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Sunday, August 2, 2015

CutUpSound: MacArthur vs the Flying Saucers

(6:01)  What if General Douglas MacArthur has used the occasion of his 1962 farewell speech to warn us of an impending war with an intergalactic civilization?  It might have gone something like this here link...

Friday, July 31, 2015

Mario Wienerroither: Speechless Speech / BARACK OBAMA (& DIY Obama statue)

There's the statue.  It's something I found on the internet-- no relation to today's artist.

The plans for it are below.  Print them on the type and size of paper you want; 8.5 x 11 produces a statue about 2.5 inches tall.

For the video-- I'll have to issue an extreme silliness warning.  My sides were hurting.

link to YouTube

Mario's got a good eye for clips.


Sunday, July 26, 2015

Don Joyce: Play It Again

A piece from 1987.  Inadvertently appropriate, I guess.  (But indeed, where are we without appropriating inadvertance?)

Play It Again (1:49), great example of simple and quick, taking an anonymous PSA from who knows when, and making it a commentary on obsession.

It was collected from Radio Lost and Found, last Thurs, which has lots of other stuff, an alternate version of Guns, a Negativland show recorded in Portland in 1991, etc.

Thanks, JA.  And Rich.

UPDATE 7/30/15:  I forgot the "for further" link.  This track and others like it can be found here.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

CutUpSound: GB97 & The Action Signal Tape

Here's a couple collages that didn't make it to either of the anthologies on Bandcamp.  They were in rotation on this site a few years ago.  Both were created from random clips drawn from diverse sources.

The source clips on GB97 (4:21) were originally recorded from TV by me, dumped into the editor and selected/ clipped fresh from the start.

The ones on The Action Signal Tape (4:14) were all clipped from an anthology of cheesy movies; pre-collected weirdness, that I didn't have to look for.  Time-saving idea.  Collections of trailers might be the most fertile source.








No, not that kind of trailer.










Like that.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Daniel Steven Crafts: Snake Oil Symphony, part 2 of 7


(2:50) An excerpt from his 1978 piece, when it was still called "found sound" with quotation marks.

Link

And more on his site.  His opera "Too Much Coffee Man" will be performed in Berkeley CA this coming Sept.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The Stock Photobomber

This guy photoshops himself into photobombing stock photos.  As phollows:

Interesting idea.  Virtue of simplicity.  Takes a little craft and care-- matching the originals, and finding them in the first place...
And the before and after shots are part of it, to heighten the unexpected juxtaposition that's at the heart of good cutup...
That tragic look and the beer.  These are inspired.
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Sunday, July 5, 2015