Wednesday, December 01, 2004

wake-UP call

It's not everyday you're woken up at 7AM by your radio's tinny rendition of a slow-building thumping house beat mounted by honest-to-goodness David Murray-ish skronk (I'm uneducatedly guessing it's Akosh S.). Happy times. Turns out it's French DJ/producer Laurent Garnier's "The Man With The Red Face" (probably a reference to the saxophonist. See the 9-minute Bollywood video here (scroll down. There's also a 14-minute live video).

Weirdly, this was followed by a 13-year-old girl from Aalst reciting her brief award-winning poem about AIDS and (my first hearing of) the (gag-inducing) BandAid20 song.