Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Scary X-Ray

Also, Scary Nose!

Street Rage

Get a random video such as Street Rage (Classic BMX vid) at
You need to download the viewer first tho.

Via the Google Blog

Other google video finds: Street Drummer , PING PONG Matrix style (or Flash Version of the famous ping pong here if you can't download the google video viewer).

At Least One

"At least one" is a mathematical term meaning one or more. It is commonly used in situations where existence can be established but it is not known how to determine the total number of solutions.
One of the three jokes known to Christopher, the protagonist in the novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, concerns the preciseness with which mathematicians apply the term "at least one." As told by Christopher (Haddon 2003, p. 142), the joke runs as follows. "There are three men on a train. One of them is an economist and one of them is a logician and one of them is a mathematician. And they have just crossed the border into Scotland (I don't know why they are going to Scotland) and they see a brown cow standing in a field from the window of the train (and the cow is standing parallel to the train). And the economist says, 'Look, the cows in Scotland are brown.' And the logician says, 'No. There are cows in Scotland of which at least one is brown.' And the mathematician says, 'No. There is at least one cow in Scotland, of which one side appears to be brown.' And this is funny because economists are not real scientists and because logicians think more clearly, but mathematicians are best."
Haddon, M. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. New York: Vintage, 2003.
Eric W. Weisstein. "At Least One." From MathWorld--A Wolfram Web Resource

Friday, August 26, 2005

Is it weird in here, or is it just me?

Crazy one liners by the genius below.
Steven Wright one liners - loads!

Such as...

The other day, I was walking my dog around my building... on
the ledge. Some people are afraid of heights. Not me, I'm
afraid of widths.

When I was five years old I was on a merry go round. There was
a gunshot nearby. The horses stampeded. There I was running
down the street on a purple wooden horse.

I can levitate birds. No one cares.

It doesn't matter what temperature the room is, it's always room

Shoulda, Coulda, Will parenting blog music video blog

from top 500 current blogs

(Via Growabrain via A Welsh View )

Clattering Locomotion

Via BigRockCandyMountain. The one unique MP3 blog.

God-like speed

Ninja Game - "N" via

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Puppet DJ

...and other weird finger puppet Flash videos... (Via Linkbunnies) .

Click on GB to get English.


while you're on Linkbunnies try the Church Sign Generator.

Great fun.....

...and Generator Blog has Ascii art Generator. Turns your photos into a pile of letters that is still the photo .. if u stand back a bit.. and squint your eyes.

"Lost" Theories

It seems that the cast of Lost don't even know what it's about. They're releasing the DVD in America next week and this link is them discussing their theories of what it's about.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005


Second Hand Songs - A Cover Songs Database

Most sampled performer
Most sampling performer


Artist: Booker T. & The M.G.'s
Featuring Booker T. Jones

Booker T. & The M.G.'s
Sampled by Cypress Hill
Green Onions
Booker T. & The M.G.'s
Covered by (6 artists)
Hip Hug-Her
Booker T. & The M.G.'s
Covered by (2 artists)Sampled by Ice Cube
Melting Pot
Booker T. & The M.G.'s
Sampled by Big Daddy Kane
Soul Limbo
Booker T. & The M.G.'s
Covered by George Benson
Time Is Tight
Booker T. & The M.G.'s
Covered by Topper Headon


3 Feet High and Rising
By De La SoulLabel Tommy Boy (1989)

A Little Bit of Soap
De La Soul
Contains samples of (2 artists)
De La Soul
Contains samples of (6 artists)
Can U Keep a Secret?
De La Soul
Contains samples of New Birth
Change in Speak
De La Soul
Contains samples of (2 artists)
Cool Breeze on the Rocks
De La Soul
Contains samples of (8 artists)
D.A.I.S.Y. Age
De La Soul
Contains samples of The Rascals
De La Orgee
De La Soul
Contains samples of Barry White
De La Soul
Contains samples of Sly & The Family Stone
Do as De La Does
De La Soul
Contains samples of Average White Band
Eye Know
De La Soul
Contains samples of (5 artists)
Ghetto Thang
De La Soul
Contains samples of (3 artists)
Jenifa Taught Me (Derwin's Revenge)
De La Soul
Contains samples of (2 artists)
Magic Number
De La Soul
Contains samples of Don Covay
Me, Myself and I
De La Soul
Contains samples of (5 artists)
Plug Tunin'
De La Soul
Contains samples of (3 artists)
Potholes in My Lawn
De La Soul
Contains samples of (3 artists)
Say No Go
De La Soul
Contains samples of (7 artists)
Take It Off
De La Soul
Contains samples of Headhunters
The Magic Number
De La Soul
Contains samples of (6 artists)
This Is a Recording 4 Living in a Fulltime
De La Soul
Contains samples of (2 artists)
Transmitting Live From Mars
De La Soul
Contains samples of The Turtles
Tread Water
De La Soul
Contains samples of People's Choice
Added by Denis on 2003-08-29 13:12:25

Don't try downloading off these links. They're just info like!!

