Sunday, July 20, 2008

W//K/ND PR/NZ Podcast: A Case of Balearia

photo of Weekend Prince by Zade, lifelong balearia sufferer: Fort Tilden, 7am

Weekend Prince Presents: A Case of Balearia

David Crosby - Orleans
Giorgio Moroder & David Bowie - The Myth
Thin Lizzy - The Sun Goes Down
Tiedye - Nothing
Night Plane - Stroke You Up
Todd Terje - Bodies (Prins Thomas Orgasmatron)
Lemon - A-Freak-A
Lee Douglas - Cum N Go
Piston Fiston - Pluto's Retreat (Fabrizio Mammarella Remix)
Kelly Polar - Sea of Sine Waves
Lindstrom - Grand Ideas
Max Essa - Back to the Beach
Zero 7 feat. Jose Gonzalez - Futures
Steve Hillage - Palm Trees - Love Guitar

We: are swathed in days of stuporous heat. The search for delicious, crushed-ice refreshments and dabutt trumps all others. Every summer has its share of ailments and remedies, and every summer around this time the disease known as Balearia begins to manifest its symptoms in those it has afflicted.

The name Balearia refers to an incurable parasitic infection both contagious and hereditary. It is derived from the musical term "Balearic," which refers to a certain style of beachy, sun-melted smooth trippy disco. The designation Balearia is used in conjunction with the symptom of: always needing to go to the beach, all the damn time. Sufferers are unable to find pleasure in non-beach activities such as: extended hanging-out in an urban environment, having to wait in line for stuff, and wearing pants.

Once an addict, they say, always an addict. Do not attempt to reason with the Balearia victim or otherwise curtail his/her efforts to get a fix. This mix is intended to be played in the car ride on the way to the beach, so that those suffering from Balearia can earn some morsel of respite while they patiently wait to arrive at the shore, like white-knuckled junkies clinging to the handrest.

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I've always wanted to open a mix with "Orleans" by David Crosby, which shows up at the very end of his solo record, and has a haunting chamber music vibe. "The Myth" is a soundtrack piece from "Cat People". "Stroke You Up" by Night Plane, you know. The Lindstrom track is fiery and is from his upcoming album release, "Where You Go I Go Too." It's three tracks long and each is an epic disco voyage ala Moroder's theme for "Battlestar Galactica."

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