[-empyre-] distracting to and from cosmic deceleration

Johannes Birringer Johannes.Birringer at brunel.ac.uk
Tue Nov 1 23:49:19 EST 2011

dear all

Simon, thank you, always welcome distractor from nz and your labels (strange names),  this music/video is superb and an extraordinary play on various surrealisms and einsteins on the beaches.
hmm, what would we call this kind of song (JD - Southern Lights (Kid Loco's Shadow Catcher Remix)) on the "sky dwellers, back peddlers" et al?     what kind of a dub is this?

i remember before your first distraction you spoke of looking forward to my " dub version butoh this month", and i had no real clue what "dub butoh" would be.  

but i am catching up, catching up.   need to learn more about the reggae dub poets.

(my personal reading assignments in coming weeke: 
Henriques, Julian F.,  "Sonic Bodies: Reggae Sound Systems, Performance Techniques and Ways of Knowing," London: Continuum, 2011. 
Baker, Geoffrey, "Buena Vista in the Club: Rap, Raggaetón, and Revolution in Havana," Durham: Duke University Press, 2011. 
Rodgers, Tara, "Pink Noises: Women and Electronic Music & Sound,"  Durham: Duke UP, 2010. 

and skipping around in Paul Gilroy's tracks (dubbing Bob Marley) in  "Darker than Blue" ..... a book on "moral economies" and rights;
Gilroy suggests that at a time of economic crisis, environmental degradation, ongoing warfare, and heated debate over human rights, 
there is urgent need to reassess the changing place of black cultures [and in a relational sense, all cultures] & social movements...

Johannes Birringer

From: empyre-bounces at lists.cofa.unsw.edu.au [empyre-bounces at lists.cofa.unsw.edu.au] On Behalf Of simon [swht at clear.net.nz]
Sent: Monday, October 31, 2011 9:41 PM
To: soft_skinned_space
Subject: [-empyre-] distracting to and from cosmic deceleration

Dear empyreans,
Thank you for a fascinating and satisfying month of discussion.

By way of a final distraction, as it was in the beginning, here also at
the end:
another music video, I dreamt last night, at liminal first light, that
it might be apropos:
made by my brother and I for SJD:
Simon Taylor


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