Run DMC - You Talk Too Much at YouTube
Henry Rollins - Liar at YouTube
I would imagine that most of you don't live near or frequent a beach that has surf. And of those of you who do, fewer get off on more than riding waves. Whether good or bad, body surfing or board surfing is always fun, no matter what your skill level is. There is an old adage that basically says, the best surfer on any given day is the one having the most fun. I agree wholeheartedly with that. But to me, it's the whole package. Unfortunately, surfing over the last thirty or so years, has become more of an attention getting past time of slashing and burning, getting air and doing radical tricks that by no means enhances someone's relation with the ocean. It's all this competitive "Look at me!" shit that really goes against nature. People don't seem to flow with the energy of a wave any more, they'd rather destroy it. Fine, that's their misguided thing. Me? I dig all aspects of being in the surf. Whether it's getting to the line up, getting a decent ride, or getting drilled. If you've been in ocean enough, you kind of know waves, when to avoid them or when to go for it. One part of the ocean experience that you have no control over is getting worked in the impact zone, whether the wave breaks on you or in front of you. Getting thrown around in the white water is one of the most underrated joys of an ocean experience. I completely dig that sort of thing. It's only water. Unless the surf is really big, the water's too shallow or there's bad rip currents, you won't really get hurt. The best part of it is that you have very little control over how you'll get tossed around or where you'll be when the energy dissipates. Of course it's far safer without a surfboard, and that's what makes bodysurfing, or swimming, fun when pummeled. You have but a few seconds to appreciated the power and source of the energy that's tossing you around. And that's when freaked out jazz becomes infinitely more appropriate than the Surfari's "Wipeout!". Just yesterday I came home, beat up in a good way from my "swim", and I listened to these. Everything made sense in that I had no control or expectations of where these songs were going. I just rode them out.
~ NOTE: ALL MEDIA IS HOSTED BY THE BLOGS & SITES NAMED BELOW ~
Talking Heads - I Zimbra mp3 at Feel My Bicep
Talking Heads - Life During Wartime (streaming) at YouTube
Talking Heads - Born Under Punches mp3 at By Way Of (?)
Talking Heads - Crosseyed and Painless mp3 at By Way Of (?)
Talking Heads - Houses In Motion mp3 at Three Happy People
Gil Evans with the RAI Orchestra feat. Lee Konitz at Teatro dell' Opera di Roma (streaming) at Past Daily Two hour lave radio broadcast.
I just love it when there's all sorts of shit going on in a song. When it's an unusual mix of instruments in a genre that isn't strictly defined, it really has my attention. When it's long and the focus isn't on one particular instrument, that's even better. I happened on this old bookmark and listened to shit going off in a radical manner for twenty two minutes. It reset things.
|Jimmy Cliff, The Harder They Come|