[hackerspaces] [YAHSP] Hacker's music album (proj. proposal)
jaromil at dyne.org
Tue Jul 28 14:57:33 CEST 2009
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On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 02:40:50PM +0200, Caspar Clemens Mierau wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 02:16:34PM +0200, Caspar Clemens Mierau
> > On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 02:12:15PM +0200, jaromil wrote:
> > > ...yet another hackerspace project (YAHSP!)
> > >
> > > HACKER MUSIC ALBUM #1 - a simple compilation of what we
> > > L0V3(d)
> > >
> > > more titles please? Grateful Death should be in there too IMHO.
> > Kraftwerk - Nummern
> > Kraftwerk - Computerwelt
> > Miss Kittin and the Hacker - 1982
> Bodenständig 2000 - Kabelfreaks
> Bodenständig 2000 - Die Tragödie Von Karl-Dieter
> There are English lyrics translations available:
> The Tragedy of Karl-Dieter
> Karl-Dieter. Karl-Dieter!
> What is it, Dad?
> Don't tell me you're playing ATARI again?
> Yes, Dad, why?
> You don't do anything but sit around the house all day, Karl-Dieter.
> Let me see that!
> Hey, what?
> You've got all pixely eyes by now.
> Well yes, you do. Why don't you go out, have some fresh air.
> It's not fresh really.
> The sunshine and the fresh air will do you good, Karl-Dieter. Come
> on, out!
> Aaaand what am I supposed to do outside?
> Birdwatching counts among the finest activities of nature lovers. It
> is not only the gay medley and the often colorful plumage that
> enthuses us, but even more so the birdsongs which have aroused man's
> interest in these creatures since the beginning of time. What is
> more, the birdsong is very often the only chance of determining a
> species. Why, now, do birds sing?
> Most certainly not for pure entertainment, as many a man might be
> lead to believe. The males rather mark their territories
> acoustically and call their females during m8ing season. As soon as
> the birds awake, often long before sunrise, they start their
> songs. After the dead of night, such an early concert is an
> impressive event time and again. Above all, the call of the cuckoo
> is distinctly audible at that time of day...
> Ain't that beeewdiful...
> The blackbird, alas, figures prominently in this choir. Its song is
> one of the most adorable of our avian wildlife. The male tries to
> attract a m8 with his call. A passing gray heron is cawing hoarsely.
> Ain't that beeewdiful...
> (white dove, fly with the wind...)
> Dear Daddy,
> This tape is my last goodbye. I will now enter my ATARI via the user
> interface and will turn into an OS call. I'll be converting graphics
> from the standard to the specific device format, thing i was always
> best at. Please hand the bird book back to the library by Tuesday,
> or you'll have to pay an extra Deutschmark.
> RTS, uhmm, bye
> From: http://www.nullsleep.com/bodenstandig/
mmm. made me think of this little favourite i have, just a written
"chant", still pretty much about hackers and birds:
Chant: the General Song Of Humanity
On the coast of Chile where Neruda lived
it's well known that
seabirds often steal
letters out of mailboxes
which they would like to scan
for various reasons
Shall I enumerate the reasons?
they are quite clear
even given the silence of birds on the subject
(except when they speak of it
First of all
they steal the letters because
they sense that the General Song
of the words of everyone
hidden in these letters
must certainly bear the keys
to the heart itself of humanity
which the birds themselves
have never been able to fathom
(in fact entertaining much doubt
that there actually are
hearts in humans)
And then these birds have a further feeling
that their own general song
might somehow be enriched
by these strange cries of humans
(What a weird bird-brain idea
that our twitterings might enlighten them)
But when they stole away
with neruda's own letters
out of his mailbox at Isla Negra
they were in fact stealing back their own Canto General
which he had originally gathered
with their omnivorous & ecstatic
But now that Neruda is dead
no more such letters are written
and they must play it by ear again -
the high great song
in the heart of our blood & silence
Lawrence Ferlinghetti - Cuernavaca, 26 october 1975
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