Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

send in the drones iii

Jem Finer has created a piece of music designed to last 1,000 years. Longplayer consists of looping sections of Tibetan bowls ringing and droning on and on. This piece will play without repetition until December 31, 2999.

I listened to Longplayer last night for about thirty minutes and achieved maximum mellow-ocity (not a word but I like the sound of it) after just five minutes. The tones swirl constantly from speaker to speaker, creating the illusion of an underwater belltower. Take a break and absorb this music for a spell--your blood pressure will thank you.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

berry bad

I thought that these were cranberries, so I picked them and served them on Thanksgiving. Now I have explosive diarrhea. Slayer was right--God hates us all.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

embrace the random xiv

WolframTones generates musical compositions through mathematically mutated checkerboards, or some such mumbo-jumbo. Hmmmm, algorithm, Al Gore rhythm? Nah, that'd be too stiff. Anywho, it's fun to change the instrumentation of these melodies, creating loony tunes that would make Carl Stalling proud, or unearthing tribal songs from yet another green world.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Friday, November 10, 2006

anti-thought of the day?

Logic deals with the secondhand. Logic deals with the junkyard, the used--used by many people. Logic deals with inference. And remember, it is good as far as the human world of intellectual garbage is concerned; the moment you go beyond that boundary, logic fails utterly, [falling] flat on the ground. -- Osho

Thursday, November 09, 2006

a musing

Is it me, or doesn't this look like John Kerry on acid?

Sunday, November 05, 2006

embrace the random xiii

PMusic: Singles

What if a jukebox mated with a slot machine? Paul Ramsay has created four virtual 45 RPM singles that never spin the same tune twice. The revolution will be improvised.