I remember that one time [Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu] visited an apple orchard. The president of the co-operative declared that he had the biggest production of apples in the orchard’s history and when Ceausescu decided to control it, he asked his employees to tie apples in the trees, so the first 3 rows of trees would have lots of apples. And this was not a one-of-a-kind situation. The farms did the same as cows, pigs, sheeps were moved from a place to another depending on Ceausescu’s controls.
It’s a lot like a teenage boy. Its default mode is to be unreadable by anything else, and difficult to work with.
The Long Winter - “Little Grass Hut” (The Worst You Can Do Is Harm; 2002)
The final track on TWYCDIH features great cameo appearances by several of John Roderick’s friends and family—including his late father, the inimitable David Roderick, Attorney-At-Law.
I hit about five words that time.
(t=12:36 <—A good number!)
I get the appeal of “Roll-your-own” in terms of culture.
I slung an earlier version of this to my favorite former labmate [whose eyes and ears I generally trust,] and asked if he thought it was too long. [At that point it was maybe 2 hrs.] He didn’t even need to download the dropbox link before telling me the file size would imply it was most definitely too long. Also, he is not as big a fan of the tape scrubbing.
(I love it. Every time, it pulls positivity from other memories).
Anyhow, he suggested I tighten it up and that is why you (and mostly ME; as ever, this is all mostly for me,) get the abridged version above. It’s okay too, I guess.
But, if you—like me—also feel like you’d enjoy a little of the context that turns the file from a hecto-cut (~7.50 E2 s) to a proper mega-mix (4.4 E6 ms), then be gentle with the dropbox:
(t=1:13:31.1 <—A great number!)
Also, you’ll find a pair of safety glasses and some earplugs under your seats. Please feel free to use them.
I am pretty happy with “Vox Pop (n’ Fresh)” as I am now work-traveling and, while I don’t doubt that I will find myself capable of effectively wardriving (on the right side of the road?) to pull down next week’s bounty (I once downloaded an episode over wifi while on a boat in the middle of Sydney Harbor: one finds ways and/or means), I like knowing something old but new but old is around. Backup plans are important.