Afternoon Thursday
May 9, 2008 12:46 PM   Subscribe

um. I'm relaxed. Now what?
posted by rooftop secrets at 12:54 PM on May 9, 2008

Friday Afternoon?
posted by iamabot at 12:55 PM on May 9, 2008

Always was more partial to Tuesday Afternoon
posted by rooftop secrets at 12:58 PM on May 9, 2008 [1 favorite]

I also love me a Sunny Afternoon.
posted by rooftop secrets at 1:00 PM on May 9, 2008

That was exactly what I needed to see right now. Anyone have a higher-res link?
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 1:00 PM on May 9, 2008

Just Another Day
posted by xod at 1:03 PM on May 9, 2008

The album version is almost an hour long. External imagery is not required.
posted by Burhanistan at 1:06 PM on May 9, 2008

It's Friday here!
posted by marxchivist at 1:08 PM on May 9, 2008 [1 favorite]

Also, we used to crank "Thursday Afternoon", "Neroli", "The Shutov Assembly", and the Ambient 1-4 series to hear all the neat dissonant stuff Eno puts in there. A casual listen will not always catch subtle events going on in Eno's ambient music as the mind tends to lock on the linear melody (or approximation thereof in his case) and ignores the other bits. It took us proper dosing to really hear it.
posted by Burhanistan at 1:09 PM on May 9, 2008 [1 favorite]

Also, I'm going to flag all non-Eno video links and others should do the same.
posted by Burhanistan at 1:10 PM on May 9, 2008

Wednesday Week
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 1:11 PM on May 9, 2008

The Seventh Day
posted by unSane at 1:17 PM on May 9, 2008

In the course of recording this album Brian and I crossed paths with artist and filmmaker Bruce Connor, who lives in San Francisco. Bruce's' legendary "experimental" films are well known for their pioneering use of found footage, so it was natural that we approach him regarding the possibility of working together- which was more like suggesting he use some of the Bush of Ghosts tracks in a film or two, due to the similarities of our working methods. Connor mainly uses old educational films, science films, government footage and film footage that people throw out and then recuts them to new music, creating dark and sometimes hilarious moods and visual commentaries. His work was sampling before that word existed, as was this record. The films gain an additional level of depth due to the fact that you can often guess what the footage was originally used for, and so you see it as an artifact and as something entirely new, both at the same time. Mea Culpa
posted by xod at 1:24 PM on May 9, 2008

A+ (but you should have posted it yesterday)
posted by alexwoods at 1:32 PM on May 9, 2008

Friday on my mind
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 1:36 PM on May 9, 2008

Damn you, Marxchivist!
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 1:37 PM on May 9, 2008

Thursday I don't care about you
It's friday...
posted by ddaavviidd at 1:39 PM on May 9, 2008

vronsky, are you my mom in disguise? 'Cause she always sends me schmaltzy stuff that I get hypnotized by.

If so, then Happy Mother's Day, and that's all you get.

If not, then Happy Mother's Day, and that's all you get.
posted by not_on_display at 1:48 PM on May 9, 2008

Sunday you need Love, Monday be alone.
posted by vronsky at 1:48 PM on May 9, 2008

This beats a Sunless Saturday.
posted by jonson at 1:51 PM on May 9, 2008 [1 favorite]

that was a lovely find, vron.
i'm so mellow i can't even capitolize....

or spell...
posted by Dizzy at 1:55 PM on May 9, 2008

The video note says there is something to "see in the swells" and repeat if you don't see it. I see swell but nothing but swells.
posted by stbalbach at 2:31 PM on May 9, 2008

It's important to note that the FPP video has nothing to do with Eno. Thursday Afternoon is the rearranged soundtrack to a video production by the same title made in San Francisco in April 1984. The project featured "Seven Video Paintings" (available on the compilation, 14 Video Paintings) made by Eno with his friend, actress and photographer, Christine Alicino.
posted by xod at 2:35 PM on May 9, 2008

I used to rent the actual non-baby-boomerish-new-age-fvcktard video back in the eighties and turn my little TV on its side to view them in their intended format. To even consider taking a five-minute chunk of this piece, modern youtube idiot style, is truly wretched.

