Wednesday, December 23, 2009

"Oh My Darling" by Pet Cemetery

Everyone's favorite summertime fun band Pet Cemetery got together to record a few songs on Sunday, which will hopefully see the light on a 7" sometime soon.

In the meantime, here's one of them, with footage from yesterday's field trip to Fort Tilden. Enjoy!

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Monday, December 21, 2009


I have a Wiard/Malekko Anti-Oscillator on loan for the next week or so. For reasons I don't fully understand, there are only one or two demo videos of this module out there, neither of them particularly thorough-- that will change in the next few days...


More soon!

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Saturday, December 19, 2009

"Rock and Roll Attack" by Thee Iran-Contras

Audio: 6/8/05

Video: 12/18/09

From the Contras' "That's We Rapping" CDr.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sci-fi winter

I'm planning on reading science-fiction and science-fiction only this winter. So far, people have recommended I check out "The Player of Games" by Iain M. Banks and "Inverted World" by Christopher Priest.

I'm pretty much stumbling in the dark with this stuff-- can anyone recommend anything else for the list?

Ideally, I'd like to be on the road to becoming the next host of this show by February:

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Monday, December 14, 2009

Foundsound update: RFID Reader Wired & Working!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

New distro boards!

David from Bubblesound was kind enough to show me the "build your own bus board" ropes tonight, helping me solder together three chain-able boards. Aren't they pretty?

Seriously, seriously big thanks to David for helping me with the project. Fingers crossed, I'll finally be able to power all of our modules simultaneously! Look for an update to that effect tomorrow night.


Good news: everything powers simultaneously. Bad news: the power supply isn't strong enough for two rows of modules. Hmph. Luckily, Modular World just (literally-- this was released yesterday) put out a new 2000mA supply that will do nicely.

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Friday, December 04, 2009

Found Sound Update

Waveshield: mostly soldered

 Triple Wide Extender: Extending

Radio: Removed from cabinet

New home for the machine

Next up: Get 1/3 of it to work, starting with the waveshield (which does the audio playback). The project is due in two weeks!


Thursday, December 03, 2009

"Buchla bottle" sounds

Quickly becoming one of my favorite sounds: FM + LPG:

Audio: 12/3/09

Video: 11/29/09

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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Great shows this month

There are a few extremely fun parties happening in the next few weeks:

This Thursday, CDM is celebrating its 5th anniversary with a free-beer EVENT on MacDougal Street. There will be live music. There will be a dance contest. The winner will get a new laptop. (UPDATE with new info)

Then, on Friday, friend-of-The-Shamblers Jordan S. (late of 349 St. John's St. Radio) is bringing his new noise act "Family" to the BlackWave (John Ryan Theater) basement in DUMBO, 25 Jay Street, 9pm. FREE!!

The following evening, at the Lakeside Lounge, WFMU is celebrating the launch of their new webshow, Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban (with Debbie D). There'll be DJ sets from all of your (well, all of Jess and I's) favorite station DJs and the usual good-time-shenanigans of a WFMU party. Plus, it's free.

A week later, the In/Out Computer Music Festival is happening at The Tank. Performances, workshops, hobnobbing with your favorite micro-celebrities... I'm really looking forward to this one.

Following that, the Lollapalooza-of-Chiptune Blip Festival will be returning to the Bellhouse, December 17-19. I've yet to see this kind of thing done live, but have been jazzed about what I've heard (yeah, I went there). Three days might be a little extreme, but I'm willing to give it a go.

(Coincident to Blip Fest on 12/17, Richard Lainhart-- he of the 200e/Continuum fame-- will be putting on an audio/visual performance IN QUAD on Centre Street in money making Manhattan.)

THEN, on the 18th, Bardo Pond and White Out (w/ Thurston) are playing at the fanciest place in town, Le Poisson Rouge. 7pm, $10. You're going, right?

What a month! Hope to see you all out and about!!

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