The Who: Pete Townshend
Lacking Mindset- Compilation- 1994
Bands: Struggle, Unbroken, Honeywell, Groundwork
Released by Spoonfed Records - FED 002
1. Struggle - The Untitled
2. Unbroken - Blanket
3. Honeywell - Mesh Control
4. Groundwork - Worthless
This comp contains the original version of the Unbroken song “Blanket”.
How is Richie Hawtin tweeting from the side of a 10,000 ft mountain? Perhaps he hires some kind of 3G chinook heli-router to follow him at all times from a safe distance, ensuring that he can tweet the moment inspiration strikes. More importantly though, why is Richie Hawtin tweeting from the side of a 10,000 ft mountain? Surely zig-zagging down the alps is much easier without a phone in your hand?
DJs are concerned with connecting with people, but by the very nature of their job they must do this without words. Apart from the occasional bit of twaddle screamed into the ear of an eager fan, DJs rely on the medium of other-peoples-music to create these bonds. Twitter, then, is the ideal tool for connecting with devotees on a more human level, the perfect platform to show the world the real guy behind the guy behind the decks. What’s that you say John Digweed? You’re enjoying a pre-gig Mojito in the Napa Valley? I enjoy Mojitos too! We could probably even be friends. Do you like t-shirts? What about wasps? NO I HATE THEM TOO OMG!!!
There’s nothing wrong with seeking a little bit of solace from ones stresses on the top of a mountain, and it can’t be easy being Richie ‘Hairstyles’ Hawtin. Like anyone with such a baffling level of success there must be myriad pressures on the man’s head. He must have to invent at least one new slightly-different-from-the-last-one kick drum and/or bleepy noise every single day. And it’s not surprising that he should want to share these troubles with his followers, to show the music world that he’s not some bequiffed techno droid incapable of human emotion.
But the unavoidable conclusion is that perhaps Rich would find it easier to get a bit of headspace if he could enjoy that mountain without obsessively spurting every thought that enters his perfectly coiffeured head into cyberspace. Put your phone away, Richie. Put your phone in your skin-tight mirrored ski suit, and breathe in that mountain air. Breathe it in, son.
Lungfish set list probably from a show in Washington DC at The Black Cat. Date unknown.
Swap out that old fashioned gas guzzler!
3k a year here.