Makes ya wanna think.

Watch Out, Lady Gaga!

My improbable “music” career continues to amaze and amuse me. Yesterday I got email from a Spanish fan alerting me to his review of Boogafoo and Pink Toads.

Google Translate assures me that the review says:

In the mid 70’s, a man named Doug Sharp let his young fingers on a Moog synthesizer play, finding ways pitched noise, full of intensity oscillations, which remained secret for decades, kept on tape until scanning XXI century. BOOGAFOO MUSIC (Itsu Jitsu, 2011), particular definition provided by her daughter, is eaten as a rehearsal for massage hallucinatory ears open, which gives two pieces that exceed 13 minutes, “Opus # Glork, Move 2” and “Schveltronia Bimmsler études, “sequenced together with other shorter. Underline also “Wasp train”, a playful track that moves like a locomotive difficult to pinpoint. Look to the right was saved …

Sharp does not stop to rescue these old keys, but proposes very new lines of flight, more puzzling, in Bite-Sized 5 Dozen Sonic Sculptures One (Itsu Jitsu, 2011), EP opening of a saga that will extend to 5, to be reissued in a box complete with a remix album. The dozen exhibits sculptures of yore as “fip fip Peodopular” the same track that closes BOOGAFOO … intersection that leads to an outbreak of glitch-hop (“Kuul”), the elusive rock of “Complicated”, kinematics for pissing of fear of “Citizen Sane” or IDM with muriatic acid to “Skink gobblers.” Among these miniatures (only two exceed the minutes) stand a “Metal on Metal” that strikes true, and “Down on the Pharm” or the base that Michael Jackson had worked in the case of pop to avant-garde. Investigations are appreciated.

I hope some of my Spanish/English-speaking friends can refine this translation. I love the fact that my music “is eaten as a rehearsal for massage hallucinatory ears open” and that “Sane Citizen” is “kinematics for pissing of fear.” Those are both valid comments about my music.

Entries continue to pour in for the 5 Bite-Sized Sonic Sculpture remixes. Hox turned in a wild and wooly remix of the whole album that he calls (poetically) “4:33:”, which he describes as “Result is like a demented drama micro-opera with a further more demented soundtrack.”

I’ve got a track on the ALTERED STATE OF MIND compilation. It’s a fairly long, dark track called “Oppressed by Dreamdark” because it was turned down by the Dreamdark label for being too dark and dreamy.

Here’s a picture of some Lily Pads in Sunlight for all you nature fans:

2011-08-12 Late summer 039My health is still scraping bottom but I am a lucky man because I can rest to recuperate.

Next week I do some querying to capitalize on the fact that Angry Robot is looking at my full of Channel Zilch.

9 responses

  1. Lyn

    Oh, that translation is fantastically, incongruously, sane. It is SO right. I am thinking of writing an “About Me” journal entry, post it into google for translation, retranslate, then publish. What wonders might be revealed about my inner organs and cognitive scintillations?

    In addition to the two excerpts that you pointed out, my favorite is: “playful track that moves like a locomotive difficult to pinpoint”.

    Congratulations and approbations. Love the Lillies et al.., Take care, and recover some neurons soon. xoxoxo -L.

    August 13, 2011 at 12:00 pm

  2. Dario

    August 13, 2011 at 12:33 pm

  3. Left in laughter and wordless adoration as with bats entangled


    August 13, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    • Lyn

      “I did not split the mask mad leeches.”

      Vietnamese, via Hungarian, through a filter of Azerbaijani and some traditional Chinese…end result, I’ll never scrape barnacles again! 🙂

      August 13, 2011 at 1:42 pm

  4. Doug, your music is starting to grow on me. I recently read a book about 1959 when the avant-gard hit a lot of art forms, especially jazz. That was the year of Ornette Coleman’s The Shape of Jazz to Come which broke free of the conventions of music. I think listening to Coleman is helping me get into your music.

    Sorry to hear about your health – I thought you were on the mend there for awhile. I’m also learning the limitations of my body.

    August 13, 2011 at 1:10 pm

  5. Thanks, all.

    Sorry you are succumbing to my music, James.

    Lyn – remember the auto-synopsis of Folders? What was it? It ended “I die.”

    Dario – may bees sway your limpidity hopeful

    August 13, 2011 at 6:12 pm

  6. Lyn

    “Lyn – remember the auto-synopsis of Folders? What was it? It ended “I die.””

    Wow – no way I could remember the words, but I remember the reaction to them! 🙂

    xoxox -L.

    August 13, 2011 at 9:17 pm

  7. “Offering. I die!”

    August 13, 2011 at 11:11 pm

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