Friday, May 21, 2010

Modern Romance In The Noir

So, set ’em up, Joe. It’s time for two new songs.
One for the dinosaurs. And one for the road.

I Hear Dinosaur Music. It’s Beautiful Music.

If the dinosaurs wait too long to come back
they may not find too many humans to eat.
I don’t believe the so-called Sixth Extinction
will play itself out in a linear way.
I suspect some critical number exists,
possibly a set of critical numbers
depending on the order of species loss,
and when that critical number is achieved
the species loss curve will go exponential.

If the dinosaurs want to eat and fight us
they’d better find a way to reappear soon.

I’m not too afraid of their reappearance.
It will help out the entertainment business.

No one wants to go out to a club and drink
while some crooner sings about frogs dying off.

But somehow there’s modern romance in the noir
listening to some damn punk kids do Sinatra
and asking Joe to set-up a double round
when a Tyrannosaurus eats your sweetheart.

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The Sixth Extinction

excertped at Mass Extinction Underway

(Species loss is a very political issue and the numbers almost certainly are not as bad as activists assert. However even if you discount the most extreme projections species loss is a terrible thing.)

You Damn Punk Kids

The World And The Supervillain’s Nightclub

Big Glass Views Of The Heavens

The Occult Technology Of Lost Songs

Musique concrète at Wikipedia

Pierre Schaeffer at Wikipedia

(This post originally included stuff about musique concrète and Pierre Schaeffer, as an elaboration of my note about Brian Eno in “The Occult Technology Of Lost Songs,” but that stuff got cut. However it’s still interesting and I’m going to be talking about it in the future so I’ll leave in these two links.)

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