Sunday August 24, 2014 at 15:20

Via postpunk:

Paul Lansky - mild und leise

On “Idioteque”:

The English rock band Radiohead uses a sample from my very first computer piece, mild und leise, on one of the tracks on their CD, Kid A.  (Yes, they very graciously asked permission, and I gave it. ) In fact, I really like what they did with the sample; it is quite imaginative and inventive. mild und leise was composed in 1973 on an IBM 360/91 mainframe computer.   I used the Music360 computer language written by Barry Vercoe.  This IBM mainframe was, as far as I know, the only computer on the Princeton University campus at the time.  It had about  one megabyte of memory, and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars (in addition to requiring a staff to run it around the clock).  At that point we were actually using punch cards to communicate with the machine, and writing the output to a 1600 BPI digital tape which we then had to carry over to a lab in the basement of the engineering quadrangle in order to listen to it.  Here is a photo of me in the lab a few years later.  The piece came out on a Columbia/Odyssey LP in 1975 or so as a result of a contest run by the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM). It was called Electronic Music Winners (I’ve occasionally seen it for sale on Ebay), and Jonny Greenwood came across it in a used record shop when the band was on tour in the United States recently  I think it sold about 7000 copies, which is a lot for a classical recording.  (Kid A will sell that in the first 10 seconds of its release!)

Later:

What’s especially cute, and also occured to Jonny Greenwood, is that I was about his current age, when I wrote the piece—sort of a musical time warp.

The sampled part occurs in the first minute.


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Sunday August 24, 2014 at 10:40

Saturday August 23, 2014 at 15:20

Saturday August 23, 2014 at 10:40

Paintings by artist Andy Denzler

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Friday August 22, 2014 at 15:20

Graphite drawings by Ethan Murrow

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Friday August 22, 2014 at 10:40

Mary Timony in Helium's “Superball” music video, from the band’s 1st album The Dirt of Luck (Matador Records, 1995)

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Thursday August 21, 2014 at 15:20

Günther Stiller, cover illustration for magazine Gebrauchsgraphik, 1961

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Günther Stiller, cover illustration for magazine Gebrauchsgraphik, 1961

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Thursday August 21, 2014 at 10:40

Via thisiseverydayracism:

#OfficerGoFuckYourself Threatens to Kill Ferguson Livestreamers

The scene was witnessed by Infowars reporter Joe Biggs who was also filming the incident. The clip shows a Ferguson officer with his gun raised pointing it directly at a citizen journalist who was live streaming at the time.

“Oh my God, gun raised, gun raised,” states the journalist, before Biggs remarks, “gun pointed.”

“My hands are up bro, my hands are up,” states the journalist before the cop responds, “I’m going to f***ing kill you, get back, get back!”

“You’re going to kill him?” asks another individual before the journalist asks, “did he just threaten to kill me?”

When the cop is asked for his name he responds, “go fuck yourself.”

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Wednesday August 20, 2014 at 22:58

Via dragonheartedrabbit:

Going on right now in Ferguson: Police are raiding a church that has been stocked with medical supplies, food, and tear gas recovery kits for community members engaging in protests.

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