70/140 stuff today. A little dub techno, a little IDM, a whole lot of dubstep. This mix features several classics from the likes of Tectonic Recordings, Punch Drunk Music, and three from Deep Medi Musik. (Plus a newer track by Rings Around Saturn).
Checked Twitch a few moments ago and saw that Feasel is streaming again after a five or six year break. Very happy to see him, I really like his streams, his attitude.
Watching Slacker (1991) again tonight. Looks like somebody has uploaded it to youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-U_I1DCGEY
I love Slacker. It reminds me of my 20s. I should write a few words about it.
This one's coming in a few days late because I really wasn't feeling it on Thursday (and Friday) so I took a break.
Continuing my playthrough of Shadowrun Dragonfall on stream tonight. The party has just tracked down Green Winters so I'm still in the first third of the game I think. Reading aloud and doing turn-based RPG combat at
Mikron / Ghost Node
from the 2019 album Severance on CPU Records. Whole album is really good. Flipped past it while taking notes for this week's mix. #currentmood
I'm really happy to have a quake mapping toolchain set up again. I don't do visual art other than mapping really so it's nice to have an outlet for that, to be able to paint a kind of picture or build a kind of sculpture. An environment.
Oh no the version of netradiant in the FreeBSD packages repository works and I managed to compile ericw's bsp, light, and vis.
It's going to be difficult to not spend all my time mapping for Quake.
Cameron Paul Tells All on youtube.com. 1989 DJing & tape editing & remixing VHS instructional video from legendary San Francisco DJ Cameron Paul. I watch it every now and then to see a pro at work. Posting about it today because I watched it again recently.
Records from Cameron Paul's remix service Mixx-It aren't hard to find in the local shops here. I've always loved coming across them, reading the name "Cameron" on a record full of electro and freestyle. The only one I have myself is Mixx-It 23, an awesome 12" of freestyle edits. It can be heard on youtube if you're curious.
Cameron Paul sadly passed away in 2018. RBMA has an excellent article looking back on his life & career and Cameron himself told a lot of his story through social media (including at this old blog). Rest in peace Cameron Paul.
And, incidentally, all three of the Harebrained Schemes Shadowrun games run perfectly fine on FreeBSD thru the Linux compatibility layer. (After installing the linux-c7 package and its dependencies).
So I finished Shadowrun Returns tonight and started its sequel Dragonfall. It's striking how much better the writing is in Dragonfall - better dialog, better scene setting, better worldbuilding. It's my favorite of the three Harebrained Schemes Shadowrun games, I love it a lot.
There's a *lot* of text to read though.
Streaming Shadowrun Returns tonight (because I like it and want to read to myself). I think I'm near the end so I might try to finish the game.
MTT 290 / Kind Of Simulation https://djcev.com/2022/09/mtt-290-kind-of-simulation/
Electro & techno in the 120s. Nothing new here I'm afraid, I think the most recent track is from last year, but good tunes nonetheless. (Some classics, some records I play a lot, and so on).
Practicing today. I have a bunch of good songs in a list and none of them sound right when mixed together. Frustrating. One of those evenings, I guess.
#quake1 Tears Of A False God was really really good. I think I ended the map with something like 750 enemies killed and 14 out of 16 secrets discovered.
Flipped past my copy of City Nights Power Mix 7 earlier so I spent the evening rewatching "Cameron Paul Tells All": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPrebr2DT1U
A distant wildfire has made the air outside unsafe, nasty. So I've had my window closed all day. It's gotten stifling in here, warm and heavy. I miss the cool breeze we had a few days ago.
About a month ago I started streaming video games at twitch.tv/andreaen. I split my time there between Quake and other games, currently Arcane Dimensions and Shadowrun Returns. I'm live three or four days a week (never on Wednesday or Thursday). Time of day varies depending on my sleep schedule.
One thing I won't be doing on twitch is streaming DJ sets, at least for the near future. Mixcloud seems like a better place for that anyway.
So if you want to hang out, watch some video games, maybe talk about how heavy records are, twitch is a good place for it.
Started up Shadowrun Returns after Quake today. I really like those games, the Harebrained Schemes Shadowrun games. I wish they would've made more of them. Hard to play on stream though, a lot of the game is reading.
I found a test version of pukka3tourney2 (AKA toxicity) for quake 1. Been jumping around it for like an hour. It feels good to get lost in quake movement again.
Some quick electro this week, high 130s. Something comfortable to mix. This hour features one track from Illektrolab's new Temporal Interference EP on Brokntoys, a couple recent downloads from Lasergum Records, and a bunch of old favorites.
Always a huge relief when the recording is good.