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nostalgia afternoon right here:
(also: i would much rather play to crowds lying around on beanbags on acid. someone make it happen!)
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how about beach chairs on the playa?@thebpmfestival
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http://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2009/6292.html

how ants make decisions. read, then watch everyone on twitter clustering around this week's buzz-human and their LP...
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haha. of course i wasn't referring to anyone specific jason...
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Luke Abbott - Brazil

Amazing video by +Katherine Mager / Sam Riviere / +Luke Abbott

http://vimeo.com/24573086
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Warm Vibrations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Play.me @ Baalsaal, Hamburg : 2nd December 2011
+james holden / Gold Panda / +Luke Abbott / Kate Wax
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i'll try to be there, hugs from Australia
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remember reading that cornelius cardew (stockhausen's protoge at one point) later denounced him as (paraphrasing) a bourgeois douche. i agree with cornelius..
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Karlheinz Stockhausen thinks your music sucks.
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john lennon? :p soz, had to say it
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tattoos i have seen / argentina
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i mean...WHAT if gradually all of you will only release unreleased c-tape rarities in about 70 years?
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Miller - "Darwin argued that music evolved mainly by sexual selection through mate choice—and that we're uncomfortable acknowledging that fact. He wrote back in 1871 that, "The impassioned orator, bard, or musician, when with his varied tones and cadences he excites the strongest emotions in his hearers, little suspects that he uses the same means by which his half-human ancestors long ago aroused each other's ardent passions, during their courtship and rivalry." He knew that music didn't need to have a "survival value" for the individual or the group; it could spread through purely reproductive benefits. He suggested that the more musically talented proto-humans attracted more sexual partners, or higher-quality sexual partners, than their less-musical rivals. We see sexual selection for music in many other species—insect song, frog song, bird song, whale song, and gibbon song—so I think that's a reasonable default theory for how humans evolved music. It's the theory to beat."

(from http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2012/04/did-humans-invent-music/255945/ - two scientists discussing the origins of music - an interesting read.)

and i have to say that having had the opportunity to watch humans in clubs i'm inclined to agree with miller and darwin..
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I can recommend academics like Timothy D. Taylor and David Hesmondhalgh (and some of the work by Jonathan Sterne) on these topics (since they're, without any knowledge beforehand, way more readable than Deleuze or Adorno).
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Margot podcast for lovely French website The Drone (recorded live at the Border Community showcase at the Amsterdam Dance Event):

http://www.the-drone.com/magazine/dronecast-006-margot/
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nice !
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Luke abbott's modded korg - sounds so much better than the dsi tetra it replaced in his live rig. Old > new. Obvs.
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I've got a mint Poly-800.. was meaning to do a mod to it but this looks mad. Schematics?
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