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November 11, 2003: Why did you call me a slut?

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  I took an art history class in college during which all I seem to remember studying was the architecture of really old churches. The Romanesque design, buttresses, flying buttresses, etc. The rule of thumb for church construction was definitely The Higher the Church, The Closer to God, and the various engineering and architectural advances made at that time helped make this a reality. But what fascinated me most was that at several points in history, all the people who understood the principles behind these building techniques died off and there were periods of hundreds of years where nobody around remembered how to build flying buttresses, and thusly, new churches were collapsing all over the place.
  Fascinating stuff. We always think of technology being permanent, that there'll always be somebody around who remembers how to do everything important, and that we are in a perpetual state of forward-motion. I got to thinking about this when I was in San Francisco a few weeks ago and saw my friend Sarah, whom I hadn't talked to in almost ten years. In shooting the breeze with her about the old days, she mentioned that years ago, I had single-handedly changed the way she makes pancakes by suggesting that she add a little bit of orange juice to the batter before hitting the griddle. This rattled me quite a bit, because I remembered doing that years ago, remembered the person who taught me that trick, and even remembered the occasion during which I'd passed it on to Sarah. The problem was, I myself hadn't done it for years. Not because I'd outgrown it or decided I didn't like it, but because I'd simply forgotten. The technology of delicious, tangy pancakes had been lost for nearly a decade, just as the structural secrets that keep those monumental stairways to heaven that you visit every time you go to Europe in place were. Calamity! I needed to rectify the situation immediately, so I quietly excused myself from the left coast, caught the first flight back to Newark, and planned to make myself the first proper breakfast I'd had since 1994.
  I type this as a plate sticky with butter and syrup, and with a napkin stuck to it sits next to my computer, and a mountain of mixing bowls, whisks, egg shells, and cast iron acoutrements are piled in the sink behind me. My second cup of Bustelo is about halfway finished, and did I mention the container of orange juice I polished off to make this dream a reality? Damn... technology tastes goooood.
           
The Clash  Straight to Hell   From Here to Eternity (live)      0:01:35 Real)
Apparat  Wooden   Duplex    *   0:06:56 Real)
The Volta Sound  My All American Girl   My All American Girl      0:12:09 Real)
The RZA  Grits   Birth of a Prince    *   0:16:02 Real)
Colder  This River   Again    *   0:20:15 Real)
Ralph Myerz & the Jack Herren Band  A Special Morning   A Special Album      0:24:47 Real)
Fernanda Porto  De Costas Pro Mundo   The Rough Guide to Brazilian Electronica  compilation  *   0:28:59 Real)
 
Bryan Ferry  Tokyo Joe   In Your Mind      0:38:50 Real)
Kim Fowley  Negative   Sunset Boulevard      0:42:42 Real)
Nonphixion  Rock Stars   The Future is Now EP      0:45:38 Real)
Poison Idea  The Temple   War All the Time      0:49:31 Real)
Big Nurse  Hey Hey   7"      0:52:13 Real)
Radio Birdman  Crying Sun   Living Eyes      0:54:50 Real)
Dave Edmunds  Creature from the Black Lagoon   Anthology 2xCD      0:57:43 Real)
Dean Martin  On an Evening in Roma   Dino      1:01:20 Real)
Johnny Thunders  Que Sera Sera   12"      1:03:47 Real)
 
Abstract Tribe Unique  My Experience   Massmen Records compilation      1:18:39 Real)
Dwayne Sodahberk  Unfortunately   Unfortunately    *   1:21:47 Real)
The Fall  Mountain Energei   Country on the Click    *   1:24:28 Real)
The Heads  False Heavy   Under Sided    *   1:27:43 Real)
Van Halen  Where Have all the Good Times Gone?   Diver Down      1:31:41 Real)
8 Bark  Your Hole   Structurally Sound      1:34:32 Real)
Basement Jaxx  Right Here's the Spot   Kish Kash      1:36:57 Real)
T. Raumschmiere  Querstromzerspaner   Radio Blackout    *   1:41:16 Real)
The Gories  Nitroglycerine   I Know You Be Houserockin'      1:46:48 Real)
 
Dirty Three  Indian Love Song   Dirty Three      2:02:00 Real)
The Space Negroes  My White Bicycle   The Space Negroes do Generic Ethnic Muzak Versions of all your Favorite Underground Punk/Psychedelic Songs from the Sixties      2:11:32 Real)
Robyn Hitchcock  Ghost Ship   You & Oblivion      2:16:01 Real)
Maquiladora  Sudden Life   What the Day was Dreaming    *   2:21:31 Real)
Radio Zumbido  Livingston Buzz   Los Ultimos Dias del AM      2:25:58 Real)
Nuisance  Harvest Time   7"      2:30:12 Real)
 
Great Plains  Dick Clark   Length of Growth 2xCD      2:40:39 Real)
The Len Bright Combo  You're Gonna Screw my Head Off   The Len Bright Combo  With Wreckless Eric & Bruce Brand -- CD compiles their two LPs in one place.    2:43:24 Real)
Speaking Canaries  Last Side of Town Pt. 2   Get Out Alive    *   2:47:32 Real)
Volcano Suns  Testify   Bumper Crop      2:53:16 Real)
           
  Thanks to the 3500 of you who came to the Record Fair last weekend. It was great to see you all showing your support for freeform radio, and believe me, your efforts shall not go unrewarded.
      So who wants gum?     

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