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Monthly Archives: May 2021

A Swell Drone Day Swell

Happenings from May 29, 2021

Drone Day takes place each May, at the initiation of Marie Claire LeBlanc Flanagan, who came up with the idea in the first place (more at This year, Drone Day took place on the 29th of the month, this past Saturday. Material from that widely distributed event is now popping up on SoundCloud and other services. One favorite of mine is this video by Zachary Wilson, who combines deep, shining swells with rough textures.

This is the latest video I’ve added to my ongoing YouTube playlist of fine live performance of ambient music. Video originally posted at YouTube.

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Skateboard (Revised)

A mesostic

         MoSt every evening in
   a mode aKin to 
  this old Aussie 1970s horror 
flick, the Traffic  
       of rEturning cars
  having suBsided,
           Our street is
         trAnsformed into
      this Ratty
       fielD of tarmac play
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A mesostic

Note that the large Green zone adjacent
this fine hood only Goes back a hundred
years or so; humans Planted it in truth
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From the past week

I do this manually each Saturday, collating recent tweets I made at, my public notebook. Some tweets pop up (in expanded form or otherwise) on sooner. It’s personally informative to revisit the previous week of thinking out loud.

▰ I’m thinking … no?

▰ Been listening to a lot of Florence Price lately. That’s my excuse for not replying to your request for coverage. Sorry.

▰ Hyperlocal news: that great pupusa place on Geary is now open Sundays (so: 7 days a week). This is the one that was initially a liquor store, then a liquor store that happened to sell pupusas, then that happened to have a full menu, and that now is almost entirely a restaurant.

▰ Benefits of late afternoon bike ride

▰ This card came with another card that was an actual card. It has a very Repo Man vibe.

In related news, I realize now that my wallet is falling apart.

▰ Have a good weekend, folks. It’s a long one here, and maybe where you are, too. See you Tuesday.

🍃 Listen to some nature.

🏡 Do some home echolocation.

🥁 Master the percussive instrument that is your dishwasher, clothes dryer, or ancient hard drive.

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Tape x Pedal

From Amulets

This video, all abrasive industrial doom, is a tape loop experiment from Amulets, an artist for whom the tape loop is central to his work. Heard here, the loop is a prerecorded sound, a drone, that is being treated through a guitar pedal, which lends it the sense of deep delay. In addition, Amulets (aka Randall Taylor) is performing drones from the pedal itself. Note that the extended loop is playfully rotating around the guitar pedal’s pair of foot switches.

Video originally posted to More from Amulets at

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