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 em-dash followed by the open quote is the bête noire of the ebook. #
  • Hardly Strictly Bluegrass happening a few blocks from my house. From here it's muffled, more like Almost Certainly Shoegaze. #
  • Thus far (10% in), Reamde is my favorite Neal Stephenson since Cryptonomicon. The plumbing of MMORGs is fascinating: R&D&D. #
  • Noon carillon filtered through library's walls, windows, and air conditioning. #
  • Listening to audiobooks in "fast" mode means expecting the narrator at any moment to interject, "I want to be … a dentist!" #
  • Debating which makes the stronger icon for sound: the waveform or the spectrogram: #
  • Special thanks to @vinylsaurus (né Scott Faulkner) for drawing my Twitter background for the coming month. #
  • RIP, Leonard Dillon (b. 1942), cofounder of ska group the Ethiopians. #
  • The Message: RIP, Sugar Hill Records founder Sylvia Robinson (b. 1936). #
  • Christian Marclay exhibit at Fraenkel in San Francisco highly recommended. Cyanotypes of cassettes, plus splendid video of LP playfulness. #
  • The seat cushions in this cafe suggest it is best for all involved that I focus on sound not smell. #
  • The Kindle Fire doesn't have a microphone? #
  • The galleries today at 49 Geary in oddly warm San Francisco were all humming with window fans. #
  • Being in your home while construction to your home is taking place is like the the Fantastic Voyage of dentistry. #
  • Occasional reminder: if you do The Facebook, there's a page for that: #
  • My page was powered by @delicious but the Delicious relaunch has broken it. #
  • Tuesday noon siren in San Francisco. Multi-speaker echo effect especially clear, as house lacks several windows (having them replaced today) #
  • I submit that the Thunderbird requirements for Windows 7 understate the hardware minimums: #
  • Every six months someone dies who was "considered the founder of bluegrass." #
  • Frotz: No iPad should be without one. #
  • The music of a dry cleaner: (with video) #
  • Enjoying the Daemon/Ready Player One/Reamde gamer-inspired novels? Solid piece on AmberMUSH MUD's influence on writers: #
  • Forgot to mark my @goodreads review of Davis' Satie bio for spoilers. Hope people don't mind I note Satie dies. #theideaofthespoilerisstupid #
  • Very much looking forward to APE this weekend. Hope to have a new Sketches of Sound mini together but may have to just hand out last year's. #
  • Proj Gutenberg founder had no mobile phone, yet his work made my phone valuable by letting me read books: via @glennf #
  • Haven't used desktop in two weeks. Benefits of (relative) quiet of laptop outweigh noise of fans and drives. #nextstepssd #
  • Album "showcases [X]'s award winning songwriting which has earned her multiple awards" #greatmomentsinmusicpr #
  • Stopped by Long Now as part of the @mechanicrawl. Heard the 10k-year bells. Now on to the SS Jeremiah O'Brien. #

By Marc Weidenbaum

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