Plat du Jour



field recordings: an atkins fried breakfast, and various slimfast breakfast replacement drinks and bars tied to a bike and ridden round the yard at the dairy recording studios.
at the end you can hear recordings of a scottish salmon farm and their computerised feeding system.

sainsbury's be good to yourself extra lean pork sausages (2)
pork 67% water rusk (wheat flour water salt, raising agent: ammonium
carbonate) dextrose salt
spices stablilzers: di and triphosphates phosphoric acid herbs sodium silphite
antioxidants: ascorbyl palmitate, alpha tocopherol
filled in a beef protein casing

tesco's healthy-living danish smoked rindless bacon rashers
pork water salt sodium nitrite

columbus healthier eggs. free range, fed a vegetarian diet

canderel low calorie sweetener: aspartame*, lactose, cross-linked cmc,
leucine. *contains a source of phenylalanine.

seven seas low-carb diet support: capsule shell (gelatin, glycerol, sorbitol syrup, colours: titanium dioxide, copper chlorophyllins), inulin, soya bean oil, hydrogenated vegetable oil, vitamin c (ascorbic acid), parsley seed oil. emulisifier: lecithin, beeswax, peppermint oil, nicotinamide, vitamin e (d alpha tocopherol), vitamin b6 (pyridixine hydrochloride), thiamin nitrate, riboflavin, folic acid.

atkins dieters' advantage tablets: calcium hydrogen, phosphate, inulin, citrus pectin fibre, calcium carbonate preparation (calcium carbonate, acacia gum, emulsifier (polyoxethylene sorbitan monoleate), glucomannan, microcrystalline cellulose, cellulose, cross-linked sodium carboxymethylcellulose, artichoke extract, silicon
dioxide, potassium citrate, magnesium oxide, l-carnitine tartrate, calcium stearate, parsley leaf extract, spirulina algae, bromrlain, orange peel extract, shellac, pantothenic acid (as d-pantothenate calcium), l-phenylalanine, l-tyrosine, coenzyme q10, black pepper extract, vitamin b6 (as pyridoxine

kellogg's special k bar-apple & pear: kellog's special k cereal (44%)
(rice, wheat, sugar, wheat gluten, dried skimmed milk, salt, defatted wheatgerm, malt flavouring, vitamin c, niacin, iron, vitamin b6, riboflavin (b2), thiamin (b1), folic acid, vitamin b12), glucose syrup, dried fruit (8%) (apple, pear-presevative:sulphur dioxide),
sugar, fructose, hydrogenated vegetable oil, dextrose, dried skimmed milk, humectant (sorbitol, glycerol), milk fat, calcium carbonate, lactose, flavourings, citric acid, emulsifier (soy lecithin), maltic acid, antioxidant (e320). hydrochloride), talc, chromium (iii) chloride.

slimfast banana shake flavour meal replacement
slimfast hot chocolate meal replacement
slimfast cafe classic meal replacement drink
slimfast cafe mocha meal replacement drink

the bpm of the track is 85 since 85% of british girls have tried dieting by the age of 13

all melodies and chords are samples of empty cans of slimfast diet drinks, or the sound of frying diet sausages, and played by phil parnell, dave o'higgins, pete wraight and matthew herbert
live percussion is played by leo taylor and made from slimfast cans,
full and empty, a water cooler, some chest expanders and a bike.

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the final words of stacey lawton: i am saying, i want yíall to keep your heads up, hold on and stay strong for everybody. i mean ah, i donít want yíall to look at me like i am a killer or something man, cause i ainít no killer. i mean, i didnít, i didnít kill your father. i mean, i know how it look, but i didnít do it. you know what i am saying? you were out there with me, tommy. i mean, you know man. (mumbled) you know i always did want to say something to yíall. right? i canít say that i done it because i didnít do it. iíve got love for everybody. i am a christian now. iím saying i want everybody to keep thier heads up and stay strong. iím going to stay strong. iíll be seeing you, this is my last breath.

ricky, keep your head up baby. all y'all, doreen, melodee.

i mean, i know yíall donít come down here. i just really donít know what yíall want me to say. i mean, i know, ah, i mean, iím sorry anybody, ah, anybody got killed that night. it wasnít supposed to happen, but i didnít do it. i really didnít do it. i donít want yíall to go through life thinking that i did. you know what i am saying? i love everybody and i want yíall to stay strong. right? it would take me an hour or a long time, man, but, ah, man, i donít want to hold yíall up, man, like that, ah. yíall just keep your head up and stay strong, man.

give my love to everybody.

i love y'all.

during the presidential race 2000, while votes were being recounted, george w bush returned to texas and executed three men. one was Stacey lawton on 14th november. his final meal was a jar of pickles.
to read about his alleged crime visit:

for this piece, heston blumenthal, head chef at the fat duck in bray, reconstructed the meal in his own unique style, and deconstructed 7 pickles (mrs ellwood pickles waitrose). what you hear is him eating them on 18.10.04. the track is 106bpm since the average time spent on deathrow is 10.6 years

heston prepared seven pickles using:
an electric pickle
a pickle milkshake served in a pickle
freeze-dried pickled popcorn
pickle ice cream in a dill cone
a pickle marinated in cola
popping candy pickle

all melodies and chords are samples of freeze-dried pickled popcorn dropping on a silver platter and played by matthew herbert
live percussion is made from drumming on a jar of biona organic pickles and played by leo taylor

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the cost of a litre of pesticide is £120.
(some indian farmers have taken to using coca cola as a pesticide)
so i used 120 gram chana seeds in a tin foil beenie

ricetec patent no. 5663484
this is the patent number in which ricetec, a texas agribusiness firm, attempts to patent basmati rice, a plant neither created by ricetec nor indigenous to america.

consequently, i used the following numbers of seeds sent to me by navdanya to generate the sounds for this track:
5 basmati seeds
6 mustard seeds
6 millet seeds
3 horse gram seeds
4 barley seeds
8 wild cow pea seeds
4 green gram seeds

there are 5 times less yield from bt cotton in india (5 sesame seeds)
indian farmers earn 7 times less money using pesticides. 7 gram chana seeds.

navdanya is an organisation in india, promoting seed conservation and seed exchange. a portion of the profits from this record will be donated to their organisation.

the track is 122bpm as there are 122 million people in india without a toilet
the first record player was a tin foil phonograph, hence the tin foil.

here are 1.4 billion farmers in the so-called third world who depend on saved seeds to exist.

all melodies and chords are a sample of a kitchen roll tube made into a hunting horn and played by phil parnell, dave o'higgins, pete wraight and matthew herbert

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Background Image: Woodland Free Range Eggs "Free range eggs from hens free to roam in the natural shelter of trees"
Track: The Truncated Life of a Modern Industrialised Chicken