Saturday, November 23, 2002


New Confirmation. 12th Nov 2002.
Message from ATP:
We are proud and very happy to announce that The Magic Band have reformed and will be appearing at the UK ATP in April at Camber Sands. The band who have not played for over 20 years are reuniting to perform at ATP and a London show at Shepherds Bush Empire in April 2003. The line will feature Magic Band members Mark 'Rockette Morton' Boston on bass, John 'Drumbo' French on drums, Gary 'Mantis' Lucas on guitar and Denny 'Feelers Reebo' Walley on guitar. They will perform selected works of Captain Beefheart from classic albums such as Trout Mask Replica, Lick My Decals Off, Baby and Safe as Milk. For those unexposed to their genius, these shows will be a rare chance to experience the wildly influential and seminal group first

Please note that Captain Beefheart himself retired from music 20 years ago and will not be performing at these shows so don't even go there!

ATP UK 2003.
4th - 6th April.
Curated by Autechre.
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posted by Claus Eggers , 6:19 PM Þ 

posted by Irdial , 1:10 PM Þ 

dude, you just ejaculated all over blogdial! Gyah!
posted by Barrie , 3:58 AM Þ 


posted by Claus Eggers , 3:54 AM Þ 

in the liner notes for the new godspeed you! black emperor album:

"though godspeed is guilty of profiting from hateful chain-store sales, we encourage you to avoid giving money to predatory retailers and superstores"
"&hope still, a little resistance always maybe stubborntiny lights vs. clustering darkness foreverok?"
posted by Barrie , 1:07 AM Þ 
Friday, November 22, 2002

posted by captain davros , 8:03 PM Þ 


Record industry attempts to stop the swapping of pop music on online networks such as Kazaa will never work.

So says a research paper prepared by computer scientists working for software giant Microsoft.

The four researchers believe that the steady spread of file-swapping systems and improvements in their organisation will eventually make them impossible to shut down.

They also conclude that the gradual spread of CD and DVD burners will help thwart any attempts to control what the public can do with the music they buy.

Doomed disks

The paper was prepared for a workshop on Digital Rights Management, (DRM), at the US Association for Computing Machinery's annual conference on Computer and Communications Security.

Digital Rights Management describes attempts to stop people copying music from CDs and sharing the tracks via peer-to-peer networks such as Kazaa and Madster.

To stop this piracy some music makers are starting to produce CDs that will not play on computers.

Websites such as the Campaign for Digital Rights are documenting which CDs will and will not play on home computers.

The music industry as a whole is also using the courts to shut down file-swapping systems and so far has enjoyed some successes.

Alicia Keys, AP
CDs by artists such as Alicia Keys are copy protected
But Peter Biddle, Paul England, Marcus Peinado and Bryan Willman write that ultimately these attempts at control will fail.

The success that the music industry has had in stopping file-swapping on systems such as Napster was due entirely to the fact that many of them rely on a few people to provide most of the material being swapped.

By targeting these super-swappers the record industry could severely restrict how much music is available to the majority of members who take without sharing.

The researchers point out that the growth of consumer broadband and cheap data storage will mean the numbers of people willing to swap is growing and will soon outstrip attempts to shut them down.

The growth of instant messaging systems will also contribute to this gradual loss of control.

The rising numbers of recordable CD and DVD drives are also making it much easier for consumers to create their own music compilations and share them with friends which could also stymie anti-piracy work.

Price fix

The paper also pointed out the technical flaws in DRM systems and said that, so far, all of them have been defeated.

In one case the CD protection system designed to stop people playing the disks on a computer was foiled by using a marker pen to cover the outer ring of a disk.

The authors reserve strongest criticism for watermarking systems which put invisible markers in music that stops tracks being passed around and shared.

But the "severe" commercial and social problems inherent in such schemes plus their technical shortcomings mean that they are "doomed to failure", warn the authors.

The paper's researchers emphasise that it represents their opinions rather than those of Microsoft, but their conclusions are likely to make uncomfortable reading for music industry executives.

In essence, say the researchers, file-swapping systems have already won. The only way for music companies to compete is on the same terms by making music easy to get hold of and cheap to buy.

