Sunday, November 16, 2014

Darren Heroux: The Frozen Menace

A film from the great wave of ice cream hysteria that swept over the country in the 1950's.


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Phillip Bimstein: Garland Hirschi's Cows, part 1

(2:42)  A little bit about his cows (uh-huh).


Sunday, November 2, 2014

CutUpSound: Scrams

...short for "scrambled soundtrack".  Won't be on a CD.  They're all one-minute long or so, made from kid's afternoon cartoon shows.

Scram 1
Scram 2
Scram 3
Scram 4
Scram 5
Scram 6
Scram 7
Scram 8
Scram 9

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Halloween Special: Game Faces

Couple interesting technical glitches from the world of gaming.

Last year, Rome 2: Total War inadvertently turned its characters into zombie soldiers of the ancient world:

But this year, NBA 2K15 has an option for adding your own face to the game that's actually a pretty amazing bug.  I think I see some avatars in here:


Fred Waring, et al: Little Orley stories

A couple of standouts from the wave of kid's records that accompanied the Baby Boom.

Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians had a radio program.  The bass player, Hugh Brannum (pictured), turned out to be a gifted storyteller, whose tales of a little boy named Orley-- accompanied by orchestra and sound effects-- became a popular feature on the program (and are still available today).

Our first piece this afternoon, Little Orley and the Bubblegum (3:08) is worth some study, for the way it combines story, orchestra and sound effects into a pretty compelling vignette-- it'd be an amazing bit to do live.

The second is a seasonal offering for Halloween, Little Orley and the Haunted House (3:19).

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Steve Fisk: Terrible Weapons

(5:18) From his anthology Over and Thru the Night.  The sinister weirdness of the Bush Reagan presidency.


Sunday, October 12, 2014

CutUpSound: The Gush-Bore Debate

(14:20) Here's a bit on the 2000 Presidential Debates which never made it onto CD, and isn't likely to now.

It has been posted on this site before.  But back then, I'd rotate bits off after three months or so.  These days, I'm leaving everything on for the foreseeable future, so this is probably here to stay-- everything either goes to Bandcamp or here.  (And maybe I can add a site index one of these days.)

The Gush-Bore Debate