We probably know nicotine best today for its role in creating the highly addictive chemistry of tobacco, a reason that so many people find it difficult to quit smoking even though the habit is so conclusively linked to disorders ranging from heart disease to lung cancer. The compound has such a potent effect on the brain that some researchers have even suggested that it provides a gateway for drugs such as cocaine. Others have wondered whether that potency could somehow be harnessed to good effect, as a treatment for disorders ranging from Alzheimer’s to depression, although its addictive nature makes such approaches obviously complicated.
Two hour mix, best described as mellow, surreal, and laid back … or what a David Lynch / Wong Kar Wai mixtape would sound like …
The introduction even includes a spoken-word introduction from Angelo Badalamenti about creating the guitar sound for a scene from Twin Peaks:
01. Nicolas Jaar & Maceo Plex - Gravy Train (Nicolas Jaar Remix) [Get Physical Music] 02. Nicolas Jaar - Space Is Only Noise [Clown & Sunset] 03. Laxx & Farkas - Creature 04. Nicolas Jaar - Don’t Break My Love [Clown & Sunset] ………………………………………………………………………………………..
05. Angelo Badalamenti - Conversation On Twin Peaks [Warner Bros] 06. The Brothers Four - Greenfields [Columbia] 07. Jay-Z - My First Song (Acapella) [Roc-A- Fella] 08. Jonny Greenwood - There Will Be Blood [NONESUCH] 09. Los Ángeles Negros - Tu Y Tu Mirar… Yo Y Mi Cancion [Harmless] 10. LaShun Pace - It’s Me Oh Lord (Acapella Praise) [Shanachie] 11. Jonny Greenwood - Open Spaces [NONESUCH] 12. Pearson Sound - Footloose [Pearson Sound] 13. The Electric Prunes - Holy Are You (There Is No God Edit) [Reprise] 14. Aphex Twin - Ziggomatic 17 [WARP] 15. Keith Jarrett - Tokyo, November 14 (Encore) [ECM Records] 16. My Girl And Me - Always Back To You (feat. Lorraine) [Unknown] 17. Vera November - Last Night Together (You’re Coming Back Edit) [Rough Trade] 18. Nikita Quasim - L’amour L’après Midi [Clown and Sunset] 19. Nikita Quasim - The Way I Felt Today [Clown and Sunset] 20. Feist - Caught A Long Wind [Polydor] 21. Shigeru Umebayashi - Yumeji’s Theme (In The Mood For Love) [In The Mood For Love OST, Higher Octave OmTown] 22. *NSYNC - It Makes Me Ill (Edit) [JIVE] 23. Unknown - Unknown 24. Charles Mingus - Myself When I’m Real [IMPULSE] 25. Bill Callahan - America! [DRAG CITY] 26. The Field - The Little Heart Beats So Fast [Kompakt] 27. Sneaky Sound System - Always By Your Side (Nicolas Jaar Remix) [Modular] 28. Just Friends - Avalanche [Unknown] 29. Pavla + Noura - Don’t Owe Me A Thing [The Prism, Clown and Sunset] 30. Acid Pauli - La Voz Tan Tierna [Clown and Sunset] 31. Igor Wakhevitch - Taddy’s Dream: Ramallah’s Road [Pathé Marconi EMI] 32. Nikita Quasim - Derridu [Unknown] 33. Beyoncé Knowles - 1+1 [Columbia] 34. Anouar Brahem - Vague / E La Nave Va [ECM] 35. Rio Grande - Let’s Groove (Tonight Edit) [Unknown] 36. Gonzales - Manifesto [Sunnyside] 37. The Grass Roots - Let’s Live For Today (Learn To Live Edit) [Dunhill] 38. Marvin Gaye - Inner City Blues (Sk Edit) [TAMLA] 39. Man Friday - Real Love (The Paradise Garage Mix) (feat. Larry Levan) [Nite Grooves] 40. DJ Slugo - What That Do [Subterranean Playhouse] 41. Ricardo Villalobos - What You Say Is More Than I Can Say [Playhouse] 42. Untitled - Untitled [Unknown] 43. Nicolas Jaar - The Student [Wolf & Lamb]
On 15 February 1921, as the American surgeon Evan O’Neill Kane lay on a table in a hospital waiting to have his appendix removed, he decided to conduct an impromptu experiment — to find out whether it would be possible to remove his own appendix. So he sat up and announced that everyone should step back because he was going to perform the operation himself. Since he was the chief surgeon at the hospital, the staff reluctantly obeyed his strange command.
Kane propped himself up with pillows in order to get a good view of his abdomen. He injected cocaine and adrenalin into his abdominal wall, and then he swiftly cut through the superficial tissue, found the swollen appendix, and excised it.
The entire procedure took thirty minutes. There was only one slight moment of panic when part of his intestines unexpectedly popped out of his stomach as he leaned too far forward, but he calmly shoved his guts back inside his body and continued working. Kane noted he probably could have completed the operation even more quickly if it hadn’t been for the air of chaos in the operating room as the hospital staff milled around, unsure of what they were supposed to do.
Kane enjoyed a full and swift recovery. Fourteen days later he was back in the hospital operating on other patients. He later explained that he had performed the self-experiment both to know how a patient feels when being operated upon, and to better understand how to use local anaesthesia to best advantage.
Dr. Kane operating on himself in 1932
Emboldened by his success, when he needed a hernia operation eleven years later, at the age of seventy-one, he decided to self-operate again. Unfortunately, this second surgery proved more problematic. He never fully regained his strength, came down with pneumonia, and died three months later.
A self-described magician and escapist who once set a record for eating a household light bulb in fewer than 34 seconds was arrested and charged with committing a string of Brooklyn bank robberies, the police said Thursday.