Archive for April, 2008

April 29th, 2008

50 Cent Action Hero



It’s after the end of the world, don’t you know that yet?

                                                                                          -Sun Ra

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April 24th, 2008

linkthink #6248: Tudo o Que Preciso

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April 23rd, 2008

linkthink #7402: Like, Totally Obliterated

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April 23rd, 2008

ROFLconnoisseurship, aka LOLology

Internet meme scholar and steward that I fancy myself, I regret I’ll have to miss this weekend’s promising ROFLcon here in Cambridge since I’m due in Iowa City at another conference (and, I’m afraid, one which will leave me rolling on the floor laughing not nearly as much). Wish I coulda joined Kevin to talk about tubedanzmusik. Mebbe next time.

But if you’re around and hip to the scenes memes, I highly recommend checking out the festivities. They’ve got quite a program planned and a lineup that includes a who’swho in ROFLconnery, not to mention a couple fun events happening at nighttime in meatspace —

Saturday April 26
MEEM DREEMZ, ROFLcon afterparty @ Basstown, Great Scott, Allston, MA
ft. Hearthrobbers, Basstowners, Lone Wolf
Roflers only 9-11, n00bs and everyone else after 11pm

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Sunday April 27
ROFLcon after-afterparty @ ZuZu, Cambridge, Ma
ft. GHOSTDAD + Lone Wolf
9pm-1am

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Njoy!

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April 22nd, 2008

linkthink #533: Lobbyist Edition

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April 21st, 2008

linkthink #14294: Strategeric Communications

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April 17th, 2008

Nico Concreto (0-3 Months)

Today marks 3 months since Nico joined us in the post-womb world. It’s been a really wonderful time. And I mean that — filled with wonder. Seeing and hearing her learn to interact with the people and things around her has been totally fascinating. The arrival of smiles, focused eyes, a strong neck (keep keepin your head up), and clumsy but effective hands — all of these things have felt like milestones. Just yesterday, we got her to laugh a little bit, a truly joyful development.

As you might infer, we’ve been recording a lot of this: photos, video, audio. And while I’m trying to be cautious about uploading her life to the interweb, I’m glad to have all of this, to share a bit with friends and family now, and of course to share with Nico later.

Last week I embarked on a project to make something that would represent Nico’s first 3 months in the world, aurally and visually. As part of the process, I combed through the 25 or so audio recordings I had made, which were full of little revelations. Not least of which was hearing how the shapes of her sounds — like the shape of her face and little body — have already changed so much in such a short time.

Another amazing thing was seeing the way a waveform could illustrate the dynamics of a good cry —

I’ll spare you the audio on that one. Ultimately, I cut over 100 loops and percussive blips’n’burps to use in the assemblage of some post-natal electro.

I also combed through, with Becca’s eyes too, about 1500 digital photos we’ve snapped so far. A lot of these are throwaways, of course — blurry shots, bad framing, etc. — but rather than throw them away, we’ve kept them, and they came in handy. I decided to match about 700 fast-moving photos to her loops’n’whoops, and a lot of those “throwaways,” in combination with the good shots, made for some stunning sequences, especially at a beat-matched frame-rate (yay Ableton video!).

The end product is a collage/montage that proceeds more or less in chronological order. I premiered it last Friday at an electro-acoustic concert @ Brandeis and it was a big hit (but, of course, beats + baby = surefire crowd pleaser). Hope u digg too —

Future installments to follow, no doubt.

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April 15th, 2008

linkthink #8: Funky Digitalia

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April 14th, 2008

linkthink #31892: Dilapknapsack

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April 10th, 2008

linkthink #6953: Mate Rituals

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April 9th, 2008

Brandeis :: BEAMS Half Marathon

BEAMS in Concert
8 p.m.
Slosberg Music Center

The Brandeis Electro-Acoustic Music Studio presents new work by grad and undergrad composers from Brandeis and Brown University. The program includes installation and dj pieces from classic tape/instrument compositions to interactive performances.

My own contribution: “Nico Concreto (0-3 Months)”

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