I didn’t really put much thought into naming this place, it was only really intended as somewhere to amuse myself while I slacked off working for my previous employer. Audio.out it was as I was probably playing with a headphone jack at the time and the thought process likely came from that. The globalvariables part of it was from one of those eureka moments where I had what I thought was a great idea for something that I can’t seem to find the time to work on, but maybe one day I’ll get that back on track.
I do have a bad habit of leaving myself notes late at night that make very little sense in the light of morning. For instance, I wrote a brief note to myself last night as a draft post with only the content “Slowdown, planes, pains & poppers” and I’m hard pushed right now to figure out what exactly that is supposed to mean. I daresay that at somepoint in future I’ll realise what the hell I’m talking about and there will be a post that contains those words other than this one, but don’t hold your breath.
A few months ago I had delusions of grandeur about expanding the sort of content that I have, and I thought I could keep the .out suffix to draw a ring around it all while using a more descriptive suffix for the type. I considered creating other wp installations under the /xxx.out/ convention such as video.out for television, line.out for writing, vga.out for gaming, etcetera., but in the end it seemed kind of stupid to complicate things in such a fashion and to be honest I was only going to write something to bemoan the lack of DVD release for the Play For Today Just A Boys Game and maybe something about Miracleman, the Alan Moore comic. I may still do something about Miracleman in future, but Just A Boys Game was released on DVD last year and I somehow missed that. I do like line.out though, it’s got a nice ring to it. I’ll keep that one for the few times I write about perverts in gaudy costumes.
The only thing I want to say further about Just A Boy’s Game is related to the title of this post, I don’t know if there is an entry in the fictionary that is Urban Dictionary as it’s generally full of nonsense anyway, but my understanding of “Yer Teas Oot” is that it is a directive that it is time for you to go home and have your tea*. In the context of the play, it’s a threat towards one of the characters to suggest that he is outclassed and should give up the ghost.
* Tea in this case being the early evening meal in the West of Scotland. Dinner was usually the meal of lunch time and as such the dinner bell would ring at 12 or thereabouts at school.
Anyway, enough of that. Today’s soundtrack is mostly from Paul Oakenfold’s early works before he went all trancey and boring.
Happy Mondays – Hallelujah(Oakenfold and Weatherall remix) : Along with Primal Scream’s Loaded where the rock/dance crossover began.
Solid Gold Easy Amex ft. Red Box – Enjoy : “I love this record!” Very much the epitome of the Ibiza sound of the early 90s.
Robert Owens – I’ll Be Your Friend : Issued on the Perfecto label, one of the greatest voices in House. I *think* this is the Def Zone remix, but I mangled the tags on a couple of the remixes and I’m not so certain now.
Lost – The Gonzo : Steve Bicknell’s Lost project was a bit of an odd one, there’s this which wouldn’t have been all that out of place on Warp Records, and then there is Technofunk which is kind of an answer record to a Frankie Bones track and sounds really dated these days. Again, issued on Perfecto.
The following aren’t really related other than the Ibiza connection, but I found them again while trying to track down The Gonzo.
BBG – Sn/appiness : This is the original version, but this and other tracks were saddled with vocals and raps to ensure they were compatible with Radio 1’s playlist back in the days. This had a vocal called Sweet Inspiration layered over the top of it, which wasn’t that bad. Other examples of oddness are the FPI project Rich In Paradise which ended up with a Whoo Yeah version of Going Back To My Roots, and my favourite T99’s Anasthasia which had a completely ham fisted rap on it for Top of the Pops.
Audio Deluxe – 60 Seconds : Built around an Ennio Morricone sample.
Sensurround – Blind Faith : I was asked for this one a while ago, but I forgot to post it. Sorry!
Perfecto items on ebay.