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EDIT:  BTW, the Burger King King is hellspawn I'm telling you.  I can't quite put my finger on it, but when I do it might be too late.  So seriously, if you see that guy, just kick him in the nuggets and run.  Better safe than sorry.  And oh yeah, his Duracell-powered relatives are pretty damn unholy too.

 

Agreed....if I saw that guy outside my house, well, I don't have a gun....(sheesh, what kind of American am I? lol) but, I do still have an aluminium baseball bat.....so the King is going down! very_evil_smiley.gif

 

Right on, get him good enough and he won't know what hit him.  Leave the bat, take the cannolis.


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I've decided on the first theme for our "mixtape" project:

Repetition.
Repetition.
Repetition.

#diarymixtape #mixtape #repetition
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#mixtape

Here's my entry for the Diary Thread Mixtape #1:


"Cenotaph" by This Heat

The theme of repetition is pervasive throughout This Heat's discography, as they experimented heavily with rhythm and deconstructed musical arrangements. In this instance, the theme enters into the lyrics themselves for a song about remembrance and the notion of cyclical history. It's the "war to end all wars." Until the next one. Remember the dead, but forget why they ended up that way.

Remember, poppies are red. And the fields are filled with poppies.

Incidentally, I absolutely adore the shift @ 2:21.

"And when the lights go on again all over the world...."
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Okay, forget what I suggested earlier.  This is much better...


The entire premise floats around Ramona repeatedly going for the wrong guy, without which Scott would have no obvious antagonists.  The franchise itself is also heavily linked to glorious 8-bit games, which in and of themselves have provided us all with a host of truly repetitive experiences I'm sure (well, depending on difficulty I guess).  This version by The Clash at Demonhead (a.k.a. Brie Larson) is itself a cover of Metric's original - so a repetition with slight variation.

BTW, feel free to listen to Metric's version if you like.  I just happen to prefer this version.

EDIT:  #diarymixtape #repetition
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The late Harry Nilsson's The Coconut Song.

The song is based around a single chord (C7). The guitar picking in the first measure repeats throughout the entire song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA9OqUuA6a0

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Ok here is my contribution to the theme of repetition. It is a song called "Candle Chant" by DJ Krush, a wonderful Japanese DJ / producer. You have a description of the tune at the begining (by the guy who raps on it). He qualifies it as : "an extremely heart calming wonderous loop". Nothing more to add...it is simple and repetitive yet soothing, and at the same time you feel to sorrow and anger in the lyrics.
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Actually, this is really great driving music, basically a bluesy sibling to Kraftwerk's "Autobahn" (another obvious choice for the mixtape).

But yeah, a modern car is pretty much like an anteroom to a padded cell, belts and airbags and all... wink.gif

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Hey james444, I don't imagine it will be hard tracking down the song, but the vid you posted in not viewable in the U.S. due to copyright reasons.  Would you be opposed to using the following vid for the youtube playlist that jgray has set up?
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Well Regulars, prepare your minds for some Japanese invasion, because, quite frankly, the source of this songs dictates that you would need to.


This song is about looking for your life partner (of sorts), a human life's worth and doing the rumba.


Exactly.

Quite repetitive with dancing in the lyrics, there's quite a lot of talk on what determines a human's worth, although never answering it, and just generally strong vocalists, both male and female. Still one of my all time favourite.

This one is a bit low quality sounding, but I deem it more important to have the lyrics in the video rather than going for a higher quality one and no lyrics. Click here if you want to delve deeper. Here be dragons though.



I just love the eerie feel it gives me. Just imagine MF giving a video tour of her darkest, most well kept headphone secret that we never knew about and she decided to share it with us. Exactly.


And this one is just pure comedic repetition. Imagine this scene: a very negative male teacher is being stalked by one of his female student being stalked by her ex being stalked by his new girlfriend being stalked by a middle aged man from that hostess bar she worked in being stalked by his wife being stalked by that perverted mailman. Exactly.


There's other songs I want to share, but either it's not apparent how repetitive it is since it's in moonspeak or the still image used for the song can get me into some people's block list LOL. Regarding the song with the latter criteria, if you guys can handle the three songs I posted, and are curious enough maybe I'll post the link (not embedding it LOL).

And with my contribution, maybe warrenpchi's prediction just might came true.

#mixtape #diarymixtape
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Oh, and I finally thought of a good song for the playlist:


I chose this song because it establishes a phrase used in several other songs throughout the rest of the four-disc long soundtrack. The phrase itself, which becomes the main melody of some of these other songs, is quite repetitive as well. Finally, the Final Fantasy series as a whole allows this song to fit in well with the theme of Muppet's first playlist. Fourteen numbered titles, complete with what seems like a hundred spinoffs, make for a good example of repetition.
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And to keep the music-sharing theme going:
And an easy to access Youtube Playlist here.
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Wait, seriously, are we doing more than one song per person? 
 


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In C by Terry Riley

[Edit: Embedding disabled on the video; go watch it on YouTube. Sorry!]

