Thursday, June 01, 2006

In the great quietness of these winter evenings there is one clock: the sea. Its dim momentum in the mind is the fugue upon which this writing is made. Empty cadences of sea-water licking its own wounds, sulking along the mouth of the delta, boiling upon those deserted beaches - empty, forever empty under the gulls: white scribble on the grey, munched by clouds. If there are ever sails here they die before the land swallows them. Wreckage washed up on the pediments of islands, the last crust, eroded by the weather, stuck in the blue maw of water... gone!
Justine - The Alexandria Quartet, Lawrence Durrell


The Black Dog, Shpongle, Cocteau Twins, My Bloody Valentine, Freeworm, Pink Floyd, Daft Punk, Jane's Addiction, David Bowie, Chemical Brothers, Led Zepplin, Rush, Tool, White Zombie, The Flaming Lips, The Prodigy, Amon Tobin, AC/DC, Pantera, Nine Inch Nails, Donovan, Paradise Frame, Radiohead, The Raincoats, Kissing the Pink, Gomez, Mr Oizo, Kraftwerk, Primal Scream, The Smiths, Of Montreal, Thomas Dolby, Talking Heads, Paul Simon, Goldie, Suns of Arqa, Ishq, Kid Koala, Smashing Pumpkins, Gary Numan, Bluetech, Ozzy Osbourne, A Tribe Called Quest, Boards of Canada, Mix Master Mike, De La Soul, The Cure, Gustav Holst, Philip Glass, Bonobo, Freestylers, Bjork, Blur, Elastica, The Clash, The Police, Sergei Rachmaninov, Suba, The Velvet Underground, Black Grape, DJ Hype, Qbert, B12, Billy Idol, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Decemberists, Ned's Atomic Dustbin, Legion of Green Men, Massive Attack, Tricky, Mum, KRS One, RJD2, Les Jardiniers, The Who, Pulp, Art of Noise, Plaid, Aphex Twin, Hive, Blackalicious, Roots Manuva, DJ Shadow, Crystal Method, Fat Boy Slim, Godspeed You Black Emperor, KMFDM, Ultravox, Weezer, Sigur Ros, Alice in Chains, Rage Against the Machine, Chopin, Deltron 3030, Adham Sheikh, Metallica, Veruca Salt, The Doughboys, Enya, The Herbaliser, Two Lone Swordsmen, Neil Young, Super Furry Animals, Brian Eno, James, Kool Keith, Ministry, Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Petra Haden, Rammstein, Ennio Morricone, Salif Keita, Minotaur Shock, Prefuse 73, Magnetic Fields, Orange Juice, Hieroglyphics, Sneaker Pimps, Echo & The Bunnymen, cLOUDEAD, Marilyn Manson, Public Enemy, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Happy Mondays, The Stone Roses, Howie B, Prince, Blondie, Lush, Love and Rockets, Lo-Fidelity Allstars, Raezel, The Fiery Furnaces, Kate Bush, Yes, 2 Unlimited, Talvin Singh, Bill Laswell, Mr. Bungle, Nirvana, A Guy Called Gerald, Nusrat Fateh Ali Kahn, Saul Williams, sCISSOR sISTERS, King Tubby, Luciano, Peter Gabriel, Nina Simone, Cat Stevens, ooioo, Luke Vibert, New Order, The Beastie Boys, Nils Petter Molvaer, The Cars. . .

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

But if you had to pick your top ten...songs...you had to recommend 10 songs to someone above all else on any measure of goodness, be it inspiration, emotion, quality, voice, instrumentation, beat, whatever, what would they be? I ask this only because someone asked me about a year ago, and I still can't fill out the list. I get to about number three, and then I have a hundred runners up for number 4-10. And reading your list made me think of several others that weren't in contention that should be.
I'm sorry by the way for all the comments, by the way...I'm just feeling really chatty tonight!

pagno said...

FUCKING AWESOME!!!!!

Rogering me said...

Ummm, Tom York desires an apology in the form of an essay on why the fuck he didn't get into your rodeohead.

S'Mat said...

jolly rogering, too true. i've been surreptitiously adding the ones that pop up during the day, but for radiohead to be forgotten makes me crimson. i'll sneak them in somewhere in the middle, you know, to waken the bulk. funny you supply them, as i was trying to ask for someone to tell me what 'genre' i wore. i think radiohead describes it pretty well. thanks dudeman.

S'Mat said...

wait, radiohead's right there!