Lost Turntable: Now with 43% less migraines

You may notice a slight color change here! Why? Well, it’s a long story. Seriously, it goes back like six years.

When I first started this blog in 2006, I was still using an old-fashioned CRT monitor. Now, if you recall, back with CRTs, it was much easier to read white text on a black background than it was to read black text on a white background. Well, flash forward six years and several flat-screen monitors with increasing contrast later and oh my god reading plain white text on a pure black background makes my eyes want to pop out of my head.

So I was bored today and decided to finally give it a go at fixing it. I’m not super-happy with the results, but I do think it makes the site a bit easier on the eyes. What do you think? I know it’s not the prettiest color layout in the world, but hell, neither was hot pink and black. So whatever.

Now for a bit of shameless self-promotion. Over at my other site I wrote up a quick thing on this odd David Bowie record I found. And I also did a review of Death Waltz’s incredible Fog release. Read ’em. Love ’em. Share ’em. Make me happy. Repeat. And if you like reviews of hard-to-find and ridiculously expensive vinyl releases then check back at Mostly-Retro later this week and into the next for a review of the deluxe edition of Franz Ferdinand’s excellent new LP, as well as a look at a ridiculously rare record from a psych-rock band you’ve probably never heard of.

Cuz that’s the shit that really brings in the hits.

Information Society
Make It Funkier (Boot It Up Vocal)
Walking Away (SMD Mix)
Walking Away (House Dub)
Been a while since I posted any Information Society (or as the kids call them, InSoc). “Walking Away” was the second single from their debut album. It’s a solid tune, but let’s be honest here, it’s no “What’s On Your Mind (Pure Enegery).”

I don’t know what the fuck/funk “Make It Funkier” is, but it sure as hell ain’t funky.

Ryuichi Sakamoto
You Do Me (The Justin Strauss Remix)
You Do Me (Froggy Mix)
You Do Me (Just Right Dub)
You Do Me (7″ Mix)
I think I managed to go a whole month without posting some Sakamoto! Let me check to be sure…

Okay, so a few weeks ago I posted those Akiko Yano songs that he produced, co-wrote and performed on, but technically speaking they weren’t Sakamoto tunes, so I’m sticking by that. “You Do Me” is less disgusting than its title suggests, but it’s still not the best track. I like it for what it is, but when I get the Sakamoto itch (ew) I tend to go towards his work with YMO or even his classical stuff more often than this, it’s just a bit annoying if you ask me.

5 Responses to “Lost Turntable: Now with 43% less migraines”

  1. funkyc says:

    Glad you are thinking about making this easier to read. White text has been shown to reduce readership by significant amounts (some say 70-80%).

    I think what you might want to try is to flip things. Black (or dark colored) text on a white (or light colored) background is much easier for visitors to read.

  2. Keith says:

    Wow! Froggy remixed Ryuichi Sakamoto?! Your blog never ceases to surprise/delight. Here in the UK ”Froggy” was a well-known DJ to my generation (I’m really old). I remember going to his jazz/funk/soul nights way back in the mid-seventies. These were held every Thursday night at Newham town hall in East Ham, a borough on the outskirts of east London. And when was this? It was way back in 1975-76 when I was just fifteen and still at school. And if you want to know more about this innovator you could start here: http://www.djhistory.com/interviews/froggy

  3. Deke DaSilva says:

    It’s a solid tune, but let’s be honest here, it’s no “What’s On Your Mind (Pure Enegery).”

    It sounds like a lame re-tread of their much better 1985 tune “Running”.

  4. DJ VYL says:

    Just another obnoxius reminder….
    Sheryl Crow
    Steve McQueen (The Minge Binge Great Escape Mix)
    Steve McQueen (The Minge Binge Great Escape Dub)
    Steve McQueen (Jorio’s Lectoluv Vocal)
    Steve McQueen (Jorio’s Lectroluv Dub)

    Yes, what is up with make it funkier??? Never could figure that mix out and why it went with walking away??!! Maybe it a sniff of rush back in the day?

  5. ~R says:

    2006? Holy fuck! So, ah. Are you gonna ever post some good music? Joking! Keep up keeping up!

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