"So, uhhh, this is coming out, in, uhh, couple of months... uhh I think"

Goldsworthy, be my unkle!
Well, this is new. Everyone already knows how the "Carl Craig and The Revelee Remix" narrative is probably going to define 2006. Yeah, it also re-positions a stance that's become a cliche already, but just like the idiom saying cliches are always true - this one just gets stronger - DFA is issuing the most important, intelligent, fun, exciting, simultaneously arousing both numb musical know-all crowds and your average simpleton, uhhh MTV2 enthusiast, NME reader type? music on earth today. So, we know that, and what our brilliant Timmy boy Sweeney (BEATS IN SPACE, mon. Just pondering though, he broadcasts it from NYU, what happens when Swooney graduates?) did: On his classical show from January 31st, he brought a new term to the world: music porn. When he drops Revelee and starts talking it really sounds like he's about to come in the studio. He reaches some sort of musical orgasm. So, you listen to a guy who musically masturbates to something and it's pornography in the sense that you both enjoy his enjoyance of the song; like seeing a chick's face distort with pleasure (I guess that resembles the effect of moaning) and in the sense that it makes you wanna listen to it too ("I want what he had"). So yes, some of that stuff can easily create the most erotic and justified hype as of late (so much that some ILM dude pulled the old yet amusing trick of posting a phoney crap tune in disguise of the Craig madness). The second thing Swoonish did kind of relates to memetics, the idea gene that socially infects minds - he talked over most of the track. If you really enjoy it why not shut up and let others too? Well, first everyone got the babble he spewed memorized. Pretty narcissistic, damn it. Also, he doesn't want people to play it but he wants to play it himself! The on-song drivel solves this paradox. Play but don't play. I got it but you don't. Maybe it was DFA who asked him to do it, but it left all the blogger soulseek kiddies (self-aware irony intended) to depserately try to radio-rip it to infinity.

6 comments:

hot chip's sister said...

what!! no hot chip?

Anonymous said...

Pity.

Tal said...

eh?

alex said...

tim sweeney is still the man though! if it weren't for his show we'd never get to hear stuff like this way before it's released. have you seen the ilx forum? every second punter on there is requesting a ysi for this remix! good to see carl craig back on a roll again. you can hear a much better version on a recent optimo mix on bbc radio. again, twitch plays something else over the top of it (i think it's timothy leary) so it won't be useful for ripping. if you don't have it let me know and i'll send it your way.

alex said...

tim sweeney is still the man though! if it weren't for his show we'd never get to hear stuff like this way before it's released. have you seen the ilx forum? every second punter on there is requesting a ysi for this remix! good to see carl craig back on a roll again. you can hear a much better version on a recent optimo mix on bbc radio. again, twitch plays something else over the top of it (i think it's timothy leary) so it won't be useful for ripping. if you don't have it let me know and i'll send it your way.

Tal said...

yeah, thanks. i heard that show. i hope nothing bad implicated from what i said about weeney, he definitely has the best radio show.