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.

Image of the Week: Grand Theft Audio (2004)

This Wacky Package dates from 2004, the first year the parody trading-card series was brought back after having been retired in 1991.

Wack Packs, in they years they appear, provide a cultural parallel to the lists of new words added to dictionaries. That same year, the Oxford English Dictionary added “cyberwar,” “cybercrime,” and “infowar.” And that year, the New York Times noted words such as “mash-up” and “podcasting,” as having come to prominence ( I’ve had this sticker on my file cabinet, and am only getting around now to posting it. All things Wacky Packs at

By Marc Weidenbaum

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