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Thursday, October 18th, 2007

62 [18 Oct 2007|04:32am]
Another in the system of standard stoppages:
http://arsonism.org/audio/Steve-062-Chirpin_Hard.zip.mp3

It's the Hella (actually just Spencer Seim) record Chirpin' Hard (one of my favorites of all time) transcoded to VBR, zipped up, read as an mp3 in Audacity, and thus shredded, overlapped, and punctuated with little glitch noises.

Also, the tracks I have lined up for the next two days are very good.

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Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

61 [17 Oct 2007|12:03pm]
This file is a pretty good one. I've noticed that you can use Audacity to import pretty much any zip file as an mp3. Different file formats make predictably different sounds. What's great is that zips containing VBR mp3s create a messy rearrangement of the encoded audio (CBR make static for a subtle reason I can tell you in person if you ask). I've been playing around with this a good bit lately. For this one, I loaded the artie.zip playlist I posted last week as an mp3. There's a mix of CBR and VBR, so pieces of tracks mix with a lot of static. The whole 98 Mb zip came out to about eight minutes. It starts with about six minutes of one single track slowed down clunkily (which I can post later), followed by a spurt of activity at the end. This is the tail end of that file, exactly as it was loaded. I didn't make any edits.

http://arsonism.org/audio/Steve-061-artie.zip.mp3_excerpt.mp3


If you haven't downloaded that mix, by the way, it's here:
http://www.mediafire.com/?bxnmjltnxnc
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Thursday, October 11th, 2007

[11 Oct 2007|03:09pm]
Here's another mix, which I made for my friend Greg back in April:
http://www.mediafire.com/?bsnj1m12yey

And here's another track I made, which is a long collage: number 4
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Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

[10 Oct 2007|11:43am]
new song: linear daft punk rearrangement
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Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

[09 Oct 2007|11:22pm]
here's a mix i made for my friend artie:
http://www.mediafire.com/?bxnmjltnxnc

also, i'm on boingboing:
http://www.boingboing.net/2007/10/09/all-the-beatles-uk-a.html
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[09 Oct 2007|01:42pm]
the beatles piece on the wfmu blog:

http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2007/10/the-complete-be.html
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Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

[26 Sep 2007|12:39pm]
Kenny G played my latest piece on his show on WFMU today.

Steve McLaughlin - Run for Your Life
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Thursday, September 13th, 2007

[13 Sep 2007|08:10pm]
I'm in a good period right now. Very busy and haven't been getting enough sleep, but I like it. I like being involved in a bunch of things and running around and writing fast and reading and talking and thinking I matter for something. After a summer of sloth, my return to the slog is wholly refreshing. Surprising.
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Friday, August 24th, 2007

57 [24 Aug 2007|08:13pm]
New song: OK Baby
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Thursday, August 9th, 2007

[09 Aug 2007|08:34pm]
Also, here's the latest episode of the podcast I've been working on (Love and Radio) in its full form with some corrections made: Mustard Everywhere/Bloody Fingers
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Sugar Twins / PhD / friends [09 Aug 2007|03:31pm]
I've uploaded a new album by Sugar Twins and PhD and friends here: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?4dtwxjdwsbx

None of the members of either band have heard it yet, however, and I made up all the song titles to shape it into a kind of rock opera. I recorded this session in Keith's living room a long time ago and haven't edited the tape other than splitting it into tracks. It's a jumble of keyboards and guitar and people yelling and singing and talking and songs forming and falling apart. Present, I believe, were Keith McKnight, Jesse Harding, me, Phil Rocco, Dave Reinecke, Artie Vierkant, and Catherine. I think I played the keyboard for a bit.
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Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

[08 Aug 2007|10:45pm]
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Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

[07 Aug 2007|06:02am]
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This is a spectral representation of an intake of breath through the nose (by Al Filreis) in a podcast I just finished editing. Its duration is about half a second. Just look at those distinct squiggly overtones.
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[07 Aug 2007|01:13am]

the cheapest digital camera i've ever seen, which i couldn't help buying. $10 at walgreens.

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Sunday, August 5th, 2007

[05 Aug 2007|07:59pm]
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Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

[31 Jul 2007|07:59pm]

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RIP

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[31 Jul 2007|12:17am]

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RIP

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Friday, July 27th, 2007

Creeley's grave in Cambridge [27 Jul 2007|02:20pm]
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A track from a 1984 reading I just uploaded to PennSound: here
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Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

57 [25 Jul 2007|02:50am]
i'm currently transferring everything to a new server. will be back online soon.

meanwhile:

the lasso in spectral view
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Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

HP7 [22 Jul 2007|09:00pm]
Well, the last Harry Potter ended exactly as I was expecting (and hoping it wouldn't). Check The Summer Pennsylvanian on Thursday for my review of the glitch-ridden pirated pdf version I read.
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