Tuesday, May 01, 2007

INTERMISSION

18 comments:

Emmett said...

Dear friends: It's been a whirlwind first 6 months here at A.D., and on this 7th month we are resting. We'll be back on or about June 1 with lots of new sounds for your delectation. In the meantime, have a great spring and feel free to dig through the archives, where there are various key tracks still available for download. See you soon. Peace and love... ARTDECADETEAM

ib said...

Irony, Emmett, and maybe some synchronicity at work as well. After being plagued with hardware issues and other problems, i've finally got back online only to find a couple of days in that you and Mike and Big B are taking a break. A month ain't too long to wait, but i truly hope to see you all back at the ranch as promised with your batteries fully recharged.

Hey, and thanks, too, for noting my absence. You didn't really think i'd abandon a site as inspired as Art Decade ? Best wishes. It'll definitely feel kind of strange to have the curtain down for a spell without the associated musical interlude.

Davy H said...

Am really gonna miss you chaps.

Consoling myself by thinking that if you have a whole month free to rummage the record stores and vinyl stands of the 'intinerant street vendors' of NYC (and maybe elsewhere?) then you'll be putting some seriously good music our way from June 1st.

No pressure then lads!

Peace, out.

Spencer said...

you guys are awesome.

Grant said...

Enjoy your break. Thanks for the nice intermission mix.
See you in June.

ib said...

Unlike Grant, i clearly suffer from near myopia and am unable to shuffle my mouse onto a neon-lit link when it appears before my eyes.

A Busman's Holiday, indeed. Pray to god you don't get me behind the wheel next time you prepare to board that Greyhound.

Davy H said...

Oh ho that Intermission music! I was transported back to a provincial cinema circa 1975, all orange proscenium drapes and lukewarm Kia Ora squash. And was that Caruso at the end?

Marvellous.

Enjoy your break guys.

Emmett said...

Hey Davy, glad you enjoyed the intermission music! No idea what "Kia Orange squash is" though -- oh right, now I'm remembering, "lemon squash" is like lemonade... so the libation you're alluding to must be something like the British equivalent of Orange Shasta or Fanta or Fresca?

The singer at the end is legendary cantor Joseph Rosenblatt recorded in 1918, praising the joys of the sabbath. There is a story (possibly apocryphal) that Caruso went to hear Rosenblatt sing once. I recently read an interview with Ornette Coleman in which he said he was listening to Rosenblatt, so that made me seek out that recording. Pretty powerful stuff.

Frasse said...

I found this site via your advertizising on progarchives.com some six months ago and I must say I've enjoyed my stay =)

Thanks alot and I hope you'll enjoy your break!

Davy H said...

Fanta's fizzy though Emmett, right? This stuff was still, diluted, sugared 'orange' juice that came in oblong plastic cups with a plastic membrane lid you pierced with a straw. I understand Kia Ora is Maori for 'Hello', so I'm not sure how it came to be the name of an English soft drink. Their ad campaign ran 'Adora Kia Ora' and featured cartoon birds not dissimilar to the crows in 'Dumbo' groovin' along to a reggae beat. I'll bet you're sorry you asked now huh?

Only from you could I learn about Joseph Rosenblatt(and have him linked to Ornette Coleman and Caruso in the same sentence!!).

Shanti.

Jordy said...

I'm digging this site. Keep it up.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your wonderful efforts. I enjoy the tunes immensely and look forward to your return. Enjoy the time away.

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your break as much as we enjoy your blog!

Emmett said...

Hey everyone, thanks for the kind words! This is really renewing our sense of purpose. We're looking forward to another "tour of duty" beginning in June...

Mike said...

While on intermission, and while not on intermission, I encourage that people check out hiddenjunk, which is accessible here: http://www.hiddenjunk.blogspot.com/ or by clicking on the link on ArtDecade's front page. hiddenjunk has been posting a series of brilliant and hilarious drawings / cartoons. Soon the NYer will be calling.

ib said...

"Please allow me to introduce myself.."

Just a sycophantic note to put on record how much i am missing the daily contributions from Art Decade. In the period you've been "off-air" i've been delving deep into my Rolling Stones back catalogue, inspired in part by the excellent bootleg post containing the marvellously funk laden "I Love Ladies" from their Black and Blue sessions.

My collection stops dead on Tattoo You, and even that seems to be stretching credibility by a couple of albums at best - beyond that i find it hard to countenance their pension defying stadium antics. Brian prematurely pops his clogs at Pooh Corner to a fitting Psychedelc maelstrom - the very cool hallucinogenic triumph his fellow Stones would later attempt to disown - and three decades later Keef fractures his hip attempting to deliver a tome from the topmost shelf of his personal library in Sussex. Irony.

Anyway, enough digressing. I look forward to your own life-affirming return. Until then i shall be assembling flat-pack Swedish furniture from IKEA and shifting books and sundries while keeping a watchful eye on my own failing back.

Emmett said...

Thanks for checking in, IB. Interesting panegyric/jeremiad on the Stones. Good luck with your back. "Lesson #1, that you learn when you're young: Life just goes on and on, getting harder and harder."

Aeschulus said...

Keep up the good work! Can't wait to see you back in action in just a few days!