Evidence gathered by critics of the music industry has shown that CD prices have steadily risen over the past few years and may have contributed to the slump in sales as much as the rise of file-swapping systems.

In late September five music companies and three music retailers were fined more than $143million after being found guilty of fixing CD prices too high.

So says the BBC
posted by Irdial , 7:27 PM Þ 

You scored 90 out of 100 possible points -- 90%.
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posted by Claus Eggers , 6:49 PM Þ 

posted by Irdial , 6:20 PM Þ 

wow, about ten minutes into that radio show, the seal sounds are otherworldly, akin only to the sounds of suffereing men.
posted by Josh Carr , 5:21 PM Þ 

You can listen to some of those Daniel Quinn Antarctica field recordings on this radio show, which just happens to be Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel Fame. I wish I could stay awake to hear his show on the radio, but it is on from 3-6 AM. Perfect hours to listen to this stuff, but scheduled as sleep time for me. Alas, the wonders of archived radio on WFMU!
posted by Josh Carr , 5:09 PM Þ 

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posted by Irdial , 1:47 PM Þ 

wish me luck, I'm throwing my first party alone with 6 dj's, loads of techno and house, some of copenhagens finest... What are dreams made of? I never know if I should analyse them or just forget them....
posted by Alison , 10:19 AM Þ 

Its almost impossible to know about B12, Black Dog, and the other guys without knowing about us, and after all, its a database....its interesting.

i had a dream last night ( i think it was last night, i hadn't slept for a day or so, and now i can't remember which order things happened in) about irdial. i met akin, and we talked for ages about insync (who was akin, which is weird and wrong as it should be lee purves (i think?)) and recording onto tape, and stuff and about conet and beautyon and aqua regia... i think i was taling out of my arse though lots and akin lost interest in me, or something. anyway, very weird...
posted by alex_tea , 10:05 AM Þ 

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posted by Irdial , 8:56 AM Þ 

The Lifeboat Project is interesting:

This is clearly wrong:

"The Fermi Paradox refers to the question mark that hovers over the data point that we have seen no signs of extraterrestrial life. This tells us that it is not the case that life evolves on a significant fraction of Earth-like planets and proceeds to develop advanced technology, using it to colonize the universe in ways that would have been detected with our current instrumentation. There must be (at least) one Great Filter — an evolutionary step that is extremely improbable — somewhere on the line between Earth-like planet and colonizing-in-detectable-ways civilization. If the Great Filter isn't in our past, we must fear it in our (near) future. Maybe nearly every civilization that develops a certain level of technology causes its own extinction."

This is correct:
"'Plants' with 'leaves' no more efficient than today's solar cells could out-compete real plants, crowding the biosphere with an inedible foliage. Tough omnivorous 'bacteria' could out-compete real bacteria: They could spread like blowing pollen, replicate swiftly, and reduce the biosphere to dust in a matter of days. Dangerous replicators could easily be too tough, small, and rapidly spreading to stop - at least if we make no preparation. We have trouble enough controlling viruses and fruit flies.

Among the cognoscenti of nanotechnology, this threat has become known as the 'gray goo problem.' Though masses of uncontrolled replicators need not be gray or gooey, the term 'gray goo' emphasizes that replicators able to obliterate life might be less inspiring than a single species of crabgrass. They might be superior in an evolutionary sense, but this need not make them valuable.

The gray goo threat makes one thing perfectly clear: We cannot afford certain kinds of accidents with replicating assemblers.

Gray goo would surely be a depressing ending to our human adventure on Earth, far worse than mere fire or ice, and one that could stem from a simple laboratory accident."

The rest is frightening/fascinating. Man without Earth is a hard thing to accept, and for certain, there will be some that say that there is no "true Man" without Earth.

Ive said it before, these experimenters must be stopped. There are at best, a few thousand people with the ability to destroy everything permanently. Better that they be "prohibited" rather than everything be destroyed.

The idea that a modified plant could spread and out compete every other living plant is not hard to imagine, even for the lowest dullard. Still, modified plants are released into the wild week after week. It is nothing less than criminal negligence.