"I like the record a lot.." Clips of..
(Listen to Samples. To hear a song sample, click on the song titles below)(Obviously.)

Broken Social Scene - "You Forgot It in People"

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Let's put a pocket on it!

AL Jackson...what a drummer!
Booker T. & the MGs
Greatest band of all time?

Drummer: Al Jackson, Jr

".....Al was the son of big band leader Al Jackson, Sr. He began playing drums on stage with his father's band at the age of five. After playing with Willie Mitchell's band, he was recruited by Booker T. Jones in 1962 to play his first session at Stax. As guitarist Steve Cropper relates in the following interview, "It didn't take but about one or two sessions for everybody to realize the potential of Al Jackson and how good he was."
Al was a few years older than the other members of the Stax session team Steve Cropper (guitar), Duck Dunn (bass, who replaced Lewis Steinberg) and Booker T. Jones (keyboards, sometimes replaced by Isaac Hayes when schoolwork called). The younger players respected his experience and looked up to him. They relied on him to "put a pocket on it," as he called it-find the appropriate groove that would transform a good song into a great song, one that would also become a dance hit. This he did with a regularity that has yet to be surpassed.
His style was powerful, groove-oriented and deceptively simple. Many have imitated his playing but few have captured its strength and feel. For the better part of 10 years he came to work everyday cranking out solid, creative grooves. His drumming became easily recognizable and an integral part of '60s and '70s soul.
Al Jackson was tragically murdered in 1975, at age 39. His long time partner at Stax, Steve Cropper, graciously consented to do the following interview about Al so that the public can learn more about the life and spirit of this great drummer." Interview

Clips from

Friday, August 19, 2005

Giant X's in your eyes.

Marcel Duchamp + Low
Marcel Duchamp - Entire Musical Works - Things We Lost In The Fire

Never Cold Call

Good read.
"I didn't make real money in sales - I'm talking five figures per month - until I quit my last job and set up an independent sales agency. I eliminated competition by representing EVERY provider in my industry, I gained some tax advantages by becoming self-employed, and I had a new level of freedom to do the things that actually made me money instead of making 50 cold calls every day just to appease some dictator sales manager. If you've been backed into a corner by stupid rules and regulations that prevent you from making money, you should seriously consider it too."


Starry Nights

Good blog post about Perseids shower.

To here knows web

Some nice quality clips to check out on mybloodyvalentine net (via inkoma) (via irishmusiccentral)

This Is Your Bloody Valentine
Forever And Again [216kb, 27 secs]
Homelovin' Guy [164kb, 20 secs]
Don't Cramp My Style [160kb, 20 secs]
Tiger In My Tank [188kb, 23 secs]
The Love Gang [156kb, 19 secs]
Inferno [200kb, 25 secs]
The Last Supper [188kb, 23 secs]
No Place To Go [180kb, 22 secs]
Moonlight [284kb, 35 secs]
Love Machine [256kb, 32 secs]
Sandman Never Sleeps [284kb, 35 secs]
The New Record By
Lovelee Sweet Darlene [272k, 37 secs]
The Danger In Your Eyes [272k, 36 secs]
Another Rainy Saturday [252kb, 31 secs]
Various Sound Clips
Never Say Goodbye 172kb, 20 secs
from the Ecstacy And Wine LP
You've Got Nothing 168kb, 25 secs
from the You Made Me Realise EP
Slow 200kb, 24 secs
from the You Made Me Realise EP
Drive All over me 176k, 24 secs
from the You Made Me Realise EP
Instrumental A 272kb, 34 secs
from the special insert with Isn't Anything
Instrumental B 180kb, 22 secs
from the special insert with Isn't Anything (this clip mistakenly formerly known on this web site as Instrumental A)
Part 1 332kb, 42 secs
from an interview in "The Story Of Creation"
Part 2 348kb, 44 secs
from an interview in "The Story Of Creation"
We Have All The Time In The World 172kb, 21 secs
from the Peace Together compilation
Lush - Sweetness and Light(The Orange Squash Mix) 155k, 21 secs
from the Splendor soundtrack
Incidental 1476kb, 21 secs
from Offbeat - A Red Hot Soundtrip
Incidental Peace476kb, 21 secs
from Offbeat - A Red Hot Soundtrip
No. 3(excerpt)
from ExaucŽ/Salt CD

