Sunday Soul – saving the daylight for someone i love – March 25th 2012

saving the daylight

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  1. Sunshine:

    Sunday Soul is live now!
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  2. Sunshine:

    All done for this month, thank you for listening. Me and Sheena Easton are going to soak our feet in some warm soapy water with pretty flower petals in it and listen to Manuel Göttsching until the sun comes up.
    Whatever you’re doing I hope you have such sweet dreams when they come.

  3. Sunshine:

    Benjamin Franklin, the manic inventor, turncoat diplomat, lousy father, and wig wearing forefather of the first continental congress usually gets all the credit for introducing daylight savings time to the United States, but it isn’t true. Franklin did invent bifocals, the lightning rod, the self contained wood burning stove, the odometer, and the long arm, but Franklin only published his idea that we should find some way to extend the hours of daylight in the summer months as a means of increasing productivity in an uncredited letter to the Journal De Paris in 1784. Paris was the center of the world in the 18th century, and so that’s where the action was for old Ben. He devoted his live to being an expatriate statesman, and actually sided with the British with regards to the revolutionary war – meaning he felt it was best for the colonies to remain loyal to the crown – causing a terrible rift with his son who stood firmly for independence – until it became chic in Paris to favor revolution, then Franklin flipped his wig around and began speaking out in favor of separation. A typical politician.

    The idea of daylight savings was introduced by the hideously dull George Vernon Hudson – an English born, New Zealand entomologist and astronomer in 1895. By the age of 14 Hudson has collected such an extensive collection of British insects that he was already a published and well respected expert on insects. He found the island of Britain too small, and too confining, and moved to New Zealand with his father in 1881. His idea for daylight savings came as the result of the man’s own personal insistence on “excellence.” George worked in what he called “shifts” which allowed him to examine what he came to call “after-hours daylight.” In 1895 he presented a paper to the Wellington Philosophical Society proposing a two hour daylight-saving shift.

    Officially this is the procedure for saving daylight:
    In a typical case where a one-hour shift occurs at 02:00 local time, in spring the clock jumps forward from the last moment of 01:59 standard time to 03:00 DST and that day has 23 hours, whereas in autumn the clock jumps backward from the last moment of 02:59 DST to 02:00 standard time, repeating that hour, and that day has 25 hours. A digital display of local time does not read 02:00 exactly at the shift to summertime, but instead jumps from 01:59:59.9 forward to 03:00:00.0. In this example, a location observing UTC+10 during standard time is at UTC+11 during DST; conversely, a location at UTC?10 during standard time is at UTC?9 during DST.

    And what that means is that at Midnight in the spring we set the clocks forward an hour, and in the fall we set them back an hour. We spring forward, and fall back. What this does is it gives us longer daylight hours during the milder months of the year. Not only to promote more work time in the fields, but also to promote health and wellbeing – we have warm sun our faces after working hours, and that’s good for you, and also to reduce the amount of resources needed. We use less electricity and fuel when it’s daylight.

    The procedure wasn’t implemented in the United States until Word War I and we have been using it ever since. Countries like Argentina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Senegal, Sudan, Turkmenistan, and Tokelau liked the idea so much that they live on “permanent daylight savings time.” They changed their clocks, and never ever looked back.

    I love the relativity of time, and space. We live our lives by clocks, but the clock itself means almost nothing. I hear the question “what time is it?” something like a dozen times a day. It is a reference point for where we are in relationship with the sun. In a way it’s a beautiful and personal celestial positioning system – At noon the sun is directly over my head, and at midnight the moon is directly over my head, and the sun is directly below my feet – but this constant checking of the clock is also a spiritual barometer and betrays our lack of faith in this moment now. We live as if the sun is happening to us, and if we’re not careful it will slip away and we will be left in the darkness of space.

    Even though I never know what time it is, and rarely remember what day it is – these things are not important to me – Daylight savings time is my favorite time of the year. I love the afternoon and twilight hours, and I especially love that during this winter into spring period the days are getting longer and longer, and we have more time to play, prepare, and get together. It is during this time of year when I feel most optimistic, and get excited that something is coming, there is still another hour or two of daylight, and feel that everything is going to be wonderful. Personally I would rather save up all my daylight in a pretty little jar, and bring it out in the middle of the night. I would rather be dancing with the fireflies than working extended shifts in the fields.

    So as the planet swings around the sun again, moving us into a more optimistic and productive period, and all our clocks go out of sync with each other, I hope you’ve saved up all your daylight. I hope that deep in your wild and flaming hearts you have a reserve of warm and beautiful bright light to light up your eyes, and light up your nights.

    Last night’s transmission was so much fun. I brought out some antiques, and some killer new music too. I played all new ideas, and didn’t rely on anything from previous programs. I began in the low places, and brought them up into the light like a sunrise, and then we unbuckled our belts and connected in a deeply personal way. Then I broke you down with disco, and eventually couldn’t resist the temptation to throw in some late 80’s breaks and even a rave anthem. Mostly I played re-worked and re imagined 80’s electronic dream music. I love illustrating that this electronic music we love so much is a pan-genre mosaic of anything goes, and everything flows, and no terrified little weenie is going to put me in a box – nobody puts this dreamy little baby in a corner, ok? – So I’ll wrap up some dubstep, intelligent techno, ambient, break beat, disco, electro, and club mixes in a long drawn out aural essay on dalylight savings time and still call it house.

