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Episode #014: Halloween Cocktail Party Part 1
October 13, 2021 10:00pm

 

Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour
Episode #014: Halloween Cocktail Party Part 1
Hello fellow Alchemists and Confluxians. It’s that Halloween season and I have some fun for you. 3 shows that capture that Halloween Spirit. Parts one and two are a Party….got some fun songs, some spooky songs, some movie scenes and guest appearances from Elvira and Wolfman Jack.

Here’s the set list.

1. OPENING MIC: Them! Main Title (1:01) by Bronislau Kaper from Monstrous Movie Music (1996) Classical
2. Psycho Goreman live Forever (0:23) Movie Quote from Psycho Goreman featuring Matthew Ninaber (2020)
3. No One Live Forever (4:15) by Oingo Boingo from Dead Man’s Party (1985) Alternate Rock
4. The Tell Tale Heart (4:39) by The Allan Parsons Project from Tales of Mystery and Imagination-Edgar Alan Poe (1976) Rock
5. MIC BREAK: Them! Ant Hole #2, End of the Monsters (1:25) by Bronislau Kaper from Monstrous Movie Music (1996) Classical
6. Boris the Spider (2:37) by The Claypool Lennon Delirium from Lime and Limpid Green (2017) Psychedelic Rock
7. The Green Slime (2:28) by The Exotic Ones from The Green Slime (2018) Psychedelic Rock
8. Lucifer Sam (3:07) by Pink Floyd from The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967) Psychedelic Rock
9. Where Wolf/There Wolf (0:25) from the Movie Young Frankenstein with Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman and Terri Garr (1974)
10. The Siege and Investiture of Baron von Frankenstein's Castle at Weisseria (6:45) by Blue Öyster Cult from Imaginos (1988) Rock
11. MIC BREAK: "Tarantula": Radioactive Research (1:06) by Masatoshi Mitsumoto; Radio Symphony Orchestra Of Cracow from More Monstrous Movie Music (1996) Classical
12. Halloween (3:42) by Siouxsie and the Banshees from Juju (1981) Post Punk/Goth Rock
13. Bela Lugosi’s Dead (2:34) by Dead Cross from Dead Cross (2017) Goth Metal
14. Good Ash/Bad Ash (1:22) from the movie Army of Darkness featuring Bruce Campbell. (1992)
15. Poisoned Stones (3:55) by Oh Sees from Face Stabber (2019) Garage Psyche
16. Intruder (4:55) by Peter Gabriel from Peter Gabriel 3: Melt (1980) Rock
17. Elvira Therapy Session (1:42) Elvira Show Promo
18. Bad Girl Feels Good (0:31) from Army of Darkness featuring Bruce Campbell and Embeth Davidtz (1992)
19. Holy Ghost (5:33) by Bent Knee from Land Animal (2017) Art Rock
20. The Little Man Who Wasn’t There (3:01) by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra from 30’s & 40’s Era Halloween Music, Vol. 2 (2011) (1934) Big Band
21. Ghost of Stephen Foster (3:32) by the Squirrel Nut Zippers from Perennial Favorites (1998) Swing Revival
22. MIC BREAK: It Came From Outer Space: Mysterious Desert (1:48) Irving Gertz from Mostrous Movie Music (1996) Classical
23. Black Sabbath (6:20) by Black Sabbath from Black Sabbath (1970) The Origin of Heavy Metal
24. PG for Short (1:40) from the movie Psycho Goreman featuring Nita-Josse Hanna, Owen Myre and Matthew Ninaber (2020)
25. Cosmic Monsters, Inc. (5:14) by White Zombie from La Sexorcisto: Devil Music, Vol. 1 (1992) Metal
26. MIC BREAK: Stalking the Creature (1:59) by Henri Mancini from Themes of Classic Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films (1956) Classical
27. Killer Klowns (4:36) by the Dickies from Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988) Rock
28. Sweet Mystery (1:18) from the movie Young Frankenstein featuring Madeline Kahn and Peter Boyle (1974)
29. Zombie Woof (5:10) by Frank Zappa from Over-Nite Sensation (1973) Rock
30. Bonin’ in the Boneyard (4:44) by Fishbone from Truth and Soul (1988) Funk Rock
31. Hot Monster (1:07) from the movie Young Frankenstein featuring Madeline Kahn and Peter Boyle (1974)
32. 2 Big Pumpkins (2:42) by Elvira from 2 Big Pumpkins (2013) Rock
33. Psycho Goreman Meets the Parents/Freak Out (3:17) from the movie Psycho Goreman featuring Nita-Josse Hanna, Matthew Ninaber, Alexis Hancey, Adam Brookes (2020)
34. MIC BREAK: Visitors from Space (1:47) by Herman Stein from Themes of Classic Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films (1953) Classical
35. I Put a Spell on You (4:32) by Creedence Clearwater Revival from Creedence Clearwater Revival (1968) Americana Rock
36. Spooky (4:59) by the Atlanta Rhythm Section from Underdog (1979) Rock
37. Boom Stick! (1:43) from the movie Army of Darkness featuring Bruce Campbell (1992)
38. The Weeds Took Over the Town (2:18) by The Slow Poisoner from Fatal Floral Phonograph (2005) Psychedelic Rock
39. MIC BREAK: Dark Star (1:27) by John Carpenter from Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 (2017) Film Score
40. Welcome to Prime Time Bitch (0:24) from the movie A Nightmare of Elm Street part 3: Dream Warriors, featuring Robert Englund (1987)
41. 13 Nights of Halloween (3:56) by Elvira from 2 Big Pumpkins (2013) Rock


Episode #013: First Knight of Dungeons and Dragons
October 6, 2021 10:00pm

 

Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour
Episode #013: First Knight of Dungeons and Dragons
First Knight of Dungeons and Dragons

Welcome back fellow Alchemist and Confluxians. Going to get our inner geek on this week with a heavy dose of Dungeons and Dragons, both celebrating and poking fun at our fantasy laden idioms. Lots of ogres, orcs, knights and castles, dungeons, dragons, and of course, one ring to rule them all.
This is the first of my October Celebration Shows. Next two weeks will be an extended Halloween Party mix followed by the last show in October being just spooky music to scare the hell out of your trick or treaters.
Here’s this week’s set list.

1. 13 (0:52) by Anthrax from State of Euphoria (1988) Thrash Metal
2. Al Pacino Fungus (0:18) Howard Wallowitz from the Big Bang Theory TV Show
3. Black Blade (6:34) by Blue Öyster Cult from Cultosaurus Erectus (1980) Rock
4. Monsters (5:11) by Blue Öyster Cult from Cultosaurus Erectus (1980) Rock
5. MIC BREAK: Prologue (0:59) by Opeth from My Arms Your Hearse (1998) Death Metal
6. Games (0:15) by Brad Pitt from The 12 Monkeys (1995) Movie Quote
7. Spellbound (3:18) by Siouxsie and the Banshees (1981) Post Punk/Gothic Rock
8. Shield (6:06) by Deep Purple from The Book of Talisman (1968) Psychedelic Rock
9. Temple of the King (4:45) by Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow from Rainbow (1975) Rock
10. MIC BREAK: Building a Girl (1:00) by Frank Zappa from You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore Vol.2 (1974) Art Rock
11. Prince Albert and the Ring Council (3:20) SNL: Jack Black and Sarah Michelle Gellar interacting with Lord of the Rings Footage from Fellowship of the Rings
12. Explosivo (1:55) by Tenacious D from Tenacious D (2001) Comedy Rock
13. A Horse Called Golgotha (5:21) by Baroness from the Blue Record (2009) Stoner Metal
14. Ogre Battle (4:07) by Queen from Queen II (1974) Rock
15. You See an Ogre (0:11) by Sheldon Cooper from the Big Bang Theory TV Show
16. MIC BREAK: Thoughts for Naught (1:32) by Gong from The World of Daevid Allen and Gong Vol.2 (2006) Art Rock
17. Keys to the Castle (8:11) by Oh Sees from Orc (2017) Garage Psyche
18. Where Owls Know My Name (6:43) by Rivers of Nihil from Where Owls Know My Name (2018) Progressive Death Metal
19. You See A Dragon (0:16) by Sheldon Cooper and Howard Wallowitz from the Big Bang Theory TV Show
20. Where Dragons Dwell (6:54) by Gojira from From Mars to Sirius (2005) Eco Death Metal
21. MIC BREAK: Ararat (1:36) by White Willow from Signal to Noise (2006) Progressive Metal
22. Adam Shadowchild/Nerd Porn (0:42) by Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Bill Hader and Joe Lo Truglio from the film Paul (2011) Movie Quote
23. Sorceress (5:49) by Opeth from Sorceress (2016) Progressive Metal
24. The Enchanter (5:27) by Robert Plant and the Strange Sensation from Mighty ReArranger (2005) Rock
25. Lady Fantasy: Encounter/Smiles for You/Lady Fantasy (12:46) by Camel from Mirage (1974) Progressive Rock
26. Trilogy Argument (2:59) by Jeff Anderson, Trevor Frenchman and Kevin Weisman from the film Clerks II (2006) Movie Quote
27. MIC BREAK: The Message (1:08) by Styx from Pieces of Eight (1978) Progressive Rock
28. You Shall Not Pass (1:24) by Ian McKellan and Elijah Wood from the film Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (2001) Movie Quote
29. Rainbow Demon (4:24) by Uriah Heep from Demons and Wizards (1972) Progressive Rock
30. The Sails of Charon (4:23) by Scorpions from Taken By Force (1977) Heavy Metal
31. MIC BREAK: Takilya (feat Zack Wylde) (0:40) by Black Label Society from Kings of Damnation: Era 1998-2004 (feat. Zack Wylde) (2004) Heavy Metal
32. Xanadu (11:07) by Rush from A Farewell to Kings (1977) Classic Progressive Rock

Lyrics:

Black Blade-Blue Öyster Cult
I have this feeling that my luck is none too good
This sword here at my side don't act the way it should
Keeps calling me its master, but I feel like its slave
Hauling me faster and faster to an early, early grave
And it howls, it howls like hell
I'm told it's my duty to fight against the law
That wizardry's my trade and I was born to wade through gore
I just want to be a lover, not a red-eyed screaming ghoul
I wish it'd picked another to be its killing tool
Black blade! Black blade!
Forged a billion years ago
Black blade! Black blade!
Killing so its power can grow
There's death from the beginning to the end of time
And I'm the cosmic champion and I hold a mystic sign
And the whole world's dying and the burdens mine
And the black sword keeps on killing 'til the end of time
Black blade! Black blade!
Bringing chaos to the world we know
Black blade! Black blade!
And its using me to kill my friends
Black blade! Black blade!
Getting stronger so the world will end
Black blade! Black blade!
Forcing my mind to bend and bend
The black blade
Forged a million billion years ago
My cosmic sword goes on for eternity
Carving out destiny
Bringing in the lords of chaos
Bringing up the beasts of Hades
Sucking out the souls of heroes
Laying waste to knights and ladies
My master is my slave
Ha ha ah ha ah ha!
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: E Bloom / John Trivers / Michael Moorcock
Black Blade lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC


