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Friday, April 3, 2009

WHAT ARE YOU DOING, YOU SHOULD BE DOWNLOADING IT RIGHT NOW

I know it's silly to even pretend that anybody who's reading this blog today didn't already read Alex Ross's blog today but just in case, here is a three-line poem:

Free In C mp3.
Okay now click here and download that mother already. When's the last time you got 42 golldamn minutes of Terry Riley for free?

4 comments:

DJA said...

Free is awesome. I only wish the performance was stronger. "In C" can be so killing when everyone who plays it has a deep rhythmic pocket, but that is sadly not really the case here.

Dan Johnson said...

I agree, with reservations. I prefer the Bang on a Can recording to Riley's own, which is why I never bought this disc—but I also think that this shaggy-ass '68 hippie be-in (C-in?) is something of a must-hear, partly as a document of the composer's intentions. It has, hm, "a certain charm."

DJA said...

It has, hm, "a certain charm."

Yeah, I hear that, especially w/r/t the composer's own playing on this. It definitely captures the spirit of the times in a really vivid way. That said, it's not possible for me to listen to this without thinking, "C'mon dudes -- less Grateful Dead, more Sly and the Family Stone."

minim said...

Waah! US only! Grrrr*&%$*%^ Amazon *sob*