Mon Jul 26 1999 07:01:
Wow, everything looks so cosmic! This new lynx is more colorful
than a barrel of iMacs! Which I guess would be about two iMacs. Anyway, I got the mixer hookup going, except
for this intermittent flickering which I haven't been able to track
I have a decent little baguette of a song recorded called "Sweet
Emulsion". It's basically a joke from high school set to different
music and with a funny telemarketer's answering machine message mixed in.
I could do a whole album of such baguettes. I certainly have enough
scraps on my tapes which could not be made into whole songs, but which
I could stretch out to a minute or so with the clever use of samples.
Mon Jul 26 1999 07:19:
Bagatelles, not baguettes.
My mother gave me a shirt she got from a crazy guy in Oregon
when she went to visit her aunt. On the front it has a rather unconvincing
tsunami collage. On the back it says "STOP THE CASCADIA MEGATHRUST
EARTHQUAKE SUBDUCTION EVENT", which reminds me of "STOP CONTINENTAL DRIFT". I am disappointed that there are not
seven exclamation marks after "EVENT", but it's a good shirt.
My mother's aunt asked the guy how one goes about STOPping the CASCADIA
MEGATHRUST EARTHQUAKE SUBDUCTION EVENT. "Pray!" said the guy. That
information should really be on the shirt.
Mon Jul 26 1999 07:42:
I keep forgetting things. I'm fairly sure that the guest star on
The X-Files last night was the same actor who played Garak on
ST:DS9. He had the same voice and mannerisms.
Also, is there a rider in David Duchnovy's contract that requires
him to summarize the episode in the fiftieth minute of the hour, just
before the conclusion?
I'm watching three hours of television a week (DS9, Simpsons,
Futurama, X-Files). I'm not sure how good or bad that is. For
comparison, I also listen to three hours of radio a week (Prairie
Home Companion, My Word, My Music). I read about six hours yesterday,
but that's just because I'm still tearing through Lem like a madman.
Josh tried to get me into listening to the old radio dramas they
play nightly on some AM station. I might give that a try again,
except I forgot what station they're on.
I'm reading Peace on Earth at the moment. 1987, Lem's last
book? It certainly fits the mold of "this is my last book".
Mon Jul 26 1999 19:13:
I got rid of the annoying glitches in my recording by setting the
BeOS' real-time sound processing checkbox, but that checkbox makes
everything I record staticky. I don't know why. Dammit, I have
128M of RAM!
My current project is trying to get a decent recording of
"Brandy Waters Will Have Her Revenge On Leonard", the gruesome
sequel to Brian Overturf's gruesome "Leonard Shot Everyone Down"
(for those of you who didn't hear it the first time, it goes "Leonard
shot everyone down/Leonard shot everyone down/He shot down his
girlfriend named Brandy Waters/she said "no no no no"; there are
people, my sister among them, but me not, who know who Brandy Waters is.
I thought it was unfair to have me immortalized in song as killing
her, without giving her a chance to kill me back)
It's a do-wop song. I love doing the layered vocals, and
if there's one thing I've learned from Frank Zappa, it's that anything
is funny when you do it as a do-wop song.
Mon Jul 26 1999 19:55:
OK, here is a cheap
MP3 of Leonard Shot Everyone Down. I pity the poor sap who comes
in on a search for "mp3" and has to content himself with that file.
Mon Jul 26 1999 21:15:
Okay, all my electronic strugglings are going on a new album,
version 1.1.2pl14, named in parody of the "version 2.0"
metaphor. The songs are going on the album in order of creation, so
presumably a higher track number will mean better quality. Right now
there is Sweet Emulsion and Leonard Shot Everyone Down. I'm not
happy about the way Sweet Emulsion got mp3ed. The .wav doesn't
have that weird squibbling noise in the background.
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