Direct mp4 download or play: Bufferin Aspirin Ad – Selective Service
Direct mp4 download or play: Bufferin Aspirin Ad – Selective Service
Direct mp4 download or play: Birthday 1988 – Part 1
Direct mp4 download or play: Birthday 1988 – Part 2
Here is the home video of my 34th birthday, April 3rd, 1988. It was recorded at my grandmother’s home in Santa Rosa, California on my Sony CCD-V220 8 millimeter video camcorder. Near the end of Part 2 one of “The Egg People” is shown. My mother made these likenesses sometime in the early to mid 1980s. Three of them exist today. They are my mother, myself, and my father. The “egg person” of my grandmother shown in the video was broken and lost years ago. Just for fun I’m showing Egg Mother and Egg “Bear” Weatherman. There will be more about “The Egg People” in another post.
A couple of The Egg People
Egg “Bear” Weatherman
Direct mp3 download or play: 4th of July Ambience 2017
Direct 24 bit flac download or play: 4th of July Ambience 2017
Normal – no processing or editing other than fades at the beginning and ending
Direct mp3 download or play:2017 Fireworks Loud Parts Layered 5 Times
Direct 24 bit flac download or play:2017 Fireworks Loud Parts Layered 5 Times
Layered – parts chosen by Wobbly and layered 5 times
Here is my 4th of July fireworks in Seattle recording for 2017. This year probably has the best sound quality as electronic muscian Wobbly allowed me to use his Pro Tools rig to record. His gear consisted of a MacBook Pro laptop and a Focusrite 6i6 audio interface. I connected two of my very inexpensive electret capsule microphones through my Naiant Studio Electret to phantom power adapters. One microphone was placed through a west facing window in my living room and the other through the sliding glass door on the opposite side of the living room. This is the same microphone placement as in “4th of July Ambience 2016.” In addition, a wire from the metal window frame where one of the microphones was placed was connected to the metal case of the Focusrite interface to prevent AC hum from getting to the microphone. This year for the first time I’m offering a 24 bit lossless flac file for your listening plaesure. This could be considered close to audiophile quality. I’m not calling it definite “audiophile” quality because the sampling rate is only at 44.1kHz.
Naiant Studio phantom power adapters
Direct mp3 download or play: Questions For My Phone
Direct mp3 download or play: Family Radio 2017
Here are a couple highlights from an unexpected, impromptu performance at Hollow Earth Radio in Seattle, the afternoon of Saturday, July 15th, 2017. I didn’t decide that I would participate until about an hour before the show. My OCD really kicked in. The tracks feature Wobbly, myself, and Quite Eyes Of Air (Alissa DeRubeis & Yasi Perera).
On “Family Radio 2017” I have a Funcube Pro Plus software defined radio running SDRSharp on a laptop computer tuned to channel 1 (462.5625 megahertz narrow FM) of the family radio service walkie talkie band. I switch on my hand held family radio walkie talkie and proceed to walk around the studio and into other rooms at Hollow Earth Radio saying dumb things and reporting on what I see. Then I walk outside of the studio onto East Union Street in Seattle and turn left onto 21st Avenue and pass the Central Cinema. About a block further I turn around, still reporting by radio back to the studio when I feign being attacked by a plastic vegetable bag from QFC, a grocery chain in Seattle. This isn’t new to me, as back in the 1990s I did a similar act at a college radio station in the Bay Area (KFJC) with Wobbly where the offending bag was a plastic vegetable bag from Nob Hill Foods. Interesting thing is, both stores, I believe are owned by Kroger of Cincinnati, Ohio. When I get back inside the studio at Hollow Earth Radio, We Like to Party. Later, the show ends with very low-frequency radio noise coming from a receiver in northern Italy and I say 10-7. By now I’m sure you know I’m nuts!
CAREFUL, ADULT LANGUAGE
Direct mp3 download or play: Whatever Whatever Whatever Whatever
This woman’s rants are some of of the strangest I’ve ever heard on the internet or anywhere. Some of what she says is quite disturbing, shocking, and profane. One of the weirdest and not profane things she says is “Someone says David Geffen is Hal 2000” at about -29:04 and about 28:35 on the direct download or play. To see all of her posts go here. Many of the files have poor sound quality and just by chance, I found this recording with clearer audio. There are videos of her, as well. In addition, I’ve put a couple posts up previously featuring this individual here and here.
