Friday, February 17, 2023

Monday, October 17, 2022

Audio in Video

 Hello Folks!

Attrib: Daffy Duck in Hollywood


Audience reaction:

Attrib: The Ghost and Mr Chicken

Friday, April 1, 2022

Pictures this week

Unlike computers, analog forms of entertainment continue to function when defective.  And as you can see from our banner up there, Technical Difficulties on broadcasts I saw in childhood is one of the psychic drivers of this art.  Even then, I think I appreciated Burrough's idea about how easily control can be broken in the distribution.  One bad servo, and the President has egg on his face.  

Today's post comes from the world of early television.  It was a glitchy mess, with all those dusty little analog switches and sliders, and the Gremlins were a busy bunch.  All of these screens were capped during a transition of some sort, and may only now be appreciated thanks to digital reproductions.  Portions of today's post have been broadcast in other time streams.

Ok, actually, the third one is a cross-fade, not a dusty switch.  But those could be weird too.  Here's a Robert Williams wet dream, courtesy of Mr Ed:

I guess I should start a page for these things.

In the audio realm, "A deep silence prevails on Mars".  Find out about Recordings of a Robot Miner...this week, In The News!

Friday, March 25, 2022

Science Fiction Trailers


A deconstruction of contemporary trailers.


Friday, March 11, 2022

Air Pirates of the 21st Century (single)


This is the first 7 minutes of a longer piece found in the podcasts section of this website.  It was created from underground radio broadcasts on the Internet Archive.  

Air Pirates

Friday, March 4, 2022

Hot Minute: Brainiac Kicked Our Butts!

Introducing "Hot Minutes", 60 seconds of crazed audio when you're on the go!

Brainiac Kicked Our Butts!

I once made a series of one-minute bits, using the surprisingly percussive soundtracks of mid-1990's kids cartoon shows.  (Which were at the top of the form, back then, in terms of orchestrated mayhem.  Especially the commercials.)  The contents of today's mix were found on one of the backup tapes I didn't get to.  

It seems to be worthwhile to make one-minute bits a special class--  so when you see "Hot Minute" in the posts, you know it'll be quick n' tasty!

Friday, February 11, 2022

lab fragment_Booking Talks


This one is a brief clip of what I was working on when the deadline rolled around today.  It's an example of found sound, reworked from a old Talking Books cassette. It's so short because there wasn't enough time to flesh out this week's submission. 

Talking Books seems like a promising source, and there will probably be more extensive play with it in the near future.

lab work_Booking Talks