1. To me, the goal of a mountain show is to find musicians whose music comes from places of personal intuition and seem to be communicating something about themselves that can't be put into words, and having them perform their music on different locations on Mount Taurus in the Lower Hudson Highlands. All in attendance hike as a group. The legend of Mount Taurus is that it is the giant corpse of an ancient, antagonistic bull. I spent a year as a teacher in Korea, hiking everywhere, and always loved keeping the legends in my mind. The mountain near my home had a legend that a fish descended from heaven and swam in a small pool on top. Another mountain had a legend that the gods would play with white deer near its crater lake. I think on the mountain shows, a lot of pretense is erased because hiking a mountain together can be exhausting. I also think that if I am really feeling a performance, my own or from others, My surroundings are transformed into a different place. We have had performances by streams, gigantic wells, on peaks, and in the ruins of the gigantic estate of Edward Cornish, who was once the president of the National Lead Company. I definitely experienced these places transforming.

    Daniel Goldberg

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  3. To me, the goal of a mountain show is to find musicians whose music comes from places of personal intuition and seem to be communicating something about themselves that can't be put into words, and having them perform their music on different locations on Mount Taurus in the Lower Hudson Highlands. All in attendance hike as a group. The legend of Mount Taurus is that it is the giant corpse of an ancient, antagonistic bull. I spent a year as a teacher in Korea, hiking everywhere, and always loved keeping the legends in my mind. The mountain near my home had a legend that a fish descended from heaven and swam in a small pool on top. Another mountain had a legend that the gods would play with white deer near its crater lake. I think on the mountain shows, a lot of pretense is erased because hiking a mountain together can be exhausting. I also think that if I am really feeling a performance, my own or from others, My surroundings are transformed into a different place. We have had performances by streams, gigantic wells, on peaks, and in the ruins of the gigantic estate of Edward Cornish, who was once the president of the National Lead Company. I definitely experienced these places transforming.

    Daniel Goldberg

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  4. This video was shot during the harsh Berlin Winter of 2012/2013. We very much thank Lee for giving us the oportunity to create this as well as the performing band Crystal Shipsss and the "Federica kids"!

    with love,
    Mouca

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  5. Beach Arabs - "Drifters"

    Music: "Drifters" by Beach Arabs
    Video editing: Augusto Lima
    Footage: Prelinger archives

    Liz::
    "Drifters" was the last, and in my opinion, the best song written for "Wild Movement," the Beach Arabs' second album, released September 2013 on Mouca/Acuarela records. I wrote the song in 2012 and it was inspired by three different guitar riffs from three different songs: the Nerves' amazing "Hanging on the Telephone" verse guitar riff, the chord voicing of the intro to the greatest Cure song ever, "Fire in Cairo" and lastly the main hook/intro riff of "And Your Bird Can Sing" by the Beatles.
    All three inspirations morphed into their own unique new elements pretty different from their original forms when the song was actually written.
    The lyrics are about the ever increasing entropy of life and how much I hate it; how, scientifically things only expand, separate and blur instead of focusing, centralizing, minimizing and creating a sense of grounding. Of course, that's only how I felt at the time, and perhaps everything goes the other way later on, but it is a running theme of anxiety. So, the songs about things not going as planned due to this entropy and steady detachment/separation of things from each other, and how the idea of patience seems like a stupid and futile solution for the problem.
    Lastly, the lyrics sort of attempt to rebel against that idea in claiming, "Everything happens now and here," thus implying that any ties to the future are pointless because of that entropy, so living "in the moment" is important, I guess.

    Augusto::
    There was no video for “Wild Movement”, one of my all time summer favorite albums!
    When Liz Hogg told me she was coming to Europe in July, we thought it was the time to do it. Almost one year later, the album feels as fresh as at the first day and i always wanted to make a video for “Drifters”.
    Liz told me how much she liked the old, scratchy, doomed look of Crystal Shipsss´ “Screaming Teens” so I dig again into the Prelinger archives and selected 34 movies in the time period between 1936 and 1976. These films were covering very different moods for summer- from “Everywhere but Here”, where we can see how teenagers want to leave home and boredom, to the heavy days of the construction of the World Trade Center in New York.
    The main idea was to create a frenetic collage between Television commercials, Aruba vacations, educational “Good Grooming for Girls”, “Data Processing Division” video documents, Willow Grove Park footage, the “Deaf Youth Group” dancing parties and deliver it as a whole of an hysterical approach to my own perception of the “Drifters” song. and the upcoming summer.
    And here it is!

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