August 30, 2006

The Ax

Here or now or both WPNOB comes to a close. Feel free to read, but only some of the old MP3 links will work. Bye!

Also: check out the new site at Yr Cover's Blown and the partial WPNOB Archive.

August 24, 2006

The Elemental Backstroke

MP3 The Elements / Tom Lehrer

Dance to this song in the crevices of the Museum of Science and Industry.

Plus: a neat animated version that reminds me of Young-Hae Chang's work with Gil 'n' Sullivan's "Major General's Song" substituted the for hard bop.

August 19, 2006

The End Is Fast Approaching

MP3 Chinese Farmer / The Ten Speeds

Left Seoul and returned to the States, so WPNOB will retire in a few short days, though the content will remain online. If all goes according to plan, this is the second-to-last post. As a courtesy to circles, it's a song by the mildly-Korean rockers The Ten Speeds, whom I wrote about at the very beginning.

Read the first banana note here. Read the last one soon.

August 17, 2006

Spooky Action at a Distance

MP3 Collapse Coming On / Decoder Ring

Hospital room and a sound building into Einstein's final words lost in German on the ear-rims of his nurse She the only person present when he died And if they don't speak your language then you're with no one whispering wordlessly across the infinitesimal in-betweens Nothing normal at distances like these

From Spooky Action at a Distance, 2002; courtesy Juliet.

Learn and buy at this site or that site.

August 16, 2006

Murakami: Pinball, 1973

...qe interrupt our regularly scheduled programminq... with a digital copy of Haruki Murakami's out-of-print second novel, Pinball, 1973... courtesy a wonderful Frenchperson dealing in contingences...

...a nameless narrator predicts sandboxes, reads Critique of Pure Reason in bed, has his story interrupted by the Rat, describes the humble Hitler-esque origins of pinball, and sleeps with twin girls named 208 & 209.... the catenae are one, two, three...

PDF full text of Pinball, 1973

read about Pinball, 1973

buy Pinball, 1973 ($400 to $3,000)

August 15, 2006

It is made of fifteen pieces, and this is...

a mix of bits for the outdoors.

MP3s It Is Made of Fifteen Pieces / Various Artists [95 MB]

1. Untitled #3 / Wooden Spoon, and this is the frontispiece.
2. The Mop / Shugo Tokumaru, and this is the fiftycent piece.
3. Great Day (inst rmx) / Four Tet & Madvillain, and this is the showpiece.
4. No Form, No Food, No Future / My Dad vs Yours, and this is the nopiece.
5. Data.Vortex / Ryoji Ikeda, and this is the timelesspiece.
6. Safe As Milk / Hopewell, and this is the mantlepiece.
7. Great Release / LCD Soundsystem, and this is the unconversation piece.
8. Girls / Death In Vegas, and this is the basic codpiece.
9. First Period / Rei Harakami, and this is the period piece.
10. Bijoux / Manitoba, and this is the fancy neckpiece.
11. White Film / Tujiko Noriko, and this is the missing piece.
12. Whirr / Fonica, and this is the re-piece.
13. Super Good / Boredoms, and this is the non-centerpiece.
14. On The Roof / Raccoo-oo-oon, and this is the penultimate piece.
15. I Saw A Dolphin / Psycho-Baba, and this is the final piece.

August 14, 2006

It is made of fifteen pieces, and this is the fancy neckpiece.

MP3 Bijoux / Manitoba

(from Up in Flames, 2003)

August 2, 2006

The Go! Team is so 2005

Let's Make Love and Listen to Death from Above / CSS

Music Is My Hot Hot Sex / CSS

Cansei De Ser Sexy—five hot electroclash Brazilian girls and one kinda-studly boy—were the only truly worthwhile moment of the 2006 Pitchfork Music Festival. Their album doesn't work as well as their performance because the singer can't hop out of your computer and toss her digits into the crowd, but here at least are two hints of why their live show is so damn tiring.