Monsters-Blue Öyster Cult
Keep going getting higher
New worlds waiting in the sky
To escape the feasting and the hunger
Not the monsters in our minds
We got our hands on this ship
And stowed away into the night
The four of us and Pasha dear
She to steer and we to fight
Federal rules and regulations
No more laughter left on earth
Outer space our one salvation
May god help us in our search
We went so fast that we grew younger
Put this ship on cruise control!
We all did our best with Pasha
But not as good as good ol' Joe
Love never should have entered
It was never in the plan
We were finally going to have her
And let Joe be damned
Monsters, monsters, monsters in the night
Monsters, monsters, monsters in black and white
Monsters, monsters, monsters out of control
Monsters, monsters, monsters when you're alone
Monsters, monsters, monsters feeding on themselves
Monsters, monsters on the road to hell
Joe awoke from a stupor
It was clear something was wrong
He rushed in and found us with her
And in his rage he aimed his gun
One shot and it was over
Pasha smiled and then was gone
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Bouchard
Monsters lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC


Spellbound-Siouxsie and the Banshees
From the cradle bars
Comes a beckoning voice
It sends you spinning
You have no choice
You hear laughter
Cracking through the walls
It sends you spinning
You have no choice
You hear laughter
Cracking through the walls
It sends you spinning
You have no choice
Following the footsteps
Of a rag doll dance
We are entranced
Spellbound
Following the footsteps
Of a rag doll dance
We are entranced
Spellbound
Spellbound
Spellbound, oh, oh, oh
Spellbound
Spellbound
Spellbound
Spellbound
And don't forget when your elders forget
To say their prayers
Take them by the legs
And throw them down the stairs
When you think your toys
Have gone berserk
And it's an illusion
You cannot shirk
You hear laughter
Cracking through the walls
It sends you spinning
You have no choice
Following the footsteps
Of a rag doll dance
We are entranced
Spellbound
Following the footsteps
Of a rag doll dance
We are entranced
Spellbound
Spellbound
Spellbound, oh, oh, oh
Spellbound
Spellbound
Spellbound
Spellbound
Spellbound
Following the footsteps
Of a rag doll dance
We are entranced
Following the footsteps
Of a rag doll dance
We are entranced
Entranced
Entranced
Tranced, tranced, tranced
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Jordan
Spellbound lyrics © Domino Publishing Co. Ltd., Chrysalis Music Ltd

Shield-Deep Purple
Mama plays a queen on the hill built on a dream
While the children play in the field
Papa smokes the pipe of a sweet and better life
But how strong is the shield?
Can peace be found on the carpet above ground
Where sky is forever blue
So let it pass baby now, the slow and riding cloud
Which may take me from you
Many things a man can lose
His self, his rights, his views
But never his heart or his love
So take this hand of mine and climb baby, climb
To the hill up above
Now you can play a queen on the hill built on a dream
While our children play in the field
I can smoke the pipe of a sweet and better life
And trust in the strength of the shield
So trust in you love, and Lucy of above
And let light pass like a wheel
Don't take the chance of life's hectic dance
Kiss the strength of the shield
The seeker will be found by the looker on the ground
And to his wish he will yield
Fate will have it's word, of course And time will change its course
And hold the strength of the shield
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Evans / Blackmore / Lord
The Temple of the King-Rainbow
One day in the year of the fox
Came a time remembered well
When the strong young man of the rising sun
Heard the tolling of the great black bell
One day in the year of the fox
When the bell began to ring
Meant the time had cometh for one to go
To the temple of the king
There in the middle of the circle he stands
Searching, seeking
With just one touch of his trembling hand
The answer will be found
Daylight waits while the old man sings
Heaven help me
And then like the rush of a thousand wings
It shines upon the one
And the day had just begun
One day in the year of the fox came a time remembered well
When the strong young man of the rising sun
Heard the tolling of the great black bell
One day in the year of the fox
When the bell began to sing
It meant the time had cometh for one to go
To the temple of the king
There in the middle of the people he stands
Seeing, feeling
With just a wave of a strong right hand
He's gone
To the temple of the king
Far from the circle at the edge of the world
He's hoping, wondering
Thinking back from the stories he's heard
Of what he's going to see
There in middle of the circle it lies
Heaven help me
Then all could see by the shine in his eyes
The answer had been found
Back with the people in the circle he stands
Giving, feeling
With just one touch of a strong right hand
They know
Of the temple and the king
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Ritchie Blackmore / Ronnie James Dio
The Temple of the King lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc
Explosivo-Tenacious D
Climb upon my faithful steed,
Then we gonna ride,
Gonna smoke some weed.
Climb upon my big-ass steed,
And ride, ride, ride.
Weeee-eee-eee-eeeee-eeeee-eee-eee-eeeee-eeeee-eeeee-eeeee,
What's the name of the song,
Explosivo!
Don't know what it's about,
But it's good to go.
What's the name of my girlfriend
I don't know,
But she's built like the shit
And she's good to go, go,
She's good to go,
She's good to go.
We are fuelled by Satan,
Yes we're schooled by Satan.
Fueled by Satan!
Writin' those tasty riffs
Just as fast as we can.
Schooled by Satan!
We were the inventors
Of the cosmic astral code.
We've come to blow you away,
We've come to blow your nose.
We've come to fuckin' blow,
We've come to blow the show.
We've come to fuckin' blow,
You know it, you know it!
Weeee-eee-eee-eeeee-eeeee-eee-eee-eeeee-eeeee-eeeee-eeeee,
What's the name of the song,
Explosivo!
Don't know what it's about
But it's good to riddle-ah!
I am not one of you. I come from an ancient time.
I am known as The Kicker of Elves. I am also known as The Angel Crusher!
Explosivo.
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Kyle Richard Gass / Thomas Jacob Black
Explosivo lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
A Horse Called Golgotha-Baroness
Call the boy
He's down the hallow
Cull the tide
Distill the rye
Now it's time for medication
Stallions on the eiderdown
The stained horizon
Ablaze with revolvers
Stampedes and bridles
Exorcise the family demons
Stallions on the eiderdown
The stained horizon
Of the dark rein and rider
The steed named Golgotha
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Allen Sean Blickle / John Dyer Jr. Baizley / Peter Todd Adams / Summer Ray Welch
A Horse Called Golgotha lyrics © Domino Publishing Company

Ogre Battle-Queen
Aaaahhh
Ah, ah, ah, ah
Ah, ah, ah, ah, aaahhh
Now, once upon a time, an old man told me a fable
When the piper is gone and the soup is cold on your table
And if the black crow flies to find a new destination
That is the sign
Come tonight
Come to the ogre site
Come to the ogre battle fight
He gives a great big cry and he can swallow up the ocean
With a mighty tongue, he catches flies and the palm of his hand incredible size
One great big eye has to focus in your direction
Now the battle is on, yeah, yeah, yeah
Come tonight
Come to the ogre site
Come to the ogre battle fight
Ah, ah, ah, ah, aaahhh
The ogre men are still inside, the two-way mirror mountain
You gotta keep down right out of sight
You can't see in, but they can see out
"Ooh, keep a lookout"
The ogre men are coming out from the two-way mirror mountain
They're running up behind, and they're coming all about
Can't go east, 'cause you gotta go south
Ogre men are going home
The great big fight is over
Bugle blow, let trumpet cry
Ogre battle lives forevermore, oh-oh-oh
You can come along
You can come along
Come to ogre battle
Ah, ah, ah, ah, aaahhh
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Freddie Mercury

Thoughts for Naught-Gong
If you want to fly,
If you want to become a star
A superhero
You could try the ascension of the great pyramid of life
Counting again and again from one to nine
Approaching and pushing away infinity, o sweet absurdity!
But if you prefer that old silly number zero
You'll become a master of doing nothing, being nothing
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Daevid Allen / Didier Malherbe / Gillian Smyth / Mike Howlett / Pierre Moerlen / Steve Hillage / Tim Blake
Thoughts for Naught lyrics © BMG Rights Management

Keys to the Castle-Thee Oh Sees
Artist: Thee Oh Sees
Album: Orc
This parade of candied people
Turns the bend in castle's steeple
Flood the tower with your body
Fling yourselves from upper belfry

Let's witness the whole occasion
Piles of bodies fill the garden
Smash the hedgerow with their plummet
Stop with panic, ugly banquet

Floating in the vile moat yeah
Crack their skulls upon the cobbles
Ringing home their lemming's message

Where Owls Know My Name
Where Owls Know My Name-Rivers of Nihil
And then I wished you away
I lost those memories
Of the days we weren't
Forsaken. Why don't we
Just relax our eyes
And fall into a dream
Let it take my mind
Where owls know my name
And it gets colder every day

Lost in eternity's grasp
Withdrawing further from what we have known
This mentality that we've built
It's breaking down

Still running away from it
You're still dreaming
Still hoping that there's something that may be worth seeking
You've wasted all that you have been given
Still hoping to find a way to make life worth living

Lost in eternity's grasp
We'll find no way to weather the storm
This mentality that we built
Is breaking down
All the same
Every path you take
You remain
Trapped within your shame

Go away far away
Separate from the shame

Lost in eternity's grasp
Withdrawing further from what we have known
This mentality that we've built
It's breaking down

I brought myself to this place
Where only owls would know me
This reality that I've built
Is an empty space

Where Dragons Dwell-Gojira
A deep voice is rising from the heart of the mountain
Vibrations of the stone I can hear in my heart
The call of instinct, the flight of the powerful
I hunger for it, it just keeps me alive
I met the dragon in a cave by the mountain
Now I bring the evidence the beast is alive
This ageless army will strike in the morning
And then a star will rise and shine in the sky
But I grow impatient, cannot stand the wait
And I start to dig within me this tunnel to I
In this region of me, a great dragon is lying
On the wealth of a mighty world, my own world inside
I saw, I saw monsters
And I, and I started, started to dig within
When I, when I turn my
Turn my back on them, they devour me
In this region of
Me, a dragon is lying there awake
Monster, monster kings, do
Do not scorn them, but do not fear them, no
Muster, muster thy army, army
Dragons are the myth alive
In the heart of men
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Joseph Duplantier / Mario Duplantier / Christian Andreu
Where Dragons Dwell lyrics © Editions Hurlantes

