Another Late Night Open Thread

On late nights when I think I am about to spin off the planet, I like to crank this album on my ipad, throw on the earphones, lie back and relax, because it provides the kind of chaos that I need to relax. Just a spectacular album that my brother turned me on to a few years back.

I don’t know why, but audible chaos like this really calms me.






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    NotMax says:

    Whatever floats yer boat.

    Have always found this strangely relaxing. YMMV.

    @wasabi gasp

    Got the antidote for that right here: Antonio Carlos Jobim – Brazil .

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    J.Ty says:

    I’ve not followed any of the open threads for the night/day/whatever, but I just have to say.

    Batkid.

    As much as I usually loathe that paper, it’s a good report on an INCREDIBLE story.
    Apple polly loggies if I’m repeating other commenters’ reports. But it was a pretty fun day to be in San Francisco =D

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    mikej says:

    @J.Ty: I thought thy went too far with the Batman experience when they killed his parents.

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    NotMax says:

    @mikejHoly Menendez kids, Batman.

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    geg6 says:

    @J.Ty:

    I saw that on FB everywhere yesterday. Awesome.

    You people are going to laugh at me but I just started watching Downton Abbey. John will be working much of the weekend and my plan is to start getting caught up and, hopefully, get the whole series done between now and New Year’s. I have three weeks off over the holidays, so I think my goal is attainable. I only got through the first episode last night. Not enough Maggie Smith yet.

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    Elizabelle says:

    @geg6:

    Enjoy. And that’s an easier project than catching up on Breaking Bad or Six Feet Under or any American series from the get go.

    Six whole comments on the overnight thread.

    Hello out there?

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    greennotGreen says:

    Latyrx sounds like Firesign Theatre with a drum machine.

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    Baud says:

    @Elizabelle:

    Hello, Elizabelle.

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    Suffern ACE says:

    Ugh. Apparently unless I’ve gone to the moon myself, I have no proof that the US actually sent men there. Trust no one.

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    OzarkHillbilly says:

    @Elizabelle:Hello. Can’t comment on TV. Where’s Anne?

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    MikeJ says:

    @Suffern ACE:

    Apparently unless I’ve gone to the moon myself, I have no proof that the US actually sent men there.

    You could fire a laser at the reflectors left by Apollo 11, 14 or 15. The one on Mare Imbrium left by 15 is the biggest and thus the easiest to hit, but these days you should be able to hit any of them.

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    Elizabelle says:

    @Baud:

    Good morning. (Tips coffee cup)

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    Baud says:

    Apparently, we’re the only survivors of a global apocalypse.

    I’m less sad than I thought I’d be.

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    OzarkHillbilly says:

    @Baud: Not me, I’m terribly disappointed. I was supposed to be the first to go. I had that guarantee in writing. I’d complain but I’ll bet the complaint department is already gone.

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    Baud says:

    @OzarkHillbilly:

    I blame Obama.

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    Elizabelle says:

    Betty Cracker put up a new thread, with a pretty photo.

    No chickens or wine foil, though.

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    Elizabelle says:

    @OzarkHillbilly:

    I am just delighted you, too, were left behind by the Rapture. How sad for us.

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    TaMara (BHF) says:

    @JohnCole: My newest client is a company called Soundwall, I think their product might be something you’d be interested in.

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    TheronWare says:

    That music almost overloaded my circuits!

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    Jamey says:

    Meh, Stereolab wants their beat back…

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    Jacel says:

    @JohnCole – I’ve been trying to remember the name of the record label you liked that produced fantastic audio, often with collaborations between musicians of different backgrounds.

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    Bubblegum Tate says:

    3:19 on is great.

    Also great: “Bad News”:

    I know it hurts
    There is no indigestion worse
    Than that which comes from having to eat your own words
    I heard two people need not bicker in a burning hole
    But some people know how to live everybody’s life but their own
    So here’s a poem dedicated
    To the hatred propagated
    By the ill-fated
    Snakes that’s waiting in the grass
    Those who talk the most have the least to say
    But that ain’t nothing new, and it ain’t even really all that [bad]

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    wasabi gasp says:

    The idea of a sleepytime chaos lullaby makes sense to me as well.

    An old girlfriend, who occasionally had trouble falling to sleep, would spin an album in hopes that by the time the needle ran out of groove she’d have fallen deep into the land of sugarplums. She had a mostly radio-friendly musical taste and, while at my place one night, reached for an album she liked. Besides not wanting to hear it, I had another idea of what might unwind her mind’s knots, so I selfishly, yet sincerely convinced her to trust me as I cued up the album Song X by Ornette Coleman and Pat Metheny.

    This is an album that would make her run for the hills if I played it during the day, but shiny and fresh is how she woke in the morning, ready to greet the day with kisses and hugs, all the while praising the results of this miraculous sound tonic. It was like a NyQuil commercial or something. I lucked out. I really had no idea what I was doing. Just didn’t want to listen to Suzanne Vega.

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    Jacel says:

    @JohnCole — I found it! Water Lily Acoustics was the label you raved about a while ago.

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    MBL says:

    DUDE. You know Latyrx’s second CD just came out, right? Appropriately named “The Second Album.” It’s awesome. And Lyrics Born and Lateef’s solo stuff is magnificent.

    Hie thee to the iTunes store right now.

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    James E. Powell says:

    @MBL:

    DUDE. They called it an album? Cool.

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    Fordpowers says:

    Random Cole. Just random. But love this choice!!

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    fuckwit says:

    When I was in college, I used to fall asleep with KXLU blasting dissonant, violent punk rock and post-punk madness in my ears. I found it relaxing, like they understood what was going on in my head. It synced up perfectly with my own mental noise and drowned it out.

    Likewise, I used to enjoy listening to New York Car-Crash Jazz when studying. Total dissonant chaos, but to me it was relaxing and inspiring. Can’t listen to it now though for very long.

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    BarbCat says:

    I think it’s funny you call this music chaotic, Cole. It’s downright calm and/or I have been living in Venice Beach CA for way too long.

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