Prohibition might not be enough:

"Biotechnology is advancing rapidly, and by 2020 there will be thousands — even millions — of people with the capability to cause a catastrophic biological disaster. My concern is not only organized terrorist groups, but individual weirdos with the mindset of the people who now design computer viruses. Even if all nations impose effective regulations on potentially dangerous technologies, the chance of an active enforcement seems to me as small as in the case of the drug laws."

And so we must stop developing the tools before we reach this point. This is doable, because the people making the tools are numbered in the tens.
posted by Irdial , 8:17 AM Þ 
Thursday, November 21, 2002

Dick Higgins: Yellow Piece, 12/13/63

When you finish reading this, stop performing this piece.

posted by Claus Eggers , 10:24 PM Þ 

Jorn said:

"ALL WORKS of art are objects and should be treated as such, but these objects are not ends in themselves: They are tools with which to influence spectators. The artistic object, despite its seemingly objectlike character, therefore presents itself as a link between two subject, the creating and provoking subject on the one hand, and the receiving subject on the other. The latter does not perceive the work of art as a pure object, but as the sign of a human presence."

Détourned Painting (Asger Jorn)
posted by Claus Eggers , 10:04 PM Þ 

Situationist Manifesto

Situationist Manifesto, June 1960
posted by Claus Eggers , 10:03 PM Þ 
posted by Claus Eggers , 9:54 PM Þ 

"To make people free is the aim of art, therefore art for me is the science of freedom."
-Joseph Beuys
posted by Irdial , 8:25 PM Þ 

Hey, John Hyde is a cool guy - he made me an excellent CD with all the ting, right back to '79 and Skank Bloc Bologna, and I really must hunt through my filing cabinet full of NME, Sounds and Melody Makers (86-92) like I promised and get him the scritti article that I know is in there.

I ruined my chances of getting to sleep last night by playing my copy of "A Secret Wish" by Propaganda at titty-frying volume (in headphones) last night just before going to bed. I was all excited and filled with that smearing of the heart that only ungraspable sonics can give you! That's a study in music and emotion for you Alison!
posted by captain davros , 5:58 PM Þ 

One for the dav:
posted by Irdial , 5:20 PM Þ 
posted by captain davros , 4:28 PM Þ 

posted by captain davros , 4:26 PM Þ 

posted by captain davros , 4:18 PM Þ 

posted by Irdial , 1:02 PM Þ 

posted by Irdial , 12:23 PM Þ 

and what could you expect?

Its almost impossible to know about B12, Black Dog, and the other guys without knowing about us, and after all, its a database....its interesting.
posted by Irdial , 11:20 AM Þ 

From Tigershushi:


I did the same search - and what could you expect? Few people know about irdial, but the people that does; speaks of it with sparkling stars in their eyes
By the way: Funny coincidence mr tea
I like the graphics at tigersushi - it is cute, in a cool way
posted by Alison , 10:42 AM Þ 


(Alafia Pudim)

Selfish desires are burning like fires among those who horde the gold,
As they continue to keep the people asleep and the truth from being told.

Racism and greed keep the people in need from getting what's rightfully theirs,
Cheating, Stealing and Double Dealing as they exploit the people's fears.

Now Dow Jones owns the people's homes and all the surrounding land,
buying and selling their humble dwelling in the name of the master plan.

Cause paper money is like a bee without honey with no stinger to back him up,
And those who stole people's gold are definitely corrupt.

Credit Cards, Master Charge, Legacies of Wills,
Real Estate, Stocks and Bonds on coupons, paper bills.

Now the U.S. Mints on paper prints, millions every day,
and use the Eagle for their Symbol, 'cause it's a bird of prey.

Now the laurels of peace and the arrows of wars,
are clutched very tightly in the eagle's claws,
filled with greed and lust,
and on the back of the dollar bill is the words
"In God We Trust".

But the Dollar bill is their only God and they don't even trust each other;
and for a few dollars more they'd start a war to exploit some brother's mother.

Then there's the Pyramid that stands by itself,
created by Black people's knowledge and wealth,
and over the Pyramid hands the Devil's eye,
that stole from the truth and created the lie.

Now Annuit means an endless amount stolen over the years,
and Coeptis means a New Empire of Vampire millionaires,
and Novus is a latin word meaning something new,
and Ordo means a way of life chosen by a few.

