Past Week at

  • Morning sounds — more cars, fewer birds. Credit the former to the nearby Strictly Hardly Bluegrass festival — kinda ironic. #
  • Oh No's recent album Ethiopium now playing #ontheofficestereo — this works well. #
  • This is just a shout out to @rackspace for great online-chat tech support for email hosting. #
  • Weekend agenda: 23five's Joe Colley & Co. at 21 Grand in Oakland, gallery crawl in San Francisco & Oakland. … Anything else going on? #
  • Despite how carefully I whittle my Twitter entries for length and clarity, I still find myself using the word "yeah" three posts in a row. #
  • Are ambulance sirens louder than they were twenty years ago, or are peope just more sensitive to — or cautious about — perceived noise? #
  • Pandora played Nelly's "Country Grammar." Reveling in its spare beat, wondering if he & Jason "Jay E" Epperson were fans of Tom Hanks' Big. #
  • Apparently I have some invitations to Google Wave — if you want one, send me a direct (i.e., private) message to that effect. #
  • Evening sounds: an hour after blasting Vladislav Delay's album, my speakers, turned up, emit an insectoid buzz. Outside, buses and chatter. #
  • Construction has begun on the alley outside the office — days of free abstract industrial music await us. #
  • Vladislav Delay's great new album Tummaa is the subject of the current "MP3 Discussion Group" at #
  • Feeling vaguely self-conscious, having popped the latest albums by @alarmwillsound and @hecanjog on the office stereo system. #
  • Disquiet searches included FSOL, Marclay, Steve Roach, Trevor Paglen and 2 I'm embarrassed to say yielded null: Oum Kaltoum, Craig Colorusso #
  • Realizing, with the rise of the emoticon, how infrequently, if ever, I follow a close parenthesis with a colon. #
  • Series premiere of SF-based show Trauma included a Nick Lowe song — maybe 'cause he's playing Strictly Hardly Bluegrass Fest this weekend? #
  • Score to series premiere of The Good Wife had nice synchronous moments, & definite overtones of the ER score, easing viewer transition. #
  • Iggy Pop to Dinah Shore on how Detroit's industrial noise, not Motown, influenced his music: Thanks, @marieleathem1 #
  • Among yesterday's searches: asano (presumably Koji), longmo, radio transmission, trance, turntable, typewriter, & white noise. #
  • Digging new iPhone/Touch app Trope by Brian Eno & Peter Chilvers. A big step forward from their Bloom. More options, less monotonous sound. #

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