Sorceress-Opeth
I am a sinner and I worship evil
Blood is thinner, but you will never know
Can you confess that you thrive in chaos
You're a sorceress, and your eye is on the lost
But you're dying
It's in your eyes
You're a charlatan, you get everything you wish
You're a harlot, carry poison in your kiss
Beg forgiveness, with a dagger in your hand
Sow your death seed and reap the dying lands
But you're crying
It's only vice
Empty vessel drained of hope
And none the lesser at the end of a rope
Have you ever hated like I?
Know I still awaited the absence of lies
Watch your eager tongue
Attack me from behind
Riddle whispers, bleak futile control
Like a twin sister adapting to a role
You're a murderer, bloodlust increase
You're a harvester, come close to spread disease
And you're hiding
I hear you cry
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Mikael Lars Akerfeldt
Sorceress lyrics © Communion Music Ab

The Enchanter-Robert Plant & The Strange Sensation
She moves through the mountains and down to the sea
She sings in celebration with her piper for me
She's leading the man who's beating the drum
Love is all around her on the road to the sun
Round, round, moving me round
Round, round the air
She's lost in conversation with the birds of the air
She's trading information in a world without fear
She's fixing up a potion made of laughter and love
And I will follow the enchanter on the road to the sun
Round, round, moving me round
Round, round, round
Oh that the stars will light my way
Oh as my tides dance the ebb and sway
She's studying the planets and she's searching for signs
Her eyes promise mystery and her treasure to find
She's mixing my emotions it's so easily done
In a league with the enchanter on the road to the sun
Oh that the stars will light my way
Oh as my tides dance the ebb and sway
It's so very easily done
She moves through the mountains and down to the sea
She sings in celebration with her piper for free
She's leading the man who's beating the drum
And love is all around her on the road to the sun
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Robert Plant / Justin Adams / Clive Deamer / Liam Tyson / John Baggott

Rainbow Demon-Uriah Heep
There rides the rainbow demon
On his horse of crimson fire
Black shadows are following closely
On the heels of his desire
Ridin' on in the mist of morning
No one dared to stand in his way
Possessed by some distant calling
Riding on through night and day
Rainbow demon
Pick up your heart and run
Rainbow demon
Lives for his sword and his gun
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Ken Hensley
Rainbow Demon lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc
The Sails of Charon-Scorpions
Dark night, there is no light
In the realm of the black magic man
Soul's flight into the cold blight
Of the destroyer's magic land
Poor man, whose spirits are stronger
They're the ones who will reign
You're struggles are in vain
Blind man, you're suckin' your own blood
Soon black magic's dying
You'd better start crying
Blind man, you're suckin' your own blood
Soon black magic's dying
You'd better start crying
Throw out your evil desire
The dark king's kingdom is
Made out of mire
Throw out your evil desire
The dark king's kingdom is
Made out of mire
Keep on for the kingdom of light
There is no darkness, there is no night
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Uli John Roth
The Sails of Charon lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group




Rush, "Xanadu"
"To seek the sacred river Alph
To walk the caves of ice
To break my fast on honey dew
And drink the milk of paradise...."
I had heard the whispered tales
Of immortality
The deepest mystery
From an ancient book. I took a clue
I scaled the frozen mountain tops
Of eastern lands unknown
Time and Man alone
Searching for the lost--Xanadu
Xanadu--To stand within the Pleasure Dome
Decreed by Kubla Khan
To taste anew the fruits of life
The last immortal man
To find the sacred river Alph
To walk the caves of ice
Oh, I will dine on honeydew
And drink the milk of Paradise
A thousand years have come and gone
But Time has passed me by
Stars stopped in the sky
Frozen in the everlasting view
Waiting for the world to end
Weary of the night
Praying for the light
Prison of the lost--Xanadu
Xanadu--held within the Pleasure Dome
Decreed by Kubla Khan
To taste my bitter triumph
As a mad immortal man
Nevermore shall I return
Escape these caves of ice
For I have dined on honeydew
And drink the milk of Paradise
Music by Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson
Music by Neil Peart











Episode #012: Skatterbox Session #2
September 29, 2021 10:00pm

 

Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour
Episode #012: Skatterbox Session #2
Hello fellow Alchemists and Confluxians. Another Skatterbox Session (Number 2)
Humpty Dumpty gets a makeover and a foot up his ass. 60 tracks of whack!....ENJOY

1. Translation 2 (0:28) by Sex Mob from Dime Grind Palace (2003) Jazz
2. Blast/War Machine Dub (3:52) by Praxis from Transmutation (Mutatis Mutandis) (1992) Art Rock
3. “Get out of my chair” (0:04) by Brad Pitt from 12 Monkeys (1995) Movie Quote
4. Electromud (0:45) by Meat Puppets from Meat Puppets (1982) Punk
5. Bite the Bullet (1:38) by Motorhead from Ace of Spades (1980) Heavy Metal
6. “Catch you on the flipside” (0:02) by David Della Rocco from Boondock Saints (1999) Movie Quote
7. I Don’t Need Society (1:35) by D.R.I. from Skatin’ to Some F#^ked Up S@it (2001) Punk
8. “I’m not gonna play by their rules anymore” (0:03) by Bill Murray from Ground Hog’s Day (1993) Movie Quote
9. Metal Thrashing Mad (2:42) by Anthrax from Fistful of Metal (1984) Thrash Metal
10. Top 3 Bands (1:11) by Steven Yeun & Samara Weaving from Mayhem (2017) Movie Quote
11. Pantala Naga Pampa (0:41) by Dave Matthews Band from Before These Crowded Streets (1998) Rock
12. MIC BREAK: L’Oiseau de Feu (The Firebird Suite) III: Variations (Firebird) (1:21) by Igor Stravinksy & The Columbia Orchestra from Stravinksy Conducts Firebird Suite (1945 Version) (2000) Classical
13. Lovell (1:27) by Bent Knee form You Know What They Mean (2019) Art Rock
14. “Now I show you some trick or two” (0:05) Bolo Yeung from Bloodsport (1988) Movie Quote
15. Lermaninoff (0:05) by Primus from Primus and the Chocolate Factory (2014) Art Rock
16. Virus (5:40) by KMFDM from Virus (1989) Industrial Metal
17. Imitative Electromagnetic Deception (IED) / Digital Nonsecure Voice Terminal (DNVT) (0:22) by General Patton Vs. The X-Ecutioners (2005) Rap
18. CDC Psychologist & Derek (1:28) Dean Winters & Steven Yeun from Mayhem (2017) Movie Quote
19. Motherfucker (3:31) by Faith No More from Sol Invictus (2015) Heavy Metal
20. MIC BREAK: Bobo on the Corner (1:13) by The Beastie Boys from Ill Communication (1994) Rap
21. Danceoff (0:03) by Chris Pratt from Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Movie Quote
22. Bathtub Gin (4:29) by Phish from Lawnboy (1989) Alternative Rock
23. Do You Like to Eat a Cow (2:49) by Paul Leary from Born Stupid (2021) Alternative Rock
24. Not Jesus….Zeus (0:50) by Samuel L. Jackson & Bruce Willis from Die Hard with a Vengence (1995) Movie Quote
25. TNT (Rikki & The Rikatones) (2:10) by Batmobile from Batmobile is Dynamite (1990) Alternative Rock
26. Yo..Fucknuts…It’s Probing Time (0:06) by Seth Rogan from Paul (2011) Movie Quote
27. The Illinois Enema Bandit (8:05) by Frank Zappa from You Can’t Do That on Stage Anymore Vol. 6 (1992) Rock
28. Itchy Asshole (0:44) by Dane Cook from Retaliation: Need (2005) Comedy
29. The Grand Pecking Order (2:35) by Oysterhead from The Grand Pecking Order (2001) Art Rock
30. MIC BREAK: Outer Temple (1:09) by Gong from The World of Daevid Allen and Gong Vol. 2 (2006) Art Rock
31. Hangin’ Vacancy Signs (0:06) by Kurtwood Smith (Red Foreman) from That 70’s Show (1998) TV Show Quote
32. Gittn’ in that Ass (4:00) by Fishbone from Crazy Glue (2011) Alternative Rock
33. Vast Inventory (0:10) by Debra Jo Rupp (Kitty Foreman) from that 70’s Show (2001) TV Show Quote
34. Ass to the Iron (0:25) by M.I.R.V. from Feeding Time on Monkey Island (1998) Art Rock
35. Mama Frog (6:07) by Ambrosia from Ambrosia (1975) Progressive Rock
36. Harvesting Farts (0:26) by Seth Rogan and Simon Pegg from Paul (2011) Movie Quote
37. Fourth Announcements (0:54) by George Carlin from A Place for My Stuff (1981) Comedy
38. I Call My Baby Pussycat (5:09) by Funkadelic from America Eats Its Young (1972) R&B/Funk
39. This man has peed his pants (0:06) by Seth Rogan and Simon Pegg from Paul (2011) Movie Quote
40. Dinah-Moe-Humm (6:04) by Frank Zappa from Overnite Sensation (1973) Rock
41. MIC BREAK: Beat Box Guitar (5:08) by Adrian Belew from Side One (2005) Art Rock
42. Spider (3:54) by Ani DiFranco from Binary (2017) Alternative Folk
43. Monuments Burn Into Moments (0:22) by Porcupine Tree from Up the Downstair (1993) Psychedelic Rock
44. Vacant Lot (4:14) by Dengue Fever from The Deepest Lake (2014) Cambodian Psych Pop
45. Commute from Hell (0:08) by Christopher from Balls of Fury (2007) Movie Quote
46. Early in the Morning (2:49) by Elmore James from The Best of the Modern Years (1970) Blues
47. Glass (0:23) by King Missile from Happy Hour (1992) Indie Rock
48. MIC BREAK: Teahouse (1:05) by Juno Reactor featuring Gocoo from the Original Film Soundtrack to The Matrix Reloaded (2003) Industrial
49. Battles (1:38) by Peter Banks & Phil Collins from Two Sides of Peter Banks (1973) Jazz Fusion
50. Man at C&A (3:38) by The Specials from More Specials (1980) Ska
51. Tears in the Rain (3:27) by Rutger Haur and Harrison Ford from Blade Runner (1982) Movie Quote
52. Where is Harrison Ford (3:32) by Altered State from Dos (1993) Alternate Rock
53. Switchboard Operator Gonna Marry Trump (0:27) Wanda Shepard and John Turley from Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995) Movie Quote
54. Funk You Muthafunka (3:19) by Ghost Note from Ghost Note-swagism (2018) Jazz/Funk
55. Capture Us and Arrested Me (0:20) Bruce Willis and Madeleine Stowe (1995) Movie Quote
56. Meanwhile, Rick James (3:57) by Cake from Comfort Eagle (2001) Alternative Rock
57. Smoking Cigarettes and Watching Captain Kangeroo (0:11) by Bruce Willis from Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995) Movie Quote
58. Flowers on the Wall (2:25) by The Statler Brothers from Pulp Fiction Movie Soundtrack (1966) Folk
59. MIC BREAK: Pixiland Rag (1:17) by Chick Corea from The Leprechaun (1976) Jazz
60. Osidea 9 (3:31) by OSI from Free (2006) Progressive Metal