Seclorum is a word that means to take from another,
knowledge, wisdom and understanding stolen from the brother.

Roman numerals on the base of the Pyramid's face tell the date they began to exist,
when they established this branch of hell in 1776.

Now they are thirteen layers of stone on the Pyramid alone an unfinished work of art
For 33 1/3 is how high as a Mason can go without falling apart.

Thirteen stars in the original flag, 13 demons from the Devil's bag!
13 berries and 13 leaves! 13 colonies of land grabbing thieves!
13 arrows in the Eagle's claws,
67 corporations wage the Devil's wars,
13 stripes on the Eagle's shield,
and these are the symbols on the U.S. Seal.

Now on the front of the Dollar Bill to the Right of Washington's head,
is a small seal in the shape of a wheel with a secret that's been left unsaid.

The symbols in the middle represent the riddle of the scales, the ruler and the key,
The Square rule is a symbol from the craft of Masonry.

The scales represent Libra, the balance of the seventh sign,
they also represent the just-us which you and I know is blind.

The key unlocks the mysteries of the secrets of the seal,
so that only the Govern-U-Men will know what they reveal.

The four words above from the last parts of, the secrets of the seal,
and tells how they fooled the people into thinking paper money was real.

Now Theasaur means the treasuries, where they store the gold they stole,
and Amer means to punish like the slaves they bought and sold.

Then Septent means seven, like 1776
when the thirteen devils gathered to unleash their bag of tricks.

Then Sigil means the images they've created to fool the world,
like the colors on old Glory the flag they unfurled.

Now Red's for the color of the Indian Man,
White's for the devils who stole the land,
Blue's for the eyes that hypnotized with the tricks and traps they've sprung
and even to this very same day they all speak with forked tongue.
And so the power's in the hands of the ruling classes,
playing God with the fate of all the masses,
so the people don't get any in the land of the plenty

"One Out Of Many" by The Last Poets
posted by Irdial , 10:22 AM Þ 


And some links
posted by Irdial , 10:11 AM Þ 

posted by Irdial , 10:03 AM Þ 
Wednesday, November 20, 2002
posted by Irdial , 10:10 PM Þ 

posted by Irdial , 8:15 PM Þ 

Shooting game, deliverance style!
posted by Irdial , 7:24 PM Þ 

that's really fucked up. i stumbled across tigersushi yesterday when trying to work out what the missing track form the track listing was on funkstorung's mix on d-i-r-t-y... (it was a radiohead track off kid a)... first time i've been there i think although i knew the name from somewhere... and now you post a link to it... uhh....
posted by alex_tea , 6:10 PM Þ 

"Unreal...but completely real."
A classic line, from "A"
posted by Irdial , 4:54 PM Þ 


Please (!) do NOT listen to internet music streams (radio stations) on work computers. Our internet lines pretty decent but they really can't handle the load of various people downloading or listening to music. The result is, at best, slow access for others trying to do their work. At worst, various business processes that rely on the lines working normally encounter problems.

packet-sniffing bastards. grrrrrrrrrr.
posted by mary13 , 4:49 PM Þ 

From Tigershushi:

posted by Irdial , 2:09 PM Þ 

"Gotta, gonna gonna"
“The thing you’ve gotta remember,” says Berryman, “is that even if you record to analog tape, it’s gonna get bumped to a CD anyway — it’s gonna get digitized at some point down the line.”

For their analog-to-digital conversion, Coldplay relies on Apogee and Prism audio interfaces. “We try to keep the conversion rate as high as possible, really, just to keep all the definition and clarity,” he explains.
posted by Irdial , 1:52 PM Þ 
posted by Alison , 12:56 PM Þ 

Alun, there is a tranquil Mac Shop on Kensington High Street:

Tasha Computers Ltd., 290 Kensington High Street, London, W14 8NZ 0171 602 9444
Old number obviously...

