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

  • Curation is a higher-level operation than collation, but when most people say curate they don't even mean something as demanding as collate. #
  • 3:2:1 = rank of frequency I use Facebook, Twitter, and Soundcloud on my phone #
  • 3:1:2 = rank of frequency I use Facebook, Twitter, and Soundcloud on my desktop #
  • 692:375:279 = number of people I follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Soundcloud respectively #
  • Your baby's voice fondly reminds you, at times, of bus brakes, tape delay systems, and old-school hip-hop #noiselife #
  • RIP, Robert Morris (b. 1932), cryptographer , one of the developers of Unix, father of Robert Tappan Morris #
  • Strange obituary formulations: "where he was living at his death." #
  • No house is as loud as the one in which you are carrying a sleeping baby to its crib. #
  • My 10-month-old continues to experiment with every possible verbal sound. Clicks are now passe. Current mode resembles backward masking. #
  • Gulls cawing above the staticy simmer of a skillet thick with sausage and chicken. #
  • Making jambalaya for friends who are about to have their first baby. #
  • The conspiracy theory is the remix of history. #
  • Euphonic coordination #
  • For folks who haven't checked their WordPress(.org) installs recently, 3.1.4 is now available. #
  • Anyone have a buddy @twitter who could help me obtain a never-used Twitter name that's been squatted for over a year? #
  • My kid is 10 months old today. If you hear a foghorn, think of it as a slomo de-mix of "Happy Birthday." #
  • New Sichuan spot in Richmond District. News not of interest to outside S.F., probably not outside the Richmond, but good news nonetheless. #
  • That piece I wrote about Luciano Berio and our current oversensitivity to copyright issues has a new URL: #
  • If you tried the @soundcloud app when it first was released, and then ditched it, I highly recommend giving it a try. Many improvements. #
  • Man, Google Calendar is so much more a pleasure to work with thanks to this recent redesign. #
  • Score to Star Wars is once removed from the experience of the theatergoer. Score to Halo is twice removed from the experience of the gamer. #
  • Using Facetime on iPad 2 is so lo-rez it's a taste of the more low-rent server farms in Greg Egan's vision of the Singularity. #
  • Wishing Murdoch would just turn MySpace into a non-profit and give it to Diaspora. #
  • Would love to read descriptions of discussions that led to today's design changes as written by Nicholson Baker and David Mamet. #
  • Noon siren makes every Tuesday in San Francisco feel like we're in a '50s sci-fi flick and Godzilla's got our back. #
  • Experience suggests if you're out and about in SF on a Tues., the more expectant you are of the noon siren, the more likely you'll miss it. #
  • My cable box doesn't get Channel Zero. #
  • Office music is our business. RT @soundsurvivlist I concur on Saito Koji. "Count" has been soundtrack to my office most of the day. #
  • De-corrupting ancient Eudora files is a lovely way to start a week. That & a VisiCalc mention earlier today has me checking what year it is. #
  • People are really digging the Saito Koji on Resting Bell. This is excellent. #
  • Afternoon audiostream: slow-building orchestral drone oomph by Vanessa Rossetto: #
  • If you do the Facebook, there's a "page" you might "Like": #
  • Dear Hive Mind: A friend bought an old piano. Any tips for books/DVDs/etc. for learning to play? (For him now — for me down the road.) #
  • Dear Hive Mind: If Thunderbird launches (Win7) like it was a brand new program, having forgotten your profile, how do you re-import profile? #
  • It's nice to imagine a near future in which someone can say that the pulse is the new drone. #
  • In Sacramento I heard trains. In New Orleans I heard boats along the Mississippi. In San Francisco, I don't hear transport. I hear foghorns. #
  • Watching Leverage, knowing John Rogers tried to make a Global Frequency show, I can't help associate Eliot with the Authority's Midnighter. #
  • There are few buzz kills like a massive block of multi-page text smack dab in the middle of a comic book. #
  • If it's broken beats don't fix it. #
  • If the individual typing madly to my left is not writing a space opera I will eat my iPod. #
  • When my kid is a teen and the 2000s are the rage, some nifty Shonen Jump jackets wait in the closet. #
  • The Eyeball Kid, Maximortal, A1, Peepshow, Caliber Presents, Grendel, Hutch Owens. So many long boxes. Bang! Pow! Oy! #
  • So many boxes of old comics. Really must sort out what to do with them, aside from take up space. #
  • When I finish everything I need to today, Darwyn Cooke's second volume of his Parker adaptation will be my reward. #
  • More than anything he's released before, Brian Eno's forthcoming Drums Between the Bells sounds like he recorded it while in his PJs. #
  • Amazing comments on posts about Kind of Bloop / Jay Maisel melee; many read ill intent, even plagiarism, into something clearly affectionate #

By Marc Weidenbaum

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