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▶ wow!



▶ I could happily live here for a few days at least!



▶ a beautiful read: The Aromas of Trees



▶ cringe at this twitter account: Influencers in the wild
or if you prefer on instagram: Influencers in the wild



▶ In this sound experiment Giorgiosan Cristoforo modelled an acoustic resonator based on the nuclear fuel rods of the ESSOR nuclear research reactor of the JRC-Ispra. The resonator is stimulated by water sounds creating the effect of a Suikinkutsu (水琴窟)





Slug Patrol



This very, very, very likely is not why you read this blog – there is no music or sound or visual aspect… But if you grow your own food, then one thing that may or may not drive you a little crazy is… goddamn snails & slugs beating you to the best food! Grrrrrrr!

Last Spring I thought I would be clever and start all my veges from seed… Previously I had bought punnets of seedlings from our local plant store, as it made it easy & reliable as you could choose good healthy looking seedlings and it was like getting a jump start on the new season. But last year in very early Spring I planted my seeds & they would sprout, get going a little bit & then just… disappear! So despite my best attempts I ended up buying established seedlings again.

But I slowly realised what the actual problem was: slugs & snails were sneaking in at night & eating all of the sprouts! At first I was a little squeamish & would just scoop up any slugs or snails I found with a trowell & launch them into the bush reserve at high velocity…

During COVID19 lockdown one of the projects I got-around-to finishing was greenhouse #2 – this greenhouse is a bit bigger, and is also closer to the house so one of my aims is to grow all the vegetables I eat often in there, so I don’t have to traipse down to the other end of the garden at dinner time… So for example currently I have about 50 lettuce plants growing in there, along with tomatoes, a tamarillo tree, two olive trees, four Satsuma mandarin trees, a lime plant etc etc… And guess what? Every night I go out to check and I will find 10-20 slugs and snails sliming their way around my precious veges, happily munching away… until I detect them & CRUSH THEM! Lets just say I have grown to like the sound of them being crushed underfoot…

While I’d like to think I am eradicating them & surely their numbers must drop if I am crushing all the mummies & daddies, I am yet to see evidence of that… They keep on coming! So I started thinking about other means of stopping them. I had heard people say crushed up egg shells can stop them, and I know some people use chemicals (eg derris dust) but the whole point of having a garden to me is to avoid all the crap that commercial supermarket vegetables get sprayed with… So I started to wonder if maybe I could electrocute the little fckrs! Next stop Youtube!


Comparing slug control methods: Coffee, Eggshells, Paprika, Diatomaceous earth
Shortcut: ALL FAILED!



Comparing slug control methods: Copper foil, Aluminum foil, Wire brush, Copper foil with 9volts!
Shortcut: ALL FAILED except the 9 volt electric fence!



How to DIY an electric fence for an entire garden, with successful test examples!





303 commitment




It’s like a primary school taunt:
“If you love your 303 so much why don’t you marry it!”


Or the bar fight version, when you wake up with an indent in your face:
“Did you get smacked in the head last night… by a 303??”



I’d be more keen if it had wireless control of a squelchy filter…
that was applicable to *every* audio source within earshot!




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▶ heh heh…. dagnammit!



▶ Can you guess what this is? Answer below.



▶ Love it: The Aging Beauty Of Soviet Control Rooms



▶ My favourite filter plugin just got an update: Cytomic – The Drop
(plus a beta of a newly modelled Tube Screamer!)



▶ love Valhalla



▶ Björk’s Home Studio circa 1994 (thanks Callum)



▶ This is a prototype of the Yamaha Tenori-On!


If you happen to own one, then the link below is invaluable
Thanks ersatzplanet via Tenori On forum at MW

“Here is a link to my Tenori-On folder with all the software, Firmware Updates, Owners manual, Service manual, MIDI cable Pinouts, and over 500 samples that I have gleaned off the net over the years – ENJOY!”






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▶ warning: video may contain the rapture!


(too much coffee? jump to 7’00” for pov at 1800rpm)



▶ Surveillance is “Orwellian when accurate, Kafkaesque when inaccurate”



▶ wow great aerial photos of farmland!



▶ Ogmios School of Zen Motoring – this is great! Watch an episodes while reading the interview!



▶ #notspam: How to Get Rich (without getting lucky)



▶ From Xenakis’s UPIC to Graphic Notation Today – book and/or free PDF – In the late 70s, an interdisciplinary team led by the composer Iannis Xenakis developed the compositional tool UPIC out of an effort to transform drawings into synthesized sound.
Together with the Centre Iannis Xenakis, the ZKM is now addressing for the first time the genesis of this unique computational instrument and traces its technical, social, institutional, and educational significance up to the current practice of contemporary composers who work with the idea of UPIC in current computer programs.
The volume with 27 richly illustrated contributions is published by Hatje Cantz. It is available both there and through the ZKM Bookshop as a print publication. In addition, it is published in its entirety as an open access version and available free of charge. On this page, the digital version is available for download as PDF, as well as audio samples and additional archive material not included in the print publication are accessible.








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▶ hey so when did Youtube add the new GUI ui thing to the playback timeline?

the timeline of an album is graphically represented as tracks
or is that just part of Youtube Music?

It’s a great feature and under utilised – it seems like a frictionless way to embed a playlist & provide almost granular access to it. (It is my guilty pleasure, to actively listen to ambient albums as though they are a 60 minute buffer)



▶ useful info re COVID risk management



▶ Arvo Pärt: The coronavirus has shown us in a painful way that humanity is a single organism



▶ In 2005, Henry Kaiser interviewed Terry Riley for a DVD release that never happened, as ‘bonus material’ for the DVD….



accidentally LOL
multi-dimensional memes are the best kind!





Remember this guy?







The end of the road he was referring to back in 2010 was “four years in federal prison for defrauding investors of nearly $4 million in an investment scheme”



“Legendary” fake sound designer aka convicted fraudster Brice Carrington was back in the news last week:
“Antonio Wilson, also known as “Dr. Tony Mariot” and “Brice Carrington… accused of romancing “black-ish” star Jenifer Lewis and three other women to con them out of money for his phony businesses agreed Friday to plead guilty to a federal charge of wire fraud, prosecutors said.
Antonio Wilson, 57, of Santa Monica, acknowledged conning the women in the plea agreement filed in federal court in Los Angeles, the U.S. attorney’s office said in a statement. He was expected to plead guilty at a later hearing.
Wilson, also known as “Dr. Tony Mariot” and “Brice Carrington,” fleeced his victims out of nearly $400,000 that he claimed were investments in his sound design company and software business, prosecutors said.



2010 Designing Sound article
2020 Hollywood Reporter article