Albinoni: Sonata in A, Op. 6/11 - 1. Grave
Albinoni: Sonata in A, Op. 6/11 - 1. Grave Jul 30
The first time the name Tomaso Albinoni made an impression on me was sometime mid-high school, when I'd both seen for the first time the film Galipoli and had come by an album on which my trumpet teacher at the time played, called "Movies Go Baroque." In ...
Intimations of Humanity
Intimations of Humanity Jul 23
-> perform method ThumbNail(sun-and-clouds.jpg)
...and again it begins, SUDO the cruel
Let us make foo in our image and likeness
...while /user/desktop/mythology.pdf open
-> query findUnion (sun-and-clou...
To Everything Under Directory
To Everything Under Directory Jul 22
To every line there is a reason, and a cost to every callback under directory:
A time to instantiate, and a time to die;
A time to declare, and a time to quiet;
A time to set, and a time to unset that which is setted;
A time to startup, and a time to ...
The Fourteenth Factor
The Fourteenth Factor Jul 21
Let you be a person.
You are a person, you have a body.
If you are a person and you have a body, you have a name.
You have a secret.
You know your name. You know your secret.
Put your secret in and get out your better secrets.
But your body is ...
Diskette Number 1
Diskette Number 1 May 24
During a trip to California a couple weeks back, I finally got around to ducking into my parents' attic for the few remaining bins of Historical Mark Crap. I get the feeling that my parents are not alone in having to be Public Storage to the offspring's s...
Unboxing: The Loudness
Unboxing: The Loudness Mar 31
Hello world. This is an unboxing of the novel _The Loudness_ by Nick Courage. It's a punk rock novel. About a boy who has no heart.
Adagio for Strings (for Trumpet)
Adagio for Strings (for Trumpet) Jan 6
In the late winter of 2014 we traveled to the Northern Midwest, as Emily (my partner) had family there. We ate haggis and drank raspberry wine and sat beside duralog hearth fires and in the midst of it all I found myself run-in with a fin de siecle cornet...
Solar Cooker Sep 23
One of the perks of working from home, in Tucson, is that most days I can have a hot lunch. Cooked in a solar oven.
The principle is simple: focus sunlight on a pot (preferably black, and shallow) wrapped in a transparent heat envelope...
Pallet Couch Sep 21
Ever hear the one about the pallets, coffee sacks, and leftover foam cubes who walk into a Tucson house? In case you haven't, this is what happened.
We found 5 used pallets at Amado Feed and Pet Supply (off an ad on Craigslist) for $1 each...
Dear Singularity Sep 5
Because I thought, Hey, you'll be reading this,
By 2050 or whatever Hawking said,
After you've defeated all the humans and whatnot,
And because you'll have all this data
--posts, tweets, porn--
And you'll run your megamind analytics on what humani...
Greyhound Lure, Protagonist
Greyhound Lure, Protagonist Feb 27
Of course the question everyone ALWAYS asks me about this one, (see five, four, and three, and two), is but What do you Mean with the Title?.
Bad question. Don't focus on the title. It's not aesthetic in the least. It's like, more or less, anti-aesthet...
Bedford to Graham
Bedford to Graham Feb 19
This one (fourth in a lockstep line of song offals in the month of February, listen to one, two, and three) gets its name from two stops along the L line in Brooklyn.
Listen to it. Bedford to Graham.
Here's how it works: the lyrics are from Shakespe...
An Tamsi Ni Aldrick
An Tamsi Ni Aldrick Feb 16
...because they, whomever they may be, seem inclined to dub Austin the Live Music Capitol of the United States of A -- though I'd wager my raccoon coat that them in New Orleans or Seattle or Memphis might dispute it (but that is neither here nor there), I...
Reposado Feb 15
Colophon slash telegram: February 2014. Resolution #4: Write and record 30 minutes' worth of original music. Stop.
Offertory number Two (see one) is Reposado, a Tejano/Tex-Mex styling, featuring a grossly underappreciated instrument, the melodica (thanks...
The Shift Geologic
The Shift Geologic Feb 14
A few fetid Februaries ago (2010), at a time in my life when I was shacking up in a one-room schoolhouse nestled in snowy Taos, New Mexico and writing my [first] novel, 1337, I took up a challenge from a courageous friend: record 30 minutes' or 10 tracks'...
Charlie Kind. 8. Kamala
Charlie Kind. 8. Kamala Nov 9
Long into the night, performer after performer took center stage. There was a woman with a well-memorized one act segment about a bar fight in a Scottish pub twenty years ago, presumpt...
Charlie Kind. 7. With the Childlike People
Charlie Kind. 7. With the Childlike People Nov 9
The stage, its floor and walls matte black, scuffs here and there and leftover bits of reflective tape, a harsh spotlight illuminating the lonely microphone stand through a hazy mist o...
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Charlie Kind. 6. Awakening Nov 6
For a long time Charlie wandered through the grove on the far side of the rail yard, absorbed in his own thoughts. He marveled at how in his short life the things that he felt mattered...