New Disquietude podcast episode: music by Lesley Flanigan, Dave Seidel, KMRU, Celia Hollander, and John Hooper; interview with Flanigan; commentary; short essay on reading waveforms. • F.A.Q.Key Tags: #saw2for33third, #field-recording, #classical, #juntoElsewhere: Twitter, SoundCloud, Instagram

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

Past Week at

  • There's a special smile that greets "all rights reserved" photos of public graffiti on #
  • Morning sounds: shower, hard drive; no birds, no cars. The entirely unfamiliar industrial drone that preceded yesterday's quake is gone. #
  • Sprinklers on, so water pressure's low. Carbonite's backing up my hard drive to the cloud, so same can be said of my Internet connection. #
  • Footage of original Hawaii Five-0 theme-song musicians in re-recording session (for TV reboot) embedded in this story: #
  • Continuing to enjoy habit of listening to score before seeing movie — it's kinda like a sonic spoiler, and brings it out during showing. #
  • Yowza — that quake moved my chair. Of course, my chair is on wheels. Looks like it was maybe 10 miles off the San Francisco coast. #
  • 5 Reasons for a Musician to Consider @creativecommons — a little guest post I just did for @wammusic #
  • Gotta love "cassette only" albums that will later "appear as a compact disc." So they're "only" for now. #
  • All electronics are louder in the evening. Refrigerator, hard drive, a watch's hand, a light switch turned off then on, a distant motor. #
  • This new @firefox build, 3.6.7, has been crash-tastic. #
  • After serious CSS fiddling, comments on now cleaner: threaded, spaced right, colored simply. Numbering is odd, but otherwise… #
  • Morning sounds: Tivo hard drive like some digital babbling brook, buses outside rampaging like rhinos. #
  • Pretty great that @xlr8rmag does free full-issue PDFs. August has Oval, LA's "abstract instrumental scene" & more #
  • People come & go on Facebook so often that if you use an IM client (like Pidgin), there's a near-constant stream of enter/exit tones. #
  • Excellent abstract hip-hop instrumentals by @knxwledge — via @whyarcka in reply to WhyArcka #
  • Between The Matrix & Inception, Robert Longo may be a bigger influence on movie fight scenes than John Woo & Quentin Tarantino combined. #
  • Best sounds in Inception: Johnny Marr's guitar, the knowing use of Édith Piaf, & (yeah, cautious on spoilers) a certain truncation. #
  • Can't overstate pleasure, if not outright benefits, of living walking distance from movie theater, especially one offering double features. #
  • Morning sounds: shower, heater (this is San Francisco), hard drive, various netlabel offerings. #
  • Walking by neighborhood restaurant, briefly mistook sound of fan for, yes, vuvuzela. #ptsd #
  • Wouldn't it be easier to tidy up to non-English-language movies if a beep signaled that it's time to look at the screen to catch a subtitle? #
  • Q: What did William Faulkner's voice sound like? A: Exactly as you imagined: #
  • Thanks @dylanhorrocks for my Twitter background, up all this month, in my "Curating Twitter: Sketches of Sound" project: #
  • Looks like @evernote sync is back up. Finishing some projects before heading to @sfelectricworks for David Byrne / Dave Eggers exhibit. #
  • Man, @evernote sync issues, too (judging by an @twitter search, not an isolated issue). Trouble in the cloud this morning. #
  • Supposed to update @twitter background with great original @dylanhorrocks image but profile updates now have tech issues: #
  • Morning sounds: hard drive, distant sanitation vehicles (and related activity), little if any birdsong. #
  • Will not be attending #comiccon this week — may time reading of China Miéville's Kraken to experience it vicariously. #
  • Last day for @mintylewis background on my Twitter account; new one tomorrow. enewsletter Wednesday to include Scorn CD contest. #
  • Another netlabel into the eternal Internet dustbin RT @nq_music @jhfisher Hippocamp closes after 9 years: #
  • Celebrate World Listening Day with Pootie Tang: (following up @npseaver on AC/DC's critique of R. Murray Schafer). #
  • My friends' kid apparently wakes up singing happy birthday to her stuffed animals. It's a riot. #
  • Morning sounds, Pasadena edition: HVAC, laptop drive, birds (latter in surround-sound mode rather than just from backyard like back home). #
  • It's July 18 — happy "World Listening Day": And in not unrelated news: happy birthday, R. Murray Schafer. #
  • Los Angeles vanity-plate moment: confirmed guy with OBOE DR plates actually repairs oboes for a living. Convertibles allow for conversation. #

By Marc Weidenbaum

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