Jan 13, 2012
The Show Notes
VH-1 Classic Documentary
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The History Chunk
- January 11th
Bridget Mermikides’ New Album
- Gymnopédie No.1 (Satie)
Religious Morons of the Week
- Extremely pious Jews from JHG Redekop
- Pope Benedict from Richard Lane
- Samuel Mullet Sr. from Zachary Schwing
- Tattooed idiot from Marc Gartner
- Cardinal Archbishop Antonio Rouco Varela from JHG Redekop
21812 prep continues
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Bridget at Bandcamp
IceHouse Concert Information
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The IceHouse Geologic Concert
The Official 21812 Ticket Site
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Ms. Info sez, "Bridget Mermikides is a brilliant person. Also, lovely. That is all."
Is there video of Bridget performing Gymnopedie No. 1? Because if she's playing that as a solo guitar piece without overdubs (and I presume that she is), especially the forced harmonics section, then color me gobsmacked to infinity!
The Catholic Church does have a sanctioned form of birth control - the rhythm method. Maybe we need to insist that they support a form of birth control that actually works.
Oh man, Gymnopédie No.1 is such a massive trigger for me. Every time I hear it, I get very relaxed. I know it's because I associate it with something very special from my childhood, but I can never remember what.
It has triggered this response in me for at least 15-20 years (I'm 31), but I've never been able to figure out what that first connection to it is. I guess it might be so far back that it's not a conscious memory; just a feeling from early childhood.
I consciously avoid playing the piece to myself, possibly becaise I'm worried that the feeling might go away if I listen to it too often, but every time I come across it by chance (which might be once a year or less), it instantly relaxes me.
So thank you Geo (and Bridget), for tickling that unknown part of my brain.
Geo mentioned XTC! Woo hoo!
eleven and a half years ago
The comment "it was like looking at an eclipse through a bologna sandwich" made my day this morning.