Meteor showers till 22 aug

Persieds Meteor.Pic of one from Perseids meteor shower.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Is it a dream? Is it a lie?

Arcade Fire Lyrics. Scanned in "CD pix". Via The Torture Garden .....good MP3 blog.

Click below.






Ultimate Flash Sonic

Play Sonic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Sonic!!!!!!!

Madchester's history

"....requested All On You (Perfume) by Paris Angels. These guys were essentially a one hit wonder, and it's all about this remix."

On Silence Is A Rhythm Too

MBV Videos

Here for MBV vids. Site:

Promoting Irish music online since 1997

"If No Disco were a website, this would be it." -

"An excellent Irish music resource" - The Irish Times

(It is good. Especially having a load of MBV vids to download.)

"City Girl" Download the video for 'City Girl' from "Lost In Translation" (12.2MB)

"Feed Me With Your Kiss" Download the video for 'Feed Me With Your Kiss' (11.4MB)High quality streaming option

"You Made Me Realise" Download the video for 'You Made Me Realise' (11.6MB)

"Soon"Download the video for 'Soon' (32.8MB)

"Only Shallow"Download the video for 'Only Shallow' (37.8MB)

"Swallow"Download the video for 'Swallow' (10.1MB)

Dodge Rambler????

Beautiful car. Dan says it's a Dodge Rambler.
Beautiful car. Dan says it's a Dodge Rambler.
It did say Rambler on the front too.
Taken at Abergavenny Steam Rally/Fair.

Shlowly but Shurely

Click below to listen to some of these trax....
"Q-Project. Four pieces of high quality fast soul bounce to rock and roll your system. Rinsed by Grooverider, Brian Gee, Friction, Fabio... Essential
1. obsession listen ringtone
2. slowly but surely listen ringtone
3. milk & honey listen ringtone
4. cotton eye joe listen ringtone..."

Housebreak your Dog

On (via MonkeyFilter) (via LinkBunnies)

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

"Another planet / Voyager" - Pendulum/

Click here to Listen to 2 min preview. ( Windows Media styley.)

Cool dnb online vinyl shop Red Eye Records..

Nice white background, funky graphics.

Uncluttered, unlike a lot of other sites that have a lot of vinyl to buy and preview online.

Check out their Top 6 of the past 3 years..below. (Click a b to listen)

1 Pendulum : Another planet / Voyager - Breakbeat Kaos £4.25 (4.99 inc vat a b

2 Calibre & Singing Fats : Drop it down / Bleep - Signature, SIG 006 £4.25 (4.99 inc vat) a b

3 Pendulum : Back to you / Still grey - Timeless £4.25 (4.99 inc vat a b

4 Ed Rush & Optical : Bacteria (Pendulum remix) / Gas mask (Ed Rush & Optical remix) - Virus, VRS 014 £4.25 (4.99 inc vat)a b

5 Various artists : Kingz of the Rollers part 3 - Pendulum, Vault / Total Science, Can opener / D Kay, Reach inside / Usual Suspects, Sapphire 7 - 31 Records £8.42 (9.89 inc vat a b

High Contrast vs. Future Sound Of London : Papa Nu Guinea remix, official version, not the bootleg with the tune mixed in at the end - White £4.75 (5.58 inc vat)a

© Copyright Red Eye Records 2005 All rights reserved.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

German JungleDrum 'n' Bass Online Magazine

Dodgy Google Translation here

"Polling -
Your opinion - D&B of bell tones for the Handy:

Completely nicely
If well - ok one!
Does not have to be
Bulletin hit!"