Direct mp4 download or play: Destroying Anything
Direct mp4 download or play: Prairie Drums
For the last two weeks, Wobbly has been visiting my house in Seattle to mix some of the music for the next Negativland record. During some moments, extra keyboard and booper performances were overdubbed on top of the tracks which had been recorded in Bisbee, Arizona with Markers Hoslex (in the early eighties, I used to call Mark ‘Markers Hoslex’, especially during concerts, but also at most other times. Markers no longer has long hair). Wobbly has been enjoying playing my vintage Klipsch Cornwall speakers at a much greater volume than would ever be tolerated in his San Francisco apartment. The Cornwalls are highly sought after in the audiophile community. Here are two videos recorded with Wobbly’s iPhone during this process.
The drums in the second piece were performed by Prairie Prince of the Tubes, who was also the drummer on the album ‘My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts’, with a gated snare being sent through ring modulation, phasers, and gated reverb. Wobbly just yelled ‘Zero Set’ for some unknown reason. I hope that it’s not an insult to the entire musical community that this is happening.
A few years ago Don Joyce did an Over The Edge radio show, where the theme of the show was “failure” and anything that could go wrong. He asked me if I could create some sounds or spoken word that conveys the idea of failure. I went a bit further and included short sentences or phrases about death and being just an overall bad and selfish person. I don’t think Don used very many of these bits and a lot of them are quite nasty, to say the least. Maybe someone remembers that show and could post a link in the comments. Here is what I came up with.
Stand by, for failure. – version 1
Stand by, for failure. – version 2
Failure – version 1
Failure – version 2
Failure is imminent. – version 1
Failure is imminent. – version 2
Failure must happen. – version 1
Failure must happen. – version 2
I depend on failure of others.
I get off on failure.
I am a smarmy man. – version 1
I am a smarmy man. – version 2
I always get my way. – version 1
I always get my way. – version 2
I am failure.
I am failure. I’m death too! How do like that?
I guarantee you don’t wanna know me!
I guarantee you do not want to know me!
I smell bad.
You can’t stop me.
Failure is coiled about me.
You absolutely haftuh fail.
I am a functionary of failure.
And I’m gonna get off on that.
I am the absolute worst!
backwards stereo laugh
Where there’s failure, there’s death. – reduced bass and compressed
You must fail!
You’re going to die.
Yep, you’re gonna die!
You are going to die tonight.
Yuo’re going to die, absolutely.
You’re gonna go down like you’ve never gone down before!
And I get off on it, thinking about it.
I need you to fail and then I need you to die.
The messenger never fails, but you’re going to fail in very big way.
I look bad.
I am everything that’s mediocre!
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I am a certain man and I always get my way.
I am a smarmy man and I will continue to get my way, always!
I am a smarmy man and I am failure.
I’m the worst thing you could ever imagine.
You will (repeated 8 times) and then you will die!
And that’s what failure is all about!
Direct mp3 download or play: 433 Megahertz
I made this recording using my Airspy software defined radio with a small ground plane antenna, suitable for UHF (with 2 additional VFOs, all very wideband AM) and VSTHost. The VST plugins used were Argotlunar, MFreqShifter, DtBlkFx, Sanford Reverb, and LoudMax. Think of the VFO (variable frequency oscillator) tuners as tracks, except instead of microphones and musical instruments there are radio signals. There was some additional audio processing done in Adobe Audition for restoring some dynamic range and adding fades at the beginning and ending. I don’t believe my modest Windows 10 computer could have done a screen capture in real time with all of the processing already happening, so I made a short screen capture video (without additional audio processing) of the signals that can be received. This video shows SDRSharp (the software that runs Airspy) running with the main VFO tuner set to 433.873 megahertz with the only audio option as mono, left and right. Aux VFO tuner number 1 is set to 433.905 megahertz, left channel and Aux VFO tuner number 2 is set to 433.950 megahertz, right channel. The auxiliary VFO tuners are operating extremely wideband AM 40,000 kilohertz with squelch at 37. The main VFO tuner with the settings not visible is at the maximum bandwidth of 32 kilohertz with the same squelch setting.
Direct mp4 download or play: 433 Megahertz
What are we hearing? I’ve found a variety of links that explain.
Direct mp4 download or play: Bufferin Aspirin Ad – Student Unrest
Here is the second in a series of Bufferin aspirin ads from Richard Lyons’s collection of 16 millimeter films. Go here to see the first Bufferin commercial.
Direct mp4 download or play: Bicycle Horn Underwater 2016
If that wasn’t dumb enough here is an audio only download or play:
I made this for Negativland last year for possible use in live performances, but it proved to be too silly. The audio effects were created from a VST plugin called Argotlunar. Other posts with my bicycle horn are here, here, here, here and here.