Friday, December 24, 2021

Black Friday


Here's a bit I did a decade ago, with a seasonal twist. 

Friday, December 17, 2021

Music From Numbers Stations


Back in the Cold War days, there was a profusion of mysterious radio stations working the spy trade.  They featured anonymous voices, reciting strings of numbers (thus, their name), the purpose of which remains a mystery to this day.  

Occasionally (because, I guess, they were radio stations), they'd also play music, usually something also anonymous, and repetitious.  (When I was a kid, learning the magic of radio, my dad's short wave had a station playing the opening bars of the Star Spangled Banner, over and over.  Now that I think of it, that might have been a numbers station.)  (Or else, the record was just stuck.) 

The phenomenal Internet Archive has a selection of these stations.  I went into that scary shortwave world and collected a brief pastiche of weird music (intentional or not.) 


Saturday, December 11, 2021

That Little Crank



Here's the first new audio in a while.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Get Smart cutup artifact


The computer burped, and this happened.  

...or it was only the 60's, still screwing with our minds.

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Jimi Hendix birthday, Nov 27


Jimi Hendrix, with Johnny Winter on slide guitar.

Things I Used To Do

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Lennon Night mix: "Pieces of Eight"


This audio collage was included in a John Lennon Birthday streamcast I did a few years ago, when internet radio was on the site.  It's entitled "Pieces of Eight".  As I recall, the title comes from the fact that it was made from 8 different hunks of radio collage, carved from various Outside World radio programs commemorating Mr Legthorn on his natal day. 


Sunday, June 6, 2021

I think it's time to move

This site has been on Blogger since 2008.  I've been trying to set up a post for 45 minutes and it's just not working.  Maybe it's not flexible enough for what I want to do.  Plus, there's an ad in there, which I don't get anything from.  
I haven't posted much since last year.  Trying to start it up now.  Might be a good idea to move on, altogether.
"Might be a good idea to move on."


Saturday, May 22, 2021

"Stavební Zákon Pod Palbou" (Building Code Under Fire)


An inexplicable frame from an otherwise normal print of "I Married a Witch" (1942). It's in Czech.  
"Late News Flashes" is there, but (unfortunately) "Building Code Under Fire" is not.  
This is also the oldest example I've seen of headlines made up with that "eagle" masthead, which was used well into the days of Television.  For more info, see our collection.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

"I am not a cat!"

 Tech-assisted cut-up, the Zoom Variation.