My 33 1/3 book, on Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works Volume II, was the 5th bestselling book in the series in 2014. It's available at Amazon (including Kindle) and via your local bookstore. • F.A.Q.Key Tags: #saw2for33third, #sound-art, #classical, #juntoElsewhere: Twitter, SoundCloud, Instagram

Listening to art.
Playing with audio.
Sounding out technology.
Composing in code.

Past Week at Twitter.com/Disquiet

  • 9/11 had some people wishing Superman existed. Occupy just has me wishing Public Enemy was still fully functional. #
  • RIP, Gary Garcia of Buckner & Garcia, best known for early-'80s novelty hit "Pac-Man Fever" #8bit #
  • You shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but you can far too often judge a netlabel release by its first track. #
  • Copyright Timecops head to 1731 to keep Benjamin Franklin from founding early peer-to-peer system, the Library Company. #
  • Says man with em-dash eyebrows. RT @improvingthomas: I think emoticons have begun to affect people's actual facial gestures. #
  • ► Late-week audiostream of drone + guitar by @ChisatoOhori of Tokyo: http://t.co/hTHaBJyg #
  • Got email from band saying how many gigs they'd played in 2011. Briefly thought it meant accumulated data not live performance. #
  • RIP, Lee Pockriss, author of “Yellow Polka Dot Bikini,” a #sonicweapon in Billy Wilder’s “One, Two, Three” http://t.co/dSccI0JF #
  • The word "drone" is not unlike the word "punk" in the way it offers to annihilate itself. #
  • Good webcitizens don't set their webpages to curtail copy/paste of selected text. The result isn't hypertext. It's stolidtext. #
  • Have nothing against Spotify, just the loud pre-US-arrival buzz. Killer feature of Spotify appears to have been that it wasn't yet available #
  • As the Kindle Fire gets more coverage, just revisiting my disappointment with its lack of a microphone: http://t.co/wtLGOfa6 #
  • Whenever you're about to use the word "meme" please consider using "theme." If "theme" isn't appropriate then, sure, go ahead. Thanks. #
  • "I've only seen guns like this in my wargames" –Juice, on Sons of Anarchy #
  • Dear Macbook, it's neat I can use my mic-enabled earbuds with you. It'd be nice if you didn't launch iTunes every time I moved my shoulder. #
  • Apparently I have unlocked a dimension (Flux) in #dimensionapp http://t.co/05vhCojO #
  • I am 117.6MBs from being deep in the #dimensionsapp Multiverse. #
  • According to WordPress, four of the top five words leading people to http://t.co/xdF6qCg1 involve "gif"; I blame/credit @tommoody. #
  • 6:00pm bells forcing their way through house-stereo piano trio, semi-hushed conversation, and a burbling water feature. #
  • Noisily fluttering helicopters hover over San Francisco city hall, seem to challenge: Occupy this sky. #
  • Honored that artist link from new @whyarcka (hip-hop) album (http://t.co/ZK7YChrL) goes straight to my 2009 interview: http://t.co/CRJvC3Pw #
  • Yeah: studying, dissecting, critiquing, all good. Learning "how to sound like"? Worrisome. (From back'n'forth with @Le_Berger.) #
  • After a dozen swings and with several assists. @Le_Berger: @disquiet Nail on the head, right there. #
  • .@Le_Berger "Mimicry" is right. I get musicians imitate before innovating. But it's one thing to imitate an individual, and another a style. in reply to Le_Berger #
  • .@Le_Berger You were clarifying not nitpicking. Appreciated. I could have been clearer. With, say, a link: http://t.co/DcaDcuFr in reply to Le_Berger #
  • .@wayneandwax Yeah, I would be hopeful were the class not also teaching "trance, dub, electro, minimal, downtempo, house," and so on. in reply to wayneandwax #
  • Something wrong w/ music class purporting to teach "glitch" production. Glitch is (was?) music of error. Once teachable it's style not error #
  • Troubled that senators from state I'm from (Schumer) and state where I live (Feinstein) have their names on PROTECT IP Act. #
  • Disappointed that Google's logo doesn't reflect #americancensorshipday #
  • But for good measure, here's the netlabel manifesto translated into Italian: http://t.co/autU60wD #
  • D'oh! Wrong link on that Hungarian reference. That's an old interview about netlabels of mine that was translated into Hungarian. #
  • And, for good measure, this is a link to a PDF of my netlabel manifesto someone translated into Hungarian: http://t.co/mn6eVtDA #
  • So neat. My netlabel manifesto has been translated into Japanese: http://t.co/kqhUYYJJ. * Original English here: http://t.co/A3mc0LFP #
  • The improvised architecture of this cafe is fascinating. At 6pm, half dozen people inside; couple dozen pulling chairs outside to hang. #
  • As the day gets longer and darker, the laptop's screen seems brighter and its speaker louder. #
  • "The artist doesn’t demand money for her music, so instead, I give back to the community" sez @dpnem. Speaks to/for me. http://t.co/FELk9SnQ #
  • Read @vuzhmusic on cassettes: http://t.co/FELk9SnQ Minicomics followed cassette-cult trajectory (network -> fetish), minus the decade gap. #
  • Latest PR email from jrp-ringier.com is blank. It's either an error or an intriguing announcement about a forthcoming Robert Ryman monograph #
  • Tuesday noon siren in San Francisco. Municipal preparedness on a particularly sunny day. #duckandcover #
  • ► "Sound of a train and some trees at night at Charlottesville, Va, USA" http://t.co/jLSnUeDc (courtesy of @wcraghead #
  • Those street-work sounds are no less enjoyable than yesterday. However, as the work approaches, the rattling sensation gets less enjoyable. #
  • Now mine will have, thanks to … RT @stevesilberman: 11 sounds your kids have never (and probably will never) hear. http://t.co/V5CuZE3H #
  • Think my 14-month-old, judging by habit of pulling the book off the shelf, has crush on kid on cover of Life After God by @DougCoupland #
  • Sound of construction on the block (something related to the road, or what's beneath it) just far enough away to be enjoyable. #
  • The longer I wear these earbuds, the louder the band in this cafe seems to get. It's like a sonic cold war. #
  • #415 shows: Ava Mendoza (Sun), Baraka/Reed/Mitchell (Mon), Theresa Wong (Tue), Cornelius Cardew Choir (Thu) #
  • Terminal is pretty in OS X Lion. #
  • .@bradleyallen And now, reversing course, imagining the olfactory equivalent of tinnitus. in reply to bradleyallen #
  • Just imagining how horrible it would be if the scent a skunk gave off were, instead, a sound. #
  • "Play feedback when volume is changed." No thank you. #
  • A generous association. RT @jredsmyth: church bells in the distance making me think of @disquiet #
  • iOS 5.0.1: "Improves voice recognition for Australian users using dictation." (When a language becomes universal, accents become languages.) #
  • Afternoon sonic diptych: overhead prop plane versus sleeping baby's breaths. #
  • My friend Bob (aka Robert) Levine (aka @operafella) has his new book (Weep, Shudder, Die) reviewed in @operanews: http://t.co/yExLBt8R #
  • Sound-app updates: Animoog now has background audio support, and Nanoloop is optimized for iOS5. #

By Marc Weidenbaum

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