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Natalie Merchant, Les voleurs, Quantum leap, Carouge, Eurythmics and more.

At the death of Steve Jobs, the essays poured out, none more interesting to me than the one that twigged to the importance of the "i" prefix on all those Apple products: because each one exists to perfect the user's self-involvement, via obvious moves like tweaking every setting to a personal preference, but also by the paring away of any content or input not specifically chosen by that user. Consider, then, the opening track here: Natalie Merchant's 1995 "Carnival" -- so prescient, considering the level of iDistraction these devices encourage…

Have I been blind
Have I been lost inside myself and my own mind
Hypnotized, mesmerized by what my eyes have seen

OTOH, you must also note that guitar run at the beginning, cause if that doesn't produce the sensation of a fingernail running lightly but very deliberately up the inside of your thigh, I don't know what you are made of …

SOs on 2011 tracks to Said the Gramaphone for The Weather Station and RCRDLBL for Widowspeak.


Jon Kennedy

thank u