Larry Gus

Larry Gus

Greek multi-instrumentalist and producer Larry Gus released Years Not Living LP on <a href="http://dfarecords.com/">DFA</a>. We linked up with Larry Gus, born Panagiotis Melidis, for an editorial. He caught us off guard with a list inspired by some very significant essayists and philosophers.

Larry Gus

Photo by Kostantia Manthou

A list inspired by the lists in “The Atrocity Exhibition” by JG Ballard, “The Infinity of Lists” by Umberto Eco, “An Attempt at Exhausting A Place in Paris” by Georges Perec, “The Aleph” by Jorge Luis Borges and “The Order of Things” of Michel Foucault (especially that part in the intro where he talks about that list in the “Celestial Emporium of Benevolent Knowledge” by Jorge Luis Borges).

-stickers and adhesive tapes on some instruments
-random books on the speakers
-notebooks with notes written which most of the times are forgotten (louis ck never writes down anything. if something is worth it, it will just stick in your mind)
-red stratocasters (because of pink floyd at earls court '94)
-orthodontic supplements and parafernalia that are rarely actually used
-delete has: attachment mp3
-walking in the park in the winter without an umbrella, checking out dogs playing with each other while it's raining
-counting down all your failures and memorizing them before sleep
-burgers for three to four weeks each year, accumulating guilt and self hatred for the remaining months
-exercise mats
-originating from really really really cold climates and still using the heater in april
-obsessing with successes and high-points of other people's carreers and writing them in aforementioned notebooks. memorizing them before sleep
-most of the best artists/authors had premature deaths / now we are left with the boring and the obscene
-the blue flowers by raymond queneau, making fun of alain robbe-grillet
-driving the car for 3 hours, going up and down in the same 3 streets of a 40k town
-spending all winters getting fat, and all summers getting fatter.
-finding out of your friends weight. if friend's weight < yours: memorize it before sleep
-commiting suicide in your dreams, repeatedly
-bookworms' MPC live set
-the distance between the windows in any given room
-using 100% isotonic seawater for the plants (they will die anyway)
http://panda.yossarianlives.com/
-extreme metaphors
-madteo's discogs page
-self-flagellation
-coming up with random dates of years past, and then trying to remember when were you on that specific day, with as many details as possible / thinking of all the old versions of yourself and observing them from the outside, without actually being able to do anything at all
-ykb
-design objects for hospitals (starting with ashtrays for all hospitals in greece)
-getting beaten up by your friends. advance to getting beaten up by strangers. repeat
-non parto non resto
-realizing that black dice didn't got their name from that baldessari artwork
-filling the fridge with bottles of toilet tap water
-living in paris for a year. death from hunger.
-on a date with danny mcbride
-never as tired as i'm on packing up
-all failed ways to get rid of mosquitos lead to migrating to a northern country. only to finally get eaten by a polar bear, or other kinds of bears.
-using the same strings on an electric guitar (not bass) for more than 7 years
-polygrain's screen fever / days and nights
-carrying the jjo2xl manual in all backpacks
-carl larsson or utagawa hiroshige
-hearing envy grow slowly inside your body
-denying our past and losing all sleep / feeling comfortable with it and getting even fatter
-future timing/beautiful swimmers
-rereading all draft emails
-eternity is feeling, eternity is all / eternity is all feeling
-all samples folders actually contain parts of all future songs
http://www.all8.com/tools/bpm.htm
-apologising to everyone for everything every given time / still feeling bad
-white fleshed peaches
-syrupy syrup in alexander
-no car / no motorbike
-the opening lines from a man asleep: “your alarm clock goes off, you do not stir, you remain in your bed, you close your eyes again. it is not a premeditated action, or rather it's not an action at all, but an absence of action, an action that you don't perform, actions that you avoid performing”
-a domestic seagull as a lifetime companion (does he feed on mosquitoes?)
-are fat skaters sexy?
-and from all moments of recent years passed / if they made me choose one by force / that would be altman's nashville / and pipilotti rist
-the penguin rhyming dictionary
-waiting for blue jasmine
-the constant hassle of having smaller backup hard-drives than the internal one
-hating on other, much more talented and much more handsome musicians
-adobe audition and ableton live
-distinct abilities to fail
-ethnic dataset
-sample heat
-the total library
-implementing ontologies in django
-sleeping only when the sun is up as a reward for a night spent working
-truant / quitter
-the master and the margarita
-all assumptions, calculations and expectations are most likely to be refuted
-rejoicing in ALL failures
lucio battisti – pensieri e perole (live in rai's “tutti insieme”, 1971)
-woody allen / stella / oscar the cat / lester bangs on astral weeks
-can't make room in the mix for drums / get rid of everything else
-taxonomy or folksonomy?
-this permanent feeling of inability to distinguish between vacation days and work days
-trying to be open and understanding re: the success of other more talented musicians / falling back to default mode (bitterness)
-reading books while walking
-the sample of age ain't nothing but a number in andre 3000's pink and blue
-paul scheer interviewed by marc maron on wtf
-the waiting grounds / facets / the failures-producing machine / head stairs / non-parto, non-resto
-bjorn's miniatures
-to the heart of this or any other matter / mccabe and mrs miller
-the nightclub years 1964-1968
-and i spent so many of my years / training hawks in the mongolian steppa / training hawks that ate livers of cows / landing, attacking and catching foxes / just for you
-terrible breakfasts with shitty cereals in airconditioned rooms
-rust is sleeping
-musicians with phds
-thomas benhard's the return (from the voice imitator)
-heading to gbc with kost
http://www.wordcounter.net/

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