Results "

What is Drum'n'Bass? (of Kingsley Mars-resound)Which represents meanwhile a complex mixture from different influences and music styles, had modest roots.Even if many are divided over the determination of the first D'n'B plate, one can say that the combination of Lenny Dee's TRACK ' incoming goods of acres IE ' and release ' Baz De Conga ' brought the stone on Perfecto from the year 1989 in rolling. This work consisted of an interaction of many new ideas and sounds, whereby the connection is to be particularly emphasized saxophone of the employment of ' Monkey Say, Monkey DO ' with the Steel town center bleeps and Gospel Vocals.The crucial Kick however, which should reflect the attitude of this music from now on, brought with security Steve Bicknells mixture dull/musty, rolling Subbaesse with crack-ends Breakbeats, under from merciless Synthie attacks.With the constantly increasing number of the Piratensender in London and developing new clubs and labels, the basis of this new music form was created.Although the labels Mendoza and Reinforced, which were created in the spring 1990, predicted their own way to this music with their releases, this music form to at the end of of 1991 still ' bake tons bake ' with others Dance music styles played.But changed soon: The speed took too and thus became the break of the origins - (Acid)House - more visibly, likewise the individual Styles of the individual producers.Fresh wind and an important cut brought then release to ' Psychotronic EP ' from ' Earth Leakage Trip ' on that straight created label Moving Shadow and those increasingly on the Dancefloor cut publications, which were certain primarily by the labels Sub cousin, Ibiza and sound OF The Underground.Nebula II's ' Flatliners ' embodied the ' Darkside ' sound of 92/93. Threatening and dark sounds, inspired by Belgian Techno, worked together with the Groove.Likewise involved in the evolution this Styles in the ' Dark & Moody ' region was also Leeroy Smalls label ' formation ' from Leicester. The speed of the Beats continued to increase - bpm (beats by minute) increased from the region by 140 on up to 170!In place of dark elements more and more became hochgepitchte Sprachsamples as well as so-called ' barrier OF sound ' - Synthieakkorde into the ever faster becoming music integrates. A critical point in the development of Breakbeat was reached. Because many designated this music as Mickey Mouse sound and prophesied the imminent end of the category.Goldies ' terminator ' and a Whitelabel with the stamp ' TIC TAC Toe ' finally brought the very dynamic and completely overturned Underground on a new level: The white pressing impressed ripe one and Goldies dagewesenen yet with work convinced by technical finesse.Goldies work with the label Reinforced and surely also its legendary personality and enthusiasm always trend-setting for D'n'B made it the public sign of the music. He was finally also a first producer, who was gesignt with major (London record).1993 created LTJ Bukem its label Good Looking record. From there there was a Split in the music. Even if most accept ' Music ' are the pion he work of the more more musical form of the D'n'B, then were nevertheless LTJ's earlier works ' Demon's Theme ' and ' Atlantis ', which formed the platform for what later ' Ambient ' or ' intelligent ' Drum'n'Bass should be called.For which however Bukem had carried pioneer work out, was however neither ' ambient ' nor ' intelligently ', but rather one structured more Herangehensweise to the production, with which less attention perkussiven than many more one dedicated to the atmospheric elements.This again-defined ripe one particularly expressed itself by the work of Rupert park (alias Photek). In 1994 became of course on ' Good Looking ' as well as ' Certificate 18 ' works of it released, but particularly its publications on its own label ' Photek record ' proved a raid into before still unknown terrain. Its plates were different than all so far there been in this category: Sub orbital atmospheres imprisoned in the claws of parks inimitable Beats and frames from meagerly sown pulsating basses.1994 were also the year of the first Longplayer. To be called must here 4 Hero's ' parallel university verses ': An abstract double album, on which Vocals and the first unification were to be heard of jazz with Drum'n'Bass. Marks of Mac and Degos technical Skills made most speechless: 70 minutes full-packed with more were at all used fresh BREAK than in the preceded 6 months, as well as new production engineering e.g. a filtering - an element of Beat programming from then on any longer which can not be excluded.This recent discovery and integration of the jazz rang a turning point. From now on jazz elements in a set of publications emerged. Perhaps at the most remarkable with the ' Icons ' project of Blame & Justice on Justice label ' decaying Urban jazz ', as well as on D*Note's ' Criminal Justice ' Longplayer.The city Bristol and the Bristol Style born there impressed the Jungle scene at this time with the ' Full Cycle ' label. Together with Bryan Gee's Londoner label ' V Recordings ' published it a tide from works. Artists such as Roni Size, Krust, which, Flynn & Flora and Bill Riley had thus been able to create a forum, on that them jazz, Dub and in a completely new way could present Smokey Trip Hop of elements.1995 were the year of the ' Techstep '. Even if the term were taken over by the Compilation LP of East London of the label ' Emotif ', it is all-side well-known that DJ trace, Nico could celebrate with NO u-turn, as well as Grooverider with its label prototype with new sounds a Revival of the Darkside come into oblivion! Release such as Blame's ' planet Neptune'und SOURCE Direct's ' Snake Style ' - even if latter more were based on the technological side of the movement - affected the direction of the Techsteps and the careers of some artists 2 years later.In 1997 several development trends in the now world-wide propagation of Drum'n'Bass were recognizable. A second wave of the Majorsignings fallow on and LP's of DJ Krust, 4 Hero, Adam F, Goldie, SOURCE Direct and Dillinja were expected, during fresh Longplayer appeared e.g. Photek's ' mode Operandi ', as well as the Full Cycle crew Reprazent with Lobeshymnen ueberschuettet became. The latters won 1997 also the prestigious Mercury Music Award.Auf of the other side were labels, as for example James Lavelle's ' Mo'Wax ', strongly to it interest D'n'B producer in the instrumentelen Hip Hop range to merge and turned around.While many presented the Produzenten/DJ's in the USA as well as in Japan, gesignten by major labels, humans their music, ever more club and Piratensender were those, ' who spread the word ' in England.Starting from 1998 Drum'n'Bass was regarded further as its own music. 4Hero's ' 2Pages ' showed the world exactly, where this Bedroom producer developed: Musician without rules. From all large names albums were announced or published. All signed either with a major or on their own label sufficient financial security attained - indications of how strong the market had become in the meantime.As independent category Drum'n'Bass stays further completely at the point of the technical and production-referred innovation, while the constant dynamics of the music and scene secure your longevity and stability"....

