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Options August 2, 2002:

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It was well past three O'clock in the morning. John couldn't sleep again. Everytime he began to drift he would suddenly think, "Am I Sleeping?" which would, of course, would bring his weary mind back into consciousness. He had tried to sleep - ordered himself to - in his lonely bed for two hours and finally gave up. TV was no good, he thought he might take a drive. His car was really dirty; it had been more than a month since he had emptied it of the fast-food wrappers and general litter that accumulated. He climbed in and drove to the nearest gas station, a Chevron down the street, a pre-fab structure permanently washed in the white glow of halogen lights. His car pulled up near the far pump and he emptied the plastic bottles and candy wrappers, pored out a half-full drink from his cup holder, even shook out the floor mats. He walked over to the quickie-mart store and gave the locked glass doors a pull. He had forgotten it was so late because the blue-green light was so strong. He wandered to the attendants window, asking for a KitKat and a Sprite. $1.27.

He figured he would drive out to the airport, then back again, maybe even sit and watch the planes come and go. The radio was on low, but he turned it off, opened instead the window to let the cold night air mingle with his thoughts. He had been thinking alot about the nature of being a critic lately; his job at the paper had been slack lately because there just weren't alot of shows for him to write about. He'd gotten a letter a week ago from an old friend from college who had been drifting for years. He realized a certain tension lingering underneath their recent phone calls and knew that it resulted from his new role at the paper. His friend, Walter, held a firm grudge against the restraints of the contemporary gallery world, dominated - at least in Walters eyes -by the smug opinions of art critics. To Walter the art world was an evil place, crass, misinformed. He lobbied time and again that all contemporary art was shallow, that the only thing of real value resided in pre-WW II aesthetics. Walter wanted some new-form of art to emerge, one populated by figural narratives, involving layers of symbology and personal significance. Notions many artists held dear and steadfast as one of the only "truths" in art. John agreed with him and shared, to a small degree, his ideological stance, but what John couldn't figure out was Walter's hated of critics, the one group of people who seemed to be the link between such idealistic artists and the public "just-waiting" to understand their quirky and abstruse work. They had talked about Walter’s anti-theoretical views over a couple of times but in the recent letter John recieved, he mentioned something -he hoped it was in jest- about weather John’s artistic conscious was beginning to feel a disloyal split with his artistic one. It was prime Walter Greenfield, self-righteous and mopey, but it did bring up a valid point in the young mans mind. What was he turning into? Was he a critic or an artist?

The question turned in his mind as he entered the empty highway ramp and accelerated into the yellow street lamp night. He turned the question over. What if his interests lie more in criticism? Certainly he had garnered more attention as a critic as a writer than as an artist, but was he ready to give up what he believed to be his destiny? That thought made him shiver, not the wind leaking in through the cracked window, now loud and high-pitched. Could he juggle the two? It was already difficult, would he be able to continue to switch back and forth as his career continued? What if, now that he was to a position of some prominence, he decided to quit writing? Would he be seen as a failure?

