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TO THE FUTURE!

We’ll glean some idea of what futurists and musicians predict in relation to environmentalism, race, science, the cyber war, protest movements, politicians and even sexy space lounging as we attach either our stylin’ headphones and/or augmented reality time goggles, and dream of tomorrow!

All that and robot dinosaurs, on this week’s Stranger in a Strange Land!

PLAYLIST
In The Hall Of The Mountain King (Terramix) – terraon
I, Robot – Alan Parsons Project
Future M B End-Gem – Shiva Chandra
Future Legend/Space Oddity – David Bowie
Forecast Fascist Future – Of Montreal
Here & Now – RjD2
Future Shock – Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions
I Can See The Future (Ski’s Main Mix) – Incognito
Dark Future – Cyrus (Random Trio)
tomorrow comes today – Gorillaz
The Future, Wouldn’t That Be Nice? – The Books
Tomorrow Never Knows – Daniel Johnston
Strange – Built to Spill
Tomorrow – Thievery Corporation
Riding to Work in the Year 2025 (Your Invisible Now) – The Flaming Lips
In a Future Age – Wilco
Cyborg Control – Man Or Astroman
Someday – The Joe Beats Conspiracy
Bionic Kahaan – DJ Shadow Djmedjyou
We Are the Future – Non Phixion
Voyager – Zombectro
A Better Tomorrow – Automator
Post-Apocalyptic Rap Blues – Busdriver
Future – Sun Ra
In the Year 2525 – Zager & Evans
The Future Belongs To The Children – Gandalf The Grey
Tomorrow’s Gonna Be A Brighter – Jim Croce
In A Spaceage Mood – JG Thirlwell
Tales of the Future – Vangelis

Stranger in a Strange Land 2012-02-24: TO THE FUTURE! by The Stranger on Mixcloud

A bunch of rich white males just decide every day a bunch of things for the rest of us.

These reactionary right-wing corporatist dudes want to fight against the future, but who will save it? Does it even need saving? Already the future is happening all around us! Synthetic organs and bones being printed, and the first robot-human handshake has occurred in space! Futurists have predicted this, technology nuts have written on the subject, dark prophecies have been foretold, time travelers have secretly brought us back information, and social protest movements are coordinating and organizing with the speed of free electrons!

The Old World Order has been consistently on the wrong side of history in regards to immigration and discrimination, the devious threats of economic inequity, rising food costs, basic services, civil liberties, civil rights, constitutionality and privacy. Zealots with myopic bigotry (and a tendency to project) finding any excuse to marginalize or persecute gays, muslims, minorities, the poor, and women, even fighting to ban contraception based on their own ridiculously specific religious viewpoints. Technologically and scientifically, the archaic policy-makers are dead in the water, feeling victimized in the wake of internet protest because they’d rather see things go back to the way they used to, or else use those systems against their “lessers” instead. Shrugging the very real field of climate science with very real conspiracy and very false rhetoric while exhausting our fossil fuels in an intense refusal to change with the times, entitling themselves to their own set of facts on evolution and science, revisioning American history with Orwellian language and Fox News, they want to go back to the days of feudal Lords keeping worker serfs, or perhaps even the days of slavery (with the rise of the private prison system and the return of debtor’s prisons). It is a tiered system protecting those at the top, the politicians, the military, the media, the rich, and mostly the super-rich defining the ‘status quo’.

But things are changing… as the future inevitably holds a collision course with entropy.

Because though there are those who would try to own the present, the future belongs to all of us, this diverse range of genetic variance and political ideology, hurtling through space and time at a rate of sixty seconds per minute.

~The Stranger
thestranger@earthling.net

Thinking about tomorrow, but of course it isn’t tomorrow if you haven’t slept yet…

BLUE

2010-11-06

Chill out, reflect on the news and lower your blood pressure.

