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I hate you, Plonq - Which is not unduly obvious, as I am about to explain
I hate you, Plonq
Okay: over a year ago, my friend plonq and I got talking about old vinyl records and he asked me if I could convert some of his albums into mp3 or audio CD format. I said sure, but it'll take me a while to get around to it. So late this summer, I finally got around to it, in case Plonq and atara do a road trip and want something to listen to.

The sound effects of Wes Harrison? Talented fellow, if you don't mind a Ray Stevens type of humour. Not my thing, but that's o.k. Three albums of condensed Narnia stories being read? The Silver Chair and The Last Battle are a bit too ham-handed with C.S. Lewis' agenda for me, but I really like The Magician's Nephew, so that's o.k. A Bill Cosby double-album? Way o.k.!

Voyage into Magic Feeling Sense with Sunshine Bus is NOT O.K. You bastard. Do you honestly want a digital copy of this to torture your loved ones with, or was this part of some cruel plan to cause me pain? I mean, sure, I've developed a resistance to certain forms of "outsider music", but that's only when it's got something going for it, and this most certainly doesn't. ...Oh ghods, the pain.

To explain: There's no date on this album. It was made in Canada. Sunshine Bus is evidently one guy with a weird accent. Neither side of the album is labelled as "side 1" or "side 2" - the label instead reads: "Sunshine Bus" LP's [sic], give a natural treat that can't be beat! it's what's happening now, baby...

I don't know if these are supposed to be psychedelic radio plays for kids, or an excuse for him to rattle off mind-numbing "poetry", or what, because I couldn't listen to more than twenty seconds of it without gritting my teeth and turning my speakers off. He can't sing, he can't write, and although I'm sure he meant well, his lack of talent is not awful enough to be entertaining - just painful and sad. One side of the album is set underwater and has reverb and bubble sound effects playing throughout; the other side has birdsong playing continuously in the background. Here's a 53-second clip. Not picked out for any particular reason; it all sounds like this no matter where you plunk the needle down.

It's all so... guuuuuhhhhh. Nnnnnnnng! I'm sorry, I can't talk about it any more. I'll finish with a transcript of what's written on the back of the album cover, in really annoying artsy/curly handwriting.

Out of the Tragic....into the Magic [ed. note: This is NOT TRUE]

Mankind has too long been denied meaningful pleasure of universal art due to the lack of artists living a total meaningful personal life of freedom. Meaningful, personal, peaceful existence is available for two human entities of "opposite" forces to live under one roof and spoof away from remorses in total harmony. And each day begin to share in an unabashed, unpretentious fashion to permit joyful departure to flow unrequited, undemanding and totally unpossessive.

In essense, the paradox of male and female can unite interweaving Life and Art on all levels. This is the beginning stage of "sole-mating" and whole mating. When this fusion is lived with continually, it's the action that slowly but surely opens up the doors to "true communication." Then, every day starts afresh with this only foundation.

The alienation of the negative absurdity is filtering into artistic media from most every channel. The lamentation of self-pity creation transcended publicly implies undercurrently, "Where do we go from here?"

Now is the time for a breath of freshness in Art to attenuate the imbalance in artistic communication by creating pleasureful art in a delicate, delightful way. We can all forget the frightful foray.

An artists life can evolve like a virginal spring flowing down a mountainside intermeshing its vibrations with the natural music of natures bounty. Likewise, couples can inspire with each other continually. One true inspiration always leads to a continuity of same. This habit can build a fortress of priceless assurance to be totally indestructable.

For we are all delicate flowing feelings in the sea of time and space. Art can stimulate a new revitalization to slowly turn the tides of confusion into an ocean moving and grooving with feeling motion. When an artist transcends "ego" and lives the pleasure of "we go", oneness becomes funness. This means "for us." Universally, it is thus.............

from Sunshine Bus

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pierrekrahn From: pierrekrahn Date: September 12th, 2006 05:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
That sound clip is just begging for a techno remix!
pyat From: pyat Date: September 12th, 2006 05:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
You know, mankind could learn a LOT from those fatalistic death fish.
From: pobig Date: September 12th, 2006 07:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ainga. Maximum bushwah warp engage, captain!
plonq From: plonq Date: September 12th, 2006 07:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

You're welcome

I don't know if these are supposed to be psychedelic radio plays for kids blah blah blah under-appreciated genius blah blah blah no matter where you plunk the needle down.

I think that an LP like this can only be properly enjoyed at a sufficiently deep, philosophical level - and perhaps also only after a large hit of acid.

On the other hand, if you listen to it over and over again in a dark room, it begins to grow on you, and eventually you can't hear it over the screams anyway.

It's all good. It's all cool. It's the natural treat that can't be beat.
niall_ From: niall_ Date: September 12th, 2006 07:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: You're welcome

Between you, I and Dronon, we're certainly developing an arsenal of Weapons of Aural Destruction...
From: momentrabbit Date: September 12th, 2006 07:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
You evil thing. It loops perfectly. If you've got repeat on, you might listen to it for hours...
niall_ From: niall_ Date: September 12th, 2006 07:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
oh god the freezing is barely coming off IT HURTS TO LAUGH oh hahaha ow ow ow ha ha ha ow ow ow... tears of everything...
fetlock From: fetlock Date: September 13th, 2006 02:03 am (UTC) (Link)
My dog that clip is hell!!!!!
That thing would be somthing I would use to torcher some one for a week with. I would have that person telling me secrets within 1 hour. LOL
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