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The Note Well Salon: EARTH MUSIC

Well, hello.

Today, Sunday the 25th of April, we had another Salon*!
Today’s theme was Earth Music, loosely observed.
It is not mere coincidence that last Thursday was Earth Day.

Here’s our intro music:
Liquid Love by Shy Child
“Surf Solar” by Fuck Buttons

Here’s what we heard and discussed:

  1. “Seashell” by Seabear
  2. “Sun Dance Song-Apache” by Authentic Native American Music / “Native American: Clouds and Rain” by World Music All-Stars
  3. “Tie My Hands” performed by Lil’ Wayne and Robin Thicke
  4. “Cinq √©tudes de bruits: √Čtude Violette” by Pierre Schaeffer
  5. “Valvoline” by Scout Niblett
  6. “Bright Sunny South” by Jack Rose and the Black Twig Pickers

Here’s what we shared:
“Miracles” by Insane Clown Posse [music video screening]
“Mmm Skyscraper I Love You” by Underworld
“I Sing, I Swim” by Seabear
“September” by Earth, Wind & Fire
“Psychic City” by YACHT

Here’s what we said:

  • Sometimes, when we’re walking around, listening to our iPod, “Surf Solar” by Fuck Buttons comes on, and then it really picks up, and we get really into it, and then we’ve realized we’ve BROKEN INTO A FULL RUN NON-STOP RUNNING FULL SPEED ALL THE TIME RUNNING. And then it ends. Regular life and walking speed resume. Gosh, we really love that song.
  • You’d think Seabear songs would be happy but they’re mostly sad. That’s Iceland for you.
  • Lil Wayne has the same effect as Les Miserables on Broadway.
  • No Scout, I AM THE DRIVER.
  • If Pierre Schaeffer invented field recording, did we just invent field listening? We’re in a garden–count it.
  • WOW. (re: Jack Rose)

Here’s what we ate:
Handrolled Basil Chocolate Truffles
Wholewheat Chocolate Guinness Cake
Bustrengo alla Fiona (a Bolognese polenta, fig, and orange cake)
The Note Well House Hummus
Primrose Bakery Cupcakes (thanks, Elise!)

Here’s to more of this to come!

*The Note Well Salon takes the discussions and music of The Note into the drawing room, with fresh baked goods in tow. We curate a selection of songs to hear and discuss in a fun, friendly, informal way. We invite everyone to share their thoughts and their own music. Oh, and each Salon has a theme! What could be more fun than that?

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