Episode #011: Origin Story
September 22, 2021 10:00pm

 

Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour
Episode #011: Origin Story
Hello fellow Alchemists and Confluxians. Welcome to my Origin Story. The early days that fed and nourished this psycho obsessive connection to music and radio. I’ll reveal what makes me tick.
So, throughout the show I shared several insights to my persona, but unintentionally left a few choice details out. You will find them noted where they were supposed to happen in the show during the mic breaks. Much of the first half of the show refers to the first record I ever owned, K-Tel’s “The Rock Album”. This show features 11 of the 14 tracks on that record. The three omitted were by Toto, Robert Palmer and The Baby’s, mostly to make room for other bands and tracks that led to my further enrichment (twisting and corrupting).

Set list:
• Intro: Petrushka Suite: 1 The Shrove-tide Fair (0:50) by Columbia Symphony Orchestra & Igor Stravinsky from Stravinsky Conducts Firebird Suite (1945 Version) & Petrushka Suite (1945 Revised Version) (2000) Classical
• Radio Ad: KTel. The Rock Album (0:30)
• Don’t Bring Me Down (4:03) by the Electric Light Orchestra from Discover (1979) Rock Album (1980) Rock
• Dirty White Boy (3:39) by Foreigner from Head Games (1979) The Rock Album (1980) Rock
• Two Tickets to Paradise (3:58) by Eddie Money from Eddie Money (1977) The Rock Album (1980) Rock
o MIC BREAK: My Dad’s music influenced me much later. Basically his entire collection was Classical….and Dwayne Eddy Records….something odd to throw off perceptions. My mom was definitely influenced by Disco, she had the Bee Gees, Abba, KC and the Sunshine Band, the toxic warbling vibrato of Johnny Mathis, and the unforgivable Barry “Fucking” Manilo. She was also a huge Elvis fan…Hail to the King. Lou Rawls and Dionne Warwick were also pretty cool to me even then, but she really only had one rock band in her collection that gave me the same feeling as my one lonely compilation, and that was Chicago. That got my attention. If fit the mold with THAT ONE RECORD.
o Sound bed during Mic Break: Petrushka Suite: VI Grand Carnival (1:11) by Columbia Symphony Orchestra & Igor Stravinsky from Stravinsky Conducts Firebird Suite (1945 Version) & Petrushka Suite (1945 Revised Version) (2000) Classical
• 25 or 6 to 4 (5:00) by Chicago from Chicago II (1970) Rock
• Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’ (3:51) by Journey from Evolution (1979) The Rock Album (1980) Rock
• More Than a Feeling (4:45) by Boston from Boston (1976) The Rock Album (1980)
• Dream Police (3:54) by Cheap Trick from Dream Police (1978) The Rock Album (1980) Rock
o Mic Break: I mentioned that I would be playing a song with Ross Valory and how cool that connection to the first band I ever obsessed over. Journey has been replaced many times over by other styles of music, never mind different rock bands, but the nostalgia factor was pretty cool. Happy to report that Ross is one easy to relate to person with no rock star hang ups or pretentions. I didn’t gab up much of his time, we talked for a few minutes on boutique pedals as it seems we both are into that kind of thing even as bass players. Fun stuff. It was nothing fancy, just a back yard BBQ with some dudes playing music on wood pallet stage with a canvas canopy. I sat in and sang Born Under a Bad Sign. Glad for the experience but it’s not like some great live long dream was realized.
o The sound bed also connects to another passion that I acquired from my father which is Science Fiction and Horror. My dad had an immense collection of books from classic to modern. Edgar Allan Poe was one of the ones I read. The sound bed is a tribute to that gift.
o Sound Bed: The Fall of the House of Usher: Intermezzo (1:00) by The Alan Parsons Project from Tales of Mystery and Imagination-Edgar Allan Poe
• Renegade (4:17) by Styx from Pieces of Eight (1978) The Rock Album (1980) Rock
• Something’s on the Move (4:27) by Jethro Tull from Stormwatch (1979) The Rock Album (1980) Rock
• Too Rolling Stoned (7:32) by Robin Trower from Bridge of Sighs (1974) The Rock Album (1980) had a shortened version of this song. That was a delightful discovery, but I did feel cheated in retrospect. Rock
• (Don’t Fear) The Reaper (5:10) by Blue Oyster Cult from Agents of Fortune (1976) The Rock Album (1980) Rock. NOTE: The Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame is a Joke. They have overlooked this band and let far less notable acts with less impressive resumes walk in and continue to snub BoC. . Fuck Them and the horse they rode in on.
o MIC BREAK: One little piece of the story was that the Boy Scout trip was a snow trip and that I built and slept in my very own igloo. No fooling. You can see why the lyrics had that extra connection that drew me in.
o Music Bed: Twisted Nerve (1:28) by Bernard Herman from the Soundtrack to Kill Bill (1968) Jazz
• It’s the Dr. Demento Show: Intro (0:24)
• The Yellow Snow Suite: Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow/Nanook Rubs It/St. Alfonzo’s Pancake Breakfast/Father O’Blivion (10:48) by Frank Zappa from Apostrophe (1974) Art Rock
• Rice Krispies (2:35) by George Carlin from A Place for My Stuff (1981) Comedy
• Dennis Erectus Montage (1:15) Source Unknown
• The Stroke (3:38) by Billy Squier from Don’t Say No (1981) Rock
• Barracuda (4:21) by Heart from Little Queen (1977) Rock
o MIC BREAK: Radio personalities like Dennis Erectus and Greg Stone along with Westwood One programs were a key influence. My brother and I shared a room growing up we experienced all this together. As my vinyl collection grew, he was a bit of a terror on that as he loved the music but didn’t have the same adoration of the medium as I did…consequently, albums ended up in wrong sleeves, sitting loose in piles….little brothers…..what can you say.
o Sound bed during Mic Break: Petrushka Suite: VIII Dance of the Peasant and Bear (1:15) by Columbia Symphony Orchestra & Igor Stravinsky from Stravinsky Conducts Firebird Suite (1945 Version) & Petrushka Suite (1945 Revised Version) (2000) Classical
• Greg Stone Show Intro (0.11)
• Tom Sawyer (4:34) by Rush from Moving Pictures (1981) Progressive Rock
• Hurts So Good (3:39) by John Cougar from American Fool (1982) Rock
• Custard Pie (4:15) by Led Zeppelin from Physical Graffiti (1975) Rock
• Highway to Hell (3:28) by AC/DC from Highway to Hell (1979) Rock RIP Bon Scott
o MIC BREAK: The first two concerts I attended were Ozzy’s Bark at the Moon Tour with Slade opening. Slade’s violinist had a roll of TP bounce off his head during a solo which my brother and father and I found hilarious. Second show was DIO with Y&T and Dokken. Definately a shred fest and indicative of the time period.
o King Crimson took me backward through early Classic and Progressive Rock and into Jazz Fusion, it also opened me up to non-heavy metal music which I am glad for
o Slayer came home on a cassette with Exodus Bonded by Blood on one side, and Slayer Show No Mercy on the other. Ironically it was a church run summer camp…go figure. Thrash Metal would have a heavy impact on both my brother and I going forward. The combination of these two avenues has allowed me to continuously explore the more extreme realms of music…..and by today’s standards seems quite tame to me.
o Sound bed during Mic Break: Petrushka Suite: IX Dance of the Gypsy Girls (1:08) by Columbia Symphony Orchestra & Igor Stravinsky from Stravinsky Conducts Firebird Suite (1945 Version) & Petrushka Suite (1945 Revised Version) (2000) Classical
• Bark at the Moon (4:17) by Ozzy Osbourne from Bark at the Moon (1983) Heavy Metal
• Stand Up and Shout (3:18) by Dio from Rainbow in the Dark (1983) Heavy Metal
• Fifth Announcements (0:26) by George Carlin from A Place for My Stuff (1981) Comedy
• Elephant Talk (4:43) by King Crimson from Discipline (1981) Progressive/Art Rock
• Evil Has No Boundaries (3:09) by Slayer from Show No Mercy (1983)
o MIC BREAK: The last track is still very important to me and always has been for various reasons throughout the years. At first just the musical genius of the song, the depth of the lyrics. The album carried me through my first REAL breakup when I was in college. And several years my brother and I had this us vs. the world and it was echoed in the show Supernatural which was about two bothers taking on the evils of the world….would always end the season with The Road So Far montage of that season to Carry on Wayward Son. So in a lot of ways I connect with brother on this song. Rest in Peace my brother Glenn: 4/4/1972 to 6/26/2018. Love.
o Sound bed during Mic Break: L'Oiseau de Feu (The Firebird Suite) Pantomime I & III (1:27) by Columbia Symphony Orchestra & Igor Stravinsky from Stravinsky Conducts Firebird Suite (1945 Version) & Petrushka Suite (1945 Revised Version) (2000) Classical
• Carry on Wayward Son (5:24) by Kansas from Leftoverture (1976) The Rock Album*Short Version* (1980) Progressive Rock
• Polka Outro (0:07) by M.I.R.V. from Dancing Naked in a Minefield (2000) Just because.


