1 (edited by setyabacksetyabacksetya 2018-04-30 07:08:17)

Topic: we were some of the young people wanting to drop out of the hassle

I was flipping through some of my records yesterday and looking at the random posters and inserts. One of my favorites is the insert in Bright Flight, which is a channel grid from Hum Depot in Nashville, with a lot of random non-instrument things filled in for many tracks.

Then I opened up Mirror Traffic and found this:

https://sites.google.com/site/abpubimg/_/rsrc/1525100803912/home/flower.jpg

and I recognized the first line from the chorus/bridge thing on Flower Children. Does anyone know anything else about this? I'm fascinated by it for some reason.

Re: we were some of the young people wanting to drop out of the hassle

I can't answer your question. But very personal (anecdotal) evidence tells me that this "unseen force" is "genetic instruction".

"In November of 2004, he lost 60 pounds while making the transition from a diet of chicken and cookies to a healthy vegan lifestyle."

Re: we were some of the young people wanting to drop out of the hassle

Oh, and "drop[ping] out of the hassle" ain't that hard if you have a nice line of bullshit & a trust fund.

"In November of 2004, he lost 60 pounds while making the transition from a diet of chicken and cookies to a healthy vegan lifestyle."

Re: we were some of the young people wanting to drop out of the hassle

And "at this point we discovered" Wild Turkey & fizzy water!

"In November of 2004, he lost 60 pounds while making the transition from a diet of chicken and cookies to a healthy vegan lifestyle."

Re: we were some of the young people wanting to drop out of the hassle

There is something wrong inside of everybody

Re: we were some of the young people wanting to drop out of the hassle

AWESOME!!!!

I hope that this is true. I love that tune. This is SO "Pennywhistle Thunder" of SM to do to us....

now, they're gonna burn me....

Re: we were some of the young people wanting to drop out of the hassle

setyabacksetyabacksetya wrote:

I was flipping through some of my records yesterday and looking at the random posters and inserts. One of my favorites is the insert in Bright Flight, which is a channel grid from Hum Depot in Nashville, with a lot of random non-instrument things filled in for many tracks.

Then I opened up Mirror Traffic and found this:

and I recognized the first line from the chorus/bridge thing on Flower Children. Does anyone know anything else about this? I'm fascinated by it for some reason.

Kinda weird we're just now bringing this one up, eh? About 6 months ago I moved my turntable and receiver into our bedroom, and when I was relocating everything I sat down and looked through all my SM records. I should've done a post on some of those things. I thought this was cool, but totally missed the Flower connection. I wonder if it is a quote from something else or a SM original poem.

One thing I hadn't noticed before that I really liked was on the back of CR (actually noticed this on the Desert Origins edition CD) there's a scrawl with something about how the tone you seek has nothing to do with your amp. Rings true as an amateur, hobby guitar player.

"Pussy licking school for dick sucking fools" is an absurd classic, but also pretty well known for obvious reasons. Kinda jumps out at you. Haha.

I find the artwork in general very interesting... lots of send-ups/rip-offs/co-opting of other art:
- J-bags rips off Imperial Teen
- MT uses the cover of the "Baseball" poetry book
- RET slightly riffs on the cover of an old Graphis
- Slanted is a Fall-ized version of some old album that I cannot remember at the moment... a piano deal, maybe even holiday music? Someone else here will remember and fill that in...
- CR and Watery are, as far as I know, unique unlike the above, but are clearly heavy riffs on any Fall album cover

- Nathan

Re: we were some of the young people wanting to drop out of the hassle

the intergoogles have nothing to say about any of these words, so i'm thinking they're either malk's or just completely fucking obscure.

One of these days I'm going to scan all of the liner notes, posters, inserts, ephemera, etc. You can upload those kinds of images to the pertinent entries on Discogs.com, which makes for kind of a cool record (bad pun).

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Re: we were some of the young people wanting to drop out of the hassle

setyabacksetyabacksetya wrote:

I was flipping through some of my records yesterday and looking at the random posters and inserts. One of my favorites is the insert in Bright Flight, which is a channel grid from Hum Depot in Nashville, with a lot of random non-instrument things filled in for many tracks.

Then I opened up Mirror Traffic and found this:

http://www.tc.umn.edu/~brun0238/download/flower.jpg


....THE UNIVERSAL GARDEN OF EMUNA

http://www.amazon.com/The-Universal-Gar … n+of+emuna

"From the beginning of time to this very day, there have never been two people with an identical mission in life"
"Every individual must find his or her own 'melody'- his or her own special talents, abilities, character traits that enable him to accomplish his or her own unique mission on earth."

"each of us- with our individual talents and aptitudes has a unique mission to accomplish.  Comparing ourselves with anyone else is therefore useless and counterproductive…..a person doesn't have to compare himself with anyone on earth."


"the world of personal prayer aren't written anywhere except on the walls of an individuals heart.  There is no greater manifestation of our individuality.  Personal prayers are the ones that are readily accepted because they're said with intent and earnest.  The path of personal prayer is not the beaten path of the masses; it's your own invigorating trail in an enchanted garden"

- Rav Shalom Arush, the Garden of Wisdom

Re: we were some of the young people wanting to drop out of the hassle

setya bumped this indirectly by linking it in the other thread. Really cool reminder. Has to be an SM original poem and I think it rings true for all time. Put it right up there with the It Kills coda.

An addition to my comment, I had actually done more digging re: Malk's album cover selections. The hands on CRCR -- the focal point -- were in fact taken from a Nat Geo photograph.

- Nathan

Re: we were some of the young people wanting to drop out of the hassle

Hah! Look at this, oddly, Steve replied to a question from someone along these lines today:

https://twitter.com/dronecoma/status/993534772918927360

So, the TT artwork was also co-opted from this: http://lotoisdumonde.fr/documents/lurca … monde.html

- Nathan

Re: we were some of the young people wanting to drop out of the hassle

Chris, thankfully I am far, far too lazy to ever undertake such a project.

Re: we were some of the young people wanting to drop out of the hassle

I mean

"drop out of the hassle"

That's a Malk phrasing right there.

- Nathan