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DiscoEx Archive: This Is Not My Beautiful LP Sleeve...!

I used to think that on most things, David Byrne and I agreed. Brazilian music, good. Disco music, good. Drum machines, good. Director Jonathan Demme, good.
But then he did a whole art project in Microsoft powerpoint, and I wasn’t sure anymore. I loathe powerpoint. It’s a sad crutch for bad presentation skills. If the teaching’s good, you don’t need powerpoint! At the least, powerpoint should consist of black slides alternating with actual content, instead of being a steady barrage of useless, poorly conceived charts and bullets. You know what bullets do? They kill education.
But back to David Byrne. And the Talking Heads. Remember how great Talking Heads cover art is? Let me refresh your memory.

The Talking Heads record covers are high pop art - so revolutionary each that they’ve been parodied and duplicated many times since, so fascinating that they remain etched in my mind when I hear songs from each album.
So today I went out looking for what DB’s been up to and happened to read t…

DiscoEx Archive: Game, Setlist, Match

A huge thank you to the disconuts and disconaughts who brought the energy I love on friday the 28th, and thanks also to Future/Now crew for putting me on the bill so long ago that we had just barely met. I had a great time, dancing the night away long after my moment on the wheels, and generally spent a weekend in blessed recovery. More on your upcoming recovery options in a little bit… in the meantime, here’s my set from the evening:

April 28, 2006 @ Future/Now

Donna Summer (the original one) - Spring Affair [Casablanca]
Patrick Cowley - Primitive World [Megatone]
Phantom Slasher - Boys Cheese Done Fell Off His Cracker [Noid]
Was Not Was - Wheel Me Out [Ze]
The Quick - Zulu (instrumental version) [Pavillion]
The Strikers - Body Music [Prelude]
Kerrier District - IlLogan [Warp]
Marques Wyatt - For Those Who Like to Get Down [Om]
Dave Zee - I Have a Feeling (Soul Purpose Remix) [Airtight]
Jeff Samuels - Awt [Spectral]
Hakan Lidbo - Dimm the Lights [Force Inc.]
Egoexpress - Aranda (Egoexpress mix)…