Peter Jones at Sloane Square (who will beat any price that you find for equipment)

then there is always:

Go for Peter Jones can have lunch there if you dont buy your Mac!
posted by Irdial , 10:21 AM Þ 

Please no more direct postings of flash movies! My computer is so old and so slow that I literally have to force-quit Mozilla to regain the operation of my computer.
I am listening to Acid Mothers Temple - Electric Heavyland. Fuck, this rocks. It's fucking heavy. Fuck.
posted by Barrie , 5:54 AM Þ 
Tuesday, November 19, 2002

i love joel veitch. his punk rock kittens are fantastic too.

i am enjoying last fm, it can stream here at work, and i am in heaven. does anyone know of other sites like this? right now, brian eno, dance #1, i think its in time with the rain outside... it is pouring rain here. for two weeks now. i almost drown coming to work this morning. thanks for all of your words lately, i have been busy (finding a new house, top floor!, new car, never had one before) in the soup so to speak.
posted by mary13 , 10:00 PM Þ 

Is this for real? If it is... wow.
posted by Josh Carr , 8:32 PM Þ 

How do I krack the Logic Plat 5.3.0 (OS X)?
posted by Claus Eggers , 8:21 PM Þ 

Pussy is my Destiny

posted by Claus Eggers , 8:03 PM Þ

Just in case there was any doubt, this will dispell it completely. Gangsta Rap is the direct relation of the earliest blues. Awesome.
posted by Irdial , 7:20 PM Þ 

Gosh, this is so much fun. Especially while listening to Fennesz or Pita or other clickity clackety pings bleeps and pangs.
posted by Josh Carr , 6:21 PM Þ 

Still ill.
Listening to Nina Simone, Dublab, Ben Folds Five, Wilco, West Side Story soundtrack, Johnny Cash, Massive Attack, Beethoven, KLF (Its grim up north... ), Kraftwerk, Dionne Warwick (Bacarach and David stuff....Music That Gels®) and others.

MUST buy a computer for home soon. Current fave is dual 887MHz PPC G4.... but 2000 of my english pounds (inc. LCD monitor) is well over a months salary. Is it worth it? Are there better options? Tottenham Court Road is like a middle eastern kasbah for computer nerds, and its the Real Hard Sell®. I almost expect to be offered sweet mint tea every time I wander inside a shop. And every souting expedition makes me more confused. All advice gratefully assessed.

Pathé News!

Don't feel up to posting hard. Which is why this is posted gently.
Am reading Cryptonomicon (Neil Stephenson). Very informative. Very long. Lots about Turing. A Virtual Turing Machine.
posted by Alun , 4:46 PM Þ 

OK then, Korea it is. Soeul Power. oh, sorry...

Claus: Jaguar definitely is a step towards a fully operating system, don't you think? And that URL was broken cos I don't have apache set up right*, there's supposed to be a / at the end. And my machine has to be on...

What about now?

*which module do i have to turn on, and is there anything else i need to do to set it up to get apache to accept directory names without a trailing slash? and how does the mod_speling work? do you just turn them on? shall i just try it?
posted by alex_tea , 4:28 PM Þ 

Miracle workers
Jack Schofield
The Guardian, 17/10/02

Not many people would have bet on South Korea becoming he world's leading nation for broadband internet use, but it is. Comparisons with the UK are embarrassing.

Some 67% of Korean households now have broadband: the UK figure is about 4%. What's more, their broadband is better than ours. Koreans typically get 2Mbps connections, which are four times faster than BT Openworld's standard
512kbps. Korea's "pro" service is 16 times faster than that...,7496,813459,00.html
posted by Irdial , 2:21 PM Þ 

... While you live, you must do. Its pointless to stand with something in your hands and ponder it when you should simply do it, especially if its a doable thing, like eating a lollypop. How STUPID people are to stand gazing at it saying, "I wonder what this tastes like?"

Lick it®.

Thank you for the answer, it is (always) a pleasure reading them! Besides that - do you have more articles on how music effects the emotions - any links maybe? I have been searching a little on that issue, but only in medical databases - with no fulfilling answers. Do you have more?
posted by Alison , 10:50 AM Þ 

Caplan stands firm against ID cards
Monday, November 18, 2002

OTTAWA -- Canadians don't need national identification cards, Revenue
Minister Elinor Caplan says, flatly rejecting an idea being floated by one
of her cabinet colleagues...
posted by Irdial , 9:32 AM Þ 

D*I*R*T*Y has PAUL LANSKY! I've been meaning to nab some of his work for a while... he totally rules.

