In honor of the birthday of Emcee Child, here’s a collection of some of his mixes, a custom single and a few Signal mixes he co-hosted that you may have missed in years gone by.
The Signal: EP118 – Exactly 45 minutes of of synchronized brain-bopping for your listening pleasure. Don’t worry. Brains are more resilient than we tend to give them credit for.
This time out, we’ve got bass-heavy grime and indie rock from the UK, some beats from California, a track that combines Ethiopian jazz with reggae production, cumbia from Colombia, and lots of other good stuff. The file is only available for a limited time, so grab it while you can. The track-list can be found in the id3 tags of the mp3 and I’ve added a few notes below.
IM with work colleague who was asking about my upcoming vacation plans
Work Colleague: goin somewhere exotic?
M Van Vleet: The exact opposite. Indiana.
Work Colleague: hey watch it…i was born there
M Van Vleet: And you got out.
Work Colleague: there are exotic parts
M Van Vleet: If you say so.
M Van Vleet: Does “rural decay” count as exotic?
Work Colleague: nah, i don’t really know. i was 1 yr old when we left
M Van Vleet: A photo from downtown Princeton where my wife is from.
M Van Vleet: Taken during a visit 2 years back.
Work Colleague: lovely
M Van Vleet: Closed 2-screen theater just 1 block from the downtown square, which is usually 1/4 to 1/3 empty storefronts.
Work Colleague: i see the decay now
M Van Vleet: There’s abandoned gas stations. Briefly, it looked like one of them was being used for a guy to sell meat out of, once a week. Had posted hours.
M Van Vleet: Didn’t work out, though.
Work Colleague: yeah, i hear meat coming out of a pump tastes really bad….worse than the canned cheese
M Van Vleet: Thin line between “entrepreneur” and “maniac with underground meat storage tanks”
Was on a call with a work colleague, waiting for our clients to join, listening to the smooth jazz/pop wait music, IMing to pass the time, free-associating about what the music evoked.
Work Colleague: music?
Me: sun chips commercial music
Me: boring white people white water rafting music
Work Colleague: no it’s not. is it!
Work Colleague: haha
Work Colleague: perfect
Me: retirement community montage music
Work Colleague: slow motion smiling at each other
Me: old couple sharing a bath and wine at sunset music
Work Colleague: hahaha
Work Colleague: “we’ve still got it” <–tagline
Me: “ask your doctor if XXXX is right for you” music
Work Colleague: you’re killing me haha
Me: car on a winding highway, some lady’s bare foot out the passenger window music
And then the clients started the meeting.