Episode #010: A.P. Alchemy Session #2
September 15, 2021 10:00pm

 

Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour
Episode #010: A.P. Alchemy Session #2
Hello fellow Confluxians! I’ve made it to episode #10. Woohoo!! Another A.P. Alchemy session where I bring you a short list of long songs….with an even shorter list of short songs that act as sound beds for me to talk over. I introduced something during the middle of the set where I posted the lyrics of the songs. That will now be part of the blog set list. Having something to read while you listen can be fun…like liner notes…..remember those.
Tune in next week for my ORIGIN STORY….yes…how I got to be as strange as I am has beginning….but for now. This week’s set list. Lyrical content will be below the set list.

1. Third Eye (13:47) by Tool from Aenima (1996) Progressive Metal
2. Mic Break: MK2 (0:53) by Radiohead from In Rainbows (2007) Electronica
3. The Death of Coyote Woman (8:12) by All The Witches from Lightning at the Door (2013) Stoner Blues Rock
4. Mic Break: Station II (0:47) by Paul McCartney from Egypt Station (2018) Rock
5. Home Invasion/Regret #9 (11:30) by Steven Wilson from Hand.Cannot.Erase. (2015) Progressive Metal
6. In the Shadows of Our Pale Companion (14:45) by Agalloch from The Mantle (2002) Death Metal
7. Mic Break: Away (1:28) by Múm from Summer Make Good (2004) Indie Rock
8. Change (15:59) by Oingo Boingo from Boingo (1994) Rock
9. Mic Break: Untitled (0:53) by Fugazi from The Argument
10. Thoughts Under a Dark Blue Light (16:33) by Sun Ra from The Lost Sun Ra Albums (Disc 1: Cymbals) (1973) Jazz
11. The Struggle to Survive (9:32) by Riverside from Wasteland (2018) Progressive Metal
12. Mic Break: Gold Distance (1:02) by Between the Buried and Me from Automata ! (2018) Progressive Metal
13. Separate Realities (11:27) by Trioscapes from Separate Realities (2012) Jazz Fusion
14. Mic Break: Spöksonat (0:56) by Ghost from Meliora (2015) Metal
15. Desolation Row (11:24) by Bob Dylan from Highway 61 Revisited (1965) Classic Folk Rock)


Lyrics: Third Eye
See, I think drugs have done some good things for us, I really do
And if you don't believe drugs have done good things for us
Do me a favor:
Go home tonight and take all your albums
All your tapes, and all your CD's and burn em'
'Cause you know what? the musicians who've made
All that great music that's enhanced your lives throughout the years
Were Real fuckin' high on drugs."
Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to aslow vibration
That we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively
There is no such thing as death
Life is only a dream
And we are the imagination of ourselves
Here's Tom with the weather."
It's not a war on drugs, it's a war on personal freedom
Keep that in mind at all times." (Credit Bill Hicks with Comedy Routine….RIP Bill)
Dreaming of
That face again
It's bright and blue
And shimmering
Grinning wide
And comforting me with it's three warm and wild eyes
On my back
And tumbling
Down that hole
And back again (back again)
Rising up
And wiping the webs and the dew from my withered eye
In
Out
In
Out
A child's rhyme stuck in my head
It said that life is but a dream
I've spent so many years in question
To find I've known this all along
"So good to see you
I've missed you so much
So glad it's over
I've missed you so much
Came out to watch you play
Why are you running away?
Came out to watch you play
Why are you running?
Shroud-ing all the ground around me
Is this holy crow above me
Black as holes within a memory
And blue as our new second sun
I stick my hand into his shadow
To pull the pieces from the sand
Which I attempt to reassemble
To see just who I might have been
I do not recognize the vessel
But the eyes seem so familiar
Like phosphorescent desert buttons
Singing one familiar song
So good to see you
I've missed you so much
So glad it's over
I've missed you so much
Came out to watch you play
Why are you running away?
Came out to watch you play
Why are you running away?
Prying open my third eye
Prying open my third eye
Prying open my third eye
Prying open my third eye
So good to see you once again
I thought that you were hiding
And you thought that I had run away
Chasing the tail of dogma
I opened my eye
I opened my eye
I opened my eye
I opened my eye
I opened my eye
I opened my eye
I opened my eye and there we were
So good to see you once again
I thought that you were hiding from me
And you thought that I had run away
Chasing a trail of smoke and reason
Prying open my third eye
Prying open my third eye
Prying open my third eye
Prying open my third eye
Prying open my third eye
Prying open my third eye
Prying open my third eye
Prying open my third eye
Prying open my third eye
Prying open my third eye
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Keenan Maynard James / Jones Adam Thomas / Carey Daniel Edwin / Chancellor Justin Gunner
Third Eye lyrics © Bmg Gold Songs, Emi Virgin Music Inc., Toolshed Music

Lyrics: Death of Coyote Woman
How have I been chased for so long
So long, so long
Every time heart beats I've grown strong
Grown strong, grown strong
All these things are brought up to me
Head on, bright on
All these things are brought up to me
Bright on, bright on
Bright on.
How have I been chased for so long
So long, so long
Every time heart beats, I've grown strong
Grown strong, grown strong
All these things are brought up to me
Bright on, bright on
All these things are brought up to me
Bright on, bright on
Bright on.
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: James Robert Staebler / Allan Barret Van Cleave / Benjamin Mcleod / Charles Michael Parks
Lyrics: Home Invasion/Regret #9
Download sex and download God.
Download the funds to meet the cost.
Download a dream home and a wife.
Download the ocean and the sky.

Another day of life has passed me by.
But I have lost all faith in what's outside.
They only are the stars across the sky
And the wreckage of the night.

Download love and download war.
Download the shit you didn't want.
Download the things that make you MAD.
Download the life you wish you had.

Another day of life has passed me by.
But I have lost all faith in what's outside.
They only are the stars across the sky
And the wreckage of the night.

Writer(s): Steven John Wilson

Lyrics: In the Shadow of Our Pale Companion
Through vast valleys I wonder
To the highest peaks
On pathways through a wild forgotten landscape
In search of God, in spite of man
'Til the lost forsaken endless
This is where I choose to tread
Fall. so shall we fall into nihil?
The nothingness that we feel in the arms of the pale
In the shadow of the grim companion who walks with us
Here is the landscape
Here is the sun
Here in the balance of the earth
Where is the god?
Has he fallen and abandoned us?
As I'm stalked by the shadow of death's hand
The fire in my heart is forged across the land
Here at the edge of this world
Here I gaze at a pantheon of oak
A citadel of stone
If this grand panorama before me is what you call God
Then God is not dead
I walked down to a river and sat in reflection of what had to be done
An offering of crimson flowed into the water below
A wound of spirit from which it floated and faded away
Like every hope I've ever had
Like every dream I've ever known
It washed away in a tide of longing, a longing for a better world
From my will, my throat, to the river, and into the sea
Wash away
Fade away
Here is the landscape
Here is the sun
Here at the edge of the earth
Where is the god?
Has he fallen to ruin?
As I'm stalked by the shadow of death's hand
My heathen pride is scarred across the land
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: John Haughm

Lyrics: Change
Don't you ever wonder why, nothing ever seems to change
If it does it's for the worse, seems it's just a modern curse
Sometimes when I take a peek outside of my little cage,
Everyone looks so asleep, will they die before they wake
And, hey. . . Don't you know? We're just products of our time and Hey . . .
What d'ya say? Show me yours, I'll show you mine
Better dumb and happy than smart and without any friends
Better cute and better loud, better join up with the crowd
Keep up or be left behind, there's a dust storm in my mind
Seems I can't see straight these days, doesn't matter anyway
Hey . . . Don't you know? We're just products of our times and
Hey, what d'ya say? Show me yours, I'll show you mine
Hey, what d'ya say? Hey, what d'ya say? Please don't ever -
Oh God, here's that question now. The one that makes me go insane
I'd gladly tear my heart out if you never, never, never, never change
Do you want to change? Do you want to change right now?
Do you want to change . . . I like my stupid life, just the way it is
And I wouldn't even change it for a thousand flying pigs
And I like you just the way you are, I like your face just the way it is
And I wouldn't even change it for a herd of screaming kids
And I like you just the way you are, I like you though you may not like me back
I would dazzle you with brilliance, if I only had the knack
'Cause I like you just the way you are, I like this life just the way it is
And the castles all around me, have been melting now for years
And it kills my brain to think of all the time I wasted here
All the efforts, sweat, and broken hearts, the screaming and the tears
And I'm dreaming again . . . Floating in a pool of mud
Try to get back where I was and I don't really care
Got a little talking to, by the mirror in my room, and I don't really care . . .
Whispering voices from the dead, come from underneath my bed
And I don't really care . . .
I like my stupid life just the way it is
And the chaos that surrounds me like a flock of screaming pigs
And it hurts my brain to think of all the stupid things I've said
And if I could change the future I would change the past instead
And I'm dreaming again . . . and I'm dreaming again . . .
Baby - sometimes I worry about you
Sometimes you're so far away, tell me what to do
I say, Baby . . . sometimes I worry about you
Sometimes I just can't believe everything you do
I say, Baby . . . sometimes I worry about you
Every day I feel the same, don't you feel it too
I say, Baby . . . sometimes I worry about me
Seems I'm falling down a lot, in between the scenes
I say, Baby . . . sometimes I worry about me
Getting harder all the time, harder now to see
I say, Baby . . . sometimes I worry about me
Light another cigarette, have another dream
It's the same thing every day, nothing ever seems to change and I . . .
Do you really want to change?
Testaments and growing pains. Tranquilizers for the soul.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained - evolution's cruelest joke
Why is everyone upset? I once knew but I forget. Something happened,
Something strange, something it appears has changed
Hey . . . Don't you know? We're just products of our times
And hey, what d'ya say? Show me yours, I'll show you mine
Hey, what d'ya say? Hey, what d'ya say? Please don't ever -
Oh God, here's that question now, the one that makes me go insane
I'd gladly tear my heart out if you never, never, never, never change
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Daniel Elfman
Change lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics: Desolation Row
They're selling postcards of the hanging, they're painting the passports brown
The beauty parlor is filled with sailors, the circus is in town
Here comes the blind commissioner, they've got him in a trance
One hand is tied to the tight-rope walker, the other is in his pants
And the riot squad they're restless, they need somewhere to go
As Lady and I look out tonight, from Desolation Row
Cinderella, she seems so easy, "It takes one to know one, " she smiles
And puts her hands in her back pockets Bette Davis style
And in comes Romeo, he's moaning. "You Belong to Me I Believe"
And someone says, "You're in the wrong place, my friend, you'd better leave"
And the only sound that's left after the ambulances go
Is Cinderella sweeping up on Desolation Row
Now the moon is almost hidden, the stars are beginning to hide
The fortune telling lady has even taken all her things inside
All except for Cain and Abel and the hunchback of Notre Dame
Everybody is making love or else expecting rain
And the Good Samaritan, he's dressing, he's getting ready for the show
He's going to the carnival tonight on Desolation Row
Ophelia, she's 'neath the window for her I feel so afraid
On her twenty-second birthday she already is an old maid
To her, death is quite romantic she wears an iron vest
Her profession's her religion, her sin is her lifelessness
And though her eyes are fixed upon Noah's great rainbow
She spends her time peeking into Desolation Row
Einstein, disguised as Robin Hood with his memories in a trunk
Passed this way an hour ago with his friend, a jealous monk
Now he looked so immaculately frightful as he bummed a cigarette
And he when off sniffing drainpipes and reciting the alphabet
You would not think to look at him, but he was famous long ago
For playing the electric violin on Desolation Row
Dr. Filth, he keeps his world inside of a leather cup
But all his sexless patients, they're trying to blow it up
Now his nurse, some local loser, she's in charge of the cyanide hole
And she also keeps the cards that read, "Have Mercy on His Soul"
They all play on the penny whistles, you can hear them blow
If you lean your head out far enough from Desolation Row
Across the street they've nailed the curtains, they're getting ready for the feast
The Phantom of the Opera in a perfect image of a priest
They are spoon feeding Casanova to get him to feel more assured
Then they'll kill him with self-confidence after poisoning him with words
And the Phantom's shouting to skinny girls, "Get outta here if you don't know"
Casanova is just being punished for going to Desolation Row"
At midnight all the agents and the superhuman crew
Come out and round up everyone that knows more than they do
Then they bring them to the factory where the heart-attack machine
Is strapped across their shoulders and then the kerosene
Is brought down from the castles by insurance men who go
Check to see that nobody is escaping to Desolation Row
Praise be to Nero's Neptune, the Titanic sails at dawn
Everybody's shouting, "Which side are you on?!"
And Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot fighting in the captain's tower
While calypso singers laugh at them and fishermen hold flowers
Between the windows of the sea where lovely mermaids flow
And nobody has to think too much about Desolation Row
Yes, I received your letter yesterday, about the time the doorknob broke
When you asked me how I was doing, was that some kind of joke
All these people that you mention, yes, I know them, they're quite lame
I had to rearrange their faces and give them all another name
Right now, I can't read too good, don't send me no more letters no
Not unless you mail them from Desolation Row
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Bob Dylan
Desolation Row lyrics © Songtrust Ave, Universal Music Publishing Group





