MOZOMEDIA MUSIC PODCAST – Ep 4

May 27, 2009  

For May our DJ-in-orbit serves you a new song from J.J. Sonick, rocking consumerism from The New Old Men, languorous lust from White Mahatma and much more, as well as late-breaking stories from SubBrilliant News.

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First we hear ‘Never Get Clean’ by J.J. Sonick, an indie rock confessional with just a pinch of gospel in the chorus.

Next up is ‘The Suffocating Rubber Clown Suit of Negativity’ by G:Nome – piano and ambient atmospherics surrounding samples of David Lynch talking about his experiences with transcendental meditation.

Then we hear ‘I’m Going Shopping’, a rocking and absurd taunt made by The New Old Men.

This is followed by ‘Heat Alpert’, an appropriately toe-tapping Herb Alpert-esque instrumental by J.J. Sonick, for the skit Heat by the comedy group Come On, Scientists!.

Next is the smoldering, post-coital, off-kilter acoustic indie pop of ‘Wreckage of the Hudson’ by White Mahatma.

Then we hear the slightly psychedelicized gypsy instrumental ‘A Trip to Romany’, complete with rainstorm sounds, from The High Country Low Lifes.

SuBBrilliant News reports on GM’s hybrid car with horse and more.

The Food and Drug Administration Orchestra gives us an important lesson in the acoustic ditty ‘Dig a Little Hole’.

Biota is a band beloved by J.J. Sonick and Eddie P. for combining ambient and experimental sounds with beguiling song structures, so in the Kitchen Sink instrumental ‘Political Song for Biota to Sing’ they pay tribute to Biota with the music, and give a bonus fond nod to the Minutemen with the title.

Finally, we survey a portion of the epic, constantly shifting ambient instrumental ‘Oceans of Shattered Glass’ by Charlie Naked, off the album of the same name.

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Mozomedia Music Podcast – Ep 4 (Enhanced)

May 27, 2009  

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For May our DJ-in-orbit serves you a new song from J.J. Sonick, rocking consumerism from The New Old Men, languorous lust from White Mahatma and much more, as well as late-breaking stories from SubBrilliant News.

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What’s played on this episode:

- Never Get Clean by J.J. Sonick
- The Suffocating Rubber Clown Suit of Negativity by G:Nome
- I’m Going Shopping by The New Old Men
- Heat Alpert by J.J. Sonick, for the skit Heat by the comedy group Come On, Scientists!
- Wreckage of the Hudson by White Mahatma
- A Trip to Romany by The High Country Low Lifes
- News report from SuBBrilliant News
- Dig a Little Hole by The Food and Drug Administration Orchestra
- Political Song for Biota to Sing by Kitchen Sink
- Oceans of Shattered Glass by Charlie Naked

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J.J. Sonick

May 27, 2009  

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J.J. SonickJ.J. Sonick (aka Josh Lawrence) lives in San Francisco, CA and collaborates long-distance with Eddie P. (aka Karl Eifrig) in the bands New Old Men and Kitchen Sink, as well as playing with Stompin’ Jim Hambone (Craig Higdon) in the moonshined-up High Country Low Lifes.   In the early 90′s he played in the bands Pookie and Avijit.

He produces the monthly Mozomedia Music Podcast with the assistance of Craig Higdon, who plays the D.J. Harris, Tom Merritt, who brings the SubBrilliant News, and the works of many musicians and friends.

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Never Get Clean –

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Sonick: “I had the music for Never Get Clean recorded and the whole song in my head for years, but only recently (as of 5/09) recorded the vocals while housesitting for a friend, possibly disturbing the downstairs neighbor.”

Cultivations

Sonick: “I don’t play any of the music on what I call cultivations – instead midi tracks are computer generated from various programs, and my main work is in arranging (choosing the virtual instruments and mix) and pruning and splicing (tweaking/deleting midi notes).   Cultivations are also my way of cheating to make up for my deficiencies.  Someday I hope to be able to play the stuff I’ve ‘grown’ via cultivation.”

Hark! The Sword Flies Through the Aire -

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