PLAYLIST
Billie Holiday – I Can’t Get Started – Lady Day
Charles Mingus – Mood Indigo – Shoes of the Fisherman’s Wife
Jelly Roll Morton – Sidewalk Blues – jelly roll blues
R.L. Burnside – You Gotta Move – Mr. Wizard
Ella Fitzgerald – When I Get Low I Get High – Ella Fitzgerald
Gene Krupa – Feelin’ High and Happy – Big Band Classics
Thelonious Monk – Bemsha Swing
Willie Dixon – Walkin the Blues – Blues Legends
Muddy Waters – Goin’ Down Slow – Chicago Blues Kings
Otis Rush – It Takes Time – Blue On Blues
Jack Kerouac – Charlie Parker – The Jack Kerouac Collection
Charleston Chasers – Wabash Blues – Jazz Mad: Hot Dance, Jazz & Instrumental Blues 1925-1930
Annette Hanshaw – There Myst Be Somebody Else – Art Deco: Sophisticated Ladies
Bessie Smith – Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out – Baby Won’t You Please Come Home
Sonny Boy Williamson – Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide – Mississippi Blues
Memphis Slim – Frisco Bay – Rockin’ This House: Chicago Blues Piano 1946-1953
James Moody – Heritage Hum – The Doors of Perception
Elmore James – It Hurts Me Too – Dust My Broom
Buddy Guy – Ten Years Ago – Buddy Guy: The Complete Chess Studio Recordings
B.B. King – Guess Who – B.B. King & the Kings of Blues
Dinah Washington – If I Had You – Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Sun Ra – Intergalactic Motion – Outer Spaceways Incorporated
Quincy Jones & Bill Cosby – Hikky Burr – Smackwater Jack
Blues Brothers – Rubber Biscuit – Brief Case Full of Blues
Willie Dixon – Insane Asylum – Blues Greatest
John Lee Hooker – Goin’ Mad Blues – Born With the Blues
Ziggy Elman and His Orchestra – Butterfly Strut – 1947
Frank Sinatra – Send In the Clowns – My Way

Stranger in a Strange Land 2010-11-06: Blue by The Stranger on Mixcloud

The Stranger leaves you with sweet nothings, embarking on a hiatus with Ze Black Waffle to fight the Robot War for the Future.

~The Stranger
thestranger@earthling.net
“parting is such sweet sorrow.”

ALL VINYL SHOW

2010-10-16

The Stranger suspends the use of digital downloads, laptops, ipods or iphones in favor of the warm, natural flavor of old school wax, vinyl, and dusty, musty cardboard sleeves. Enjoy every snap, crackle, and pop!

PLAYLIST
Edvard Grieg – In the Hall of the Mountain King – – Peer Gynt – Bedtime Classical
Three Dog Night – Eli’s Coming – 20th Century Masters
Hugo Montenegro – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Bad Moon Rising – Chronicles
ZZ Top – La Grange – Hi-Five: ZZ Top
Derek & The Dominos – Layla – Layla
Santana – Singing Winds, Crying Beasts – Abraxas
Santana – Black Magic Woman – Abraxas
Led Zeppelin – Dazed and Confused – Led Zeppelin
The Electric Prunes – Kyrie Eleison
The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Third Stone – the Sun – Are You Experienced
Django Reinhardt – Minor Swing – Djangology
Moody Blues – Departure/Ride My See-Saw – Search for the Lost Chord
Deep Purple – Child In Time – Deepest Purple
Frank Zappa – The Gumbo Variations – Hot Rats
Jethro Tull – Locomotive Breath – Aqualung
Leon Russell – Stranger In a Strange Land – Leon Russell and the Shelter People
Jeff Beck – Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers – Blow By Blow
Grand Funk Railroad – Mean Mistreater – Closer to Home
The Firesign Theater – Side .002 – I Think We’re All Bozos on This Bus
Louis and Bebe Barron – An Invisible Monster Approaches – Forbidden Planet

Stranger in a Strange Land 2010-10-16: Vinyl by The Stranger on Mixcloud

~The Stranger
thestranger@earthling.net

“Police were on hand to show the schoolchildren how to properly investigate the UFO crash site…”

Madness Ensues

2010-10-02

Some diverse and provoking news and sounds to drive you up your padded walls and the halls of the mountains of madness.