Episode #009: Skatter Box Sessions: Vol. 1
September 8, 2021 10:00pm

 

Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour
Episode #009: Skatter Box Sessions: Vol. 1
Welcome back fellow Confluxians. The Alchemist here to guide you through another wild ride. Tonight’s show is called a Skatterbox Session. The first of many. This features mostly shorter cuts blended with movie scenes and other recorded materials assembled together like pieces of broken glass to form a mosaic of audio delight. Some apologies in order as the Mic setting had me sounding very very far away for the first half of the show…..this set list below will help with that as you listen to the podcast.

Set List
1. Second Announcements (1:09) by George Carlin from A Place For My Stuff (1981) Comedy
2. Mic Break Intro: Lude (0:48) by Lettuce from Crush (2015) Jazz/Funk
3. Bornlivedie (1:46) by Porcupine Tree from Signify (1996) Progressive Rock
4. In the Age of the Consecrated Vampire We All Get High (2:16) by Rob Zombie from The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser (2016) Metal
5. Ampersand (4:23) by Adrian Belew from Side One (featuring Les Claypool and Danny Carey) (2005) Art Rock
6. Public Witness Program (2:05) by Fugazi from In On the Kill Taker (1993) Punk
7. Mic Break #1: Interlude 1 (1:38) by Maudlin of the Well from Bath (2001) Art Rock
8. Jibble Jabble (1:53) by Ghost-Note from Ghost-Noteswagism (2018) Jazz/Funk
9. Don’t Rhyme No Mo (3:45) by The Free Association from David Holmes Presents The Free Association (2003) Electronica/Rap
10. Fire in the Hotel 0400 Hours (2:14) by General Patton Vs. The X-Ecutioners from Joint Special Operations Task Force (2005) Electronica/Rap
11. Old Mary (2:53) by The Dead Weather from Sea of Cowards (2010) Alternative Blues Rock
12. Mic Break #2: Lude (0:32) by Lettuce from Crush (2015) Jazz/Funk
13. Laputa (2:26) by Hiatus Kaiyote from Choose Your Weapon (2015) Jazz/Funk
14. Finest People (0:05) from the movie Braveheart (1995)
15. I Want You So Hard (Boy’s Bad News) (2:22) by The Eagles of Death Metal from Death by Sexy (2006) Punk
16. London (0:14) from the movie Snatch (2000)
17. London Calling (3:20) by the Clash from London Calling (1979) Punk
18. Race Car Ya Yas (1:21) by Cake from Fashion Nugget (1996) Alternative Rock
19. Fat Drunk & Stupid (0:05) from the movie Animal House (1978)
20. Alcohol (3:20) by The Butthole Surfers from Independent Worm Saloon (1993) Indie Rock/Punk
21. Crazy People (0:13) from the movie The12 Monkeys (1995)
22. Crazy Glue (3:58) by Fishbone from Crazy Glue (2011) Ska/Rock/Metal/Blues/Jazz
23. Words of Advice (4:01) by Material from Hallucination Engine (featuring William S. Burroughs spoken word) (1993) Jazz
24. I Killed Your Cat (0:15) from the movie Boon Dock Saints (1999)
25. Cat Food (4:54) by King Crimson from In the Wake of Poseidon (1970) Progressive Rock
26. Mic Break #3: Craniac Trilogy, Pt. 3: The Implant (2:16) by Vital Information from Where We Come From (1998) Jazz
27. Golem II: The Bionic Vapor Boy (3:34) by Mr. Bungle from California (1999) Art Rock
28. Bastard (0:23) from the TV series Game of Thrones (2011)
29. The Kraken (3:57) by The Squirrel Nut Zippers from Perennial Favorites (1998) Swing Jazz
30. A Shot in the Dark (3:13) by John Zorn from Naked City (1990) Jazz
31. Fuck (0.15) from the movie Boon Dock Saints (1999)
32. Heartworm (1:57) by Oh Sees from Face Stabber (2019) Garage Psyche
33. Intermission with Bob C. Cock (1:57) by M.I.R.V. from Dancing Naked in a Minefield (2000) Art Rock
34. Mic Break #4: Interlude 2 (2:13) by Maudlin of the Well from Bath (2001) Art Rock
35. Little Acorns (4:09) by The White Stripes from Elephant (2003) Alternative Rock
36. Squirrel Song (2:39) by Shellac from 1000 Hurts (2000) Indie Rock
37. Eyes of the Squirrel (5:32) by Primus from Green Naugahyde (2011) Alternative Rock
38. Seventh Announcements (0:16) by George Carlin from A Place For My Stuff (1981) Comedy
39. Mic Break #5: Castle in the Clouds (1:13) by Gong from The World of Daevid Allen and Gong Vol. 2 (2006-compliation) Progressive Rock/Jazz Fusion
40. Latin Simone (Que Pasa Contigo) (3:37) by Gorillaz from Gorillaz (2001) Indie Rock
41. Things Happen (4:22) by Coil from Love’s Secret Domain (1991) Electronica
42. Sex Slave (0:13) from the movie Balls of Fury (2007)
43. Baby, Take Your Teeth Out (1:54) by Frank Zappa from Them or Us (1984) Art Rock
44. Toothless and Grey (3:17) by Skankin’ Pickle from Skankin’ Pickle Fever (1997) Ska/Punk
45. Mic Break #6: Lude 3 (0:46) by Lettuce from Crush (2015) Jazz/Funk
46. TV (0:09) from the movie The 12 Monkeys (1995)
47. Commercial (3:44) by Bent Knee from Say So (2016) Art Rock
48. Moron TV (4:38) by Primus from Green Naugahyde (2011) Alternative Rock
49. Fitter Happier (1:57) by Radiohead from OK Computer (1997) Electronica
50. Lack of Faith (0:04) from the movie Star Wars IV: A New Hope (1977)
51. South of Heaven (4:52) by The String Quartet Tribute to Slayer from The Death Angel Remains (2006) Classical
52. Electro Shock Therapy/SPUD Beer AD (1:00) by the SNL Ensemble (1975)
53. Mic Break #7: Craniac Trilogy, Pt. 2: The Extraction (1:07) by Vital Information from Where We Come From (1998) Jazz
54. Wash Me in the Water (3:36) by Jamie N. Commons from Rumble & Sway (3:36) Gospel Rock


Episode #008: Absinthe of Mind
September 1, 2021 10:00pm

 

Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour
Episode #008: Absinthe of Mind
Hello fellow Confluxians. This week’s Alchemy involves that little green liquor from France with that licorice flavor and head warbling effect. The music within reflects that, so you can now responsibly trip out. First few minutes hit tech issues, so the show really starts from this set list.
1. Eyeball Kid (4:26) by Tom Waits from Mule Variations (1999) Alternative Rock
2. Astronaut Love Triangle (4:53) by Charlie Hunter from Baboon Strength (2008) Jazz
3. Love Is to Die (4:52) by Warpaint from Warpaint (2014) Shoegazer Rock
4. (Mic Break 1) Penny (1:12) by Odd Logic from Penny For Your Thoughts (2017) Progressive Metal
5. How Soon Is Now? (6:47) by The Smiths from Meat is Murder (1985) Rock
6. Flow Motion (10:03) by Can from Flow Motion (1976) Art Rock
7. Flesh Canoe (3:44) by Animal Collective from Feels (2005) Indie Rock
8. Scarecrow People (4:13) by XTC from Oranges & Lemons (1989) Rock
9. (Mic Break 2) Strange Aeons (0:55) by Anthropia from Non-Euclidean Spaces (2015) Progressive Rock
10. I’m But a Wave to…..(5:28) by Cynic from Focus (1993) Progressive Death Metal
11. The Island of Our Dreams (5:14) by The Legendary Pink Dots from Your Children Placate You From Premature Graves (2006) Art Rock
12. (Mic Break 3) Intermission (0:56) by Tool from Aenima (1996) Progressive Metal
13. Nocturne (4:03) by Medeski, Martin, & Wood from Combustication (1998) Jazz
14. Applebite (5:10) by Soundgarden from Down on the Upside (1996) Alternative Rock
15. (Mic Break 4) Prelude to a Kiss (1:25) by Toshi Isheda from Full On! (1998) Rock
16. Only Child (4:24) by Steven Wilson from Insurgentes (2009) Progressive Rock
17. A Thousand Shapes of Change (3:54) by Tommy Guerrero from Sunshine Radio (2021) Indie Rock
18. (Mic Break 5) Lo Potz (1:12) by Poil from Sus (2019) Alternative Rock
19. Arc of an Ilk (6:36) by The Mercury Tree from Spidermilk (2019) Art Rock
20. Ode to Viceroy (3:54) by Mac DeMarco from 2 (2012) Indie Rock
21. Sway (4:43) by The Mermen from The Amazing California Health and Happiness Road Show (2000) Surf Rock
22. (Mic Break 6) Tessitura (1:06) by Animals as Leaders from Animals as Leaders (2000) Djent
23. Collapse (3:52) by Baroness from Yellow & Green (2012) Metal
24. Windowpane (6:11) by Coil from Love’s Secret Domain (1991) Experimental Rock
25. Sad Fuzz (3:01) by Ty Segall from Melted (2010)
26. (Final Mic Break) Magick Mother Invocation (1:10) by Gong from The World of Daevid Allen and Gong, Vol. 2 (2006) Jazz Rock
27. With Twilight As My Guide (7:52) by The Mars Volta from Octahedron (2009) Progressive Metal


