty calories of decadence as the pay off for ill-gotten gain in abstract labor – best if recorded and then shown on some reality TV. So the wealthy [or those on the brink] are alive only when broadcast. The explosion of TV shows about the wealthy [both idle and overworked]. The explosion of extreme sports, extreme anything including extreme attempts to dodge boredom [except read a book] is all about the empty promise of being alive when you are seen being gluttonous. MTV is one of the main purveyors of this – they show no music, they are devoted to the gluttonous lifestyle as the only way to buy your way out of our existential malaise. I say gluttonous but it is probably more something zombie-like, like unconscious consumption in lieu of anything better. The lower your creative invention skills the more likely/quickly you turn to shopping as an escape clause. What you end up with is a throwaway culture where all behavior is a combination of attention deficit syndrome + rampant consumption. And there are dolls and action figures that promote that very activity – status based on styles steeped in consumption, purchase all adventureŠ it makes you wonder about voting, whether voting for politicians really matters any more since the people who really rule our lives have their own flags and own interests. The ultimate symbols of this kind of tourism in every aspect of one’s own life is climbing big peaks like Everest or Alpine peaks in Switzerland. By now the idle adventurers [who get so much noble press] who climb Everest have left so much garbage behind that Everest has been declared an environmental disaster. On a similar jag: Meanwhile there are hundreds who don’t make it to the top and need to be rescued by Nepalese or Swiss rescue services. It has become so common in Switzerland [where modern tourism was invented by the English in the early 1800s] that the Swiss now make the adventurers pay for their own rescues.