Ha Ha.

Drum 'n' Bass Radio

bassdrive d n b radio BassDrive is a 24/7 drum and bass radio station featuring live shows with guest DJs, as well as broadcasts from venues all over the world representing the best of drum and bass & jungle music. BassDrive is also a new record label promoting US drum and bass. BassDrive internet radio offers superior sound quality in comparison to other online drum n bass and techno radio stations. Please tune in by clicking one of the tune-in buttons in the top left corner. Please refer to our help section if you experience problems listening to our online radio.

nice list of dnb radio streaming stations...on

crazy d n b site!

Drum'n'Bass mix search engine!

Welcome to - the Drum'n'Bass mix search engine! looks through the below listed boards for DJ-sets and Mixes.You can download the sets, add to your playlist and stream them. You're looking for a specific set? Just use the search option.
last update:

Top 15 D'loads (last week)
Roni Size & MC Tali - Live At Progression Sessions
EdRushW - MCRymeTyme - Live@AsylumTheater
DJ G - I - S @ Future Breakz, [2005 - 08 - 05]
Djmarky 29 - 07 - 05 pt2
EdRush & Optical@LasCuevasdeCamuyP.Rpart1
EdRush & Optical@LasCuevasdeCamuyP.Rpart2
880 JohnB DJMix August2005
JohnB DJMix August2005
Matrixw - MCRymetyme - Live@AsylumTheater
Djmarky 29 - 07 - 05 pt1
Djmarky 29 - 07 - 05 pt3

(via )

Public Enemy

(From Wikipedia)
Chuck D
Real name: Carlton Ridenhour
Role: Group leader, lyricist, main vocalist, and artwork
Birthdate: August 1, 1960

Flavor Flav
Real name: William Jonathan Drayton, Jr.
Role: Lyricist, vocalist, hype-man, and comic relief.
Birthdate: March 16, 1959

Professor Griff
Real name: Richard Griffin
Role: Head of S1W, liaison between PE and S1W, road manager. Ensured that the chaotic Flavor Flav was available when needed. Occasional vocalist and/or producer, plays drums at live shows.
Birthdate: August 1, 1960 (the same as Chuck D)

Terminator X
Real name: Norman Rogers
Role: DJ, Producer
Birthdate: August 25, 1966

The following are a part of The Bomb Squad, the revolutionary production group which is closely associated with (sometimes considered a part of) Public Enemy:
Hank Shocklee
Real name: Hank Boxley
Bill Stephany
Keith Shocklee
Eric "Vietnam" Sadler
The S1W's are sometimes considered a part of Public Enemy, as well.

