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KTUF - A Long Player Record Poem (Bonus Download Track)

from 7 Inches & Other Delights by Bubbles in the Think Tank

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Mr. Dino says, "I'm a record!"

Talk about records
How they're made
What they mean
To people
Their history
Tar out of the earth
Record station
Radio plays them
All day long
The clocking spinning
Valley of nooks and crannies
Needle riding ups and downs
Zooms up the stylus
Through wired

Where does the sound start?

Born to beat
The boom
The drum
The heart
The moan
The nursery hum.

This is a record poem
Recorded for your listening pleasure

Half the time is for the grooves
The other half for pleasure
In rooms made of every sound
Spare rooms
Plug it in...

The inner sleeve
Liner notes
Thanks to...
Cover design creates
A multifaceted
Timeline of the
Last 100 and something years...

Grooving the grooves like
Bumps in the night...

"I made a record poem!"

One of the few XMAS presents
One knew
But could be anything.

("Hey. I don't get all the long specifics,
But science makes records!")

Lacquer masters the
Sound factor
Speed and
Playing time and
Sound levels

Number of grooves per inch?
Sound dynamics
How far apart?

(How the hell does the needle know what to
play? Where to start!)

Are original tapes really in vaults forever?

Air translates the brain mouth makes
Sounds into music
Notes recorded
A whole history of how that happens?
Available upon request!

Nickel’s needed
Smooth walled grooves
Thin deposits of copper
Thick copper.

A roadmap of lacquer masters
Silver to the face
Grooves in lacquer positive
Another separation
Mold lacquer master stamper
Metal builds up
Hard nickel
Ridges press the groove
In records
Two tons of pressure
The finest pure vinyl obtainable
Granules melted and
A new record stamped every few seconds

(I'm Mr. Dino. Remember me?
I bring you music!)

It cools plays
Pressings begin
Ingenious machine turns them out
Stacked trimmed
Sleeve hole up!
Mold is played 8 hours a day
A record listener listens
No defects allowed!

It's exacting transferring soul.

(And now...
Humanities: the story of communication,
Music, rhythm, and how it all happened,
Liner notes
Maths and sciences: acoustics, electricity,
Magnetism, invention, time signatures
Economics: who pays and who gains,
Supporting an enterprise of people
Means an underbelly of cheats and liars so
Create a big tent that allows creativity…)

I love the label circles in the
Middle of the records!
All the different labels!

Thought to sound
Sound as chemical current
Vibrating the
Transfer of soul
To soul

Nowhere is technology so matched
To this natural progression
Than making a record.

Beating melody
Grooves lay the information
Records have it all.

December 2013 cum January 2014


from 7 Inches & Other Delights, released April 19, 2014
Written, performed, and recorded by KTUF


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