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La Casa Del Obrero Mundial #3 w/ Muk – The Lucia Berlin Minispecial

6 May 2019

This edition of La Casa del Obrero Mundial is a mini-special dedicated to te great late writer Lucia Berlin, author of the short story book ‘A Manual for Cleaning Women’, which I had the honour to translate from its original English to my own Lithuanian and had a complicated and passionate relationship for the last three years – first convincing three editorials to actually do it (the third did, long live Kitos knygos!) and then working through the 60s 70s 80s Americanisms and other quirks from the wonderful world of Lucia. Borne in Alaska, grown up in Chile and Texas, later resident in Oakland, Mexico City and other places this fabulous author had a full of adventures and colourful, sometimes hard, sometimes euphoric path of life and it was a pleasure working on this translation hence I felt so connected to the way she’s lived and how she saw the world. So this episode is dedicated to her – readings of her texts that specifically tell about her experiences of Mexico City, mixed with music and moods from this side of the ocean. ‘In the dark soul of the night all the liquor stores are closed’.

Playlist

1. Roberto Musci & Giovanni Venosta - Technowaltz
2. Sensation's Fix - Music is Painting in the Air
2. Sensation's Fix - Music is Painting in the Air (Version)
3. Audio recording of walking by Alameda Central
4. Enno Velthuys - Swamp
5. Nic Potter - Middle Street Dream
6. Reading of Lucia Berlin's short story 'Fool to Cry'
7. Tito - Aparicion
8. Tito - Anahuac
9. Tito - La Vida
10. Tito - El Hijo
11. Tito - Pecado y Muerte
12. Tito - Cautiverio
13. Tito - Sequia y Muerte
14. Tito - Retorno Del Mal
15. Excerpts from Eric Copeland album 'Hermaphrodite'
16. Brian Eno - Tal Coat
17. Excerpt from video interview with Lucia Berlin, 2004
18. Audio recording of neighbours - these cook ladies who cook all day and talk to their animals
19. Anna Homler - Sirens
20. Reading of Lucia Berlin's short story 'Panteon de Dolores'
21. Harold Budd & Brian Eno - Madrigals Of The Rose Angel
22. Harry Nilsson - Goin' Down

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