Twangy 1981 disco from everybody’s favourite surf band.
Illi says silence isn’t golden, beats are. This Finnish record is from 1981.
Directors of interstellar message composition at the SETI agree that mathematic patterns and music might present the most universal way of communicating with aliens. Experts say space disco compositions would be most appealing because aliens are thought to listen to music or view art in a complex way, with interplay between analytical and affective music reception.
Children? Pros: they give off Oxy-tocin, a chemical that makes (some of) them likable. Seeing quiet, smiling and well behaving children is pleasant and makes people happy. Children can be trained to serve food, clean the house and do moderately demanding work outside as well. Cons: Children grow up to be teenagers. Seeing teenagers is usually unpleasant. They have horrible taste in music and interior design, they are not intelligent and because they make noise, they should not be allowed f. ex. in cinemas past six in the evening.
The standard compact cassette is a popular way of data storage for personal computers. Typical data rates for compact cassettes are 2,000 bit/s. You can store about 660 kB per side on a 90-minute tape.
The music is from Germany, made in 1981.
“And at the time of the offering of the oblation, Elijah the prophet came near and said, “O Lord, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known this day that you are God in Israel, and that I am your servant, and that I have done all these things at your word.” And the fire of the Lord fell and consumed the burnt offering and the wood and the stones and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench, and the creatures large and small that lived in it, and a wailing was heard eleven times. And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces and said, “The Lord, he is God; the Lord, he is God.” And Elijah said to them, “Seize the Priestesses of Baal; let not one of them escape.” And they seized them. And Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon and fornicated with them.” – 1 Kings 18.
Here’s a poke in the ribs for those waving flags in squares in patriotic frenzy, ready to fight against immigrants, the EU or whatever they currently hate. Of course the 1981 track gets it’s message across only to the very small percentage of the world’s population who understand the Finnish language but trust me, we got enormous amounts of morons here who should give it a listen. – not a bad dance track in any case.
The title has absolutely nothing to do with combustible herbage says Steve Cropper. It was just named after a cat called Green Onions, whose moves inspired the riff. Google for more explanations or just let the slowed down voice of Nina nourish your imagination.
The veil between the living and the dead is thinnest at Samhain, the original Halloween when hills ran red with the blood of children and animals. Here now are dark and depressing dance songs to put you into that original spirit for the coming night, music about the living dead, pestilence, drugs, despair and madness. First up is naturally Diamanda Galas herself whose works include recordings The Litanies of Satan and The Divine Punishment, as well as the book The Shit of God, published in 1996.
Soviet Union topographical acoustic engineer Arseny Avraamov proposed to build powerful electro-acoustic systems that could be installed on aeroplanes, so that vast areas of land could be covered with sound.
This 1983 track by Lithuanian group Argo – here at 45 rpm – would have made for a perfect tune to force everyone to dance, from Irkutsk to the collective farms outside Vilnus. If they say you party, you party!