Episode #007: The Mute Aunts Vol. 1
August 25, 2021 10:00pm

 

Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour
Episode #007: The Mute Aunts Vol. 1
Welcome fellow Confulxians, the Alchemist here…..that’s a word now….if you listen, you are a Confluxian. Which means your spirit is in harmony with the abundant sonic cerebral flow of the universe.

Tonight’s aural concoction is called the Mute Aunts….Vol. 1. I have a lot of instrumental music in many styles, so I will revisit this theme often. This show is all dedicated to the late great Charlie Watts who just passed away a day ago at the age of 80. Sounds like peacefully in his sleep.
My apologies, due to some technical issues, the first song is cut off at the beginning.

Set List:
1. Air Chrysalis (5:06) by Animals as Leaders from the Joy of Motion (2014) Metal
2. Tokyo Dream (4:04) by Allan Holdsworth from Road Games (1983) Jazz Fusion

3. 2120 South Michigan Avenue (3:40) by The Rolling Stones from 12x5 (1964) Rock
4. Dr. Mambo X (4:22) by Kazumi Watanabe from Pandora (1991) Jazz Fusion
5. Thelonius (3:17) by Jeff Beck from Blow By Blow (1975) Jazz Fusion

6. Suite: Golden Dawn (9:49) by Al Di Meola from Land of the Midnight Sun (1976) Jazz Fuison
7. Kerberos (6:05) by PiNioL from Bran Coucou (2018) Progressive Rock
8. Undercover (6:57) by Simon Phillips from Protocol (2015) Jazz Fusion
9. Soup ‘N Old Clothes (7:53) by Frank Zappa from Shut Up and Play Yer Guitar (1980) Jazz/Rock

10. Unclear, Inarticulate Things (4:05) by Attention Deficit from The Idiot King (2001) Jazz Metal
11. Handmade Cities (4:45) by Plini from Handmade Cities (2016) Metal

12. Lenburu (5:21) by Forq from Batch (2015) Funk Jazz
13. For Now (5:24) by World Saxophone Quartet from Four Now (1996) Afro Rhythmic Jazz

14. Truth is Alien (10:09) by AGHORA from Entheogenic Frequencies (2019) Metal
15. Arcane Majuer (7:13) by Alco Frisbass from Le Bateleur (2018) Prog Rock/Art Rock
16. Monochrome Torpedo (7:28) by Automatism from Immersion (2020) Psychedelic Kraut Rock

17. Sorceress (7:34) by Return to Forever from Romantic Warrior (1976) Jazz Fusion
18. Final Thought (6:32) by Kamasi Washington from The Epic (2015) Jazz Fusion

19. Black Mud (2:09) by The Black Keys from Brothers (2010)

Mic Breaks: Pet Sounds by the Beach Boys from Pet Sounds (1966) Pure Genius


Episode #006: The Supersonic Alliance of Electric Light vs. The Psycho-Somatic Kung Fu Priestess
August 18, 2021 10:00pm

 

Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour
Episode #006: The Supersonic Alliance of Electric Light vs. The Psycho-Somatic Kung Fu Priestess
Hello my fellow sonic obsessive friends. Each week gets to be more and more fun as I get to tinker with aural elixirs and bend your mind to see the imagery the sound produces. This week we are exploring the comic book mind, anime, sci-fi, kung fu, head chopping, sword swinging, space swashbuckling action figures. Get into the pseudo Rock Opera vibe.

This weeks set list:

1. Seven Laws of Woo (5:01) by Praxis from Transmutation (Mutatis Mutandis) (1992) Funk/Metal/Experimental
2. Queen of the Crime Counsel (0:57) Movie Sound Clip Featuring Lucy Liu from the film Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003)
3. Astral Sabbat (6:27) by Jess and the Ancient Ones from Astral Sabbat (2013) Psychedelic Rock

4. Our Lady of Electric Light (3:52) by Clutch from Psychic Warfare (2015) Rock
5. Shadow Warrior (5:43) by Blue Oyster Cult from Club Ninja (1986) Rock

6. Supersonic Man (8:10) by Black Bonzo from Guilotine Drama (2009) Rock
7. The End of Dormancy (7:42) by Voivod from The Wake (2018) Metal
8. We found these men in the grave yard....kill them all...uncredited film cut.
9. Animated Violence (5:06) by Oh Sees from Orc (2017) Metal
10. The Professor & the Madman (5:59) by BigElf from Into the Maelstrom (2014) Metal

11. Tempest and the Tide (5:06) by Purson from The Circle and the Blue Door (2013) Rock
12. My Journey to the Stars (6:53) by Hypons 69 from Legacy (2010) Rock

13. Queens Will Play (5:17) by Black Mountain from Into the Future (2008) Indie Rock
14. Wailing Wintry Wind (5:55) by Baroness from the Red Album (2007) Metal
15. Satori (Enlightenment) Pt. 1 (3:38) by The Claypool Lennon Delirium from Lime and Limpid Green (2017) Psychedelic Rock

16. Sleeping Giant (5:36) by Mastodon from Blood Mountain (2006) Progressive Metal
17. Absolution (4:51) by Ghost from Meliora (2015) Metal
18. You're My Wicked Life (1:14) Dialogue featuring Uma Thurman from the film Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003)
19. Die By the Drop (3:29) by The Dead Weather from Sea of Cowards (2010) Rock

20. Surface-to-Air Whistle (6:19) by All Them Witches from Lightning at the Door (2013) Rock
21. Green Rain (5:14) by M.I.R.V. from Feeding Time on Monkey Island (1997) Alternative Rock
22. The War is Over (4:42) by Anekdoten from Gravity (2004) Progressive Rock

23. Well, Everybody's Fucking in a U.F.O. (2:43) by Rob Zombie from The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser (2016) Metal

Mic Break Music: Guitar, Flute & String by Moby from 18 (1999) Electronica

Next week.....don't know yet...it'll be fun.....see you then.


EPISODE #005: A.P. Alchemy Session #1
August 11, 2021 10:00pm

 

Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour
EPISODE #005: A.P. Alchemy Session #1
Welcome to the first A.P. Alchemy Session. These sessions will happen occasionally where I select small list of very long songs for advanced listening experience.

SETS:

1. A.P. Alchemy (9:22) by Isobar from Isobar (2020) Jazz Fusion/Progressive Rock

2. Indiscipline (8:02) by King Crimson from Live in Chicago 28 June 2017 (2017) Progressive Rock/Art Rock

3. Spanish Key (17:32) by Miles Davis from The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions (1970) Jazz Fusion Origins
4. Hessian Peel (11:26) by Opeth from Watershed (2008) Progressive Death Metal

5. The Companions (10:04) by Sleepytime Gorilla Museum from In Glorious Times (2007) Art Metal

6. Ultimate Trip (13:13) by Riverside from Rapid Eye Movement (2007) Progressive Metal

7. And the Stone Said: If I Could Speak (15:08) by Beardfish from Mammoth (2010) Progressive Rock

8. Day of the Baphomets (11:57) by The Mars Volta from Amputechture (2006) Progressive Metal

9. Scrutum & Scorpius (14:24) by Oh See from Face Stabber (2019) Stoner Metal

MIC BREAKS: Image and Likeness by Andy Summers & Robert Fripp from Bewitched (1984) Ambient Art Rock

Episode #004: The Æsthetics of Æther-A Tech-Noir Adventure
August 4, 2021 10:00pm

 

Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour
Episode #004: The Æsthetics of Æther-A Tech-Noir Adventure
This week’s show is an audio tech-noir film experience. Enter the dark world of technology run amok.
The Æsthetics of Æther-A Tech-Noir Adventure