Tyoogle MP3 Finder

MP3 search engine thingy. Does use google.

Friday, August 05, 2005

Turbo Spirit

Game - Turbo Spirit
"If you are a fan of classic 8bit and 16bit racing games Turbo Spirit is the game for you. It is simplistic but it has that classic charm."

Website - www.workcanwait

(Weird URL!)

Loads of online games and funny pics etc.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Is this pic for real?

Is this pic for real??
Is this pic for real?

Chessie - "Overnight"

From DJ Martian Archive - Sunday, September 30, 2001

"I received this info from an IDM discussion group on Yahoo Groups. Chessie - I received this info from an IDM discussion group on Yahoo Groups. Chessie - Overnight will be released on Plug Research on November 14th.

Comparisons to such disparate artists as My Bloody Valentine, Laika and Aphex Twin are all equally valid and give some idea of the wide-ranging influences at work on the Chessie sound


Artist: Chessie
Title: Overnight
Format: CD / 2xLP
Label: Plug Research (CD), 2.nd rec (LP)
Cat. Nr.: PR 31 / 2-nd 004
Distribution: EFA
Release Date: 14.11.2001

Electro-Motive, Daylight, K-Tower, Lineside, Pantograph Up, Cross
Harbor Interchange, Northern Native Junction, S To U, Eyes And Smiles

- "Overnight" is a ghostly meditation on the aesthetics of late night
train travel.

- One of the first projects to combine post-rock and experimental
electronic music.

- A swirling, indistinct realm of sonic abstraction with influences
ranging from the Beach Boys to My Bloody Valentine and Satie.

- 3rd album by an artist who combines live instruments, found sounds,
and non-sequenced electronics.

Somewhere between asleep and awake there is a suspended dream state
where sounds float and pulsate, where you can no longer trust your
senses. Chessie is the soundtrack to this special place.

Over the course of three albums, Chessie's Stephen Gardner has
plumbed a swirling, indistinct realm of sonic abstraction. Inspired
by the sounds of railways, his work has blended electro-acoustic
techniques, live playing and non-sequenced electronics in an effort
to capture the spirit and emotion of rail
travel. The propulsive, inexorable clank of steel on track forms the
rhythmic backbone of the Chessie
compositions, and makes a particularly American counterpart to the
motorik rhythms of much post-Kraftwerk music.

Begun in 1993 as a solo project, Gardner released two brilliant and
highly acclaimed albums of Oakland, CA's Drop Beat: "Signal Series"
in 1997 and "Meet" in 1999. Sparked by a love of chance composition
and avant garde rock and electronica, these seminal albums combined
acoustic instrumentation and processed found sounds and beats in an
entirely unique and seamless way. Comparisons to such disparate
artists as My Bloody Valentine, Laika and Aphex Twin are all equally
valid and give some idea of the wide-ranging influences at work on
the Chessie sound.

During the production of "Meet", Gardner began working with Ben
Bailes, and it is this very fruitful partnership that brings us
"Overnight." The nine songs on "Overnight" are a deliberate
meditation on the aesthetics of late night travel, and especially
travel by train. Tracks like "Cross Harbor Interchange" and
"Daylight" are positively mesmerizing with circular rhythms, graceful
strums of melodic guitar and pulsing, gated blasts of steam-like
noise. More abstract cuts like "Electromotive" are tone poems
constructed from samples and
displaced, skeletal sounds. The overall effect is ghostly and
penumbral, redolent of echoey tunnels and that last bit of darkness
just before the sun rises.


Begun in 1993 as the project of Stephen Gardner from Arlington, VA,
Chessie explores the physical,
emotional, and aesthetic aspects of railways through sound. Gardner,
who has worked for and traveled extensively on railways, processes
his railroad experiences through various Electro-acoustic production
methods including analog tape techniques, acoustic instruments, and
sequencer-less recordings. Following two full length LP/CD's (Drop
Beat's 1997's "Signal Series" and 1999's "Meet") and various singles,
Gardner was joined full-time by Ben Bailes, a sound engineer and
producer based in New York City, who has been listening intently to
the world around him for as long as he can remember. The two started
collaborating in 1998 while Gardner was recording "Meet", and came to
enjoy working as a duo. In the summer of 2000, Gardner and Bailes
began writing and recording "Overnight", a new LP/CD that features 9
compositions dedicated to railways and train travel throughout the

Check out his blog listings archive. Goes all the way back to Sep 2000.