DJ Mondo – Skull Island Sessions: Special Guest Castaway – 31ric

After a short hiatus, Chicago musician 31ric (a.k.a. The Lord of Thunder) picks up his bass for some informal jamming with DJ Mondo.

31ric washed up on the shores of Skull Island during some severe weather this week. He didn’t have to ‘get his chops back’, because they never left.

Have a listen to this Skull Island session, then check out his blog (www.31ric.com) and Twitter feed (@1bluebass).
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The Skull Island Sessions are a peek into DJ Mondo’s lab. A sound sketchbook of beats, rhythms and noise that will get inside your head.

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DJ Mondo contemplates what drives the masses during the Lunch Rush.

It’s difficult to get a handle on what actually motivates humans to action. Social inequity. Injustice. Governmental corruption. The suffering of other humans. Even when glaringly apparent, these are not always sufficient.

While they’re often tentative, at best, to unite and mobilize for what is generally considered universally desirable  (e.g. social welfare, universal health care, infrastructure maintenance), they’re more than happy to tell anyone that will listen what they hate (that other religion, those people over there, anything that’s not the way it used to be).

Anyway, check out this tune…

DJ Mondo contemplates what lies below during the Lunch Rush. 

I’ve noticed humans watch the sky a lot. 

Traditionally, a lot of good things come from the sky. Gods. Angels. Benevolent aliens.

Humans don’t seem to consider much the opposite of those things that are traditionally thought to come from underground.

You feel that shaking? Maybe it was that truck that just passed. Maybe not.

Check out this tune. 

DJ Mondo accepts Pope’s tacit approval of everything he says and does. 

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To my surprise and great pleasure, I caught Pope Francis giving me the holy ‘thumbs up’ from a bookstore window on Michigan Avenue today.

Since the cardboard cutout is licensed by the Catholic Church, it undoubtedly represents the Holy Father’s approval of everything that passes by that section of street. I’m not sure if the Pontiff heard my tunes Scorched, The Pious DJ or Vulcan Sex Pinch, but I’ll accept his “Keep up the good work, Mondo.” with all the grace and humility that a secular cyborg DJ from the future can muster.

You’re welcome, Vatican.

 

 

DJ Mondo – Skull Island Sessions: The Technical Problem of Peace

DJ Mondo – Skull Island Sessions: The Technical Problem of Peace

Humans tend to think of peace as a state dependent on personal or collective temperament or morality.

While that is true, contributing factors to global peace also include accessibility, cessation of want or scarcity and balanced commerce.

Once these technical issues are overcome, the remaining issues of morality or temperament become clear.
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The Skull Island Sessions are a peek into DJ Mondo’s lab. A sound sketchbook of beats, rhythms and noise that will get inside your head.

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It’s not the lunacy. It’s the doubling down on the lunacy I’m against. 

Humans have this tendency, especially in this election year, for some reason, to avoid any degree of introspection and dig in their heels after making some ridiculous statement, observation or underhanded insult. Doesn’t matter if it’s racist, sexist, homophobic or just plain adds insult to injury

The initial slight can be amended, atoned for, etc. It’s the doubling down that’s the issue. Doubling down means you’ve already decided you’re right and screw everyone else. That’s a barrier to actually having a dialog that gets things fixed. 

Pull your head out. 

Anyway, check out this tune…

DJ Mondo pops the (musical) question during the Lunch Rush.

Throw the bouquet and rush down the aisle! After the unnatural marriage of Techno and Funk, your whole life is ahead of you now.

Meet the bride.