123: Ellen AllienBeen a while, eh? Yes, things have been busy here lately but I haven't forgotten about the blogosphere. Here's still quite a bit of blogging that needs to be done, a back catalogue of new music, fixing a few problems here and there, updating my blogroll. But for now, I've just come to pass along a little bit of news.
First, thanks to everyone who gave me suggestions of where to go I should go this summer. Unfortunately, airfare to these places turned out not to be in my budget, so we've decided on the less expensive, but still quite nice choice of Belize. Anti-climatic, eh? But money aside, the winner, suggested to me by about 5 people, was the Sonar festival in Spain, which will remain in the back in my mind as a potential destination for next year. But just to be a good sport about it, the random mix cd will be going to the first person who suggested Sonar to me.
Some recommended viewing that was just released this week was The Corporation. This is probably the most important documentary I've ever seen, and one of the most well made. The purpose is to examine the role of the corporation as the dominant institution of our times, but is careful to give both sides a say (even though it is admittedly a leftist film). It was probably one of the best films I saw all of last year. The DVD also includes two commentaries and over 5 hours of additional footage. It is available here via a corporation.
And since I haven't posted much music lately, I'll leave you with a little something that's found its way onto my iPod lately; a 23 minute live mix by rising electronic star, Ellen Allien. From what I've heard, she's incredible live. Here's a taste.
Ellen Allien - live mix 10/2003