March 5, 2019

🎵 Today is Mardi Gras and if you have never seen Les Blank’s film, The End of a Perfect Death - Always for Pleasure 1978, you might consider doing so. It’s a joy to watch.

music film
March 1, 2019

So great to have a new pair of shoes. I made it across campus at top speed with no pain.

new balance v1100 shoes on a sidewalk with grassnew balance v1100 shoes on a sidewalk with grass

February 23, 2019

This article on the Russian Federation’s apparent plans to temporarily disconnect from the internet reminded me of this fascinating prediction from An Xiao Mina on the New York Magazine’s 2038 podcast about the future of the internet. I am not sure what to make of the plan to disconnect on April Fool’s Day.

January 25, 2019

🎵 Claire Hamill, Voices - Sleep (1986)

I heard this song from Claire Hamill on mix from EchoOcho on mixcloud and just loved it. Composed almost entirely of 12-bit voice samples, the album, Voices, brought back to mind the first time I heard Laurie Anderson’s Big Science. Fond/Sound has a nice little review of Voices and its curious connection to the BBC Domesday Book (1986).

Album cover for Claire Hamill’s Voices.

January 18, 2019

🎵 The Attic is the kind of song that I might have mistaken for a Brian Eno outtake from Another Green World. But the rest of the album, Whichever Way You Are Going You Are Going Wrong, is all instrumental. Joyful little guitar and keyboard tunes (Swingtime), moody acoustic guitar explorations, this album sounds fresh today. And it was one that I’d never heard of until EchoOcho brought it to my attention. So thank you!

January 9, 2019

🎵 Do you love CAN? Have you ever wondered about how bands like Kraftwerk, Popol Vuh, and Neu came to sound like they did? And how does Brian Eno fit into all this? If any of these questions appeal to you, you might like the BBC documentary, Krautrock: The Rebirth of Germany