PLAYLIST
Erasure – In The Hall Of The Mountain King – The Circus
Primus – N.I.B. – with Ozzy Osbourne
The Aquabats – Sequence Erase – Aquabats Vs. The Floating Eye Of Death!
Electric Light Orchestra – Fire On High – Face the Music
Warren Zevon – Desperados Under the Eaves – A Quiet Normal Life
Jimmy Buffett – Why Don’t We Get Drunk – Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Girl On Lsd – Outsider
Frank Zappa – Inca Roads – Beat the Boots!: Anyway the Wind Blows
Wall of Voodoo – Mexican Radio – Call Of The West
Tito & Tarantula – After Dark – Tarantism
Styx – Suite Madame Blue
Hugo Montenegro – Heat Wave – Montengro and Mayhem
Antonio Carlios Jobim – Agua de Beber-
Ed Scogillera – Compression – Compression
Serge gainsbourg – Ballade De Melody Nelson (Howie B Remix) – Lounge Box
Esquivel – Sentimental Journey – Space Age Bachelor Pad Music
Shur-I-Kan – Generations – Colour Series: Yellow
Manu Chao and Portishead – Over – Over Vinyl
Amon Tobin – Nightlife – Permutation
Parov Stelar – Move On! (C/Rock Dub) – Move On!
Nightmares On Wax – African Pirates – In a Space Outta Sound
DJ Shadow – Bombonyall – Spectrum Instrumentals
Souls of Mischief – Cab Fare – Dope Tracks You’ve Probably Never Heard
Alan Hawshaw – Tense Scene – Blow Up Vol. 1
Conan O’Brien – And They Call Me Mad?

Stranger in a Strange Land 2010-10-02: Madness Ensues by The Stranger on Mixcloud

~The Stranger
thestranger@earthling.net

Smooth and Cool

2010-07-31

Whether you’re mind-expanded state has you obsessed with the arrival of extragalactic forces, or corrupt corporate entities are squeezing you into a compacted ball, stay cool, baby. Because taking it in stride is the very definition of class.

PLAYLIST
Dizzy Gillespie – In the Hall of the Mountain King
Nina Simone – Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
Fauna Flash – Carsual Swing  – Afterhours, Vol. 3
Sarah Vaughan – They Can’t Take That Away – Me
People’s Choice – I Likes to Do it  – Disco Super Hits
Stanley Jordan – Eleanor Rigby  – Dreams of Peace
Ziggy Elman and His Orchestra – Zaggin With Zig
Thelonious Monk – Misterioso
Ray Baretto – The Old Castle  – Pictures At an Exhibition
Bob James – The Genie  – The Genie
Miles Davis – Feio  – Bitches Brew
Tin Hat Trio – Somniloquy  – Memory Is Elephant
Bob James – Nautilus
Sun Ra & Walt Dickerson – Light Years  – Visions
Charles Mingus – Things Ain’t What They Used to Be  – Shoes of the Fisherman’s Wife
Miles Davis – Miles Runs the Voodoo Down  – Bitches Brew
Roam The Hello Clouds – This Mountain  – Near Misses
Blood Sweat & Tears – Blues Part II  – Blood Sweat and Tears 3
Cake -Shadow Stabbing- – Comfort Eagle
Madeleine Peyroux – The Summer Wind  – Half The Perfect World
John Coltrane – Theme for Ernie  – Soultrane

Stranger in a Strange Land 2010-07-31: Smooth and Cool by The Stranger on Mixcloud

~The Stranger
thestranger@earthling.net

“stay cool, keep cool”

Botched Cloak and Dagger

2010-06-26

Ne’er-do-well and cohort Ze Black Waffle wreaks his sick revenge of musical nonsense on the Stranger, and vicariously, the audience… only one can be the winner of their ridiculous quote war! Will it bring about the much-vaunted apocalypse!?

