Jacqueline Humbert & David Rosenboom - Daytime Viewing
Love this LP - a beautiful, serene extended spoken word/poetry and avant synth-pop exploration in to emerging Daytime TV addiction. The vinyl LP version is prinited on dyed, textured paper and limited to just 800. Thing is beautiful!
Daytime Viewing (1979-80) is an extended narrative song, based on a casual analysis of daytime television drama and the audience phenomena such programming addresses. The piece explores the use of fantasy as a survival mechanism against loneliness, illustrating the human compulsion to inflate the mundane to mythological proportions. A central female character weaves tales, using threads of personal experience and the idea of TV as friend, as mantra, and as transformational window between imagined spectacle and the pedestrian plane.