Monday, June 16, 2008

Mix #19 - Stemming

Creator: Michelle Sciumbato
Occupation: Artist
Theme: Dissecting the psyche
Title: Stemming

Here is Michelle's Mix. Good mix and Michelle has some words on the motivation of putting these songs together. If you like/hate The Brian Jonestown Massacre and/or The Dandy Warhols you should rent Dig. It makes them all look like douchebags. I heard it was put together for $7000 bucks. That is keeping the dream alive.

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From Michelle:
With the idea of the projected self in mind, under supervision of the structural model of the psyche... only rimming the ego, the understood expression of intent, while also acknowledging the fundamental desire and drive submerged in the id. (The id is responsible for our basic drives such as food, sex, and aggressive impulses. It is amoral and egocentric, ruled by the pleasure–pain principle; it is without a sense of time, completely illogical, primarily sexual, infantile in its emotional development, and will not take "no" for an answer. It is regarded as the reservoir of the libido or "love energy".)

some of the songs lyrics hold them responsible and clearly in control of meaning, while other parts of the music is unintentionally fulfilling something for both the artist and audience. it is important to me to orchestrate a mix with harmonious transitions and not let song titles or lyrics alone dictate my decisions. so the compilation of this is not only working the songs together but working my own methods, meanings and satisfactions into it as well.

twelve songs. thirty eight point eight minutes. that's all i want/need.

1) You Look Great When I'm High - The Brian Jonestown Massacre
2) Pile Of Gold - The Blow
3) Paranoia in B-flat Major - The Avett Brothers
4) Never Say Never - Queens Of The Stone Age
5) Mohammed Ali (and me) - Cory Branan
6) Miss World - Hole
7) (I Just Want To) Be Your Man - Magical, Beautiful
8) I Am Over It - The Dandy Warhols
9) Eat Your Heart Up - The Blow
10) Clique Application Form - Mclusky
11) Better - Tigers Con Queso
12) Soon Enough - The Constantines