I also love the bit in the info about how it's popular with people taking "psychedelic narcotics," because no one in this spoon-fed age can imagine the possibility that your brain is quite capable of vision without supplementary chemistry.
posted by sonascope at 2:40 PM on May 9, 2008 [1 favorite]

sonascope: indeed. And drugs classified as psychedelics are not narcotics, popular misunderstandings notwithstanding.
posted by Burhanistan at 3:02 PM on May 9, 2008

Wow - purist much sonascope? I grew up with the album too dude. And it is my favorite ambient and one of my fave albums of all time. Thursday Afternoon is for me a kind of "aural" ritalin. I can put the piece on and within 5-10 minutes, my brain has been rewired and I am totally focused on the task at hand, even if that task is just taking a nap.

Some people may feel the need to supplement their viewing with "psychedelic narcotics" but I assure you I am not one of them (besides, that is what reggae is for). The ambient soundscape itself is enough to turn my living room into a subliminal submarine, moving through the shallows into deep water, sailing slowly across the ancient sea-floor.
posted by vronsky at 3:04 PM on May 9, 2008 [1 favorite]

Come out and meet your doom, for we are Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday.
posted by youarenothere at 4:20 PM on May 9, 2008

I wish it was Sunday. That's my fun day.
posted by miss lynnster at 4:45 PM on May 9, 2008

That was excellent, even if it is Friday.
posted by sir_rubixalot at 5:05 PM on May 9, 2008

Beautiful clip. It's fairly easy to find such views on the Chiba coast (Pacific Ocean) where I go sometimes. Next time I'm bringing the video camera!

Oh, and... Stormy Monday.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:22 PM on May 9, 2008

Huh, I'm a five minute drive away from where I can sit and look out over a scene like the one in the video for way more than five minutes at a time, and I don't need ambient music or hallucinogens to thoroughly enjoy it. However, I am now totally peeved at myself for NOT going out there this Thursday Afternoon. (And for not having a bunch of my own pics or video of it to show) <sarcasm> Thanks a lot, vronsky. </sarcasm>
posted by wendell at 5:28 PM on May 9, 2008

I was just talking about Thursday Afternoon, over dinner with a friend. He'd seen the original installation of the piece in London, on a Thursday afternoon, and had gone outside the gallery and found Brian Eno sitting on a bench. And he asked Eno to sign something, and Eno was a dick to him.
posted by Hogshead at 5:37 PM on May 9, 2008

okay, so i just posted this in the comments of the post about europeans drinking and having sex. more appropriate here, i think:

that's really nice. i was recently listening to a lot of cluster, including cluster and eno and it's pretty great stuff. also, there are psychedelic narcotics? me, please!
posted by snofoam at 5:58 PM on May 9, 2008 [1 favorite]

Here's Johnny Cash, with a version of Kris Kristofferson's Sunday Morning Coming Down.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:48 PM on May 9, 2008

Maybe microdots.
posted by valentinepig at 8:59 PM on May 9, 2008

I love the video.
posted by blue shadows at 10:51 PM on May 9, 2008

At first I thought, "Someone put the 72+ minute Eno video online?"

But no, it's a five minute chunk of the music with some water shots ... the original video is much more interesting.
posted by Relay at 12:10 PM on May 10, 2008

If iTunes prices are somewhat global, you can grab Eno's "Neroli" album for just a couple of bucks now. It's priced as a single, but is a full-hour album.
posted by ymgve at 2:07 PM on May 10, 2008

i think this piece was supposed to be background music for work.
posted by sponge at 2:40 PM on May 10, 2008

william basinski's watermusic I and II are other hour long ambient tracks
posted by sponge at 2:43 PM on May 10, 2008

And he asked Eno to sign something, and Eno was a dick to him.

Asking Eno to sign something is wrongheaded. Either say or give something interesting to him that he can respond to in some way, or just politely nod. Don't just be a fan.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:18 PM on May 10, 2008

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