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#DaCaLuF 124: Fire In The Arcuide

fire in the arcade [off transient lines (2013)] soundtracks a Bellais family adventure amidst cliff-dwelling Patagonian parrots (Monk Parakeets) in Argentina. Fwiw, we have Monks here in my Brooklyn neighborhood. They nest in a Con-Edison sub-station on the edge of a graveyard about 16 blocks south of me.

Pour débuter la descente en Patagonie, voici la falaise aux perroquets !
Musique: Fire in the arcade par Westy Reflector

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The Bellais family from France is traveling around the world in a converted old fire truck for 2-years. They’ve used a few of my tracks in their video episodes, and it’s an absolute kick to follow along and hear my songs pop up every so often. Follow them here:

http://dacaluf.com
https://vimeo.com/channels/dacaluf
https://www.facebook.com/dacaluf

Pied dedans, plein les yeux et le vent dans le dos!


mule radio 83

My track “fire in the arcade (the reflectors)” follows a Superchunk song called Digging For Something in this 83rd episode of Mule Radio’s The Mixtape. Made my day.

Download all of the tracks at once: freemusicarchive.org/member/timothy…ape_episode_83

Voices – Simon Mathewson
La Façon dont la Machine vers l’Arrière – Brian Jonestown Massacre
Tsuro Magena – Thomas Mapfumo and The Blacks Unlimited
Pleasantries – Tyler Jon Tyler
Love Me Like You – The Mythics
Sunday – Fire To The Stars
Preludium – 2 TOTEMS
Arnold Lane – Joe Boyd and Robyn Hitchcock
I Can’t Lose – The Chamber Strings
While You’re Sleeping, I’m Dreaming – Tamaryn
Jeanne Moreau – Souvenir Driver
I Feel Your Pain – Eric and Magill
Island on Fire – Monster Rally
The Creak of the Landline – Zapruder Point
Promises Promises – Barreracudas
Digging For Something – Superchunk
fire in the arcade – Westy Reflector
Good To Be Alone – The Bomb Busters
Caixa de Vidro – Stray
Bruce – Yellow Dogs
Mockinpott – Cordonegro
April 13th – Bait And Switch
Fifty/Fifty – Today’s Man
Noise Problems Selection – The Ray Pacino Ensemble
Highty Hangtime – Julian Winter


transient lines

15 november 2013

prologue: in recollection and amazement
grey sky undertow
riding waves
one city
night sky dead letter office
ursula
fire in the arcade (the reflectors)
soma
dreamy solace of rivers and bridges

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fire in the arcade (the reflectors)

I recorded and released records as The Reflectors from 2000 to 2010 (most of the band’s catalog is on Spotify, iTunes, CDbaby, Bandcamp, etc…). Arcade Fire co-opted my homonym this year and has been touring as “The Reflektors.” So I’ve resurrected my Reflectors to return the favor. Big HT to Lee Rosevere at @happypuppyrecords for the idea.

There’s a fire in the arcade
It’s never going out
A cold war never ending
A whole world cast in doubt

Just remember I’ll be easily found
‘Cos you lit the place on fire, but never burned it down

You blacked out Coney Island
And shorted out the games
You left the Cyclone to the ocean
And chained me to your name

Now I’m the lone Defender
A dream that never fades
And today became forever
Inside these arcade flames

Now you’re dancing on my ashes
I’m dispersed into a cloud
You got everything you wanted
Locked me in from without

Just remember I’ll be easily found
‘Cos you lit the place on fire, but never burned it down