1. He Av En (4:04) by Lunatic Soul from Under the Fragmented Sky (2018) Ambient/Electronica
2. Technology Doctor (4:42) by M.I.R.V. from Feeding Time on Monkey Island (1997) Art Rock
Introduces the central antagonist, the Technology Doctor has a cult like following which fuels his hubris.
The story continues by asking the protagonist to submit to the will of technology with a nagging voice striving to save him ‘F for Fake’.
3. Stripsearch (4:30) by Faith No More from Album of the Year (1997) Alt Rock/Metal
4. Wire Shock (5:29) by Brian Eno from Nerve Net (1992)-Art Rock/Electronica
5. Love’s Secret Domain (3:53) by Coil from Love’s Secret Domain (1991) Art Rock/Electronica
Technology Doctor influencing the subconscious through dreams now.
6. South Winds (5:35) by Ihsahn from Arktis (2016) Metal
7. Glass and the Ghost Children (9:56) by The Smashing Pumpkins from MACHINA/Machines of God (2000) Alt Rock
8. Iieee (4:08) by Tori Amos from From the Choir Girl Hotel (1998) Alt Rock
9. And It Rained All Night (4:16) by Thom Yorke from The Eraser (2006) Electronica
10. Bonnie the Cat (5:45) by Porcupine Tree from The Incident (2009) Progressive Metal
Small gathering of subjugated minds freed from the allure of the Technology Doctor. Some love interest develops, some plans are made, some betrayals occur, some lives are lost, some return to the master, a few seek to escape.
11. The Air-Conditioned Nightmare (3:55) by Mr. Bungle from California (1999) Art Rock
12. Copy of A (5:23) by Nine Inch Nails from Hesitation Marks (2013) Industrial Metal
The weary lick their wounds.
13. Lazarus (6:22) by David Bowie from Blackstar (2015) Art Rock/Bowie’s Farewell RIP
14. Glammer Hammer (4:50) by Ulver from Atgclvlsscap (2016)
Disillusion, despair and resignation set in.
15. Radiologue (6:07) by OSI from Blood (2009) Progressive Rock/Electronica
16. Virus B (8:06) by Jah Wobble & Bill Laswell from Radioxiom: A Dub Transmission (2001) Dub
17. Beetles (6:58) by Warpaint from Exquisite Corpse (2009) Alt Rock
Remaining rebels seek to reenter and turn off again.
18. Node (3:32) by Between the Buried and Me from Coma Ecliptic (2015) Progressive Metal
19. Selectallcopy (4:26) by Autolux from Pussy’s Dead (2016) Indie Rock/Electronica
20. Ful Stop (6:07) by Radiohead from A Moon Shaped Pool (2016) Alt Rock/Electonica
The end comes, two remain, the rest have perished or returned the Technology Doctor. Escape is the only option and two move on…but the Truth will Mess you up…..so the Escape is melencholly.
21. The Great Escape (2:09) by Moby from 18 (2002) Electronica.
SOUND BED MUSIC FOR MIC BREAKS: Cinemusic by Adrian Belew from Side One (2006)



Epidsode #003: The Death & Resurrection Show!!
July 28, 2021 10:00pm

 

Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour
Epidsode #003: The Death & Resurrection Show!!
This week on the Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour.......

Lots of heavy and densely atmospheric music tonight. Thematically about the recycling of souls....and cans. Strong ecological overtones to accompany The Death & Resurrection Show.

Thanks you for tuning in.

SETS.

1. The Death & Resurrection Show (6:56) by Killing Joke from Killing Joke (2000) Metal.
2. Sudden Death (0:06) Sound clip from the movie "Balls of Fury" featuring Christopher Walken
3. Planet B (3:56) by King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard from Infest the Rats Nest (2019) Thrash Metal

4. Acid Rain (6:03) by Riverside from Wasteland (2018) Progressive Metal
5. Global Warming (7:51) by Gojira from From Mars to Sirius (2005) Death Metal/Black Metal

6. Soufre et Mercure (9:33) by Alco Frisbass from Le Bateleur (2018) Progressive Rock/Art Rock
7. Chrysalis (7:17) by Opeth from Sorceress (2015) Progressive Metal
8. Blood on the Tightrope (7:19) Lunatic Soul from Fractured (2018) Progressive Rock

9. Evolutionary Sleeper (3:35) by Cynic from Traced in Air (2008) Death Metal
10. Friend of the Devil (4:31) by Mumford and Sons from Day of the Dead (2016-Tribute to the Grateful Dead) Alternate Rock

11. Moody Stix (6:44) by Ulver from Atgclvlsscap (2016) Ambient/Electronica
12. Guards (5:03) by OSI from Fire Make Thunder (2012) Progressive Metal

13. Cortical (4:43) by The Contortionist from Intrinsic (2012) Djent/Progressive Metal
14. Arriving Somewhere But Not Here (12:02) by Porcupine Tree from Deadwing (2005) Progressive Metal

15. Peace of Mind (5:28) by The Legendary Pink Dots from Your Children Placate You From Premature Graves (2006) Art Rock
16. High (7:11) by BigElf from Into the Maelstrom (2014) Metal
17. Asleep in the Deep (6:13) by Mastodon from Once More 'Round the Sun (2014) Metal
18. Pale Sun (4:14) by Baroness from Gold & Grey (2018) Metal

19. Hi Fi Mama (2:25) by ZZ Top from Deguello (1979) Classic Rock/Blues

RIP Dusty Hill and welcome to the Great Gig in the Sky.

Mic Break Music: Haunting and Heatbreaking by Angelo Badalamenti from the Soundtrack to Lost Highway


Next Week is all about Frank Zappa & King Crimson...why...because I am going to see King Crimson at the Concord Pavilion the following night with the Zappa Band opening. So we'll be doing a kind of 8 degrees of Kevin take of both groups with side projects and offshoots.....which will only scratch the surface of the enormous catolgs of music connecting these great innovators. See you next week.

Your friend, counselor and barkeep, the Alchemist.

Epidsode #002: Second Round: Line 'em up!
July 21, 2021 10:00pm

 

Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour
Epidsode #002: Second Round: Line 'em up!
Welcome back. The Alchemist here, filling up you glasses with elixirs to intoxicate your senses and expand your mind.

This week we'll be exploring a different set of ingredients and compounds from my bar/lab. So sit back and relax, enjoy a nice beverage, and immerse yourself in the sound.

SETS:

1. Swamp Thing (5:00) by Hiatus Kaiyote from Choose Your Weapon, 2015--Jazz/Funk/Soul/Art Rock.
2. Shine It (4:59) by Medeski, Martin & Wood from End of the World Party (Just in Case), 2004--Jazz Fusion/Avante-Groove.

3. Back in the Box (4:26) by David Byrne from David Byrne, 1994--Art Rock
4. Skin (5:59) by Bent Knee from Shiny Eyed Babies, 2014, Art Rock/Progressive Metal/Noise Pop.

5. Win My Train Fair Home (6:04) by Robert Plant from Dreamland, 2002--Psychedelic Blues Rock.
6. Superposition of Silhouettes (3:43) by The Mercury Tree from Spidermilk, 2019--Art Rock/Progressive Rock/Psychedelic
7. Axis (6:37) by Monkey3 from Sphere, 2019--Progressive Rock/Space Rock.
8. Dark Side of the Moog (6:23) by Colosseum II from Strange New Flesh, 1976--Progressive Rock/Jazz Fusion
9. Qismah (6:26) by Rocket Moth from Mesolow, 2016--Indie Rock/Progressive Rock

10. Open Mind (3:49) by Blackfield from Blackfield (2004) Indie Rock/Progressive Rock
11. Soulogik Syntax (5:04) by The Broun Felinis from Aphrokubist Improvisations Vol. 9, 1995--Jazz/Beat Poetry.

12. Move Together (5:04) by Desert Sessions (featuring Billy Gibbons) from Vols. 11 & 12, 2019--Experimental Rock
13. Color Me Once (4:09) by Violent Femmes from The Crow (Original Movie Soundtrack), 1995--Alt Rock

14. Letter (4:43) by the Dizzy Mystics from Wanderlost, 2019--Art Rock/Jazz Fusion/Progressive Rock
15. Suspicious Waveforms (6:34) by Thank You Scientist from Maps of Non-Existent Places, 2014--Progressive Rock/Metal/Jazz Fusion

16. Time Was (9:42) by Wishbone Ash from Argus, 1972--Classic Progressive Rock
17. Luminol (12:10) by Steven Wilson from The Raven That Refused to Sing (and Other Stories), 2013-Progressive Rock/Metal/Jazz Fusion

18. Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand (3:59) by Sex Mob from Dime Grind Palace, 2003--Jazz
19. Elegant People (5:03) by Weather Report from Black Market, 1976--Jazz Fusion

20. Perfect Day (3:45) by Lou Reed from Transformer, 1972--Classic Rock.

Mic Break Sound Bed: Maybe I'll Lend You Mine Anyway (2:03) by Brand X from X-Trax, 1977--Jazz Fusion

Next week's vibe: Heavy/Atmospheric/Tribal with Ecological and Spiritual Themes of Recycling Souls and Cans.

Episode #001: Quarantine Cocktails
July 14, 2021 10:00pm

 

Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour
Episode #001: Quarantine Cocktails
This show features some choice selections released after the world changed to dance the Covid dance.

This is the first time I have been behind the mic and at the control board in over 30 year. Though I was nervous as hell, it was a bit like riding a bicycle.

Still working on the blog tech part, so more interesting content will come with future episodes.

Mic Break Sound Bed by Baroness: "Assault on East Falls" from Gold & Gray (2019)

Sets:

Blue Oyster Cult: "The Alchemist" from the Symbol Remains (2020) *Hard Rock*
Gojira: "Another World" from Fortitude (2021) *Eco-Death Metal*

En Minor: "Dead Can't Dance" from When the Cold Truth Has Worn Its Miserable Welcome Out (2020) *Lounge Rock*
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard: "Quarantine" from Chunky Shrapnel (2020) *Psychedelic Garage*
Ani DiFranco: "Chloroform" from Revolutionary Love (2021) *Alternative Folk/R&B*

Elder: "Omens" from Omens (2020) *Stoner Metal*
Automatism: "Heatstroke" from Immersion (2020) *Krautrock*
Samsara Blues Experiment: "Jumbo Mumbo Jumbo" from End of Forever (2021) *Psychedelic Blues*

Katatonia: "Flicker" from City Burials (2020) *Progressive Metal*
Haken: "Canary Yellow" from Virus (2020) *Progressive Metal*

Isobar: "Uncanny,The" from Isobar (2020) *Jazz Fusion*
Psychic Temple: "(Who's Selling You) Conspiracy" from Houses of the Holy (2020) *Alternative Folk Rock*
Tommy Guerrero: "Evolution Revolution" from Sunshine Radio (2021) *60's Club Jazz*
Thee Oh Sees: "Gong of Catastrophe" from Protean Threat (2020) *Garage Psych*

Liquid Tension Experiment: "Liquid Evolution" from LTE3 (2021) "Instrumental Progressive Rock/Metal*
Puscifer: "Bread & Circus" from Existential Reckoning (2020) *Electronica/Alt Rock*

Pure Reason Revolution: "Ghosts & Typhoons" from Eupnea (2020) *Progressive Rock*
We Came From Space: "Take You for the Ride" from Reasons in the Rhyme (EP) (2020) *Progressive Rock*
Kansas: "Throwing Mountains" from The Absence of Presence (2020) *Progressive Rock*

Gentle Giant: "Time to Kill" from Free Hand (2021 Steven Wilson remix originally released in 1976") *Art Rock*
Frequency Collective: "Wasting Time" from Frequency Collective Vol. 1 (2020) *Jazz Fusion*

Steven Wilson: "Self" from The Future Bites (2020) *Electronica/Alt Rock*




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