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

  • The recently deceased Gene McDaniels' widely sampled Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse: (via @tones) #
  • RIP, singer and songwriter Gene McDaniels (b. 1935), sampled by Tribe Called Quest, Beastie Boys, Organized Konfusion. #
  • Making apple soda from light slurry left over after making apple sauce for my 11-month-old. #
  • Never been much of a radio listener, music-wise. Pandora/Spotify/Rhapsody feel like radio. Soundcloud/Bandcamp feel like crate-digging. #
  • The appearance of the phrase "Thanks for the add" on any social network is a sure sign of a fatal flaw in the architecture of that network. #
  • Modern glyphs: these few lines mean one carne asada taco and one regular chicken taco at Cancun on Mission #415 #
  • [email protected] Such a hassle. I'm not home, and I have a Soundcloud-sourced MP3 I'd like to listen to on the bus. Shouldn't be this hard. #
  • 1. Waste phone's battery. 2. Bypass iPod sync with slow wifi file manager? 3. Purchase *third* portable music player (e.g., SanDisk)? #oy #
  • Tonight's urban-walk score: Miles Davis' "Shhh/Peaceful" stretched by @Le_Berger 50% longer than original via @vuzhmusic #
  • "New Tab with Clock" Chrome extension is nice, though each new tab opens with sudden urgency of sequence from TV show 24 #
  • Digging music-free environment of Borderlands on Valencia, all the better to enjoy the sounds of HVAC, street noise, and construction. #415 #
  • I'm participating in an 8/3 #415 talk at @gaffta with @rddy (of @eyebeamnyc) & @lucmeier (of @swissnexsf) & @barrythrew: #
  • RIP, Japanese electronic musician Rei Harakami (b. 1970), via @moskitoo_land & @taylordeupree #
  • Foghorns tonight sound like cellos tuning up before a symphony begins. Fog season is upon us. #415 #
  • Hard to tell where the 9am bells at Sonoma State end and where the campus-wide HVAC hum begins #
  • Dunno if @bandcamp "related tags" are human- or algorithm-generated, but "Russian Federation" rightly comes up as related tag to "downtempo" #
  • First time in months I wasn't in San Francisco for the Tuesday noon siren. #
  • Enjoying my little Acer netbook but its name (Aspire — as in "I aspire to a MacBook Air"?) and logo really need a decal cover. Suggestions? #
  • Mid-morning sounds (library edition): Low-level HVAC, footsteps, shuffling paper. Only people heard talking are librarians. #
  • Goodnight #noiselife everywhere #
  • "Super Fly" off Zoo Keeper by DZA is what would happen if Naked City made hip-hop: #
  • People trying to add my email ID to Google+, but I use my one. Sorting it out feels more complicated than it should. #
  • [email protected] Yeah, a fun and useful comparison. So, who is the most Brakhage-like music producer? #
  • Splice studies continue RT @gregdavismusic: @disquiet Brakhage probably made more splices in one short film than 10 years worth of hiphop #
  • Smart commenter connects hip-hop beat splices to experimental films of Stan Brakhage: #
  • RIP, Fran Landesman (b. 1927), lyricist of "Nothing Like You," which was like nothing else on Miles Davis' album Sorcerer. #
  • James Gleik suggests Poe found perfect epigraphs by making them up: There's a lesson somewhere in there for samplers. #
  • Different bus stop, different harmonica player. Something is up. #415 #
  • Low-key breakbeats in my headphones combining nicely with clarinet rendition of "I'm in the Mood for Love" on the cafe stereo. #
  • Listening to instrumental edit of Back to Black. RIP, Amy Winehouse (b. 1983). #
  • Ecstatic harmonica at the bus stop, short-statured guy with bike-chain bracelet and massive fanny-pack. #

By Marc Weidenbaum

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