"the cell phone is ringing, but we don't answer it, someone wants something, but none of us can speak. we've been driving for two days from los angeles, eating african herbs prepared as a tea, and cut with mountain dew, none of us has said a word for hours, but there have been many conversations, we keep the rented mini-van on the road when the lines of the highway start to blend with the power lines above us, and the sewer lines below us, and the stars and sun start to stream into thick lines of glowing color around us, we change drivers, keeping the speed of the vehicle at a steady 60 miles with the cruise control and listening to the cd player.
song of exile sung by a man of the orfela tribe, sahara desert, recorded in 1948 by the henri ihote expedition, a muezzin call to prayer, from banfora, upper volta. flute players, dogon tribe, niger territory, song of praise, malinke tribe, kouroussa district, french guinea.the village chief is dead, gathered together in their communal hut, the women are singing while the insects of the night chirp in accompaniment.
(...) this river i cannot cross-this feeling i cannot stop-i'm caught in a burning pile of branches.outside atlanta, some woods in decay an old farmhouse, some sage picked from generations, lost from laws that forsake me. G/C D/C/G the clouds are natures' endorsement of the abstract, we are closing in on the summit..., poly sleeves, product codes for poly sleeves, poly pro jewelcase sleeves SCD615PP no flap. national reservation number 629 643 447...21.99 per day-airport.
let the lovely dead drag me down, olympia washington,UPS ACCT. W0 1324, set up, sound check, tracking 3pm.any new ideas? way up yonder, above the sky, eyes like a morning star...
first loop jews harp (canned heat), indian drum, strawberry shortcake fast electronic drum, that might keep the red ink from flowin' out of his mouth...we felt our way through claw hammer banjo, at happy hi holler, bob pigeon sweat to death.
Tom Greenwood-Portland 2007 (από τα liner notes του Freedomland των Jackie-O-Motherfucker)