Imitation of a Kiss

A mix from weeks ago. I put this list together to capture a vague unsetling mood, sort of end of time - Rome is about to fall at the of its madness- mood. The era is sophisticated like no other time before yet it's devoid of energy that push us forward as a creature. Everything seems to devolve into madness, an orgy toward destruction of some sort, even the expression of love. ...anyway, much of the list is from 2 albums: Jazz Passangers and The Last Time I Committed Suicide soundtrack. Mainly freejazz and be-bop with extreme tempo change, layered rythm and that long progression. I like it, tho' probably this is a bit less popular than other list I posts before. An Imitation of a Kiss is an interesting Blondie cover, a small poignant song about having to sustain the charade of it all. PET probably is the point of this list. enjoy.

I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving
hysterical naked,
dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry
angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the
starry dynamo in the machinery of night,
poverty and tatters and hollow-eyed and high sat up smoking in the
supernatural darkness of cold-water flats floating across the tops of
cities contemplating jazz,
who bared their brains to Heaven under the El and saw Mohammedan angels
staggering on tenement roofs illuminated,
who passed through universities with radiant cool eyes hallucinating Arkan-
sas and Blake-light tragedy among the scholars of war,
were expelled from the academies for crazy & publishing obscene odes
on the windows of the skull,
who cowered in unshaven rooms in underwear, burning their money in
wastebaskets and listening to the Terror through the wall,

- Allen Ginsberg, Howl

"Meet Me Downtown for Green Tea"

01. Jazz Passengers - Syncretism
02. Hubert Laws - Yoruba
03. John Coltrane - Softly as in a Morning Sunrise
04. Jazz Passengers - Immitation of a Kiss
05. Thelonious Monk - Straight, No Chaser
06. Javon Jackson ft. Cassandra Wilson - Country Girl
07. PET - Ride My heart

note: one or two tracks has imperfect rip, but I am too lazy to re-upload 20MB files. see also: Motion Under Motion-Shimmering (part of a loose series)
image credit: Christdigital


  • At 7:10 AM, July 23, 2006, Blogger Squashed said…

    The classic in the list:

    John coltrane's softly as in morning sunshine is from 'Live at village vanguard, 1961 (remastered, 1997)

    Thelonious monk's straight no chaser, is from 1968, Monks Blue.

  • At 10:19 AM, July 23, 2006, Anonymous angeles said…

    intense mood list for a madness time, as you said

    thanks for remind me ginsberg’s poetry, i think that remains nowadays,


  • At 10:21 AM, July 23, 2006, Blogger music is art said…

    yeah! thanks for posting PET, looove her voice.

  • At 12:29 PM, July 23, 2006, Blogger Squashed said…

    angeles said...
    intense mood list for a madness time, as you said

    come to think of it. it is very moody. the extreme change of rythm.


    musicisart said...
    yeah! thanks for posting PET, looove her voice.

    It's Lisa Papineau

    I've never come to PET before except in this soundtrack album. so...

  • At 6:05 PM, July 23, 2006, Blogger Braindead Spaceman said…

    4 and 6 links aint working

  • At 7:00 PM, July 23, 2006, Blogger Squashed said…

    It should work. It's jusezarchive (the site that does download) being tempramental

  • At 11:37 PM, July 23, 2006, Blogger Moka said…

    Hola squashed! I'm back and the post's selections are great, specially that PET song is good, yes! glad to see you can use the ezarchive now.
    I wont go away no more don't worry :)

  • At 6:55 AM, July 24, 2006, Blogger Squashed said…

    Well it's your site.

  • At 5:08 PM, July 24, 2006, Blogger Carlo said…

    great text... with musical precision!
    all the best...

  • At 2:50 PM, July 27, 2006, Anonymous ffolliet said…

    PET. who what where?

  • At 5:43 PM, July 27, 2006, Blogger Squashed said…

    Lisa Papineau (the band is PET)
    It's from Soundtrack album "The last time I commited suicide"

    see also:



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