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

  • From advance warning anxious that Dyer’s Zona will send me back to my decades-long no-1st-person approach to writing, just as I was warming. #
  • Picked up Geoff Dyer’s Zona at the library. It has a sticker on it that says “POPULAR READING.” #
  • Thanks! MT @Nonwrestler: @disquiet 30s photos converted to sound, presented as videos tracking through the results #
  • Made banner image for my site: white backdrop + black text atop image. Massive Kinko’s flashback to circa-1987 college flyer/zine-making. #
  • Brief post on my occasional site about the Air Display app: #
  • Excellent customer support this week from @ninjatunehq and @tinyletter. #
  • The next Disquiet email newsletter includes chance to win a @johnkannenberg exhibit catalog. Subscribe here: #
  • Sent an email out to the Disquiet email list (1200+ subscribers). It may end up in your spam folder, so take a peek there. #
  • Thinking about adding discussion forum to the Disquiet site. #
  • Instructions to the 25th Disquiet Junto, in which we rework the 24th, have gone to the email list & at in 5 languages. #
  • The Disquiet site will have a more responsive design in near future: laptop/tablet/7″/phone. Been an interesting process. #
  • What would an alien signal sound like? Reminder about the call-for-submissions I’m helping @primusluta with: #
  • Finished watching the first season of The Killing on AMC. **spoiler** The villain is the screenwriting staff. #
  • Late-morning sounds: refrigerator, passing traffic, faraway barking, occasional digital alerts. #
  • The 25th weekly Disquiet Junto project starts tomorrow. Over 200 musicians around the world making music based on creative restraints. #
  • How to find music on @pinterest. RT @WonderlandK: @disquiet Try “music about cupcakes” or “sounds shoes make” for better results? in reply to WonderlandK #
  • “Music” wasn’t among the 21 topics suggested to me when I joined Pinterest. #
  • The new Macbook Air flips the Thunderbolt and USB icons from right of port to left. Just sayin’. #
  • Joined, which appears to have just one artist filed under “sound art.” Zimoun. #
  • Thanks. Good examples. Brain feels better now. RT @paul_donald: @disquiet How about Louis Armstrong? Or Tom Waits, for that matter? in reply to paul_donald #
  • Can’t think of a musician whose singing so resembled how he played his instrument as Chet Baker. #
  • Kind of addicted to listening to two copies of “Voice Poetry” off Ornette Coleman’s Body Meta slightly out of sync. #
  • RIP, film critic Andrew Sarris (b. 1928), auteur of auteur theory. #
  • The Tate lecture MP3 wasn’t in my SanDisk MP3 player’s music menu because it was tagged as genre = podcast? Could that be so? #
  • The Tuesday noon siren today should be drowned out by the rattle of a Chinese restaurant, if plans proceed correctly. #
  • RIP, British actor Brian Hibbard (b. 1946) of vocal group Flying Pickets, who had British hit with cover of Yazoo’s “Only You” #
  • And this week we’ll be doing the 25th weekly Disquiet Junto project. Just amazing. Passed the 1,000-track and 200-participant milestones. #
  • Nice to have gotten to meet @falsereactions + @andrewweathers this past week. Missed their show, but did get in a drink and some talk. #
  • Anyone out there have good (or less than good) stories about implementing bbPress? Would like to see some examples. #
  • RIP, actor Victor Spinetti (b. 1929), of the Beatle’s A Hard Day’s Night, Help!, Magical Mystery Tour, and Prince’s Under the Cherry Moon. #
  • Pretty sweet that Divvy works within Air Display on the iPad. #
  • Psyched to hear the Drumcorps and Photek remixes on the forthcoming Rob Zombie collection. #
  • Regarding SoundCloud’s new sets: “These are my jams” feels, by way of comparison, much more interesting than This Is My Jam. #
  • Man, I’ve been on Twitter for five years as of today. #
  • Bonus to Amon Tobin box set: picking it up at DHL in San Francisco, on crazy beautiful industrial waterfront. #
  • Midway through its 24th week/project, Disquiet Junto hits its 1,000th track: Thanks to all 206 participating… #
  • Dreamed I met people who work at GoodReads. They were confused I wrote about books on the site yet refrained from assigning star ratings. #
  • Disquiet Junto, now deep in its 24th weekly project, is 5 tracks shy of its 1,000th: #
  • RIP, American Music Club and Sun Kill Moon drummer Tim Mooney: #
  • Exited eye doctor’s office to hear funk song of Fillmore street fair DJ and beep of backing-up delivery van play at same tempo. #

By Marc Weidenbaum

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