His car neared the exit for the airport, it's glide arched effortlessly from the right lane to the high overpass, slowing as he reached the large backlit sign listing airline departures. Was quitting even an option? He had come such a long way in his own mind and the minds of others to becoming a viable force in his own community. He was regularly commended for doing a good job. Only recently was he in a position to take advantage of his status when Silvia Werner asked him about his own work and asked him to show with her in May. It was the first time he had felt compromised, and now that the deal was struck, it was far too late to back out. Walter's letter couldn't have come at a more susceptible time for his neurotic reason to consume.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments
Introduction to the Goddamn show
Duran Duran Duran  Drunkin Fuckin   Options CDR  Satan put this out personally     
Emotional Joystick  Hardcore #1 (Listen: Pop‑up)   Options Bellicose Pacific  zod    Preview 
Music behind DJ:
theme to fuck          
Yes  America (Listen: Pop‑up)   Options Yesterdays  Atlantic     
Conlon Nancrarrow  study # 41-C (Listen: Pop‑up)   Options Complete studies for Player piano Vol. 1  Arch records    1977 
David Grubbs Live on Advanced D&D
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David Grubbs          LIVE!!! Actually here at NYC at this moment! 
David Grubbs  (Listen: Pop‑up)         Really I mean it Here's really here right now 
David Grubbs!!  (Listen: Pop‑up)         Wow, fanstastic right??? 
David Grubbs  (Listen: Pop‑up)         To see him play this stuff live is killer! 
  Interview with David Grubbs
David Grubbs  Improv-Noise-Sound (Listen: Pop‑up)   Options        
Music behind DJ:
theme to Fuck         This set was chosen completely by Chungking XXXXXXpress- and I'm freaking out for every second of it!!!! 
MMM  Donna (Listen: Pop‑up)   Options   self released thru Hardwax     
Akufen  Deck The House (Listen: Pop‑up)   Options My Way  Force Inc  2002  This Album is COMPLETELY WORTH THE HYPE!!! Fucking Great!!! 
Plastique De Reve  syntax error (Listen: Pop‑up)   Options EP majiq  Gigilo     
Pingeon Funk  mosito (Listen: Pop‑up)   Options Pigeon Funk  Proptronics    really Sutekh and Kit Clayton get FUNKY 
Safety Scissors  Over (Listen: Pop‑up)   Options either Or EP  plug research     
The Sounds Of American Doomsday Cults  call for protection (Listen: Pop‑up)   Options   Faithways (????)    featuring Elizabeth Clare Prophet. Please, dear lsiteners, please send an email about any information that you have in regards to this astonishing material. I mean it!! 
Paul Lansky  Idle chatter (Listen: Pop‑up)   Options More Than Idle Chatter  Bridge Records  1994   
AFX  Children talking (Listen: Pop‑up)   Options Hangable Auto Bulb  Worm Interface    super rare 12" 
Luke Vibert  (Listen: Pop‑up)   Plug-2 Rebuilt Kev  white label    Early and semi-rare... 
Squarepusher  squeak (Listen: Pop‑up)   Options bubble and sqeak  warp    yet another old-ish track near the beginning of the dreaded IDM... 
Ed Rush  The Forces Electric remix (Listen: Pop‑up)   Options Gunshy EP  No U Turn     
iIll fucking Cosby!!!!  mix CDR (Listen: Pop‑up)   Options Mix CDR       
ill cosby----           
ill cosby  Charles in Charge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 (Listen: Pop‑up)   Options It's FUCKING ILL COSBY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!       
Pixies  I'm Amazed   Options Pixies  Spin Art    thier 1st demo album now re-released 
Music behind DJ:
Ill Cosby's theme to FUCK          
Single unit  moving in caves, enter abstract (Listen: Pop‑up)   Options Family of Forces  Jester     
Single unit  5th Comming (Listen: Pop‑up)   Options Family of Forces  Jester     
Iron Maiden  Cross eyed Mary (Listen: Pop‑up)   Options Flight of Icarus/ The Trooper- Cd single  EMI     
Iron Maiden  Massacre (Listen: Pop‑up)   Options can I play with Maddness CD single  EMI     
Blevin Blectum  the way the cookie crumbles straight from the horses mouth (Listen: Pop‑up)   Options talon slalom  deluxe     
Enoch Light  Enjoy Yourself Cha Cha Cha   Options Pertinent Percussion Cha Cha's  Command  1960  For Drew & Martin 
Matmos  Despite Its Aesthetic Advances, In Its Policing Of The Sexuality Of Public Space Antonioni's Film Perpetuates Misogyny And Homophobia   Options I Am A Photographer  Plain Recordings    This compilation of various artists is a tribute to Michelangelo Antonioni's Blow-up. 
Joseph Nothing  Dreamland Geist Orchestra   Options Dreamland Idle Orchestra  Planet Mu  2002   
random number  europoean vistas (Listen: Pop‑up)   Options I understand your date and time of nowhere  Rocket racer     
dat Politics  track 7 (Listen: Pop‑up)   Options villager  a musik    by request!!! 
Faye Wong  Dreams (Listen: Pop‑up)   Options Chungking Express Soundtrack       

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