The notion of " sound-givers able to promulgate and share sounds " is very important for you. Do you think that web sites that permit to download mp3 files (despite of the illegal aspect) create some good sound-givers ?
Absolutely. I loved Napster and thought that it was one of the healthiest and best things to happen to music in a long time. It enable many people to become sound-givers, to acquaint more people with a wider variety of music and allow more people's music to be heard. My feeling was that in the long run, the health of our music would compensate for the loss in income, and that more people would be buying and creating CDs because of it. I may be wrong, but that's how I felt. I only used Napster for a few months, but in that time I learned a lot of new music.

I got another speeding ticket today... kick me in the pants, please. I thought I was going the speed limit, but apparently I was in an unmarked school zone. Uhhhh. It'd be real cool if the fines were differentiated to people's incomes... my $100 dollar fine would be just what a CEO of an oil company would get. Why should an art student with no income get hit with the same amount? Where's the deterrent? This is ridiculous!
The crunch is on. I'm becoming unable to do all my schoolwork... trouble looms.
posted by Barrie , 7:22 AM Þ 

loads of stuff @
posted by Claus Eggers , 12:18 AM Þ
I love OS X as well, even tough it most definitely still is BETA.

Alex your URL: contains no data...
posted by Claus Eggers , 12:04 AM Þ 
Monday, November 18, 2002

i love os x. i can't wait to upgrade to jaguar. it's so much nicer. why am i waiting? i need to back stuff up, i want a clean install. i want to get a huge (160gb - never big enough) hard disk, so i am waiting for my student loan. irresponsible? me?

anyway, here's why i love os x:


My computer's sysinfo

posted by alex_tea , 9:53 PM Þ 

posted by Claus Eggers , 9:42 PM Þ 

> Also - ive had realy short notice for this , but ive got to deliver a
> three hour seminar for contextual studies at work - as its something i
> think about quite a bit i thought i'd discuss how music / sounds effects
> our emotions ,how does music conjour up different visual images in our
> imagination , how is this affected by the listeners experience's - im
> gonna use examples from old orchestral stuff up to modern electronic
> music, as well as sound effects from films/video games - but was just
> wondering if you'd ever written any thing in this area - im gathering
> lots of peoples thoughts on this , and any ideas you may have had would
> be greatly appreciated - it sounds like quite a lot but just any thing
> you may have posted on the blogdial site or written in the past .

The short version is this:
The way music affects humans is largely dependent on how their ears have been trained. The Gamelan sounds strange to us, but perfectly normal to the Balinese; this is a perfect example of how the ear and the emotional response of listeners is malleable, and not set at birth.

You can be trained to love any form of music. Merzbow is identical to Bach in this way, though arguably the range of emotions expressed by Merzbow is limited by the limited grammar of that particular music.

The western scale in music has great power precisely because its "alphabet" is huge, it has spread all over the world, and there are many different works written in this language from which comes a rich context for everyone to feed from, work with and against and draw from.

If there had been 14 notes instead of 12, the emotions expressed by western music may or may not have formed differently. Certainly, no less music would have been created.

Indian classical music is another example of a rich music coming from a completely different theoretical underpinning, which to the uneducated ear, sounds like "a bunch of notes all over the place" but which is in fact, an absolutely coherent and structured musical art form.
posted by Irdial , 4:11 PM Þ 

Ok everybody, ftp is fux0red at the server (where elese would it be?) ftpd is running (says top) but it keeps timing out.

Keep posting and hopefully it will come back shortly.

posted by Irdial , 2:20 PM Þ 


I never ask "why"

you're perspectivating - I am the one asking why? Guess you dont answer on why?'s either...

That question is actually "Why not 'why' ", which I do answer.

Quick answer for Americans:
Q: "Mr Owl, how many licks does it take to get to the center of a totsie pop?"

A: "Lets find out..."

Long answer for Non-Americans:
If I have something to do, I simply do it. I never debate with myself (or anyone else) from the frame of reference that starts with "why" it is always; "This is doable, do we have time?"