 

 

Dropping a minimalist piece in for this theme is an easy shot, but it's also easy to misdirect, I think. What always struck me more than the simple pattern repetition of the major minimalist composers was their goal of evolving that pattern through iteration or guided variation: Reich's use of phase to shift layers of patterns across each other, or Glass' harmonic transitions as melodic figures pass from hand to hand. Repetition was a tool, and lead to the signature sound across minimalism of strict pulsing beats driving the harmony or melody.

 

In C struck out on its own path by allowing the musicians to dictate the tone and tempo (any number of people can play any kinds of instruments) and the terms of the repetition: The score consists of 53 short phrases that each musician has to work through from beginning to end; each can independently decide which figure to repeat, and for how often, and can also opt to skip some. The result is that every performance is distinct, sounding well-planned but without the sense of brittleness or compulsion that underpins a lot of minimalist work. Performers will listen to each other and transition through grouped ensembles because they feel like it, or jump off into their own thing if that's their mood. It's a very hippy sort of classical music.

 

Jump to 3:00 in the video above to skip the concert master's balloon juice. This is one of the better performances on YouTube, both in terms of video quality and in playing. My favorite recording is still the original on Columbia by Riley and students of SUNY Buffalo, in part because they had nobody else's performances to go by, and had to figure out what they were doing as they went along, so it's free of a lot of the mannerism and self-consciousness present in other recordings.


Edited by ardgedee - 3/10/13 at 6:06am
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Part of the art of mixtape making is ordering the tracks into a cohesive whole, so after we get everyone's entry who wants to participate we can order them accordingly. Regarding multiple entries, I think it should be dependent on space and the overall flow of the mix.

 

Regarding a limit, I think we should set the cap on total runtime at 90 minutes, a nod to C90 cassette tapes which hold roughly 45 minutes per side. We can start with a single track per person, and if there's a lot of room on our "cassette" afterward we can consider adding the additional entries. Either way however, people should feel free to post as many suggestions as they like. We can have a link next to their entry in the mix that goes to the post with the "liner notes" (explaining reasoning for the track) and the additional entries.

 

On the topic of linear notes: please folks, include an explanation about why you're picking that track (or tracks). Tell us a bit about how you feel it relates to the theme. Also if you want to discuss the theme---like the role of repetition in music---then please feel free.

 

 


Edited by MuppetFace - 3/10/13 at 11:21am
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In C by Terry Riley

 

Fantastic choice! Fantastic post too. I need to go back and add to mine for sure.

 

Obviously it blows the idea of a double sided cassette limit out of the water lol. I think in the case of "repetition" as a theme it's warranted though. I also think multiple entries is definitely appropriate for the theme.

 

The 90 minute thing isn't a hard and fast rule, anyway. Just a rough guide. In this case for the sake of convenience we could just treat it as a 5 minute long excerpt of the whole track in the mix.


Edited by MuppetFace - 3/10/13 at 6:16am
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Yeah, that should probably not actually be on the mixtape; it's the same length as one...

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Someone tell me how it should be arranged and I'll edit the playlist and my post accordingly.
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"Mission Rock Resort" by Mark Eitzel. Because nothing's as repetitive as the daily life of an addict.

 

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Confession time:  Monchichi scared the crap out of me when I was a kid.  I went through a phase when I was interested in animals (primarily extinct ones).  And the fact that my 6-year old brain couldn't zoologically classify them was very disconcerting.  Not until the Burger King King of today have I been so unsettled in terms of non-existent things.

EDIT:  BTW, the Burger King King is hellspawn I'm telling you.  I can't quite put my finger on it, but when I do it might be too late.  So seriously, if you see that guy, just kick him in the nuggets and run.  Better safe than sorry.  And oh yeah, his Duracell-powered relatives are pretty damn unholy too.
I might switch tommorrow...anything else scare you ? MAybe vintage dolls with one missing eye ? Or a pair of Beats ?
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EDIT:  BTW, the Burger King King is hellspawn I'm telling you.  I can't quite put my finger on it, but when I do it might be too late.  So seriously, if you see that guy, just kick him in the nuggets and run.  Better safe than sorry.  And oh yeah, his Duracell-powered relatives are pretty damn unholy too.

 

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Agreed....if I saw that guy outside my house, well, I don't have a gun....(sheesh, what kind of American am I? lol) but, I do still have an aluminium baseball bat.....so the King is going down! very_evil_smiley.gif

 

 

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Today for breakfast I am cooking a steak.

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Today for breakfast I am cooking a steak.

Mmmmm. Any specific cut? I just got back from training and can barely move. A steak sounds so nice right now.

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Crap, I slept in today and barely have enough time to even grab breakfas. For whatever reason my alarm went off and I turned over and nodded off again. That never happens?

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#$@%*&!  biggrin.gif

 

jgray, you might as well put both and let the Greenwich Meridian determine who sees which one.

 

No problem, I picked Kraftwerk's "Autobahn" rather as a prime example for (repetitive) driving music than a serious second entry.

 

(At least at my side of the Greenwich Meridian) this piece is such a popular classic, its nomination would seem trite, much like Oldfield's "Tubular Bells" or Pachelbel's "Canon in D".

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