Posts Tagged ‘download’

Liveblogging! Commentary for “ITDE” 7/12/08

July 12, 2008

So far, I’m not sure where today’s broadcast is heading. As usual, I’m just trying to be open to possibilities suggested by the music. Discovery! As I look down, I see these words printed on the inside of Grundik + Slava’s “Frogs” album– “only frogs know…”

Flashlights — Eckords (excerpt)
Grundik + Slava — A Frog Gets Over His Fear of Water
Grundik + Slava — The Frog Gone Away With the Wind
Heath Watts, Dan Pell, Barry Chabala — A plater, a teacher, & a drummer walking into a rehearsal room (pt.1)
Heath Watts, Dan Pell, Barry Chabala — A plater, a teacher, & a drummer walking into a rehearsal room (pt.2)
Heath Watts, Dan Pell, Barry Chabala — A plater, a teacher, & a drummer walking into a rehearsal room (pt.3)
David Watson — Dexter pt.1
David Watson — Dexter pt.2
David Watson — Dexter pt.3
David Watson — Dexter pt.4
Brekekekexkoaxkoax — Haifa Hi-Fi
Arborea — Red Bird
Arborea — Ides of March
Arborea — Seadrift
Thomas Buckner, Annea Lockwood — Luminescence
Thomas Buckner, Petr Kotik — Conceptuality/Life (from Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking)


June 17, 2008

Firefox 3 Firefox 3 drops at noon (my time), which surprised me. I figured I could jump out of bed, pad over the computer in my PJs, and have some sort of geeky pseudo-Xmas morning event.

No such luck!

Now I’m waiting on those slowpoke San Franciscans to wake up, have their coffee, read some blogs, etc… In the meantime, be sure to get over to the download pledge site and help Mozilla win a world record!

Update: Here’s a hint– if you invite everyone to a party, be sure to have enough chairs. 30 mins in, and I’m still getting time out errors, ack! BTW, this is my first animated gif. Feel free to throw those party chairs at me, but I think it turned out well!

Update 2: It took about an hour, but I finally got Firefox 3 downloaded. I’m really enjoying the way bookmarks are set up, especially in regards to live bookmarks. The back/forward/recent button is pretty fab, too! I’m still not a big fan of the new location bar, it’s kinda big and ugly… wouldn’t mind being able to turn that off easily, it’s too weird having bookmarks pop up as I type, especially for miscellaneous internal links at the main site I may be attempting to reach. I’m also happy to have my Adblock Plus back– it wasn’t compatible right off, but seems to be working now. With any luck, I’ll get the Skype and Linkify plugins back soon.

It’s Too Damn Startling #5!

December 23, 2007

I’ve just uploaded the 5th edition of “It’s Too Damn Startling,” my regular contribution to Tony Youngblood’s ~ORE~ Theatre Intangible radio show. You’ll definitely want to grab this one!

Going into my fifth edition, I decided that I really didn’t want to work with a lot of materials. I’d had a conversation with fellow WDBX-FM deejay Nick last night regarding my microsound leanings, and of my own temptations about working ever deeper within the waveform.

Of course, I’ve also been doing a fair amount of thinking about Stockhausen, as I have been taking a more active approach to hear many of his works of which I am unfamiliar. I decided to take a very small sample of one of Stockhausen’s works, and use it as the basis of a larger piece.

Following this rather vague plan, I ended up using a little less than two one-hundredths of a second of Stockhausen’s “Helikopter Streichquartett” as the sound source for a 3′ 33″ work of pulsing, chattering sound evolution. I’m quite pleased with it, and hope you will be as well.

You can hear “It’s Too Damn Startling #5” when today’s broadcast airs live from 2-4 AM, this December 23 on WRVU-FM. However, if you have plans to be handcuffed and left for dead during this time, you may download It’s Too Damn Startling #5 at your convenience upon rescue.


Liveblogging! Commentary for “ITDE” 12/22/07

December 22, 2007

I’m getting a bit of a late start on the show today– gave up about 10 minutes to the show before mine, on account of introducing them to The Wipers. So far, things have been going really well, with some nice transitions between tracks. I’m playing Sabrina Siegel now, following my long-overdue return to reviewing albums.



Not sure if I mentioned this already or not, but there’s a new feature here at STARTLING MONIKER. To the right of this text, you’ll see a column called “categories.” Clicking on any of these brings up similar entries I have posted at STARTLING MONIKER, so feel free to explore this a little. It’s a good way to catch up on posts you may have missed.

Praew Jik is currently tearing my listeners a new one, with the album “Ignore(ance)”– this is some tremendous work. When noise works, it’s nothing short of amazing.

I’m having a bitch of a time with the formatting on this entry. For some reason, my paragraphs want to stick together, and its driving me nuts. I’m playing from Andrew Chadwick’s “Magnetic Personality” right now, which doesn’t seem to be his strongest recording. It’s just a bit too fractured to hang together, so I think I’m going to have to play something else for now. Sometimes, what sounds alright at home doesn’t end up playing as well during a radio show– obviously, your results may vary.

I’m really enjoying this new Bob Marsh disc, “Viovox,” from Public Eyesore. I’ll have a more thorough review later, but for now, I’m recommending it. This kind of reminds me of the Dr. Bob stuff, but not nearly as sinister. Who slipped the Doctor antidepressants?

I’m now playing SIECOX, from the album “Noisy Folks.” I actually wanted to play from “Flutter: Embodiments,” but I neglected to bring my good copy. My original has some skips, which I’m pretty sure EAC was able to overlook while making a nice rip of it– but I still have to actually bring it with me if I want to play it! Apparently, I’m still waiting for the day when all my music fits on some sort of glowing crystal.

Naked Mall Rats — There Must Be Somewhere
Naked Mall Rats — I just Wanna Pwn You
RST — Lords of Space
Sabrina Siegel — G(fill in your name)d’s Music
Maurizio Bianchi — Sretsulkyz
Son of Gunnar, Ton of Shel — In Circulation
Druids of Huge — Ergotism
Praew Jik — Bleached Deluge in Negative
Praew Jik — First Movement
Praew Jik — Space in Light to Wire of Relative Bone
Praew Jik — Exploitation of a People
Aaron Martin & Machinefabriek — Cello Drowning
Tom Nunn — Skatchmat
Tom Nunn — Cross Rods/6
Andrew Chadwick — Magnetic Personality
Bob Marsh — Over Time You’ll See
Bob Marsh — A Walk in the Park
Bob Marsh — Forest for the Trees
SIECOX — Noisy Folks no.1
SIECOX — Noisy Folks no.2
SIECOX — Noisy Folks no.3
David Morneau — bsym5.1
David Morneau — OTC 1
David Morneau — Here, I’ll Play it Again
David Morneau — Cadence
David Morneau — Recovering no.1
David Morneau — Retreat
David Morneau — Harbor Bells
David Morneau — Leading
David Morneau — Toss Me a Carrot
David Morneau — Oh
David Morneau — Recovering no.2
David Morneau — msym2.1
David Morneau — Hare Christna
David Morneau — Introspect
David Morneau — Birds and Whales