Classic Rock Sound Check

Intros from 77 classic rock tracks. I wanted something with high energy to play while I was setting up sound systems/scouting out levels in a club/testing sound reactive lights, etc. I love classic rock, and since these tracks have been seared into my brain for years it is easy to recognize when they sound “wrong”. The tracks were put together in random order… let chaos reign. (and yes — I wish new music sounded half this good)

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Hot Desert Truth

It will be objected that the book deals too much with mere appearance, with the surface of things, and fails to engage and reveal the patterns of unifying relationships which form the true underlying reality of existence. Here I must confess that I know nothing whatever about true underlying reality, having never met any. There are many people who say they have, I know, but they’ve been luckier than I.

For my own part I am pleased enough with surfaces — in fact they alone seem to me to be of much importance. Such things for example as the grasp of a child’s hand in your own, the flavor of an apple, the embrace of friend or lover, the silk of a girl’s thigh, the sunlight on rock and leaves, the feel of music, the bark of a tree, the abrasion of granite and sand, the plunge of clear water into a pool, the face of the wind — what else is there? What else do we need? – Edward Abbey

I’m keeping up with my pledge to re-read Desert Solitaire after spending time in Arches National park in June.  There is something wonderfully primal about his writing… and now that I’ve climbed the slickrock and hiked the canyons he talks about I can appreciate it even more.

Still need to pull together my journal from that trip…

DJ Dustin Mix: Charbie in Space

charbie-in-space-art Yes, I finally posted a mix. However, it’s all tracks you’ve never heard me spin before, in honor of the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11’s landing on the moon.

I’ve always had a thing for outer space… one of my earliest memories is watching an Apollo rocket launch on our old black and white tv. Last month I got to meet Apollo 16 astronaut Ken Mattingly at a Silverdocs showing of “For All Mankind” — I’m not much on celebrities, but considering only 24 men have been there I thought shaking his hand was pretty cool.

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