    I don’t do this to be an antagonist – ok, maybe I do a little bit – or an elietist – ok, well maybe I do think that my way is a better way than playing the same thing all night, and separating from each other on purpose, and limiting ourselves so steeply (and thus creating tiny little flagging sub sets of community) is lame, cause I do – Maybe it’s an antique idea and we don’t even want to commune, or to be together under one roof right now, but I do. And I suspect I always will.

    Here is the track listing for Sunday Soul – saving the daylight for someone i love

    1. Sunday Soul – Program ID
    2. The Low Places – Jon Hopkins
    * introduction
    3. Tick of the Clock – The Chromatics
    4. Don’t Worry, It’s Just Me – Fantastic Man
    * love you in the daylight
    5. The More I Want – Larse
    6. A Sort Of Homecoming – Michael Cassette Remix – Paul Keeley
    * wild flaming hearts
    7. Ain’t That Love – Maceo Plex
    8. Oxia – Sun Step – Oxia
    9. Beautiful – Rocco 120 Remix – Jask feat. Jocie
    10. VerKday! – Piltdown Sound Redux Mix – Luis Armando
    11. Deal ‘Em – Chris Malinchak
    12. Joystick – Discodeine
    13. Can’t Live Without Music – Wolf+Lamb Mix – MAM
    14. Knightlife – Serves You Right – Emperor Machine Remix – Knightlife
    15. Fuga – Dany Dorado
    16. Ridin’ High – Lee Stevens & The Beautiful People
    17. Beauty & The Bass – Psychemagik
    18. Faith – The Dead Rose Music Company
    19. Icarus – ?NT Remix – Madeon
    20. West Coast Lady – Special Disco Mix – Andromeda Orchestra
    21. Moonlight Feels Right – Tom of Finland Mix – Starbuck
    22. Trouble Trouble. Alphabet City
    23. Somebody That I Used To Know – John Walker Re Edit – Gotye
    24. In my room – Moy Santana & The Gekkonidae
    25. Will Be Now – Young Edits Club Mix – Jon Talabot & Pional
    26. The Ghetto – Suonho Re-Edit – Donny Hathaway
    27. Bedroom Bullies – Sleazy McQueen Remix – Gazeebo
    28. One & Only – The Shack
    29. I Got Your Back – Kruse & Nuernberg Atmospheric Mix – Sunshine Jones
    30. Deep Inside – Raw Mix – John Collins
    31. Nightcall – Breakbot Remix – Kavinsky (featuring Lovefoxxx)
    32. Darkest Star – MAU vs Crosby Stills & Nash
    33. Hey! Hey! Can U Relate – Sunshine Dub Instrumental – DJ Mink
    34. Ramjac – Massif feat Mixmaster Morris
    35. You’re My Only Man – Raiana Paige
    36. Dark Side of the Shroom – Green Mushroom
    37. Ostinato Bass – T2MM Remix – Rene Costy
    38. Kolombo rework – I like to party – Oliver Cheatham
    39. Thriller – Knightlife Timewaster Edit – Michael Jackson
    40. Bedroom Dancer – Wolf+Lamb Mix – MAM
    41. Feel Alright – Manuel Kim Dub Edit – Komiko
    42. Peaches – Black Motif
    43. One & Only – The Shack dub mix – The Shack
    44. Ordinary People – Jihad Muhammad Remix – John Legend
    45. I Found Love – White Label Version – Blaze
    46. In 2 Minds – Kromestar
    47. Flotation – Subsonic Grid Mix – The Grid
    48. All Inside – Bondax
    49. Sunday Soul – Program ID
    50. Just Be Good To Me – SOS Band
    51. Sunday Soul – Program ID
    52. Contest results *

    Total Running Time: 04 Hours 35 Minutes 02 Seconds
    * performed live

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  4. Ocean's Edge:

    Thank you for pleasuring our ears and enlivening our Monday with your beautiful thoughts ♥

  5. Sunshine:

    Loving you Ocean!

  6. Sam Heywood:

    funkiernthan plaid

  7. Aaron Karcher:

    You have a beautiful soul I will see you soon:)

  8. Edward Gregory Doane:

    It’s wonderful because as we speak, we are undergoing an artistic renaissance. All of the beautiful and unspoken things that invaded your warehouses and your dirty basements and your living rooms are still here, and they linger in the souls of those who know.

    I might not have been around in the 80s/90s to experience the sense of community that you had when you sang sweet songs to each other and danced in the abandoned spaces with your 909s and 303s. But I lust so bad for that, baby. I want it, I want to be a part of it, and now, I truly feel like we have the opportunity to do just that.

    Our sense of community may be subdivided by the things that are handed to us on a silver platter, whether it is in your workplace, on the radio, on TV or in the Universities. All I know is that I refuse to be part of a ‘lost generation’. Everything is not lost, but it is fragile now more than ever, and Sunshine, thank you for being a guide through this rough and tumultuous, yet fun and exciting time we call life.

    I love your heart baby, I appreciate your soul. ♥

  9. Sunshine:

    These are indeed inspirational times! Thank you Edward.

  10. Paul Pommes:

    the days are getting longer ♥ axial tilt ♥

  11. Skottrokks:

    yes sir, great show last night. I don’t get to tune in often, but when I do, you never dissapoint. See you in May.