Saturday, September 19, 2009

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Doomsday device
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This article is about the theoretical world-ending destruction. For the professional wrestling maneuver, see Doomsday Device.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Friday, August 21, 2009

Wikipedia: “The Ginsu knife is often seen cutting through metal cans, a nail, a radiator hose or a tree trunk, before cleanly cutting a paper thin slice of tomato, though few consumers would ever find a need to do all of those things, especially in rapid succession.”

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

July 8, 2009

“For best results: load this CD in your CD player, confirm that sound is coming out through the speakers, and then just leave the room.” (Leif Elggren, in reference to his CD Extraction)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

April 22, 2009

I can swivel my head and making a hooting noise for you if you want.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

March 28, 2009

Etude aux tourniquets -> Study with the swivels, according to Babelfish.

March 5, 2009

There is an upswell of interest in Ligeti on the Internet.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

March 21, 2009

We feed Bukowski to our teenagers and export the surplus across the Atlantic, and they feed Bernhard to their teenagers and export the surplus to us.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

February 9, 2009

Things I didn’t know about Timothy McVeigh: “McVeigh was also interested in computers, and he hacked into government computer systems on his Commodore 64, under the handle ‘The Wanderer,’ which was borrowed from the song by Dion DiMucci. In his senior year, he was named the school’s ‘Most Promising Computer Programmer.’”

February 13, 2009

My hand is twisting to convey the rotation of the camera in Michael Snow's “La Région Centrale”.

Friday, February 13, 2009

December 13, 2005

I am listening to Steely Dan’s Katy Lied for the first time and also realizing for the first time that the title is “Katy Lied” as in “Katy Told a Lie”, not as in “Katy Song” (Lied = song, in German).

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

November 20, 2008

T— attended a John Cage lecture/performance in Minnesota in the 1970’s. Cage delivered one of his chance texts (something from M?) then took questions. A man stood and introduced himself as a music professor at a local college. He said he wanted to expose his students to contemporary music but was reluctant because he didn't know what contemporary music was good. Cage’s advice: “Listen to one hundred hours of contemporary music. Then you will know.”

November 13, 2008

Just who are these noise villains, these hi-fi, technological, cold, clean, stimulating noise villains?

November 24, 2008

Peter Christopherson looks a lot like my stepmother’s brother Pete.

Friday, February 6, 2009

January 15, 2009

God is killing stars of island-based television shows (Ricardo Montalban and Patrick McGoohan on the same day).

January 22, 2009

Things I did not know about James Tenney: “Tenney also starred nude in a 1965 silent film of collaged and painted sequences of lovemaking between him and his then partner, Carolee Schneemann, called Fuses.”

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

January 28, 2009

“Issei Sagawa (born 11 June 1949) is a Japanese man who in 1981 murdered and cannibalized a Dutch woman named Renée Hartevelt. Since his release, Sagawa has become a noted food critic.”

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

January 5, 2009

I’ve never managed to get into Felt, but you can keep sending me emails extolling their virtues. It will probably work eventually.