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5unday 5essions, July 2011

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5unday 5essions will be on Sunday July 24th, 2011

Same rules and all that stuff.  I’ll be beaching it with Myrtle.  How about a beach 5essions!  I’m sold on that.  Beach update to follow next week.

Beach Cheers,

The Janitor

5unday 5essions – 3.0

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Dear 5ession-ers,

Welcome back my friends to my fantasy that never ends.  Come along and check out all the free media… etc. etc. ELP rules…

5unday 5essions 3.o begins just before our 3 year anniversary next month.  And hello nurse do we have a surprise for you…

Tacco Of

A 50 minute movie or short or film or… I’m not really sure what to call it.  But I can tell you that the shell of the narrative is based around a taco eating contest that V.I.5. (very important 5ession-er) Matthu and yours truly, The Janitor, embarked upon on a holiday Monday once upon a time.  Tacos were eaten, quickly.  Commentary was reported after the fact but with all the guile of two taco full contestants.  Various bits and bobs were thrown in for comic effect.  I hope you enjoi it.  There’s a fair bit of heady art in there, but also the hilarity of  two guys eating tacos.  And taking that way too seriously.

Moving on.  You may think, how can I watch this magical “Hickory” Clark Quick production?  Well, as I’ve mentioned it is 50 minutes long, give or take.  That means that you’ll have to download the Quicktime file.

We’ll be offering Tacco Of for free download starting this 5unday

All you need do is comment, email, write, or call to receive instructions.  We’ll be offering the high quality download via Dropbox.  However, due to the size of the file it will be offered only through my private Dropbox.  No YouTube, no video here on the site, just a one time offer to grab a gem from our soon to be archive.

After next month Tacco Of will be available for purchase, and here’s why.

5unday 5essions

will now be turning the corner as a record label.  Both specifically and superficially.  Meaning that in the coming year all the music we’ve accrued will be be pressed onto wax and made available in a limited run of 12′ records.  that’s right, we’re a record label now.

We’ve got a whole album worth of material that will be coming out this fall under an old monikor “Chrome Ball Incident”. There will be more physical product available because of this revival.  More fun stuff on this site.  More organization, quality, and participation.

As always, you, kind reader, are always welcome to send any media to this site and I will take the utmost care that it makes it’s way to the kind folks that will enjoi and support it.

Long live the 5essions!

The Janitor

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Here’s an exclusive foto from the archive.  And follow this link to the Foto 5essions on our Flickr stream for more fun.

10/20 Mix – a process

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Those of you familiar with the 10/20 mix will hopefully be delighted by this new project, which will mean that the 10/20 mix will sound a lot more polished.  For those of you not, here’s a primer:

The 10/20 mix was a regular feature of the 5essions now defunct/on hiatus 5ession-cast.  The idea was that I would grab 10 random records from my collection and build a 20 minute mix from them.  Records were truly pulled at random and spanned tempos.  This made for an interesting one-off mix, although it was certainly sloppy at points due to the fact that once I pulled the 10 records I did some preliminary programing and then went for one mix.  No re-do.

My idea was that it would keep me sharp as a DJ.  Now, later, I really can’t claim that status as DJs have regular gigs and what-have-you.  Still, I’d like to get back in the game so if this is my Rocky montage of prep-work so that I can eventually get back in front of 10’s of peoples then so be it.

Here’s the evolution of the 10/20 mix.  Since the 5ession-cast is on hiatus/defunct I thought it might be interesting to “workshop” the mix.  That is I still think the 10/20 mix is a good idea, but enough with the randomness right?  20 minutes seems to be a proper length to listen to someone mix.  Mix meaning just 2 turntables and dexterity.  The days of 60 minute DJ mixes seem to be a thing of the past.  Why listen to a mix on your headphones when things like Ableton have made it even easier for people to gig at local bars and clubs and provide you with a fair cross-section of what’s going on in the electronic dance music?  Exactly.  So, for now, I’ve decided that the 10/20 mix will be a look under the hood of what goes on when a “DJ” puts his head down and tries to make a mix.  If you’d be so kind to visit the 5ound Cloud page, you’ll find the mix “The One For Dain”.  Here’s the current track listing:

Emeralds – Goes By
They Live – 7998
Pieter K – Impressions
Jam City – Scene Girl
Drop Out Orchestra – Keep Walking
Snow Ghost – Lost At Sea
Yusef Lateef – The Three Faces Of Bala
Ricardo Villalobos/Los Updates/Anthony Collins – I throw water into a lake
VVV – Slacktide
Barry Manalogue – Koyo Front
Gatekeeper – Oracle
Susumu Yokota – Pony Tail
Efdemin – Acid Bells (Martyn’s Dark mix)
Millie & Andrea – Ever Since You Came Down

I do realize that this list contains more than 10 records.  This represents a first draft.  Similar to what the 10/20 mix has been in the past.  The mixing is novel at best.  But if you’re like me, I’ve always been interested in learning how the hell a person gets to a finished, perfectly polished mix.  I’ve never really been able to keep my attention focused long enough to sit with say 15 records and plot out a perfect mix.  Granted I’ve been one that enjoys randomness and unexpected things when I listen to a DJ or I do in fact DJ.  This keeps me firmly at the opening slot and a “DJ’s” DJ.  Not that I haven’t been completely comfortable being both of those things, its just that I wanted to try my hand at something that would end up a very polished thing.  Completely time stamped and ultimately more throw-away than the crappy 10/20 mixes of the 5ession-cast.

So anyway, here we go with another experiment.  I’m going to re-do the mix for the next couple of weeks.  I’ll put one up on the 5ound Cloud page, then take it down as the next becomes available.  Simple as that, until we get a nice tight 20 minute mix, comprising of just 10 records.

Enjoi,

The Janitor

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Organization: Coming Soon!

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Watch this space.,

The Janitor

The internet is text based

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Welcome one and all.  Here be the new home of Sunday Sessions.  To your right, some pages I will try to populate with archival material.  Sidebar: I decided to go with 5s for Ss in the title due to the fact that there is a monthly in London-town that’s called Sunday Sessions.  I’ve stated in the past that the inspiration for the title of what we do here is from the Tee Bee record on Subtitles called ‘Sunday Sessions.’  Also to maybe get some 5ive-alive rewind action?  Anyway, the WIX site will still be maintained, but since it’s such a bitch to deal with I will leave that site up for those who want to go and poke around.  I don’t know why web site design has gone the way it has, but I though it might be nice to rebel against a text based internet experience and have you play around with your cursor to try and find some icons on a page that would navigate you around the site, instead of just text based linx.  What could be more fun than a game of where’s the link to the next page or something interesting while staring at a beautiful foto?  However, there needs to be some brass tacks around here at Sunday Sessions H.Q.  Thus this site.  Frequent updates and permanent  linx to the Session Casts.  And since we are starting to grow a cache of fotos for submissions.  Those will be archived in the Foto Sessions page, as well as available in the artwork window of the Session Casts.  It’s on like DK, and I don’t mean Kaple.