PLAYLIST
Machito – Hall of the Mambo King – Mucho Macho
Frank Zappa – We Can Shoot You – Uncle Meat (1969)
Bob James – Valley Of The Shadows – Valley of the Shadows
Paul McCartney & Wings – Live and Let Die – Best of Bond
Tom Jones – Delilah
The Ambassador – Searchin’
Jimi Hendrix – Message – 9 to the Universe – Axis: Bold As Love
The Humble Souls – Beads, Things, and Flowers – Humble Souls
Monkees – Papa Gene’s Blues – I’m a Believer
The Decemberists – The Mariner’s Revenge Song – Picaresque
80 Drums Around The World – Caravan – Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 1: Mondo Exotica
Al Green – Strong as Death, Sweet as Love
Seals & Crofts – Yellow Dirt – Summer Breeze
Dr. Hook – Cover of the Rolling Stone – Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show Revisited
Snowboy – Trapacuda – Snowboy – Download E.p.
Heywood Banks – Big Butter Jesus – Pretending I’m Not Home
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young – Ohio – Deja Vu
ZZ Top – La Grange – The Best of ZZ Top
Grateful Dead – Space
Billy Joel – Captain Jack
Doctor and The Medics – Spirit In the Sky – These People Are Nuts
Group X – Idioth – 40 Oz. Slushie
Terry Scott Taylor – Low Dee Doh – Neverhood Songs
They Might Be Giants – I Am Not Your Broom – No!
Groucho Marx – I’m Against It – Horsefeathers

Stranger in a Strange Land 2010-06-26: Botched Cloak and Dagger (with Ze Black Waffle) by The Stranger on Mixcloud

~The Stranger
thestranger@earthling.net

“Whatever it is, I’m against it!”

Ze Introduction of Ze Black Waffle

2010-06-05

Politics, paranormal news and oddities with our good friend and super-villainous partner in crime, Ze Black Waffle. Madness ensues as we celebrate the novel, the arcane, and the profane.

PLAYLIST
Edvard Grieg – Hall of the Mountain King
Cedric ‘Im’ Brooks and the Light of Saba – Free Up Black Man – Cedric ‘Im’ Brooks and the Light of Saba
Ray Baretto – The Old Castle – Pictures At an Exhibition
Steely Dan – The Fez – The Royal Scam
Randy Newman – Short People
Lee Oskar – Haunted House
Fanfare Ciocarlia – Asfalt Tango – Baro Biao
Canned Heat – Goin’ Up The Country
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Tombstone Shadow – Chronicle
Bread – Guitar Man
Buddy Morrow – Summer in the City – Ultra-Lounge: On the Rocks
Jerry Mungo – In the Summertime – 1960’s: Flashback, Vol. 3
Seals & Crofts – Summer Breeze
George Harrison – What Is Life – All Things Must Pass
Pink Floyd – Time – Dark Side of the Moon
Ben Harper – Burn One Down – Fight for Your Mind
Tom -T-Bone- Stankus – Existential Blues – 20th Anniversary Collection
Three Dog Night – Eli’s Coming
The Guess Who – Heartbroken Bopper – Rockin’
Deodato – Also sprach Zarathustra – Prelude
Hot Butter – Popcorn (Hot Butter 2009)
Rose & the Arrangement – The Cockroach That Ate Cincinnati – 20th Anniversary Collection: The Greatest Novelty Records of All Time
Kim Fowley – Strangers – the Sky – Psychedelic Archaeology
Focus – Hocus Pocus – The Best of Focus: Hocus Pocus
Jethro Tull – Bouree (Fuel 2000 2004)
Vera Lynn – We’ll Meet Again – Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Stranger in a Strange Land 2010-06-05: The Introduction of Ze Black Waffle by The Stranger on Mixcloud

~The Stranger
thestranger@earthling.net

Whatever happened to the tan M&M?