I have a particular dislike for the "Why Bother Brigade", of which there are many in the UK. While you live, you must do. Its pointless to stand with something in your hands and ponder it when you should simply do it, especially if its a doable thing, like eating a lollypop. How STUPID people are to stand gazing at it saying, "I wonder what this tastes like?"

Lick it®.
posted by Irdial , 12:46 PM Þ 
posted by Irdial , 12:37 PM Þ 


I never ask "why"

you're perspectivating - I am the one asking why? Guess you dont answer on why?'s either...
Put it another way, Beauty makes you feel like wanting to make music? I got that right? So your inspirations are only beauty? Never anything ugly?
What is your definition of beauty (If you would be kind at tell me)?
posted by Alison , 11:54 AM Þ 


"In the world of sound recordists, those specializing in natural sound form the smallest group. Among that tiny group, very few professionals stand out. And most of these will acknowledge in a heartbeat that of all the places in the world to record creature life, the Antarctic is the most problematical. Where animal life is the least dense on the planet and the weather is generally awful, this polar region provides a test that only the best recordists will survive physically, creatively, and technically. Doug Quin is one of the rare few who has mastered the elements, the equipment and the poetic sense it takes to generate the fine sound art represented here. The only way to hear the other-worldly voices of Weddell, leopard seals, and penguins underwater is with a hydrophone (underwater microphone). Previously, these creatures had been recorded many times. But it takes that special gift of creative imagination, combined with a knowledge of the technology to put together the multi-headed array of hydrophones that produced the stereo/surround events heard on this album. It didn't hurt that the weather gods smiled for Quin while on site. Just remember though, no one has used this type of stereo array in this manner before. And to create this kind of magic with natural sound takes time, enormous patience, perserverance, and a keen compositional sense to make lyrical the material heard on this album. Sounds from the Antarctic present the ultimate test."

-Bernie Krause

posted by Irdial , 10:23 AM Þ 
posted by Irdial , 10:20 AM Þ 

End the occupation

Already since 35 years the State of Israel occupies the Palestinian territories, although in a large number of resolutions the United Nations have unequivocally rejected this. This has had devastating consequences on both sides and leads to serious suffering for the entire Palestinian population.
It is not a matter of jews against non-jews, but of an expansionist policy of the State of Israel against the international legal order. Israel ignores the UN-resolutions concerning the occupation and structurally violates the international conventions to which an occupying nation is bound.

This violence only provokes more violence. To de-escalate the conflict and to prevent even more suffering on both sides from being inflicted, it is high time that the international community undertakes action and exerts pressure on Israel to bring the occupation to a close... Read more here...
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About the Irdial Interview in D*I*R*T*Y (like the page)
So extreme beauty (beautiful women?) is the cause of your music - why? how?
posted by Alison , 8:54 AM Þ
posted by Irdial , 6:59 AM Þ 

D*I*R*T*Y : this is good, but then you'd know that as there's an irdial interview.

akin:// have you done the a212 magazine cover yet?

i am listening to the ensemble remix right now. beautiful.
posted by alex_tea , 5:30 AM Þ 
Sunday, November 17, 2002
posted by Claus Eggers , 11:36 PM Þ 

notice how fusker shows up on the fuck weblog? ;)

I just went to my cousins sons baptism. Rock on. Got hella drunk.

An old pic of me & my cousins.
posted by Mikkel , 9:22 PM Þ 
posted by Irdial , 3:32 PM Þ 
posted by Irdial , 3:26 PM Þ 

on air tomorrow...

Akihiro Shimizu
"one hour as yagamania"

Alienlovers in Amagasaki featuring i.d. - The Ultra Zone _31.10.00 in Osaka Zokei Center
pheromonsterDISK - Pigmon Last Stand Vol.1 _11.01/02 in Osaka BEARS
Thirdorgan featuring Kazuya Ishigami - Noise May-Day 2002 _26.05.02 in Osaka BEARS

[all Live-Recordings]

broadcast time:
15.30 - 16.30 h (UK TIME)
14.30 - 15.30 h (CET)
others chk:
further info and both real media and mp3 streams :
posted by Ben , 1:35 PM Þ 

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